Thursday, May 1, 2008

ChocolateBet: May 1, 2008

Chocolate of the Day:

1 bar/serving
Sultans Turkish Delight
(Rose Flavour - Covered in Milk Chocolate)
Very Good - I like floral and chocolate flavors together, so I enjoyed this.
Wt: 1.75 oz. (50 grams)
Calories: 200 calories
Cost: $ 1.59
Purchased from: Piazza's Fine Foods, in Palo Alto, CA

I'm happy to add Turkey to the list of countries of origin for the chocolates I've eaten. (This small bar is a "Product Of Turkey," and is distributed by British Wholesale Imports - a company based in Westlake Village, CA.)

Chocolate in the News
Pregnant women are told it might be healthy to eat dark chocolate.,2933,353399,00.html
Apparently the cardiovascular benefits of eating moderate amounts of dark chocolate extend to those women who are expecting as well; and a daily dose of the dark stuff appears to significantly cut risks of women developing preeclampsia. (This according to a Yale study published in the May 2008 issue of Epidemiology.)

Also, Happy May Day (May 1) all. One custom on this day (at least in some areas of the world) is to leave a May Day basket with fresh flowers and sweets for family members/friends/others. So, I applaud those people who include chocolate items in their baskets/gifts. I dimly remember my elementary school class walking/skipping around a Maypole out on an asphalt playground years ago, and making paper woven baskets in our classroom. However, I don't remember whether chocolates were involved or not. Enjoy.

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