Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Socola Chocolatier - Raspberry + Pop Rocks bar - Feb. 4, 2015

Chocolate of the Day: 

Socola Chocolatier
Raspberry + Pop Rocks bar
Good ++
Weight: 1 oz. (28.3 g.) / 4 oz. (113 g.) (estimate)
Calories: 150 calories (estimate) in approximately 1/4 bar
Cost: $9.00 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Socola Chocolatier, San Francisco, CA (online order)

Today was Day #3 of Chocolate and Raspberry Theme Week.

This luscious and loaded Raspberry + Pop Rocks bar from the creative team (sisters Wendy and Susan Lieu*) at Socola Chocolatier (San Francisco, CA) was full of dark chocolate and red raspberry flavor.

And if you were thinking of pairing this bar with a glass of champagne or sparkling wine...I suppose you could, but there's no need. A light sprinkle of pop rocks (popping candy) took this bar to a whole new fizzy level without adding extra sugar or affecting the flavor.

This bar would make a perfect Valentines Day gift.

*And Harriett the flying alpaca of course (shown as logo at right)

Pacific Chocolate Almond drink + Raspberry Cheesecake - Feb. 3, 2015

Chocolate of the Day: 

Pacific Foods of Oregon, Inc.
Almond Non-Dairy Beverage - Chocolate (+ other added raspberry)
Good - Good +
Weight: 4 fl. oz. (120 mL) (estimate) - part of one small container
Calories: 70 calories (estimate) for 1 mixed drink
Cost: $ lost data (part of multi-pack)
Purchased from: lost data

Today was the second day of Chocolate and Raspberry Theme Week.

What's up today? How about a chocolate and raspberry drink, made with almond "chocolate milk" from Pacific Foods (Tualatin, OR) and flavored with a hint of raspberry syrup and Chambord (black raspberry liqueur)?

Shaken, not stirred...and then sipped with an adorable side of Raspberry cheesecake from Dia Desserts (Montanta).

I enjoyed my fancy chocolate raspberry drink. It was flavorful without being too sweet. (This drink was also good with Pacific Food's Hazelnut Chocolate non-dairy beverage and few drops of raspberry syrup.)

The gluten-free cheesecakes were developed by two sisters (thank you Melissa!). Each single-serving, layered cheesecake was packed in a junior sized, glass canning jar, complete with customized (branded) lid. Watch for these lovely treats in Montana this summer.

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