Sunday, May 30, 2010

ChocolateBet: May 30, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:
1/2 bar
Jade Chocolates
Terracotta (bar) (41% cacao)
Very Good
Weight: 1 oz. (28.3 g.) / 2 oz. (58 g.) total bar
Calories: 150 calories (estimate) in 1/2 bar
Cost: $5.50 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Jade Chocolates, in San Francisco, CA

This (new) Terracotta milk chocolate bar from Jade Chocolates, with tamari almonds and pink sea salt, came carefully swaddled in handmade lokta paper from Nepal. The salt mixed in with the chocolate was very subtle, but it was enough to qualify this bar as today's choice for Day #3 of Chocolate and Salt Theme Week.

The story behind the mixture of chocolate, tamari almonds and sea salt (the salty and the sweet) is discussed on the back of the wrapper: "The legacy of the terracotta warriors is a tribute to China's first emperor who united the feuding states as one country. To honor him, the opposing flavors of salty and sweet come together in harmony."
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