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MacFarms Kona Coffee Dark Chocolate Macadamias are a delicious treat that you and your sweetie will love.
I’m going to be the first to say this, but these are perfect gifts for that special person who loves coffee and dark chocolate!
Here’s my review.
- Extra smooth coffee chocolate flavor
- Thick layer of chocolate
- You can REALLY taste the coffee
- Strong bitter dark chocolate (but also sweet)
- Each piece is large
- All natural ingredients
- The PERFECT GIFT for coffee and dark chocolate lovers!
- A bit expensive
- Small packaging
- Not many pieces per package
- Macadamia nuts are on the smaller side
- Not a coffee substitute
I opened the package and was greeted by the beautiful aroma of coffee/chocolate. There was nothing overwhelming about it.
The chocolate macadamias looked beautiful; they had a super dark brown color and a shine that you could almost see your own reflection through.
When I took my first bite, I noticed how perfectly smooth and chewy they were. They also had a nice crunch from the extra-thick chocolate coating, which gave them more texture than your average chocolate-covered macadamia nut (which tends to be very soft).
Finally, there was an intense hit of bitter dark chocolate flavor which complemented the natural sweetness of this delicious treat nicely!
Yes, you can taste the coffee in the dark chocolate
If you’re wondering if I could actually taste the coffee, the answer is a confident yes.
The coffee flavor cannot be denied. They really did mix up coffee and dark chocolate together.
The taste of the coffee is not overpowering, nor is it bitter or sour. It also isn’t acidic, too sweet, too salty, or spicy.
But don’t worry, the blend is smooth, and there are no coarse bits of coffee beans or anything like that. The chocolate seems to be infused with the flavor of the coffee.
The flavor of the coffee is just right!
A beautiful blend of coffee and dark chocolate
You may be wondering why they decided to blend coffee and dark chocolate together.
Well, you see, it’s a combination of the two greatest things on earth.
Coffee is a brewed beverage made from roasted coffee beans (and some sugar), while dark chocolate is simply cocoa solids and cocoa butter.
Both are delicious on their own—but together? They’re absolutely perfect!
Natural Kona coffee mixed into the chocolate
The Kona coffee used in this bar is grown on the Big Island of Hawaii, in volcanic soil.
This gives it an earthy flavor that’s quite unique but also makes it more expensive than coffee, which is grown at lower altitudes.
So much chocolate coffee around little macadamias
When you see the words “dark chocolate” and “macadamias,” what comes to mind?
If you’re like me, it’s probably a small handful of roasted nuts with some fruit on top. But there’s no fruit here.
One thing to consider is that these little bit size treats are large. But what’s most surprising is the thickness of the chocolate. There’s a lot of dark chocolate! In fact, the makers made the chocolate layer really really thick.
It’s either good if you love the coffee chocolate or bad if you want more macadamia.
However, in this product, they’ve combined our favorite flavors from both these ingredients into one delicious treat: macadamias roasted with premium dark chocolate and Kona coffee flavors.
Let’s just say that an overwhelming amount of people love it!
Not sure where the “tropical” plays in all this
It’s not clear what the “tropical” part of this dark chocolate macadamia mix refers to.
It could be the macadamia nuts (which are indeed tropical), or it could mean the Kona coffee that they use to make their chocolate.
Either way, I’m not complaining but it’s a good question!
100% Hawaiian dry-roasted macadamia nuts
Macadamia nuts are tropical nuts that grow on large trees native to Australia.
They can also be found in Hawaii, which is where they are most commonly used as food.
Although macadamia nuts are not related to macadamia oil, they’re both derived from the nut of the same tree and have similar flavors—buttery and slightly sweet with hints of roasted nuts.
Macadamia nuts are high in fat and calories, so if you’re watching your weight or trying to avoid fats in your diet (such as those found in butter), this may not be the snack for you.
However, macadamias do contain healthful vitamins such as vitamin B1 (thiamine).
They are a little pricy, but worth a try!
You get what you pay for!
These dark chocolate macadamias are a little more expensive than other brands, but they’re worth it!
The bags are a little small, and that’s what I think surprised me when I first received the package in the mail. I counted about 19 large pieces inside.
If you want to know that your treats are made with quality ingredients and come from reputable sources, then these will be perfect for your taste buds.
Would I recommend this?
I would definitely recommend this to anyone who loves dark chocolate and coffee.
Surprisingly, the combination of flavors is hard to come by.
The macadamias are delicious, and the chocolate is of good quality as well.
The coffee flavor was not overwhelming in my opinion, which is something I was worried about. But I was proven wrong and I ultimately loved it!
I thought it had just the right amount of coffee flavor to go along with the dark chocolate and macadamias.
This is a perfect balance of all three flavors!
The Macfarms Kona Coffee Dark Chocolate Macadamias have the following nutritional information:
- Calories: 150
- Total fat: 11g
- Saturated fat: 5g
- Trans fat: 0g
- Cholesterol: <5mg
- Sodium: 25mg
- Total carbohydrate: 14g
- Dietary fiber: 2g
- Total sugars: 11g
- Added sugars: 11g
- Protein: 2g
- Vitamin D: 0mg
- Iron: 1.6mg
- Calcium: 20mg
- Potassium: 100mg
The ingredients are as follows:
- Dark chocolate made with sugar, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter, whole milk powder, butterfat, cocoa with processed alkali, soy lecithin as an emulsifier, salt, and natural flavors
- Macadamia nuts
- Natural Kona coffee flavor
This snack does contain ingredients that may be allergenic to some people:
- Macadamia nuts
The snack is also made on equipment that is also used for other tree nuts such as:
- Brazil nuts
- Pine nuts
Overall, I think this is a great product.
It’s delicious, it’s full of premium, all-natural ingredients, and it’s super simple.
However, if you are looking for a rare chocolate treat that has a mix of cocoa and coffee (i.e., more chocolatey-ness), then this might not be the right one for you!
If you like dark chocolate with a little bit of a “wake me up” kick (like me), then give these a try!
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