Chocolate Tofino – Tofino, BC

This is Part 2 of our Vancouver Island Food Adventures!  Check out the rest! Part 1: Wildside Grill – Tofino, BC Part 3: Ravenlady Oyster Forte – Ucluelet, BC Part 4: Wolf in the Fog – Tofino, BC Part 5: Jigger’s Fish & Chips – Ucluelet, BC   On the same visit to Wildside Grill while […]

Trader Joe’s Fireworks Chocolate Bar Review

Pop rocks are nothing new.  However, pop rocks in a chocolate bar is something completely new to me.  So when I saw Trader Joe’s Fireworks Chocolate Bar ($1.99 USD), I had to have and review it. “Like any good romance, Trader Joe’s Fireworks Chocolate bar is sweet and hot, with just enough explosive moments to […]

Hot Chocolate Festival 2015: 49th Parallel Coffee

I participated in the Hot Chocolate Festival last year with TDog and enjoyed our experience, so this year I am back!  This time I went with DoctorT to 49th Parallel Coffee + Lucky’s Doughnuts for their entry into this year’s festival! DoctorT let me have first dibs, so I picked The Lumberjack ($6) because spicy […]

Hot Chocolates & CakeBread Bakery

Cold winter weather always calls for a nice, cozy cup of hot chocolate don’t you agree? We took a short trip to the island, and while it wasn’t exactly wintery weather, it was still mighty cold. So Hitman took me to a place in downtown Courtenay called Hot Chocolates for…wait for it….Hot Chocolate!! Now Hot […]

Zen Organics Matcha Hot Chocolate

Holiday season is upon us and with that comes a plethora of craft fairs. One of my favorite ones as of late has got to be the Make It! as its fair-sized and admission is uber affordable. In fact for 2 years now it has offered a 2-for-1 deal on Groupon which made it even […]

Frey White Lemon & Lime Chocolate

This was another find at Target.  Frey Chocolate is exclusively available at Target and they make really interesting chocolate combinations. Now I know that real chocolate enthusiasts may condemn white chocolate.  However, the unique flavor combinations Frey produces really makes these white chocolate a unique experience. For instance, the first flavor of theirs that I […]

Parallel 49 Brewing Street Kitchen

Parallel 49 Brewing Street Kitchen

PrettySis was in town to visit with the kiddos and she had been cycling around my parent’s part of town for cool places to eat.  One of these places was the Parallel 49 Brewing Street Kitchen, and she quickly made a date with me and the rest of the family to have lunch there. The Parallel […]

Grub - Duck

Grub on Main

Fannypack and I celebrated my birthday a little late this year as we were both busy but we made it work.  Grub on Main was my final choice as it was out of downtown and their menu sounded yummy, although what you see on their website doesn’t necessarily reflect what they’re offering at the moment. Grub […]

Forage - Grilled Humboldt Squid

Dine Out Vancouver 2018: Forage

For my last Dine Out of the year we picked a $30 menu and decided on Forage.  This is not my first Forage rodeo but it was my first dine out with them. First a note about the service though- As it was dine out, we were restricted to a 1.5 hour dining period…this was […]