Monday, January 17, 2011

ChocolateBet: January 17, 2011

Chocolate of the Day:
1 truffle
Sweet Earth Chocolates
Espresso Vegan Truffle
Weight: .45 oz. (12.7 g.) (estimate) one truffle
Calories: 71 calories (estimate) in one truffle
Cost: N/A - holiday gift (thank you again to Alec and Ardis)
Purchased from: N/A - gift, purchased from Sweet Earth Chocolates, San Luis Obispo, CA

Among the many chocolate options today are vegan offerings. I marvel at those who can craft truffles without the help of cream or butter. This round Espresso Vegan Truffle from Sweet Earth Chocolates (made with Fair Trade chocolate) had a nice, smooth filling.

Providing a texture contrast was a coating of finely ground, rougher bean bits -- which can be seen in the "before" picture (above right). As readers of this blog know by now, the "after" pictures usually do not end well for the chocolate.

Today was Day #2 of Chocolate and Coffee Theme Week.

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