Wednesday, June 2, 2010

ChocolateBet: June 2, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:
2/5 bar
World Market (Cost Plus)
Sea Salt Dark Chocolate (bar)
Very Good
Weight: 1.2 oz. (33.9 g.)/ 3 oz. (85 g.) total bar
Calories: 176 calories in 2/5 bar
Cost: $1.99 total bar
Purchased from: World Market (Cost Plus) store in Mountain View, CA

Today was Day #6 of Chocolate and Salt Theme Week. I've been enjoying all the different ways that chocolate creators are incorporating sodium chloride (salt) into bars, truffles, caramels, and other treats. Today's sea salt bar had crunchy crystals of salt incorporated into (64% cacao) dark chocolate. Others use colored salt as a decorative garnish. There are lots of savory chocolates and different flavors of sea salts being combined with chocolate these days. I may have to extend this theme week for, well, another week.

I give points to World Market for having one of the most accessibly priced savory chocolate bars. At $1.99, this is a bar that most people can afford.
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