Friday, March 20, 2015

Chocolate Printing - Prunes in Dark Chocolate - Mar. 20, 2015

Chocolate of the Day: 

Chocolate Printing Company, Inc.
Fruits in Chocolate - Prunes in Dark Chocolate
Good ++
Weight: 1.3 oz. (36 g.) / 6 oz. (169.8 g.) in total package/bag
Calories: 140 calories in 2 pieces
Cost: $2.99 for 1 package of 9 pieces
Purchased from: Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, Palo Alto, CA

Today was Day #6 of Chocolate Surprise Week.

Prunes? Yes, prunes. Before there was a Silicon Valley or an Apple Computer in the San Francisco Bay Area, there was the Valley of Heart's Delight, an agricultural region known for apricots, prunes and cherries. Chocolate covered apricots, prunes and other fruits were popular local confections.

Today's bag of individually-wrapped Prunes in Dark Chocolate from Chocolate Printing Company, Inc. (Inwood, NY) was a reminder of local California history. However, I didn't need nostalgia to sweeten this experience. I love the rich, almost caramelized, concentrated fruit flavor in prunes (and figs); and these dark chocolate covered prunes would be as enjoyable for breakfast as they would be for lunch, dinner, or a snack.

What would be even better? Perhaps a version of this offering made without preservatives or artificial flavor. Otherwise, they were quite good.

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