Merry belated Christmas/Hannukah/Kwanzaa/Festivus to all. My apologies for not writing during the holiday, but time off from work = time to eat, drink, sleep…and nothing else.
Now that I'm back, I wanted to discuss my dessert last week at Stuffed Artisan Cannolis after my dinner at The Norry. This was my first experience with a cannoli that I actually liked. Original cannoli's don't appeal to me, I find the cream too pasty and chalky. These cannolis were different though; there is an assortment of fun flavors like Mudslide, Peanut Butter Cup, French Toast, and Birthday Cake. I can't resist anything that says "Peanut Butter Cup" because peanut butter and chocolate is probably the best duo in the whole world. Ebony and Ivory? Captain and Tenille?? No, Peanut Butter and Chocolate.
We got an assortment of flavors, with Peanut Butter Cup being the most dominant (meaning we got two of these). The deal is 3 for $5, or 6 for $10 – we chose 6 for $10, obviously. Two PB Cup, one Egg Nog (seasonal), one Cappucino, one Pecan Pie, and one Mudslide. The best by far was the PB Cup: the cannoli shell is dipped in chocolate and it's literally "stuffed" with peanut butter filling that tastes like creamy peanut butter frosting. Divine. My second favorite was the Cappucino: an original cannoli shell "stuffed" with cappucino/coffee-flavored filling and drizzled with chocolate. Perfect for all of you coffee lovers out there. My least favorite was the Pecan Pie – it was too pecan-y. If that makes sense. It was just too sweet for my taste. I plan on going back for the French Toast though, simply because it has Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal on it.
Lastly, the greatest thing about this place is their large, novelty-sized cannoli for catering/events. The cannoli shell is the size of a newborn child, and probably weighs as such when it's finished. They stuff the inside with the regular-sized cannolis, cover it up with your choice of filling, then they give you extra empty cannoli shells to dip! That sounds like an amazing substitute for a birthday cake, AND you can get the Birthday Cake flavor as your filling! Coincidence? I think not.