Monthly Archives: November 2008

One – Tcho – Three

I have always thought that I was among a small cohort of folks that loved dark chocolate. I knew my paternal grandmother liked it… but that was about all I knew in terms of folks that like this manna of the gods. It turns out a friend of mine from high school also enjoys this treat.

Two months ago (I started this post on 9/27/08), I invited the only other person (besides my grandmother) that I knew liked dark chocolate and we did a taste test. I pulled some tasting charts off the web and we sat down and tasted.

This was two months ago, the tasting notes are so well placed for safekeeping that I am unable to find them and have to resort to the notes he wrote when he posted the photos of our dark chocolate event!

This one was our favorite; though I will sadly have to find a way let TCHO know not to send chocolate to AZ in the summer.
.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; }.flickr-yourcomment { }.flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; }.flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; }


TCHO – Fruity, Peru, originally uploaded by iaincaradoc.

This one arrived as the weather was getting cooler and the delivery person handed it to a real person rather than leave it on the porch. This one was a close second and showed the potential palate pleasure if the first one had not bloomed. Tcho makes some awesome chocolate.
.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; }.flickr-yourcomment { }.flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; }.flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; }


TCHO – Nutty, Peru, originally uploaded by iaincaradoc.

Plus their packaging rocks.
.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; }.flickr-yourcomment { }.flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; }.flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; }


TCHO!, originally uploaded by iaincaradoc.

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; }.flickr-yourcomment { }.flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; }.flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; }


TCHO!, originally uploaded by iaincaradoc.

This one had bloomed as well and while third in terms of which we liked, it was still a close call. All these chocolates are excellent!
.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; }.flickr-yourcomment { }.flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; }.flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; }


TCHO!, originally uploaded by iaincaradoc.

This chocolate, was not chocolate in my opinion – bleeeeah.
.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; }.flickr-yourcomment { }.flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; }.flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; }


Green and Black’s Dark, originally uploaded by iaincaradoc.

and the same goes for this…
.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; }.flickr-yourcomment { }.flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; }.flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; }

We did not even open these, but I know they are a great dark chocolate bar (especially for the price).
.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; }.flickr-yourcomment { }.flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; }.flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; }


Trader Joe’s, originally uploaded by iaincaradoc.

Chocolate truffles, from Hershey, that did not suck!
.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; }.flickr-yourcomment { }.flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; }.flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; }


Truffles, originally uploaded by iaincaradoc.

Now, maybe my friend will load up the pictures he took of the “youbars” samples we tested so I can write that review as well!

Yeah, my one and only guitar solo

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; }.flickr-yourcomment { }.flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; }.flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; }

If you facebook you might know that I spent my Thanksgiving playing Rock Band.
I can’t tell you enough about how much fun this was. I think once we did the first song we played for hours. I started out by singing to the Go-Go’s (We got the beat). I also sang to Alice In Chains… I played the drums, the most fun of which was to Kids in America and then, at the end of the night I got on the guitar and played some Fleetwood Mac.
It is so much fun, it is worth every embarrassing photo that was taken!
Here, however, is a cute one of Squink:

meme’s have invaded facebook

The Game – from a facebook friend

Rules:
* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence along with these instructions in a note to your wall, and post your sentence in a comment here as well.

When he died, his funeral was attended, in the words of one contemporary newspaper account, by “troops of people.”

That is if I count 5 full sentences; if I include the partial one at the top of the page it would be:

He was, for example, gregarious and intensely social.

Sent from my iPhone