Monday, August 9, 2010

ChocolateBet: August 9, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:
2 brownies + savory walnuts
Pamela's Products Inc.
Ultra Chocolate Brownie Mix
Very Good
Weight: 2 oz. (56 g.) of mix / 16 oz. (454 g.) in total package of dry mix
Calories: 360 calories in 2 brownies (prepared with olive oil)
Cost: missing information
Purchased from: missing information

Today was Day #7 of Chocolate and Olive Theme Wk. It is more time-consuming to prepare chocolate items from scratch, or assembling them from a variety of ingredients. However, this week's olive theme seemed to call for it. Fortunately, mixes exist -- and gluten-free ones at that, such as this chocolate brownie mix from Pamela's Products. I incorporated Star extra virgin olive oil into this mix; and I ate the finished brownies with some savory walnuts I made (with rosemary, Italian herb mix, olive oil, and salt).

In the future, I hope to make other chocolate and savory items, e.g. a (gluten-free) olive oil and herb bread, with some chocolate chunks; or a chocolate mousse made with olive oil and sea salt. As always, there seems to be endless possibilities with chocolate.
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