i have been eating a lot of sweets lately. here are my “firsts” for april. 🙂
mcdonald’s: sans rival mcflurry
this is part of the dreamy decadence desserts the the fastfood has launched for summer. i am just not sure if it is real sans rival cake that they mix into the ice cream, but every spoonful definitely tastes like one. all of the creamy butter flavor plus the vanilla ice cream is a winner. hubby orders this everytime we go for drive-thru.
krispy kreme: the colors of summer doughnuts
for a limited time this summer, krispy kreme launched the colors of summer donuts which include the lemon, raspberry and blueberry summer flavors.
lemon summer doughnut – lemon flavored vanilla icing with leaf-green, lemon-yellow and sky-blue swirls
raspberry summer doughnut – raspberry flavored vanilla icing with christmas-red, baker’s rose and burgundy wine swirls
blueberry summer doughnut – blueberry flavored vanilla icing with sky-blue, violet and christmas-red swirls
the doughnuts with their colors are really nice to look at. the fruity flavor had a good contrast with the sweetness of the vanilla icing. my son liked the raspberry doughnut (though he took a bite in all of our doughnuts), while i prefer the blueberry one.
this variant of spam has been making it’s rounds on social media feeds that is why when i saw it at the grocery, i just had to buy one so that we could taste what the buzz is about.
from the spam website:
Continuing to expand on the global brand, an exciting new flavor- SPAM® Tocino is now exclusively available in the Philippine market. Traditionally served with rice and eggs, Tocino is a sweetened cured pork dish with Spanish influence and will also be available for purchase on SPAM.com
we cooked it the usual way we cook spam, which is fried until it is slightly well done and a little bit crispy. 🙂 it is a sweeter version of the spam that we have been used to, but the sweetness is very subtle unlike what we have in our tocino. this can be an alternative to your usual rice pairings, or if you are a lover of both spam and tocino, then this one is for you.
starbucks: caramel ribbon crunch and chocolate crepe cake
from the nomnomclub.com website:
the caramel ribbon crunch is a coffee-based blended beverage with generous layers of the new dark caramel sauce, whipped cream, caramel drizzle and topped with crunchy caramel sugar
the beverage was good, but it was a little too sweet for my taste. perhaps it is because of the amount of the caramel that is infused with the drink plus the additional ones at the topping. this is sort of like a sweeter caramel macchiato in frap form.
i like the chocolate crepe very much. it is layers of crepe and chocolate plus cocoa powder on top. the good thing about it is, it is not too sweet. somewhat reminds me of dark chocolate flavor. the bad thing about it is, it is not too sweet – hence the tendency to eat more.
sebastian’s: mango fruitsicle and vanilla brownie bar
sebastian’s has always been one of my favorite stores when it comes to artisanal ice creams. i love their unique flavors. this summer, they are launching a new line of fruitsicles and ala mode bars. new flavors are to be released weekly.
eating the mango fruitsicle was like eating a frozen ripe mango. it is sweet and creamy and chunks of mango are embedded within the bar. it is very refreshing.
vanilla brownie ala mode: chocolate cake topped with vanilla ice cream, dipped in vanilla white chocolate then in dark chocolate, with cake sprinkles.
if you love cake and ice cream, and chocolate, then this is the bar for you. it is a perfect blend of vanilla and chocolate flavors. i like the vanilla ice cream from sebastian’s as it doesn’t take artificial like most of the commercial brands.. it also helps that the chocolate is not too sweet.
more to come this summer! 🙂