Thursday, September 30, 2010

ChocolateBet: September 30, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:
1 oz. serving
The Xocolate Bar
Dark Chocolate Ginger Bark (+ lime)
Good + - Very Good
Weight: 1 oz. (28 g.) serving
Calories: 145 calories (estimate)
Cost: $ (depends on weight/quantity)
Purchased from: The Xocolate Bar, in Berkeley, CA

Today was Day #3 of Chocolate and Lime (+ Ginger) Theme Week. Two lime side dishes: 1.) limeade dipping sauce, and 2.) a wedge of fresh lime, supported a ginger entree. And no one can accuse The Xocolate Bar chocolatiers of skimping on ginger. Great big pieces of sweetened ginger adorned these pieces of dark chocolate bark, which would be quite enjoyable without lime as well.*

Regarding the lime additions, the limeade dipping sauce was a bit too sweet; however, I enjoyed the fresh lime - with the ginger bark, and also with some iced water on the side. (The leftover limeade sauce was recycled and used to flavor a yogurt dessert in the Chocolate Banquet laboratory.) Thank you to those who provided tasting help.

*Note: If you are in the Berkeley, CA, area, you might also ask The Xocolate Bar's staff if they have any Rangpur or other Lime Truffles for sale.  Several of their truffles would have paired nicely with this ginger bark.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

ChocolateBet: September 29, 2010


Chocolate of the Day:

1 serving
Trader Joe's
"Chocolate Dishes of Creme Brulee"
Very Good
Weight: 3.5 oz. (99 g.) / 14 oz. (397 g.) total package of 4
Calories: 340 calories + 8 calories for lime, ginger additions
Cost: $4.99 total package of 4 servings
Purchased from: Trader Joe's, in Palo Alto, CA

Today was Day #2 of Chocolate and Lime (+ Ginger) Theme Week.

And, today's chocolate entree was a Trader Joe's chocolate shell/dish filled with creme brulee, topped with fresh lime zest, a hint of lime juice, and powdered ginger. A little lime juice added flavor and helped cut the sweetness of the creme brulee. (For some reason I couldn't taste the ginger.) However, this dessert would be just fine without toppings. Thank you to Jacinta for tasting help.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

ChocolateBet: September 28, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:

1/2 bar
Chocolat Moderne LLC
Moderne Chocolate and Toffee Bar - Lime
Very Good - Very Good +
Weight: 1.75 oz. (50 g.) / 3.5 oz. (100 g.) total bar
Calories: 280 calories (estimate) for 1/2 bar
Cost: $8.25 total bar
Purchased from: Draegers, in San Mateo, CA

Today's chocolate game score: Hot Sun: 1; Chocolate: 0.

A late season hot spell this week turned any chocolate that was situated too close to bright, sunny windows into fondue. I will spare you the tragic picture of this slightly misshapen chocolate bar in its pretty gold foil inside wrapper. Thankfully today's heat did not impact the flavor of this 65% cacao bar, described on the packaging as follows: "Butter Toffee Infused with Fresh Lime Crumbled into Fine Dark Chocolate." The subtle lime taste was indeed very fresh and natural tasting, and stood up as a nice accent flavor to the toffee and dark chocolate.

One addition that you may notice in the background: a glass of homemade iced ginger tea, sweetened with agave syrup. Today was Day #1 of Chocolate and Lime + Ginger Theme Week. Lime and Ginger each deserve their own theme week, but this week I'll be combining the two.

ChocolateBet: September 27, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:

2 small pieces, or "bites"
Brandini Toffee
Brandini Bites (Toffee)
Good +
Weight: .7 oz. (19.6 g.)/ 8 oz. (226 g.) total container/round tin
Calories: 112 calories (estimate) for 2 small pieces
Cost: $12.00 for 1 container/round tin
Purchased from: Domaine Carneros (winery), Napa, CA

I think chocolate and travel go well together, which is why I liked the story behind Brandini Toffee.

Apparently, Leah Post and Brandon ("Brandini") Weimer started selling toffee to help finance a student trip to Italy. Based in La Quinta, CA, the company produces these small square toffee, or Brandini, Bites (which must be difficult to cut into these precise little pieces), and other toffee products.

