Saturday, May 22, 2010

Brookside Dark Chocolate Acai and Blueberry

The Canadian company Brookside recently came out with a couple of interesting products; essentially they are chocolate-covered fruit juice "gummis" (thickened with pectin). This one features juice from Acai and Blueberry, both know for their health benefits and antioxidants. The ingredient listing is okay, dark chocolate (sugar, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter, milk ingredients, alkalized cocoa powder, soya lecithin, salt and natural flavour), fruit juice from concentrate (flitered water, acai juice concentrate, blueberry juice concentrate, raspberry juice concentrate, cranberry juice concentrate, pomegranate juice concentrate, elderberry juice concentrate and lemon juice concentrate), cane sugar, corn syrup, maltodextrin (corn), pectin, citric acid, malic acid, natural flavours, ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), canola oil and confectioner's glaze.

How do they taste? The dark chocolate is a little sweet (I would think that it just makes the "dark chocolate" category, and the fruit juice pieces are really very sweet, too sweet that you sometimes get a "sugar burn" in the throat, if you eat them too fast. Overall, I think these are not bad tasting, though I can't really tell the acai from the blueberry flavour (perhaps there are too many juice concentrates). The 200 g bag was about $5 at WalMart. I don't think I would buy this product again.

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