Thursday, July 19, 2012

ChocolateBet: July 19, 2012

Chocolate(s) of the Day:

1.) Mountain House
Chocolate Strawberry Crunch
Weight: N/A - see explanation below
Calories: N/A
Cost: lost info
Purchased from: lost info, probably REI

2.) Kraft Foods
Temptations by Jell-O - Double Chocolate Pie flavor
Good - Good+
Weight: 3.916 oz. (111 g.)/11.75 oz. (333 g.) in package of 3 pie snacks
Calories: 120 calories in one snack
Cost: $
Purchased from: Safeway, in Palo Alto, CA

Best laid plans often go awry. After eating a different chocolate every day for six years, I've learned to be adaptable and to have a sense of humor about the unexpected. I had planned that today would be Day #1 of Crunchy Chocolate Week. I opened a pouch of Chocolate Strawberry Crunch -- a dehydrated dessert from Mountain House (a division of Oregon Freeze Dry, Inc. - based in Albany, OR).

This pouch contained three smaller packets -- one silver envelope of crunchy toffee bits, and two sealed, white packets filled with freeze dried strawberry pieces -- instead of one packet of strawberry bits, and one packet of chocolate pudding mix. Gasp. No chocolate.

No problem. I quickly called in a chocolate pudding stunt double. A small container of Jell-O Double Chocolate Pie flavor snack filled in for the missing pudding. And I topped this cup of creamy chocolate dessert with the crunchy strawberry and toffee bits. Voila. Crunchy chocolate.

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