Bird & Blend Matcha Advent Calendar – Day 19
Another non-matcha “matcha”. This one is a mix of cocoa powder, chicory, maca, and guarana with added flavoring. Maca is apparently a Peruvian root vegetable, and I’m sure it’s meant to be good for me in some vague way. I can definitely smell a strong cocoa presence, even in the dry powder.
This is tasty actually. The chicory gives it a rich, roasted flavor that does remind me a bit of coffee. It’s very chocolaty, but not too sweet or too bitter. There is a little bit of an artificial chocolate taste from the added flavoring as well, and perhaps just a hint of an alcoholic flavor?
It’s probably not something I would feel the need to buy, since it has no actual matcha in it and no caffeine. But I will enjoy the mini tin that I have!
The Bonne Maman jam for today is Purple Fig (Figue Violette) spread. I love fig jam! This is quite dark and purply in comparison to the usual golden color of fig. It has a deep, sweet flavor that reminds me a bit of dates in addition to figs. Yummy. I’ll have to make a cheese plate with the rest of this later!
Flavors: Alcohol, Artificial, Chocolate, Cocoa, Coffee, Roasted, Smooth, Sweet