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.
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.
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.
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. 🙂