Today was Day #7 of Chocolate and Toffee Theme Week.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

ChocolateBet: September 26, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:

1 serving
Brown and Haley
Almond Roca - Buttercrunch Toffee
(chopped, with vanilla ice cream, nuts, whipped cream, nuts, other additions)
Good + - Very Good
Weight: .4 oz. (9 g.)/ 1.2 oz. (35 g.) total package of 3 pieces
Calories: 400 calories (estimate) for sundae
Cost: $?
Purchased from: Longs Drugs (now CVS Pharmacy)

Today was Day #6 of Chocolate and Toffee Theme Week.

It was also very hot outside, with temperatures well in into the 90's (in degrees Farenheit that is). This called for extreme measures -- adulteration of chocolate with ice cream. The result: an Almond Roca sundae, made with vanilla ice cream, topped with chopped pecans, cocoa, whipped cream, and a few whole raw almonds (for something healthy).

Saturday, September 25, 2010

ChocolateBet: September 25, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:

1 oz. serving
Marich Confectionery Co.
Triple Chocolate Toffee
Good - Good +
Weight: 1 oz. (28 g.) / 2.3 oz. (65 g.) total bag
Calories: 146 calories
Cost: $?
Purchased from:?

Today was Day #5 of Chocolate and Toffee Theme Week. And, fittingly, today's bag of individual chocolate pieces consisted of hand-made toffee centers -- surrounded by different layers of milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and marbled dark and white chocolate.

ChocolateBet: September 24, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:

1/4 bar
Michael Mischer Chocolates
Dark Chocolate - Single Origin Criollo - 65% Cacao Toffee and Salt (bar)
Very Good
Weight: .25 oz. (7 g.) / 1 oz. (28.3 g.) (estimate)
Calories: 37 calories (estimate)
Cost: $3.25 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Michael Mischer Chocolates, in Oakland, CA

Today's Michael Mischer 65% dark toffee and salt bar was similar to the 72% dark version I tried yesterday. However, I think this 65% toffee bar comes in a close third behind the 38% milk chocolate and 72% dark versions. Of course, given how wonderfully great those other two bars were/are, this was was still a great rating. The small bar size was nice as well.

Today was Day #4 of Chocolate and Toffee Theme Week.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

ChocolateBet: September 23, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:

1/4 bar
Michael Mischer Chocolates
Toffee and Murray River Salt (bar); 72% Dark Chocolate
Very Good +
Weight: .75 oz. (21.25 g) / 3 oz. (85 g.) total bar
Calories: 109 calories (estimate) in 1/4 bar
Cost: $9.95
Purchased from: Michael Mischer Chocolates, in Oakland, CA

This proved to be another in a series of great Toffee and Murray River Salt chocolate bars from Michael Mischer Chocolates (Oakland, CA). Yesterday's chocolate was the incredibly smooth and addictive 38% milk chocolate version. Today it was the 72% dark chocolate version, also made from Single Origin Criollo beans/chocolate. Today's chocolate base was, no surprise, darker and richer, and also had a harder snap to it than it's milk chocolate cousin.

Today was Day #3 of Chocolate and Toffee Theme Week. Thank you to Susan for tasting help.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

ChocolateBet: September 22, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:

2.4 oz. serving
Michael Mischer Chocolates
Toffee and Murray River Salt (bar); 38% Milk Chocolate
Very Good + - Yum
Weight: 2.4 oz. (69 g.)/ 3 oz. (85 g.) total bar
Calories: 360 calories
Cost: $9.95 total bar
Purchased from: Michael Mischer Chocolates, located in Oakland, CA

When I see this Michael Mischer bar label (pictured above, right), my advice is to hide. By that I mean, either hide the chocolate in a cool, dark place from yourself, or others if necessary, to avoid accidental over-consumption and/or spontaneous combustion.

The second image (at right) is a picture of this bar in its hiding place in a back bedroom, moments before being eaten. My second piece of advice: do not attempt to eat just part of one of these bars if you are overly hungry.

These toffee bars are made with a very fine, smooth base of single origin Criollo milk chocolate (38% if you're counting). This is a creamy, delicious milk chocolate I can get behind. Add to that a topping of high-end toffee pieces and Murray River salt, and the result is a highly addictive chocolate bar.

