Tuesday, March 22, 2011

ChocolateBet: March 22, 2011

Chocolate of the Day:
1 piece
See's Candies
Maple Walnut - Dark Chocolate
Good + - Very Good
Weight: .6 oz. (17 g.) / 16 oz. (454 g.) total box
Calories: 80 calories for 1 piece
Cost: $16.60 for a dark chocolate 1 lb. assortment box
Purchased from: Park Pharmacy, in El Sobrante, CA

Today was the fifth day of a Chocolate and Nut Theme Week. When I bought this 1 pound assortment box of dark chocolates (part of a fund-raising effort), I figured there must be some chocolate and nut candies inside that I hadn't tried yet. And there was at least one -- a Maple Walnut piece with a buttercream and English Walnut filling, covered in dark chocolate.

Since there was no piece of paper or "legend" explaining what different chocolates were, I had to eat a few (not reflected here) first to discover this one. When we had a box of See's Candies in my family's house where I grew up, siblings (who will go unnamed) often cheated and punched holes in the bottom of chocolates to determine flavors. A little guide would be helpful here; and it makes me wonder why one was not included. Perhaps every box is a little different.

See's is based in South San Francisco, CA, and makes a variety of chocolates, using real butter and cream. The tagline on the box reassures me that See's Candies are "A Happy Habit." OK, I'll buy that.

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