Wednesday, February 29, 2012

ChocolateBet: February 29, 2012

Chocolate of the Day:

Pure Organic
Chocolate Brownie Bar
Good - Good +
Weight: 1.7 oz. (48 g.) total bar
Calories: 180 calories
Cost: $2.49
Purchased from: Piazza's Fine Foods, Palo Alto, CA

Today was Day #1 of Chocolate Brownie Theme Week. This gluten-free, raw, vegan Chocolate Brownie Bar from Pure (Newport Beach, CA) was packed with organic dates, nuts and cocoa, and sweetened with organic agave nectar. The dates and agave syrup provided moistness and cohesiveness, and a brownie like texture. Walnuts and cashews (and cacao of course) provided visual interest and brownie taste. This may be the healthiest brownie entry of the week. 

ChocolateBet: February 28, 2012

Chocolate of the Day: 

Chocolate Momotombo
(Mystery flavor in dark blue wrapper)
Maranones - Artisanal chocolate
Very Good
Weight: .4 oz. (11.3 g.) (estimate)
Calories: 60 calories (estimate)
Cost: $N/A - split boxes with a friend
Purchased from: The Chocolate Garage, Palo Alto, CA

Today was Day #7 of Chocolate Surprise Theme Week. And this evening I was confronted with a surprise of sorts. I couldn't identify the flavor of handmade chocolate from Chocolate Momotombo (Nicaragua) that was wrapped in a dark blue wrapper. It was a round, individually wrapped, dark chocolate with pieces of maranones (cashew), or mani (peanut), in the center.

There was no ron (rum) or alcohol in it or chili, or other flavor I'd tried before. I also  sampled the Momotombo Coco (Coconut) and Naranja (Orange) chocolates as well.

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