Monday, July 2, 2012
Chocolate of the Day:
Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory
ChocoHOGlic Bacon Bar
Weight: 1.5 oz. (42.4 g.) total bar
Calories: 233 calories (estimate)
Cost: N/A gift - thank you Jeff
Purchased from: N/A gift
Today was Day #5 of Chocolate and Backyard Barbeque and Bacon Theme Week.
Our ancestors spent time cooking outdoors, because they had to in many cases. In today's hectic world, it's a major accomplishment, and privilege, to have time to fire up a BBQ and dine in the backyard. Life is funny that way.
I had every intention of eating my barbeque meal in the yard today. However, phone calls got in the way, and I had to improvise. My barbequed mango and habanero sausage was microwaved instead, and my toasted marshmallows for s'mores were done over a stove burner in the kitchen.
I added some BBQ potato chips, carrot sticks and a bowl of fresh "strawberry cherries," and I had a picnic-worthy summer meal. (I finally escaped into the backyard for some iced tea later.)
Today's chocolate choice was a ChocoHOGlic Bacon Bar from Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory (Carson City, NV). Thank you Jeff for this bar. On the bar label, a clever pig looks at us from a cauldron-like hot tub of chocolate. I ate half of this bar plain, and the other half was part of a s'more sandwich made with the stove-toasted marshmallows mentioned above, and gluten-free, vanilla graham cookies (from Enjoy Life).
The bacon pieces in this bar were good; however, the milk chocolate was very sweet. I could taste the sugar, but not the chocolate.
I tried a dark chocolate version of this s'more with some leftover pieces from a (72% cacao) bar, and enjoyed this darker, less sweet version. Now, having had two s'mores before 12 Noon, I'll probably be ready for a backyard siesta in a few hours.