Saturday, May 18, 2013

Madelaine Chocolate Cars - May 18, 2013

Chocolate(s) of the Day:

The Madelaine Chocolate Company

1.) Mini Car
Weight: .5 oz. (14 g.) - 1 car
Calories: 75 calories (estimate) in 1 car
Cost: $0.95 for 1 car
Purchased from: MacKenzies Chocolates, Santa Cruz, CA

2.) Super Racing Car
Weight: 1 oz. (28 g.) - 1 car
Calories: 150 calories (estimate) in 1 car
Cost: $1.25 for 1 car
Purchased from: MacKenzies Chocolates, Santa Cruz, CA

Today was Day #2 of Chocolate and Transportation Theme Week.

I live in California, and we love our cars here. It's no fun to be stuck on a freeway at rush hour in the big cities; but cars allow us to cover vast distances -- making chocolate research, a visit to the beach, and a hike in the mountains possible -- all in one day if you're an early riser.

In Silicon Valley, home to electric car companies and alternative vehicle research, it's fun to think of a future car that might be powered by plant matter (sugar cane bagasse?), if not cocoa bean hulls or chocolate.

Today, I'll settle for eating these sugary sweet milk chocolate cars from Madelaine Chocolate*, and will let them power my walk to the store.

Being the CCE (Chief Chocolate Eater) at Chocolate Banquet, I got a kick out of the Mini Car with "Chief" emblazoned across the doors and hood. And, who wouldn't like a chocolate Racing Car with racing stripes or flames? It's times like this when I could almost talk myself into ordering a license plate holder for the back of my (real) car that reads: "My Other Car is Made of Chocolate."

*Note: The Madelaine Chocolate Company (Rockaway Beach, NY) has been making chocolate cars and other chocsimiles (coins, poker chips, cigars, roses, holiday and birthday items) for many years. Despite damage from Hurricane Sandy, this family-run business is recovering and is back to producing chocolates.

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