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.
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.
|Serving Size:||1 oz.|
|Calories from Fat:||90|
|Total Fat:||10g ~ 15% Daily Value|
|Saturated Fat:||6g ~ 30% Daily Value|
|Sodium:||20 mg ~ 1% Daily Value|
|Total Carbohydrate:||15mg ~ 5% Daily Value|
|Dietary Fiber:||2g ~ 5% Daily Value|
|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:
- Milk Chocolate, 4oz.
- Medium Dark Chocolate, 4oz.
- Smooth Dark Chocolate, 4oz.
- Extra Dark Chocolate, 4oz.