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I am an Operations Manager at a snack food company and I hold a Master's Degree in Food Studies from New York University. By night I hang out with my schnauzer and explore the city's newest, strangest, most delicious food and drinks.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sweet Reviews: Dough

This is the second post a series focusing on local sweet makers. 

 I never guessed I would find my personal heaven in Clinton Hill. 

Dough is a fabulous donut shop with huge, yeasty donuts coated in rich, intense frosting. You can also find these angels of pastry working at the Brooklyn Flea in Williamsburg every Sunday. That's my kind of spiritual experience. 

The hibiscus donuts seen here (flanked by blood orange on the right) were sprinkled with crunchy candied hibiscus petals. But the unconventional flavors are not just a gimmick. Stop by to taste a traditional sugar jelly donut hole (on the house) and you too will believe. 

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sweet Reviews: Chozen

This is the first in a series of reviews focusing on local sweet makers. 

I discovered this frozen treat just in time for warm summer nights in need of dessert. Three New Yorkers got together to create Chozen, a Kosher, all natural ice cream inspired by traditional Jewish baked goods.  Chozen features enticing flavors including Coconut Macaroon and Apples and Honey. You can find them in Whole Foods, Zabars, and these other local outlets

Matzoh Crunch is the first Chozen ice cream I tried, and it was a great start. The vanilla base is rich but not eggy. Crumbles of matzoh covered with toffee and chocolate is mixed throughout. The matzoh was still crunchy and the toffee was rich and buttery. Here is what it looks like.

Be careful once you start eating this- it is hard to stop!