Friday, December 12, 2008

Wish I Didn't Know Tasted Like Heaven....

Yup, I have another food item to add to the list of "Things I Wish I'd Never Tasted." We all have that list. The one where people tell you, Oh, you MUST try such-and-such. And you just know it would be dangerous to try it, because if it's as good as they say, you know you're going to want one every week. Or day. Or hour. Or, heck, you're going to find yourself face down in a pile of said food, stuffed to the gills, thoroughly embarrassed but still in hog heaven.

I have quite of few items on my list. Chocolate covered potato chips. Rolo pretzel goodies another (a treat I only make at Christmas). I added yet another one this week. Starbucks' Salted Caramel Signature Hot Chocolate. Oh. My. GAWD. Yeah, it's that good. The guy who told my husband about it said in the email subject line, simply, "Oh mama!" Yeah, he's right.

Seriously, I'm not a huge Starbucks coffee fan, but I like their specialty drinks. Blend it, put whipped cream on it, sure, I'll drink it. But nothing, and I mean nothing touches THIS drink.

When I first heard of it, I though, eh, salted? I mean, really? Aren't we taking the sweet-and-salty thing a tad too far? NO, sweet holy chocolate gods, we are NOT. Imagine creamy chocolate and silky caramel on the bestest whipped cream ever. And then top it with salty peanuts. Yeah - there. YUMMY. It was like drinking an ice cream sundae. Or drinking a really, really good Turtle candy.

So yeah - I suggest that if you're trying to lose weight, you steer clear. But if you're working on adding a few pounds, hey - have at it. Or if you like to live on the dangerous side. But whatever you do, do NOT, I repeat - DO NOT, look up the caloric content. You might faint.

I might try to duplicate this one at home....mmmm.....drooooool.....

7 comments:

Melisa said...

I...LOVE...THESE.

But you're not surprised, are you?

Dea said...

Yeah, so totally not shocked! I crave these on a daily basis....it's torture....

HorribleLicensePlates said...

I did not know about this item, but starbucks should definitely be paying you because the next time I go, this is what I am getting. Awesome!

Dea said...

LOL! I wish, but man, I had to blog about it, it tasted that good! :D

Melissa said...

Ironically, these are the only hot chocolates at Starbucks I don't like...and believe me, I TRIED to like them...it was just to weird for me.

Now give me a Peppermint Mocha Twist and all bets are off. Of course the pushers stopped carrying them...now I'm going to have to find a new favorite...or who knows, maybe save my money....nah! ;)

Dea said...

Nah, that's just crazy talk...

Michelle said...

Oh I had this recently... it was REALLY good. Don't try the sea salt brownies from Trader Joe's. They're even better.

 
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