Thursday, December 8, 2011
The Latest in Chocolate: Dark Chocolate Edamame
Allow me to introduce you to Dark Chocolate Edamame ala Trader Joe's. Have you tried this? Of all the delicious looking chocolaty products in this socially conscious countrywide market - they don't sell Hershey's, only fair-trade chocolate - I chose this one. I thought I wouldn't like it and it would simply make for an interesting review. I mean, I like edamame...with salt. And we know I like chocolate enough to marry it. But the combination just seems wrong. For your benefit, though, I ate some. And then some more. I really like it. The container was empty within two days.
You can taste the bean (Note: edamame, as I learned today, is an "immature soybean") but the chocolate is a bit more powerful. Thus, the combination is actually a really good one. It's slightly salty, a tad sweet, and interestingly flavorful. Plus, this snack provides 7g of protein per serving, less sugar and fat than most desserts, and dark chocolate is very healthy (compared to milk chocolate).
All things considered, I give Trader Joe's dark chocolate edamame a 9 out of 10.
Healthy, fair-trade chocolate to all!