So the past few weeks, I'm proud to say that I've been pretty consistent about my "post-Holidays, pre-NY Fashion Week" diet plan. My meals have consisted mostly of low calories soups (thanks Progresso!) and nutrient-rich salads, I've been hitting the gym aggressively almost everyday, and I've been abstaining from alcohol (which has required more willpower than imagined). I feel healthier and stronger (and somewhat richer with all the $$ saved from dining/drinking out)!
However, any good dieter knows that moderate "splurge" items are necessary to keep oneself on track. So what's my "splurge" item you ask? Answer: Chocri Customizable Chocolate Bars!
Last month, chocri, a German chocolate house that just launched its US operation, gave me an opportunity to test drive their customizable chocolate bars. Basically, when you go to their website, you first choose a base chocolate bar (milk, dark, and white) and then add your favorite toppings from a selection of over a 100 different items (including dried fruit, nuts, and super exotic items stuff like edible gold flakes and candied flower petals). Your customized bar is then handmade in Germany and shipped to your door in a few days (You can even pick a name your bar!). All bars are made with only high quality fair trade/organic chocolates from Belgium - quality and creativity all rolled into one!
All three bars I made were awesome, but my favorite one by far (which I aptly named "A Sweet Idea") consisted of a white chocolate base topped with macadamia nuts, dried blueberries, dried cherries, dried pineapples, and finished with marzipan carrots. Not only was this bar super satisfying to my sweet tooth, it also was (somewhat) healthy with the nuts (protein), dried fruit, and marzipan carrots (ermmm...veggies).
Each bar runs about $13-15 (depending on the number of toppings) - which is NOT BAD AT ALL for a customized, innovative, and delicious piece of chocolate. So as a gift - for a friend or yourself - the chocri bar gets two thumbs (and two toes) up!
Congrats #11- Mamushi Love
There are FOUR ways to enter:
1. In my comments section, go to the chocri website and tell me your favorite topping
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Contest ends January 26, 2010 at 5pm EST. Winners will be chosen via random integer generator on random.org announced on the financefoodie.com site shortly afterwards that night!