Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Godiva's Chocolixir

Godiva’s piling on to the Frappuccino deal w/ Chocolixir, a blended icy drink sold in the retail stores. (A big deal: It requires sinks etc.) Unlike Starbucks’ original, it uses choc not coffee; also has 2X calories (700) and nearly 2X price ($4.50). Made w/ ice, choc powder, & choc chips, it comes in 3 flavors: milk choc latte, dark choc decadence, & white choc rasp. The residue from the choc chips is said to add a pleasurable grit. Speaking of which, did you know that Godiva's owned by Campbell Soup? And that they gave away free samples at the end of July? And that they reportedly $$ a buncha blogs (not this one, sigh) to review the drink="get the grass-roots word out"?

14 Comments:

At September 07, 2005 11:58 AM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

Sounds worth a try. I heart their Espresso Truffles.

 
At September 07, 2005 12:57 PM, Blogger Kirk said...

"Pleasurable grit," eh?

 
At September 07, 2005 3:22 PM, Anonymous m.b. said...

This is one of those things you need to try. By that I mean, more interesting to try than to read about. (Which is nothing against today's item. I wouldn't have known about it otherwise. I nevr would have thought to check other blogs reviews. But that is because I never heard of it before today.) I will DEFINITELy be trying it - even if it IS 5,000,000,000 calories!

 
At September 07, 2005 8:22 PM, Blogger Scott--DFW said...

Wish I'd known about the free samples, instead of paying for mine. In the realm of cold chocolate drinks, I much prefer La Duni's "Viennese Truffle Iced Chocolate Milk."

Scott

 
At September 07, 2005 8:35 PM, Blogger BK said...

I don't like grit in my drinks. It's like sand in my Schlitz.

And, tg... The Oracle of Starbucks wants to know what type you are:
http://www.buttafly.com/starbucks/index.php

Feedback please...

 
At September 07, 2005 8:38 PM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

i can't think of anything to say. sigh.

 
At September 07, 2005 10:16 PM, Blogger TG said...

bk, that is frigging hilarious. it sez i'm a hippie who has "dabbled in wicca". (that's what you get for ordering "soy" in your drink.) what about chew?

scott, have NOT had the la duni drink; will do. i wonder if xocolatl cafe is up & running. godiva did, some yrs ago, offer a wonderful hot choc to make at home, like choc "lozenges" that melted in hot milk; for some reason, they were discontinued.

ms.ery, no dining tales? no meals consumed during Restaurant Week? that is what people keep telling me about, their trips to nana or tutto or or

 
At September 08, 2005 10:04 AM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

grande mocha with an extra shot of espresso (about the only thing worth ordering there, imo)

got me

Personality type: High Maintenance

You pride yourself on being assertive and direct; everyone else thinks you're bossy and arrogant. You're constantly running your mouth about topics that only you would find interesting. Your capacity for wasting other people's time is limitless. Your friends find you intolerable, that's why they're plotting to kill you.

Also drinks: Water. Bottled, chilled, with four ice cubes, a twist of lemon, in a crystal glass.
Can also be found at: Trendy martini bars

Which is only mostly true.

 
At September 08, 2005 10:14 AM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

Why did I have to read the Washington Post food section to learn that Starbucks is introuding breakfast sandwiches?

 
At September 08, 2005 10:31 AM, Blogger BK said...

tg... it said I was lame -- I do grande drip -- hmmmmmmmmmm??!!

PS... Thx for the blog comment~!

 
At September 08, 2005 11:30 AM, Blogger Kirk said...

Hooray! I am an "asshat."

"People who drink venti americano are notorious for spouting off angry, liberal opinions about issues they don't understand."

Remarkably prescient test, that.

 
At September 08, 2005 12:06 PM, Anonymous charlotte ruse said...

in the captain's posting, the reference to adding a twist of lemon to bottled water reminded me of a pet peeve: the automatic addition of lemon or lime slices to water in most restaurants, including home-style cooking places. a touch of citrus is fine if you are just having a drink, but if the water accompanies food (and wine), plain water is best. the lemon interferes with other flavors. am i in a tiny minority on this opinion?

 
At September 09, 2005 7:16 PM, Anonymous Dean said...

La duni, must translate into "over priced."

 
At June 27, 2012 5:22 AM, Anonymous ISOcampus.com ISO 22000 said...

Not really following the thread. Although I would really like to try Godiva's Chocolixir.

 

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