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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 2:42 pm
by Llewellian
Well... i am a chocolate addict ;o) It really helps me holding my serotonine level of luck after a hard day of stressy computer work.

I dont know if you know "Nutella" in America, its a kind of chocolate cream for your toast. Sometimes, in late evenings.... i get up, take a spoon of it into my mouth, chew on it and drink it down with a half liter of ice cold fresh milk ;o).

On every shopping tour i never forget my 3 different bars of "Ritter" (Marzipan, Strawberry Fruit Filling and Espresso) and 3 bars of "Milka" (both german chocolate brands (all from Nestle).

I thought, french, swiss, belgian or german chocolate is tasty... but as i moved to Japan for a time of work, i really got addicted to the children chocolate sticks there that you get in every 7/11 there. And those bars stuffed with gummi bear filling.....

By the way, talking of sweets: I really do hope, that this Coca Cola C2 comes over from there to europe. The Coca Cola Site says, its half sugar and half carbohydrates. But i say: Thats wrong. C2 must mean "double Coffeine and double carbonated". I tried it in Sapporo at work. Man...you can drink it only absolutely ice cold (its very sour and sugary at the same time) and it kicks in better than any double heart attack espresso (and thats for me, as a coffeeine addict something new). And you have to belch like hell of it. My...it will really blow you up like a baloon. The nasty child in me likes that...he he he. With one litre of it, you can burp the entire Wagners "Ring of the Niebelungen" with that.

PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 5:58 pm
by kinako mochi
Llewellian wrote:I dont know if you know "Nutella" in America, its a kind of chocolate cream for your toast.


YES! Nutella used to be one of my 'what should I buy to stretch my food spending since I want to by a ludicrous stereo' foods, with a whole lot of day-old bread. :D A 'hasselnuss' spread. It's actually pretty common here now, even in the big supermarkets. I never thought I'd be able to buy it all the way in Phoenix, Arizona. :D

[quote]"Ritter"

PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 8:19 pm
by TheTeague
Cadbury Eggs are great, but what you really should try if you can find 'em in the store are "Milka Lil' Scoops". *Of course, in the supermarket, they're not nearly as expencive as this website seems to be selling them for. They're more like $4 or less.*

PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 9:14 pm
by pablo
TheTeague wrote:Cadbury Eggs are great, but what you really should try if you can find 'em in the store are "Milka Lil' Scoops". *Of course, in the supermarket, they're not nearly as expencive as this website seems to be selling them for. They're more like $4 or less.*


Oh man, those sound yummy! :D

PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 12:49 am
by Llewellian
Offtopic:

kinako mochi wrote:
Sapporo?!? I was born in Chitose! Small world. My family lives in Sapporo, Shiroishi, Hakodate, and Chitose. My late uncle ran a bakery and pastry shop there; I'll dig up the name out of the boxes I packed one of the customer bags in. It's orange-yellow and black with a clock logo on it. Unreal custard 'pan'. :D


Well, i cant say where i lived for that time there, i didn

PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 6:21 am
by Ryalyn
Tanukitsune wrote:I want my Cadburry Cream Eggs! And I've never had a marshmellow Peep in my life!

I want a "proper" Easter... :cry:


You poor guy! Shall I mail you some? They'll be nice and old by the time they get to you. :)

Just don't tell me if you decide to make flaming balls of peeps out them.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 3:02 pm
by MrEff
we used to save peeps in a freezer until summer then take em camping and roast em....


Think big puffy chick/bunnies The sugar coating crisping nicely....



Mmmmmmm


then I became allergic to marshallow.... (but not the dehydrated kind go fig)


-MrEff-

*bonks Pablo back with some discarded Peeps*

PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 8:31 pm
by Lugnut
Chocolate talk...goodness gracious...

We're making truffles this weekend, I'm going to use cayenne in some of 'em. Debating how I could get some habanero into 'em...we shall see :D

And POCKY....dear LORD....I LIVED off that stuff during my otaku years. The chocolate mousse pocky is also to die for. Dammit. I need to go back to Mitsuwa (japanese market near me)...

And Tanuk, I will also contribute Cadbury Cream eggs and other easter related paraphenalia to your cause. Nobody should be forced to go without THAT sugar rush. :) My sister actually melted Cadbury cream eggs last year, and poured it over ice cream. No crap. She didn't sit still for a WEEK...

PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 10:41 pm
by kinako mochi
Lugnut wrote:My sister actually melted Cadbury cream eggs last year, and poured it over ice cream. No crap. She didn't sit still for a WEEK...



