Saturday, May 10, 2008

ChocolateBet: May 10, 2008

Chocolate of the Day:
1 piece
Maglio (Puglia, Italy) - sold through Cocoa Bella Chocolates in San Francisco, CA
Maglio Cherry Marzipan (Cherry, Liqueur, & Almond Paste (covered in dark chocolate))
Very Good+ - Very nice combination of flavors
Wt: ~.5 oz.
Calories: ~80 calories
Price: $2.70 for 1 piece (At $45.00/lb. - this is high-end chocolate)
Purchased from: Cocoa Bella Chocolates, in San Francisco, CA

This is Day #2 of chocolate and cherry week. (This is much easier than chocolate and meat week, which was last week's theme.) This was a very nice chocolate. The marzipan around the cherry was natural tasting, and the cherry, in the cherry & liqueur center, looked like it had been a real cherry at one time as well. Too often in more popular chocolate and cherry candies, sugar, corn syrup, and perhaps artificial flavorings, seems to overpower what the natural cherry taste might have been. Chocolates like this remind you of what's possible with this combination.

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