Thursday, January 14, 2010

ChocolateBet: January 14, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:
1/2 bar
Kim's Chocolates
Cachet - Peru 64% dark chocolate bar
Very Good +
Weight: 1.75 oz. (50 g.)/3.5 oz. (100 g.) total bar
Calories: 263 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $2.99 (sale)
Purchased from: Venice Gourmet Delicatessen, in Sausalito, CA

In deepest, darkest Peru....Actually this is part of the origin story of Paddington Bear (but, I digress, once again). This dark bar, made with a mix of criollo and trinitario cacao beans, was very rich, smooth, and tasty. I discovered it, not in Peru, but, when I was walking the San Francisco Bay Trail in Sausalito, CA - a beautiful city by the water - when I stopped at the Venice Gourmet Delicatessen for some dinner.

ChocolateBet: January 13, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:
2 pieces
Blue Frog Chocolates
Louisiana Seafood
Good + - Very Good
Weight: .46 oz. (13 g.)/4.6 oz. (130 g.) total package/clear plastic box
Calories: 69 calories (1 crab, 1 crawfish)

Cost: $8.00 (plus shipping for online orders)
Purchased from: Blue Frog Chocolates, in New Orleans, LA

Imagine fishing for chocolate seafood. If this were possible, you might haul up a box of these milk chocolate crabs and crawfish from Louisiana, which are "always in season," according to the Blue Frog Chocolates label.

Blue Frog also made something called the Hurricane Katrina trashpile, and a FEMA chocolate house. (I did have a chance to taste the house, but not the Katrina trashpile, which was discontinued.) Humor is often the best medicine.

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