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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Hampstead Village

With my little cousin in town, we are trying to get out and do more things.  Last Sunday, we took my cousin and her friend to downtown Santa Barbara.  Our downtown is very tourist-y and has tons of great, non-chain stores.  One store that I have been wanting to check out for a long time is Hampstead Village.  It is owned by the mom of someone I grew up with, and it carries British items. Since my trip to Europe over 10 years ago, I have been in love with British chocolate and food!  So needless to say, I was very excited to finally visit this shop.

My mom picked out these cookies because she thought she had eaten them before.  It turns out they aren't the right ones, but they sure are delicious!  To my untrained taste buds, they are basically oatmeal cookies dipped in chocolate.  Yum!

The other item in the above picture is Maltesers.  I think these are my favorite candy!  The closest American candy I can compare them to is Whoppers, except Maltesers have a honeycomb center.  And of course, the chocolate is way better than American chocolate!

Lastly, we bought this can of drinking chocolate.  I haven't had a chance to try it yet, but I am sure it will be delicious.  I love drinking chocolate!  It is so much more chocolate-y than hot chocolate!

I was completely impressed by Angela's selection of goods.  She had books, tea, jams, socks, cookbooks and more.  Everything was also very reasonably priced.  I can't wait to go back and buy more items!

I am only posting about this store because I want to help promote it.  I wasn't compensated or discounted or anything.

6 comments:

Julee said...

Love that you tried new things. We went to a chocolate tasting party with a French theme and learned that chocolate is made in America and then shipped abroad. I don't know that I believe them--after all, I've tasted Belgium chocolate!
Thanks for stopping by Mommy's Memorandum

Thom said...

Looks fun and tasty there. I've never been to Europe and would like to go one day but trust me I would taste more than chocolate there LOL

Madeleine said...

You should try a Crunchie Bar too. Maltesers are the best chocs for your teeth as they have less sugars and calories. :O)

Madeleine said...

You should try a Crunchie Bar too. Maltesers are the best chocs for your teeth as they have less sugars and calories. :O)

AudreyO said...

We have to go back so I find the "right" cookies :)

DiPaola Momma said...

Oh how I miss the days when I lived in Spain. Cadbury Drinking Chocolate was heavenly. I'd never found it here. Now I'm on the hunt, sister!

 
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