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Day 235 – Mousse it is

I wasn’t feeling particularly hungry tonight, and actually had dinner waiting for me at home, despite tagging along to a post-late work dinner. Whilst scanning through the menu at The Globe, all I could think about was fries and the dessert I saw on their blackboard specials. There really wasn’t anything else that was remotely attractive or tantalizing to me, especially since the menu is chocka full of wheat and gluten.

So as everyone else ordered their pies, burgers, steaks and salads, I ordered mousse. But it wasn’t just any mousse, it was a dark chocolate mousse! As someone mentioned, nothing sounds wrong with any of those words. They kindly brought it out with the rest of the mains, and I tucked in with a teaspoon (it just tastes better).

It’s a pub, so it’s not so well lit inside, which makes the cream on top look like scrambled eggs, but trust me, it was far from a savoury mess. It could have done without the extra cream on top, but I wasn’t complaining. Delightfully light and smooth, the mousse was sweet and rich in chocolately flavour. It was pretty dark, and I, to my surprise was only able to finish half! I kindly shared with the others as they made their way through their heavy meals, upon when they needed something a little sweet to finish it off. And this was the perfect thing.

Rating: 5/5

 
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Posted by on May 30, 2011 in chocolate, dark

 

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Day 234 – Fruit & nut

Today I had an emergency… for chocolate. There really was nothing around (again) as I was far away from anything I knew, but managed to find a 7-11 and opted for this –

Super sweet, especially with the raisins and milk chocolate. I didn’t really get many nuts, so it was mainly just fruit. Though it’s a bit calling it that, it should just be “raisins & nut”. Wasn’t a fan, but it helped tie me over till I managed to get home to food.

Rating: 1/5

 
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Posted by on May 29, 2011 in chocolate, milk, nuts

 

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Day 233 – Cupcake shower

Yumyumyum… these 55 cupcakes were made specially for a baby shower, and they were gluten free!! I know you’re skeptical and think that even though they look pretty good, they really can’t taste as great as normal ones. BUT you’re wrong. The cupcakes were chocolate, of course, and had a sweet chocolate or vanilla icing on top with little ‘c’ cut out for decoration (the baby name will begin with C). I only had the double chocolate ones, and they were absolutely amazing!!! Sufficiently sweet and moist, there were bits of chocolate inside too. I overheard another chocolate lover comment in disgust at people leaving half eaten cupcakes on the table as they were ‘too sweet’ to eat!!! What the what?!! They didn’t deserve to eat them in the first place.

Rating: 5/5

 
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Posted by on May 28, 2011 in chocolate, gluten free

 

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Day 232 – It’s Friday

No I’m not going to start with that song that everyone keeps going on about and delightfully gets it stuck in your head for the rest of the weekend…

There’s actually a series of romance novels called Chocolate Friday, shocking I know. I haven’t read, nor do I intend to read any, especially after a quick glance at the opening gambit of one of them, check out Chapter 1. After skimming the first page, it doesn’t really look like much of a read, not something I’m into any way. The classics currently have a hold on me, and for now I’m happy to stick with them.

 
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Posted by on May 27, 2011 in chocolate

 

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Day 231 – Found you

Lookie what I found at the HOFEX –

They’re looking for distributors in Hong Kong, so I hope someone signed up with them because I would love to be able to find them in more places (not too many, but just a few more!). He kindly let us try an 80% dark which was surprisingly soft and sweeter than any 80% I’ve ever tried!! I wanted more, but he could tell we weren’t serious buyers or going to help his business grow, so he put the chocolate away and we moved on, wanting more.

Rating: 5/5

 
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Posted by on May 26, 2011 in chocolate, dark, organic

 

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Day 230 – Macarooninis

I know I’ve said it before, but I really do like macaroons. It’s hard coming by good ones, as some are so dry or too soft or too sweet. These ones were served while we waited for our drinks, little mini ones –

The caramel ones fared better than the chocolate ones. We helped ourselves to a few more off another plate… minis allow you to do that.

Rating: 4/5

 
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Posted by on May 26, 2011 in chocolate, macaroons

 

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Day 229 – Naka naka

Naka – I don’t actually know what that means, but it sounds cute and it’s the name of this bar we tried recently –

It was quite solid, and had a strong minty flavour. The kind that fills and evaporates throughout your mouth. I didn’t get much of a chocolate taste though. Afterwards, I had a terrible itchy throat… I don’t know if it was as a result of the bar or what was in it. It was a raw bar, so maybe it was. It didn’t leave me with any positive lasting memories of it. I don’t think I’ll have another one of these again!

Rating: 1/5

 
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Posted by on May 24, 2011 in chocolate, gluten free, raw

 

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