Wednesday, April 11, 2012

ChocolateBet: April 11, 2012

Chocolate of the Day:

Donnelly Chocolates
Chinese Five Spice bar
Good - Good +
Weight: .4 oz. (11.25 g.) / 1.6 oz. (45 g.) total bar
Calories: 58 calories (estimate)
Cost: $6.25 total bar (estimate)
Purchased from: Fog City News, San Francisco, CA

This beautifully wrapped Five Spice bar with a hard snap was crafted by Donnelly Chocolates (Santa Cruz, CA). Chinese Five Spice is a combination of, you guessed it, five spices, typically: powdered star anise, cloves, cinnamon, Sichuan pepper and ground fennel seeds (with occasional variations that might include anise seed, ginger root, or cassia bark).

I'd like to fiddle around with the spices to see if I could come up with a favorite blend of two or more of these. Five different flavors made for an interesting mix with this dark chocolate bar, but was almost too much.

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