Wednesday, March 3, 2010

ChocolateBet: March 3, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:
1 hot milkshake
Rose, Kulfi and Chocolate Hot Milkshake
Very Good
Weight: 11 oz. (311 g.) (estimate)
Calories: 500 calories (estimate)
Cost: $4.32
Purchased from: Rick's Rather Rich Ice Cream, in Palo Alto, CA

It was probably a cold, dismal, rainy day (like today) when someone at Rick's created a hot milkshake, by putting a freshly made milkshake into a microwave oven. And guess what, this idea works. Apparently some flavors (such as chocolate and cinnamon; or lemon and ginger were suggested) yield better results than others. I thought the Rose/Kulfi/Chocolate shake was pretty tasty.

Before going to Rick's, I consulted one of my inspiration sources for chocolate mixology -- -- and found that today was Happy Peach Blossom Day -- a good fit with the chocolate + flower theme for this week. However, I was unable to find a peach blossom item in time; so I went with a rose once again, in the form of this milkshake. The rose hot shake made more sense than trying to do something with "If Pets Had Thumbs Day," also celebrated on March 3. On the other hand, if our cat (Dizzy) had thumbs, not only would she be opening my bedroom door for an early wake-up call every morning, but she would also be trying to open the microwave oven door to sample hot milkshakes.

ChocolateBet: March 2, 2010

Chocolate(s) of the Day:

1.) Cadbury Roses - Strawberry Dream
Good - Good +
Weight: .5 oz. (14.1 g.) (estimate)/7.7 oz. (220 g.) total package
Calories: 75 calories (estimate) for 1 piece
Cost: $7.99 for total package (10 different kinds of chocolates)
Purchased from: Cost Plus/World Market, in Mountain View, CA

2.) Mariebelle Chocolate Rose Tea
Weight: .25 oz. (7 g.)/2 oz. (56 g.) total container
Calories: 80 calories for 1 serving with milk
Cost: $12.00 for total container
Purchased from: Mariebelle shop, in New York City, New York

Continuing on the floral theme from yesterday, I found myself sipping chocolate and rose tea (with milk) and eating Cadbury Rose chocolates today. It felt very proper and British for a moment, until I almost spilled everything while trying to take a picture of these items.
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