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Give up on your diet because chocolate butter is here

The dress your artisan croissant deserves.
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You thought Nutella and sprinkles had the “fun bread topping” market cornered. You were delightfully wrong.

Presenting…*drum roll*…chocolate butter.

This creation comes straight out of New Zealand’s Lewis Road Creamery. The company’s ingenious creation is made with Whittaker’s (another New Zealand brand whose chocolate is also used in the Lewis Road’s chocolate milk) 72% dark Ghana chocolate. The butter is ready to spread on toast, croissants, waffles, and even steak (yes, chocolate has delicious savory possibilities).

Lewis Road Creamery founder Peter Cullinane tells Dairy Reporter the first batch was successfully tested on croissants.

A comment on the company’s Facebook page refers to the price of each pot as $9 NZD (about $6.43 USD) and Lewis Road Creamery replies, “[…]we realise it’s not cheap! However, quality is our focus, and our Chocolate Butter is made with NZ’s best butter and NZ’s favourite chocolate. We wanted to avoid loading up our chocolatey spread with palm oil, sugar and other artificial ingredients, as we truly believe Kiwis deserve the best dairy products! The raw quality ingredients do cost more, and we hope this makes sense.:)”

Though there is no mention of the United States, the UK and Australia are both “potential markets for the product.” Until that glorious day arrives, the world outside of New Zealand can only dream and drool.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/10/25/chocolate-butter/

Say goodbye to your diet: Oreo is releasing two new flavors

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There aren’t many things better than a refreshing glass of cold milk in the summer heat except for a glass of cold milk and two brand-new Oreo cookie flavors.

Yes, theupstanding people at Nabisco have graced us with new iterations of their Oreo Thin cookie: theLemon Crme and Chocolate Crme, both hittinggrocery store aislesthis month.

In case you want to enjoy them in a more grown-up way, the company teamed up with James Beard Award-winning chefJohn Besh and renowned pastry chef Kelly Fields to show off the possibilities.

Together they created the “OREO Thins 144 Cake,” which layers chocolate mousse and Oreo ChocolateCrme Thins for a sophisticated desert with a center made from traditional Oreo cookies.

You can try to make it yourselfor head to Fields’ New Orleans restaurant,Willa Jean,where it will be on the dessert menu for a limited time.

If chocolate cake isn’t your thing, you can also try a dessert made from the Lemon Crme cookie. The chefs created a dish called the Teeny Blini, a sophisticated way to experience the full flavors of the cookie withmascarpone and fruit.

“It’s a nice, really light and textured and bright desert,” Fields explained at a press event for the launch of the new Oreo Thins.

Fields kept the Louisiana summer heat in mind when creating the Teeny Blini.

“My idea with the desert is that it doesn’t need to be sticky sweet, because you’ll never enjoy that in New Orleans,” Fields said.

If you’re drooling, don’t worryyou can get your hands on both flavors this June for$4.49.

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Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/06/16/oreo-thins-new-flavors/