Sunday, August 28, 2011

ChocolateBet: August 28, 2011

Chocolate of the Day:

1/4 bar
Xocolatl de David
Orangette - 74% Cacao (Dominican Republic)
Weight: .55 oz. (15.5 g.) / 2.2 oz. (62 g.) total bar
Calories: 79 calories (estimate)
Cost: $8.95
Purchased from: Fog City News, in San Francisco, CA

The best chocolate is shared. Today's dark chocolate (74% cacao - Dominican Republic) Orangette bar from Xocolatl de David (based in Portland, OR)

was riddled with visible strips and bits of candied orange peel, and a hint of fleur de sel (salt).

I was delighted to share this bar with a group of friends during a field trip and tour today at St. George Spirits, a local craft distillery in Alameda, CA.

OK, here is where I try to tie together this field trip with (Day #5 of) Chocolate and Orange Theme Week -- showing, in the process, just how universal chocolate is..., or how far I'll go to make a connection between chocolate and just about anything else.

St. George Spirits makes/sells a single malt whisky (with chocolate and floral "notes"); mandarin (orange) blossom infused vodka; cacao perfume; and orange Qi liqueur, among other items. I will have to return to sample their TCHO chocolate and single malt whisky frozen gelato pops.

Thank you to Sueling for being a great hand model.

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