Taza’s Organic Dark Chocolate Coated Almonds are quite different from the usual specimens. For one thing, their shell is thinner, which is just great if you are a real almond lover as I am. Secondly, the nuts are well-roasted. It’s almost as if they had been roasted twice. When I first tasted them I thought the nuts were over-done, but after eating almost a whole tin, I realize I was wrong. The almonds are super crunchy and the coating is seriously bittersweet. Thus, they make a perfect snack anytime.
If you have had Perigord Walnuts (they are sun dried in France and similarly coated with a thin layer of very dark couverture) you will know what these resemble. An excellent choice for adult tastes.
The people at Taza have a unique process. Their chocolate is ground on authentic Oaxacan stone mills (instead of steel refiners) and they do not conch. This makes for a more natural product that really complements the earthy almond flavor and texture.