Saturday, February 26, 2011

ChocolateBet: February 26, 2011

Chocolate of the Day:
1 piece
Chocolate Momotombo
Cashew Rum - fresh chocolate
Very Good
Weight: .5 oz. (14.1 g.) (estimate)
Calories: 70 calories (estimate)
Cost: $N/A - part of chocolate tasting/workshop
Purchased from: Chocolate Workshop - The Chocolate Garage, Palo Alto, CA

It's not every day that I get a chance to experience 600 years of chocolate history in one sitting. Ometeote is a small organization dedicated to educating people about the history and production of chocolate in Nicaragua. Fortunately, Carlos Mann of Ometeote was at the Chocolate Garage in Palo Alto, California, this afternoon to conduct a workshop and tasting.

This workshop was a unique opportunity to sample cacao-based beverages from pre-Columbian and Colonial times well as chocolates being made today by Mann's company, Managua-based Chocolate Momotombo. Unique chocolates include Momotombo's fresh chocolates, that come in multiple flavors. I selected a blue-foil wrapped, Cashew Rum fresh chocolate as today's chocolate of the day (pictured next to a Coconut fresh chocolate).

Today was Day #6 of Chocolate and Rum/Spirits Theme Week.

ChocolateBet: February 25, 2011

Chocolate of the Day:
1 serving
NutriSystem, Inc.
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pudding
(with Bacardi Silver Label Rum)
Good +
Weight: .9 oz. (25 g.) packet + liquid + rum
Calories: 130 calories w/ soymilk and rum
Cost: $N/A - donation from Alec - thank you
Purchased from: N/A

Today was Day #5 of Chocolate and Rum/Spirits Theme Week. After dinner with a friend, I still hadn't found a chocolate and rum concoction for today, so I stopped at Alec's house on my way home. Thank you Alec for letting me rummage through your kitchen cupboards. Voila! There they were, ingredients for chocolate rum pudding. A tiny splash of rum made this instant Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pudding taste even better. Probably not what NutriSystem had in mind though.

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