Thursday, July 21, 2011

Scharffen Berger Chocolate

In May I attended the BlogHer Food Conference in Atlanta, where Sharffen Berger was one of the sponsors. As you know, I consider chocolate it's own essential food group, so this news made me very happy. Can you ever have too much chocolate? Of course not.

In addition to the great chocolate bars they gave conference attendees (which didn't make it home) they offered us a discount on orders from their website. Always on the lookout for great allergen-free chocolate choices, I decided to try the bittersweet baking chunks. These are 70% cacao, and the ingredients are cacao beans, sugar, cacao butter, non-gmo soy lecithin, and whole vanilla beans.

Even with my family's soy allergies, we are okay with soy lecithin (a fat component of soy). Of course, if your doctor has advised you to avoid soy lecithin, these will be off-limits, and you'll be better off with Enjoy Life's new mega-chocolate chunks.

The first thing you will notice is that these are hunking chunks. I expected them to be larger than chocolate chips, but these chunks are enormous. Nevertheless, I tried them with a Bob's Red Mill Gluten-free brownie mix (with substitutions). The result was a very fudgy brownie:

Every chocolate has a unique taste, and this one is no exception. It definitely has a bittersweet bite to it. When you eat these you know you had chocolate. Yum!

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