Tuesday, September 14, 2010

ChocolateBet: September 14, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:
1 piece
Huevitos - Chocolate con Leche Relleno al Licor sabor Rompope
Weight:  .7 oz. (20 g.)/ 1.4 oz. (40 g.) total package of 2 pieces
Calories: 85 calories (estimate)
Cost: $19.00 Mexican Pesos
Purchased from: Marriott Courtyard Hotel giftshop, Cancun, Mexico

This small, foil-wrapped chocolate egg (huevito) from Turin, was filled with a mix of sugar, condensed milk, milk chocolate, and Rompope (a Mexican spiked eggnog beverage).

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

ChocolateBet: September 13, 2010

Chocolates of the Day:
2 pieces
Tecnoalimentos Caribe Mex. S.A. de C.V. (Cancun, Mexico)

1.) Cancun Chocolates - white and milk chocolate sea shapes (I had a seahorse)
Weight: .34 oz. (10 g.) / 1.1 oz. (30 g.) total package/box
Calories: 52 calories (estimate)
Cost: $55.00 Mexican Pesos
Purchased from: Convenience store in Cancun Airport, Quintana Roo, Mexico

2.) Caribbean Chocolates - milk chocolates with tequila filling
Weight: .45 oz. (12.5 g.) / 3.54 oz. (100 g.) total package
Calories: 74 calories (estimate)
Cost: $95.00 Mexican Pesos
Purchased from: Convenience store in Cancun Airport, Quintana Roo, Mexico

An assortment of milk chocolates from Tecnoalimentos Caribe were available in shops at the Cancun airport (in Mexico), ranging from the cute and funny to the more adult chocolates with tequila filling. Once again, an airport provided a place to buy local chocolates that I wouldn't have discovered during my short stay in an area far from home.

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

ChocolateBet: September 12, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:
1 piece
Museo Del Chocolate
Maria Cristina
Very Good
Weight: .5 oz. (14 grams)
Calories: 72 (estimate)
Cost: 40 cents (estimate)
Purchased from: NA

Today´s dark chocolate with honey, aged rum, and lemon peel was very good.

This was my second trip to The Museo Del Chocolate shop in downtown Havana. On the first trip we marveled at the chocolate drinks and molded chocolates, including a dark chocolate high-heeled shoe.

Today (Sunday) it was very crowded, and it was a welcome relief escape the heat and enter into their air conditioned space, after waiting in line outside. The name of this shop, translated into English, means The Chocolate Museum. To this end, there were posters hung on the painted green walls explaining the history of chocolate, and there were glassed-in display cases that contained chocolate making and drinking artifacts from the past.

Once inside, I waited behind a small mob of children standing on their tip-toes to peer at molded chocolate animals and different milk and dark chocolate truffles, with some clamoring for cold or hot chocolate drinks, so that I could obtain permission to take photos, and ask the staff about their chocolates.

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