31 Days of Chocolate: Oct.11- Chill out!

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October 11th: Cure what ales you, Sample some chocolate beer

I admit, I’m not a huge beer fan. But, every once and a while, I have a taste for it. Which means my older brothers are in town, playing poker and drinking craft beers. Okay, they drink beer, and I sip some samples. Especially, when chocolate is on the label. Chocolate flavored beer. Game, changer.

Here are some variations of chocolate beer- so many flavors! Have you tried any? Let me know in the comment section below!

Wasatch Brewery: Black O’Lantern- Pumpkin Spices & Chocolate

Founder’s Brewery: Breakfast Stout- Double Chocolate Coffee Oatmeal Stout

Flying Dog: The Fear- Pumpkin Spices with a hint of Chocolate

Left Hand Brewing Company: Wake Up Dead Imperial Stout- Black licorice, dark chocolate and coffee

Sonoran: White Chocolate Ale

Boulevard Brewing: Chocolate Ale with Raspberry

Not a fan of beer? Have a root beer! ( Don’t forget to add the chocolate).

Poll: What’s the Best M&M’s Crunchy Flavor?

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Hi Chocolate Fans!

This past spring, M&M’s introduced a trio of new “Crunchy” flavors.

Mint, Raspberry, Espresso

 

The catch? Only one flavor will continue, based on the results of a public vote. Although official voting is now closed, ( you can vote for fun here), I wanted to know your thoughts…after all, you all are the REAL chocolate experts.

Have you tried the new M&M’s? Let’s take our own sample poll:

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My Review:

I sampled all of the flavors, and I have to say, the results surprised me. Based on the flavors, I expected the Mint to be my top choice. Mint, plus crunch, seemed like a no-brainer. But it actually wasn’t my favorite. In my mind, I had associated Mint crunch to other candies, such as Hershey’s “Cookies n’ Mint Bar.

Do you know how I would describe that bar? Minty and Crunchy… and delicious. Unfortunately, the Crunchy Mint M&M’s were disappointing. The flavor fell flat. The crunch was there, but it was lacking that rich chocolate taste.

If I had to choose a winner, I’d pick the Espresso. But honestly, I wouldn’t go out of my way for them. Now, come out with an M&M’s Mint COOKIE Crunch flavor, and we’ll have a real winner. In the mean time, I’ll stick to Peanut M&M’s.

 

I’d love to hear your thoughts on these new flavors. And while we’re talking flavors, what’s your favorite M&M’s flavor of all time?

 

 

Calling all Bakers: We’re Hosting a Recipe Exchange!

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Hello, Fellow Bloggers!  You’re invited to a Recipe Exchange.

We’re on the lookout for tasty summer desserts. If you have a recipe on your blog, featuring chocolate and berries, then we want to hear from you!

 

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  • Cakes/ Cupcakes
  • Pies
  • Ice Cream/ Popscicles
  • Brownies 
  • Cookies
  • Any other desserts!

 

This is a great opportunity to meet fellow bloggers, get exposure for your own blog, all while gaining a bounty of delicious recipes.

 

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To participate, please follow these procedures:

  • Please be sure that your dessert includes the mandatory ingredients for this Recipe Exchange: Chocolate, and one or more type of Berries.
  • Leave the name of your dessert, and a link to your blog’s recipe in the comment section below.
  • Submit as many recipes that you like!
  • Feel free to reblog this post for maximum exposure for all of the participants.
  • See a recipe you like? Be sure to share the love: Follow that baker’s blog, like their recipe blog post, and/or share on social media.
  • Check back in the future for more recipe exchanges!
 

 

 

Looking forward to your recipes.  Happy Baking! ❤️