Friday, December 10, 2010

ChocolateBet: December 10, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:
1 package - 3 cups
Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups
Good +
Weight: 1.2 oz. (34 g.) total package of 3 cups
Calories: 190 calories
Cost: $0.99 (sale)
Purchased from: Piazza's Fine Foods, in Palo Alto, CA

The peanut butter cup resides in the pantheon of chocolate. Today's SunSpire chocolate is a version of this popular staple -- made with MaraNatha almond butter instead of peanut butter. (Note for people with peanut allergies, these may contain traces of peanuts.) Having tried these cups, I'm thinking it might be interesting to compare different legume and nut butter chocolate cups side-by-side. Another future chocolate lab experiment to be scheduled.

Today was Day #3 of Dark Chocolate and Nuts Theme Week.

ChocolateBet: December 9, 2010

Chocolate of the Day:
1/4 bar
Michael Mischer Chocolates
65% Cacao with toasted Almonds (bar)
Good + - Very Good
Weight: .75 oz. (21.25) / 3 oz. (85 g.) total bar
Calories: 105 calories (estimate) in 1/4 bar
Cost: $
Purchased from: Michael Mischer Chocolates, Oakland, CA

Today was Day #2 of Dark Chocolate and Nuts Theme Week. Michael Mischer does nuts well -- perfectly toasted, and sprinkled across a rich, dark chocolate (65% cacao) bar base, made from single origin Criollo beans from Venezuela.
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