What do you call the little piece of paper that sticks out of the top of every Hershey’s Kiss?
I’ve never even thought about it until today, when a ‘fun fact’ was circulated on Twitter revealing the banner’s name:
Or is it?
When I checked
Hershey.com, no mention of the name was anywhere to be found…which makes the Twitter tidbit suspect.
It is fact…or fan fiction?
you call the chocolate’s calling card? Vote in the poll below.
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Posted in Food, History, Humor, Internet, Life
Tagged candy, chocolate, fan fiction, food, Hershey, Hershey's Kiss, Hershey.com, history, Humor, Internet, life, niggly wiggly, passing notes, plume, Twitter
Ready for a snack?
Something fruity, perhaps? Or a rich chocolate bite?
Don’t sink your teeth into these morsels — they are ‘Crunched Pillows’ by
Bonjour Mon Coussin, a food-obsessed online store started by Claire Eglizaud and Paul Moreau in 2007.
She’s a fashion stylist; he’s a graphic designer. And the clothing, bags, purses and home items featured on their site are a foodie’s dream come true.
And if you want to literally dream
in chocolate? Well, you can make that happen, too.
Posted in Design, Foods, Home, Humor, Internet, Life, Shopping
Tagged Bed Toppings, Bonjour Mon Coussin, chocolate, chocolate bedding, chocolate dreams, Claire Eglizaud, Crunched Pillows, fashion stylist, food bags, food clothing, food home items, food purses, foodie, Foods, graphic designer, home, Humor, Internet, life, online store, Paul Moreau, pillows, shopping, tarts
The holidays are here.
What a great excuse to enjoy a yummy chocolate and peanut butter brownie.
This isn’t chocolate. It isn’t even food. It’s, um…well –
Wombats are, in fact, the only creatures that poop cubes. The shape helps the wombat mark its territory and recognize potential mates, because the flat sides help the poops stay in place.
I still think they look like little mini-desserts. Put them on a Christmas doily, and I bet you’d fool a few folks.
That is, if the wombat didn’t get there first.
Posted in Animals, Foods, Holiday, Humor, Life
Tagged animals, brownies, chocolate, Christmas, cube shaped poop, cubes, doily, Foods, holidays, Humor, life, mark its territory, mini-desserts, poop, squares, wombat
The Mayan calendar predicts the world’s end in December. But in case it’s wrong…
Some ‘architects’ have built a Mayan pyramid out of chocolate big enough to kill us all.
In fact, this model of the Kukulcan Mayan pyramid in Chichen Itza, Mexico broke the Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Chocolate Sculpture.
California dessert and pastry school Qzina labored more than 400 hours to create the six-foot high structure which weighs over 18,000 pounds.
That’s one-thirtieth the size of the original Mayan temple.
The chocolate sculpture will be destroyed on December 21 — the last date on the Mayan calendar. According to the Qzina website, they haven’t decided exactly how to dismantle the thing.
I know a lot of folks who would volunteer to help make that baby disappear.
Posted in Design, Food, Foods, History, Humor, Life
Tagged architecture, Chichen Itza Mexico, chocolate, death by chocolate, design, dessert and pastry school, end of the world, food, Foods, Guinness World Record, Humor, Kukulcan Mayan pyramid, life, Mayan calendar, Mayan pyramid, Mayan temple, Qzina
I was never a Girl Scout…or even a Brownie. And I don’t consider myself much of a cook.
But today, on National S’mores Day, I believe I can offer up an improvement on this campfire favorite.
The traditional recipe sandwiches melted marshmallow and chocolate between two graham crackers…but I’ve never been a big fan of chocolate.
(I know, I know — I don’t cook. I’m not a Girl Scout. I don’t like chocolate. I’m practically a Russian spy.)
Still, I contend that if we replace the chocolate with caramels, you will have a superior taste treat.
I’ll admit — I’m not the first to think of caramel. But most cooks just add it to the original dessert — a bit of overkill.
Me? I’m a outlier, a risk-taker, a vehement non-chocoholic. So I dare you to shake things up.
Lose the chocolate. Add the caramel. And imagine dessert
without chocolate for a change.
“Be prepared” to like it.
Posted in Family, Food, Foods, Holiday, Humor, Life, News, Summer, Vacation
Tagged be prepared, Brownie Scouts, campfire, caramels, chocolate, family, food, Foods, Girl Scouts, graham crackers, Holiday, Humor, life, marshmallows, National S'mores Day, news, Russian spy, summer, vacation
Everyone loves chocolate, right?
(I don’t…but most people do.)
Then I heard food artist Prudence Staite had created a Belgian chocolate sculpture that, in theory, has everything necessary to bring me over to the dark — or milk chocolate — side.
I couldn’t wait to see it.
Then I did.
Really, Prudence? Is this the best you can do?
You take a face that photogenic and that attractive, and you turn it into a chocolate bust that could very easily be confused for Mozart, Medusa or any number of serial killers at the post office.
Granted, your chocolate tribute — the brain child of LoveFilm in the UK — was designed to give one lucky person the chance to take a bite out of oh-so-popular Edward Cullen of “Twilight” fame.
If the likeness had been better, the winner might have been tempted to keep it forever preserved on a shelf. But I’m pretty sure they will go ahead and start chomping.
It might even look more like RPatz when they are through!
Posted in Foods, Humor, Movies
Tagged Belgian chocolate, chocolate, dark chocolate, Edward Cullen, food, Humor, LoveFilm, Medusa, milk chocolate, Mozart, Prudence Straite, Robert Pattinson, RPatz, Twilight saga