Robin’s Candy Shop, aka Willy Wonka for Adults

Not long ago while window shopping on Newbury Street, my friends and I were thrilled to randomly run across a new candy store called Robin’s Candy Shop. Their original location is in Great Barrington, MA.  The entrance Fun chairs for lounging outside Robin’s features “old-fashioned candies of yesteryear” and I’d say mission accomplished. Robin’s has…

The Fussy Eater Guide to Surviving 1,000° Heat with Frosty Beverages

By no means exhaustive, the following list contains tips, recipes, and resources if, like me, you tend to wilt in this punishing heat and look for any excuse to cool off. Why, did someone say frosty beverages? A Note about “Brain Freeze”If you ask 10 different people, you’ll get 20 different answers for avoiding and…

The Exquisite Chocolate Sediment – Trader Joe’s Peppermint Hot Cocoa

I knew I was probably going to like Trader Joe’s new Peppermint Hot Cocoa, but I didn’t know I was going to love it. While browsing their “products of new hotness” display, I was pleasantly surprised to see this new product, especially since that familiar winter chill is now in the air, announcing the beginning…

It’s Beginning to Taste a Lot Like Autumn

If you find yourself near Peet’s Coffee anytime soon, you lucky Brooklinite or Newtonite, I highly recommend picking up a bag of their seasonal goodies. In particular I am in love with their new Pumpkin Spice Caramel candies: At first they seem like they will be hard candies but in fact are not. I was…

Which Has More Calories: Hot Chocolate or a Burrito?

Starbucks Salted Caramel Signature Hot Chocolate, grande size with nonfat milk and whipped cream: Calories 590 Fat Calories 240 Total Fat (g) 27 Saturated Fat (g) 16 Dunkin Donuts small hot chocolate:Calories 210 Fat Calories n/a Total Fat (g) 7Saturated Fat (g) 7 For others check out How Many Calories in that Coffee Drink? Chipotle…

Equal Exchange Grand Opening Extravaganza

fyi, events and fun from February 10-12th, as posted on the new Equal Exchange web site: Tuesday, Feb. 10 thru Thursday, Feb. 12, Equal Exchange Café will be having its Grand Opening Extravaganza. We have made it through the holiday season, multiple snow storms and now we want to celebrate with you! Tuesday, 2/10 9-11am:…

Equal Exchange Cafe Now Open in Boston!

Per the press release which I found out about from Equal Exchange on Twitter: “December is another milestone month for Equal Exchange with the opening of the Equal Exchange Café in Boston! At 226 Causeway St., the café is located between the historic North End and the TD Banknorth Garden, home of the reigning NBA…

Best Hot Cocoa in Boston

Just in time for snow-shoveling season, Boston.com has compiled a list of the best cups of hot cocoa: Boston Hot Chocolate My personal local favorite is at L. A. Burdick in Harvard Square. While not cheap by any means, their hot cocoa is like nothing you’ve ever tasted. It is simply that good. Enjoy!