Thursday, July 18, 2013

Sea Salt Escape bar - July 18, 2013

Chocolate of the Day: 

Ghirardelli Chocolate Company
Sea Salt Escape bar
Weight: .875 oz. (25 g.) in 1/4 bar / 3.5 oz. (100 g.) in 1 bar
Calories: 125 calories (estimate) for 1/4 bar
Cost: $4.95 for 1 bar
Purchased from: de Young Museum (museum store), San Francisco, CA

Today was Day #7 of Chocolate and Almond Theme Week.

The Sea Salt Escape bar from Ghirardelli Chocolate Company (San Leandro, CA), seemed like the perfect choice for today's ramble around San Francisco Bay.

First, Ghirardelli history in the City by the Bay (San Francisco) runs deep. Second, I'll be spending time by the waterfront looking at boats (America's Cup, boatbuilding), thus a tie-in with "sea salt escape" reference. Third, I'll be walking the SF Bay Trail, and will be bird watching. And last, but not least, it's chocolate and almond theme week.

Earlier this year, I picked up a specially packaged edition of this milk chocolate bar with almond pieces and sea salt, at the de Young (art) museum in San Francisco. As part of promotion of the Dutch painting exhibit in town at that time, this Ghirardelli bar was packaged in a second/outside wrapper that came adorned with "The Goldfinch," a painting of a bird from 1654, by Carel Fabritius. I've only seen one goldfinch in my area, but maybe I'll get lucky and see another one in my walk around the Bay.
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