Saturday, June 4, 2011

ChocolateBet: June 4, 2011

Chocolate of the Day:

1 oz. package
The Oakland Chocolate Company
Candied Tangerine Peel
Very Good - Very Good +
Weight: 1 oz. (28.35 g.) package
Calories: 129 calories (estimate)
Cost: $2.50
Purchased from: The Oakland Chocolate Company, Oakland, CA

Today was Day #3 of Chocolate and Mediterranean Theme Week. Morocco seemed like an interesting place to investigate today, and so I made some pomegranate seeds with cinnamon, sugar, and orange flower water, sipped some Moroccan Mint tea, and enjoyed two different kinds of fresh tangerines. Tangerines are rumored to have been so named after the port city of Tangiers. Apparently, this was the point of entry (from China) to Europe for this mandarin orange fruit.

Tangerines have taken root in the citrus growing regions of the U.S., such as California. Today's chocolate was a package of small slivers of candied tangerine peel coated with 70% dark chocolate (from Jamaica) from The Oakland Chocolate Company
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