Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Chocolate mousse at Raso's Grille

I've now been to Raso's Grille here in Medford twice. Both times, I ordered the chocolate mousse. This should tell you that it was pretty good, especially given a pretty nice selection of other desserts on the menu. Really, it was excellent both times, nice and light and with a rich chocolatey taste. My wife had the pumpkin ice cream pie (basically, a large amount of very good pumpkin ice cream with a minimal amount of a simple crust). The dinners were good, too.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Light ice cream that actually tastes good

Until recently, I was a firm believer that low fat ice creams were inherently inferior to their totally-bad-for-you siblings. Recently, though, both Breyer's and Edy's have proven me wrong with their new slow- or extra-churned low-fat ice cream flavors. These are full-taste, premium ice creams that pretty much taste just like the full-fat versions. I've had the Breyer's vanilla, the Edy's peppermint stick, and the Edy's cookies 'n' cream, and all are excellent. While these are still not low-cal treats (around 110-120 calories per 1/2 cup serving), they are quite a bit less than the 180-220 calories per serving of the regular versions.