Tuesday, May 17, 2011

ChocolateBet: May 17, 2011

Chocolate of the Day:
1 truffle
The Oakland Chocolate Company
Coconut Crunch
Good + - Very Good
Weight: .5 oz. (14 g.) (estimate)
Calories: 74 calories (estimate)
Cost: $ part of larger assortment box
Purchased from: The Oakland Chocolate Co., Oakland, CA

Today was Day #4 of Chocolate and Coconut Theme Week. The Oakland Chocolate Co. (based, fittingly enough, in Oakland, CA), offers a variety of chocolates, using fresh flavors and ingredients, including at this hand-rolled Coconut Crunch truffle.

Nancy Nadel, the owner and chief chocolatier at this bean-to-bar-to-bonbon company, uses dark chocolate from a single region (St. Mary's Parish) in Jamaica, for truffles, filled and molded chocolates, drops, and chocolate dipped fruit pieces.

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