Tuesday, July 3, 2012

ChocolateBet: July 3, 2012

Chocolate of the Day: 

Astor Chocolate Corp.
Chocolate Liqueur Cups
Good - Good +
Weight: .9 oz. (25.4 g.) / 2.75 oz. (77 g.) total box of 12 cups
Calories: 109 calories in 4 cups
Cost: $12.99 total box of 12
Purchased from Draeger's Market, San Mateo, CA

Today was Day #6 of Chocolate and Backyard Barbeque and Bacon Theme Week.  Happy 4th of July eve to all in the U.S.

We had lots of skewered fun for dinner this evening.

The main course: gluten free chicken sausage, pepper and potato kebobs with just a hint of onion and barbeque sauce (with a pinch of cocoa and pepper spice).

The beverage course consisted of a tall glass of raspberry lemonade over ice with little Meyer lemon chunks and fresh strawberries on toothpick skewers.

The first dessert course: gummy bacon and fresh fruit skewers. (The gummy bacon was strawberry flavored.)

Last, but not least, Dessert #2 was the featured chocolate of the day. Playing off the lemonade theme, we created a set of four Chocolate Liqueur Cups from Astor Chocolate (Lakewood, NJ). Cup #1 was filled with Dickinson's lemon curd with a lemon rind garnish. The second cup was filled with Sticky Fingers lemon curd (sweeter, less eggy than the Dickinson's). The third cup contained lavender and honey ice cream topped with limoncello-marinated lemon zest threads. And the fourth cup held an Omega-3 lemon cocktail from the health food section of Costco, topped with an Omega-3 lemon gummy vitamin drop -- which quickly sank to the bottom of the cup. So much for the healthful option.

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