Thursday, December 13, 2018

Chocolove - Filled Strawberry in Dark Chocolate bar - Dec. 13, 2018

Chocolate of the Day: 

Filled Strawberry in Dark Chocolate bar
Good +
Weight: 1.6 oz. (45 g.) / 3.2 oz. (90 g.) in total bar
Calories: 210 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $2.95 for 1 bar
Purchased from: Chocosphere, online order
Welcome to Day #3 of Chocolate and Fruit Theme Week.

Today's Filled Strawberry in Dark Chocolate bar was from Chocolove (Boulder, CO). 

This semisweet dark chocolate (55% cocoa) bar was filled with pillows of strawberry marmalade.

The chocolatier's description included these words: "The subtle fruity notes of African cocoa beans playfully swirl together with the sweet tart flavors of fresh ripe strawberries."

This week is focused on fruit. However, if this was a chocolate and poetry themed week, then Chocolove bars and confections would certainly be highlighted. The company has included printed verse on the inside of their chocolate wrappers almost as long as they've been in existence (1996).
Today's piece: "Sonnet 49: Against That Time, If Ever That Time Come" by William Shakespeare. Not exactly a joyous ode to strawberry picking and chocolate sampling on a light summer's day. It was more like spotting approaching dark winter* clouds; but it was thought-provoking nonetheless.

*We're bracing for winter here in Northern California. Winter is only 8 days away; but the palm trees outside betrayed no trace of the season's change today. 

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