Friday, September 9, 2011
I brought you another Ritter Sport chocolate today. It is the Extra Fine Milk Chocolate. I love milk chocolate, and nothing can go wrong with "extra fine" in chocolates.
This is a plain milk chocolate bar, with nothing else added. I always enjoy plain chocolate bar for the pure chocolate enjoyment. One of the trick in tasting chocolate is to let it sit and melt on your tongue. This particular chocolate melts very well, and very smoothly. You can taste the richness and creaminess of the chocolate as it melts on your tongue with no graininess. You can also smell the strong fragrance of the fine milk in the chocolate, and the aroma releases as it melts on your tongue. For a milk chocolate lover, I was very pleased and satisfied.
I give it a 9 out of 10.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Excuse me of the bad picture, I took it from my phone. So I went to UCLA last Sunday, and my friends and I went to this restaurant, Waffle Chix for brunch. The restaurant was fairly new, just opened in May. The main attraction is waffle sandwiches, and other waffle dishes. My friends all got fried chicken waffle sandwiches, and the portions are very large, and it came with waffle cut fries. So for around $10, you can get two meals out of it actually. Not a bad deal.
I got the Raspberry Red Velvet Waffle. It just sounded too good, so I had to order it. In case some of you do not know, red velvet cake usually use cocoa powder with red food coloring to give you the dark red color in the cake. That is why I am reviewing this waffle.
The waffle was said to be Belgium waffles. I never had an authentic Belgium waffle before, but from what I have heard, it is not quite like this. But oh well...
The waffle was light, airy, and soft, which I loved. It did have the flavor of red velvet cake, and it came with a Mascarpone cheese spread with whipped cream. Mascarpone spread was a great compliment with the waffle and raspberries. The waffle also came with a sweet but slightly tangy raspberry syrup to marry everything together. I liked the waffle overall. However, I did find it a bit expensive, $10 for just that. I guessed that I paid for the experiences.
I give it a 7 out of 10.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
So...this is kind of late, for this sundae cone has been out for couple months already. It is still a new product from Häagen-Dazs. There are two flavors, caramel or chocolate, so I picked the chocolate. Flavor wise, it tastes fine. The ice cream itself was definitely better quality than other regular sundae cones., and it has a rich and strong vanilla flavor. It was covered with crushed, roasted almonds, which gave it a nice crunch. Most of the sundae cones use chopped peanuts instead, so almond is a nice change.
It really is quite similar to other sundae cones with minor differences. My main complaints about the cones are that they are too small, and too expensive.
I give it a 5.5 out of 10.
Friday, September 2, 2011
I don't have that many white chocolate reviews. Personally, white chocolate isn't too appealing to me. White chocolate was made with cocoa butter, with combination of cream and sugar and all other stuff. Make sure it is real white chocolate by reading the ingredient list.
White chocolate has no cocoa content, so the flavor is quite different compared to dark chocolate or milk chocolate. It's nice to have it once in a while, like this particular White Almonds from Ritter Sport, with the rich creamy white chocolate with crushed almonds throughout. The almonds cut down the sweetness of the white chocolate, and helped balanced the overall flavors. Almond was a great compliment in this chocolate bar. If you like white chocolate, and you like nuts in your chocolate, this one is worth a try.
I give it a 7 out of 10.