Friday, February 11, 2011

ChocolateBet: February 11, 2011

Chocolate(s) of the Day:
2 pieces
L.A. Burdick
1.) Baton Framboise - Very Good +
2.) Lemongrass Peppercorn - Very Good
Weight: .6 oz. (17 g.) (estimate)
Calories: 90 calories (estimate)
Cost: $difficult to determine (see below)*
Purchased from: L.A. Burdick

Exquisite little bites of greatness. That is how I would classify the assortment box of chocolates from (New Hampshire-based) L.A. Burdick  Handmade Chocolates. Apparently the squirrels in my neighborhood agree.

I arrived home yesterday to find a FedEx box of L.A. Burdick chocolates that had been left on my doorstep while I was out. Our resident squirrel thief had chewed all the way through the outer box and into a smaller assortment box inside (see box at right). I will always wonder -- what flavors were those three missing chocolates that it ate, and how would the squirrel rank these chocolates? Sadly, I'll never know.

Oh wait, I can eat all the remaining untouched chocolates (throwing out one that might possibly have been touched by a squirrel hand) and work it out through the process of elimination. Yes, some of you will be disgusted by this...but, you obviously haven't tasted L.A. Burdick Chocolates yet. The chocolates below were well worth picking through and rescuing.

The Baton Framboise (Raspberry) was very good, as was the (white chocolate) Lemongrass and (Pink) Peppercorn chocolate, pictured in what I call a "Field of Chocolate Dreams" shot at right.

Ah, yes; such was my preoccupation with squirrel burglars I almost forgot to mention that today was Day #7 of Chocolate and Raspberry Theme Week.

*Note: It's difficult to calculate the cost of these chocolates as individual pieces, because they came in a pre-packaged assortment box. Plus I "had to" eat what was left of the whole box to figure out what the squirrel might have taken.

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