Thursday, October 7, 2010

I Fell In Love With Max Brenner In Philadelphia...

I met a man in Philadelphia; a bald man to be exact. We were introduced by a mutual friend; someone who obviously knows what I like.

I fell for this man the minute I laid eyes on his silky smooth head. I tried hard to resist him, but found myself going back to him day after day. We'd meet late in the afternoons; and I'd let him wrap me in his hug (mug) until I felt all warm inside. I found myself talking about him constantly and I even introduced him to my husband.

Since my return home hardly a day has gone by that I haven't thought about this man. I've tried to recreate our experiences together but it just doesn't feel right. I need more of him and I need it now.  I dream about our next encounter; maybe in Vegas, NY City or even in Israel; I will travel anywhere to have him again.

I met a man in Philadelphia and his name is Max Brenner.

Max Brenner
1500 Walnut St # 2
Philadelphia, PA 19102-3519
(215) 344-8150

Max Brenner's Italian Thick Hot Chocolate
(my version)

Blend together equal parts Max Brenner Fresh Dark Chocolate and vanilla cream (recipe below).  Thin to desired consistency with milk.

Vanilla Cream

2 egg yolks
1/4 c. sugar
1 tbsp. corn starch
1 c. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Beat egg yolks and sugar rapidly to blend well. In saucepan, dissolve corn starch in 1/2 cup milk. Add the rest of the milk and vanilla and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Pour gradually into egg mixture, blend well. Return to heat and boil, stirring constantly 2 minutes. Cool in refrigerator until needed.

**And now for the part you've all been waiting for.  The winner of the $80 CSN gift card is: Jan from A Glug of Oil.   Congratulations Jan and thanks to all of you that participated. 


  1. What a fun post! I have never heard of Max Brenner, but the next time in'll find me there! This hot chocolate recipe looks devilishly delicious. The vanilla cream sounds so luxuriously rich and smooth. Thanks for sharing!

  2. That chocolate looks delish!
    PS: have I really won?! Ooooh but can I spend dollars on the UK site I wonder?!
    Please can you email me

  3. Hi Jan,
    Yes, you really won! Congratulations! I just sent you an email with the details on how to order in the UK. Happy Shopping!

  4. Oh now I'm home sick! The hot chocolate looks fabulous. Lovely post [big grin]