Coconut Ash & Banana — Vosges

Coconut Ash & Banana Super Dark 72% Cacao

The super dark chocolate is lovely and slightly bitter in the best way. But, the coconut ash is unpleasantly crisp and abrasive… in a too hard charred, rocky sort of way. And, this in combination with the banana adds an […]

Mo’s Dark Bar — Vosges

Mo’s Dark Bar Uncured Smoked Bacon & Alderwood Smoked Salt 62% Dark Chocolate

Since we’ve loved every other Vosges bar that we’ve ever tried, we finally gave Mo’s Dark Bar a chance. Shockingly, we both enjoyed it. On first bite, the deep dark chocolate dominates with a lovely smoky background. […]

Pecan Pie M&Ms

Pecan Pie M&Ms

Very interesting… We mildly enjoy the touch of burnt caramel flavor.

We’ll confess to the occasional movie theater purchase of peanut M&M’s. But, we almost never buy plain M&M’s. As a matter of fact, we can’t remember the last time that we’ve eaten […]

El Faro Bakery — Masa Real De Guayaba

Masa Real (Or, Masa Real De Guayaba)

You could just call it a guava pastry. That usually works, too. But, there are a few different versions of “guava pastry”. Another common version of “guava pastry” (Pastelitos, Pastelitos de Guayaba, or Pasteles) stuffs guava paste (and sometimes guava […]

BLVD — Tortoni Ice Cream

Classic Tortoni BLVD Tasty Ice Cream

We must start by saying there weren’t all that many cherries, cookie crumbs or almonds in our pint of ice cream. As a matter of fact, the pieces of cherry that we could find were quite small. And, the […]

Rabbit On The Run — Rabbit Coffee Roasting Co.

Rabbit On The Run (Rabbit Coffee Roasting Co. Cold Brew Concentrated Coffee)

We wouldn’t say this coffee will be a favorite of ours. But, we do love the bottle. If you’re in a pinch (maybe you’re at the office with no time to brew a fresh pot of […]


Grainy Mustard Fingerling Potato Salad

Someone made a meal out of it.

Lamb On Rosemary Focaccia

As always, the flavor of rosemary works beautifully with lamb. But, these olive oil rich loaves make for a nap-inducing lunch… not great for a […]

Primizie Gouda & Late July Habanero Bacon Chips

Primizie Smoked Dutch Gouda & Garlic CrispBread Chips

The flavors were “fine”. But, these crispbreads/chips have a hard, crisp crunch with an unpleasant denseness to that “thick-cut” chip. What do they mean by crisp breads? These are not pita chips as we were expecting. Instead, […]

East 48th Street Market

Little Gina’s Pizzelle

Grano Cotta For Pastiera

Roasted Ceci With Salt


Or, Giardiniera Spread

Trapani Sea Salt, Sicily

Lupini […]

Boylan’s Heritage Tonic

Boylan Heritage Tonic

Notes: All Natural Citrus, Botanicals, Cane Sugar — Lemon, Lemongrass, & Lime — A blend of sweet, bitter and sour offer a well-rounded adult soda.

Other Tonics Tested:

Fever Tree — Notes: Citrus, Bitter Orange, Lime, 8 Botanicals […]