Friday, April 30, 2010

ChocolateBet: April 30, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:
3/5 bar
Safeway Select
Milk Chocolate with Nibbed Hazelnuts (bar)
Good +
Weight: 2.1 oz. (60 g.)/ 3.5 oz. (100 g.) total bar
Calories: 327 calories for 3/5 bar
Cost: $2.00 (sale)
Purchased from: Safeway, in Palo Alto, CA

This bar was an authentic mix of milk chocolate and ground and nibbed* hazelnuts. It had a very slight mealy texture to it, due to the small hazelnut pieces, but tasted fine. It probably would be good melted over vanilla ice cream, with a dash of Frangelico (hazelnut flavored) liqueur.

And there was what I call the big bar challenge. I was planning to eat only a little bit...(Chocolate stories that begin like this rarely end well.) I unwrapped this large bar when I was very hungry. Rookie mistake. Enough said.

Today marked the end of (Day #7 of) Chocolate and Hazelnut Theme Week.

* While this is the first time I've seen word "Nibbed" used this way, it made sense. Nibs are small pieces or points of items, e.g. a nib is a corner of a pillow. Cacao beans, processed and ground into small bits, are called nibs, or cacao nibs.

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