Wednesday, April 7, 2010

ChocolateBet: April 7, 2010

Chocolate(s) of the Day:

Coco-luxe
4 pieces + 1 glass Sangiovese red wine
Very Good
Weight: 2.5 oz. (estim.) + glass of wine
Calories: 375 calories (estimate)
Cost: $10.00 (special promotion via Bloomspot)
Purchased from: Coco-luxe - Bloomspot, in San Francisco, CA

The Coco-luxe store in San Francisco (near Haight and Ashbury) offers wine tasting as well as chocolate. I sat at the counter/bar, and received a small plate of three different chocolates (shown at right) to accompany my choice of wine. Thank you to Phil for recommendations. I enjoyed the glass of 122 (degrees) West Sangiovese I had. The wine was especially well matched with the small dark cube of chocolate (front). And, darn it. I forgot to ask about what this was. As for the other two chocolates: a (seasonal) Browned Butter truffle and a small serving of chocolate "block party" almonds (that had some added spices), the almonds tasted fine by themselves and the truffle was fairly good; however, the browned butter truffle that I chose didn't seem to mesh with the wine as well as the small dark cube. But, discovering what you like is part of the fun of tasting.

Trader Joe's
1 PBandJ bar
Good +
Weight: 2 oz. (57 g.) in 1 bar
Calories: 300 calories in 1 bar
Cost: $1.99 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Trader Joe's, in Menlo Park, CA

This peanut butter, milk and dark chocolate, and raspberry jam bar provided the "raspberry" element for today -- Day #6 of Chocolate and Red Wine and Raspberries Theme Week.

1 comment:

Hannah said...

Wine and chocolate :) dose not get better then that!

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