Today was Day #2 of Chocolate and Toffee Theme Week.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

ChocolateBet: September 21, 2010

Chocolate(s) of the Day:

1.) 1 package
R and J Toffees LLC
Original Dark Almond Toffee
Good + - Very Good
Weight: 4 oz. (113.5 g.) package
Calories: 600 calories (estimate)
Cost: $?
Purchased from: Palo Alto Farmers Market, downtown Palo Alto, CA

2.) 1 piece
B.T. McElrath
Individually-wrapped toffee (Note: this seemed to be a small version of the 40% cacao milk chocolate, toffee Prairie Dog bar; a Prairie Dog Bite perhaps?)
Very Good
Weight: .5 oz. (14 g.) (estimate)
Calories: 75 calories (estimate)
Cost: $?
Purchased from: Draegers, in San Mateo, CA

Today was Day #1 of Chocolate and Toffee Theme Week. I had two different kinds of toffee today, one from a local (Campbell, CA) company, R and J Toffees.

The second toffee seemed to be a small orange-foil-wrapped version of the (40% milk chocolate) B.T. McElrath Prairie Dog toffee bar with sea salt. (A Prairie Dog Bite perhaps?)

Note: Dangerous things can happen when chocolate is mixed with butter, sugar, nuts, and a pinch of salt. For example, more than 4 oz. (113.5 g.) of chocolate toffee products disappeared this afternoon, after I forgot to eat lunch and became overly hungry before eating chocolate.

Monday, September 20, 2010

ChocolateBet: September 20, 2010

1/5 bar
Endangered Species Chocolate
Dark Chocolate with Goldenberry and Lucuma (bar)
Very Good
Weight: .6 oz. (17 g.) / 3 oz. (85 g.) total bar
Calories: 84 calories (estimate)
Cost: $4.79
Purchased from: Piazza's Fine Foods (market), in Palo Alto, CA

Golden berries have gotten more popular this year, and are turning up in higher end health food offerings. It was difficult to taste them in this 70% dark bar. Dark chocolate has a way of overpowering other less dominant flavors; but, I liked their tart golden raisin-like taste enough that I'd like to try them again, perhaps by themselves next time.

And Lucuma? I'm not sure I know much about this, other than this product from a South American fruit tree was listed as "organic sundried lucuma powder" on the ingredients list. More research is needed.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

ChocolateBet: September 19, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:

1/2 small bar
Torn Ranch Inc.
Dark Chocolate (bar) with Italian Chili
Very Good
Weight: .5 oz. (14 g.) / 1 oz. (28 g.) in total bar
Calories: 74 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $2.75
Purchased from: Draegers, in San Mateo, CA

The little dark bar with a peperoncini chili pepper surprise -- more in some bites than others, and not completely unpleasant. Good for what ails you.

Thank you to Susan this afternoon for the helpful input on photograph sorting, for the jasmine tea, and for sharing this bar with me while poring through and ranking recent trip photos.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

ChocolateBet: September 18, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:

1/3 bar
Michel Cluizel
Noir/Dark (67% bar) - Saint Domingue
Plantation "Los Ancones"
Very Good +
Weight: 1.16 oz. (33.3 g.)/ 3.5 oz. (100 g.) total bar
Calories: 163 calories
Cost: $7.00
Purchased from: The Chocolate Garage, in Palo Alto, CA

This smooth, dark bar with Caribbean origins from French chocolatier Michel Cluizel possessed a richness beyond its 67% cacao, which is to say that today I would have pegged it as a 72% bar if left to guess on my own.

Thank you to Sunita at The Chocolate Garage for featuring this bar this morning, as part of a blind taste test, across the street from the downtown Palo Alto Farmers Market.

Friday, September 17, 2010

ChocolateBet: September 17, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:

1 package, 3 pieces
Ah Cacao
1.) Milk Chocolate (35%) - Good
2.) White Chocolate - Good
3.) Dark Chocolate (72%) - Good +
Weight: .88 oz. (25 grams) in total package
Calories: 140 calories (estimate)
Cost: $4.95 (USD) total package of 3 pieces
Purchased from: Los Cinco Soles (shop), Cancun Airport, Quintana Roo; Mexico

These three different chocolates (milk, white and dark) from Ah Cacao were molded into "chocsimiles" (chocolate facsimiles) of miniature cacao pods, and packaged together in this offering from Mexico.

