Last year I went to the BlogHer Food Conference in Seattle. While there, I received a tin of Theo’s Sipping Chocolate. It sounded intriguing at the time, but when I got home I promptly put it in the pantry and over time it got pushed into the way back corner and I forgot about it.
But the other day it got really really cold here and I was hankering for something hot and delicious. Something indulgent that would cost over $5 a cup at the local overpriced coffee shops. That’s when I remembered the tin of Theo’s.
I heated up some milk and stirred the chocolate in. Three minutes later I had the best cup of Mexican hot chocolate I’ve had in my entire life. A little cinnamony, certainly rich and a little spicy. Sort of like hot chocolate pudding. I can’t believe I waited this long to try it.
As wonderful as it is, Theo’s Sipping Chocolate is not something I can indulge in every day. There are 140 calories per serving, but a serving is 1/2 a cup. Like that’s going to happen! A full cup is more like a typical coffee house serving. So, when you factor in the calories from the milk, you’re talking 390 calories a cup. A once a week treat for me, but so entirely worth it.
Now, I haven’t seen this product on my grocer’s shelves (Whole Foods carries it). So, I have no idea how much it costs. I’m not sure I even care. It’s that good. If you happen across it and love chocolate, try it. You won’t regret it.
While we’re on the subject of indulgences, here’s my latest favorite salty snack food. Food Should Taste Good Olive Tortilla Chips. Holy yum.
Made with black, green and Kalamata olives, this is the chip for olive lovers. I have never had a chip quite like this before. It’s a mature taste which is a good thing because it means my sons won’t snarf them down before I have a chance to open my wine bottle.
They are like vacuum cleaners when it comes to snacks.
Nope, I’m the only one in the family who enjoys these, which is fine with me. They aren’t inexpensive. I paid $2 on sale for a 5 oz bag. Regular chips on sale are about $2.50 to $3.00 for 10 oz. So, this definitely qualifies as an indulgence.
But, if you love olives, then I bet you’ll enjoy these chips. So very good with a glass of wine.
How about you? Do you have any sweet or salty snack indulgences? Have you tried either of these products?
This is not a sponsored post. I bought these products with my own money and I totally dig them.