Wednesday, February 3, 2010

ChocolateBet: February 3, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:
1/3 bar
Donna Elvira dolceria
cioccolata modicana - al pepe nero Kuching
Weight: 1.172 oz. (33 g.)/3.52 oz. (100 g.) total bar
Calories: 175 calories (estimate)
Cost: $?
Purchased from: Miette Bakery, Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA

The bits of black pepper in this dark (50% cacao - Peru) bar were easier to taste (than the lemon and pepper bar from yesterday - where the lemon flavor outshone the pepper flavor). Yes, there is nothing like biting into a piece of black peppercorn and suddenly bringing a halt to the conversation you're having with someone, while you make odd sounds and faces.

The texture to this bar was a bit crumbly. However, this problem was easily solved when I dissolved this in milk and made spicy hot chocolate out of part of it.

ChocolateBet: February 2, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:

Safeway Select
Dark Chocolate with Lemon and Pepper
Very Good
Weight: 1.75 oz. (50 g.)/3.5 oz. (100 g.) total bar
Calories: 253 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $2.00 for total bar
Purchased from: Safeway, in San Jose, CA

Happy Groundhog Day all.

It was also my mom's birthday dinner - with a lemon and black pepper theme. So, it was fitting that today's dark chocolate (55%) bar would be flavored with -- yes, lemon and black pepper. This Safeway bar was a "product of Switzerland."
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