ChocolateBet: September 16, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:
2 beans
Ah Cacao
Cacao Beans (peel-and-eat)
Very Good - Very Good +
Weight:  5 grams (guesstimate)/100 grams total package
Calories: 24 calories (guesstimate)
Cost: $7.95 U.S. Dollars
Purchased from: Los Cinco Soles (shop), at the Cancun Airport, Quintana Roo; Mexico

These peel-and-eat cacao beans from Ah Cacao (Mexico) were a wonderful, unsweetened treat for someone who enjoys the intense taste of chocolate or cacao nibs. I found these whole beans to be richer tasting than the ground pieces, or cacao nibs -- which would be the next step in the chocolate-manufacturing process.

Crunching on a few of these beans was as close to the source as I've gotten, since tasting cacao fruit during a visit to a farm in Costa Rica a few years ago. I think more cacao field trips are in order. Hawaii is the only state in the U.S. with a climate suitable for growing cacao trees that I know of; so that might be my next chocolate vacation destination.

ChocolateBet: September 15, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:
1/2 bar
Chocolate con Avellanos
Good +
Weight: 25 grams / 50 gram bar
Calories: 125 calories (estimate)
Cost: $NA
Purchased from: NA

This chocolate bar, flavored with roasted hazelnuts, served as lunchtime snack, on the way to the Cancun airport in Mexico. It was time to head home after being gone for more than two weeks. Lots of catching up on this blog when I get home.

Due to travel this month, photos and posts may be delayed.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

ChocolateBet: September 14, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:
1 piece
Turin
Huevitos - Chocolate con Leche Relleno al Licor sabor Rompope
Good
Weight:  .7 oz. (20 g.)/ 1.4 oz. (40 g.) total package of 2 pieces
Calories: 85 calories (estimate)
Cost: $19.00 Mexican Pesos
Purchased from: Marriott Courtyard Hotel giftshop, Cancun, Mexico

This small, foil-wrapped chocolate egg (huevito) from Turin, was filled with a mix of sugar, condensed milk, milk chocolate, and Rompope (a Mexican spiked eggnog beverage).

Note: Due to travel this month, photos and posts may be delayed.

ChocolateBet: September 13, 2010


Chocolates of the Day:
2 pieces
Tecnoalimentos Caribe Mex. S.A. de C.V. (Cancun, Mexico)

1.) Cancun Chocolates - white and milk chocolate sea shapes (I had a seahorse)
Good
Weight: .34 oz. (10 g.) / 1.1 oz. (30 g.) total package/box
Calories: 52 calories (estimate)
Cost: $55.00 Mexican Pesos
Purchased from: Convenience store in Cancun Airport, Quintana Roo, Mexico

2.) Caribbean Chocolates - milk chocolates with tequila filling
Good
Weight: .45 oz. (12.5 g.) / 3.54 oz. (100 g.) total package
Calories: 74 calories (estimate)
Cost: $95.00 Mexican Pesos
Purchased from: Convenience store in Cancun Airport, Quintana Roo, Mexico

An assortment of milk chocolates from Tecnoalimentos Caribe were available in shops at the Cancun airport (in Mexico), ranging from the cute and funny to the more adult chocolates with tequila filling. Once again, an airport provided a place to buy local chocolates that I wouldn't have discovered during my short stay in an area far from home.

Note: Due to travel this month, photos and posts may be delayed.

ChocolateBet: September 12, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:
1 piece
Museo Del Chocolate
Maria Cristina
Very Good
Weight: .5 oz. (14 grams)
Calories: 72 (estimate)
Cost: 40 cents (estimate)
Purchased from: NA

Today´s dark chocolate with honey, aged rum, and lemon peel was very good.

This was my second trip to The Museo Del Chocolate shop in downtown Havana. On the first trip we marveled at the chocolate drinks and molded chocolates, including a dark chocolate high-heeled shoe.

