Monday, November 15, 2010

ChocolateBet: November 15, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:
6 pieces
Chocolate Momotombo, LLC
Cacao Nibs, Covered in Fine Chocolate
Very Good +
Weight: 1.4 oz. (40 g.) /4.24 oz. (120 g.) total package
Calories: 203 calories (estimate)
Cost: $10.00 for total package
Purchased from: Chocolate Momotombo booth, at Luxury Chocolate Salon event, at Fort Mason, in San Francisco, CA

One great discovery from the latest Luxury Chocolate Salon in San Francisco (yesterday) was Chocolate Momotombo from Nicaragua. Today's chocolate: the company's cacao nibs "covered in fine chocolate" contained a variety of pleasing roasted flavor notes: from corn nuts to toasted almonds.

ChocolateBet: November 14, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:
1 piece
Vice Chocolates
"Slayer" truffle
Very Good
Weight: .4 oz. (11.3 g.) (estimate)
Calories: 60 calories (estimate)
Cost: $2.00 (estimate)
Purchased from: Vice booth, at Luxury Chocolate Salon event, at Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA

What's in a Vice Chocolates "Slayer" truffle? Think vampires, and you might come up with the answer: garlic, and balsamic vinegar.  Just the right amount of each made for an interesting truffle. I look forward to trying more creative flavors from Vice.
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