A Dark Chocolate Beer Truffle at The Cocoa Bean in Montpelier

MilliGFunk Visits the Cocoa Bean of Vermont

If I’m walking down the street, and I see a chocolate shop, I’m going in. After lunch in Montpelier, Vermont this summer, we passed The Cocoa Bean of Vermont, and I headed inside (for the record, I heard no argument from Nick, my parents, or Small Shaw). The Cocoa Bean … Continue reading

Norway’s Take on Our Favorite Little Candies: M&Ms

Norway's Own M&Ms are just M's. MilliGFunk

We all know and love M&M’s, but Norway has it’s own, shorter take on this global American sweet treat: The M’s. I’m always curious to see whether countries have their own big pre-packaged food brands, or whether they sell the same brands we know in the States. What I learned … Continue reading

A Christmas Devil in the Candy Aisle

Krampus the German Christmas Devil

Walking through the grocery store a week or so ago, I saw a chocolate devil on display with the Christmas candy. I bought him and brought him home to figure out who he was. “Why is a Christmas devil part of the German holiday tradition?” I wondered. I’ve learned that … Continue reading

Easy Double Chocolate Chip Brownies

I usually only post healthy recipes, but because I’m in the midst of “Operation: Use All of Our Perishables”, I’d be failing you if I didn’t share my baking recipes. On Sunday, I wrote about Easy Double Chocolate Chip Brownies that I made from scratch. Here’s the recipe: 2 cups … Continue reading

A Taste of Small Town, Arizona

Over the last few months, Arizona has made it onto this small town girl’s small town radar. My host during the P.F. Chang’s Rock n Roll Half Marathon took me to the Desert Botanical Garden, drove me to Sedona to see the red rocks, and took me to “the Towers” … Continue reading

Ste. Genevieve Chocolate Walk Pt. III: Trust

Saturday’s Chocolate Walk in historic Ste. Genevieve, Missouri was a friendly reminder that small town folks are…well…friendly. My mom and I made friends in nearly every shop, and as the day progressed, we came across one shop who’s trusting owner left a sign in the window saying “I went next … Continue reading

Ste. Genevieve, MO Chocolate Pt II: The Walk

Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., the town of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri held its second annual Chocolate Walk. The walk was designed to promote business in downtown Ste. Genevieve, and it worked! There was $5.00 ticket price, and a list of nearly twenty-five businesses all of whom promised to … Continue reading

Bailey’s Chocolate Bar St. Louis

@matthoman and @tojosan gave me the first recommendations of great eating and drinking establishments in St. Louis several months ago. That list has grown, thanks to the contributions made my my readers, and is published here. One of the places on the list that I’ve been most excited to try … Continue reading

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