Friday, July 18, 2014

Five Star Cookies

Some yummy chocolate bakery cookies to see us into the weekend. From Moishe's, one of my favorite bakeries. The sandwich cookies are filled with jam. One had raspberry jam, but I ate these so fast I can't remember what the other jam was.


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Adventures in Spam

I've blogged about this before, but to summarize: A number of people have signed up for things with my email addy. This can be problematic because I get their plane reservation info -- and one airline let me get in without a password and I had access to their seat and luggage info -- restaurant reservations, job listings, cable company bills and service call reservations, real estate listings, as well as emails from their banks, the stores where they have credit cards, and myriad other sites/places. I've gotten email from a woman trying to set me up with her friend (I answered that one and boy, was she embarrassed!), someone trying to change my password because she thought the email belonged to her uncle who couldn't log in, someone thinking I was their niece, and those are just the ones I can remember off the top of my head. I know things about some strangers that I really shouldn't have access to. And over time, I've figured the emails for tattoos, etc, were spam not intended for me, but now I'm sure because some Viagra spam has come in addressed to someone with the last name of Stafford. Yes, along with spam intended for me, I'm now getting other people's spam. And it's a bit disconcerting to know that I'm getting more email for strangers than I am for myself.


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Something Salty

One of my favorite chocolate snacks when I was a kid was Hershey's Krackel miniatures, along with the Semi-Sweet Miniatures. Nowadays, I don't particularly like milk chocolate, but I do miss that crunch in my chocolate. However, I don't like nuts. So, this bar of this all-natural Salted Chocolate Crunch, with breadcrumbs and dark chocolate from Chuao Chocolate is the perfect solution. It is a bit salty for my taste, but the chocolate flavor is good and the crunchy bits are satisfying. I would like to find a nice dark chocolate/crunchy rice combo bar, though. And unfortunately, while Chuao has some amazing flavors, the ones I'd love to try are with milk, not dark, chocolate, such as the popcorn chocolate bar, the s'mores bar, and the maple bacon bar. Lucky you, milk chocolate lovers. The dark chocolate bars are either spiced or nutty, other than the one I just tried. *sigh*

Chuao Chocolate Bar


Monday, July 14, 2014


I love dark chocolate, but my taste is decidedly on the lesser side of 79 per cent cacao, with the range of whatever the percentage of dark chocolate M&Ms to 72 per cent. So, this Chocolove Dark Chocolate 55 % cocoa content is right in my wheelhouse. I tasted it at room temp and it was rich and creamy, nearly perfect. A bit more richness perhaps, but overall, a fine chocolate. It's in the fridge now and I'll see later how it tastes cold.

Chocolove Dark Chocolate


Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Glorious Gelato

Today I had the joy of tasting Amorino gelato. A shop opened near the post office I use and I had to mail a package today and so, was glad to see the shop had finally opened, as I'd been watching the construction over the past few months. The dark chocolate gelato is rich and chocolatey. They have gelato filled macaroons as well as waffles and crepes to try with their gelato. I'll definitely be making a return visit. Many return visits.

Dark Chocolate Gelato


Friday, July 04, 2014

Happy July 4th

Happy Independence Day to my fellow Americans!

Patriotic Choco
Choco from Ugly Dolls


Thursday, July 03, 2014

Plenty of Chocolate

Thought I should start on the chocolates I picked up a few days ago. The small bar of chuao chocolate with orange was quite tasty, as well as being attractive. The orange flavor was strong, but there were bits imbedded in the chocolate which I don't particularly like. The flavors of dark chocolate and orange did blend together nicely, though. The package says it's all natural, and if it matters to you, gluten-free.

Chuao Chocolate Bar

From the Chuao Chocolatier site, I can see there are a lot of flavors I want to try, flavors I did not see in Sugar Rush. A web order might be necessary.