And now, I'd like to tell you about something delicious I ate.
It was simply called a "Raspberry Dark Chocolate Bar" and it was one of the bar cookies available at Avenue Bread in Bellingham, Washington.
Just look at this thing.
It's like a shortbread cookie on the bottom (already good), buttery and flaky and dense...but wait, there's more.
On top of that buttery base, a layer of raspberry jam, lightly tart and sweet.
And on top of that jam (which might be too healthy on its own), a smattering of dark chocolate chunks and nuts.
And then, on top of that, a rich crumb topping which was sweet and lightly salty.
Are you on your way to Bellingham yet?
As a bonus, this establishment also offers sweet pretzel-y looking cinnamon twists, all sorts of other carbohydratey treats, and it's right down the street from Mallard Ice Cream and Sweet Art.
Everything about this bar cookie and this establishment spells "WIN".
Avenue Bread, various locations (I visited 1313 Railroad Ave. in Bellingham); online here.