Thursday, September 30, 2010
ChocolateBet: September 30, 2010
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.