Tuesday, October 2, 2012

ChocolateBet: October 2, 2012

Chocolate of the Day:

Manoa Chocolate - Hawaii
Ecuador 60% Dark Bar with coffee
Good +
Weight: .75 oz. (21.2 g.) / 1.75 oz. (49.6 g.) total bar
Calories: 112 calories (estimate
Cost: $9.00 total bar
Purchased from: The Chocolate Garage, Palo Alto, CA

Yesterday I tasted Manoa Chocolate's "Breakfast Bar" that was made with roasted coffee beans and cacao nibs in Hawaii. Manoa (meaning thick, solid or depth) is a bean-to-bar chocolate company based in Oahu, Hawaii.

Today I snacked on a close cousin of the Breakfast Bar -- another Manoa 60% cacao dark milk chocolate bar with coffee beans and nibs, only this cacao came from Ecuador rather than the Dominican Republic.

Both bars were dark, hearty and crunchy; however, I found this bar to be a bit nuttier and smoother tasting.

I also made a chocolate sundae with caramel and black mission fig sauce and a liberal sprinkling of chopped Manoa Chocolate Ecuador bar.

Today was Day #11 of Chocolate, Figs and Coffee Theme Week, and Day #2 of Chocolate and Hawaii Theme Week.

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