Blog Action Day – Water

Today is Blog Action Day, when blogs around the world post on a common topic on the same day. I’ve participated in Blog Action Day since its inception in 2007. Past topics have been the environment, poverty, and climate change. Change.org|Start Petition This year, the topic is water. Hoo boy… That’s a hard one to…

Majani Cioccolato Squares

I bought these Majani Cioccolato squares along with their single-origin tasting squares. Like the tasting squares, I unwrapped and tasted them several months after I bought them. The milk ones looked just fine. The dark chocolate ones had developed a light bloom, but, as with the single-origin squares, they still tasted just great. The milk…

Ask Trader Joe’s to Bring Back Black Cocoa Almonds!

I’ve gotten quite a few comments lamenting the loss of Trader Joe’s Black Cocoa Almonds since I posted my rave review. I wish they were still available too! MK suggested that writing in to corporate could be enough to make them reconsider their decision to discontinue these. Here’s their online contact form for General Feedback….

Majani Gran Cru Tasting Squares

I bought these Majani Gran Cru single-origin tasting squares while I was in Italy. I can’t read Italian, but I can puzzle out that they’re made in Bologna. It’s been several months since I bought these, so they had developed a light bloom, but they still tasted just fine. They come in 3 cacao percentages…

York Peppermint Patty Pieces

After I tried and loved Almond Joy Pieces, I thought it was worth giving the rest of the line-up a try, so I picked up this bag of York Peppermint Patty Pieces. They’re described as peppermint flavored dark chocolate candy in a crunchy shell. They are sugar-shelled lentil candies, approximately M&M sized. The York Pieces…

Spicy S’Mores

Via Serious Eats, an ode to chile chocolate and a recipe that literally spices up s’mores by covering graham crackers with chile-infused chocolate. That sounds right up my chili-chocolate-loving alley!

Cote D’or Banana

This Cote D’or Banana bar was given to me by my friends Katie and A.J. They stopped by Rochester on their way back from a visit to Canada. I think that’s where the bar came from as well. As I’ve said in the past, I’m terrified of artificial banana flavored things. So this bar was…

Kit Kat Milk Coffee

This Kit Kat Milk Coffee came courtesy of my roommate’s boyfriend, Steve. I’m not sure how Steve got his hands on it, but I’m so thankful that he thought of sharing it with me! I can’t read any of the Japanese text on the packaging – if any readers know, feel free to leave a…