Espresso Martini

Espresso Martini
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 Shot of espresso
  • ½ oz. Three Olives Chocolate Vodka
  • ½ oz. Dark chocolate liqueur
  • ¼ oz. Amaretto
  • ¼ oz. Kahlúa
  • Baileys to top off
Instructions
  1. Shake ingredients with ice.
  2. Rim the glass with shaved chocolate.
  3. Strain and top with Baileys, whipped cream, and a sprinkle of cocoa.

Warm Your Corn

Craving warm, movie theater popcorn, but in the comfort of your own home? Same over here. That is why Popcorn, Indiana pulled together the top (and hungriest) technicians to create Warm Your Corn, the FIRST ready-to-eat Movie Theater popcorn that comes in a microwave safe bag. Instructions? Grab a bag – place in a microwave – begin eating. Seriously, it is that easy!

Not a fan of Movie Theater? Rather not microwave your popcorn? No problem! Popcorn, Indiana offers the following options that will leave all taste buds watering for more;

  • Kettlecorn
  • Aged White Cheddar Kettlecorn
  • Cinnamon Sugar
  • Sea Salt
  • Bacon Ranch
  • Caramel Corn
  • Almont Biscotti
  • Roasted Peanut Caramel Corn
  • Wasabi
  • Cocoa Kettlecorn
  • Dark Fudge Chocolate Chip Kettlecorn
  • Drizzled Black & White Kettlecorn
  • Drizzled Cinnamon Sugar Kettlecorn
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Kettlecorn
  • Dark Fudge Peppermint Kettlecorn

Bill and I tried out the Movie Popcorn flavor.  After I tried it, Bill finished off the entire bag that night.  Yes, it is that good!  I expected a little more butter flavor.  However, butter is what makes movie theater popcorn unhealthy!  That being said, I loved it too.  I loved how we were able to warm it up too. Bill also wants to try some of their other flavors now too! I may have created a monster by sharing with him!

If you are looking for a movie night at home, I recommend Warm Your Corn!

Experience: Chocolate

Have you ever really experience chocolate?  Do you know anyone who has?  That is why chocolate makes such a great gift come holidays, birthdays, etc.  Experience: Chocolate has come up with some great ways for you to give chocolate as a gift to other or even to yourself (I have to admit I like that last one).  They have something called Tasting Experiences.  What they do is you get a variety of gourmet chocolate tasting squares.  The collections consider the origin of the cocoa beans, cocoa content and manufacturing process and are designed to satisfy the desire of an experienced gourmet or pique the interest of a casual taster.  Here are a few you can try out:

Chocolate for the Vine™ – Our tasters’ pairing guide will help you marry these fine chocolates with your favorite wine.

Sweet Serenity™ – Milk chocolate from around the world with a focus on taste and smoothness.

Pure Rapture™ – Varietal, single-origin or estate-grown chocolate from the world’s foremost growing regions.

Euphoric Indulgence™ – Featuring some of the world’s best semi-sweet and bittersweet dark chocolate bars.

Now, if you live in the Boston MA area, you can even have your own Chocolate Tasting!  At these shows, you will learn how to taste the difference between three varieties of cocoa beans.

They even have gift baskets!  This is one gift basket any chocolate lover would like. These baskets include your choice of our Sweet Serenity™ milk chocolate Tasting Experience™ box, Euphoric Indulgence™ dark chocolate Tasting Experience™ box, or Chocolate for the Vine™ Tasting Experience™ box, plus chocolate covered cocoa nibs, Mexican drinking chocolate, and other goodies.

The prices for the chocolate collections start at $24.99 and vary according to the collection. The gift basket is on sale for $49.95.  I have been lucky enough to try out four of the flavors of chocolate that they have:  neuhaus, Valrhona Jivara, Michel Cluizel Chocolatier Paris, and Amedei Tuscany Toscano Brown.  This is some of the best chocolate you will have.  However, my favorite has to be the neuhaus.  It is milk chocolate that just melts in your mouth.  It has a smooth taste with my aftertaste.  Milk chocolate has and always will be my first love.

If you are needed a Christmas gift for a chocolate lover, definitely check out Experience: Chocolate.  Its is your one stop shop for some the of the chocolate in the world!