Chocolate Arts Posts

woman on psychiatrist couch tells psychiatrist she thinks about ice cream a lot

Let’s get this party started. WordPress updated, cartoon ready, posts lined up. My plan is to post 3 days a week, and the chocolate cartoon will be on Friday.…


Content, blah blah More dessert? Hello world!

Dark Plus

I’ve never liked sugar as a topping, not even confectioners’ sugar. But I do like candy, especially jimmies! Out here in Los Angeles they call them sprinkles.

giant with hot fundge sunday and sprinkles
"Uh oh, we're out of jimmies. (Or sprinkles, for you weird people.)" ┬ęD. Barstow 2012

I like them especially on ice cream, but on a sugar cookie or other interesting place they’re also good. I prefer all chocolate.

Here‘s a whole forum on jimmies, in Boston, and Boston does know its ice cream. (favorite flavor in Boston? Coffee.)

Someone at school told me that jimmies is actually a ra-cial slur related to the Jim Crow laws (‘course, she was from Jersey)…anyone else heard this?

I hope not! I never heard that before. More comments ideas, below.

Yeah, I’ve heard that they’re sprinkles if they’re multi-colored, and jimmies if they’re chocolate, because it was slang for Jim Crow. And even if it’s not true, enough people around think it’s true, so I call them all sprinkles.

Chocolate Candy

whole foods ice cream bar

Whole Foods 365 Organic Chocolate Ice Cream Bars dipped in Chocolate. Long name, but it doesn’t need it. Best of all chocolate bars I’ve ever had. Not as musky…

Ice Cream

I first reviewed this in my cartoon blog in my Donna Does Desserts category, but it’s still true!!

I warn you, this is very pricey, at an outrageous $4.99 a pint! (on sale at Gelson’s which is the only store that has it that I know of.) Normal people shouldn’t have to pay this much. But I decided to splurge one evening last year, and now that I know it’s the best, I keep watching for sales.

Greek Gods Honey Pomegranate Pagoto Ice Krema.

Greek Gods says:

In the 4th century BC, it was well known that a favorite treat of Alexander the Great was snow ice mixed with honey and nectar.

Okay…well-known??? How much Greek and Latin are we supposed to know?

Photo of ice cream cones from Fancy Flours. Nope, nothing to do with Greek Gods.

Pomegranate juice is a well-known antioxidant, however. I don’t think everyone knows how great honey is, though; it was used to cover wounds in the battlefield during WW 1, before antibiotics were invented. I myself remember clearly that when I was 8, I was so sick, lying on the couch while the grownups played cards, and my grandmother’s friends made me honey toast. I wasn’t even hungry, but I ate it and got well within the hour. Really. (I collect honey cookbooks and booklets, but I think it’s hard to bake with – it doesn’t have the same binding qualities as sugar, or some technical cooking thingie.)

Ice Cream

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