They say life is like a box of chocolates. That's cool, but we prefer to think of life like a box of chocolate-chunk-loaded, ganache-filled, buttercream-iced chocolate cupcakes. We don't have an analogy for it -- we just really, really love chocolate.
If you do too, check out these 5 seriously good chocolate treats.
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The Ultimate Chocolate Cupcake Where to get it: Ooh La La Bakery, 23920 Westheimer
With five times the cocoa (five!), this chocolate cupcake is sure to satisfy your inner fat kid. The decadent chocolate cake base is made all the more indulgent with the incorporation of chocolate chunks, a chocolate ganache center, a slathering of silky smooth chocolate buttercream icing, and a sprinkling of chocolate chips. Get a jumbo cupcake for just $3.50.
The Debusker Where to get it: Red Dessert Dive & Coffee Shop, 1045 Studewood
Question: What's better than a rich, dark chocolate brownie? Answer: A rich, dark chocolate brownie topped with a M&M cookie. Get one of the monster-sized treats for $3.50...but who are we kidding, you're probably going to get at least two.
Uncle Daryl's Cake Where to get it: The Chocolate Bar, multiple locations
We don't know who exactly Uncle Daryl is, but we love him. Because you'll be hard pressed to find a bigger, richer, more chocolatey slice of cake in town. Four layers of decadent and moist chocolate cake are studded with chocolate mousse, bits of toffee, and chocolate chips. An incredibly velvety smooth chocolate buttercream and healthy drizzle of thick, slightly bitter dark chocolate ganache finishes the whole thing off. At $9.95, the slice is definitely big enough to share.
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Boozy Brownie a la mode (Sara's Brownie) Where to get it: Barnaby's, multiple locations
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Sara's fudgy, ultra chocolaty brownie ($6) is way bigger than it should be. It's also filled with marshmallows, topped with a scoop of Mexican vanilla ice cream, dusted with powdered sugar, AND drizzled with a half shot of Kahlua. We kinda like this Sara.
The Candy Bar Where to get it: Mr. Peeples, 1911 Bagby
With a mound of velvety chocolate mousse, a dusting of peanut butter powder and crushed peanuts, and a silky buttery caramel sauce, Mr. Peeples' "candy bar" ($9) is like a Snickers bar on crack. Very high class, very decadent crack.