Saturday, June 25, 2011

Chocolate Covered Popcorn

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Is it possible to like something too much? That's me when it comes to popcorn like I'm sure a lot of people. Then they have to go and invent gourmet popcorn like there wasn't reason enough to eat too much popcorn. Yeah, and eating too much popcorn is an easy thing to do especially when there is gourmet popcorn involved.

To make matters worse, there is something known as chocolate covered popcorn. I haven't had it in years so when I stepped into a gourmet popcorn store recently I knew I had to reintroduce it into my diet.  After I got it home and sampled some (yes, I actually did resist until I got home, amazing I know) I was amazed that it took me as long it did to have chocolate covered popcorn again. So good doesn't even describe how delicious and sweet it is.

The fluffiness of the popcorn mixed with the brownie fudge flavor of chocolate is real treat. Yeah, it might be a little on the expensive side at 7.99 for 3 cups worth but you gotta treat yourself now and then. As expensive as it was, I would pay that again because it gets a 9 out 10 ranking for a chocolate lovers sweet dream come true.

Where to get: check your nearest gourmet popcorn store or if you're in the Dallas area, stop in at POParella's (gourmet popcorn and treats) in Frisco, TX

Get it from Amazon: Chocolate Covered Popcorn Gift Box

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Cheesecake Factory's Reeses Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Cheesecake

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I know this looks unbelievable, that's because it is, unbelievably good that is. You have no idea how good but you can kind of get a visual taste just by looking at it. Visual tastes are not good enough though in this particular case. That's because this is the end all of all cheesecakes. That's right, the big kahuna, the ultimate, the best cheesecake I've eaten in my life. I'm betting that at least 99% of you that had the fortune of trying this cheesecake would agree.

It's very hard to put into words how this chocolate cake cheesecake tastes. It is just about the perfect combination of ingredients ever put into a dessert. It's not too rich but rich enough, fused with the most delicious flavor of Reese Peanut Butter Cup chunks. Topping that off, the peanut butter is not too overwhelming where you can't taste the smoothness of the delicate fudge cake mixed with sweet caramel.

By all means, you're going to want to stop by the Cheesecake Factory, if you're lucky enough to be near one and either get this to go or enjoy it over a cappuccino while dining in. I did the latter and I already can't wait until I have another opportunity to make myself miserable by eating way more of this heavenly creation than I should. By the way, its been an hour since I polished off this dessert and I'm just now starting to recover while writing this post but it was so worth it.

Must you ask how I rank this, I think you know that I cannot help but give it the highest ranking that The Choco-Aholic can give out which is to say that this here chocolate cheesecake is worth it's weight in gold which equals a perfect 10.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Chocolate Cupcake With Cream Cheese Frosting

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I was out and about this weekend and while at Market Street (a Texas based upper end grocery chain) a beautiful cream cheese topped chocolate cupcake beckoned to me. I could not deny it's call because there is no doubt I'm a fan of cream cheese frosting and if you put a carrot cake in front me it will disappear. 

So that's what's inside

I have to admit that disappear is exactly what happened with this cupcake shortly after this shot was taken. Hey, who can blame me, because after all the beautiful antenna pieces of this cupcake were sending out the signal to eat them so I did. 

With all this cream cheese frosting talk, I have to remind myself that this not a cream cheese frosting blog. Although,  I have to admit, it made this cupcake. While the inside was moist, it did not do anything to satisfy my chocolate tooth. For that reason, I will give this cupcake a 3 out 10 which equals chocolate satisfaction will elude you. Just goes to show you that looks aren't everything, it's whats on the inside that counts! 

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Don't Commit The Chocolate Brownie Sin

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Ordinary doesn't apply to this brownie. That's because it's not so much a chocolate brownie because it didn't taste very brownie like to me. Maybe that's because what it really needed was to be served warm and have at least one GIANT scoop of either whipped cream or ice cream on top, hummm preferably with the ice cream melting all over it. I made the mistake of eating it just as it's pictured. That should be a sin in the chocolate brownie world when you have a brownie that looks this good. There's always next time though to right my wrong.

It will get a 4 out or 10 ranking for my folly which equals too good to be true but too good to pass up

Where to find: Central Market

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Chocolate Toffee Bars

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Toffee comes in many forms and it's always a satisfying fix for a sweet tooth in whatever form that might be. I don't know about you but one of the ways I like it is at a self serve yogurt place because I always go crazy with the toppings. Seriously, you should see my yogurt after I get done fixing it up. There's almost as much toffee on it as there is yogurt in the container. I just love the way it tastes all crunched up with the softness of the yogurt, such a treat.

At Central Market, (there's been a lot of that going on lately but I had to get my debut chocolate stash from somewhere to start this blog to share with all my fellow chocolate addicts) I spotted these toffee bars. I just knew I had to get them to remind myself why I like toffee so much. Yes, it's a convenient excuse that all us sugar addicts share.

Did they do the trick for my sweet tooth? Out of all the chocolates that I got at Central Market to start this endeavor, I'd say they tied with the gummy bears at a 5 out of 10 on the rankings which of course means not quite chocolate heaven but worth a try.  Just so you know, that is all my stash from Central Market so Central Market week is over and we will branch out to other shops and see what they offer so stayed turned for more chocolate goodness.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Chocolate Covered Banana Chips

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Chocolate covered banana chips are kind of like chocolate covered gummy bears, where you ask yourself if the two should go together. At least, that's what I thought when I first saw that these existed which wasn't until a couple of days ago while at Central Market.

I've always loved banana chips as they are kind of a guilty pleasure for me and I would of never thought there was anything on earth that could make them better than they already are. However, when I took the first bite and tasted the banana in it's crunchy chip form combined with the the sweet taste of milk chocolate, I knew how wrong I was. After of which, it was hard to stop eating them as they became very addicting and to tell you the truth, I couldn't wait to take a picture of them for this post so I could consume the rest.

For that, these definitely deserve a ranking of 7 out 10 which means warning, these are habit forming and your chocolate addiction just got worse. 

Get it from Amazon: Milk Chocolate Covered Banana Chips (1 Pound Bag)