Monday, August 23, 2010

ChocolateBet: August 23, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:
2 pieces
Ethel's Chocolate
1.) Raspberry Champagne Tart - Good +
2.) Creme Brulee - Good
Weight: .9 oz. (25.4 g.) (estimate) for 2 pieces
Calories: 135 calories (estimate)
Cost: $7.50 for 4 pieces in a box ($3.75 for these two chocolates)
Purchased from: Ethel's Chocolate, Las Vegas Airport, C Gate, Las Vegas, NV

Today was Day #6 of Chocolate and Berries Theme Week, and I sampled two individual chocolates from Ethel's Chocolate, purchased earlier during a trip to Las Vegas. The first chocolate was a Raspberry Champagne Tart, with a raspberry-flavored milk chocolate ganache filling. The second piece was a Creme Brulee milk chocolate, with a cream-type filling.

To accompany these chocolates, I poured myself a small bowl of unsweetened, frozen raspberries. I've found that frozen fruit pieces can be refreshing alternative to ice cream or sherbet on a hot day. And raspberries partner well with chocolate. Now, if only I could find an easy way to de-seed these berries without destroying the fruit.

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