Thursday, July 14, 2011

Friday July 15th

A friend of mine will be doing a live acoustic set Friday July 15th at SmithKlein Gallery.
Rebecca Abraxas will be singing and playing guitar at 1116 Pearl Street. This is one talented family, as Rebecca's husband, Matt, shows his work at the gallery. Piece, Love and Chocolate will be there handing out samples of fabulous chocolate desserts as well. Things get started at 5PM and wrap up at around 6:30PM.

Yesterday, I bumped into a chocolate demo at Whole Foods. Someone was handing out samples of Justin's peanut butter cups. I had to tell the demo coordinator that I had once sampled those and did a review for a local station, Green Light Radio. I bring this up because:

1. It's chocolate and I can't resist discussing anything chocolate related.
2. The treat stands out as an outstanding product both in terms of quality and flavor
3. The company is awesome. Take a look at their website for more information.

There were several of us there for the review. It was unanimous, everyone loved both the milk and the dark chocolate peanut butter cups. Of course, I had to do what I normally do and mix the two together to get something in between, but I still liked both separately too. If I couldn't mush the two together and had to choose, in this case, I preferred the dark chocolate. One other agreed with me. Two others liked the milk chocolate better, so I guess it was an even split. To me, the dark chocolate was a wonderful change from the usual milk chocolate other companies use, and it's not bitter in any way. It's not as sweet as most peanut butter cups, which I like, and the chocolate is not a thin little layer either- no it's something you can sink your teeth into nicely. This allows you to experience the smooth texture of the chocolate and the solid cocoa taste. I'm not a fan of the super sweet and much too thick peanut butter filling most other chocolate peanut butter cups have. This is much better. The cups are more sophisticated, but I am sure kids will love them too. They are also vegan, organic, fair-trade, and gluten-free. In short...YUM!!! It's a total peanut butter cup upgrade.

*Note- only the dark chocolate cups are vegan, but both are gluten free, fair trade and organic.

As long as I'm plugging cool companies, I went to Roadmasters in Boulder to get my car fixed, and this is the 2nd time I was treated well by them. Many times before, I was really taken for a ride with my car. Several times now, these people have done more work, and charged me less. I'm glad to have found a place where I feel comfortable, because I hate to admit, I don't know a ton about cars. I can change tires, check the oil and give someone a jump start, but, sadly, that's about it.


  1. The milk chocolate is not vegan, dark chocolate is. I agree, though, these are by far the best PB cups.

    I recently had a nice experience at Dinstuhl's last week, FYI.

  2. Right- I should have been more clear, but at the end, I was talking only about the dark chocolate peanut butter cups. Sorry about that.

    Considering how much my car dies, I will have to keep that in mind. Sigh...