Tuesday, July 6, 2010

ChocolateBet: July 5, 2010

Chocolate(s) of the Day:
2 truffles
Monique's Chocolates
1.) Columbia 70% - Very Good
2.) Brazil (Santarem) 65% - Very Good + - Yum
Weight: ~.9 oz. (25.47 g.) (estimate for 2 pcs.)
Calories: 131 calories (estimate)
Cost: $4.00 for 2 truffles
Purchased from: Monique's Chocolates, in downtown Palo Alto, CA

To celebrate Day #6 of Chocolate and Single Origin Theme Week, I visited Monique's Chocolates, a shop with a nice selection of single origin and blended chocolate truffles. The 70% Columbia truffle was nice and smooth. However, my favorite was the 65% truffle (made with cacao) from Brazil. This dark truffle (pictured above right, with green pattern on top) had wonderful smoky and earthy notes. Thank you to the owners and staff at Monique's for making some helpful suggestions, and answering questions about chocolate suppliers and origin stories.

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