Sunday, November 22, 2009

ChocolateBet: November 22, 2009

Chocolate of the Day:

1 small bag of 7 pieces/coins
Palmer (R.M. Palmer Co.)
"Milk Chocolate Coins of All Nations"
Weight: .81 oz. (23 g.) in total small mesh bag of 7 "coins"
Calories: 121 calories (estimate)
Cost: $?
Purchased from: ?*

Today was Day #5 of Chocolate and Money Theme Week. The tradition(s) of using chocolate money to celebrate holidays is a long one. Chocolate coins are used for Hanukkah gelt and dreidel games, to celebrate Chinese New Years, and Christmas, to name a few. Palmer's chocolate "Coins of all Nations" contained facsimiles (chocsimiles) of two U.S. pennies; three 5 Kronors; and two 1 Euros.

*Note: I found these chocolate coins in my chocolate stash. Unfortunately, they had become separated from the receipt and place of purchase information.

Today I also tried Yogi Tea's Mayan Cocoa Spice Tea (which does contain actual cacao ingredients). It was quite good. I was given this tea bag to try by my sister, when I was staying at the Double K Ranch in Southern California a few weeks ago.

ChocolateBet: November 21, 2009

Chocolate of the Day:

3 pieces
Magic Max's Milk Chocolate Coins
Good - Good +
Weight: .4 oz. (11 g.)/.53 oz. (15 g.)
Calories: 60 calories (estimate)
Cost: $0 (gift)
Purchased from: N/A - gift (thank you to Elise)

I placed this mesh bag of chocolate coins on my computer keyboard (see image), to show size. Fortunately, it's cooler in November, so this placement did not result in instant chocolate coin fondue.
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