Hoooooly CRA- *head explodes mid-sentence* :D


Melted. Ghirardelli. Dark. Over. Breyer's. Grand. Vanilla. Bean.

*sees self from ceiling* :D


How about crushing chocolate-covered espresso beans over B&J's Peanut Butter Cup or a French vanilla ice cream? (Personally, my whacked-out tastes want them totally obscuring a few scoops of Chunky Monkey. :D )

PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 5:11 am
by Llewellian
@Kinako:

Try hot sugared blackberries on Vanilla Ice Cream. Mix melted (microwave helps) Nutella with some spoons of Rum (stir it until its a good cream again) and pour that over the blackberries and the Vanilla Ice.

I guarantee you instant caries. And its sooooo goood.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 6:26 am
by Ryalyn
That's it! I'm going out to buy ice cream RIGHT NOW!!!!

Shivers in anticipation

Yummmmmmmm

PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 7:04 am
by Tanukitsune
Lugnut wrote:Chocolate talk...goodness gracious...

We're making truffles this weekend, I'm going to use cayenne in some of 'em. Debating how I could get some habanero into 'em...we shall see :D

And POCKY....dear LORD....I LIVED off that stuff during my otaku years. The chocolate mousse pocky is also to die for. Dammit. I need to go back to Mitsuwa (japanese market near me)...

And Tanuk, I will also contribute Cadbury Cream eggs and other easter related paraphenalia to your cause. Nobody should be forced to go without THAT sugar rush. :) My sister actually melted Cadbury cream eggs last year, and poured it over ice cream. No crap. She didn't sit still for a WEEK...

Thanks for the offer (you too, Ryalyn), but my sister found a store with import food from the US and said she'd get me some "loot", I'm not sure about the Cadbury eggs though...

We have something called Mikado which as far as I know is pretty close to Pocky!
:)

I've seen something called Lindt chocolate bunnies in a store, has anyone tried them?

PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 9:49 am
by luchog
Llewellian wrote:I dont know if you know "Nutella" in America, its a kind of chocolate cream for your toast.


It's actually hazelnut butter with cocoa. And incredibly yummy, with so many different uses.

kinako mochi wrote:And the sticks are Pocky! My fave is Almond Crush.


I don't think I have a favorite Pocky. I like them all. If I had to choose, I'd go with the plain chocolate Pocky in the giant "beat horses to death with these things" size.

Lugnut wrote:We're making truffles this weekend, I'm going to use cayenne in some of 'em. Debating how I could get some habanero into 'em...we shall see


Now that sounds yummy. The best way to do the Habaneros would be to use fresh ones, roast lightly, and scrape the pulp off the skin. Add the pulp to the melted butter before mixing in anything else.

And WEAR GLOVES WHILE DOING THIS! I pretty much always wear latex gloves when working with any peppers hotter than a serrano.

kinako mochi wrote:Melted. Ghirardelli. Dark. Over. Breyer's. Grand. Vanilla. Bean.


For true decadence, Valrhona 70% chocolate sauce (melt chocolate and stir into heated heavy cream), with fresh black raspberries or wild blackberries, over Haagen Dazs French Vanilla.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 9:58 am
by Tanukitsune
I just bought a Lindt bunny and hmm... I'm in heaven!
But the bunny was so cute I could barely eat it! :P

BTW, have you even tried to put a teaspoon of cinnamon and a dash of vanilla in a cup of hot chocolate? :wink:

(We need a drooling avatar)

PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 10:35 am
by kinako mochi
Llewellian wrote:@Kinako:

Nutella with some spoons of Rum (stir it until its a good cream again) and pour that over the blackberries and the Vanilla Ice.


We're all going straight to Heck for this unparalleled decadence. :D

Awesome, Llewellian! This I MUST try.

Hmm. My buddy has some Pernod, which I absolutely love (in spite of its infamous reputation, it's a nice sipping drink composed, and never gives me a headache, even 375 mL at a time once, oops. :o ). I may try that with my melted Ghirardelli and some French vanilla (only appropriate :) ) and see if it's either craptastic or fabulous.

Lunchog wrote:Now that sounds yummy. The best way to do the Habaneros would be to use fresh ones, roast lightly, and scrape the pulp off the skin. Add the pulp to the melted butter before mixing in anything else.

And WEAR GLOVES WHILE DOING THIS! I pretty much always wear latex gloves when working with any peppers hotter than a serrano.


