14 Jan

I think I could live at Whole Foods.  It makes me so happy to walk around the store and sample see all the good-for-you goodies.  Just yesterday I went to Whole Foods in West Hartford, CT to grab a dark chocolate mocha. Full disclaimer: I love this store.  While going into this edition of my mocha research with such a bias may not be fair, I simply can’t help myself.

Taste: 6

A DARK chocolate mocha? Why don’t they have this option everywhere? As a matter of fact, replacing dark chocolate for milk chocolate in any coffee shop is a sure way to boost sales!  There’s got to be some research done on this somewhere… I digress.  So I could taste almost equal parts espresso – cocoa – and milk, and I like this; however, it was almost like the milk and chocolate taste took up 80% of the flavor. I wish I could have tasted more of the espresso.

Appearance: 4

Aww Whole Foods I suppose you can’t be the best at everything.  This mocha does look warm and inviting, but it simply does not compare to the artsy mochas I have tried in Boston and NYC.  It might have looked nicer if there was some whip cream on top but I am a strict ‘no whip’ gal when it comes to my mochas.  Also, as some of you might notice, I am drinking out of a ‘to go’ cup.  Ughh, I’m sorry Earth.


Store Ambiance: 6

As I previously mentioned, I love this store.  Great vibes, great food, great selection.  Rarely do I ever check out the architecture or the decorations at Whole Foods, but this time I happened to stop and look around.  I was somewhat disappointed with how wharehouse-y this place looks – every wire and beam is exposed, all red and light wood. It would have been great to see some local anything in this place – a big community board, some art, some cooking demonstrations.  Who am I kidding, I still wish I could live here 🙂

Took my mocha and my new Iraqi hand bag out for a walk!


Posted by on January 14, 2012 in Connecticut


4 responses to “Whole

  1. muriel

    January 16, 2012 at 9:52 am

    I like an industrial look (a rating of 6 is pretty good).
    I love dark chocolate also (just a rating of 6?).
    Nice (Iraqi homemade) handbag.
    Nice entry.

    • delmochavista

      January 24, 2012 at 8:27 pm

      An industrial look has it’s place in a warehouse in my opinion, not in my favorite grocery store 🙂

  2. Michael Tanenbaum

    January 20, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Wholefoods is pretty awesome. But it really lacks the coziness of a proper coffeeshop, no?

    • delmochavista

      January 24, 2012 at 8:28 pm

      I couldn’t agree more. Perhaps just by adding a few cozy couches or chairs might entice people to grab a mocha and stay a while. I can only sit on those rock hard chairs for so long!


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