I should do a blind taste test with white, red and black to see if I can pick the difference. With my eyes open, I found this to be denser and slightly crunchier than white or red. It is also less sweet than red, but a bit nuttier than white.
On the top, we have Loving Earth's raw sour cherry and acai dark chocolate. It had 62% cocoa, 10% cherries, and agave as a sweetener. I loved it. The sourness of the cherries was blissful against the slight sweetness of the chocolate, and the cherries themselves provided a texture contrast to the soft raw chocolate. At 45g, it represents very bad value for money, unless you count value in pleasure, and then it was worth every cent of the $5.95 it cost me.
On the bottom, we have Leone's absinthe dark chocolate. Those of you who follow me on Facebook may have seen my reference to this other week. It had 74% cocoa, quite a strong absinthe contribution, and "essences of aromatic herbs and plants". I have to confess I didn't really know what absinthe was when I bought this - basically, anything novel combined with chocolate will draw me in - so I was pleased to discover that it is aniseed based. I was less pleased with the strength of the flavour in this block, and am not sure I will buy it again. Alcohol and I aren't great friends even when the alcohol comes in chocolate form.
In my kitchen, there is coconut yoghurt!
In my kitchen, there is an embarrassing box of cereal.
I mean, really. The woman looks like she's having an experience starting with 'o' which I won't sully my blog statistics by mentioning, and the man just looks scary. However, the cereal has dried mango, pineapple, papaya, dates and banana chips, which pretty much makes it snack heaven.
In my kitchen, there are also some snack animals, or snackimals, in snickerdoodle flavour.
In my kitchen, there is harissa, a spice I have wanted to play with for some time.
What is happening in your kitchen this month?