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Lil’ Chocolate Poppers

June 11, 2009

Lil' Chocolate PoppersMy latest addiction? Lil’ Chocolate Poppers.

My husband and I took a trip to the Finger Lakes region of NY last week. One evening we were walking around the mall, past the usual Old Navy and Abercrombie and Best Buy, when I spotted it. A chocolate shop. No way was I going to keep walking!

The shop was called Gertrude Hawk Chocolates. We walked in and were greeted warmly by the employee, then offered a sample of their chocolate covered pretzel poppers. Did this place know I was coming? I have a serious weakness for chocolate covered pretzels.

While stuffing samples in my face, we browsed the rest of the store. Everything looked good, but I was resisting the urge to buy anything (everything), until my husband suggested that we buy some Dark Chocolate Peppermint Poppers. That was all it took. I caved. By some miracle, we walked out of that store with only those poppers and nothing else.

Later that evening, I cracked open the carton to try them. Honestly, I wasn’t expecting much. They were tiny and they came from a store in the mall, how good could they be?

OMG. They taste exactly like peppermint patties, but in miniature. As I stuffed the tiny poppers in my mouth one at a time, I started having ideas.

“These would be really good in cookies!”, I exclaimed, envisioning chocolate cookie dough enveloping the minty morsels.

“Or, you know what else would be really awesome? If I made mint chocolate chip ice cream with these!” My husband’s face lit up at that suggestion. Mint chocolate chip is his favorite.

Oh, I had such grand plans for these Lil’ Chocolate Poppers. One small problem though. I sorta ate half the box before we got home. Now there are too few left to make anything with, but that doesn’t stop me from grabbing another handful every time I walk by the carton. So. Addictive.

Since I pretty much ate the whole box already, I’m going to have to get more. This time I might try a few of their other flavors, like the chocolate peanut butter poppers and the pretzel poppers. Did I mention they come in tiny adorable shapes too, like firemen and ice cream cones? I can’t wait to see what I can make with them (if I don’t eat them all)!

You readers in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey are lucky – you can find a local Gertrude Hawk store and buy some poppers right now. For the rest of us, there’s the Gertrude Hawk website and Gertrude Hawk on Twitter, where they announce sales and coupon offers.

(Gertrude Hawk in no way compensated me to write this review, nor am I associated with them in any way. In fact, they don’t even know I exist. I just loved their poppers and wanted to tell you about them!)

  1. June 11, 2009 9:33 am

    Mmm, mint chocolate chip is my favorite too!

  2. Lenni permalink
    June 12, 2009 9:10 pm

    You’ve never had Gertrude Hawk before? I’m sorry, I’m a horrible, horrible friend. There’s one at the King of Prussia Mall, if I’d seen this I would’ve snagged a the peanut butter ones (my favorite) for tomorrow.

  3. Travis permalink
    June 18, 2009 9:35 pm

    You’ve never been there before? Wow, I thought it was a national chain. We have 3 in the area. I actually think we have some of their chocolate in the pantry.

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