Tuesday, January 18, 2011

ChocolateBet: January 18, 2011

Chocolate of the Day:
.75 oz. (21.2 g.) serving
Chuao Chocolatier
Coffee and Anise bar
Good + - Very Good
Weight: .75 oz. (21.2 g.) / 2.8 oz. (80 g.) total bar
Calories: 148 calories (estimate)
Cost: $3.97 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Walmart, American Canyon, CA

Today was Day #3 of Chocolate and Coffee Theme Week. And the chocolate choice for the day was a dark chocolate (60% cacao) bar "with finely ground espresso and star anise." I liked these three flavors together; they were blended in the right proportions for my taste. My only quibble: I found that I didn't care for the fine grit from the expresso/star anise that was detectable in some bites of this bar. I would have preferred to taste these nice strong flavors in a dark, (grit-free) smooth base.

This Coffee and Anise bar came packaged with an interesting insert on Chef Michael Antonorsi, co-founder of Chuao Chocolatier -- based in Southern California.

...And yes, you read the "Purchased from:" line correctly; I bought this relatively fancy bar at Walmart.

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