Saturday, May 2, 2009
ChocolateBet: May 2, 2009
Chocolate of the Day:
1 large piece
Blue Frog Chocolates
FEMA Approved Blue Roof House from New Orleans
Weight: ~ 1.25 oz. (35 g.) serving/7.25 oz. (~205 g.) total house
Calories: ~188 calories for 1.25 oz.
Cost: $12.00 (plus shipping)
Purchased from: Blue Frog Chocolates, in New Orleans, LA (online order)
I thought this house from New Orleans was very clever. And this chocolate dwelling came packaged with an upbeat phrase printed on a blue ribbon that read: "Rebuilding New Orleans," referring to home restoration activities in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. I'm happy to support any part of the proceeds going to help this cause.
Unfortunately, the chocolate house was quickly rendered structurally unsound -- by a few large bites taken out of the right side. The rest may be melted down to use as blue fondue for some fresh strawberries.
Chocolate Candy & Kentucky Derby Horse Race
I was rooting for the horse named "Chocolate Candy" in the Kentucky Derby race this weekend; however, another long shot horse won this race.
And now for something different, I would like to give a shout out to a reference to chocolate gravy and biscuits from Arkansas: http://open.salon.com/blog/aunt_shelle_stormoe/2009/03/11/chocolate_gravy.