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.
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.
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!