I know I have not been on here for a while but between finals and starting summer classes my life has been very crazy. However I’m back and I’m trying to get in the groove of posting. Anyhow, Alex and I went out with two of our friends last night and went to The Chocolate Café. We’ve been here quite a few times and we have always had a great experience. The people workers are nice and the food is delicious. Every time we go I feel like I’m in a French café and I’m going to ride off into the sunset on a moped. The only downside is the food is seems pricey however it really isn’t that bad. Also most of it is stuff that I feel like do not possess the skills to make, and that’s when I tend to feel okay about spending a bit more money. Last night Alex and I shared the Chocolate Raspberry Torte and it was so good, like criminally good.
Chocolate Raspberry Torte
I feel like this isn’t a great review because describing something as criminally good isn’t such a great description. However almost all their stuff is amazing rich and velvety and great! I did say almost though. On one our trips there we did try the chocolate ravioli and it wasn’t so great, they were more like chocolate wantons and just pretty meh. So I’d skip those but go for anything else we’ve tried most of the menu and it’s great.
Also if it’s during the school year I would call and make a reservation just so you’re sure to have a seat. We have always just called the day of generally with in like 30-60 minutes of when we want to go, so it’s not a big deal just a good idea.
The Chocolate Cafe
102 W. Olive, Fort Collins, CO
After seeing Philadelphia Indulgence advertised on television, I decided to give it a try. My grocery store only had the milk chocolate variety in stock but Kraft also makes a dark chocolate and white chocolate variety. The container says it’s a chocolate cream cheese spread, though trying it I didn’t find anything cream cheese about it. Texturally I found it a little strange, it was almost a little gelatinous as you can see in the video below.
In your mouth, it does have a very creamy cool feeling. The flavor is…okay. It taste like chocolate but it’s not a strong flavor. I tried it on both pretzels and strawberries. On the pretzels it wasn’t a strong enough flavor to pair with the pretzel taste. It was chocolaty for a second, then it just tasted like pretzel, maybe it’s because I was using a pretzel rod but it just wasn’t doing it for me flavor wise. On the strawberry it was much better. The chocolate flavor paired nicely with the sweet acidity of the strawberry but I would rather just eat a strawberry. I think they are sweet enough on their own.
Final thoughts: Philadelphia Milk Chocolate Indulgence is good but it cost about 3 dollars for an eight ounce container. I just don’t think that it is worth the cost. I wish that there was a recipe that I could use it in, I think it would be good for that more so than just using it as a dip. I do not think I will purchase this again unless I find a good recipe to use it in