Tuesday, June 19, 2012

ChocolateBet: June 19, 2012

Chocolate of the Day:

Turtle Mountain LLC
Mint Chip - Coconut Milk, non-dairy frozen dessert
Good +
Weight: 1/2 cup (85 g.) / 1 Pint (473 mL) total container
Calories: 170 calories in 1/2 cup
Cost: $6.99 for 1 pint
Purchased from: Piazza's Fine Foods, Palo Alto, CA

Today was Day # 7 of Chocolate and Mint Ice Cream Theme Week, and Day #2 of Chocolate and Coconut Theme Week. This "So Delicious" brand from Turtle Mountain (Eugene, OR), was tied to a line of soy
free, dairy free, non-dairy frozen desserts made from coconut milk. The Mint Chip was one flavor in this line.

This Mint Chip had a bit of the taste and texture of fresh, frozen coconuts, or at least what I imagined they'd be like in this state. Lower in fat (and calories) than regular ice cream, this coconut milk-based dessert was a cross between a high-end sorbet and a traditional ice cream with butterfat.

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