Saturday, November 28, 2015

SOMA Chocolatemaker - The Dude White Russian - Nov. 28, 2015

Chocolate of the Day: 

SOMA Chocolatemaker
The Dude White Russian
Very Good
Weight: 1 oz. (28.3 g.) / 2.5 oz. (70 g.) (estimate) for 1 container
Calories: 150 calories (estimate) for 1 oz. (28.3 g.) serving
Cost: $19.00 for 1 container
Purchased from: The Chocolate Garage, Palo Alto, CA

Happily the day after Black Friday (the big shopping day following Thanksgiving) is small business Saturday. On this day, I headed to The Chocolate Garage (Palo Alto, CA) with family members to enjoy chocolate at its best.

At this small but very well-stocked, chocolate speak-easy, we found "The Dude White Russian - chocolate twig with Kahlua, Vodka and Cream" from SOMA Chocolatemaker (Toronto, Canada).

Packed inside a cardboard tube, The Dude White Russian was a very tasty chocolate implementation of a White Russian (cocktail*)— favored by protagonist Jeffrey Lebowski, aka "The Dude" (played by Jeff Bridges), in the movie The Big Lebowski. I suggest seeing this cult favorite to fully appreciate the reference.

However, movie or not, I really enjoyed eating and sharing this delicious, slightly boozy chocolate confection.

Today was Day #2 of Chocolate and Holiday Spirits Theme Week.

*A White Russian is made with vodka and Kahlua (coffee liqueur) over a few ice cubes, and topped with generous splash of cream.

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