December 5, 2019

Grocer's Daughter Peppermint Bark

Tastemaker
Nov. 23, 2019

The holidays are upon us, and with them come the iconic and craveable sweet treats that we look forward to all year. Peppermint bark may not be one of the oldest traditional confections of the season — it dates back “only” about a half-century — but it has become one of the most popular. Any excuse to eat chocolate and peppermint together, right? (Or drink it — see Bottoms Up on the opposite page.) Grocer’s Daughter peppermint bark is a cut above the rest: Comprising 70 percent dark chocolate covered in peppermint white chocolate with a sprinkling of organic peppermint candy, it is as pure and invigorating as fresh winter snowfall. The ultimate stocking stuffer! Continuing founder Mimi Wheeler’s legacy, current Grocer’s Daughter owners Jody and D.C. Hayden source all of their chocolate directly from small-scale organic farmers in Ecuador and use only natural cacao beans, cocoa nibs, cocoa powder, cocoa butter, organic sugar, and locally produced milk, as well as other local flavoring ingredients, to produce each of their unique, high-quality truffles, bars, barks, and other products. $8.00/3oz at Grocer’s Daughter Chocolates, 11590 South Lacore Street/M-22 in Empire (open Mon-Thurs 11am–5pm) and online at www.grocersdaughter.com.

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