Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Bunch of Links and Stuff

Some fun gift ideas:

Pouch that says: "The Only Thing I Love Better than Chocolate is Chocolate."
And just for fun:


Friday, November 14, 2014

Croissant Pretzel Mashup

For anyone who might be wondering what a pretzel croissant looks like.

Pretzel Croissant
This yummy treat comes from The City Bakery here in NYC. Specifically, a Birdbath City Bakery. You can keep your cronuts. I'll stick with pretzel croissants, a wonderful mix of flaky buttery goodness, sesame, and a bit of salty flavoring.


Chocolate in New York

While walking around the Upper Westside of Manhattan, a friend and I stumbled upon a couple of chocolatey establishments. The Chocolate Works is chock full of chocolate and candy goodness. I bought a chocolate covered pretzel for a taste test.

Chocolate Works Entrance

Chocolate Covered Pretzel
The chocolate coating on the pretzel was milk chocolate, not my preference, but the ample portion of dark chocolate chips on top of that helped give the treat a nice chocolate-salty pretzel balance.

We also came upon the Treat House, but didn't have time to stop in. That will have to wait for another day. Based on their website, I'm looking forward to visiting the place.

Treat House Awning


Monday, November 10, 2014

Cyber Chocolate

 My hubby had this up at the Hershey's store in Las Vegas.

Outer Wrapper
 The store  has a setup for customers to make up their own outer labels.

Inner Wrapper
The inner wrapper says simply Special Dark, which is different than the old Semi-Sweet labeling of the Hershey's Dark Chocolate I loved when I was a kid.

Back of Inner Wrapper

Piece of Dark Chocolate on a Halloween Napkin
The chocolate, itself, was a bit too sweet, not like the Hershey's Dark Chocolate I remember. Still good, with a creamy texture, but not as good. Still, I'm eating it, and keeping that outer wrapper!


Thursday, November 06, 2014

Latest Chocolate

Raaka Chocolate is amazing. I don't recall if I posted about them before. I sampled the sea salt dark chocolate at their kiosk at the annual holiday shopping outdoor mall at Bryant Park a few weeks ago (while my PC was dying) and had to buy a bar. I love how the salesguy packed it in a mesh bag. The chocolate was rich and smooth with just the right amount of saltiness. Yum.

Raaka Chocolate Bar with Bag
Had my first hot chocolate of the season last night. I guess winter really is on its way.


Monday, November 03, 2014

First Post on New PC

New computer is up and running. It has Win8.1. I do not like Windows 8 or 8.1, but I was nervous about getting a new PC with Win7 because of the fear of Microsoft dropping support for it before I was ready. Ah well.

I've been busy fiddling with the computer, so not much more to post. So feast your eyes on these characters encased in chocolate carbonite.


Friday, October 31, 2014