So, I was quoted in The New York Times on Sunday. The article is centred on the Dunkin’ Donuts Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich (which you saw me post a video review of), and it’s called Why Healthy Eaters Fall For Fries. Telling you about this two-sentence-claim-to-fame of mine makes me giggle, because, truly, is this real life? Getting a phone call from a reporter at The New York Times and being asked many serious questions about the whys and hows of eating a donut stuffed with bacon and eggs? This world of ours is hysterically wonderful. I do so love being in it. I really do.
Trader Joe’s PB&J Milk Chocolate Bar
The wonderful Carolyn gave me this Trader Joe’s PB&J Milk Chocolate Bar while I was visiting in May, as she knows me well enough to know that anything peanut butter-flavoured will make me shriek with joy. Snapping off a square of this candy-bar sized chocolate showed me a slightly-grainy peanut butter filling topped with a layer of shiny, pink, liquid-y jelly, all encased in a smooth milk chocolate that broke apart easily.
The aroma reminded me of Smucker’s Goober PB & J, but thankfully the taste proved to be of far higher quality than that Frankenstein spread. The jelly layer did have a fake element to its raspberry-esque fruitiness, and the peanut butter could have been deeper and truer in nuttiness, but together their salty-sweetness combined with the woodsy smooth milk chocolate in a pleasant and easy-to-eat way.
Lindt Vanilla White Chocolate Truffles
However, when I saw a myriad vanilla been seeds winking out at me from the white chocolate truffles pictured on Lindt’s new shiny Vanilla White Chocolate Truffles packaging, I found myself unable to resist winking back.
I don’t say “fatty” as a bad thing. Fat is good and delicious and wonderful. But there was definitely something about these Lindt truffles that reminded me of eating softened butter by the spoonful on a hot summer’s day, and I’ve never even eaten softened butter by the spoonful on a hot summer’s day.
These truffles were sweet, rich, gorgeously melty, and truly studded through with real vanilla bean seeds. I’d have preferred a slightly stronger vanilla bean flavour, but at least what was there didn’t taste fake.
Would I buy either of these chocolates again?
You know what? Maybe. Yeah. Probably.