Sweetality QUIZ: GET TO KNOW YOU!

Gooood Mooorning!

“Sweet-ality” may not be the most original and best sounding title to call this quiz/tag but it’s really all I could come up with that could best suit the purpose of this post. This tag is one that you can share whomever you like but I am also creating this just for my readers; fellow sweetplorers, so that I can get to know others sweet (perso)nality *ahah*. The question are as followed, have fun & comment below with your answers:

1) What is your favorite kind of Ice Cream ?

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2) If you would be any kind of dessert, what would you be ? Why ?

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Why ? The base of the cookie is your plain & simple sugar cookie which describes my personality of being a plain-jane kind of girl who likes to keep things simple and the confetti sprinkles show the liveliness/cheerfulness in attitude that I would like to adapt to.

3) It’s Thanksgiving and you can only have one dessert on your table, what would it be ?

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4) What is your go-to snack when your down ?

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5) Your heading to the movies, what is your ideal movie-treat to have ?

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While it’s probably closely followed by Buncha Crunch, ideally, popcorn is my go-to for the movies.Buttery..warm..fresh popcorn, it’s just too bad it’s so expensive : /.

6) When you have an Oreo, what do you appreciate more, the cookie or the creme ?

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7) Ice Cream, Sorbet, Sherbet Or Gelato ?

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This was really not the quickest decision to make, however because Ice Cream offers the consistency that I love and the fact that it’s the most accessible & plentiful option, I had to go with this one. That being said, offer me ANY and I’ll surely enjoy myself!

All righty, it’s your turn now! Answer below or on your blog and I will certainly come to check it out 🙂

~ Bree

 

 

Sweetploring: The Rocky Mountain Factory

Good Morning Everyone & Welcome to our first Sweetploration: We are heading to The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

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As the name suggest, this sweet place is filled with decadent confectionery treats: ranging from candy apples, chocolate covered marshmallow to a wide assortment of unique truffles. Upon walking in, you are not only being greeted by their workers but by an impressive array of Candy Apples…if I must say so myself.

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Admittedly, I think the apples look fantastic and would be such thoughtful gifts on their own but for the price, ranging from 5- nearly 10 dollars, it’s certainly a treat

Once I moved past the apples, there was quite the arrangement of every chocolate-covered goodie that one could want: Chocolate Covered Marshmallows, Chocolate Covered Oreos, Chocolate Covered Smore’s, Chocolate Covered Twinkies…yes TWINKIES. The only reservation that I had was the seemingly pricy price tag attached to all of these goodies ranged. I mean a dollar something for one chocolate covered oreo, I can buy an entire package + chocolate for only five something depending on the chocolate.

 

After this, I noticed a top shelf of select fudge such as a Vanilla Cranberry, the classic Cookies & Cream, the Grasshopper ( a minty + vanilla-based fudge) and of course, the Old Fashioned Chocolate Fudge. Underneath the plethora of fudge was the most truffles I have seen in one place:

 

From a sweet & fun Birthday Cake truffle filled with cake to the Red Velvet truffle to the Key Lime Truffle tp the Smore truffle to the Iced Cappuccino truffle to the ROOTBEER FLOAT TRUFFLE with half white chocolate & vanilla and many more, Rocky Mountain Factory had a truffle for every taste. Look at those beauties!

If you don’t already want to go to here, then perhaps what I saw next would interest you: Large Peanut Butter cups. You can forget the little small Reese cups that come in pack of two’s; I am sure that one of these is sweet & rich enough to just have one and be done with it:

Okay, last but certainly not least,underneath the truffles were these nuts/seed chocolate covered ” bear” bites as they called it. I think they call it a bear because it’s like a bear cluster sort of treat:

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So, while that concludes my Sweetploring of this place, this post does not come close to covering all of the sweet goodies that this place had. From the classic Rock Candy & Chocolate Coins to their own Rocky Mountain Lollipops & Chocolate bars, I am sure this place would be a dream-come-true for candy & chocolate lovers alike.

♥ Bree ♥

  • By the way, please pardon the constant header changes, I am still trying to figure out how I would like this blog to look.

A Day In The Life Of A Doughnut Designer

Hi Guys!

With today being National Doughnut Day in all, I thought it would be quite fitting to you through my current job-life; being a Doughnut Designer. Now contrary to what the position title suggests, it’s certainly not a glamorous job…in fact the name is just a clever/crafty title to substitute for what I actually do; I dip doughnuts into over 12 glazes + multiple toppings to create over 30 combinations of doughnuts. Don’t get me wrong, I immensely enjoy dipping the doughnuts but the “designer” part of it is somewhat a stretch ( in my head, at least). Nevertheless, here is what an average day looks like for me:

On average, I am arriving to work between 5:00- 7am but it really depends on what type of orders that we must do ( bulk dozens, special event/occasion, etc). Even though we do not open until 8 ( pretty late for a doughnut shop, right ?), the reason we have to get there earlier is because we have to make sure the fryer is turned on and can heat up. The fryer is our lifeline…no fryer action, no doughnut action and we are in trouble:

Moving on, it’s time to do the morning dishes before we open. Personally, I adore doing dishes so I could do this all the day long, buut I can’t so this time is pretty much my favorite time of the work day. I am strange…I know….

Now, we are open and it’s time drop that dough ( haha, see what I did there ?).  At this particular doughnut shop, we make our doughnuts to order so there are none sitting out in the morning so the first dipped doughnut is made when the customer orders one: 

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When there are no customers, I can be found making glazes or cleaning something or the other. Not that it matters or anything but I consider myself to be the glaze master:

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And when customer orders a doughnut, we take their order, we drop their doughnuts into the fryer and that is when the excitement begins ( at least, for the customers). I just proceed to nearly burn my finger tips as I impatiently grab the doughnut for dipping:

 

A smore…a fruit loop…an apple pie…a bacon bomb…the list goes on and on and on and on and on….

And that’s pretty much the cycle of the day until my shift is over. I make dough, I drop doughnuts, I take people’s orders, I dip doughnuts, I clean in between and/or I am just refilling a topping or glaze. I know that there is not much here to see but I just wanted to share what I could share without getting too intrusive to the point that I could get in trouble. As with any job, my favorite part of working as a Doughnut shop worker is the dipping process itself and becoming creative/excited to create a new combination of flavors. Welcome to the life of a doughnut designer and now signing out as, 

~ Bree ♥ The Doughnut Designer ♥

 

 

 

 

Here We Go Again…

Hiii & Welcome to Sweetplorations ( or maybe, it is welcome back : D).

I have started this blog concept again & AGAIN & again & AgAin and one minute I am renergized in it’s purpose and another minute, I am uninterested and ready to shut the concept down again. Will the cycle repeat itself ? I hope not but at this point, who knows but I wanted to try it again so here I am again. Jeez, This post has a lot of “again’s”…please bare with me. Moving on,

Sweetplorations, in a way, is like a beauty channel but with desserts at the centerpoint instead of make-up. The reality is that I have accepted that I could not have a beauty channel…no, really you would not believe how my hair looks most days…so I just did the next best thing for me. You can expect: First Impressions ( first impression of sweet goodies ( edible & non-edible), G.B.W.M ( Get Baking With Me…Recipe-exploring), Sweet Finds/Hauls ( shopping but more so, just looking) and more.

Honestly, I do not want to take what I am doing here too seriously and I just want all who come across this blog to just enjoy what they are reading and to maybe even get a laugh out of it. If you see yourself as a sweetplorer or you want to become one, I would love it if you joined me.

Until the next post,

Breee