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#MondaysMadeBetter at CBTL

Published April 7, 2014 by ladyemelye

for the months of april and may, starting april 7, coffee bean and tea leaf will be offering featured ice blended drinks for only php 100.00.  today’s offer is the original mocha and the ultimate original mocha.

#MondaysMadeBetter for April 7 (photo from cbtl promotional email)

#MondaysMadeBetter for April 7 (photo from cbtl promotional email)

plus, they also have a contest wherein you take your selfie with the ice blended drink which gets you a chance to win GCs or a year’s supply of their ice blended drinks.

so what are you waiting for? go to the nearest cbtl branch and get the thirst quenching ice blended drink.  perfect for the summer’s scorching heat. 🙂

#ILoveIceBlended

p.s.  this is not a paid post, i just love cbtl. 😀

food test (march): cbtl and mcdonald’s

Published March 27, 2014 by ladyemelye

here are the “new” items which i sampled for this month and what i think of them. 🙂

coffee bean and tea leaf:  melon mint frutea and macarons.

cheese muffin, melon mint frutea, macarons

cheese muffin, melon mint frutea, macarons

for summer, cbtl launched three new frutea flavors:  pomelo frutea, pure melon iced blended and melon mint frutea.  the first i tried is the melon mint frutea.

i am not sure of the exact composition of this drink is, but it has mint, green tea and melon flavors.  i really like how the flavors blended together and i could imagine myself indulging in this during a hot day.  the mint added an additional “freshness” zing.  i just wish that i could also get this over ice rather than ice blended.

they have also started offering macarons.  they offer 5 sets which include two flavors in each set.  a set costs php 165.00.  the flavors are vanilla & coffee, orange & raspberry, lemon & earl grey, chocolate & passion fruit and salted caramel.  i got the orange & raspberry set.

hand crafted macarons

hand crafted macarons

sweet little things

sweet little things

orange x raspberry set

orange x raspberry set

i was a little bit disappointed with the size.  i was not able to take a comparison picture but each macaron is smaller than a 5-peso coin.  so pricewise, you are not getting what you paid for.  my officemates even thought that it was a toy/keychain.  and also after biting into it, the macaron crumbles.  but flavorwise, it was good.  i liked the fruit flavors infused in the filling of the macaron.  on any other day, i would still go to bar dolci for my macaron fix.

macarons up close

macarons up close

mcdonald’s: black forest coke mcfloat

this month, mcdonald’s also released a new line for their dreamy decadence desserts: tiramisu coke mcfloat, black forest coke mcfloat, sans rival mcflurry, cookie butter mcflurry (albeit this was released before) and mango mcdip.

after my bout with tonsilitis, i got the black forest coke mcfloat.  the website’s description:

go for something richer with the Black Forest Coke McFloat, a party in your mouth with every spoonful of hot fudge and cherry-flavored topping.

i liked the cherry flavor in the float since it gives a little different zing to it.  coming to the end of the drink though, i wasn’t able to detect the taste of the cherry anymore.  perhaps i would like this better as a sundae, rather than as a float.

 

i am now curious to try the other flavors which have come out. 🙂

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