Sunday, May 29, 2011

ChocolateBet: May 29, 2011

Chocolate of the Day:

1/2 bar
Cacao Atlanta Chocolate Co.
Love Bar {Patanemo} Dried Cherries
Good + - Very Good
Weight: .75 oz. (25 g.) / 1.5 oz. (50 g.) total bar
Calories: 60 calories (per package label)
Cost: $10.00 (2 bars for $20.00)
Purchased from: Cacao Atlanta Chocolate Co. booth at Chocolate Salon event in San Francisco; the company is based in Atlanta, GA

Today was Day #4 of Chocolate Banana and Cherry Theme Week. For today's chocolate items, I looked to the South for inspiration and was not disappointed.

Cacao Atlanta's Love Bar with Dried Cherries was very dark and rich; the cherries supplied a well balanced sweet and tart note above the 75% Cacao, single origin (Patanemo, Venezuela) dark bar base. (Patanemo is a name for the coastal region of Puerto Cabello in Venezuela, in South America.)

I also made a small banana ice cream sundae (with Safeway Select Super Premium Bananas Foster Ice Cream). This rich banana ice cream had a cinnamon honey swirl running through it. Bananas Foster is a dessert made famous at Brennan's Restaurant (in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana). And buying and enjoying this ice cream was faster than making the famous Brennan' dessert recipe -- with flaming rum and bananas. Both of these banana dishes pair well with a little chocolate.

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