Sunday, October 23, 2011

ChocolateBet: October 23, 2011

Chocolate(s) of the Day:

1 serving (4 pieces)
Trader Joe's
Gone Bananas!
Very Good
Weight: 1.52 oz. (43 g.)/ 8 oz. (227 g.) total package
Calories: 130 calories in 1 serving (4 pieces)
Cost: $1.99 total package
Purchased from: Trader Joe's, in Mountain View, CA

Deep in the jungle where cacao and bananas are grown lurks a... sock monkey. Well, outside of said monkey being featured on a box of Trader Joe's "Gone Bananas! piece at a time" (chocolate covered frozen banana slices) I'm not sure that's true; but it's fun to imagine.

Hats off to Trader Joe's once again for providing quality chocolate items at a reasonable price. These banana slices (product of Thailand) are to be enjoyed frozen (and not defrosted) -- per the sock monkey's instructions. I agree with the monkey; these are best served right out of the box.

Please Note: I added the nuts in the photo (at right) as a garnish. These banana slices do not contain nuts.

Oh my goodness, after double checking my chocolate spreadsheet tracker (yes, I do have one), I realized I might have eaten a similar item from Trader Joe's before (another Gone Bananas! item). So, to prevent a possible repeat, I sampled an "My Goodness Bar" (a 61% bittersweet chocolate bar with honey roasted peanuts and toasted coconut) from Chocolate Visions (based in Scotts Valley, CA). It was very good as well.

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