Monday, April 17, 2017

By the Way Redux

I posted previously about By the Way Bakery. I had tried the gluten-free chocolate chip cookie. My second visit, just before Passover, was to try the chocolate chocolate chip cookie. It was a bit chewier than the chocolate chip variety, almost like a brownie, and as tasty. They do use rich chocolate.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Peeps Season

So, this exists. Cotton Candy-flavored Peeps. They were surprisingly tasty. Then again, I like all Peeps.
So These Exist
Five Pink Peeps

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Tale of Two Chocolates

Two Chocolate Bars

Choc Stars Dark Chocolate

Kaokao Dark Chocolate

I've had Chocolates Kaokao before. This bar is 60 per cent cacao, which is about as high as I prefer. It's from Mexico and has a bit of a kick to it, smooth and rich. This was my first time trying Choc Stars, which is worth buying for the packaging, alone. It's from Ecuador, and while I couldn't find the cacao percentage on the package, the website says it's 50 per cent cacao, which explains why I found it a bit too sweet. It was tasty enough, but nothing special. But the photo of the dog in top hat and tux on the pack is so cute! You can get a variety of cover dogs and cats.


Friday, March 24, 2017

Friday Fortune

This fortune cookie fortune made me chuckle.

"About Time I Got Out of that Cookie


Monday, March 20, 2017


It's hard for me to walk by an Epicerie Boulud without stopping in to get a snack. Yesterday, after seeing Paul Taylor Dance Company at Lincoln Center, I picked up this pack of two chocolate chip madeleines and ate one on the walk back to the subway. The other became today's snack. They were fresh and moist and had a bit of lemony tang. So yummy.
Package of Two Chocolate Chip Madeleines


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

BTW Bakery

Chocolate Chip Cookie
I found this bakery on Manhattan's Upper East Side, called "by the way Bakery." BTW Bakery advertises itself as gluten free, dairy free, and kosher. It uses really good chocolate, too. They had small samples of fudge and I gave that a try. So chocolatey rich. I bought a couple of chocolate chip cookies to eat at home, though I ate one while walking and taking photos in that neighborhood. The cookies were very tasty and chewy, but not more chewy than others I've had that were made with the usual ingredients. No delivery or mail order, but I'll definitely make some return visits.