Saturday, April 2, 2011

ChocolateBet: April 1, 2011

Chocolate of the Day:
2 eggs
Hotel Chocolat
Marc de Champagne and Strawberry (eggs)
Very Good + - Yum
Weight: 1.5 oz. (42.4 g.) (estimate for 2 eggs)
Calories: 224 calories (estimate)
Cost:  N/A - sample box
Purchased from: N/A - from Hotel Chocolat, London

We don't spend all our time here at Chocolate Banquet balancing chocolates on champagne bottles; but every once in awhile it's great to feel so giddy in-love with chocolates, or the rich life that chocolates make us feel a part of, that we just have to celebrate. So it was today, April Fool's Day. We made chocolate fools of ourselves, making champagne cocktails (and virgin versions), and enjoying Hotel Chocolat's very fine Marc de Champagne and Strawberry filled egg piece. It was, as the label stated: "An extremely distinguished egg."

Note: This egg was part of Hotel Chocolat's 2011 collection of eggs -- one of five, inside thick (milk and dark) chocolate half shells. I recommend soaking pieces of the larger chocolate egg half-shell in a little champagne as well. It's like dunking doughnuts in coffee, only better. 

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