Friday, June 8, 2012

ChocolateBet: June 8, 2012

Chocolate of the Day: 

Horizon Organic (WhiteWave Foods)
Chocolate organic lowfat milk
Good +
Weight: 8 fl. oz. (236 mL)
Calories: 150 calories
Cost: $1.25 total container
Purchased from: Safeway, in Menlo Park, CA

This handy, lunchbox-sized container of organic, chocolate lowfat milk was made with organic cocoa and evaporated cane juice. The tiny carton came with its own tiny, telescoped straw, and was emblazoned with two cartoon mascot versions of black and white Holsteins -- a popular breed of dairy cow. Organic cows, the label explained, "give an average of 5 1/2 gallons of milk per day. That's about 90 glasses of milk!"

After a mention of Vitamins A and D, the acronym UHT also appeared on the container -- an ultra-high temperature processing and packaging method that allowed the Horizon milk to be stored unrefrigerated, and extended shelf life to 6-9 months (for an unopened container). I'd prefer as little processing of any food as possible, but UHT is handy if you need to pack some milk in a lunchbox or snack bag for eating on the go.

Today was Day #2 of Chocolate Cow Theme Week.

ChocolateBet: June 7, 2012

Chocolate of the Day: 

Unican (Nexus)
Milkita Chocolate Milk Candy
Weight: .1066 oz. (3 g.) / 3.2 oz. (90 g.) total bag of 30 pieces
Calories: 12 calories in 1 piece
Cost: $1.50 for total bag of 30 individually-wrapped pieces
Purchased from: Daiso, in Mountain View, CA

Today was Day #1 of Chocolate Cow Theme Week. It's only fair that cows get their due.  They do supply milk for milk chocolate, and chocolate milk. And images of cows grace countless ads and marketing materials.

Today's Milkita Chocolate Milk Candy wrappers were decorated with cows in several different positions -- the cow on the outer packaging appeared in baseball uniform (#07) with a bat. Some cows were lounging, others appeared to be celebrating a happy occasion. Another set appeared to be playing with a red water balloon (?).  Very cute, even if I didn't understand all the different cow poses.

Inside these wrappers: smooth, oval-shaped, candy lozenges (different shape than the squares in the outer wrapper illustration). These candies were chewable, as long as I bit down and up with care, so as not to pull a filling out in my tooth. 
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