I love bittersweet chocolate! I'm not a big chocoholic, but I do love me some Hershey's Special Dark candy bars. When I do take candy in my grooming lunchbox, it's either M&Ms Peanut, Butterfinger Crisp, or Hershey's Special Dark bars.
A couple of summers back, I discovered a perfect dark chocolate snack at Trader Joe's. These were little graham cracker squares dipped in dark chocolate. The small, one inch by one inch grahams with the dark chocolate coat were perfect, nearly guilt-free snacks...until Trader Joe's didn't stock them anymore. Looking for a back-up plan, I found another favorite snack was also missing in action.
These yummies were orange or raspberry jellies dipped in dark chocolate. I inquired of the TJ's employee stocking the TJ's sweets: "Where's the Rasperry and Orange Chocolate Logs?" He replied that the latest price increase was more than TJ's could tolerate but "you could go to the website and comment" The chocolate covered jellies came back to TJ's about six months later...the grahams are still MIA.
As much as I miss those dark chocolate graham cracker snacks, I have found a suitable replacement. This spring, Trader Joe's introduced their Trader Joe's branded Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups!
I have been lamenting another loss today...I guess it's a bittersweet moment...I intentionally did not view the launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis this morning. The last manned spaceflight by NASA. I view it as an ending with a whimper not a bang. Not a happy day for a kid raised on the Space Race, and the Moon Shots. I'll refrain from going all political in this space.
To quote Forrest Gump: "and that's all I have to say about that".