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Trader Joe’s Vanilla Eclairs, reviewed

Trader Joe's Vanilla Eclairs, reviewed

Eclairs are a treat well worth making if you have a little bit of time to spend in the kitchen. The pastries have a crisp choux exterior and are filled with vanilla pastry cream, then topped with fondant or chocolate ganache. The multi-component dessert is wonderful when it is at its best, though the components are simple. Like many multi-component desserts, however, we’re always looking ... Read More »

Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino, reviewed

Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino, reviewed

If you have Instagram, Facebook or any other social media platform, you definitely know how popular unicorn-related items are at the moment. Unicorn items don’t necessarily have the mythical horses plastered all over them, but are inspired by the colors, glitter and sparkle that have come to be associated with them. Think Lisa Frank products from the late 80s/early 90s. Almost every item you can ... Read More »

Tested: The Ice Cream for Breakfast Experiment

Tested: Ice Cream for Breakfast

A couple of months ago, I read a few articles about a research study that indicated that eating ice cream for breakfast could make you smarter. You might have read the stories, too, as they were all over Facebook (and other social sources) for a couple of days at the end of last year. I also saw a couple of articles that pointed out that ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Coffeecello, reviewed

Trader Joe's Coffeecello, reviewed

Trader Joe’s sells some limoncello – a wonderful Italian lemon liqueur that I use often in recipes - that is not only delicious, but an outstanding value compared to other brands. On a recent trip, I noticed that they had a Coffeecello parked on the shelf next to it, packaged in a similar bottle. Coffeecello is a similarly produce liqueur that is made by infusing espresso-roast ... Read More »

Miyoko’s Cultured Vegan Butter, reviewed

Miyoko's Cultured Vegan Butter

The last time I was in Trader Joe’s, a product in the dairy section jumped out at me: Miyoko’s Creamery Cultured Vegan Butter. Cultured butter is made by adding live bacteria to cream before churning it into butter. Culturing gives the butter a rich tanginess to it that really sets it apart from regular butter (aka sweet cream butter). This cultured vegan butter is produced in ... Read More »

Oreo Eggs, reviewed

Oreo Eggs, reviewed

A few months ago, I learned that Cadbury was selling Oreo creme-filled chocolate eggs in Canada. Some early pictures made it look as though the cookies n’ cream creme filling would be soft, much like that of a Cadbury creme egg, though pictures of the product in stores showed a firmer center. Oreo fans in the US began to clamor for a taste of this ... Read More »

Vanilla Cupcake M&Ms, reviewed

Vanilla Cupcake M&Ms, reviewed

M&Ms have been sharing seasonal colors and flavors for much longer than some brands, but they’re starting to get a lot more creative with the seasonal flavors that they’re packing up for us. One of their most recent launches is vanilla cupcake-flavored candy, an addition to their spring lineup this year. The Vanilla Cupcake M&Ms have a white chocolate center and come in pastel pink, ... Read More »

Girl Scouts Caramel Crunch & Thin Mint Cereals, reviewed

Girl Scouts Caramel Crunch & Thin Mint Cereals, reviewed

When General Mills announced that they would be releasing some Girl Scout cookie-themed cereals in a partnership with the Girl Scouts of America, cookie fans got excited because it sounded like a license to eat cookies for breakfast. The cereals were announced last fall, but I’ve only started seeing them in stores very recently. I wasn’t able to get them in time for National Cereal ... Read More »

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