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Joe’s Journey

Chocolate Quinoa SSE15 (Explored)

SSE15 report: Chocolate Quinoa goodies I generally am not a “nature” guy but these two chocolate quinoa items, found at SSE15, turned my head.  I Heart Keenwah.   I loved the taste and texture of this natural combination- quinoa and chocolate . These guys are on to something and I can’t wait to watch as […]

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  May 29, 2015   No comments
Milky Way Marshmallow (Explored)

Milky Way Marshmallow (Explored)

SSE15 Report: Milky Way Marshmallow Limited Edition Milky Way Marshmallow Ad  I really like Milky Way bars- always have! A tricked up Three Musketeers bar with caramel.   So I was excited to see a new product sampled at last weeks Sweets and Snacks Expo (trade show for the candy business) in Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center. […]

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  May 28, 2015   1 comment
Funkychunky Sweetheart Mix (Explored)

Funkychunky Sweetheart Mix (Explored)

  SSE15 Report: Funkychunky Popcorn Sweetheart Mix I first was introduced to Funkuchunky around 4 years ago at the New York Chocolate Show. I tried their Chip-Zel-Pop, a mix  filled with potato chips, pretzel sticks and popcorn, drizzled with dark, white and milk chocolate and caramel and I was hooked! Funkychunky has been making their special treats […]

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  May 28, 2015   No comments
SSE15- Sweets and Snacks Expo (Explored)

SSE15- Sweets and Snacks Expo (Explored)

SSE15 Report: Explored by Joe   I visited the Sweets and Snacks Expo 2015 in Chicago at McCormick Place to explore the newest products from the world’s greatest chocolate manufacturers. The National Confectioners Association puts on the Expo. It is the candy & snacks industry’s biggest event and the only show that represents all of the major U.S. distribution […]

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  May 28, 2015   No comments
Cookie Dough Creations Naperville(Explored)

Cookie Dough Creations Naperville(Explored)

  Cookie Dough Creations- Naperville, IL Visited Cookie Dough Creations– Naperville, Il and was blown away. Disclaimer: The cookie dough is made without egs, so no worries about getting sick.  With that aside, what a cool idea and been here for years.  They have 8 flavors of the real Raw deal: Fudge Brownie, Chocolate Chip, […]

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  May 23, 2015   No comments
Le Chocolat du Bouchard Naperville(Explored)

Le Chocolat du Bouchard Naperville(Explored)

Le Chocolat du Bouchard – Naperville! My first stop to check out the chocolate scene was Le Chocolat du Bouchard in Naperville.  What a wonderful timeless establishment.  They have 3 segments: A chocolate shop, a dessert cafe and a hot chocolate bar (which is in the cafe).   Chocolate Shop The chocolate confections are from chocolatiers […]

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  May 23, 2015   No comments
Great One Cookie Company (Explored)

Great One Cookie Company (Explored)

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day Report- Great One Cookie Company Great One Cookie Company, one of the newer kids on the block, is not to be taken lightly. These are GREAT cookies. The original chocolate chip cookie is in the vein of venerable New York City’s Levain Bakery. In fact, Great One Cookie creator Pam Demesuk […]

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  May 17, 2015   No comments
Tates Bake Shop (Explored)

Tates Bake Shop (Explored)

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day Report- Tates Bake Shop As I was leaving Snider Plaza I decided to drop into the local Tom Thumb grocery store to see what was new in the cookie aisle from the big boys.  The usual Chips Ahoy and other offerings that the major manufacturers were showing looked usual and I was excited […]

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  May 17, 2015   No comments
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