Monday, April 23, 2007

Ben & Jerry's :P

I missed their free scoop day in my area! BOooOOo! So, I just went to my 7-11 and been eating pints. Not all at once mind you...a couple of pints here and there. My view on some of the flavors are here:

Banana Split: Banana and Strawberry Ice Cream with walnuts, fudge chunks, and fudge swirl.

My opinion- Banana ice cream was overwhelmed by the strawberry. I think I got the batch without the mix-ins( hardly any walnuts). Not memorable.

Oatmeal Cookie Chunk: Cinnamon ice cream with Oatmeal cookie and fudge chunks.

My opinion - I love this. The cinnamon ice cream with the lovely texture of the oatmeal cookies and fudge were definitely a hit with me.

Creme Brulee: Custard ice cream with a swirl of crunchy caramelized sugar.

My opinion - I loved the ice cream and texture of the crunchy bits of caramelized sugar. However, the sugar would get stuck in my molars.


Vermonty Python:

Chunky Monkey:

New York Super Fudge Chunk:

Chocolate Fudge Brownie:

Cinnamon Buns:

Everything But The... :

Chocolate Almond Nougat:

:D haven't posted in a while sooo here goes:

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

I love chocolate, especially good chocolate. Now large chocolate corporations want to cheapen chocolate by using some derivative fat instead of cocoa butter! Outrageous, I say! From the CandyBlog - found via The Accidental Hedonist.

Don’t Mess with Our Chocolate!I’m not sure if you’re aware of this, but the FDA controls what fits under the definition of chocolate for sale in the United States. They want to make MOCKOLATE into CHOCOLATE.
I’m not sure if you’re aware of this, but the FDA controls what fits under the definition of chocolate for sale in the United States. They want to make MOCKOLATE into CHOCOLATE.
As it is, chocolate is not an unhealthy treat. Cocoa Butter, which is composed of stearic acid, has been found to have no effect on blood lipid levels (cholesterol). Cocoa solids have been shown to have a positive effect on our bodies because of the high levels of antioxidants, insulin-like and anti-inflammatory compounds.
The new rules would completely obliterate the current definition, basically making any concoction containing cocoa solids and a fat into Chocolate. Like magic!
The rules currently state (basically) that chocolate must contain cocoa solids and cocoa butter. Other things can be in there, like milk fat and milk solids to make milk chocolate and a small amount of milk fat can be added to dark chcoolate as well. The new proposal would allow products that contain NO COCOA BUTTER to be call chocolate."

We all know that these mockolate products are crappy. They don’t taste the same ... they feel oily or greasy on the tongue and don’t have the smooth buttery melt. But the big chocolate companies that want to make this cheap mockolate will flood the market and confuse consumers ... ultimately just frustrating us with bad experiences and wasted money (and possibly a fatter belly and clogged arteries).
You know what? The FDA doesn’t have to give the CMA what they want. You have the power to reject this ... but you have to tell the FDA!

I remember watching a Friends episode "The One With The List" (208) about mockolate...and it tasted bad. And I quote:

MONICA: Ok, this is pumpkin pie with mockolate cookie crumb crust. This is mockolate cranberry cake, and these are mockolate chip cookies. Just like the Indians served.

RACHEL: Oh my god.

MONICA: Oh my god good?

RACHEL: Oh my god, I can't believe you let me put this in my mouth.

PHOEBE: Oh, oh sweet lord! This is what evil must taste like!
MONICA: Now, in some of these recipes, the quantities may seem just a little unusual, uh, like these coconut mockolate holiday nut bars. I've indicated four cups of coconut, and four cups of crushed nut, and only, uh, one tablespoon of mockolate.

MR. RASTATTER: Doesn't matter.


MR. RASTATTER: Our FDA approval didn't come through. Something about laboratory rats.

MONICA: Oh, gosh, I'm sorry.

MR. RASTATTER: Yeah, well, anyhoo, here is your check. Thank you for all the trouble you went through. Um, listen, you didn't eat a lot of it while you were cooking, did you?

MONICA: Well, uh, I ate some.

MR. RASTATTER: Oh, some, that's fine. Some is fine. Some is not a lot. So, it doesn't burn when you pee, does it?

Please comment to the FDA website and stop this atrocity please. Please visit this website and save the GOOD STUFF! Keep it real! Do it before April 25th 2007!!