Thursday, October 13, 2011

National Chocolate Week

Why am I just now realizing it is National Chocolate Week? This should be a yearly staple in my google calendar! I'm ashamed of myself.

But as it turns out, I have been unconsciously celebrating ALL week! Monday night I tell my husband that I must be having a dairy deficiency because I want ice cream... in which he laughs and realizes that I just want ice cream. This is probably a true story, but to make myself feel better, we will blame it on the baby.

If we're sticking with the baby excuse, he also wanted hot fudge and caramel as well! SO, for three nights this week, I have consumed Breyers Vanilla Bean ice cream, drowned in hot fudge and caramel. Num Num Num... HAPPY CHOCOLATE WEEK! I'm just doing my part...

In honor of this under-celebrated Holiday, I have decided to list some MUST have chocolate desserts that you MUST eat, before you die... or today.

1. Molten Hot Fudge Cake - from Chilis

If you are my friend, you probably know that this has been my favorite dessert since high school. The website describes it as "Molten Chocolate Cake topped with Vanilla ice cream under a hard chocolate shell." The fudge on the inside just makes the cake melt in your mouth. *sigh* To. Die. For.

And check out this guy! I will be doing this soon...

2. Neuchatel Swiss Chocolates - from

If I had to guess, my folks put me on this love - but every since, I've been hooked. Since you have to order these online (unless you live in NYC), I've only gotten to enjoy these bad boys once a year... when I order them for my mom and dad for Christmas, yet end up eating them. Merry Christmas?

The website describes them as this..
"Neuchatel's renowned Swiss premium Truffles are the delicacy on which Neuchatel has built its reputation for excellence. The truffles are made from 100% Swiss Chocolate shells filled with a variety of creamy mousses made from dairy-fresh butter and cream. The delicious truffles are presented in elegant purple moire boxes."

I must tell you, if you order anything from them, order the truffles. Melt in your mouth.

3. Pillsbury Chocolate Chip Cookies - from your local supermarket

I don't know what it is, but I ALWAYS have cookies on hand. I'm curious if my mom did this when I was younger because I always feel that it is necessary to bake cookies for house guests. Something about the smell of cookies just says "I'm Home," "I'm safe."

Let me clarify - up until about 3 weeks ago, I swore by the pre-cut Pillsbury Chocolate Chip cookies.

Now, they are still the bomb. I will kill a pack of 24 in one sitting, no sweat. It wasn't till my husband and I stayed at a friend's house over the weekend that we got a taste of the Pillsbury Chocolate Chip Flavored cookies, in a 'roll.'
WOW, what a difference! If you are lazy like me and value the pre-cut cookie dough, let me tell ya, this takes about 2 mins to roll out yourself... and it's SO worth it. Pop in a glass of milk in the freezer and you're set!


Ok, I realize this is only three things, but after writing this, I may very well take off work for the rest of the day and head to Chilis... ya know, to "Celebrate."

Happy Calorie Counting!

1 comment:

  1. I guess I need to go out and get some chocolate to celebrate!!