Friday, April 22, 2011

ChocolateBet: April 21, 2011

Chocolate(s) of the Day:
1 egg
Assorted eggs in larger plastic egg
Pure Dark Chocolate (70%) egg
Good + - Very Good
Weight: .28 oz. (7.9 g.) for 1 egg /4.5 oz. (127 g.) total egg
Calories: 42 calories
Cost: $10 total egg/container
Purchased from: Valrhona booth, at the San Francisco Chocolate Salon, San Francisco, CA

Today was Day #23 of Chocolate Egg Appreciation Month. Easter Sunday is 3 days away, and I've been "appreciating" different types and flavors of chocolate eggs for the past three weeks.

I returned to the Valrhona plastic mother egg (that I'd obtained at a recent Chocolate Salon event) -- to try another one of the different, foil-wrapped mini eggs that were nestled inside. Today, I chose the pure dark chocolate egg (70%) wrapped in red foil, filled with a dark chocolate ganache. The elegant pattern on each egg suggested a cracked shell; perhaps the chocolate chick(s) inside decided not to hatch, due to their tasty surroundings, and became reabsorbed inside the smooth filling. However, I detected no happy chocolate chick feathers or beaks in these eggs. So I'm discarding this theory.

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