Today (Sunday) it was very crowded, and it was a welcome relief escape the heat and enter into their air conditioned space, after waiting in line outside. The name of this shop, translated into English, means The Chocolate Museum. To this end, there were posters hung on the painted green walls explaining the history of chocolate, and there were glassed-in display cases that contained chocolate making and drinking artifacts from the past.

Once inside, I waited behind a small mob of children standing on their tip-toes to peer at molded chocolate animals and different milk and dark chocolate truffles, with some clamoring for cold or hot chocolate drinks, so that I could obtain permission to take photos, and ask the staff about their chocolates.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

ChocolateBet September 11, 2010

Chocolate of the Day
1 piece
Ah Cacao
72% dark chocolate bar
Very Good
Weight: .5 oz. (14 g.) (estimate) for bar with 5 pieces
Calories: 70 calories (estimate)
Cost: $5.95 U.S. Dollars
Purchased from  Los Cinco Soles (shop), in Cancun Airport, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Today´s dark bar was "Hecho en Mexico" (made in Mexico), and it was quite good.

Also, today I celebrated eating a different chocolate every day for the past four years. I still feel grateful that I'm able to incorporate chocolate into my life and travels. A big thank you to all the members of El SeƱor Ronaldo's photography group who helped celebrate this occasion on the road -- to Matt and Neeley for contributing a bottle of BV Creme de Cacao (from Spain), and to Bill for the rum. After some research, it was determined that both these beverages go well with chocolates.

ChocolateBet September 10, 2010

Chocolate of the Day
4 bones or pieces
Tecnoalimentos Caribe Mex. S.A. de CV
Good
Weight  .35 oz. (10 grams)  1.75 oz. (50 g.) total box of 20 bones
Calories  52.5 calories (estimate)
Cost  $60.00 Mexican Pesos
Purchased from  Convenience Store, Cancun Airport, Quintana Roo, Mexico

A jolly Caribbean pirate and a skull and crossbones helped explain the theme behind this box of 20 little milk chocolate bones.

Note  Due to travel this month, posts and photographs will be delayed.

ChocolateBet: September 9, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:
1 bonbon
Guama Bombones y Chocolates
Bombones con Anejo Rum
Good Plus
Weight: .5 oz., or 14 grams (estimate)
Calories: 75 calories (estimate)
Cost  .40 (estimate for 1 piece)
Purchased from:  NA

The heat was such that this poor Guama chocolate truffle (with aged rum) almost suffered a meltdown between the time it left its refrigerated case and before being plunged back into an air conditioned dining environment down the street. Not to worry; it would have been fine melted over ice cream as well. Later in the evening the truffle insisted I pose it with some rum before being eaten. That you to Sharon for indulging its last wish.

Note: Due to travel this week, posts and photos will be delayed.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

ChocolateBet: September 8, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:
2 pieces (1/3 bar)
Baracoa
Dark Chocolate "Tablets"-- Chocolate Fundante
Good - Good +
Weight: .59 oz. (16.7 g.) / 1.76 oz. (50 g.) total bar with six pieces
Calories: 83 calories (estimate)
Cost: $1.75 (estimate)
Purchased from: N/A - Refreshment/gift shop area of Hemingway Museum/House, on the outskirts of Havana

Much of the chocolate in Cuba comes from the Baracoa region (northeast part of the country). Baracoa also happened to be the brand name for this chocolate bar. After looking at Hemingway's house, outfitted with the requisite stuffed animal trophy heads, old typewriter, bottles and books, I made my way to the refreshments area. The man who handed over this bar to us did so with some hesitation. He was fairly sure we might not like this, because it was oscuro (dark) chocolate. Hah! We assured him, nothing could be further from the truth.

Note: Traveling in the Caribbean in the summer with chocolate purchases and/or gifts can be challenging. I've tried to shuttle any chocolates I've been carrying quickly from one air-conditioned space to another. Fortunately, I found a small refrigerator last night where my small bag of chocolates  could spend the night, which means that I wasn't looking at a puddle of fondue and wrappers this morning.

Note: Due to travel, posts and photographs may be delayed.

