Sunday, March 4, 2012

ChocolateBet: March 4, 2012

Chocolates of the Day: 

1.) flourChylde Bakery
Little Black Dress
Good + - Very Good
Weight: 1.5 oz. (42 g.)/ 3 oz. (84 g.) total item (estimate)
Calories: 190 calories (guesstimate)
Cost: $4.50 for 1 small torte
Purchased from: flourChylde, farmers market, San Francisco, CA

Today was Day #5 of Chocolate Brownie Theme Week. On the way into the Chocolate Salon at Fort Mason in San Francisco this morning, I found a wheat-free brownie-looking chocolate torte called the Little Black Dress (made with bittersweet chocolate, espresso and Brandy) from flourChylde Bakery (Novato, CA). Bringing this into a chocolate tradeshow was a little like carrying coals to Newcastle. Too much chocolate in one day? Never. I split this torte with a few other chocolate lovers.

2.) Trader Joe's
Gluten Free Brownie baking mix
Very Good
Weight: 1 oz. (28 g.) / 16 oz. (1 Lb.) (454 g.) total bag/package
Calories: 120 calories (guesstimate)
Cost: $3.99 for 1 bag/package of mix
Purchased from: Trader Joe's, Mountain View, CA

After I returned home from the Chocolate Salon earlier today, I made a batch of Trader Joe's Gluten Free Brownies from a package of baking mix. I used a silicone "Brownie Bite" molded sheet, that resulted a plate of snack sized gems, about the size of charcoal briquettes; only warm brownies, fresh out of the oven, are, I would guess, about 100 times better tasting.







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