Friday, October 30, 2009

ChocolateBet: October 30, 2009


Chocolate of the Day #1:
1 small square
Valrhona
Guanaja
Very Good - Very Good +
Weight: ~ .28 oz. (8 grams) (estimate)
Calories: ~42 calories (estimate)
Cost: $0.40
Purchased from: Fog City News, San Francisco, CA

Valrhona has an excellent reputation for rich, smooth dark chocolates. This 70% (cacao) square made from beans from South America delivered.

Chocolate of the Day: #2
Brand: (Made for Candy Land)
Monterey Bay Otter Poop
Good+
Weight: 4 oz. (113 g.)
Calories: ~ 600 calories
Cost: $4.99 for 1 bag
Purchased from: Candy Land, in Monterey, CA

My second chocolate today, Monterey Bay Otter Poop, veered into the shallow end of the chocolate decorum pool. Two days ago a friend and I watched otters frolic in their tank at the Monterey Bay Aquarium before popping into Bubba Gumps for lunch and Candy Land for dessert. Perhaps when I saw this bag I was still suffering from otter adoration syndrome. As far as I know, absolutely no otter poop was involved in the making of these chocolates. The bag contained chocolate covered praline peanuts. (I believe the same manufacturer also makes chocolate homages to other types of animal scat (e.g. moose droppings, bear poop), and sells them to/brands them for local retailers and tourist shops throughout North America.)

2 comments:

MewMike said...

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It's

www.ilovechocolatetoo.com

Hope you'll visit that.

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Corinne DeBra said...

Hi, nice to meet a fellow chocolate lover. - ccd

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