Ihop’s Cupcake Pancakes ūüėć

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If you haven’t tried Ihop’s limited time cupcake pancakes, you’re missing out. Inspired by bakery-themed sweets, this item is part of a trio of treats, including a cinnamon swirl brioche French toast and red velvet crepes. I have yet to try the other two, but the cupcake pancake features a cake-flavored batter, sprinkles and a sprinkled frosting, that is surprisingly appropriately sweet for both children and adults.

I highly recommend the combo featuring eggs, bacon and sausage (in my case, turkey bacon and sausage) with the red potato hash versus the hash browns. These are cubed potatoes with onions and peppers. Translation, a party on a plate.

Cupcake Pancake Yumfactor: 4 tongues. Addicting and fun.

Red Potato Hash Yumfactor: 4 tongues and a taste bud. A great alternative if you’re not into hash browns like me.

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Must Try Foods: Super Target’s Limited Time S’mores Cupcake.

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S’mores perfection, but bite sized.

In honor of summer (which is nearly done) ¬†Target has released their delicious s’mores cupcakes. I have been meaning to do a blog on these delights a few months ago, but was to busy cramming my face with these to blog about them. ūüėÄ These mini desserts are made with a chocolate cake base and a divide of marshmallow creme icing, and chocolate icing. To top it all off you also receive a dash of crumbled graham crackers to add texture, and the authenticity of the classic s’mores flavor.

I have to say I have enjoyed snacking on these because I love s’mores. The marshmallow icing is delicious, and I can’t resist these. Another benefit is the size as you can control how many calories you intake and control the amount of sugar you consume. The serving size is 3 mini cupcakes, which total out to 330 calories, individually ¬†110 per cupcake. If you are watching your sugar, or trying to practice self-discipline while you snack on sweets, you may like the portion control. As for the rest of us who gobble up things without regards to self-discipline, 3 may not suffice! These are delicious, and the¬†flavors¬†are a fun, well balanced treat perfect not only for summer, but for the entire year. Too bad they won’t be¬†available¬†for that long!

You get 12 in a pack for $2.50 or $2.99. Yes, I know it’s pretty bad I can’t remember the price, and I cannot find my receipt at the moment :-/ Either way, try them if you can. You won’t be sorry, unless sugar scares you.

S’mores cupcake Yumfactor:¬†4 tongues and a taste bud. It’s just really good. Only thing is, they may go fast if you love them as much as I do. And I don’t even share these.

Must Try Junk Food: Raspberry Cheesecake Cookies

Another limited edition product! Subway has added a new cookie to their line of cookies,but for a short time only! Their raspberry cheesecake cookie has been my¬†favorite¬†new indulgence cookie wise as the buttery cookie brims with tangy raspberry and sweet….white chocolate chips? Yeah,¬†apparently, Subway thinks they¬†can just rename the white chocolate chips as cheesecake chips, as people just shrug it off, but I know the difference, Subway. *Mojo-Jojo evil glare*

I hate to break it to you, but the cheesecake chips= white chocolate. *gasps*

For starters, the cookie is a whopping $.50, the perfect amount of money to try it, and if it doesn’t taste good, you didn’t go broke in being adventurous. ¬†(I find that to be a plus. Anyone else with me, here?) Biting into it, one will notice the chewy texture, and the golden buttery taste of the cookie, and then boom… tart raspberry flavor¬†bite and smooth white chocolate, ( or cheesecake for the politically correct). ¬†These two flavors meld wonderfully to create a fancy, and pleasant¬†mouthful¬†of nom.

ProsРDifferent= exciting, $.50, raspberry in a cookie!!!

Cons– Knowing the difference between cheesecake flavor and white¬†chocolate flavor, and then feeling swindled as Subway tries to get you to think they are both the same. ¬†And they are not, Subway. They are not. It’s limited time. *tear-sniff combo*

Raspberry Cheesecake Cookie Yumfactor– 4.5 out of 5.

International Delights Cinnabon Coffee Creamer Review

{UPDATE/ Possiblly¬†TMI}-Hi everyone! I apologize for a slight delay in my postings! Here I return with *another* coffee creamer review! I promise I’ll switch it up nest time. I’m actually contemplating including another copycat recipe, and then a produce review (of a non coffee product) and a health tip.

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Int’l Delights Cinnabon¬†Creamer¬†Yumfactor-¬†2.5 tongues¬†(3 out of 5 stars) (Coupon link below.)

In their inclusion of new¬† flavors such as Chai Latte, and their Coffee House varieties, International Delights decided to ante up the fun by including 2 new limited edition creamers:Almond Joy (in which I have reviewed ina previous post:¬†please click link below¬†to read) and Cinnabon¬†Creamer. As a fan of variety and all things new, I decided to give both a shot. I’ll have to start¬†by saying that I’d prefer the Almond Joy to the Cinnabon, but there’s more.

