Wednesday, October 10, 2012

ChocolateBet: October 10, 2012

Chocolate of the Day: 

Island Princess
Choco Mochi - Chocolate Covered Japanese Rice Crackers
Good - Good +
Weight: 2.5 oz. (70 g.) total bag/package
Calories: 320 calories in 1 package
Cost: $1.88 total package (sale)
Purchased from: Cost Plus/World Market, in Reno, NV

Today was Day #2 of Chocolate and Rice Theme Week. Everything tastes more fun dipped in chocolate, right? Yes, including crunchy, savory rice crackers.

Thank you to Island Princess (Honolulu, HI) for this creative idea. They dunked little Japanese soy sauce flavored rice crackers (in the shape of rounded, twisted or scalloped squares and cherry blossoms) in milk chocolate.

These crunchy and melty "Choco Mochi" crackers had a very faint, unusual umami tang to them. Perhaps it was the milk chocolate reacting with the soy sauce or the tiny flecks of roasted seaweed in the crackers. But, this tang seemed to disappear after the first bite or two. And they were fun.

Next experiment: combine these chocolate covered crackers with sweet peanuts, and other crunchy sweet and savory bits. Maybe even wasabi peas or nuts or corn chips.

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