Monday, October 12, 2009

ChocolateBet: October 12, 2009

Chocolate of the Day:

1 bar
Klondike (Unilever)
Klondike 100 calorie Vanilla bar
Good - Good +
Weight: 2 fl. oz. (59 mL)/16 fl oz. (473 mL) in total package of 8 bars
Calories: 100 calories
Cost: $3.99 for a box of 8 bars
Purchased from: Safeway, in Palo Alto, CA

Today the cool weather moved in, and it rained. This got me thinking of polar bears and other animals that live in cold climates. I prefer warmer climates, but I have thought about traveling up to Northern Canada or Alaska to see the wildlife and Northern Lights. That said, the closest I may get to a polar bear may be looking at one in the zoo, or on a Klondike box of ice cream bars. I liked the smaller size of these bars.

ChocolateBet: October 11, 2009

Chocolate of the Day:
1/3 bar
Askinosie Chocolate
Davao, Philippines Dark Milk + Fleur de Sel bar
Good +
Weight: ~1 oz. (28.3 g.)/3 oz. (85 g.) in total bar
Calories: ~ 150 calories (estimate)
Cost: $8.50
Purchased from: Chocolate Covered, in San Francisco, CA

Askinosie Bars come complete with information about the cacao beans (Variety: Trinitario; Origin: Davao, Philippines; and Cocoa content: 62% dark milk chocolate) -- as well as a picture of the lead farmer (Peter V. Cruz, in this case). And, additional information on the bean-to-bar journey of this, and other offerings, is available on the Askinosie website.
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