December 10, 2003

Determined Not To Nap

Right now, the only things keeping me awake are these fine pieces of candy! They're called 'Pocket Coffee' and they're from Italy, brought to me by a kind co-worker. Basically, they're a thick lump of chocolate, hollowed out and filled with espresso. Mmmmm.

In addition to keeping me awake, the back of the box has also given me a fine idea for a baby name should my wife and I decide to have one. Estratto. What do you think? I think it means 'extract.'

UPDATE: Ok, you guys know I was totally kidding about naming a kid Estratto, right? I'm not that cruel.

UPDATE 2: People have asked me where you can get this stuff. Well, if you read some German, you can check out the official Pocket Coffee site and from what I've been able to tell, you can order them here.

Posted by Chris at December 10, 2003 2:15 PM

I *need* some of that candy, I am snoozing at my desk.

I wouldn't want to be named Estratto :)

Posted by: Alicia at December 10, 2003 3:32 PM

Is it wrong that I experienced a feeling not unlike orgasm at the description of that candy? I could so use some (candy, that is).

I say you name your first kid Star for a girl & Buck for a boy.

What? I never said I wasn't eccentric.

Posted by: Marie at December 10, 2003 3:42 PM

i won't be your friend any more if you name a kid that.

i've done the battle of the horrible name.

Posted by: kelly at December 10, 2003 3:45 PM

Uhhhh... No

P.S. Pass the candy. : )

Posted by: Theresa at December 10, 2003 3:46 PM

ummm no. ;)

Posted by: Ash at December 10, 2003 4:30 PM

Awww you where kidding? But Estratto is such an awesome name ;) And it could be amended to Estratta for a girl ;)

Posted by: Jaded Angel at December 10, 2003 5:48 PM never know with you. you could be one of "those" parents. ;) I happened to stumble upon a baby-name site the other day, and they had a poll "what do you think of this baby name? GIOCUOMO"........ uhm. sure. right.

Posted by: Jessica at December 10, 2003 6:58 PM

I just need to know where to get that candy!!! C'mon..give it up..tell your friend to tell us where we can find it! Website? Anywhere..just tell me! LOL I need that stuff! LOL :)

Posted by: Ann at December 10, 2003 7:19 PM

My favorite munchy is chocolate covered espresso beans...mmm. That stuff sounds a little hardcore for me.

Posted by: Anne at December 10, 2003 8:04 PM

That is so VERY cool... my coworker would love those for Christmas. Whenever he walks in the door [at all times of the day] he says "Is there any coffee??" *rolling my eyes sarcastically* AS IF it's MY job to make coffee.... hehehe Just because I'm nice enough to do it every morning... ;-) Anyway, these candies are on my Christmas "get" list for people. They don't taste yucky, do they?

Posted by: *Dee* at December 10, 2003 9:59 PM

Sounds like you have become the pusher of "the candy." You better come up with the goods soon or it could get uuugly. :)

Posted by: Alicia at December 11, 2003 12:29 AM

I read the url of the ordering site as crapiflavors. It may have something to do with the fact that I hate coffee, so the sound of those candies is not appealling at all. However, I now want to check out all the local stores with international goodies to see if they carry them!

Posted by: Christine at December 15, 2003 10:51 AM

I ran across your site while searching for the expresso pocket coffee..was only able to find it in our city years ago..but if you are truly a coffee person,you'll buy these and stash them all thru your house or office,or both(of course you do this without prying eyes!)you will truly feel like a prince or princess,if just until they're over your lips and past your yourself or a coffee loving friend a favor..BUY SOME!!

Posted by: SANDIE at December 24, 2003 10:08 PM