Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Chocolate and Quinoa?

It's no secret I adore chocolate- been eating it since I can remember. My tastes have changed over the years from milk chocolate to dark, almost bitter chocolate, but memories of Nestle's Crunch Bar with always be with me. It was hands down my absolute favorite chocolate bar when I was a kid.

The combo of crunchy quinoa and Fair Trade dark chocolate of the new Alter-Eco Midnight Crunch bar is like the grown up and more refined version of the classic Nestle Crunch Bar. Not only will this satisfy my long lost love of crispy chocolate bites, this bar packs protein rich quinoa-and it's baked 12 times longer than rice to make it extra crispy, so that coupled with the dark chocolate sourced from Fair Trade Cooperatives, makes for a promising new substitute of my childhood favorite, and it supports farmers ethically. Now that's some powerful stuff!

Not that I need a reason to eat chocolate but this is double-duty winner. Can't wait to get my hands on this one! It's so new that I think it's only available on their website. I already checked out my local Whole Foods and it's not there yet....but they sell the line so with any luck, the shelves will be stocked soon!


  1. Oh. My. I love quinoa! So...this would be like health food, right? ;)

  2. Love this! I am pretty sure I have tried another brand with quinoa - that grain really is crunchy! Yum!

  3. yes I think a healthy food for sure!