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Monday, December 24, 2007

Hot Stuff

Bagel shops should label their cream cheeses.
This morning I pointed at what I THOUGHT was cream cheese with green olives behind the glass for my bagel, but it turned out to be jalapeno cream cheese heavy on the japapenos!
Woke me up though.

Speaking of things that are hot.... my husband is endlessly troubled by the winter offering at Dunkin' Donuts known as "White Hot Chocolate."
This is hot beverage, similar to cocoa, but made with white chocolate instead of the real stuff.

It's pretty tasty, even though white chocolate isn't really my thing, but what bothers Amram is the name. To him a "white hot" beverage should be undrinkable, uncontainable by mere styrofoam! It should require the employees to use tongs, and wear welding masks... and should you burn your tongue... woe unto you!
He thinks they should call it Hot White Chocolate - more appetizing, less frightening.

I tried to get him to think about it differently - imagine if it was a mint flavored cocoa drink - they'd call it "Mint hot chocolate" right? Hot white chocolate makes it sounds like a melted down candy bar not a white chocolate beverage I think, but there is no convincing him.

OK that's all, just wanted to let you know I'm still around.

Oh, and I hear that my email isn't listed anywhere on this site for some reason.
I'll have to fix that but in the meantime if you have questions to "ask Shifra" send 'em on to shifraq@gmail.com and I'll get to them as soon as I can.



At 10:26 AM, Blogger Elie said...

Good to have you back on Ask Shifra! How are you doing?

At 11:07 AM, Blogger Jack's Shack said...

I was wondering when you might make an appearance again.

At 12:46 PM, Blogger Holy Hyrax said...


you're back.

So much for the sock puppet video Jameel and I were going to make.

At 2:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of hot stuff, where did the hot chanie field guide go??

At 4:00 PM, Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Welcome back! Now, about that soap opera you were writing . . .

At 4:58 PM, Blogger Rafi G said...

welcome back.

not knowing anything about the specific drink, just using your description of the situation, I agree with him. Hot White Chocolate better and more accuratelydescribes the drink.

At 8:00 PM, Blogger That Frum Guy said...

So glad that you are back! You've been missed. I hope there will be more blog posts somewhere in the near future.

Mmmmmm... Love white hot chocolate!

At 9:48 PM, Blogger Steph said...

Hey, my best friend's name is Shifra. What a nice name, isn't it?

At 1:02 PM, Blogger Baila said...

I've been checking daily and was hoping you would reappear soon. Glad to have you back. Now let's get down to business. Questions, anyone?

At 9:27 PM, Blogger Eliyahu said...

i agree with you - who needs hot white chocolate? just take it off the menu, and really solve the problem. now about that grande...or is it a medium?

At 10:11 PM, Blogger Shifra said...

Elie - I'm doing OK, This should be a slow week at work, a good time to get back into blogging.

Jack - Thanks for not giving up on me!

HH - Bring it on! I love sock puppets!

Anon - I'll be happy to email the HCFG to anyone who asks - I had to self-sensor a bit (see the post below!)

Shira- Yes, I KNOW that's been on my mind!

Rafi - Amram appreciates your support!

Frum, Baila - Thanks for sticking around!

Steph - I like the name Shifra too! It's not just a name it's a compliment!

Eliyahu - Never say "Grande" it's like giving in to the man!

At 12:47 PM, Blogger Eagledawn said...

I've always wanted to try that white hot chocolate. It sounds very good.

At 1:35 PM, Anonymous sabrina said...

I think it would be more accurate, although less concise, to call it White Chocolate Hot Chocolate (WC for the flavor and HC for the type of beverage).

Glad to see you're back! I'll bookmark your site all over again.

At 7:37 AM, Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Holy Hyrax: That sock puppet video was cool.

(and welcome back Shifra)

At 2:18 AM, Blogger rebecca said...

The Pasture

I'm going out to clean the pasture spring;

I'll only stop to rake the leaves away

(And wait to watch the water clear, I may);

I Shan't be gone long.--- You come too.


I'm going out to fetch the little calf

That's standing by the mother. It's so young

It totters when she licks it with her tongue.

I shan't be gone long.--- You come too.

----------by runescape money


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