Greetings from Spockgirl Musings, where logic rules, but the frailties of
human nature, genetic inadequacies and hormonal imbalances wreak havoc.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Sometimes this is how I dream...


The short version here.

It is much different seeing this in colour, but no less haunting.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Heart Test...


No... not THAT heart... but being that Valentine's Day fast approaches, we're talking chocolate. Chocolate covered marshmallow hearts to be more precise. Now usually I don't get special Valentine's Day chocolates unless I splurge and purchase them on sale a day or two after the fact. However, if... and I say if... I DO get some special chocolate treats before or on the day, it will be individually packaged chocolate covered marshmallow hearts. So today, even though I went into the store to buy one thing, I came out of the store with a bag of other things, not realizing until I was almost out the door that I had forgotten the one thing that I had gone in the store to buy in the first place. Alcohol swabs. Cheese Puffs and BBQ Corn Chips were on sale... I got sidetracked. Anyhoooo... I never used to fancy chocolate covered marshmallows much when I was younger, but for a special once in a while treat, it seems they are now the go to nibble. I have before thought of doing a taste comparison between the two that are readily available here, but up until today, I never pushed myself to eat two of them at the same time. So here goes nothing...
 
Love is a battlefield...
 
(Apologies, I didn't think of taking a picture until the evidence was gone...)
 
On the left... Hershey's, weighing in at 31 grams with a price point of $0.99. On the right... Russell Stover (hereinafter referred to as RS) weighing in at 28 grams with a price point of ... $0.59... Now you would think at first glance that the Hershey's package is larger, therefore explaining the higher price. In fact, the chocolate IS heavier, but, there is also a cardboard protective backing in the package, so the heart itself is about the same size or perhaps even a bit smaller than the RS heart.
 
As for taste, the Hershey's heart has a very thick dark chocolate coating that has a lovely chocolate aroma and a rather rich dark chocolate flavour, but for a coating, it is a little too thick, and the marshmallow is surprisingly heavy. The RS heart in contrast, has a much lighter-textured milk chocolate coating that breaks almost seamlessly with the light fluffy marshmallow filling.
 
I am, by nature, a dark, bittersweet chocolate person, but in this particular instance, the Russell Stover chocolate covered marshmallow heart won me over.
 
Oh, and speaking of chocolate... I did try something new the other day... I have mixed feelings about them...