Tuesday, December 8, 2009

There's Bad, and then there's BAD...

And THEN there's Harry & David's Chocolate Turtle Cheesecake! OMG! I've been REALLY BAD!
It all started innocently enough. I wanted to buy a cheesecake for my Dad.
Y'know, it's Xmas... your parents probably have everything they ever wanted and probably everything they'll ever need; so why not buy them what they would never buy themselves... an indulgence.
I sorted through a few websites (you really didn't think I was going to leave my house to do this, did you??? I'm an online retailer, and there's a reason, y'know? I like shopping in my jammies! LOL!). After what would have amounted to a few days of paving the pavement so to speak, I gave up.
Seems like nobody wants to deliver to PR, except Hickory Farms but I sent them HF goodies last week...we need something new, and yummy!) so I thought of Popcorn (as in a good movie, chocolates and popcorn, hello?!) . I'm so good, I make myself proud...or so I thought; until I had the same issues. Now what's up with the no food to PR? I actually had one customer service rep tell me that they delivered to Hawaii because Hawaii was in the CONTINENTAL USA. Of course, when she said that I said "OH, thank you" and hung up. Talk about the blind leading the blind..."Why don't they deliver to PR and yet they deliver to Hawaii? That is even farther away!" "Because Hawaii is part of the Continental USA", LOL! Now that was funny.
Yeah, geography was not her strongest subject...
But anyway; I decided that once I found what I wanted to buy, I would go and buy it and then ship it myself (Priority Mail Flat Rate box...gotta love them!), but I was NOT driving around like a maniac. I was going to shop it online and buy it where I found it all in one place.
Turns out that my favorite site for all food that is bad for me is Harry & David. I don't know how the heck I got on their mailing list (could be my husband sending me chocolate covered strawberries and velvet cakes from all these fancy food places (mind you, when he gets home and sees what has come in he is happier than a cat on catnip, which really makes me wonder if he meant to impress ME or himself, LOL!) But anyway, I was soooo done, I had a list a page long and thinking they were nearby I printed my list and searched for directions. MAN! I had to drive over an hour to get to my nearest one. UGH!
I drove to Wrentham. and with my list in hand, I was in and out before my Prince even flinched; but not before I threw in a token Chocolate Turtle Cheesecake for myself. OK, so now I really feel guilty for not only buying it and moaning while eating it, but because the Fancy chocolate covered Moose Crunch and Pineapple Macadamia Cake seem like consolation prizes for those who didn't get the real prize, the freakin cheesecake that will make you moan like you're doing something fresh on the kitchen table ...OMG! whatever you do, do not eat this in front of your children...it's rated XXX! It's creamy, cold, gooey, chewy and crunchy all in one bite. I am NOT kidding. It's sooo yummy. It's like you've died and gone to heaven.
That's until you wake up and realize you've had more than one piece and will now have to spend the next four hours on the treadmill to work it off.
I'm awake now, but I tell you, after I walk around the block I'm coming back for the next piece. Maybe I'll get to meet all my neighbors before I finish off this little gem, but I have to tell you, if you want to give a little piece of heaven (or a little piece of hell to that skinny little ***** on your list), do not underestimate Harry & David's Chocolate Turtle Cheesecake; you will not be disappointed.
Oh, I have no connection w/ H&D, no kickbacks, no discounts, nothing. I don't even live near one...Thank God! Now if they'd only take down their website, close their store and stop sending me catalogs I would be safe; never to fall into the cheesecake trap again, LOL!

16 comments:

Lynn @ Painting Thyme Needfuls said...

Yum, yum yum...........!

libbyquilter said...

outragously funny story and it sure does look sinful~!!~

:)
libbyQ

Sue said...

Oh Brenda, you made me laugh. Enjoy every cheesecake you eat. You never know where the next meal is coming from. Haha

Carrie P. said...

Oh boy you know how to see a cheesecake. Yum!

Kaaren said...

Go ahead, Brenda. Have a piece for me. ROTFLMAO

Nancy said...

Thanks for allowing me to vicariously have a delightfully sinful piece of cheesecake... I do believe I gained 10 lbs just reading this post....

um...does it come in sugar-free?

Jen in NY said...

That looks really really good. Really good. Stop tempting me, cheesecake!

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Hi Brenda,
Sounds divine, reading about it made my mouth water. Now I'm not sure I'm unhappy that D & Hs aren't in Oz (as far as I know anyway) or relieved LOL

Happy munching,
hugs,
Sharon

Joanna said...

Brenda you are so funny - I can even hear your voice saying, "I'm not kidding"!! OK so last Christmas Roland's sister gave us a gift of the month club from H&D so for 6 months we got the best fruit, candy and goodies sent to us. It really is wonderful! When they visit we always go up to the outlet in Kittery. YES there is an outlet right there, across from Portsmouth. And as for cheesecake - if you had taken me up on the offer of Thanksgiving you could have had some of the most delicious one I made from scratch! Now that I know you like cheesecake I'll have to make some more. Any excuse you know ;)

Quilting Melodies said...

Lol! That is the longest blog I have ever seen about cheesecake. It must be somethin'!!

Happy Holidays

Angie

Fiesta said...

Brenda are you from Puerto Rico?
My family send me food from Puerto Rico but I have never tried to send them any. Seems like their mail service is slowwwwwwwwwwwww and things rot.

Quilt Hollow said...

OMG....sinful...drooling looking at the photo!

Mountain Home Quilts said...

Wow that cheesecake looks sooooo good. Now I have to go make one- thanks a lot!! ;)

Chocolate Cat said...

Kind of figure there is no hope of them mailing one to Australia!!!! Probably just as well!! That cheesecake looks SO good....

Khris said...

OMG I am probably very lucky we don't have that here in Oz.....how wicked....hehehe...hugs Khris

Gloria J W said...

Sounds delicciiiisooos... Wonder if they send to Australia???
Rainbow smiles.... Gloria