American Chocolate Week: Walmart Bakery + Starbucks = #DeliciousPairings

American Chocolate Week #DeliciousPairings #Starbucks #WalMart #StarbucksMocha Bakery at Walmart  

We are in the middle of marathon training in this house, which means there is a lot of tired and hungry.  When things get tough, it helps to reach for some of my favorite things - enter coffee and chocolate.  Coffee is a must in my daily routine all year round, but especially during training.  My chocolate consumption increases too.  It is a fantastic fuel source and I feel like I deserve it with all the running.  This is one of the great perks of being a runner, after all!  Plus it is American Chocolate Week.  I have a patriotic duty to partake.

American Chocolate Week #DeliciousPairings #Starbucks #WalMart #StarbucksMocha Bakery at Walmart

With American Chocolate Week in mind, we took a trip to Walmart over the weekend, visiting the in-store Starbucks Mocha demo.  I am a huge Starbucks coffee fan.  I visit the stores when out and about, but more often brew at home with Starbucks whole beans from the grocery store.  In Walmart stores nationwide you can find Delicious Pairings display to help you pair various Starbucks coffee blends with different bakery goods, creating deliciously paired breakfast or treats to savor.  At the demo, we learned that pairing Starbucks Mocha blend with a chocolate treat really compliments the flavor of the coffee.  This was enough of a reason for me to purchase the Starbucks Mocha Grounds in the coffee aisle, and The Bakery at Walmart Brand Double Chocolate Muffins in the bakery...

American Chocolate Week #DeliciousPairings #Starbucks #WalMart #StarbucksMocha Bakery at Walmart

American Chocolate Week #DeliciousPairings #Starbucks #WalMart #StarbucksMocha Bakery at Walmart

I brought my goodies home and brewed a pot of the new Starbucks Mocha.  I tried the coffee black, which is not my usual.  I am a cream and sweetener kind of coffee drinker.  It was actually pretty good.  The Mocha flavored coffee is made with a light roast bean, so I could take it black without protest.  The flavors were strong and pleasant, but after a few sips, I was ready for something to take the edge off of the bitterness.  I took a bite of the double chocolate muffins with a sip of the coffee... BLISS.  The coffee bitter notes were subdued by the chocolate, and the chips melted on contact with the hot liquid for a delightful celebration of American Chocolate Week in my mouth!   The flavors complimented one another for a duo worthy to be called a delicious pairing. I can see this becoming a regular happening!

American Chocolate Week #DeliciousPairings #Starbucks #WalMart #StarbucksMocha Bakery at Walmart

To learn more about the Mocha Roast and Double Chocolate Muffins, visit the links:

Starbucks Mocha Ground Coffee

The Bakery at Walmart Double Chocolate Muffins

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