Saturday, May 14, 2011

ChocolateBet: May 14, 2011

Chocolates of the Day:

1.) Cafe Sophia 
Hot Chocolate
Very Good
Weight: 12 oz. (estimate)
Calories: unknown
Cost: $
Purchased from: Cafe Sophia, in Palo Alto, CA

Today was Day #7 of Drinking Chocolate/Chocolate Beverage Theme Week; and for today's hot chocolate I consulted Sophia, of Cafe Sophia -- a neighborhood restaurant and coffee shop, serving Afghan cuisine, and hot mocha, chocolate, tea, and other beverages.

Sophia mentioned that she uses chocolate from Columbia for her hot chocolate mix, and customers can add cinnamon or other spices if desired. I enjoyed an oversized, 12-oz. cup and saucer of lovely, frothy drinking chocolate with a late lunch buffet plate of wonderful Afghan food that included kofta (meatball), chicken, a mediterranean salad, and rice flavored with sweetened orange peel and whole, green pistachio nuts.

2.) Homemade vanilla, coconut, chocolate chip yogurt shake
Very Good
Weight: 8 fl. oz.
Calories: 200 calories (estimate)
Cost: $ various ingredients from supermarket
Purchased from: Safeway, in Palo Alto, CA

As mentioned above, today was the last day of Drinking Chocolate Theme Week, but also the first day of Chocolate and Coconut Theme Week. So, this evening after dinner I whipped up a small yogurt dessert shake, using vanilla yogurt, Greek yogurt, coconut flavoring, and ground chocolate. It was quite tasty if I do say so.

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