Lindt Dark Chocolate Cookie Bar

Lindt Dark Chocolate Cookie bar

Lindt Dark Chocolate Cookie bar, your PGT-endorsed Galaxy Cookie Crumble replacement.

As a space committed to all developments related to the Galaxy Cookie Crumble bar: They are no longer selling it at Cost Plus World Market. (Teardrop.) I last spotted one in a Vancouver British imports shop last November, so it would seem distribution has changed.

However! I am thrilled to also let you know there is a new chocolate-cookie-bar game in town, and it tastes nearly the same: Lindt Dark Chocolate Cookie bar! It is so good–trust me on this. So far I’ve only found this kind of bar at Target (they sell the other kinds at Bartell Drugs, but not Dark Chocolate Cookie), meaning that it’s also about half the cost of the Galaxy.

Foxford cafe, Bratislava

Bratislava's Foxford cafe on a rainy spring morning.

Bratislava’s Foxford cafe on a rainy spring morning.

Over the 10 springtime days I traveled in Austria and Slovakia, the weather “acted out” just once–the Tuesday I woke up in Bratislava. Rather than being coy, misty and semi-picturesque, the sky instead opted to pour and pour rain down.

The upside of this downpour is that it gave me an excuse to sit and read in Foxford Coffee, located in Bratislava’s historic center. It’s the dictionary definition of a cozy space (see picture above), and even includes a small cookie with your coffee order.

If there’s one thing I learned during this latest trip, it’s that quality downtime is as important as any itinerary item!

Bratislava's rainy historic center, and my Foxford latte to the right.

Bratislava’s rainy historic center, and my Foxford latte to the right.