Sunday, February 3, 2019

dinner menu

Food. What a habit.

Last night, for "dinner," I had a little supermarket-cooked "rotisserie chicken," (tastes just like chicken, don'tcha know), a tablespoon of lukewarm rice that takes 90 seconds to heat up, two small seedless oranges and a teaspoon of Nestlé semi-sweet chocolate morsels... Nestlé, the quality of whose chocolate seems to be following the downward chocolate spiral of Hershey, an American 'chocolate' provider whose offerings become less and less chocolate-y in a bid, I presume, for greater or equal profit.

I do love good chocolate, but it seems to be harder and harder to find outside the European brands. It may look like chocolate and I may wish it were chocolate, but it increasingly reaches the taste buds as some sort of filler.



  1. Chocolate Brands to consider:
    In a similar decline as Nestle and Hershey
    But Cooks Illustrated still judges their chips the best. They may be available in better stocked supermarkets.

    Lake Champaign Chocolates
    My current favorite.
    Full array of chocolate from cocoa powder and nibs to truffles.
    Order online. Whole Foods used to carry a few items.

    Do a search for Chocolate Expo 2019 for a traveling show of mainly smaller operations.
    You might want to order online instead of schlepping to the Expos then finding out the stalls are out of stock.

    Example: Local Stores in Brooklyn

    Use to find chocolate shops near you.


    1. Road Trip for Chocolate!

      Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop

      6 North Market
      Boston, MA 2109
      Sunday- Thursday: 10am - 9pm
      Friday & Saturday: 10am-10pm