Precisely-habanero juice can easily chemically burn you.

My bud CJ makes what we call 'crack dip', because its so addictive. It's basically a fresh pico de gallo with sea salt and two habaneros in it. He only serves it with his fresh green onion/garlic dip because it lights off about three chips in

PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 2:19 pm
by Llewellian
@Kinako: Well, Pernod is something fine to drink - even if it reminds me on medicine.

@Tanukitsune: I bet you have seen these Lindt Bunnies:+

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Classic german chocolate bunnies. Very yummy. By the way: If you can get ever a hand on it...try these:

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Different big Eggs out of dark chocolate, filled with a yogurt cream in the taste either of strawberry-rhubarb or raspberry-vanilla. To die for.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 2:46 pm
by Tanukitsune
Yep! That is the bunny! I tried one this afternoon and it was delicious! :D

PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 3:35 pm
by kinako mochi
Llewellian wrote:@Kinako: Well, Pernod is something fine to drink - even if it reminds me on medicine.


Yeah, the anise and the huge alcohol content makes it somewhat a harsh drink, until mixed with water and a sugar cube soaked in Pernod then set aflame for a few seconds

PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 6:01 pm
by Ryalyn
Llewellian wrote:Image

Different big Eggs out of dark chocolate, filled with a yogurt cream in the taste either of strawberry-rhubarb or raspberry-vanilla. To die for.


Ooooooooooh!

Faints

PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 11:00 pm
by Anonymous#1
Did someone say twinkee?

I have one of those for a door stopper...

PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 1:22 am
by Llewellian
@kinako:

Yeah Ouzo ;o). A must if you go out for a greek diner. And great on Parties too.

Do you know the "torturra del draco"? The torture of the dragon.... a really nice and totally dumb test of courage on a party...he he he... all you need is a bottle of Ouzo, a sponge, cinnamon powder and a lighter...

Sit in a chair, flip your head back, till you can look to the ceiling, fill your mouth up to the teeth with Ouzo, then take the wet sponge and clean your lips (so they dont get burned).

Take the lighter, inflame the Ouzo in your mouth. Then close your eyes, while another person lets fall a handfull of Cinnamon Powder over your face. Normally, the powder will be instantly enlightened in a fire cloud (powder explosion). Then close your mouth and swallow.

Very very dumb. But very known in Kroatia and southern Italy ;o)))). You can find it on any party there...

PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 12:44 pm
by luchog
kinako mochi wrote:Hmm. My buddy has some Pernod, which I absolutely love (in spite of its infamous reputation, it's a nice sipping drink composed, and never gives me a headache, even 375 mL at a time once, oops. :o ). I may try that with my melted Ghirardelli and some French vanilla (only appropriate :) ) and see if it's either craptastic or fabulous.

Never been much of a fan of anise and chocolate, myself (tastes kinda vile to me). I prefer something like Grand Marnier or Kaluha. One of these days, I'm going to whip out my handy little state-of-the-art ice cream maker, and whip up some absinthe and single-malt scotch flavoured ice creams.

My bud CJ makes what we call 'crack dip', because its so addictive. It's basically a fresh pico de gallo with seat salt and two habaneros in it. He only serves it with his fresh green onion/garlic dip because it lights off about three chips in–and boy does it hurt to get habanero in a cuticle. :o

Roasted serrano, mmmm. Here we go again ! :D


Actually, it's Luchog, not Lunchog. Irish Gaelic for "mouse".

Sounds awfully nice. Now i'm craving something like that with a big batch of seviche.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 1:07 pm
by azalea2
I've got a yummy recipe for honey-whiskey ice cream...

PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 3:48 pm
by kinako mochi
luchog wrote:Never been much of a fan of anise and chocolate, myself (tastes kinda vile to me). I prefer something like Grand Marnier or Kaluha. One of these days, I'm going to whip out my handy little state-of-the-art ice cream maker, and whip up some absinthe and single-malt scotch flavoured ice creams.


Just so we understand each other, Pernod IS absinthe, which is heavily anisette, no disrespect intended.

I used to be a barista at a local coffee shop here, Java Centrale, and used to make this huge hipster espresso drink called the Blue Snowflake. Six shots of espresso, Ghirardelli white choclate and half-and-half over ice with a full ounce each of anisette and peppermint Torani flavors. Candy kids tore. it. UP

PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 3:53 pm
by kinako mochi
azalea2 wrote:I've got a yummy recipe for honey-whiskey ice cream...


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