Thursday, July 31, 2014

July 2014 random potluck snacks & drinks

July 31, 2014

Kirkland: Chicken wings - 2

J's comment > not bad; BBQs well, juicy if done right; slightly spicy

The Original Maui Ribs - 2

J's comment > not bad; very tender and flavorful upon grilling

Hormel, Spam: Luncheon Meat - 2

J's comment > spam sushi!!! but honestly, it's spam... avg meat (bottom of the barrel really) but it's just so tasty!! esp as spam sushi... mmmm...

Hormel, Spam Lite: Luncheon Meat - 2

J's comment > slightly drier than the original, the less fat factor definitely plays a role

Nongshim: Tonkotsu spicy noodle soup - 2

J's comment > got this as a sample @ H-Mart; definitely spicy; noodles a tad hard; your avg instant noodle soup flavors

Available @ H-Mart downtown

Nongshim products: www.eng.nongshim.com/product/product_list

Lacey's cookies - 2

J's comment > not bad; very chocolaty and crisp

Korean sweet corn ice bar - 2

J's comment > not bad; very corny (hahaha....) flavor w actual chunks of corn kernels inside a vanilla bar

Available @ H-Mart downtown

Breyers, Mrs. Fields: Chocolate and brownie w fudge - 2

J's comment > very cookie dough texture; chocolate flavor present as advertised, fudge not so much

Trader Joe's: Dark chocolate w raisins & pecans - 2

J's comment > not sweet nor bitter; didn't get much raisins though, bit of nuts but not particularly discernable

www.traderjoes.com

Kirkland: Greek yogurt - 2

J's comment > used as a substitute for sour cream but not really succeeding, avg greek yogurt; may I direct you to Olympic's Krema? An excellent healthy dessert when whipped w honey

Ercavio 2014 Tempranillo Roble - 2

J's comment > not bad; had some character

Yellow Tail: 2012 Shiraz Cabernet - 2

J's comment > avg house wine quality

Dageraad: Amber - 2

J's comment > not bad; smooth and deep, not too hoppy

Available @ Crosstown liquor store

www.dageraadbrewing.com

Dageraad: Blonde - 2

J's comment > not bad; slightly more hoppy than the amber but equally easy to drink

Available @ Crosstown liquor store

www.dageraadbrewing.com

33 Acres of Sunshine - 2

J's comment > not bad; not as hoppy as the 33 Acres of Ocean; easy to drink

available @ 33 Acres Brewery www.33acresbrewing.com/our-beers

Erdinger, Dunkel - 2

J's comment > not bad; not bitter nor hoppy

Sleeman: Honey Brown lager - 2

J's comment > not bad; not bitter nor hoppy, quite mellow actually

Innis Gunn: Lager - 2

Innis Gunn: Toasted Oak - 2

J's comment > not bad; neither were bitter nor hoppy

Mort Subite: Kriek (cherry) - 2

J's comment > very strong notes of cherry, definitely tastes like fermented cherries if that's your cup of tea

www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/654/5454

Suntory, Boss: Cafe au lait - 2

J's comment > Japanese style cold latte in a can; coffee flavor slightly stronger than the one below, but nevertheless milky; aftertaste sticks on tongue

Suntory, Boss: Espresso - 2

J's comment > definitely stronger coffee flavor than the cafe au lait above

Wonda: Morning Shot coffee - 2

J's comment > slightly more bitter than the Boss Espresso above

Wonda: Cafe au lait - 2

J's comment > another Japanese style cold latte in a can; coffee flavor present but this was more milky than the one above; aftertaste sticks on tongue

Labels: beer, coffee, drinks, groceries, potluck, snack

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