Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Neo Cocoa - Dark Chocolate Mustache; Teaspoon - Oct. 19, 2016

Chocolate(s) of the Day: 

Neo Cocoa
Dark Chocolate Mustache with Pistachios
Good +++
Weight: 1.1 oz. (31.1 g.) (estimate) for 1 mustache
Calories: 165 calories (estimate) in 1 piece/mustache
Cost: $5.00 for 1 chocolate mustache
Purchased from: Neo Cocoa table/booth (at Palo Alto Farmers Market, Palo Alto, CA)

Welcome to Day #7 of And Now for Something Completely Different Theme Week.

Today's Dark Chocolate Mustache from Neo Cocoa (Belmont, CA) was studded with green, pistachio nut pieces and was quite delicious.

I imagine the Minister of Silly Walks, and others who love fun and chocolate might also approve.

hank you very much dear readers for accompanying us on this week filled with unique and unusual chocolates. We will be returning to more conventional programming tomorrow with a series of sesame chocolates.

In other green + chocolate news...

Later today, I also tried a California Snow Ice special with avocado snow, almonds, mochi, condensed milk and a drizzle of chocolate sauce at Teaspoon (Los Altos, CA location). The large "Husky" cup serving size looked quite large, but this shaved snow style frozen dessert was lighter and less overly sweet than it looked, and was a refreshing late afternoon treat.

"Serving the most unique bubble tea and snow ice desserts" is the Teaspoon (company) motto. And I couldn't I resist one last unique item this week.

Lindt - Lychee Dark Chocolate bar - Oct. 18, 2016

Chocolate of the Day:

Lychee Dark Chocolate bar
Weight: .7 oz. (20 g.) / 3.5 oz. (100 g.) in total bar
Calories: 105 calories in 2 squares
Cost: $2.99 (estimate) for 1 bar
Purchased from: Lucky Supermarkets, El Cerrito, CA

Welcome to Day #6 of And Now for Something Completely Different Theme Week.

Lychee fruit has a unique, delicate, floral flavor. But, it's rare to see this fruit in U.S. supermarket produce sections, or in chocolate.

So, I was excited to find today's Lychee Dark Chocolate bar from Lindt and Sprungli AG (Kilchberg, Switzerland). This bar was part of the company's Exotic Fruit Collection. (Earlier this year I featured their Pineapple bar.)

I wondered whether the dark chocolate would overwhelm the delicate, complex flavors of this tropical fruit. However, it was the added flavoring that almost overwhelmed the relatively neutral dark chocolate.

The bar had a very sweet and almost artificial perfume aroma. The dark chocolate was smooth, sweet, and uniform in texture and flavor. Happily, a more natural lychee fruit flavor became more evident with the second or third bite. (The bar was made with lychee fruit pieces, as well as other natural and artificial flavors.)

I enjoyed being able to try this flavor blend; although I think I prefer lychee fruit a la carte.

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