Monday, May 3, 2010

ChocolateBet: May 3, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:
1/5 bar (3 small squares)
World Market/Cost Plus, Inc.
Chili and Lime Dark Chocolate (bar)
Very Good
Weight: .6 oz. (16.99 g.) in 3/15 or 1/5 bar - / 3 oz. (85 g.) total bar
Calories: 88 calories for 1/5 bar
Cost: $1.99 for total bar
Purchased from: World Market, in Mountain View, CA

This dark chocolate (64% cacao) bar from World Market was a real mouth burner when I first tried it, last month. After that first taste, I wrapped it up, and decided to save it for today (Day #3 of Chocolate and Spicy Theme Week.) It's odd, most chocolates would have lost something over time. However, this bar seemed to improve, and the spiciness of the chili flavor seemed to have died down a bit (more to my liking). While this is the first time I remember a chocolate item improving with time, this surprise result may speak to the difficulty of mixing any added flavor with chocolate 100% evenly. Also, this was a very fresh bar (not due to expire until Aug. 2011, more than a year from now).
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