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Remember my Sucré macarons giveaway? Well the wonderful boutique from New Orleans recently offered another giveaway to my readers, a set of their beautiful artisan chocolate bars.

The Seven Bar Chocolate Collection includes seven chocolate bars, with unique flavors including Pistachio & Rose, Nibs & Brittle, Sucré 65, Candied Violet, Coconut & Toasted Almond, Strawberry Amaretti Crunch, and Salted Pretzel.


I love anything matcha green tea flavored, especially matcha chocolates.

I’ve been really surprised at the prices for Japanese green tea chocolates, especially when it’s easy to make your own.


I hope everyone had a great weekend. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you know that I’m currently wrapping up a very quick whirlwind trip to Boston and NYC. It wasn’t nearly enough time, but it gave me a chance to see my brother, the US Open, and eat some great food.

When we arrived in Boston, I couldn’t help get excited at every Dunkin’ Donut store we passed. This got quite redundant since we couldn’t go a few blocks without spotting one.

I spent most of my childhood in Long Island, New York before moving to California in high school. Dunkin’ Donuts was everywhere where I grew up, as common as Starbucks. I took it for granted when I lived in Long Island and it wasn’t until I moved to California, where there are no Dunkin’ Donut locations, that I really missed it.


So for breakfast, we got donuts, munchkins, their famous coffee, and some of their breakfast sandwiches.

Munchkins (mixed box of 25)

I was so excited when I opened these box of munchkins. There were even more flavors to choose from than I previously remembered. I believe there were about seven offered at the location we went to including chocolate, jelly filled, coconut, pumpkin spice, sprinkles, etc. It’s pretty rare to find places that sell donut holes in CA, and even more rare to find so many flavors offered. Mr. K couldn’t quite understand my enthusiasm and I tried to explain the nostalgic factor.

Munchkins were a part of every big celebration when I was a kid. If a student was celebrating his/her birthday during the week, the parents would go to DD in the morning and buy some munchkins to share with the class. Munchkins were at every holiday school party, birthday party, etc. Eating these really brought back those happy memories.

The majority of the flavors of the munchkins are cake-based donuts; I do wish there were a little more of the yeast based ones. Nonetheless, this was a fun trip down memory lane and I hope more places offer the variety of donut holes that Dunkin’ Donuts does.

Roast Beef Pretzel Sandwich