Monday, June 28, 2010
Black as my heart.
Trying to get a photo of a Whole Foods "Natural Mississippi Mud Bar" was something like me trying to photograph a black hole (I imagine). I just don't have the right equipment to show what the thing really looks like. It's dark, deep, fudgy, chocolate, black, craggy, and splitting across the top. "Deep, fudgy, [and] chocolate" is also what it tastes like.
Mom used to make Mississippi Mud Cake for my birthdays, but this isn't quite like those cakes. Her cake had a layer of marshmallow cream, which this bar lacks. If you're used to a coffee element to your "Mississippi Mud," neither this bar nor my mom's cakes (incidentally) contain that flavor, either. The Whole Foods bar version is straight-up chocolate; it's more like a brownie than a cake. The thing is rich and soft to the nth degree.
Would I eat another? Oh, my, yes. This is everything I want when I want a deeply chocolate dessert. It's Next Level, as far as Whole Foods desserts are concerned.
p.s. I've lived on the Mississippi and even been swimming in it, so I happen to know that the mud at the bottom of that river can be pretty gross. I much prefer it rendered in chocolate.