It’s Chocolate Week! In the UK.  I’m not in the UK and have never been to the UK and maybe never will have a chance to visit the UK.  But that’s ok. I have assured myself it can still be Chocolate Week.  Not only that, but I’m sure it’s fine if you pretend it’s Chocolate Week too. Even if you’re not in the UK either.

Speaking of chocolate and weeks, there’s been a lot of chocolate happenings going on at my house in the past few weeks.

#1.  There was that Saturday I made Oreo Truffles, Mint Thins, AND Smores Bark… all in one day.

Yeah.  That was pretty epic.

#2. Ever heard of Funny-Faced Fudge?  I hadn’t either.  It started out as rather normal looking fudge that was placed in the fridge to set up. (Back story: The idea was that if some semi-waxy milk chocolate the boys weren’t eating (or at least they weren’t eating as fast as they normally eat milk chocolate) was melted together with a particularly strong brand of sweetened condensed milk that it might turn into a decent fudge.  Let’s just say it was edible and leave it at that.)  When the pan was retrieved hours later, we were amused to find somebody had scratched a funny face into the top. Sorry, no pictures.  It was evening and my no-natural-lighting picture-taking capabilities are shaky at best.

(I’m sure my brother just snorted when he read this.  Fine.  My no-natural-lighting picture taking capabilities are non-existent.)


Oreo revealed its latest flavor yesterday in New York.  Behold, the Filled Cupcake Oreo:

Filled Cupcake Oreos

Photo Credit / Article: Yahoo Food

I’ll spare you a lengthy post today.  Instead, I’m sharing my first impressions of this flavor, without actually having tried it.   (I’m the general public and it’s not available to the general public until February 8th).

  • I was puzzled by the photo, wondering how a real oreo could actually be in the shape of a cupcake, until I realized the cupcake was just for show and there was an actual filled cupcake oreo at the bottom.
  • Twist and lick?  Surely I’m not the only one that twists, eats the cookie with the filling on it, then eats the other cookie instead….right?
  • How many new flavors of oreos do we need?  (“Plain” Mega Stuff is fine by me!)
  • On the other hand, I don’t get cupcakes very often, and chocolate with a little bit of vanilla for contrast sounds intriguing.

Now I’m hungry.