Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Scandal in Chocolate

Somehow, I missed the Mast Bros. Chocolate. That seems like a good thing now, given the claims of inferiority. Sounds like the whole thing is just scammers preying on lovers of chocolate.


Thursday, August 01, 2019

Chocolate Comparisons

I'm still here, still eating chocolate.

I've been meaning to blog this comparison of a few chocolate bars, but kept forgetting.

5 Chocolate Bars

Mackie's of Scotland Dark Chocolate with Mint
 I don't mind mint with my chocolate, but the mint was too strong for my taste. The chocolate was a bit crunchy.

Ghirardelli Intense Dark 60% Cacao
 Ghirardelli's Evening Dream at 60 per cent cacao is a good, dependable bar of chocolate, nice and smooth.

Ghirardelli Intense Dark 92% Cacao
 Ghirardelli's Moonlight Mystique is far more intense, at 92 per cent cacao, for my taste. It almost doesn't taste like chocolate to me and is kind of dry.

Ghirardelli Intense Dark Cabernet
 Ghirardelli's Cabernet Matinee is a solid bar of chocolate. I was expecting a liquid center the way they do some of their infused squares, so this was a bit weird tasting to me. It has a very fruity, tangy flavor.

Ghirardelli Intense Dark 72% Cacao
Finally, Ghirardelli's Twilight Delight, at 72 per cent cacao, hits at the upper limit of my preferred intensity, maintaining enough of a smooth, chocolate flavor.


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Frozen Chocolate Dessert

Dish of Haagen-Dazs Chocolate Salted Fudge Truffle Frozen Dessert
Dish of Haagen-Dazs Chocolate Salted Fudge Truffle Frozen Dessert
So I tried this Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert from Haagen-Dazs. I was curious about it and couldn't resist anything called Chocolate Salted Fudge Truffle. It's made from soy and doesn't have the smoothness of ice cream, but the flavor is satisfying for the chocoholic in me. If you can't eat dairy but can eat soy, it's worth a try.


Thursday, March 14, 2019

Ugly Dolls

Have some Ugly Doll fun. Here's mine!
Three-Eyed UglyDoll 
The Ugly Doll movie opens May 3, 2019. Watch the trailer.


Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate Recipes. Disclaimer: I haven't tried any of them.

I did mix a packet of Swiss Miss Dark, Ghiradelli Dark Chocolate, and No Chewing Allowed Hot Chocolate with milk and some boiling water and it was yummy.

A Good Night for Hot Cocoa
Hot Cocoa

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Movie Time

I meant to post this sooner: the movies I saw in 2018. Some were seen in the movie theater, others on TV. Here they are in no particular order:

  • Ocean's 8: A delightful, all-female caper movie
  • Black Panther: One of Marvel Studio's best superhero films
  • Blade Runner 2049: I hesitate to admit I never saw "Blade Runner." I did find this enjoyable and easy enough to follow.
  • Dunkirk: A well done fictionalized account of the evacuation of British soldiers from the beach at Dunkirk during WWII.
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp: A fun sequel to Ant-Man
  • Thor: Ragnorak: Nice blend of serious and fun. Perhaps the best of the three Thor movies
  • Avengers: Infinity War: Quite the cliffhanger to end this one. Things are getting dark in the Marvel movie-verse.
  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle: Four teens get sucked into an old video game as their adult avatars. Fun movie.


Thursday, December 27, 2018

For Font Lovers

I love typography, so this post from MOO caught my attention. The actual site is Type Tasting. I'm sure no one would be surprised to learn I took the Type Tasting survey for Chocolate product fonts.