Hot tip! Godiva’s Seasonal Easter Candy Is on Sale

23 May

This is old news for those truly vigilant about seasonal candy movement in the Godiva chocolate scene. But if you’re not in-the-know, you will be soon, no doubt rushing to Godiva after reading this post. Every season, Godiva comes up with wonderful chocolates and confections, beautifully wrapped in holiday colors and ribbons. When the season ends, the prices often drop from 25% to 50% off. What a deal! Hey, it may be a chocolate *Easter* egg, but it is chocolate nonetheless. Now go forth and eat double the chocolate, people 🙂

Godiva Introduces Ice Cream Parlor Truffles & Treats

22 May

Ice cream isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when I hear “Godiva.” But no more. A cracked iPad 2 (/sigh) brought me to Westfield Valley Fair today. Little did I expect a new iPad 2 replacement (seriously…the only time I recall feeling such euphoria with the level of service was when I went to the ER for food poisoning years ago, and the nurse gave me blessed drugs to end the misery). I also didn’t expect a sweet new theme of chocolate treats at Godiva.

Godiva has introduced a new line of chocolates called Godiva Ice Cream Parlor Truffles and Treats.  These come in various classic ice cream shapes (e.g. lollipops, ice cream cones, and mini ice cream pints) and are based on various classic cream flavors (e.g. Pistachio, Neopolitan).

The packaging is absolutely adorable. You can buy mini pints modeled after your carton of Dreyer’s in the freezer. When opened, you’ll see a few “scoops” of round Truffle chocolates.

Want to customize your own? I love that you can create a custom pint as a gift. Unfortunately, this has been so popular that Godiva was sold out of the carton pints today 😦

A classic chocolate lollipop:

How could you resist picking up one of these mini ice cream cones? They are made fresh, only to compete with Godiva’s fresh chocolate dipped strawberries.

Some flavors I tried:

  • Pistachio. Good, but expect a very subtle flavor.
  • Caramel Pecan. Very good. Like the sweet and salty combo, with a nice crunch of pecans.

Chocolate Grad Cap Pops

17 May

It’s graduation season again. Another year, another flock of bright-eyed dreamers released into the world. In this year’s cast is my sister, Camie, graduating from San Jose State University this Friday. Yay, Camie! Celebrating is snacking, naturally, so in a hunt for the perfect treat for this occasion, I came across these great recipes for Grad Cap Pops.

Here’s a recipe from scratch for graduation cake pops. I love the pretty arrangement too!

Looking for a quicker recipe? Check out this recipe from Bakerella using Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, Godiva Chocolate squares, and sour belts.

On Flickr, nomnomcupcakes shares a delicious recipe variation. Instead of Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, it’s double chocolate cake whipped with chocolate buttercream, molded by colored chocolate, and topped with a marshmallow tassel! I especially love the gold glints along the caps.

Happy graduation, Class of 2011!!

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

16 May

I love pairing a sweet snack with a hot drink. Coffee and biscotti, tea and madeleines…there’s something so cozy and comforting about the pairing. And now, imagine the two as one! Introducing…hot chocolate cupcakes. Love love love love it, especially when sliced in half. Thank you to my friend, Chiu-Ki, for this delicious find! Read up Ladybird‘s Hot Chocolate Cupcake recipe with delectable Italian Merengue Icing.

Puffy Mystery Animal Treats

14 Apr

My friend, Rodrigo Soares, discovers the cutest things ever. Last week, he shared this picture of these adorable snacks. Someone has delicately painted on cute animal faces. Okay, the picture had no label or description, but I’m convinced they’re edible! Question is, what’s the texture…chewy, crumbly? What’s the level of sweetness (surely, they are sweet)? Is there a filling like red bean paste? If you can solve this mystery, please share with me! Thank you.

Angry Birds Cake Pops!

11 Apr

These days, it’s unthinkable to wait idly, even for two minutes. So you have to be prepared with a few good time-wasting apps on your phone like Angry Birds. It’s on my phone, of course. I love the bright and bold design of all the characters. And now, someone’s had the clever idea to translate their colorful, round, poofy bodies into…cake pops! Genius.

Lucky for us, The Girl Who Ate Everything apparently shares everything too! Read the Angry Birds Cake Pops recipe.

Hello Kitty Sweets in Taipei, Taiwan

10 Apr

Hello, Sweets. Hello Kitty Sweets. When my friend Amy told me about some cafe that specializes in Hello Kitty, in my wildest imagination, I couldn’t have guessed the extent of pink, frothy, glorious, kitty-liciousness that oozes from this ridiculously adorable cafe. Cakes are in the shape of Hello Kitty. Jello is in the shape of Hello Kitty. Burger buns are toasted with an imprint of Hello Kitty. Even the tops of your creme brulee is burned in the sillhouette of Hello Kitty. Surely, the furniture is carved from sugar cubes too? Could be, but the backs of the booths are definitely the shape of Hello Kitty. If this is the effect of looking at photos, I can’t imagine the endorphin rush I’d get by stepping foot into the cafe. It’s officially on my travel wish list.

Hello Kitty Sweets is located in Taipei, Taiwan.

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