Tuesday, March 30, 2010

ChocolateBet: March 30, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:
2 bars
Weight Watchers
English Toffee Crunch - ice cream bars
Good +
Weight: 3.5 fl. oz. (103.4 mL) for 2 bars / 21 fl oz. (621 mL) in entire box of 12 bars
Calories: 200 calories for 2 bars
Cost: $3.99 for total box/package
Purchased from: Safeway, in Palo Alto, CA

Today (March 30) was Day #6 of Chocolate and Toffee Theme Week -- and, apparently, drowning in holidays day. These Weight Watchers bars are made with low fat toffee ice cream and have a milk chocolate flavored coating, with some toffee pieces. Made in Le Mars, Iowa (the self-proclaimed ice cream manufacturing capital of the world), these toffee ice cream bars are only 100 calories each. I'm sure the low calorie count tempts people to have more than one bar. OK, maybe it was just me.  I had "only" two bars, because I wanted to honor today's strange holiday: "I am in Control Day" (www.holidayinsights.com).  And now I'm going for a walk in the park for some exercise. (Coincidentally, today's other lesser known holiday is "Take a Walk in the Park Day.")
On a more serious note, Passover begins today. It's a good time to try out flourless chocolate cake recipes.
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