In 2006, my daughter bet I couldn't eat a different chocolate each day for a year. I enjoyed that year so much that, after 14+ years, I'm still eating a different chocolate each day. Happily, even after 5,465+ chocolates, there are still many more to try. Thank you to all who continue to be part of this global adventure.
Friday, August 27, 2021
Graeter's - Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream - Aug. 27, 2021
Chocolate of the Day
Graeter's Ice Cream Co. Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Good + Weight: 2/3 cup (144 g.) / 1 Pint (473 mL) in total container Calories: 390 calories in 2/3 cup serving Cost: $8.49 for 1 container Purchased from: Piazza's, Palo Alto, CA
Welcome to Day #5 of Cold Chocolate Theme Week, featuring frozen and refrigerated items with chocolate.
The family-owned company's origins stretch back five generations to 1870. They still use a "French Pot Process" where small batches are made in small, very cold pots (and stirred by hand with a paddle, if the picture on the website is correct).
I have fond childhood memories of eating black raspberry chocolate chip ice cream in the back yard in the summer. So, I may be biased. I really enjoyed this version--made with real black raspberries grown in Oregon's Willamette Valley. (The company cites today's flavor as their "signature" and "most beloved" flavor.)
Tart sweet, dark berry flavor (and lovely dark berry color) harmonized with a sweet creamy base (cream is the first ingredient listed) and dark chocolate chips that were dark enough to create a pleasing, satisfying contrast.