Thursday, May 26, 2011

ChocolateBet: May 26, 2011

Chocolate(s) of the Day:
2 pieces
The Oakland Chocolate Co.
1.) Rosebud bonbon - Very Good
2.) Cherry in the Snow - Good + - Very Good
Weight: 1 oz. (28 g.) (estimate)
Calories: 150 calories (estimate)
Cost: $4.00
Purchased from: The Oakland Chocolate Company, in Oakland, CA

Welcome to the first day of Chocolate, Banana and Cherry Theme Week. Unlikely theme? Not so. In addition to banana splits and chocolate banana shakes topped with a cherry, there are many interesting fine chocolate offerings that incorporate these flavors.

One example: Nancy Nadel's Oakland Chocolate Company bean-to-bar-to-bonbons, that are made with rich dark chocolate from Jamaica. Her Rosebud bonbon was filled with a banana and white chocolate ganache, and the Cherry in the Snow, sprinkled with a bit of white sugar on top, contained a dark chocolate ganache and a cherry.

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