Tuesday, May 31, 2011

ChocolateBet: May 31, 2011

Chocolate of the Day:
1/2 bar (plain + in muffins)
Camille Bloch Kirsch bar
Good + - Very Good
Weight: 1.75 oz. (50 g.) / 3.5 oz. (100 g.) total bar (8 squares)
Calories: 263 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $5.99 total bar
Purchased from: Z. Cioccolato, in San Francisco, CA

I have to admire the Swiss for their wonderful, smooth milk chocolate. Camille Bloch - "Mon Chocolat Suisse" -- is no exception. Their milk chocolate bar with thick liquid Kirsch (cherry liqueur) filling was adult candy bar good.

I ate a few squares of this 8-square bar. Each square included a dome in the center where the Kirsch filling was housed. Half of the Kirsch bar was broken carefully in into bits and incorporated into a batch of gluten-free banana, cherry, chocolate chunk muffins. I used King Arthur Flour's Gluten Free Muffin Mix (scented with nutmeg) as the base mix, and added in chopped fresh cherries, banana, and some cinnamon and other spices.

Today was Day #6 of Chocolate, Banana and Cherry Theme Week.

ChocolateBet: May 30, 2011

Chocolate of the Day:
1 piece
Napa Valley Fudge Company
Chocolate Fudge Truffle - SS Red Oak Victory Ship
Weight: .33 oz. (9.4 g.) / 4 oz. (113 g.) total bar/package
Calories: 50 calories (estimate)
Cost: $6.00 total package
Purchased from: SS Red Oak Victory ship gift shop, in Richmond, CA

Today was Day #5 of Chocolate, Banana and Cherries Theme Week. And it was also Memorial Day in the U.S.; so today's chocolate comes in the form of a delicious thin slice of rich, sweet fudge - eaten with a banana and cherry heavy fruit salad and topped with a little vanilla yogurt. Good thoughts go out to all those remembering lost loved ones on this day.

Saved from the "mothball fleet" and towed to Richmond (across the Bay from San Francisco), the SS Red Oak Victory Ship (from World War II) is available for tours and is being restored. I had the privilege of taking a tour recently, and spied this Napa Valley Fudge in a SS Red Oak Victory box, in the ship's gift shop.
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