Thursday, December 16, 2010
Dark Chocolate Orange Blossom with Almonds
Weight: .5 oz. (14 g.) (estimate)
Calories: 72 calories (estimate)
Cost: $N/A - part of a benefit
Purchased from: N/A - chocolates/samples were being served at benefit screening, in Palo Alto, CA
Today was Day #2 of Chocolate and Fruit Bowl Theme Week. December is a good month to pick ripe oranges here in California. I don't have a tree/bush in my yard, but I know several people who do. So, the fruit bowl on my kitchen counter almost always has an orange in it.
Today's Coco-Zen Dark Chocolate Orange Blossom truffle is infused with orange and topped with toasted almond pieces. I picked up this Fair Trade Certified chocolate from Coco-Zen founder, Joyce Kushner, at a recent benefit screening of the movie "The Dark Side of Chocolate," at World Centric in Palo Alto, CA. I asked Joyce for a few samples to go. Fortunately, World Centric specializes in biocompostable serving trays and other items. Thank you to Aseem Das for this small clamshell container -- it was perfect for transporting a few chocolate truffles.