My sister introduced me to this amazing chocolate snack the other day. It comes in a two-pound bag and inside are little acai fruits and blueberries covered in luscious dark chocolate.
I’m crazy smitten with acai ever since I discovered the palm-tree fruit in Brazil several years back (at a place appropriately called “Acai”) so I knew I would fall in love with this snack the second I pop one in my mouth … and I was right. It was chewy and decadent. I was head over heal at first bite.
She told me that I can pick up the bag at Costco but I decided to order it via Amazon instead since I don’t have the membership to the store. Two days later, the box arrived at my doorstep. To my disappointment, the chocolate arrived in one, large block, instead of little chocolate nuggets! I had to put the chocolate block in the refrigerator immediately so that it won’t pour out of the bag.
I was bummed but I don’t blame Amazon … it’s been stupid hot lately and it’s inevitable that it would melt away completely. I guess I need to pay the membership to Costco to pick up another bag or wait until the weather cools off to order again.
I think I’ll just wait. Besides, it’s too hot to get in my car and fight for a parking space at the nearby Costco. It’s a jungle out there. So, until the arrival of autumn, I will be “sawing” the block with serrated knife in hopes of chipping away a small piece.
Thanks, Amazon, for another great customer service. I received a full refund and got to keep the product.
On a completely different and more serious note, a tragedy struck the hockey world today. A plane carrying a Russian hockey team crashed, killing 43 people, including Pavol Demitra, who played for the LA Kings a few years ago.
I really enjoyed watching Demo play and he was one of my favorite players during the 2005-2006 season when he was a King. Here’s me and Demo at Tip-A-King in 2005.
This breaks my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with their friends and family, and everyone who’ve lost their hero today.