Godiva’s Vanilla Sundae Dark Chocolate Truffle

The Chocolate Drizzle; a perfect example of epic sultriness. But it gets better.

Godiva’s Vanilla Sundae Dark Chocolate Truffle is a sexy as it sounds.Oh my goodness. The dark chocolate bars are Golden, literally. Godiva’s dark chocolate bar, packaged in a sexy gold and cream wrapping makes one think of luxury. This item is part of their “Ice Cream Parlour” collection that showcases their rich, decadent chocolate with fresh mint,velvety vanilla,toasted hazelnut and bright orange (to name a few). I saw this item at Target for $2.99 and decided on trying this. WINNING!

Although I am not the biggest dark chocolate fan, I can appreciate it when it is thoughtfully paired with a lighter, or more sweet flavor, or an exotic, spicy infusion. The first thing you will notice are the inscribed “G”‘s on each bar, which must stand for “Gold” or “God” of chocolate, as this item is as precious as it in my opinion. Biting into it, there will be a sharp note  of bittersweet, rich dark chocolate, followed by a  delicate vanilla taste with a creamy, buttery undertone. Its texture mirrors caramel (though it is cream in color), and though no vanilla beans are absent, there is a complexity of the satiny vanilla that stems from the product’s quality ingredients; White chocolate, vanilla powder, and vanilla work hand in hand to stand out on their own, but bow down humbly to the dark chocolate’s authority, both harmoniously defining each other’s tastes. It’s limited time, so act fast!

"G" must for "The God of Chocolate" or "Gold". Whichever works for you.

I could see myself feeding this to a special someone on Valentine’s Day, as it is as sultry as a romantic evening, and is sure to be treasured as a luxurious indulgence. (Sorry mom and dad O_0) Now I get what all this Godiva fuss is about (although I have had some of their other chocolates and had a “meh” reaction) TRY IT PEOPLE!!!! 🙂

Pros– Sexy, sensual and succulent. Beautiful vanilla dances with rich chocolate, working together to tame each other. Dark cocoa is a natural mood booster and contains antioxidants. It’s also Kosher.

Cons– Huh? Ah..Not being able to taste this because living under a rock functions to perpetuate eternal lack of exposure.Being allergic to chocolate/being a hater of dark chocolate, and allowing your hatred of it to close your mind to the finer things in life (a.k.a. this product). Shame on you.

Godiva’s Vanilla Sundae Dark Chocolate Truffle Yumfactor– 5 tongues. (5 out of 5)

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Random Post: Saxby’s Strawberry Turnover.

I love Saxby’s coffee, and they seem to have an interesting flavor availability for their pastries. I tried their peach danish last week, and I almost lost myself in between bites. In public. Oh yes, it was that serious.*Thinks about a random and inappropriate way people could have have interpreted my food induced groans at my college, and then curses my over active imigination and short attention span*. -_-.

So anyway, I decided to try yet another unfamiliar flavor of their turnover-strawberry. I love turnovers. I love apply turnovers, because the rich complexity of spicy and sweet make for a fun chew. But I’m just gonna say that this strawberry one tasted like flaky strawberry lip gloss. Too sweet for my taste.  Bleh.No pictures for this post, everyone. Why? Because my tastebuds are too sad to inspire me to find a photo/take a photo of the pastry and post it. :/ Cost-$1.95 (If my memory functions correctly today)

Saxby’s Strawberry Turnover Yumfactor– 2 tongues. (2 out of 5) It was like eating warm strawberry jam that tasted too soggy to be yummy (the actually strawberries, not the pastry). Maybe next time, Saxby’s. Just kidding. Once I dislike something, it’s hard to give it another go. Manifestations of trust issues,perhaps? But hey, don’t fret! If you have a frenemy, you can gladly give this to them, and watch their face(s) contort in really weird ways. And then feel that internal sense of bliss, muhahaha!

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Thai Iced Tea: A Must Try Delicacy

Thai Iced Tea

  

Thai Iced Tea Yumfactor: 5 out of 5 tongues and a taste bud (I know the rating system stops at 5 but I could not resist!)

What Is Thai Iced Tea??

I love Thai cuisine for the mixture of complex spicy flavours and bold sweetness.  Often times, you will find curries, coconuts and other spices that enliven the exotic, beautiful cuisine. If you frequent Thai restaurants, you would have noticed the Thai Iced Tea (or simply Thai Tea) menu option, probably trying it on for size.  For those of you who do not know what this delicious drink is, it’s basically a mixture of  brewed black tea, sharp star anise, cinnamon, sugar and orange food coloring; Some recipes call for tamarind and other exotic items as well.  The tea is brewed and condensed milk or evaporated milk is added, along with ice yielding a deliciously adventurous and unforgettable beverage.

This drink is beautifully balanced in a sweet richness that is deliciously exotic and bold. The coloring is striking, and the contrast of the white milk poses as eye candy. Even though you may not enjoy the spicy and sweet combination, I highly recommend this product. Be warned, though this drink can be like a mojito! Hit or miss as some restaurants add too much water (obviously making them from pre made ingredients that add water and serve) or do not have enough sugar. Tin Drum is a restaurant that carries good Thai Iced Tea. You can also buy Thai Tea powder online. Here are the links I found: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&rlz=1T4GWYA_enUS315US315&q=buy+thai+tea&aq=f&aqi=g4g-m2&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

Thai Tea Ice Cream

Also, there are ice cream recipes that use Thai Tea. Not only is the color vibrant, but I am almost positive the dish is amazing as well. Click the photo for the link.