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Post-Easter Special

April 9, 2010

Ah, Easter. The time of year when we pause to contemplate and honour the sacrifice made by everyone, during the rest of the year, when we’re not pigging out on chocolate eggs.

I can’t say I ever get sick of chocolate, but in the week post-Easter when there is so much of it around, it fades into the background of everyday foods. Like rice. Why not try it in a new context? Like, uh, coffee?

This is a job for the Magic Bullet.

As soon as I open the mug, the smell of Easter hits my nose. A candy chocolate mocha smell that brings me back to days of frantically running around my parents’ house in my pajamas, searching every drawer, cupboard, nook and cranny for chocolate eggs, trying to beat my sisters to finding the massive chocolates in the shapes of cartoon characters (i.e., last weekend).

As you can see, there is quite a head on it. For a few minutes, it’s thick, like a delicious meringue.

When it comes down to it, this is basically a café mocha. But the additional ingredients add a special kick. I can’t really taste the peanut butter cup, but I definitely get the cream egg filling and the shells of the mini eggs. These give it a distinct Easter taste that you can only get at this time of the year (unless you hoard cream eggs, which I’ve tried, but they last about three days before I’m curled up on the bathroom floor, my belly visibly bulging with 30 eggs like some bizarre giant pregnant amphibian).

There’s a bit of sludge at the bottom, but it tastes like chocolate syrup, so I’m calling it a plus. SUCCESS!

5 Comments leave one →
  1. April 9, 2010 9:49 pm

    “Easter. The time of year when we pause to contemplate and honour the sacrifice made by everyone.” THAT’S what I was supposed to be doing? Damnit! I wish you’d told me this 30 years ago when I began celebrating Easter, I’ve been doing it wrong for years!

    I’m not sure this qualifies as “weird”, I mean chocolate and coffee have gone together like peanut butter and jelly for years. BUT it sounds good, perhaps the first one of these posts I’d consider trying. I like the idea of the cream eggs…. And that laying on the bathroom floor ill from eating too many of those? Yeah, I’ve been there, more then once.

  2. April 10, 2010 7:51 pm

    Yay! Another success! I was wondering when you were going to try something of this sort. I think for your next experiment you should try something a little less conventional. I was recently wondering how Almonds would taste in coffee. You’d need to peel them first, but I’m thinking it’d taste yummy. Or knowing you, you’d just throw in the whole trail mix, raisins and all 🙂

  3. April 11, 2010 5:16 pm

    Yeah, not exactly the weirdest one I’ve tried.

    Almonds could be good. I tried peanuts once and that was pretty disgusting, but they were salted and the texture was a problem. Maybe some sort of filtering process is needed.

  4. April 12, 2010 7:15 pm

    I was recently wondering how Almonds would taste in coffee.

  5. Zelly permalink
    July 1, 2010 4:15 am

    I’ve been doing this for years with left over Easter/Halloween candy, although I just toss them and let them melt. So the top tastes like coffee, but with each additional sip it turns more and more into a fondue pot. =D

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