Friday, May 23, 2014

Safeway - Orange Cranberry bar - May 23, 2014

Chocolate of the Day: 

Safeway Select
Dark Chocolate with Orange and Cranberry bar
Weight: 1.4 oz. (40 g.) / 3.5 oz. (100 g.) in total bar
Calories: 210 calories (estimate) in 2/5 bar
Cost: $2.50 (sale price) for 1 bar
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Today was Day #5 of Chocolate and Fruit Salad Theme Week.

The Safeway Select Dark Chocolate with Orange and Cranberry 72% Cacao bar from Safeway (Pleasanton, CA), was a very smooth, pleasant dark chocolate bar with accents of bright fruit and tiny crunchy bursts of orange. The flavors were well balanced, so that no one flavor dominated the mix.

To complement this bar I chose to make an orange and cranberry fruit salad in a cocktail glass. I boosted the orange flavor by drizzling a little orange blossom honey over the top and adding a splash of orange blossom infused water. The fruit salad was simple, colorful, fresh and delicious, and played well with the chocolate, and it motivated me to eat lunch outside in the sun.

With summer on the way, I'm looking forward to making a lot more fruit salads. Some fruit pairs well with chocolate (strawberries and chocolate fondue anyone?) but, if you appreciate fresh from the garden flavors as much as I do, most fruit is best served and enjoyed a la carte.
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