Saturday, November 7, 2009

Review: Taza Stone Ground Organic Chocolate: Guajillo Chili




From Mommy I'm Hungry



Taza Chocolate is 100% USDA certified organic. The chocolate contains no artificial flavors, colorings or sweeteners. No pesticides or herbicides are utilized on the farm, and the fertilizer used contains no chemicals or animal byproducts. The chocolate is minimally processed. Taza use's authentic Mexican stone mills to grind the nibs for the chocolate which creates the signature texture and explosive flavor in every bite.

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Taza Stone Ground Organic Chocolate is revolutionizing the way we look at our favorite candy. In fact, lets call it food; with all of its nutritional benefits, Taza Chocolate is a far, far cry from a Mars Bars. Dark chocolate supplies the body with micro nutrients such as potassium, zinc, magnesium and iron. And laboratory tests of Taza Chocolate reveal it to have sky-high levels of antioxidants, more even than famed antioxidant foods like red wine, green tea, and blueberries. Antioxidants are known to slow the action of dangerous free radicals, the chemicals that damage cells and are thought to cause cancer and aging. Dark chocolate also contains anandamide, the so-called “bliss chemical.” Anandamide is believed to produce feelings of calm, anxiety relief, and the mitigation of pain.

Taza offers a variety of products ranging from chocolate bars ($6.50) to mexicana discs ($5.00) and can be found on their website for purchase.

I was sent a sample of 2 discs of Taza Organic Stone Ground Chocolate‏ Guajillo Chili flavor.

Guajillo Chili Chocolate Mexicano
Taza Guajillo Chili Chocolate Mexicano is made by hand in small batches from single source, sustainably grown cacao. To season this chocolate, we use a small amount of locally grown guajillo chili, a spice traditionally paired with cocoa in Mexico. Our Guajillo Chili Chocolate Mexicano has a rustic texture and powerful notes of citrus and smoke, with a slow-to-develop heat that's assertive but not overwhelming. 100% USDA certified organic.

Ingredients: organic roasted cacao beans, organic cane sugar, and organic guajillo chili powder. Gluten, Soy and Dairy free.



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I made some Mexican Hot Chocolate (Taza de Chocolate) with my disc. Typically in Mexico, a Molinillo Chocolate Whisk is used. A molinillo ("moh-lee-NEE-yo") is a slender wooden whisk used to create the signature tasty froth in Mexican chocolate drinks. But with mine, I heated up some milk and used my immersion blender to make a froth to top my Taza de Chocolate.


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The first sip of this Taza Guajillo Chili Chocolate Mexicano, I could immediately catch a hint of the spice in the back of my throat. I could also taste a slight bitterness from the dark chocolate, I like my chocolate a little sweeter. Overall I found this flavor a little over powering for me, but if you like a little spice in your hot chocolate, I say go for it! I would sure love to try some of the other flavors, such as Taza Salted Almond Chocolate Mexicano! I love chocolate and almonds together.

See this also mentioned here Guajillo Chili on Foodista


Thank you Taza Chocolate for sending us a free sample for this review! Stock images from Google.

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6 Lovely Comments:

ZarpandiT said...

mexican hot chocolate looks delicious! but there is not(taza) in Turkey :(((

Chrystina said...

OOOOOHHHHHHHH!!! Mexican chocolate. I am so going to order some! Thanks! It looks sweet!

camille said...

Hey, Taza is from right here - Somerville, MA, it's a suburb of Boston and the place where all our friends live, apparently. We were just there on Friday night for a chili party!

Alisa - Frugal foodie said...

Wow, this hot chocolate looks incredible. I must find some! I like mine dark chocolaty so it sounds perfect :)

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