Monday, April 19, 2010

ChocolateBet: April 19, 2010

Chocolate(s) of the Day:

1.) Ococoa 
Pistachio Date - 1 cup
Good + - Very Good
Weight: .62 oz. (17.5 g.)/5.6 oz. (157.5 g.) (estimate) box of 9 cups
Calories: 89 calories (estimate) in one cup/piece
Cost: $N/A
Purchased from: N/A

Today is Day #2 of Seed/Nut Butter and Fruit Week here at Chocolate Banquet, and I celebrated with another Ococoa deep dish chocolate cup. This tasty one, decorated with pistachio nut pieces on top, was layered with green pistachio butter paste, and a piece of date at the bottom.

And since it is also Earth Day Week, I added a second chocolate:

2.) Organic Food Bar Inc.
Active Greens - Chocolate 
Very Good
Weight: 2.4 oz. (68 grams) in 1 bar
Calories: 310 calories in 1 bar
Cost: $2.79
Purchased from: Country Sun Natural Foods, in Palo Alto, CA

This moist, rich-tasting bar was surprisingly good. While humble in appearance, it packs a nutritional wallop with a long list of organic ingredients, including: dark chocolate, almond butter, dates, raisins; flax, quinoa and broccoli sprouts; agave syrup; sesame seeds; and carrot juice and beet juice.  I like chocolate and I like salad; and this is probably the closest I've come to eating a chocolate salad bar.

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