Veteran’s Day was this weekend and I was lucky to host a Chocolate Tasting Party! If you ever think about trying it – do it! It was a LOT of fun. We had placemats (regular paper) divided up into 6 sections and each section was numbered. Then each person tried a chocolate square and had to guess what kind of chocolate it was. Ritter Sport made it easy by sending us the chocolate and I provided the adults 🙂 And Thank You Tryazon for coordinating the shipments!
If you will recall – back in 2008 there was a shortage of cocoa. As a result, prices skyrocketed and Hershey chocolates have never tasted the same. I am sad my kids can’t taste the candy I grew up with. Hershey does not use real chocolate any longer in many of their candy. But Ritter Sport is in Germany and still has real chocolate with real cocoa butter. Since “cocoa butter” must be in milk chocolate to be labeled milk chocolate, Hershey now calls it “chocolate candy” or “made with chocolate” instead. Luckily, we got to eat real milk chocolate at our party.
Here are some photos from the tasting!
Now on with the recipe! Since many summer fruits are gone and it is snowing here – I made and adapted this Fall smoothie with Fall available ingredients. I hope you like it! The kids do not like peanut butter in their smoothies, so this one is all for me 🙂
The cat likes it though!
- ½ banana
- ½ cup pumpkin (from can)
- 4 Tb. powdered peanut butter (or 2 Tb. peanut butter)
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- ½ or 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 Tb. honey or 1-2 packets of Stevia
- 5-6 ice cubes
- Add everything to the blender in the order provided. Ground cinnamon is something some people love a lot or just want in the background as a flavor so I give a range.
- Blend until combined.