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Review of Alter Eco Organic Dark Chocolate Quinoa Bar

Food Review: Alter Eco Organic Dark Chocolate Quinoa Bar

Quinoa in chocolate? Sounds a little bizarre, but if Nestlé Crunch was one of your favorties as a child, then you'll adore this grown-up and healthier take made by Alter Eco — Organic Dark Chocolate Nutty Toasted Quinoa Bar ($5). We're talking smooth, deep, luscious dark chocolate with delightful quinoa-rice crisps. It's vegan, GMO-free, soy-free, gluten-free, and certified organic. Not only that, but since it's made by Alter Eco, you know it's also fair-trade certified, which means you can feel good about "supporting farming families through fair prices, direct trade, community development, and environmental stewardship."

Made with 60 percent cocoa, this dark chocolate bar has an amazingly rich and robust dark chocolate flavor. I was really blown away by how sweet, creamy, and mouthwatering it was. I also loved the texture of the crispy quinoa. Honestly, this chocolate is up there in flavor with expensive chocolates I've tried, and due to its deep, dark flavor, after a few squares, your chocolate cravings will be satisfied. I'll definitely be buying this again, as it's my new go-to chocolaty treat.

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Serving Size 5 squares (half the bar) 2 squares (1/5 of the bar)
Calories 220 88
Total Fat 15 g 6 g
Saturated Fat 9 g 3.6 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 mg
Sodium 2 mg 0.8 mg
Carbs 22 g 8.8 g
Fiber 3 g 1.2 g
Sugars 20 g 8 g
Protein 2 g 0.8 g

Ingredients: Cocoa beans, raw cane sugar, cocoa butter, quinoa-rice crisps, vanilla beans

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Nancy-Einhart Nancy-Einhart 2 years
I am not usually crazy about dark chocolate, but this bar was delectable. I loved the additional of quinoa.
christinaorso christinaorso 2 years
this bar is awesome!
Thermy Thermy 5 years
Thanks so much Autumns_Elegy! I'll definitely try out Oxfam, even just for the quinoa! It's soooo expensive from the supermarkets.
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 5 years
Thermy, check out Oxfam shops, they stock Alter-Eco products, and usually have a wide range of the chocolates (you can also get quinoa from there and sometimes it's much cheaper then the supermarkets). I'm dropping into Oxfam tomorrow, see if they have this in!
Thermy Thermy 5 years
That looks REALLY good! Doesn't seem to be available in Australia thought, that's a pity.
a1stbornunicorn a1stbornunicorn 5 years
YAY a fair-trade alternative to Nestle Crunch bars :).
michlny michlny 5 years
I love the simplicity of ingredients!
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