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Good Stuff Goes All Willy Wonka

From: Roll Call

Cheflebrity Spike Mendelsohn, one of the local burgermeisters actively sought out by certain residents of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., is rolling out new gourmet chocolate bars modeled after the signature milkshakes mixed up at Good Stuff Eatery.

The oversized confections will sell for $5 apiece at the flagship Capitol Hill outpost — and the forthcoming Crystal City, Va., and Georgetown locations — beginning this Friday.

Co Co. Sala executive chef Santosh Tiptur said he relished the opportunity to translate Mendelsohn’s sippable sweets into a bite-sized format. “It’s always interesting and challenging when you try and re-create someone else’s imagination,” he told HOH.

(Warren Rojas/CQ Roll Call)

Mendelsohn tapped Good Stuff’s three most popular shakes — the Soursop Hop Strawberry (thick, fruity draw inundated with strawberry syrup), Milky Way (treat-filled soup stocked with crumbled malted milk balls and twin streams of caramel and fudge sauces) and Toasted Marshmallow (coconutty cooler festooned with a floating, lightly caramelized marshmallow) — for the prototype chocolate bars.

Although embellished with always fun Pop Rocks, the strawberry bar struck us as the most faithful re-creation of its hand-spun counterpart. Of course, we absolutely loved the Milky Way bar’s malt ball crunch and melt-in-your-mouth milk chocolate (40 percent Venezuelan chocolate). We could take or leave the toasted marshmallow bar (dark chocolate was a nice touch).

We also noticed that the “exclusive” Soursop Hop Strawberry Bar appears to be a carbon copy of Tiptur’s pre-existing Strawberry Jammin’ Bar. But given that treat retails for $10 a pop, chocoholics will be able to enjoy Mendelsohn’s version at a 50 percent discount.

3 comments (Add your own)

1. Alice wrote:
This is way more helpful than aynhting else I've looked at.

Thu, March 22, 2012 @ 8:10 AM

2. Sawyer wrote:
I love chocolate but I like Milky Way bars the most.These are the chocolates I like the most Milky Way,Milk chocolate bars,Hershey Bars,and I can not think of any of the others.So I guess bye.Um P.S. I should come to your little chocolate Hut some day in a year maybe.

Tue, June 12, 2012 @ 6:49 PM

3. Sawyer wrote:
I'm a 8 year old boy that likes chocolate alot.This is something my mother wrote for you guys. Hi my name is Deborah Modico my son Sawyer wrote this letter for you because he likes chocolate alot. Its me Sawyer again so mom thanks for writing some things about me.Bye.P.S. you people better start moving your butts faster because you guys are so slowwwww.

Tue, June 12, 2012 @ 7:00 PM

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