Monday, February 22, 2010
ChocolateBet: February 22, 2010
Chase Candy Company
Chase's Cherry Mash
Weight: 2.05 oz. (58 g.) in 1 package/bar
Calories: 285 calories
Cost: $1.95 (guesstimate)
Purchased from: The Candy Store, in San Francisco, CA
Happy George Washington Birthday, celebrated on Feb. 22 in the U.S. As school children, we all dutifully learned that George was a brave young man, admitting: "I cannot tell a lie; I chopped down the cherry tree," when questioned. So, somehow the whole cherry and chocolate theme this week made sense. This is Day #2 of Chocolate and Cherry Theme Week (#2).
I purchased this Chase's Cherry Mash at The Candy Store in San Francisco (Russian Hill area). This store specializes in candy, but thankfully the owners have stocked a small, but very impressive array of chocolate items as well.
Postscript: Thanks for all who commented on Chase's Cherry Mash! It's a privilege to write about small businesses making chocolates for this long. The Cherry Mash has been around for several decades -- enough time to create lots of good memories and tips (like adding one to a vanilla milkshake).