A few weeks ago, I decided to give up sweets until Easter. I was a few days late on the whole Lent thing but I figured Easter would be a good goal date. So far, I’ve done well. I’ve avoided the Easter Trifecta Of Yum (Cadbury Mini Eggs, Creme Eggs and Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg). I’ve avoided the siren song of the Girl Scout cookies that magically appeared in the office kitchen. I’ve gotten REAL grumpy during daydreams of ice cream. But I’ve quieted those cravings and have traded chocolate for fruit. Yeah, I’m THAT girl.
But then, this happened:
The lovely, lovely people at Rosie’s Bakery asked if they could possibly deliver some treats to me for review. Momma didn’t raise no fool. Of course I said yes.
I had passed the Rosie’s Bakery kiosk at South Station plenty of times without trying it out. After these samples, I’ll be stopping next time.
For Passover (starting March 25) and Easter (March 31), Rosie’s is offering a special menu of desserts. I got to try the Chocolate Coconut Macaroon, Chocolate Dipped Almond Macaroon, Chocolate Caramel Matzoh Crunch, Passover Brownie and the Chocolate Delirium Cake (which happens to be Gluten Free).
The will power I had been working on was indeed put to the test. But I have an important announcement to make: I am now the type of person who can have a box full of ridiculously good looking desserts in my apartment for two days without eating them. SAY WHAT.
I got the goods on Wednesday, tried a nibble of the Matzoh Crunch, and then resisted everything until Friday night when I had friends over so I could share the wealth. I’ve been patting myself on the back ever since.
The Chocolate Coconut Macaroon was my favorite hands down. Really nice texture, sweet but not too sweet, A+. The Chocolate Delirium was SO rich and dense – definitely something to share. The brownie was ooey gooey delicious. The Chocolate Caramel Matzoh Crunch was really good when I tried it fresh, but it felt a little stale by Friday and stuck to our teeth. The only thing I probably wouldn’t order again was the Chocolate Dipped Almond Macaroon – just not my thing.
Rosie’s Bakery started in Harvard Square 37 years ago by Judy Rosenberg. Judy’s mission speaks to me:
My mission at Rosie’s Bakery is to provide you with luscious indulgences that lift your spirits and reward you for a good week’s work and a lot of self discipline! For that reason, I don’t scrimp on the good things: creamery butter, rich chocolate, fresh cream, unbleached flour, whole eggs, pure cane sugar, fresh fruit and nuts are my staples. We use no preservatives or chemicals.
If you’re going to give in to those cravings, go all out.