Cuban Chocolate

If you like chocolate, make sure to bring your own before you go to Cuba. We couldn’t find any kind of quality chocolate there. Even in the resort’s buffet hall, few of the desserts had chocolate, only some chocolate syrup for ice cream or cakes. (Most of the desserts were nevertheless delicious.)

I bought this box of chocolates at a little shop on the resort thinking, “Okay, Nestlé, they make half decent chocolate,” but I was wrong. It was chocolate flavoured goo.

Next time I’ll tell you about my snorkelling adventure in Cuba.

UPDATE (March 21/11): I just noticed that I wrote about the lack of good Cuban chocolate already: Bus Tour to Havana, Cuba. Oh well. It’s still good to know. You might want to bring a few rolls of your favourite toilet paper too, especially during any trips in Havana. (You’ll see.)

Posts about our trip to Cuba are filed under Varadero.

Cravings

BARI just had a craving for a bag of chips, some heavy duty artery-clogging clips like Doritos. I also get cravings for pizza at specific times. Next in line would be chocolate. After that apples and carrots, fruits and veggies that are juicy and crunch.

Once in a while I get a craving for single-malt scotch, which I satisfy with Lagavulin or Laphroaig, but that’s the only drink I ever get a hankering for.

Got any cravings?

UPDATE: The best answer gets a signed copy of my next album, It Seemed Like a Good Idea at The Time – Vol. 2, as soon as I record it.

The Best Chocolate

EGGIESHershey’s “Eggies” are my favourite kind of chocolate. They don’t taste like Hersey Kisses, nor do they taste like the regular Hersey chocolate bar. I think the secret ingredient is crack (that, or the polyglycerol polyricinoleate). I could easily eat a bag of these every day. It’s disgusting, and I love them. They’re sold around Xmas and Easter, and I usually buy about 5 or 6 bags as soon as the remainders go on sale.

Sadly, I ate my last bag of them today.

A Review Of A Chocolate Bar

PC organic dark chocolate barPresident’s Choice Organics European Dark Chocolate
Rating: Rating: 9 out of 10 stars (9/10)

This is damn good chocolate. It’s a flat-shaped bar, about 5 millimeters thick, divided into squares. I recommended eating one square at a time, letting the chocolate melt on your tongue. It’s rich and buttery, with a touch of mild tartness. Delicious. Its ingredients: Organic unsweetened chocolate, organic raw cane sugar, organic cocoa butter, soy lecithin, organic vanilla extract.

The European in the bar’s title means (according to my limited research) the chocolate has a minimum of 35% cocoa solids. This bar has 70% cocoa solids. What the hell are “Cocoa solids”? The only good definition I could find was:

Based on weight, a little over half of the cacao bean is composed of a group of fats collectively called cocoa butter. The remainder of the bean is made up of several hundred different chemical compounds that carry flavor, color, and nutrients. These are collectively called cocoa solids.

The dark in the title means there’s no milk added to it.

For my American readers, President’s Choice is a Canadian company. I don’t know if their products are available in the States. Who’s the president making the choices? I dunno.