Chocolate Snob

Happy Monday! How was your weekend?

Hopefully it was filled with good times and good food! My weekend went a little something like this:

Friday: Monthly Dinner Club Meeting at Modesto Tapas Bar

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I’m really working on remembering to snap pictures of my food at all times like a true blogger, but this time I failed and I am sorry for depriving you of mouth-watering photos of all the delicious things we consumed. I will have you know that various tapas, paella and sangria were enjoyed by all involved, and you’ll just have to take my word for it this time;)

Saturday: Wedding Reception

My friend Michelle’s step sister got married in Vegas a few weeks ago and they celebrated with family and friends this weekend. There was a photo booth at the reception, so Michelle and I took full advantage of this opportunity.

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While you can’t really tell in this picture, the reception was on the 42nd floor of the building. It was creepy to look down but it made for a pretty sweet photo background.

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The reception only had light appetizers, so we went to one of my favorite places in St. Louis, Bailey’s Chocolate Bar, to grab a bite to eat after the reception.

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While I usually always get one of their delicious chocolate martinis, this time I opted to just stick to food. We shared some pizza and hummus, and a few bites of a brownie sundae–I mean, you can’t not consume some form of chocolate when at the chocolate bar, as that would just be nonsense.

Sunday: Whole Foods

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My parents gave us a gift card to Whole Foods after we watched their dog Bodhi a few weeks ago (my parents know me so well).

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What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon? Here’s a few of the items that we bought:

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I know this picture is blurry, but please note the bag of chocolate chips as there is an important backstory that I think you should know.  Usually, our Whole Foods carries Callebaut chocolate chips which are the best chocolate chips available (I am sorry if this offends you, but I am just stating the facts as they currently stand—please let me know if you have an argument against this, as I will gladly taste test any possible contenders for the top spot).

Anyway, I was extremely saddened to discover that they didn’t have my beloved cc’s, so I decided to try the 365 brand chocolate chips. Being the chocolate snob that I now realize I am, I was worried that they wouldn’t meet my expectations because the are made with “chocolate liqueur” instead of cocoa, which for some reason unnerves me.

So like any normal person, I stopped at Trader Joe’s on the way home to buy their chocolate chips (which I have never actually tried but they are made with cocoa) as a backup in case the 365 ones didn’t pan out. It turns out that I actually liked the 365 chips better, but I think I will be able to eat the Trader Joe’s chips too if I must—where there is a will, there is a way;)

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While I was on the above mission, Justin went next door to World Market to buy their Jamaican Jerk seasoning, which is a staple in our household–the recipe we use it for is coming soon!!!

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He also bought this bad boy for $20 to further enable our fruit-infused water obsession.

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We also apparently have a mason jar obsession…

Cheers to the week ahead!

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