Baskin Robbins Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream

I found my favorite Baskin Robbins ice cream flavor at my local grocery store!

I loved the description on the back label. “Take everything you love about chocolate and multiply it by chocolate”.

I am not sure if this is the deepest chocolate flavored ice cream I have ever tasted, but it must be pretty close, and it is so darkly colored that it is almost black. I love this ice cream, and it was all I could do to not eat it all in one sitting. I managed to split it over two nights, and I am afraid I am going to run back to the store for more! Yes, it is that good.

Lemonade Chocolate Cupcake

While waiting at LAX for my flight to Sydney for a conference, I had dinner at Lemonade, a nice little diner inside Terminal 5. That’s where I saw this.

This was a bad cupcake. It was dry and not very flavorful, meaning it had very little chocolate flavor. Blech. And just to be clear, this is a regular chocolate cupcake. Lemonade is the name of the restaurant. If you eat here, pass on the cupcake.

Trader Joe’s Coffee Toffee Shortbread Cookies

I got these cookies at Trader Joe’s during their coffee craze period in April, when it seemed like dozens of coffee-flavored and coffee-related products were appearing on their “What’s New At Trader Joe’s” shelf.

These were pretty good. They were smallish shortbread cookies, baked with some coffee for flavor and little bits of toffee for crunch. Each cookie had chocolate stripes on the top and a complete chocolate bottom, so there was a good chocolate flavor too. I liked them and so did my co-workers, except that one guy (again) who hates coffee.

Vosges Black Salt Bar

My co-worker Matt S. gave me this Vosges bar to try.

This bar reminded me of their pink sea salt bar, only that one was only 70% cacao and this one is 72%. Otherwise, it tasted exactly the same. Black salt or pink salt, it was really delicious. The caramel was super gooey and oozed everywhere when I tried to cut it into squares. Luckily my co-workers don’t mind sticky fingers and they ate it all up.

Thanks Matt!

Charles Chocolates Caramelized Crisped Rice Bar

My co-worker Cathy N. found this bar at a local Starbucks.

I have had a Charles Chocolates bar before, but I found the half-popped popcorn hard to chew. But this bar had caramelized crisped rice, which was light and sweet and much easier to chew. And the chocolate was just as amazing as that first bar, very rich and deep. My co-workers loved this bar, and it disappeared quickly!

Thanks Cathy!