Friday, November 4, 2011

ChocolateBet: November 4, 2011

Chocolate(s) of the Day:

1.) 1/8 bar
Apricot - Cocoon (Milk Chocolate) bar
Weight: .22 oz. (6.2 g.) / 1.76 oz. (49 g.)
Calories: 35 calories
Cost: $N/A - sample
Purchased from: N/A - sample from Chocolate event

2.) 1/2 piece
Baba Joon's Chocolate Chewies/C'est Si Bon
California Apricot Chocolate Chewies
Weight: .22 oz. oz. (6.5 g.) / 7.5 oz. (212 g.) total bag of 14
Calories: 18 calories
Cost: $6.99 for total bag of 14 pieces
Purchased from: De Martini Orchard, in Los Altos, CA

Today was Day #4 of Chocolate and Garden Grown Theme Week.

I grew up in a sub-division (residential neighborhood) that had been carved out of an old apricot orchard. And I remember eating freshly picked (as well as chocolate-covered) apricots; prunes were also big

in the "Valley of Hearts Delight" -- the agriculturally rich area which is now known as Silicon Valley.

So, it was fitting that chocolate and apricots were part of this week's garden grown theme -- in the form of 1.) a NewTree Apricot milk chocolate bar, and 2.) a gluten-free, apricot and egg white chewy cookie with cocoa powder from California.

ChocolateBet: November 3, 2011

Chocolate of the Day:

1 piece
Chocolate Visions
Very Good - Very Good +
Weight: .4 oz. (11.32 g.) (estimate)
Calories: 60 calories (estimate)
Cost: $2.00
Purchased from: Chocolate Visions, from Scotts Valley, CA

Today was Day #3 of Chocolate and Garden Grown Theme Week.
I feel very fortunate to live in a state (California) where it's fairly easy to grow citrus fruits. I happen to love combinations of dark chocolate and lemon. Today's chocolate, from a Chocolate Visions (Scotts Valley, CA) assortment box, had a fresh, authentic lemon taste. I believe this chocolate also had a bit of olive oil in it as well.

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