Friday, September 30, 2011

ChocolateBet: September 30, 2011

Chocolate of the Day:

1 small bowl
Laughing Giraffe Organics LLC
1.) Cherry Ginger Granola with Walnuts and Pecans - Good - Good+
2.) Goji Cacao and Maca Energy Snack - Good
Calories: 187 calories
Purchased from: Andronicos, Palo Alto, CA (closing sale)

Today was Day #6 of Chocolate and Ginger Theme Week. And, by mixing these two Laughing Giraffe (granola and snack) products, a little of each was enjoyed.

ChocolateBet: September 29, 2011

Chocolate of the Day:

1/2 bar
Fearless Chocolate Co.
Sweet and Hot Hibiscus Ginger (bar)
Good +
Weight: 1 oz. (28.3 g.) / 2 oz. (56.7 g.) total bar
Calories: 148 calories (estimate)
Cost: $7.99 total bar
Purchased from: Village Market, in the Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA

This Sweet and Hot dark chocolate (70% cacao) bar from Fearless Chocolate Co. (San Francisco) was made from raw cacao -- "unroasted and with low heat under 118 degrees" to help preserve nutrients, minerals and antioxidants. Both the hibiscus and ginger flavors were very subtle.

Loved the company's creative approach -- which extended to a bite-shaped missing piece in the bar design itself.

I bought this bar at the Village Market, one of several great stops for chocolate and other unique food items in San Francisco and, more specifically, at the SF Ferry Building.

Today was Day #5 of Chocolate and Ginger Theme Week.

ChocolateBet: September 28, 2011

Chocolate of the Day:

1 serving
SOMA Chocolatemaker
Mayan Hot Chocolate Mix
Good + - Very Good
Weight: 2.65 oz. (75 g.) mix (estimate)
Calories: 300 calories (estimate)
Cost: $4.75 (estimate)
Purchased from: SOMA, in Toronto, ON, Canada

Drinking this Mayan Hot Chocolate brought back good memories of a trip to SOMA in Toronto a few years ago. SOMA Chocolatemaker produces a line of their own bean-to-bar chocolate and other products, and they also carry chocolates from other makers. I remember enjoying a few very unique individual chocolates flavored with Olive Oil, and Douglas Fir there as well. All very good.

This Mayan Hot Chocolate mix, meant to be stirred on the stove, created a thick, rich drinking chocolate, imbued with chilis, ginger, orange peel and other spices.

Today was Day #4 of Chocolate and Ginger Theme Week.
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