Friday, April 17, 2009
Somebody's Mother's Chocolate Sauce: Favorite Things
Considering that I'm the kind of person that likes nothing better than left-over pizza or pasta for breakfast, this past week was a tough one. The dietary restrictions associated with Passover prevented me from eating either bread or pasta so I turned to my pantry for comfort and treated myself to a classic no-bake dessert, ice cream with chocolate sauce.
I really have no idea why warm chocolate sauce on cold ice cream is such a happy combination but it always lifts my mood. Perhaps it's just nostalgia, reminding me of a time when the only thing better than an ice cream cone was a chocolate dipped ice cream cone. Vanilla and chocolate are warm luscious flavors -- classically familiar yet hinting of something both exotic and tropical.
It always makes me happy to discover delicious products made with wonderfully pure ingredients. Somebody's Mother's Chocolate Sauce is exactly that. It contains no corn syrup, no artificial flavors or colors, nothing but pure chocolate, cream, sugar and butter. It's not thick and fudgy like my other favorite chocolate sauce, it's light and creamy, providing a good alternative when you are in the mood for something a little less rich. It not only cries out for vanilla ice cream it also begs for a spoon. Try, just try opening a jar without sneaking a taste. Seriously, the jar should come with a lock on it.