Friday, June 6, 2014

Alprose - Chocolate fondue - June 6, 2014

Chocolate of the Day: 

Swiss Baking Chocolate bar
Good - Good +
Weight: 1 oz. (28.3 g.) / 10.5 oz. (300 g.) total bar
Calories: 150 calories (estimate) in 1 oz. serving of fondue
Cost: $4.99 (estimate, sale price)
Purchased from: Safeway, Menlo Park, CA

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

I melted half of this large (10.5 oz., 300 g.) baking chocolate bar from Alprose (Castano-Lugano, Switzerland) with a generous hunk of butter, and 1 tablespoon of cacao-infused olive oil to make a creamy dark fondue.

This fondue traveled well in a glass jar (with screw-top lid) for a trip to Monterey. We picked up some local fresh strawberries, and when dipped into this chocolate, the combination made for a simple, but elegant and flavorful dessert classic.

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