Tuesday, March 1, 2011

ChocolateBet: March 1, 2011

Chocolate of the Day:
3 macarons
Cookie Momster
Mint with chocolate filling
Very Good
Weight: 2 oz. (56 g.) total package of 3
Calories: 150 calories
Cost: $3.49
Purchased from: Piazza's Fine Foods, in Palo Alto, CA

Wheee! Sugar rush. Maybe I shouldn't have eaten all three Paris Wheel French Macarons from Cookie Momster. But, they were good. I enjoyed the mint macarons with fudgey chocolate filling down to the last pink and green crumbs.

Oh yes, there was also an orange macaron with vanilla filling -- poor thing; no chocolate, no respect.

These macarons were airy but sweetly substantial creations made from almonds, sugar, egg whites, dark chocolate, cream, butter, orange peel, mint and other natural flavorings. The bright, festive colors were achieved with a little help from artificial coloring.

There was no evil wheat/gluten in these. I say "evil" because I can't have wheat, and this limits my chocolate universe by several thousand items. However, I would like to make the point that, after eating 1,600+ different (almost all wheat-free) chocolates in the past 4 1/2 years, this gluten prohibition has not exactly left me deprived.

And to prove this point, today was Day #1 of Chocolate and Gluten-Free Cookie Theme Week.

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