Friday, February 20, 2015

Taste Test : Cadbury Creme Egg


The Cadbury Creme Egg is having a rough year. It just had a makeover, and it has not been well received to the masses. Even in its home country it is receiving harsh treatment.


Despite the negative attention this icon of my Easter candy has been receiving, I decided to take a taste test to see how much different is it really compared to what I remember. Is the “no” dairy milk chocolate really any different?

Answer:

Yes, it is significantly different. If you enjoy chocolate on a regular basis like myself and tasted an older version of a Cadbury Creme Egg, its newer sibling will not bring back distant memories.

Sadly, the infamous egg tastes as if it was made with less expensive ingredients, to be respectfully kind. Though it may appear the same, both, the chocolate and its filling does not taste the same.


What does it taste like? Palmer chocolate, that’s what. If you like Palmer chocolate, you will definitely like the new Cadbury Crème Egg. That may not be a bad thing to some people, but it is disappointing if you were expecting the same chocolate that you enjoyed for years.

Though I wanted to prove the media wrong on this one, the Cadbury Crème Egg is just not the same. Lets hope they will listen to its fans and return its chocolate back to where it belongs.

Monday, February 16, 2015

The Social Menu: Weekly Trending Foods in Social Media

Well, it was definitely quite a weekend: Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, the official beginning of Mardi Gras, record freezing weather, an entire plateful of activity. Two things to note:

1. Valentine’s Day. I thought I would see an overflow of different kinds of chocolate recipes, tacky flower arrangements, and super sugary cocktails. What did I see instead?  Blood Oranges!




  

2. Tired of the typical Mardi Gras cake? Try some King Cake Fortune Cookies or King Cake Donuts. They definitely appear to make this coming week a little more appetizing…



Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Experimenting Novice: “Healthy” Oatmeal Cookies


As an effort to try to eat healthier in recent weeks, I have been experimenting with several ideas, especially since I crave sugar almost every day.

I found an oatmeal cookie recipe that has no sugar, butter, flour, oil, or carbs but has simply fruit, oatmeal, chocolate chips. It must have gone viral because I saw it on various social media outlets online. Even my landlord even asked me about it.

I never really attempted to do these fad diets such as no carbs, Paleo, South Beach, you name it. However, given I have been trying to improve my diet in recent weeks, I thought I would give these a try.

Result? They are very much like a fruit bar in many ways. In all honesty, these cookies did not taste satisfying right out of the oven. Definitely enjoy them after they cool if you decide to eat these alone, allowing the flavors sink into one another.


If you look to pair these cookies with something a little more “normal", I would definitely try them with vanilla ice cream. Heat the cookies, crumble them and you have a warm fruit crumble a la mode!