Friday, April 23, 2010
ChocolateBet: April 23, 2010
Classic Trail Mix with Peanut Butter Chips with Sea Salt
Good + - Very Good
Weight: 2 oz. (56 g.) / 13 oz. (386 g.) in total container
Calories: 280 calories in 2 servings (6 Tablespoons)
Purchased from: Safeway, in Palo Alto, CA
Many centuries ago, we made our own trail mix to take with us on camping trips. One evening, when spending the night in a shelter on the Appalachian trail, with a few other individuals, I had a tiny mouse run across my face while prone in my sleeping bag. I'm sure he or she was looking for -- trail mix. What on earth does this have to do with chocolate you ask? Well, today, I'm going hiking on the San Francisco Bay Trail, and I'm bringing a modern version of trail mix with me -- with "candy coated chocolate pieces" and, wait for it, Sea Salt as well. Oh, in addition to the more traditional elements: almonds, peanuts and raisins, it also has peanut butter chips in it -- qualifying this mix for Day #6 of Chocolate and Seed/Nut Butter and Fruit Theme Week.