Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and Cold Stone Creamery Grand Opening With Free Giveaways!

This is true decadence.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and Cold Stone Creamery launch a joint operation at the Promenade, 4425 Lyons Rd., Coconut Creek, with grand opening festivities Saturday and Sunday.  Kids under 12 accompanied by an adult will receive one small ice cream with one mi-in FREE!  There will also be face painting, balloons, tattoos and a prize wheel.

I first tasted Rocky Mountain Chocolate on a ski trip to Steamoat Springs, Colorado.  Oh. My. Gosh.  Go forth and try it!

Fore more info call the store at 954-977-9555.

Thanks  to BW who Facebooked this deal. 🙂

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Deal of the Day November 9, 2008

I found this one at Coupon Cravings.  Check out that great blog!

November is Truffle Month at Godiva Chocolates. Stop in November 7-9 or November 21-23 for FREE (Yes, FREE!) European Dessert Truffle samples. They’re also having other weekend in-store sampling events.

Click here to find out more and to locate the Godiva Chocolate nearest you.

I know just where the nearest store to me is.


Why I wish I owned an ice cream churn…

I’m not a big ice cream connoussieur, despite our frequent trips to Carvel in the dead of winter. I’ve had peanut butter and chocolate ice cream before, but the peanut butter is more often as hard as peanut brittle, and I just don’t like crunchy ice cream.
I saw this photo and recipe posted over at Joy the Baker and it took all my self-control not to lick the screen. I’m shamelessly stealing it – but at least I’m linking to her…
Thanks to Joy the Baker

Thanks to Joy the Baker

Double Chocolate peanut Butter Ice Cream

  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup smooth salted peanut butter ( I like the all natural peanut butter)

In a sauce pan over medium heat, stir together 2 cups whole milk, sugar, cocoa powder and salt. Heat until the milk start to steam, but before it starts to boil.

In a small bowl, stir together the remaining 1/2 cup of whole milk and the cornstarch. Stir until no lumps remain.

Add the cornstarch mixture to the heated milk and chocolate mixture and bring to a low boil. Boil until thickened. The mixture will look the consistency of chocolate pudding. Remove from flame.

In a small sauce pan, heat 1/2 cup of heavy cream. Once boiling, remove from heat and pour over the chocolate chips. Let sit for 1 minute, then stir the cream and chocolate mixture until incorporated.

Stir the cream and chocolate mixture into the cooling chocolate ice cream base. Place in a bowl, covered with plastic wrap or a lid, and put in the fridge until cool.

Once cool, follow the manufacturers instructions on the ice cream maker to churn ice cream. Once the mixture has chilled and thickened in the ice cream maker, slowly drizzle in 1/4 cup of peanut butter. Don’t over mix. You want a nice ribbon of peanut butter running through the ice cream.

Transfer the ice cream into a freezer safe container and fold in the remaining 1/4 cup of peanut butter. Cover and freeze until solid.


Please don’t take this as a hint to get me an ice cream churn for the holidays. I seriously do not need to have easy access to this stuff!

Deal of the Day May 1, 2008

It’s Mayday!

There’s kind of a theme for most of this week, but I don’t think I’ll feel the need anymore after a few more days. Wink wink.

Have you ever been to The Melting Pot?

Oh. My. Gosh.

If you sign up for their mailing list you will receive a free chocolate fondue for two. Yum!

Take me! Please?

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Deal of the Day April 23, 2008

In honor of my friend J, and every other woman who is seriously PMSing…

Amazon is having a sale on chocolate! They’re cutting select chocolate items by 50%. Use coupon code CHAWCLAT at checkout. Some of the eligible products include Nestle Toll House Semi Sweet Chocolate Chunk Morsels, Hershey’s Sticks Filled with Carmel, M&M Mars Milkyway Miniatures, and many more. Offer good while supplies last.

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Death By Chocolate

Warning: Do not read this article if you are eating, have just eaten or are about to eat. Trust me.

A possum died in our garage recently. Exactly when I couldn’t say. But if I watched CSI I might know all about how long a possum has to decompose before you start smelling the mind-numbing stink.

We knew we’d had a visitor, as my husband went ballistic when he noticed that several of the buildings on his train layout had been knocked over, and several trees appeared to have possibly been someone’s midnight snack. At first he thought I had been messing with it. Besides the fact that my interest in trains is only slightly greater than my interest in rodents, and even though I have been hungrier than usual lately, I was ruled out as a suspect when he discovered several turds scattered around the layout (which is about 5 feet off the ground). Even if I was so inclined, I’m just not agile enough to climb up there and do…that.

Because our kitchen cabinet space is limited, my husband built some shelves in the garage to use as a pantry. Some further exploration turned up some bags of pasta with holes in them, the pieces scattered about. And then there was the chocolate syrup.

We had a brand new bottle of chocolate syrup still in a bag on the shelf. We discovered it on the floor, it’s safety cap off, and chocolate in a puddle that was, thankfully, mostly in the bag. There were footprints scattered about, and it was quite obvious that something had been feasting on it. Since the footprints were decidedly smaller than mine, any lingering doubts in my husband’s mind were put to rest (whew!).

The grossness factor had me shuddering, and also throwing out every food product that wasn’t in a can. We were worried that a rat had taken up residence, which, ugh. Blech. Yuck. So utterly disgusting.

Once the smell began we realized that something must have died and, smarties that we are, began to put two and two together. Remembering that chocolate is poisonous to dogs, we looked online and discovered that the theobromine in chocolate can also cause fatal reactions in cats and rodents.

Through some crack investigation (If you were a rodent where would you hide?) we discovered that the culprit was a young possum ( I don’t know why it makes me feel better that it was a possum than a rat, but it does).

My husband thinks he’s discovered a great new rodent extermination tool. Disgusting as the whole episode is, I feel sorry for the possum.

And I’m afraid chocolate will one day be the death of me, too.  But what a way to go.

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