Posts Tagged With: chocolate

Max Brenner



I had watched the Food Network Valentine special called Outrageous Chocolate. It featured Max Brenner and I was interested in trying their chocolate pasta and chocolate pizza.

I went to Max Brenner for dinner after watching the Spring Spectacular. It’s easier to sit at the bar rather than getting a table.

Unfortunately when I sat down at the bar and looked at the menu, I realized that the chocolate pasta was no more since it was a winter special and they started their spring special. It seems like chocolate pasta and I aren’t fated since I went to MoRoCo Chocolat to try their chocolate pasta on their Summerlicious 2014 menu and that was also a bust. In the end, I ordered the works half-sized chocolate chunks pizza ($9.95 USD + tax) and the halva milkshake ($7.95 USD + tax).


The halva milkshake came first. The halva milkshake is a creamy sesame seed tahini paste that’s blended with honey, vanilla ice cream, toffee and milk chocolate ganache and topped with whipped cream and shaved coconut. It was definitely a creamy sesame tahini taste. The coconut compliments it. It’s served in an Alice in Wonderland cup and it’s a sweet, whimsical concoction.

The works half-sized chocolate chunk pizza didn’t live up to my expectations. It’s comprised of melted milk and white chocolate chunks with marshmallows, bananas, melted peanut butter and hazelnut bits. The marshmallows could have been toasted and roasted and at the very least, have some that are melted on the pizza to create a melted mozzarella cheese effect. Instead it looked and tasted like marshmallows were liberally sprinkled on top of the pizza before it was served. I didn’t taste any of the hazelnut bits. The chocolate chunks themselves were just drizzles. There weren’t any chunks of chocolate on the pizza. The pizza crust itself was like a deep dish pizza crust and it was extremely doughy. I would have preferred a thin crust pizza. Overall, I don’t recommend getting a chocolate pizza here.

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Juliette et Chocolat

One of my friends had raved to me about eating crepes and chocolate at Juliette et Chocolat. When I was in Montreal last November, I didn’t have enough time to go eat here. This time around my friends and I came here at night for dessert. There was a slight line up and the patio wasn’t open even though it’s the end of May.

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I first wanted to try their Spicy Sunset alcoholic chocolate drink ($10.50) however you have to order a crepe or salad in order to be able to get an alcoholic drink due to their restrictive alcoholic license. In the end I was debating between the Maralumi 64% ($11.75) or the Mangaro 65% ($11.75). The Maralumi 64% is made with dark chocolate from New Guinea and it’s suppose to be spicy with hints of green banana, gooseberry and pomegranate. The Mangaro 65% is made with dark chocolate from Madagascar with hints of mango, gingerbread and citrus fruits. I thought I ordered the Maralumi but I was given the Mangaro instead. The Mangaro was very chocolate-y. At first I was able to taste the mangoes but after awhile all I could taste was chocolate. I’m a self-confessed chocoholic but this drink was very chocolate-y. I needed alot of water to help finish the Mangaro Noir drink.

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My university friend got the Sao Tome 70% ($10.50). It’s suppose to have hints of fruits and vanilla with a bitter cocoa taste which is expected since it’s dark chocolate. My friend liked it.

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My friend got the Ivory brownie ($3.75). The Ivory brownie is white chocolate and coconut. It was really sweet.

If you’re not a major chocoholic, this place may not be right for you.

 

 

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Magnum Toronto

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I went with a friend to Magnum Toronto after work on the last Wednesday that Magnum Toronto was open. It’s a slight shame that the store is only a seasonal 2 month-thing. I’ve had Magnum ice cream bars before in Asia, specifically in Indonesia since they’re only slightly over $1 over there so at first I wasn’t interested in going to Magnum Toronto. The magic words were edible gold. These magic words were followed by unlimited toppings for $6 and you could get bacon bits on it.

Prior to my first/final visit, I had passed by Magnum Toronto but the line up outside of the store deterred me from getting it. However I was determined to get it before the store closes. I lined up around 7:30pm with my friend who didn’t want Magnum because she had it twice already and we waited for nearly 1.5 hours before I was able to order my Magnum.

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I got the chocolate Magnum dipped in dark chocolate with literally everything. Literally everything means goji berries, dried coconut, macadamia nut pieces, white chocolate vermicelli, crumbled french macaroons, Canadian maple fudge, crushed popcorn, chopped hazelnuts, crumbled biscuit, chocolate flakes, chopped almonds, chocolate rice crispies, honeycomb, toffee bits, popping candy, rock sea salt, nerds, chili flakes, bacon bits and some kind of edible gold. At first they told me that they ran out of gold nail polish when I asked for edible gold on my Magnum but they said that they had a substitute. The only thing my Magnum was missing was the rose petals and dried strawberries which they ran out by the time I ordered my Magnum. On top of all those toppings, I had white chocolate drizzled all over it.

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I absolutely loved the crumbled French Macaroons and Canadian Maple Fudge. The bacon bits were interesting. The chili flakes made it really spicy which was nice. The rock sea salt was too salty for my tastes. Overall, it was $6 well spent and well worth the 1.5 hour wait. Would I do this again…..it really depends.

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