Yummy Cinnabonness, slathered in oooey-gooey nomnom.

The¬†flavor description promises to include spicy cinnamon and tangy-sweet cream cheese, which are both highly detected in the tastebuds¬†upon sipping.¬† Int’l¬†Delights does a good job to replicating the cinnamon bun taste, as I have previously¬†tasted Coffee Mate’s Cinnamon Bun creamer(which only tasted like cinnamon. No icing was detected.) Inl’t¬†delights has done a great job in being detail oriented in terms of taste, considering that their¬†audience would actually want a creamer that tasted authentically cinnaboney.

Although I liked their replication of the bun, I wouldn’t buy it again, because the inclusion¬†of a cream cheese undertone in my coffee is just plain weird. I even considered that it would be when I was considering¬†purchasing it, but I figured the cream cheese icing flavor would be obsolete. It’s not extremely strong, but the flavor does make its presence known. Probably a better Fall/Winter Creamer¬†versus a summer flavor¬†the warm cinnamon tastes¬†like Autumn on my tongue, but it’s summer,so my mouth gets a little confused.You may, however,enjoy this flavor yourself, but¬†my tastebuds, have moved on. One thing that I think makes it taste better is adding a teaspoon¬†on French Vanilla/Sweet Italian Cream Coffee Creamer¬†to tone down the cheesiness. You may like this if you have more than 1 creamer in your fridge at a time. ūüôā I have included a link for a printable coupon below. Hope it works!

Pros- Authentic Cinnabon taste, cream cheese and all. Spicy cinnamon goodness as opposed to your traditional sweet creamers. New!

Cons- Cream Cheese in my coffee is kind of awkward. *Better with the addition of a teaspoon of any Vanilla based creamer.

Where’d I buy this? Wal-Mart. I believe it was about $1.58-ish? There is a coupon on their website on the left bottom part of the screen. They will ask you to log in/register (lame) but if you have a facebook profile, you can use that.

Coupon Link: https://idregistration.icmodus.com/default.aspx?bhcp=1

Almond Joy Creamer Review: https://thetalkingspoon.wordpress.com/2011/02/28/coffee-creamer-review-new-international-delights-almond-joy/…)

Magic Shell “Cupcake” Review

  

Cupcake Magic Shell With Vanilla Ice Cream

*Disclaimer: I love the vanilla flavor and when I refer to it being boring, that is a mockery of the whole “vanilla is boring” rubbish you hear some people say.¬†

Smuckers¬†has released a line of Magic Shell ice cream (hard shell syrup) condiments for ice cream¬†in¬†a wide array of flavors ranging from chocolate to¬†s’mores, cherry to reece’s peanut butter chocolate¬†and newly, cupcake.¬†¬†Gasps!¬†(both in excitement but later for air¬†when I tried it,) Since I¬†love cupcakes for their cute factor¬†and their deliciousness¬†along with their ability to make me feel young again, I had to give this a try.¬† Mind you, I had read reviews of the¬†condiment before to view opinions both good and bad stating how sweet this item was, but also how good it is.¬† Having vanilla ice cream, I figured buying this would boost it’s self-esteem¬†of being wrongfully misunderstood as boring and too predictable to more fun..besides sprinkles make everything better,right?

WRONG! This new flavor is wonderful if you like the taste of a melted, dried¬† butter topping with pretty sprinkles. The bottle is a pleasant vanilla cream color which makes¬†the imagination soar¬†of conceptions of cupcakey¬†goodness, and your mouth may water a little. After it is shaken¬†for approximately 20 seconds and the foil seal is ripped¬†off, you get a whiff of the creamy frosting inspired scent that may hurt your teeth if sensitive to sugary foods (and I’m a sweet tooth by the way).¬† It goes on very liquidy¬†when poured on ice cream, but promises to freeze in seconds, creating a hard enough shell to be cracked¬†with a spoon.

Humph! Well, Mr. turtle, I must say that I slightly resent you for lying to me because the consistency matches that¬†of a melted Barbie¬†thigh. That’s right no crunchy shell here, just plastic. May also be a wee bit sweet for you if you are over the age of 6. So,why do I keep on giving this a try? Oh that’s right.¬† I hate throwing things away.

Pros: The Sprinkles. Don’t sprinkles add excitement¬†to anything? Not expensive ~$2.29 at Publix.¬†

Cons: Everything¬†else. This is a great¬†product to give to someone you don’t like very much. ūüôā¬†

Magic Shell Cupcake Yumfactor: 2 out of 5 tongues (and a taste bud if used in very small portions). 

*Photo collage made by me using original photos.