February 19, 2012

National Chocolate Mint Day

“Scoops of mint ice cream with chips of chocolate cows.” - Jim Bishop

It's National Chocolate Mint Day!

Sponsored by: Immaculate Baking Company

"The flavor combination of chocolate and mint is incredible. Warm and pleasant, but something rejuvenating to the spirit, as well. The aroma-therapeutic properties of mint are just that: stimulating, revitalizing, refreshing, and cool. Like a breath of fresh air, sunshine on a gray (or snowy) day, mint in chocolate ice cream."

In 1995, Scott Blackwell started Immaculate Baking Company with a simple dream: bake great-tasting, all natural treats and inspire the natural artist in all of us. To this day, they continue to use the best all natural ingredients and support folk artist by making a gallery out of their packages. And, from day one, they have loved doing what they do. With Immaculate Baking Company company you know that they mean it - it reflects in their food, their fun packaging, and their day-to-day practices as a company.

Today, I got the chance to celebrate with Immaculate Baking Company's all-natural, limited edition "Chocolate Peppermint" cookie dough. They took their traditional chocolate cookie recipe and added real peppermint bark; and it's all you can smell when you first open the packaging. It's a completely hypnotizing scent of all the best parts of winter! I wanted to stand there all day and inhale the delicious aroma. I baked them according to the directions, but unfortunately they came out a little more crispier than I would have liked (I'm not sure if that's how their cookies just are or if my oven is being evil again). Overall, they were very good though - neither the chocolate nor the peppermint was overwhelming tasting, but a pretty solid balance. We put chocolate ice cream between two cookies and made little sandwiches, and it absolutely divine!

Happy National Chocolate Mint Day!

Disclaimer: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer. Opinions expressed are totally my own and are NOT in anyway influenced by monetary compensation. Logo used with permission of company.