Wednesday, February 23, 2011

ChocolateBet: February 23, 2011

Chocolate(s) of the Day:

1.) Amedei - Tuscany
Cru Cioccolato Fondente Extra 70% Mono Origine Grenada bar
Very Good +
Weight: .35 oz. (10 g.) / 1.75 oz. (50 g.) total bar
Calories: 52 calories (estimate)
Cost: $9.00 (member price)
Purchased from: The Chocolate Garage

2.) Chocolate Decadence Cake
1 slice
(from Gourmet Express - San Francisco Bay Area Distributor)
Very Good
Weight: Unknown
Calories: Unknown
Cost: $3.65
Purchased from: Valona Cafe Market Delicatessen, Crockett, CA

3.) Chocolate Ice Cream Cake
1 small slice ice cream cake with chocolate chip ice cream + chocolate cake and pink frosting
Baskin Robbins 
with Mount Gay Eclipse Barbados Rum
Very Good with Rum
Weight: 2.9 oz. (estimate)
Calories: 200 calories (guesstimate)
Cost: $N/A - at parent's house
Purchased from: N/A at parent's house

Today was Day #3 of Chocolate and Rum/Spirits Theme Week. I had to try three times to get this right. That meant getting the rum and the chocolate together in one sitting.

Attempt #1: A bite of chocolate from an Amedei dark chocolate 70% single origin bar from Grenada with rich, almost raisin-like notes; but I forgot the rum.

Attempt: #2: A tasty piece of chocolate cake after lunch at the Valona Cafe Market Delicatessen. Very good, but again there was no easy way to combine this dessert with rum since I was not home, or in a bar. (Although the Valona Cafe Market Deli did serve wine and beer and has live jazz some nights.)

And, finally, attempt #3: a small slice of Baskin Robbins ice cream cake with a splash of Mount Gay rum at my parents house. Good thing I walked almost 4 miles today in the hills.

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