Monday, September 6, 2010

ChocolateBet: September 6, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:
2 squares
Guama Bonbones y Chocolates - Chocolate Artesanal
Chocolate Amargo (dark chocolate bar with 6 pieces/squares)
Very Good
Weight: .6 oz. (16.6 g.) / 1.8 oz. (50 g.) in total bar
Calories: 87 calories (estimate)
Cost: $ N/A
Purchased from: N/A

This dark bar from Cuba was quite good. From what I can gather, most of the cacao on this large island nation is grown in the south/east part of the island, and I'm not sure how this chocolate is made (e.g. in a cooperative). Regardless, this dark bar broke with a loud snap and had nice texture and taste.

Note: Due to travel this month, posts and pictures may be delayed.

ChocolateBet: September 5, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:
1 turtle
Tecnoalimentos Caribe Mex., S.A. de C.V.
Cancun - Tortuguitas de Chocolate
Weight: .2 oz. (6 g.) / 1.75 oz. (50 g.) total box/package
Calories: 30 calories (estimate)
Cost: $60.00 Mexican Pesos
Purchased from: Convenience Store, Cancun Aiport, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Yesterday I sampled a milk chocolate dolphin, and today I tried a little (solid milk) chocolate turtle, from a company based in Cancun, Mexico.  Judging from the picture on the box (photo to be posted upon my return), these turtles looked very happy snorkeling around the Caribbean. I was a little disappointed to find that little turtle didn't come with a snorkel tube and mask.

Note: Due to travel this month, posts and photos may be delayed.
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