Wednesday, November 24, 2010

ChocolateBet: November 23, 2010

Chocolate(s) of the Day:

1.) 1 piece
Gateau et Ganache
"Le Gingembre" (Ginger) chocolate bonbon
Very Good
Weight: .45 oz. (12.7 g.) (estimate)
Calories: 63 calories (estimate)
Cost: $15.00 for box of 8 pieces (Autumn collection)
Purchased from: Piazza's Fine Foods, in Palo Alto, CA

Today was Day #7 of Chocolate and Gingerbread Theme Week. I picked up an Autumn collection box of assorted chocolates from Gateau et Ganache, after sampling their "Le Gingembre" dark chocolate and ginger chocolate at the San Francisco Luxury Chocolate Salon recently. Garnished with two small bits of candied ginger on top, this was a rich and tasty bonbon.

And just in case this fine ginger chocolate doesn't count as "gingerbread" I also had a bite of a tiny gingerbread cake -- cookie actually. See below.

2.) 1 small bite of one cookie
Enjoy Life
Soft Baked Gingerbread Spice Cookies
(topped with chocolate and gingerbread sauce)
Good +
Weight: .25 oz. (7 g.) for 1 bite/ 6 oz. (170 g.) total box
Calories: 30 calories
Cost: $3.69 total box of cookies
Purchased from: Whole Foods, in Los Altos, CA

These small gluten- and nut-free gingerbread cookies from Enjoy Life were a treat, especially when decorated with a drizzle of homemade chocolate and gingerbread sauce (dark cocoa powder, brown sugar, molasses, ginger and spices). My only complaint: a somewhat gummy texture in my mouth that showed up only after I'd chewed up a bite of cookie.

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