Brix Chocolate Collection Set

by Wootbot

Why Doesn’t He Have A Nobel Prize Yet

“Dr. Nick Proia, an Ohio pulmonologist, developed Brix when it became obvious to him that no chocolate on the market paired well with wine.”

Lets just think about that for a moment. Let’s just rewind and look at that again. Here’s this guy, this doctor, regularly going to dinner parties with his wine-loving friends. And he takes a look at the cheeses they bring, and he says WHAT?? THOSE AREN’T HEALTHY AT ALL! and he brushes them all off the table. They stare at him in shock, but he’s a doctor, so what can they do? Especially once he tells them that dark chocolate can be healthy. Trust a doctor to be on top of that news.

But as the party goes on, Dr. Proia just isn’t satisfied. As he tries different brands, he discovers what so many have before him discovered: that chocolate and wine can be hard to pair perfectly. So this man… this HERO… goes into some Wonka-like lab, learns the hidden mysteries of chocolate, and gives the world the Brix Chocolate Collection Set, the first chocolate designed to pair specifically with wines both red and white.

The base is single origin Ghanaian chocolate, then high quality confectionery chocolate is added to the mix. This brings each bar a chocolate flavor pure enough to bring out the best in a wine, but bold enough to deliver its own flavor as well. Check the lists below and you’ll see that each bar is made to match a certain grape. Be it the 46% Milk, the 54% Smooth, the 60% Medium or the 70% Extra Dark, you’ll find every single bite will pair with a specific wine, and it’ll pair with it very well.

In the words of the good Doctor: Buying dark chocolate by virtue of its cocoa content is tantamount to buying wine for its alcohol content. It’s really the taste that reflects the quality of the product. Please trust your palate and avoid the “higher is better” scam. We think you can trust him on that. After all, the dude just invented a new blend of chocolate. He pretty much knows what he’s doing.

Brix Chocolate Collection Set
 
This all-new collection Set features four individually wrapped 4 oz bars of each variety of Brix Chocolate. Each set includes a complete wine and chocolate tasting guide. Gluten free and Kosher certified.
 
Milk Chocolate:  46% Cacao.  Soft, creamy cacao perfectly compliments the lighter reds and sweeter dessert wines. Suggested Wine Pairings:  Port, Sherry, Rose, Burgundy.
 
Medium Dark Chocolate:  60% Cacao. While its cocoa content is high, it remains sedate enough to enhance the fruit forward wines it was designed to accompany making it the most versatile. Its suggested pairings are on the label but don't be fooled - it easily stretches upward to the lighter cabs and downward to the heavier pinots Suggested wine pairings:  Merlot, Syrah, Zinfandel, Chianti, Rhone.
 
Smooth Dark Chocolate:  54% Cacao. Rich chocolate, soft enough to pair with sweet or sparkling whites and medium bodied reds.  Suggested wine pairings:  Champagne, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Vintage Port.
 

Extra Dark Chocolate:  70% Cacao.  Specifically formulated to pair with the deepest red wines, it has a very high cocoa content and can stand up to the massive tannins found in these wines.  Suggested wine pairings:  Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux, Barolo.

Ingredients: Semi-Sweet Chocolate (Chocolate liquor (processed with alkali), sugar, cocoa, butter, milk fat, soy lecithin (emulsifier), natural flavors); Milk Chocolate (sugar, cocoa butter, whole milk, chocolate liquor, soy lecithin (emulsifier), vanilla); Bittersweet Chocolate (chocolate liquor (processed with alkali), sugar, cocoa butter, soy lecithin (emulsifier), vanilla.
 
May contain traces of peanuts and tree nuts.
 

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 oz.
Calories: 150
Calories from Fat: 90
Total Fat: 10g ~ 15% Daily Value
Saturated Fat: 6g ~ 30% Daily Value
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 0g
Sodium: 20 mg ~ 1% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate: 15mg ~  5% Daily Value
Dietary Fiber: 2g ~ 5% Daily Value
Sugars: 11g
Protein: 2g
Vitamin A: 0% Daily Value
Vitamin C: 0% Daily Value
Calcium: 2% Daily Value
Iron: 10% Daily Value

 

In the box:

(1) Brix Collection Variety Gift Set 16oz includes: