Thursday, November 7, 2013

Chocolove - Orange Peel Dark bar - Nov. 7, 2013

Chocolate of the Day: 

Orange Peel in Dark Chocolate bar
Good +
Weight: 1.06 oz. (30 g.) / 3.2 oz. (90 g.)
Calories: 150 calories (estimate) for 1/3 bar
Cost: $3.00 (estimate) for 1 bar
Purchased from: Cost Plus/World Market, Mountain View, CA

Today was Day #6 of Chocolate and Orange Theme Week.

I opened the cheery orange wrapper, and the gold foil liner and broke off a piece of today's Orange Peel in Dark Chocolate bar from Chocolove (Boulder, CO). I could smell dark chocolate and a faint whiff of orange. The 55% semi-sweet, Belgian chocolate base was pleasant, and the orange peel bits tasted natural, and were small enough to impart a nice, uniform citrus accent flavor.

I enjoy a bar that inspires. And, I could see eating this bar plain, or melted with a bit of Cointreau and added to a vanilla ice cream sundae, or blended into chocolate orange souffle. All attractive possibilities.

To paraphrase the John Keats poem* printed on the inside of the wrapper: "A thing of beauty (or a good bar of chocolate) is a joy forever...Its loveliness increases..."

*Chocolove chocolate bars come with love poems inside the wrappers.

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