Tuesday, March 17, 2009

La Popular is not popular here any more!

Our favorite chocolate, La Popular Mexican Chocolate Para Mesa, is now being manufactured by a different company and the recipe has been changed. It's now GROSS!

What started out with just 3 simple ingredients - Cocoa beans, cane sugar and cinnamon - is now made with 4 ingredients - Sugar, chocolate liquor, cinnamon, soy lecitin (emulsifier). The whole mouth-feel has changed from being a dry chocolate block that tasted very pure to being a greasy fake-tasting mess in my mouth. I am so disappointed about this.

Here's the nutritional breakdown of the 2 "different" bars
OLD recipe - Cocoa beans, cane sugar, and cinnamon
9 oz = 255 grams, serving size 1 square (16 g), servings per container 16, calories per serving 70, calories from fat 15, total fat 2g, sodium 0mg, total carbohydrate 12g, sugars 9g, protein less than 1g, iron 2%.
NEW recipe - Sugar, chocolate liquor, cinnamon, soy lecitin (emulsifier)
9 oz = 255 grams, serving size 1 square (21 g), servings per container about 12, calories per serving 100, calories from fat 30, total fat 3.5g, saturated fat 2g, trans fat 0g, sodium 0mg, total carbohydrate 16g, dietary fiber 2g, sugars 14g, protein 1g, iron 4%.

I'll be driving all over town to buy up the rest of the old stock where it's still available. The kids are very upset - "You mean they aren't making it this way anymore? What will we eat for chocolate that doesn't taste gross?"

Claudia and my sisters aren't going to be happy about this either - they all use it in their coffee every morning since I turned them on to it.

Maybe, just maybe, this is the import version for America and I'll still be able to get the original version from Claudia's family!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hi sis!
I was going to send you some from here:
But see you can find it nearby! Try the Chocolate Mexicano Discs. Yummm. XOXO