Thursday, April 14, 2011

ChocolateBet: April 14, 2011

Chocolate of the Day:
1 egg
Praline Melts (Easter Egg)
Weight: 1 oz. (28 g.) (estimate)
Calories: 160 calories (estimate)
Cost: $1.29
Purchased from: Piazza's Fine Foods, in Palo Alto, CA

"America and Britain are two countries divided by a common language," observed playwright George Bernard Shaw. Fortunately, chocolate bridges the gap. A sentence you might hear in the U.K. this month: I just received an Easter Hamper with lots of chocolate treat eggs, like these Praline Melts from Thorntons." Translation for U.S. residents: A hamper is a basket, or gift basket assortment. (Thorntons has an "I Love Chocolate Hamper" and several chocolate-related assortments.) And today's treat eggs, individually wrapped in foil, had a smooth, almond and hazelnut praline filling surrounded by a thick, milk chocolate shell.

A small dimple on the bottom of these eggs allowed for balancing tricks.

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