Big Bear Foodie Post

I’m back from Big Bear! It was a great week of relaxing, eating, and playing. The weather was perfect and I even had time to update my fashion blog. That’s a rare occurrence in itself! Anyways, since this is a food blog, let’s move on to the food. We got to Big Bear a little earlier than our check in time, so we yelped for a good place to grab lunch. We ended up at the Grizzly Manor Cafe, which didn’t disappoint. The cook and waiters were pleasant and even joked around with our huge group of 11. Getting out of a three hour car ride, I blanked and totally forgot to take any pictures of the place OR food! I know, I’m a terrible food blogger and I apologize. Just trust me when I say that the portions were HUGE and the food was delish.

The second day we were there, we headed into “The Village,” which is apparently the only place to go in Big Bear. All of their shops, food, and entertainment is located on this block. I particularly wanted to go here for the North Pole Candy & Fudge Company, but more on that later. First, we saw this and the boys went running for the door:

Ostrich, really?! The boys wanted to try the ostrich jerky, but they were out since it was their most popular one (or so we were told)
Jerky galore!

The jerky was delicious! Very moist, which is usually the number one problem is beef jerky.
Then I found a store which I absolutely fell in love with.. the Copper Q! It was a store that sold baking/cooking supplies, a cafe and bakery, AND a place where you can sit in on a cooking demonstration! Can I move in, please?
Just one look inside the store and I was in heaven.
I mean, seriously… how cute is the stuff they sell?
I got a coffee frappe there and almost walked out until I saw the bakery window. I didn’t even know they had baked goods! So of course, I had to pick up something:
This white chocolate macadamia nut cookie was quite possibly the best one I’ve ever had. The edges were crispy and the inside was chewy. It wasn’t overly sweet and there weren’t too many nuts… just pure bliss.
Now THIS is what I came here for… fudge and candy!
My boyfriend picked out a peanut butter cup that they made there.
Just look at that beautiful mess!
One of his friends got an orange cream truffle. He loved it too.
Andddd.. these are my goods. S’mores fudge and chocolate walnut fudge. The s’mores one was just mehhh, but the chocolate was so soft and melt-in-your-mouth kinda deal.
I also got a mini caramel apple. What the heck, how is this thing even mini?

I have to eat at least one caramel apple a week. They’re just SO good. I mean, an apple a day keeps the doctor away, right? I usually get them from the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory since it’s so close and available. Compared to Rocky Mountain, this caramel apple had a TON more caramel. The caramel was chewier, more decadent, and probably tripled the amount of caramel from Rocky Mountain’s. Win! Can the North Pole Fudge & Ice Cream Co. move to my hometown already? Kthx.

I think these are my favorite posts— foodie posts. Hopefully I’ll be able to do more in the future despite everyone on the trip thinking I’m a crazy person for wanting to take pictures of everything. All the rest of the food that we ate on the trip was cooked/bbq’ed at the house we stayed in, so that’s why there’s not that much food porn to share. Maybe next time!

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  1. says

    I love Big Bear! I’ve been going there since I was a kid and North Pole Fudge is DIVINE!! You highlighted some of my favorite spots. :)

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