Wednesday, November 10, 2010

ChocolateBet: November 10, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:

1.5 oz. (42.45 g.) serving
Recchiuti Confections
Dragee - Cherries Two Ways
Very Good
Weight: 1.5 oz. (42.45 g.)/ 6 oz. (169.5 g.) total package
Calories: 225 calories
Cost: $12.95 total package
Purchased from: Fog City News, in San Francisco, CA
Day #5 of Chocolate and Cherry Theme Week. Today's choice was: "A combo of dried Michigan tart cherries and candies wild Italian cherries" -- both types covered in chocolate of course -- from Recchiuti Confections.

Recchiuti is a high-end San Francisco, CA, based chocolate vendor, with a location in the San Francisco Ferry Building -- a foodie paradise.

However, I purchased these chocolate cherries from Fog City News, a great source for chocolates, news, and cards, a few blocks inland on Market Street.

ChocolateBet: November 9, 2010

Chocolate(s) of the Day:

Harry and David

1.) Chocolate Truffles - Cherry (2 truffles)
Good +
Weight: 1.3 oz. (37 g.)/ 12 oz. (340 g.) total package
Calories: 200 calories for 2 truffles
Cost: $12.95 for total package
Purchased from: Harry and David, Vacaville, CA store/booth at Waterfront Festival, Suisun Bay, CA (Oct. '10)

2.) Bing Cherry Milk Chocolates (4 pieces)
Very Good
Weight: 1.35 oz. (38 g.) / 4.5 oz. (127 g.) total package
Calories: 190 calories (estimate)
Cost: $4.99 for total package
Purchased from: Michaels, in Mountain View, CA

Today was Day #4 of Chocolate and Cherry Theme Week; and I enjoyed trying not one, but two, Harry and David chocolate and cherry products. The first, individually wrapped cherry truffles were part of the fruit bowl assortment (the other two flavors being orange and raspberry); they were fudgy and good. I bought these truffles last month from the owners of a local Harry and David store in Vacaville, CA, on Nut Tree Road, who had a booth at the Waterfront Festival -- celebrating wine, art and chocolate -- in Suisun Bay, CA.

The second offering was milk chocolate covered bing cherries, with the taste of dried, (pleasingly) tart, cherries inside.
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