Monday, February 7, 2011

ChocolateBet: February 7, 2011

Chocolate of the Day:
1/6 bar
Divine Chocolate Inc.
70% Dark Chocolate with Raspberries (bar)
Good +
Weight: .58 oz. (16.4 g.) / 3.5 oz. (100 g.) total bar
Calories: 84 calories (estimate)
Cost: $2.50 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Whole Foods Market, in Los Altos, CA

Today was Day #3 of Chocolate and Raspberry Theme Week. This attractively packaged 70% dark bar broke with a hard snap and was studded with visible raspberry granules.

Today's chocolate presumably traveled from the nation's capital to the store in California where I bought it. And, Washington, D.C. based  Divine Chocolate Inc. imported and distributed this bar, made with Fair Trade Certified chocolate, from Germany. This bar is a good example of the international nature of chocolate. Since cacao trees grow only in warmer, moister parts of the globe, Germany was yet another stop in a journey that started closer to the equator -- a farmer's cooperative in Ghana, Africa.
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