Snappy Fridays – Sweet and Salty

Mid-Morning Pick Me Up

Mid-Morning Pick Me Up

Snappy Facts:

  • in 610 AD an Italian monk invents pretzels as a reward to children who learn their prayers.
  • Flavonoids found in cocoa products have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-clotting effects that can reduce the risk of diabetes by improving insulin sensitivity.

Wild Ophelia 44% Cacao Beef Jerky Milk Chocolate Bar – Thoughts

I was doing some valentine’s day shopping at my local Wegman’s, and while at the candy aisle to pick up some Goetz Caramel Creme candy for my love, I happen to notice this little odd treat.  Beef Jerky Milk Chocolate Bar, the title states, from Wild Ophelia, and, I just had to have it.  Now, on my way home, I was imagining chunks of beef jerky in the bar itself, and getting that nice mix of sweet and salty, but I was going to be disappointed.  It was free and clear of jerky chunks, and I barely tasted the beef jerky itself.  It only had a hint of it in there, and maybe some bit and pieces of what might have been beef jerky.  It is however a nice piece of chocolate, and it’s made here in the US, using locally sourced products, and it’s organic.

If anything it’s a nice conversation piece when you have friend’s over, and it would sure be the topic of random conversation at random times.  I still much prefer Mo’s Bacon bar, but again, it hardly had chunks of bacon in it.  I think this bar, which cost around $5.xx is worth the shot.  Head on over to your local grocery shop and give it a whirl, and tell us what you think.

Here’s a quick video of me un-boxing it.


Random Flickr photo of the day – November 16, 2012

Chocolate Covered Onion

This is out there, and yes, the thought of onions and chocolate is not quite appealing, my buddy and I had to try this. It was very dissapointing. The chocolate crumbled off when you took a bite, and the skin was still on. I think if they used smaller onions where you can just pop it in your mouth whole would’ve worked better.

This shot was also included in’s online article about wierd chocolate covered foods. I think if it had bacon, it would be better.
Best way I can describe this is, if you bit an onion, and took a bite out of a Hershey chocolate bar.

Chocolate Covered Onion

Nikon D700
Nikkor 60mm
60 mm
ISO 4000

This is also one of my most viewed shots on Flickr, and it’s gotten a lot ‘ew’ comments when I show them the photo.