Saturday, August 6, 2011

ChocolateBet: August 6, 2011

Chocolate of the Day:

1 piece
OK + - Good
Weight: .39 oz. (11 g.) (estimate) for 1 piece (part of an assortment box)
Calories: 58 calories (estimate)
Cost: (store closing sale)
Purchased from: Andronicos, Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto, CA

Today's chocolate was plucked from a Neuhaus Dark, Milk and White assortment box. This "Galerie" piece had a caramel ganache with fleur de sel de Guerande (French sea salt). It was a perfect choice for Day #7 of Chocolate and Sea Salt Theme Week; and Day #3 of Salt Caramel Theme Week.

Unfortunately, when I bought this box (at a marked down price) it was during a liquidation sale; and I noticed just this morning that I had purchased this box well beyond the expiration date of 1/11/11. Ah well. The chocolates in this assortment box still looked good; however, the flavor was a bit bland and was a bit "off."

ChocolateBet: August 5, 2011

Chocolate of the Day:

1 piece
Sanders Fine Chocolates
Dark Chocolate Salt Caramel
Good + - Very Good
Weight: .5 oz. (14.1 g.) / 7 oz. (198.5 g.) total box of 14 caramels
Calories: 47 calories
Cost: N/A
Purchased from: N/A (deli/store in Canada)

Today was Day #6 of Chocolate and Sea Salt Theme Week, and the second day of Chocolate and Salt Caramel Theme Week.

These tasty, dark chocolate caramels studded with sea salt crystals, from Michigan-based Sanders, were obtained while on a recent trip to Canada; and it's fitting that I ate this earlier as my chocolate of the day as I'm about to travel to Canada again in a few hours. Nothing like a late night post at 2:22 a.m. Chocolate trumps sleep, once again.
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