Friday, August 13, 2010

ChocolateBet: August 13, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:
1/6 bar
Nirvana Belgian Chocolates
Organic 72% Dark Chocolate with Pomegranate (bar)
Good +
Weight: .58 oz. (16.6 g.)/3.5 oz. (100 g.) total bar
Calories: 90 calories for 1/6 bar (estimate)
Cost: $6.95 for total bar
Purchased from: ?

Today's (72% cocoa) Dark Chocolate Pomegranate bar was made from organic Trinitario cocoa beans from the Dominican Republic, and vanilla from Madagascar. For those interested in more origin details: according to the label, this bar was produced in Belgium by Klingele Chocolade, and was certified organic by IMO, Switzerland.

Last week I was scrambling to find chocolates that would qualify for a chocolate and pomegranate theme week. However, I need not have fretted; today was Day #4 of Chocolate and Pomegranate Theme Week, and my chocolate vault is now well-stocked after a successful chocolate and pomegranate hunting safari. If I'd waited a few more months (when pomegranates come back into season in California), I could have incorporated some fresh pomegranate (fruit) into the list of chocolate choices. I'll have to consider growing seasons when I plan other produce-related theme weeks in the future. Coming up later this week: peach and pomegranate jam sauce and whipped cream on a gluten-free chocolate cake, and chocolate-covered figs paired with pomegranate wine.
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