Thursday, August 11, 2016

The Xocolate Bar - Brandy Truffle - Aug. 11, 2016

Chocolate of the Day:

The Xocolate Bar
Brandy Truffle (grape cluster)
Weight: .5 oz. (14.1 g.) (estimate) in 1 piece
Calories: 72 calories (estimate) in 1 piece
Cost: $2.50 (estimate) for 1 piece
Purchased from: The Xocolate Bar, Berkeley, CA

Welcome to Chocolate, Fruit and Botanicals Month on Chocolate Banquet.*

Today's (vegan) Brandy Truffle from The Xocolate Bar (Berkeley, CA) was shaped like a pretty cluster of lustrous, purple grapes. But, the booze-infused chocolate ganache (chocolate filling) had a serious brandy kick to it—great for adult palettes.

*This month, instead of 7+-day theme weeks, I'm featuring several shorter series of chocolates mixed with fruit flavors, such as orange, grapes, goji berries, etc. And in a few weeks, I'm looking forward to a series of chocolates/bars with some herbal botanical inclusions (fennel, anise and absinthe, palo santo, etc.). Chocolate is nothing if not versatile.

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