Wednesday, October 20, 2010

ChocolateBet: October 20, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:

1/2 tin
Dean and DeLuca
Dark Chocolate Orange Peel
Very Good
Weight: 3 oz. (85 g.) / 6 oz. (170 g.) total container, tin
Calories: 400 calories (estimate) for 1/2 tin
Cost: $9.00 for total container
Purchased from: Elements (gift shop), Aria Resort, CityCenter; Las Vegas, NV

Dean and DeLuca's round silver tin filled with Dark Chocolate Orange Peel pieces concluded (Day #7 of) Chocolate and Orange Theme Week.

I thought I tasted a hint of cinnamon along with the orange oil used to flavor these dark gems -- providing a nice tie-in for the holidays, now that we're slouching toward Thanksgiving. Part of me still wants to cling to the false notion that it must still be summer--ish; but I had to don a warm coat this evening, so it's time to move on. Tomorrow I'll be starting to embrace the Fall/Winter holiday season with a warm chocolate Halloween/Day of the Dead hug.

ChocolateBet: October 19, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:

5 sticks
Orange Sticks
Good +
Weight: 1.48 oz. (42 g.) / 4.1 oz. (116 g.) total package
Calories: 160 calories in 5 sticks
Cost: $1.99 + shipping for online orders
Purchased from: Sweet's / Sweet Candy Company, Salt Lake City, UT

Sweet's has been a family business since 1892, if I understand their materials correctly, making them one of the longest running family businesses in the candy industry. Their orange sticks, with fairly natural tasting orange gel centers, were dipped in dark chocolate. Other types of chocolate covered sticks (e.g. raspberry) are also available from the Salt Lake City-based company.

Today was Day #6 of Chocolate and Orange Theme Week.
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