Thursday, December 16, 2010

the last day of class

The last class of this semester was Viral Marketing class.
I handed my portfolio and I finished my all classes for this semester.

No more homework, no more exam!

I was so happy that I decided to give myself some reward.

I went to Westchester Mall after the class.
Then, I went to  Godiva Chocolatier on 2nd Floor.

These chocolates above are what I bought.
I bought 3 star-shaped chocolates; from left to right, Caramel Creme, Atzec Chocolate, and Apple Tart.
These 3 chocolates are covered by colorful dark chocolate. Inside of chocolate is the paste of each flavors.
My favorite one is Apple Tart. It tastes of Apple at first, then  you can find the taste of cake.
Caramel Creme doesn't taste of Caramel so much.
The chocolate above star chocolates is new product of Godiva.
Unfortunately, I forgot the name of this chocolate.
This chocolate looks beautiful, but I prefer basic Chocolate Ganache because this new chocolate is difficult to eat. In addition, there are a raisin and a nut on the chocolate. I don't like the raisin covered with chocolate and the nut is too chewy to bite.

Actually, I prefer Leonidas to Godiva in terms of taste of chocolate.
However, all Godiva chocolates look very pretty and they make me buy more chocolates than I expected.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Real Hot Chocolate

484 Broome St, Between Wooster Stand West Broadway


     I see "hot chocolate" on menu at cafe when the winter comes. I often order hotchocolate, but I've never been satisfied with cafe's hot chocolate. When they say hot chocolate they actually mean "hot cocoa." They mix cocoa powder with milk, so it tastes like cocoa I make at home. My definition of hot chocolate is that "hot chocolate has to have taste of exactly chocolate." Therefore, I didn't like to order hot chocolate and to be disappointed with its taste.
     However, when I came to New York, I found real "hot chocolate" at Mariebelle. There are many types of hot chocolate there, such as Aztec, Spicy and White chocolate. I was surprised that their hot chocolate had rich and thick taste. It tasted just like drinking chocolate.
     You can choose hot water or milk to mix with chocolate. I like to mix with hot water so that I can enjoy the taste of chocolate. You can also buy hot chocolate powder at their shops and on their website. I have a can of chocolate powder and sometimes make hot chocolate. However, I prefer to enjoy the atmosphere of their cacao bar.

     After I met Mariebelle's chocolate, I visited other cacao bar, such as L.A. Burdick and Max Brenner, and tasted their hot chocolate. I like Mariebelle the most but other cacao bars also have real "hot chocolate." So, I decided that I would have hot chocolate only in cacao bar. Milk should not be added. It is the best way for me to enjoy hot chocolate.

     The weather gets colder recently. However, I'm glad that I can enjoy hot chocolate.