Thursday, April 28, 2011

ChocolateBet: April 28, 2011

Chocolate of the Day:
1 egg
Chesterfields Fine Foods
(Sanrio license - Helly Kitty)
Milk Chocolate Eggs with a Candy Shell
Good - Good +
Weight: .24 oz. (6.9 g.) (estimate,13 eggs in bag)/ 3.18 oz. (90 g.) total package/bag
Calories: 36 calories (estimate)
Cost: $2.99 total package
Purchased from: Piazza's Fine Foods, Palo Alto, CA

Today was Day #30 of Chocolate Egg Appreciation Theme Month, and another day where familiar cartoon characters appear on chocolate packaging. Yesterday, Nickelodeon's Sponge Bob graced an egg and marshmallow pail, and today Sanrio's Hello Kitty (white cat with a bow) appears on the packaging for "Delicious Speckled Eggs" -- milk chocolate eggs with candy shells.

While images of unnaturally brightly colored eggs and candy are part of my childhood memories, I've been happy to see that more companies are foregoing artificial colors where possible. I noticed these speckled, candy covered eggs are colored in part with curcumin, beet juice, carrot, spirulina/algae, and "raddish."
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