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Monday, November 19, 2007

Seraphim's Ode To Chocolate

"All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt!" Lucy Van Pelt, Peanuts

"You can enjoy it for the both of us." Talmadge Q. Gleck


A few years ago, our office received a box from a lender rep. Inside were some square-shaped lollypops in various flavors - vanilla, butterscotch and....CHOCOLATE........I of course went for the chocolate one, skeptically, because I have tried chocolate-flavored hard candies before and, well......ecccch would be a good way to describe it. But this was different, it was as if I had taken a square of chocolate and let it slowly melt in my mouth. Now, I don't know about you guys, but I truly do have trouble letting a square of chocolate slowly melt in my mouth. I can for a tiny bit, but after a few seconds I have to chew. I can't help it! That's one thing I love about these lollypops, too hard to chew up so you can enjoy them for a long time!

Anyway, they were made by See's Candies, which has been featured before on The Food Network. Ever since we'd received the lollypops, I've been wanting to order a box of them but never really got around to it. Well, I recently learned that See's has a temporary kiosk in one of the local malls and you better bet that I hightailed it over there the first chance I got. Seraphim went home with a bakers' dozen of those wonderful chocolate confections!

Now, for the good news. Out of curiosity, I emailed See's Candies for the nutrional information on the chocolate lollys. I wanted to compare it to other chocolate treats to see the benefit of having one of these long-lasting lollys as opposed to a short-lived chocolate bar. (BTW, it usually takes me about 30 minutes to finish off one of these lollys. In the same amount of time, I could probably polish off an entire bag of Hershey's kisses!) Anyway, here are the results:

Candy

CALORIES

FAT CALORIES

FAT GRAMS

SUGAR GRAMS

See’s Chocolate Gourmet Lollypop

(1 lolly - yep just one!)

90

35

4.5

9

Hershey’s Kisses (9 kisses)

230

126

14

19

Hershey’s Bar – milk chocolate (1 regular bar)

270

140

16

31

Hershey’s Special Dark (1 regular bar)

180

110

12

20

Hershey’s Antioxidant Chocolate (1 bar)

180

100

11

19

Dove Dark Chocolate Miniatures (5 pieces)

210

120

13

19

Dove Milk Chocolate Miniatures (5 pieces)

220

110

13

22

Dove Sugar Free w/ Chocolate Crème filling (5 pieces)

190

140

15

0



So there you have it! Enjoy!

-S.G.




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s.j.simon said...

lol. did you know that chocolate was banned in switzerland for many years. read this