Friday, November 5, 2010

ChocolateBet: November 4, 2010

Rum Ingot, Florentine Dream
Chocolate(s) of the Day:
2 pieces + 1 micro-bite
Hotel Chocolat Ltd.
1.) Rum Ingot - Very Good +
2.) Florentine Dream - Very Good - Very Good +
3.) The Festive Wreath - Caramel, Cookies, Milk Chocolate - Very Good
Calories: 130 calories (for all three)
Cost: $NA - evaluation samples
Purchased from: N/A - from Hotel Chocolat, London, England

I enjoyed setting up a new computer this week. Monitor -- check; keyboard -- check; mouse: check; chocolate power source (in the form of a Rum Ingot and a Florentine Dream) -- double check.

Chocolate is a good power source. The Rum Ingot was flavored with rum from Saint Lucia, blended into a dark ganache. The Florentine Dream had a praline filling, and was topped with honey and almond florentine -- creating a texture blend with just the right amount of smoothness and crunch.

Also sampled today: "The Festive Wreath." All three chocolates came from London-based Hotel Chocolat  -- I may not be able to travel to England this month, but having these samples to evaluate for the Christmas Holidays is surely the next best thing.

Today was Day #7 of Chocolate and Christmas-is-Coming Theme Week.

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