Tuesday, January 11, 2011

ChocolateBet: January 11, 2011

Chocolate(s) of the Day:
1 serving hot chocolate beverage w/ Chai stirrer

1.) Pacific Natural Foods
Hazelnut Chocolate Non-Dairy Beverage (Gluten Free)
Good ++
Weight: 4 fl. oz. (120 mL)/ 32 fl. oz. (1 Quart) (946 mL) total container
Calories: 60 calories
Cost: $
Purchased from: Piazza's Fine Foods, Palo Alto, CA

2.) Hammond's Candies
Chai Stirrers (Gluten Free)
Good ++
Weight: .5 oz. (14 g.) / 5 oz. (141 g.) total container (~15 sticks)
Calories: 40 calories in 1 stirrer stick
Cost: $3.99 (sale/marked down price; reg. $7.00)
Purchased from: HomeGoods, in San Carlos, CA

Nut-based beverages offer some tasty non-milk alternatives for hot chocolate. For today's chocolate choice, I used a chocolate hazelnut non-dairy beverage from Pacific Natural Foods, and a Chai stirring stick from  Hammond's Candies.  I did add in a little hot milk into this cocoa as well. Note: your Chai Stirrer will melt fairly quickly if your cocoa is very hot, so stir quickly.

Today was Day #5 of Chocolate and Chai Theme Week.

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