Saturday, February 5, 2011

ChocolateBet: February 5, 2011

Chocolate of the Day:
1 piece
Sweet Earth Chocolates
Raspberry Creme
Good ++ - Very Good
Weight: .45 oz. (12.7 g.) (estimate)
Calories: 67 calories (estimate)
Cost: $N/A - gift
Purchased from: N/A gift; purchased from Sweet Earth Chocolates, San Luis Obispo, CA

I find chocolate with fresh fruit refreshing -- particularly if I'm eating chocolate in the morning for breakfast. Even better, natural tasting fruit flavors, like what I believe I'm tasting with this Raspberry Creme from Sweet Earth Chocolates.

As Valentines Day approaches, fresh berries are often paired with chocolates. So, I declare today to be...Day #1 of Chocolate and Raspberry Theme Week.

ChocolateBet: February 4, 2011

Chocolate(s) of the Day: 

1.) Yatuhashi - Green Tea Chocolate Yatsuhashi
1 individually-wrapped, dipped item
Good +
Weight: .56 oz. (16 g.) in one indiv. wrapped green tea choc dipped item
Calories: 68 calories (
Cost: N/A - gift from Japan to my father that was shared with me
Purchased from: N/A - gift that was shared with me (from Kyoto, Japan)

2.) Sweet Earth Chocolates
2 truffles
- Lime Truffle
- Late Harvest Zinfandel Truffle
Good +
Weight: .9 oz. (25.4 g.) for 2 truffles (estimate)
Calories: 134 calories (estimate - 2 truffles)
Cost: N/A - gift from Alec, Ardis
Purchased from: N/A - gift; from San Luis Obispo, CA

Today was the last day (Day #7) of Chocolate (and) Surprise Theme Week. It was fitting that all three of these sweet items described above were also surprise gifts from family or friends.

The other "surprise" element running through today's chocolates:
sometimes I bite into a chocolate, and discover it contains cocoa butter (white chocolate), but no cocoa solids. Such was the case with the Green Tea Chocolate Yatsuhashi (from Japan) and the Sweet Earth Chocolates Lime Truffle. Both were good, but to ensure I received my minimum daily requirement of the whole cocoa bean, I enjoyed a Late Harvest Zinfandel Truffle (also from Sweet Earth Chocolates).

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