Standing regally on the plate are six layers of almond sponge cake, but instead of the traditional coffee syrup, the opera cake gives a nod to a favorite local product with maple-rum syrup.
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I'll take my maple flavor baked in or drizzled over a pastry, but in my opinion, nothing tops the pleasure of pure, unadulterated maple syrup, served straight like the liquid gold it is.
I am now the proud adoptive parent of a Vermont maple tree. We haven't seen each other in person yet, but I'm sure that she's growing tall and strong. I'm positive she's sweet natured and bringing joy to others. I really couldn't be more proud.
One of the best and worst things about Ben & Jerry's: they're always introducing new flavors. But with that comes some rough goodbyes to the retired flavors. Just when you started falling for Bovinity Divinity, it's nowhere to be seen in freezers. At the Ben & Jerry's factory in Waterbury, Vermont, they have an actual graveyard—as in, there are headstones and it's on a grassy knoll—for these late flavors. Let's take a moment to remember them.
Photograph by Clay Gordon. In my last post I wrote about Hometown Favorites, the chocolate shop that has built strong emotional ties with chocolate fans for generations. As an outsider, it's sometimes hard to locate these gems while traveling...
Step aside Phish Food, Cherry Garcia, and Dave Matthews Band Magic Brownies. There's another music-inspired Ben & Jerry's flavor on the scene: Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brickle Road, made of chocolate ice cream, peanut butter cookie dough, butter "brickle," and...