Sunday, May 18, 2008

ChocolateBet: May 18, 2008

Chocolate of the Day:

1/4 bar
Chuao Chocolatier
Early Grey - Milk Chocolate (41% cacao) Bar Infused with Earl Grey Tea
Good+ - Very Good 
Weight: ~.7 oz. (20 grams) for 1/4 bar serving; 2.82 oz. (80 grams) total
Calories: 110 calories for 1/4 bar
Cost: $ 6.49 for total/whole bar
Purchased from: Piazza's Fine Foods, in Palo Alto, CA

For Day #3 of Chocolate and Tea theme week, I returned to a combination that I've tried before - Earl Grey tea-flavored chocolate. I admit, I'm not a huge milk chocolate fan; however the Earl Grey (bergamot) flavoring was catnip to me.

Related digression: I planted orange bergamot mint in my yard several years ago. Someone told me it was the flavoring for Earl Grey Tea. Not quite. Although the leaves from this herb (which is sold under several different names) do make a nice tea, Earl Grey tea flavor apparently comes from the rind oil of a citrus fruit (bergamot orange/lime). Now, I'm finding out whether I can grow this little tree in my yard.

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