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A Little Bit Of Yum

photo-560Last 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.

photo-561While 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.

Comments

  1. Ashley B. says:

    I am hopelessly addicted to FSTG’s Olive Tortilla Chips. I snagged them for $1/pkg awhile back and haven’t had another brand of tortilla chip since. I have never heard of that sipping chocolate before, but it sounds divine. Good ole Cape Cod is set to get a Whole Foods sometime this year, so I am adding that sipping chocolate to my ever expanding Whole Foods shopping list.

    • No kidding? That is awesome news. Currently I have to drive all the way up to the one on Derby St. So, that is very good news for me! And I’m glad I’m not the only one addicted to these chips, lol.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Holy yum!! I will be on the look out for both the sipping chocolate and especially the olive tortilla chips. I love all kinds of olives, especially once they are marinated in spices. Perfect appetizer with a glass of wine. So, I will have to try these chips. I hear you on the teenage boys consuming all things salty and snack foods. Oh to have that metabolism again!!

  3. We tried the chipotle spice Theo drinking chocolate last month and hated it. Ours came in a box, though and it was chunks of chocolate and said “drinking chocolate” instead of sipping, so maybe it’s not the same? Was yours like that or in powdered form? (looks like this https://www.theochocolate.com/specialty/drinking-chocolate) It was on sale around Christmas for $10 here in Seattle, so I was ticked that nobody liked it. I used the remainder of it in some brownies hoping it would be good in that, but sadly, not. Same goes for the Food Should Taste Good Chips. Neither of my teen boys (who love junk food) liked them. Sigh…win some/lose some. =)

    • You know, I’m not sure. I did notice that there are two different packaging types. The Theo’s store in Seattle carries the boxed one. So, I’m not sure if it’s an entirely different product or not. Hopefully another reader can weigh in. It definitely tastes nothing like hot chocolate how we know it to be in the states. This is just like Mexican hot chocolate in viscosity and flavor.

    • I tried some of the hot chocolate (found it at TJ Maxx for $3), and it was the chunks, too, Krista. I could not get it to ever dissolve. I thought maybe it was a bad batch, didn’t even notice it was drinking chocolate. Of course I didn’t know the difference until I just read about the differences in some magazine this month. I’m a Swiss Miss packet kind of hot chocolate drinker. :-)

      Anyway, I ended up just throwing it away. It didn’t have much taste to it and again, couldn’t get it to dissolve. I’d definitely try it if I can find a non-drinking chocolate product. I probably would’ve added more chocolate to it, but I was at work before I tried what I’d made up at home.

      • Amanda…I wonder if maybe we got a bad batch? Usually Theo products are really awesome, so we were so disappointed in this. My oldest son LOVES Mexican hot chocolate, but this stuff just didn’t really work…didn’t dissolve properly and the taste was just odd. I’d probably try it again if I can find the stuff Melanie got.

  4. I love Food Should Taste Good chips! The chocolate ones are my favorite, but very hard to find now for some reason.

  5. I love Trader Joes Black bean and quinoa chips with their serrano salsa or the coriander & jalapeno hummus. Yummo.

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