Since there is a dearth of whole chocolate milk options to choose from, and I’ve already opened up this challenge to low fat contenders, I couldn’t resist picking up a “Mayfield Lowfat Chocolate Milk” while at the store last weekend. Interestingly, the half gallon size (at $3.00) as pretty reasonable compared with the whole milk … Continue reading Battle of the Chocolate Milks – Mayfield Lowfat Chocolate Milk
I have already expressed my disapproval of Nestle’s “Quik” chocolate powder. It is just sloppy with big sugar granules and relatively little chocolate. I suppose cocoa is the more expensive ingredient and so they use sugar to fill up as much space as possible. Their “Nesquik Reduced Fat Chocolate Milk” offering is of a similar … Continue reading Battle of the Chocolate Milks – Nesquik Reduced Fat Chocolate Milk
Originally I had intended to only use whole milk offerings of the chocolate kind. But Michelle very kindly decided to pick up some samples for me recently while she was in Kroger and they simply didn’t have any. So I’ve expanded my evaluation to include low fat offerings as well. The first one I tried … Continue reading Battle of the Chocolate Milks – Kroger Chocolate Lowfat Milk
This battle pits The Fresh Market’s “Grade A Chocolate Milk from Jersey Cows” against my last post’s winner, “Mayfield Whole Chocolate Milk”. The Fresh Market’s foods are very often my favorites. They make some great cakes and brownies and I expected their chocolate milk to be a strong contender. They did not disappoint, their chocolate … Continue reading Battle of the Chocolate Milks – The Fresh Market
As you know, I like my chocolate milk. And with the end of my supply of Hershey’s Chocolate Milk Powder I’ve begun searching for the pre-made chocolate milk brand that is best of breed and is easily available to me. My other criteria are that it should have a smooth texture (not granular or “sugary”) … Continue reading Battle of the Chocolate Milks
It’s been getting harder and harder lately to find Hershey’s Chocolate Milk Mix. I could wax all poetic about how it is the best out there but this blog entry does a great job of it. So, as I approach the mid-point of my current container, I put on the grocery list to pick up … Continue reading The little things in life – Hershey’s Chocolate Milk Mix
I’ve been tailoring a bunch of recipes for years. This is my always-tasty recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies. I originally pulled it off of a “Chipits” package nearly two decades ago and have been tweaking it ever since. Try it, you’ll like it! Marc’s Chocolate Chip Cookies 1/2 c shortening3/4 c brown sugar, firmly packed1 … Continue reading Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
Thanks in no small part to Bob Cochran who led our event, this tasting was an unqualified success. The idea this time was to pair up various chocolates with wines and then explore how they interacted with one another. You can also do standalone chocolate tastings but we liked the idea of the combination. We … Continue reading Wine and Chocolate Pairing Gathering
I’ll say it here and now, I love chocolate. Not just some casual affair or a one night stand, my love of chocolate is the stuff of legend. Now, when I say chocolate, I am thinking of what is more commonly known as milk chocolate. I have sampled many different varieties of dark chocolate. And … Continue reading Dark Chocolate lovers, are they Masochists?
I like my popcorn. Many years ago I decided to see if the brand name popcorns were actually worth any extra money and bought several different kinds and tried them against some no name brands and decided that, at least in the case of the “Orville Redenbacher” offering there really was a difference. Like the … Continue reading Orville Redenbacher’s Gourmet Popcorn – What’s happening to you?