September 25, 2008

It Seems I Need Some Chocolate

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As the weather gets colder, the gas bill gets higher and our country gets closer to... well... some pretty entertaining debates, I find myself in need of both heat and comfort. Better than a flannel blanket, better than a warm fire, better than a hug from someone that you don't really know that well - chocolate + chiles.

As luck would have it, I stumbled across two GREAT sources of this magical combination:

Dagoba Xocolatl Hot Chocolate with Chile and Cinnamon (available at Zupan's) - and you make it with milk, so it's creamy and spicy, and hot and comforting without the over sugary sweetness of Swiss Miss. Not that there's anything wrong with the little Miss. She's just not my preference.

Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Covered Chile Spiced Dried Mango - sweet and chocolate-y with a kick. Not the kind of chocolate you devour in one sitting, but the kind that you eat slowly over several days, to elevate the general mood of your life (totally works). (Available at Trader Joe's, in case it wasn't obvious.)

Love. It.


Chelsea said...

I didn't know Dagoba had hot chocolate!Sounds yummy. I guess Hershey's buyout hasn't ruined them yet.

Nancy said...

Hi Lizzy,

Have you tried Christopher Elbow's Venezuelan Spriced or Cocoa Noir Drinking Chocolate? Yum! My husband and I just opened an organic market in the Pearl called Little Green Grocer. We're the only store in PDX to stock Chrisopher Elbow. Come in for a sample.