Wednesday, June 22, 2011

ChocolateBet: June 22, 2011

Chocolate(s) of the Day: 

1.) Safeway Select
French Salted Caramel (Fleur de Sel) Ice Cream
Very Good
Weight: 1/2 cup (66 g.) / 1.5 quarts (1.42 L) total container
Calories: 230 calories
Cost: $ not available
Purchased from: Safeway, in Palo Alto, CA

2.) Fabrique Delices
Salted Caramel Macaron & Chocolate Macaron
Good + - Very Good
Weight: 1.48 oz. (42 g.) / 9.25 oz. (262 g.) total package
Cost: $11.99 total package
Purchased from: Whole Foods, in Los Altos, CA

Today was Day #6 of Chocolate and Mediterranean Theme Week, and the first in a series of Chocolate and Gluten-Free Cookies this week. There's nothing like a petit bit of sea salt (from the Mediterranean or another sea) to liven up caramel and chocolate. In keeping with this theme, Safeway's French Fleur de Sel ice cream contained tiny chocolate covered sea salt caramels. And the Fabrique Delices (Hayward, CA) Macarons came in a (frozen) mixed pack of two flavors: Salted Caramel and Chocolate. Mais oui, these were good. Sweet, but good.

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