Soooo... As I said in my last post I had a little vacation. It was mainly a "spend a week away from work" sort of vacation and not the "go somewhere and do a bunch of stuff until you're good and exhausted" type of vacation. It was nice. I spent a lot of time in the kitchen (low sodium cooking is my current focus), tried some new wines, bought toys and treats for the rabbit (yielding mixed reactions aplenty), and had a good quiet week away from the office. And I had a little chocolate.
In hindsight the term "a little" may be implying too much chocolate. Really I just kept gnawing on the Amano Jembrana bar (which I'm still trying to puzzle out what I'm tasting in - I still prefer their Ocumare, but this was pretty good - I'll talk more about it later) and picked up a little something here and there.
First of the somethings that I picked up was this little Ca$hew Cow Zzang! bar. The whole "Zzang!" thing (and my wondering at how you pronounce it - is it like a long Z as in Zzzzzzang or is it more of a Zuh-zang kinda thing - yeah, this is how my mind works) got me intrigued and the promise of cashews sold me. It''s pretty good.
I hit the Suisse Shop more times than I really should have and didn't really eat a lot of chocolate from there. I usually opt for the blondie (which is sooo good - I can't even begin to describe) though I do sometimes get the chocolate sour cream cookie (yummy) or a black and white cookie (very yummy).
I really didn't go looking for chocolate. I came close to heading down to Jungle Jim's, but didn't really feel like burning a whole day of my vacation on it. I need to get back down there soon. I did wander through Whole Foods, though, and found some chocolate there. Not in the chocolate section - I didn't see a whole lot going on there. No, I found the chocolate at the counter in the wine section. It's some Organic chocolate from Kallari. Not bad.
The big excitement was in a stop at Sugardaddy's new storefront (that's right, they've moved to the front of the strip mall - they used to be in the back). Pretty nice new digs. But that's not the big excitement from my eyes (though it is a big deal). No, I was excited to find new brownies! They've got this new Fire and Spice collection (bottom of page) of brownies - two blondies and two brunettes. Now, knowing my love of chocolate can you guess which ones I tried? That's right, the two blondies! I'm going to stop by and get the brunettes this week. I need to try them. Hmmm... they were running a buy-two-get-one-free deal going and I would love me some free brownie action.
Oh, and I finally found some Raspberry 3 Musketeers! They were IMPOSSIBLE to find at the local grocery and drug stores. Still never saw any of the cherry ones. Not sure I really care a whole lot, but I was curious.