Sunday, May 25, 2014

The Paleo Diet bread and wraps are here

A fan or not of the paleo diet, you now have the option to get a bread made with coconut flour and almond. Paleo wraps are also available -those are made with coconut meat (I have no idea of what this is). All of the above are gluten free of course, non-GMO, vegan and overall low in calories.

Tasting notes: The wraps have a sweet taste as they are made from coconut (meat) so they will be ideal if you added some nutella on top. I wouldn't use them for savory creations. They are thin, nice in texture and tasteful.
The almond bread is flavorful but I can see a weird black ingredient (I assume it's the psyllium seed powder) that disturbed my tasting experience. The coconut bread has a better texture but it comes with a bitter taste.
They are both available at Seattle's Whole Foods so get them, try them and form your own opinion.

 Julian Bakery is the producer and is based in La Jolla, California. They offer a variety of paleo products. Their idea is fantastic but I hope that some of their items have a better texture and taste.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Seattle Chocolate Salon

The Seattle Chocolate Salon is a rather small but focused event presenting the best chocolates not only from the Emerald city but also from the surrounding areas. I tasted them all and took some, hopefully, nice photos to demonstrate if not the flavors, the looks and the concept behind them.

Have a visual taste and read my comments after each one:

The best flavored caramel from Smitten Artisan Truffles-a perfect balance of salted caramel with rum

Best packaging form the Tea Room Chocolates

The most amazing almond drageés from Dolcetta Artisan Sweets

The best single origin dark chocolate bar in the show -the Chuao Amano

No much to say for this unique tiny pralines made with pepper vodka fizz. Buttery and full-bodied and the vodka gives a kick! From Restless Chocolates.

Evolve came up with the most innovative blend: wasabi with coconut -pure and amazing ...

The best toffee caramels on the floor

The most well-presented chocolates in the show made with interesting ingredients from Cocotutti.