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Snickers, Milky Way Chocolate Bars RECALLED over plastic content

Chocolate lovers out there, be very aware that just recently, Snickers and Mars bars were recalled. This was due to a piece of plastic found in one of the snacks and was traced back to their Dutch factory. The piece of red plastic was actually found by a customer in Germany while having a good munch of the bar.


Snickers, Milky Way Chocolate Bars RECALLED

Hence the recall due to the possibility of unsafe chocolate bars.

Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake Swirl

Experimenting with my oven and other kitchen stuff is such a fun thing especially when things turned out right. So far, I got no failed experiments yet or maybe, my boys who used to be my critics are just that biased as to them, all of my baked goodies really tasted the best and that I need to bake more of these and those. Nothing, actually, became left overs for them.

Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake Swirl

My hubby really loves the moistness, chewiness and crusty brownies I used to bake for him. But with the cream cheese available in the fridge, I surprised him with the combination of chocolate brownie added with a swirl of cream cheese.

Here’s how I baked it.

I, first, prepared the oven; preheated it to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then I lined my 8×8 square baking pan with parchment paper. I did not grease it anymore, but you may opt to do it. After having my oven and pans ready, I started mixing my ingredients. Using a bowl of my standing mixer, I creamed the ½ cup of softened (take note, not melted, but rather softened) margarine and 1 cup of granulated brown sugar. Once incorporated, I added one by one the two large eggs and made sure to beat well. After which, I added ¾ cup of cocoa powder and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and again, made sure to mix well and set this aside.

Chocolate Brownie BatterThis is how the Chocolate Brownie batter would look like.

Using another bowl and a handheld mixer, or if you only have one mixer, you can use the same you used when making the batter but make sure to clean and dry the paddle before using, I creamed the 8 oz of softened at room temperature the cream cheese, 1 large egg, 4 tablespoon sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract until well-combined. With the sugar, you can add more depending on your preference.

Cream Cheese FillingThis is how the Cream Cheese filling would look like.

After preparing the two above, I poured the ¾ part of the batter into the pan and spread the cream cheese filling on the top of the batter layer and dollop the remaining ¼ part of the batter on top of the cream cheese filling using a spatula and swirl into the cream cheese mixture.

I then baked the brownies for about 30 minutes. But you can check until fully cooked. This should be cooled completely before cutting and serving, but in my case, only 1/3 of the baked Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake Swirl was left because my little man could not resist the mouth-watering and really drooling slices of this one.

Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake Swirl

Sure thing this will also happen to you if you try to bake one.

You can find more Sweet Treats of mine in my Sweet Treats by Gagay Facebook page.

Enjoy baking!!!

Hot Chocolate helps prevent Dementia

A very recent study reveals that hot chocolates help stave off dementia. And this is the reason why I am starving for one. LOL!

Hot ChocolateHot Chocolate (image from bitoffoodsense.com)

But since hot chocolates are not advisable for me as of now, I will just wait, a month and more to go so I can grab as many cups of hot chocolates I could finish.

One of the hot chocolates I really miss is the Tsokolate from Tablea Chocolate Cafe. The perfect blend of bitter sweet hot chocolate that can even boost not just the mind but the body and soul. The taste is really good.

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Nestlé NESQUIK® Chocolate Powder Recalled for Salmonella

It is the Nestlé USA itself who voluntarily recalled their product, Nestlé NESQUIK® Chocolate Powder, at 10.9, 21.8 and 40.7 ounce canisters. This is because of possible Salmonella contamination on these product items.

Nestle NESQUIK Chocolate Powder Nestlé NESQUIK® Chocolate Powder (image from patch.com)

According to the FDA press release, the Calcium Carbonate ingredient in this Nestlé NESQUIK® Chocolate Powder possibly has Salmonella as per advised by supplier of such ingredient, the Omya Inc.

From my viewpoint.

It is really good to know that even how competitive the food markets today, this food company initiated the recall of their product though this product has just recently been produced, October 2012, and has expiration dated October 2014. The company did not think of their rebound loss but the benefit of their consumers — the long term effects to the people.

This isn’t supposed to be what I’m sharing. I was preoccupied by the class dvd duplication project to be submitted the end of the month and we still in the process of video editing, which I was tasked to do. But my work has stopped for a while because of this recall press release about Nestlé NESQUIK® Chocolate Powder. Not too bad since I still have helped in disseminating information to consumers even through blogging about this.

Stay healthy guys!