Hi! My name is Stephanie Zonis, and welcome to the May, 2002 edition
of For Chocolate Lovers Only. Each month, youll
find recipes, tips, and recommendations on great chocolate specialties.
Happy Mothers Day to my Mom and Moms everywhere; I stand in
awe of you all.
Chocolate Recommendation of the Month: What
has the chocolatey richness of a truffle, yet isnt a truffle?
One of the answers is a chocolate truffle cookie from Ocean View
Sweets, this months Chocolate Recommendation. If ever
there was an apt name for baked goods, this is it. Crisp at the
edges, yet moist and softer in the center, these cookies will have
you wondering why this small company isnt much better known.
Are they really that chocolatey? Ive had them, and the answer
is a resounding yes!. Theyre available in four
flavors: chocolate espresso (the signature creation of Ocean
View Sweets, and every bit as powerfully-flavored as their name
implies); milk chocolate chunk; peanut peanut butter chip; and cranberry
white chocolate chip. All start out with the same chocolate base,
so no matter which you choose youll get your Theobroma fix
for the day.
But wait, theres more! Not content with resting
on their laurels (or truffle cookies), these busy people also make
marshmallows! Im not talking about the stiff, cornstarch-smothered
supermarket pretenders to that namethese are tender and delicate
squares offered in exotic flavors such as toasted coconut, hazelnut,
and chocolate chip. They contain no egg whites, so theyre
ideal for those with egg allergies, but, most importantly, they
just taste good. Any of these products would be fine for a gift
or if youre in the mood for some serious munching. For more
information, check out the website at: www.oceanviewsweets.com,
call Ocean View Sweets at (805) 693-8350, or fax them at
(805) 693-8361. Sometimes, a little ocean view can do
wonders for changing your perspective....
Do you have a comment, question, or suggestion? Id
like to hear it. You can reach me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Because I receive so much junk e-mail, please specify that youre
writing about something chocolate. Thank you!