Thursday, November 26, 2009

ChocolateBet: November 26, 2009

Chocolate(s) of the Day:

Chocolate #1
2 mini bars
Heidel Confiserie
Heidel Chocolate Euros
Good +
Weight: .52 oz. (15 g.)/1.7 oz. (50 g.) total pkg.
Calories: 78 calories (estimate)
Cost: $2.99 for pkg. of 7 small bars
Purchased from: Cost Plus World Market, in Mountain View, CA

A total of 885 chocolate Euros, for only $2.99. Such a deal. I ate two: the 500 and 200 Euro chocolate bars. I liked the small bar size (.26 oz/7.5 g. each), the pleasing Euro graphic art, and also the fact that these bars were made from whole milk powder (and no added lactose, from what I could tell.)

Chocolate #2 - A cautionary tale
1 taste
Baskin Robbins
Ice Cream Turkey - full size
Purchased from: Baskin Robbins store, in Palo Alto, CA (1 year ago)

One cryogenic turkey, brought back to life one year later for Thanksgiving. It's alive! Well, my dear Igor, not exactly. The storage conditions in my freezer this past year were apparently not ideal. The dear departed ice cream turkey was nestled in the back among the frozen broccoli, chopped onions and old popsicles. And, in absorbing all those other flavors, it did not age well.

I shared one of these Baskin Robbins turkeys with family a year ago, and it was great. Very realistic looking, and tasty. The outside (turkey skin) appeared to be painstakingly applied caramel and chocolate syrup(s). I saved this second turkey (with chocolate "dark meat" inside), because everyone was stuffed after eating the first one (with vanilla "white meat" inside). Happy Thanksgiving to all in the U.S. and elsewhere.
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