Posts Tagged ‘chocolate’

Henry Street Deli – Now serving Brownies

October 23, 2009

Henry Street Deli in Burlington Vermont has great brownies. I’m not normally one of the weirdo chewy brownie people (I prefer the inside no-edge brownies); but these brownies manage to be chewy and moist:

Henry Street Deli - Brownies

Henry Street Deli - Brownies

A dusting of powered sugar befits the artisan nature of these choco bricks. The texture fest is completed with the all important crispy top layer and subterranean chocolate chips. I believe the brownies are baked every couple days by a local guy, and are priced ~$2.50.

Lake Champlain Chocolates – Valentines Day

February 14, 2009
Lake Champlain Chocolates - Burlington Vermont (Pine Street Factory)

Lake Champlain Chocolates - Burlington Vermont (Pine Street Factory)

If you’re picking up some chocolate for your sweetie, I would suggest Lake Champlain Chocolates. They have a Church Street location as well as there factory / store on Pine Street in Burlington Vermont.

Lake Champlain Chocolates - Valentine's Day Truffels

Lake Champlain Chocolates - Valentine's Day Truffles

They make the chocolates (I recommend the truffles) right at the Pine Street location. There are tours available if your lover is a chocoholic or foodie.

Rite Aid – Easter Egg Candy

February 7, 2009

Rite Aid - Easter Egg Candy

Rite Aid - Easter Egg Candy


Oh yes Reese’s eggs you will be mine.

Girl Scout Thin Mints Vs. Keebler Grasshoppers

May 14, 2008

Girl Scout Cookies
My Girl Scout Cookie Haul

I’ve often wondered why someone would buy Girl Scout Cookie Thin Mints when there is a facsimile available in the form of Keebler Grasshoppers. Apparently I’m not the only one who has pondered this cookie dilemma.


Keebler – Fudgeshoppe Grasshopper Cookies

Girl Scout Cookie Thin Mint, Nabisco Keebler Grass Hopper
Girl Scout Cookie Thin Mint, Keebler Grass Hopper

I would have to disagree with the linked bloggers. The Thin Mints have a much mintier taste, and due to the larger size, more crunchiness per cookie. Eating a couple consecutively results in a nice cookie slurry in your mouth. The grasshoppers DO have more of a fudgey taste, but it’s not what I’m looking for.

Both cookies are best right out of the freezer.

Girl Scout Thin Mints are the clear winner in my mind. I think I paid $3.50 a box? See you local girl scout for details or ebay.

Cheese Outlet Fresh Market – Mac and Cheese of the Day (Black Bean), Hazelnut Chocolate Bar

February 19, 2008

…And we’re back. About two weeks ago (ahem), I was dropping off some old electronics at Recycle North on Pine Street in Burlington Vermont and decided to pick up some lunch up the street. Also on Pine Street is Cheese Outlet Fresh Market, a bakery, market, and deli (and Cheese outlet).

Cheese Outlet Fresh Market
Cheese Outlet Fresh Market – The pictured picnic bench is nice place to eat lunch (during the summer).

Cheese Outlet Fresh Market - Mac and Cheese of the Day (Black Bean)
Cheese Outlet Fresh Market – Mac and Cheese of the Day (Black Bean)

Mac and Cheese has a special place in my heart (probably my arteries), so I was psyched to see that Cheese Outlet Fresh Market has a Mac and Cheese of the Day. In retrospect it makes sense that a cheese store would have a mac and cheese of the day. In addition to the black beans there were also some trace amounts of peppers and tomatos, a slight tex-mex twinge to this classic. The choice of cheese was good, and it was an original dish… I liked it.

Cheese Outlet Fresh Market - Hazelnut Chocolate Bar
Cheese Outlet Fresh Market – Hazelnut Chocolate Bar

In addition to the deli side of the store I also visited the bakery side of the store. I selected the hazelnut bar from under the glass. This featured a shortbread base, hazelnut butter/ frosting?, WHOLE hazelnuts and chocolate ganache. The whole hazelnuts were interesting, as there was nice crunch, nut flavor to go along with the short bread base and layers of frosting. Of course chocolate hazelnut is a classic pairing, but this was a nice twist.

The mac and cheese was $7.99 a pound! A little steep. The chocolate hazelnut bar was $2.75.