Saturday, November 13, 2010

ChocolateBet: November 13, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:
2 squares
Cherry Rooibos Bar
Good + - Very Good
Weight: .78 oz. (22 g.) / 3 oz. (85 g.) total bar
Calories: 110 calories
Cost: $7.50 total bar
Purchased from: Vosges, in Las Vegas, CA

I was interested in including Chicago-based Vosges's new Cherry Rooibos Bar in Chocolate and Cherry Theme Week. Fortunately (for me) Vosges has a Las Vegas, NV, location -- which is at least 1,000 miles closer to me than Chicago. And I just happen to be in Las Vegas for a few days. This bar is described as having "African rooibos tea, dried Michigan cherries, and deep milk (45% cacao) chocolate." The flavors were fairly subtle, but pleasant in the small piece that I ate. It's tempting to eat more and find out if larger chunks of cherry are embedded elsewhere in this bar; but I needed to leave room for dinner this evening.

Today was Day #8 of Chocolate and Cherry Theme Week.

ChocolateBet: November 12, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:

1 piece
Chocolate Chip Biscotti - Gluten Free
Good +
Weight: .42 oz. (12 g.) / 5.5 oz. (156 g.) total package
Calories: 40 calories for 1 biscotti cookie
Cost: $7.99 total package of biscotti + $3.50 for bag of cherries
Purchased from: Draeger's Market, in San Mateo, CA

Today was Day #7 of Chocolate and Cherry Theme Week.

I paired one of these Iamori gluten free Chocolate Chip Biscotti cookies with some Dole frozen (defrosted) dark sweet cherries for breakfast. I'm traveling for a few days, and this combination wasn't a bad on-the-road breakfast.
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