Craving chocolate? Looking to satisfy your cravings in less than 100 calories?
Mrs. WellDone is!! (And me, too.)
That’s why I’m glad ChuaoChocoholic found me and offered me a promise: sweet tooth satisfaction in 100 calories or less. I said prove it. She said she would…as long as I shared with me wife. I reluctantly agreed. So a week later, a sampler of the many flavors of Chuao Chocolatier ChocoPods both appeared at my door and very quickly disappeared into my mouth. (And, sadly Mrs. WellDone’s mouth, too. I’m not so good with the whole sharing thing.)
In the pack they sent me, I got several varieties including:
- Candela (spicy macademia nut praline)
- Passion (passion fruit caramel)
- Chinita Nibs (dark chocolate caramelized nibs and nutmeg)
- Spicy Maya (dark chocolate, pasilla chile, and cayenne pepper)
- Banana (banana, brown sugar and caramel)
- Firecracker (dark chocolate, chipotle, salt, and popping candy)
… and many more.
So many more, in fact, we missed out on the whole 100 calorie advantage since, well, we had to try them all! I mean, I would be remiss in my duty as a blogger if I didn’t, right? Right?
ChocoPod – Excellent Flavor
What’s good about ChocoPod? Well, the ChocoPods are good!
Okay, that’s kind of a blanket statement, especially given all their flavors, but overall I was extremely impressed with the creativity that Chuao Chocolatier put into their ChocoPods. Seriously: banana, brown sugar, and caramel with chocolate or chocolate chipotle, salt and pop rocks? High marks for creativity across the board.
Did I like all the flavors? Negative. For instance, the Candela was just not my thing. I got the spicy, but I wanted more praline. The chocolate banana (my wife’s absolute favorite) was okay and I tend to not care for passion fruit anything. However, the nutmeg in the Chinita nibs more than made up for all that. (Have you had nutmeg and chocolate? Seriously!!) I also really liked the Spicy Maya, which was a very nice pairing of sweeter chilies and sweet chocolate.
Plain Chocolate From Chuao Chocolatier?
The one thing I didn’t get to try was Chuao chocolate all on its own because they didn’t send me any. I’m not sure if they offer it. So I guess that would be my one warning. If you don’t like flavored chocolate, Chuao Chocolatier ChocoPods might not be the thing for you.
On the other hand, if you always wanted a chocolate pumpkin pie, or if you do like chocolate, try the Chinita Nibs.
Um, did I mention I liked the Chinita Nibs?
The 100 Calorie Promise
Okay, so this is my parting thought on the ChocoPod. The flavors I liked, like I really liked, but they were small. Maybe two inches each. So they definitely weren’t any health bar that offers you a huge bar of brown that they say is “chocolate” and expect you to eat it because it’s healthy. Frankly, that was what I was expecting and was I pleasantly surprised that I didn’t get that.
However, does that mean that ChocoPods can end all chocolate cravings in just one pack? Maybe if you nibble slowly. If not, expect a nice 200-300 calorie snack and allow yourself two or three packages in one sitting. I mean, they’re good, so enough you might as well enjoy, right!
Get Your Own ChocoPods!
If are ready to silence your cravings with your own ChocoPods, visit the Chuao Chocolatier website. They are ridiculously affordable. On the other hand, if you want to win some for yourself, leave a comment below and tell me your favorite 100 calorie snack or a snack you’d like to see cut down to 100 calories. Maybe I’ll try to recreate it. Make it hard, because I love a challenge.
I’ll pick one random winner next Friday (3/19) night and you will get your own sampler pack!
Get to commenting and enjoy!
(Image courtesy of http://www.chuaochocolatier.com)