ChocolateBet: September 7, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:
1/4 bar
Maya Gold
Chocolate - Chiapas style tabletop chocolate
Good +
Weight: .72 oz. (20 g.) / 2.8 oz. (80 g.) total package
Calories: 89 calories (estimate)
Cost: $75.00 Mexican Pesos
Purchased from: shop in Cancun airport, Quintana Roo, Mexico

More chocolate from Mexico today -- this time from Chiapas. Table style is an entire system of chocolate classification that I look forward to researching more in the future.

Note: Due to travel, posts and photographs may be delayed.

Monday, September 6, 2010

ChocolateBet: September 6, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:
2 squares
Guama Bonbones y Chocolates - Chocolate Artesanal
Chocolate Amargo (dark chocolate bar with 6 pieces/squares)
Very Good
Weight: .6 oz. (16.6 g.) / 1.8 oz. (50 g.) in total bar
Calories: 87 calories (estimate)
Cost: $ N/A
Purchased from: N/A

This dark bar from Cuba was quite good. From what I can gather, most of the cacao on this large island nation is grown in the south/east part of the island, and I'm not sure how this chocolate is made (e.g. in a cooperative). Regardless, this dark bar broke with a loud snap and had nice texture and taste.

Note: Due to travel this month, posts and pictures may be delayed.

ChocolateBet: September 5, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:
1 turtle
Tecnoalimentos Caribe Mex., S.A. de C.V.
Cancun - Tortuguitas de Chocolate
Good
Weight: .2 oz. (6 g.) / 1.75 oz. (50 g.) total box/package
Calories: 30 calories (estimate)
Cost: $60.00 Mexican Pesos
Purchased from: Convenience Store, Cancun Aiport, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Yesterday I sampled a milk chocolate dolphin, and today I tried a little (solid milk) chocolate turtle, from a company based in Cancun, Mexico.  Judging from the picture on the box (photo to be posted upon my return), these turtles looked very happy snorkeling around the Caribbean. I was a little disappointed to find that little turtle didn't come with a snorkel tube and mask.

Note: Due to travel this month, posts and photos may be delayed.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

ChocolateBet: September 4, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:
1 dolphin
Chocolates del Caribe, S.A. DE C.V.
Milk Chocolate Dolphins (Delfines de Chocolate)
Good
Weight: .1 oz. (3.5 g.) (estimate) / 1.75 oz. (50 g.) total box/package
Calories: 15 calories (estimate)
Cost: $50.00 Mexican Pesos for total box
Purchased from: Convenience Store, in Cancun Airport, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Today was spent taking pictures (and keeping an eye out for local chocolates), while attending events, researching art and technology in the Caribbean, and taking a ferry ride across a harbor. No dolphins were spotted -- except the milk chocolate variety on our lunch table after the ferry ride.

Note: Due to travel, photographs and posts may be delayed this month.

Friday, September 3, 2010

ChocolateBet: September 3, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:
1 oz. serving
Vida Nuez / Hacienda El Mortero
Pecanin Choco Light - Nuez Pecanera Cubierta en Chocolate
Good - Good +
Weight: 1 oz. (28 g.) / 2.6 oz. (75 g.) in total package
Calories: 145 calories (estimate)
Cost: 89.00 Mexican pesos
Purchased from: Convenience Store, in Cancun Airport, Quintana Roo, Mexico

For those not fluent in Spanish, today's chocolate was a mix of white and milk chocolate covered pecans.

Note: Due to travel this month, postings and photos may be delayed.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

ChocolateBet: September 2, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:
.9 oz. bar
Kaokao Chocolates Damarsicheli
72% bar
Good + - Very Good
Weight: .9 oz. / 1.06 oz. (30 g.) total bar
Calories: 120 calories (estimate)
Cost: $6.95 U.S. Dollars
Purchased from: Los Cinco Soles (store) in Cancun Airport, Mexico

Once again, airport shops proved to be a good source of local chocolates. Los Cinco Soles offered a nice selection of bars and other chocolate products in the Cancun airport. I enjoyed trying the Kaokao 72% bar. According to the label, the company is based in Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

ChocolateBet: September 1, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:
1 oz. serving
The Grove
Chocolate Almonds
Good Plus
Weight: 1 oz. (28 g.)
Calories: 125 calories
Cost: $3.99
Purchased from: The Grove, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Texas
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