Friday, December 9, 2011

ChocolateBet: December 9, 2011

Chocolate of the Day: 

1/2 cup serving
Fentons Creamery
Rocky Road ice cream
Good ++
Weight: 1/2 cup / 1 Pint container
Calories: 220 calories (estimate)
Cost: $7.50 for 1 pint
Purchased from: Fentons, in Oakland, CA

In 1929, after the stock market had crashed and the U.S. was experiencing the Great Depression, times were hard. According to legend, two ice cream makers in in the East Bay (San Francisco Bay Area) wanted to soothe people's spirits and give them something to smile about. Thus, Rocky Road ice cream was born.

Fentons Creamery (Oakland, CA) claims it was the first to create this chocolate ice cream flavor with marshmallows and walnuts (as well as two other flavors: toasted almond and Swiss milk chocolate).

If you visit Fentons Creamery in Oakland, be prepared. Their ice cream sundaes are large and delicious.

I had trouble scooping out my serving today from the hand-packed pint container I took home. This was serious, dense chocolate ice cream, chock full of cut walnut and marshmallow pieces, as promised.

Today was the first day of Rocky Road Theme Week. Tomorrow I will feature the cross-town company (Dreyer's), that also claims it originated Rocky Road ice cream.

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