Monday, February 22, 2010

ChocolateBet: February 22, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:
1 package
Chase Candy Company
Chase's Cherry Mash
Weight: 2.05 oz. (58 g.) in 1 package/bar
Calories: 285 calories
Cost: $1.95 (guesstimate)
Purchased from: The Candy Store, in San Francisco, CA

Happy George Washington Birthday, celebrated on Feb. 22 in the U.S.  As school children, we all dutifully learned that George was a brave young man, admitting: "I cannot tell a lie; I chopped down the cherry tree," when questioned. So, somehow the whole cherry and chocolate theme this week made sense. This is Day #2 of Chocolate and Cherry Theme Week (#2).

I purchased this Chase's Cherry Mash at The Candy Store in San Francisco (Russian Hill area). This store specializes in candy, but thankfully the owners have stocked a small, but very impressive array of chocolate items as well. 

Postscript: Thanks for all who commented on Chase's Cherry Mash! It's a privilege to write about small businesses making chocolates for this long. The Cherry Mash has been around for several decades -- enough time to create lots of good memories and tips (like adding one to a vanilla milkshake).

ChocolateBet: February 21, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:
1 piece
Luca Chocolate
Cherry Almond Cordial
Good +
Weight: .35 oz. (9.9 g.) (estimate) for 1 piece
Calories: 48 calories for 1 piece (estimate)
Cost: $16.95 total for 12 piece assortment box (3 different flavors)
Purchased from: Luca Chocolate via site

In honor of George Washington's birthday this week, I'm embarking on a chocolate and cherry theme week, or at least series of chocolates. This is the second chocolate and cherry theme week on this blog. Another indication of how abundant the chocolate world is. (This is also the second box of Luca chocolates I'm tasting. The first box, opened last week and identical from the outside, was the bacon box.)
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