Sunday, August 31, 2014

August 2014 random potluck snacks & drinks

August 31, 2014

Haagen-Dazs: Vanilla almonds - 2

J's comment > not bad; creamy vanilla ice cream; crisp chocolate covering w slightly crunchy almond bits; rich, but not heavy; this confection melts fast though, so couldn't really take my time and enjoy it :(

Pink Spatula: Toasted Coconut marshmallows - 2

J's comment > not bad; light but present coconut flavor; loved the chewy but also firm and crisp texture of the coconut flakes on top; fav of the three tried; flavor doesn't differ that much when turning it into a s'more; my personal fav and the one PS declares is most popular on their website

Purchased @ the Shangri-La Urban Fare

Pink Spatula: Peanut Butter Ripple marshmallow - 2

J's comment > strong peanut butter flavor; each block of marshmallow broke apart really easily, PS definitely delivered on the 'ripple' factor here; flavor doesn't differ that much when turning it into a s'more; everybody else's fav (4 others)

Pink Spatula: Peach Raspberry marshmallow - 2

J's comment > really sweet! faint traces of the peach and raspberry flavor (but they were there) just buried underneath a lot of sugar; flavor doesn't differ that much when turning it into a s'more

Lay's: Bacon Poutine - 2

J's comment > liked the texture of the chip more than the flavor, but flavor was passable; strong bacon flavor w a dash of cheese

FYI, you can vote for your fav flavor @

Lay's Cinnamon Bun - 2

J's comment > again, liked this more for the texture of the chip; flavor of 'cinnamon bun' was more 'just' cinnamon than the actual cinnamon bun w the cream cheese frosting; not a fan of cinnamon but this was passable

Lay's Wavy Jalapeno Mac N' Cheese - 2

J's comment > not a bit fan of the wavy chips like this one, but flavor wise, definitely generated images of mac n cheese as advertised as I nibbled on these

Lay's Kettle Cooked Tzatziki - 2

J's comment > not a fan of the hardness that is signature of the Kettle Cooked chips and this was no exception; like the mac n' cheese though, despite the lack of an actual dip, the chip did indeed tasted strongly of the tzatziki sauce

Maxim's: Lotus seed paste w egg yolk moon cake - 2

J's comment > not bad; rich and heavy; egg yolk flavor present but could be a tad stronger; lotus seed paste on the creamy side

Cleary's: Pure maple sugar candies - 2

J's comment > waaay too sweet! Literally a chunk of maple sugar in the shape of a maple leaf! Very smooth & miniscule granules though, and almost creamy

Bacardi, Breezer: Peach Mango - 2

J's comment > not bad; light, alcohol flavor not too strong; more peach than mango flavor though

Palm Bay: Pineapple mandarin orange - 2

J's comment > very light, could not taste the alcohol at all

Bacardi, Breezer: Tropical Orange - 2

J's comment > same brand and model but what a difference in appeal! This cooler was like the Sunkist OJ but w really strong alcohol notes. Not sure why... the other Bacardi Breezer above wasn't as bad

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

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