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.

Pros– Different= 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.

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Thai Iced Tea: A Must Try Delicacy

Thai Iced Tea

  

Thai Iced Tea Yumfactor: 5 out of 5 tongues and a taste bud (I know the rating system stops at 5 but I could not resist!)

What Is Thai Iced Tea??

I love Thai cuisine for the mixture of complex spicy flavours and bold sweetness.  Often times, you will find curries, coconuts and other spices that enliven the exotic, beautiful cuisine. If you frequent Thai restaurants, you would have noticed the Thai Iced Tea (or simply Thai Tea) menu option, probably trying it on for size.  For those of you who do not know what this delicious drink is, it’s basically a mixture of  brewed black tea, sharp star anise, cinnamon, sugar and orange food coloring; Some recipes call for tamarind and other exotic items as well.  The tea is brewed and condensed milk or evaporated milk is added, along with ice yielding a deliciously adventurous and unforgettable beverage.

This drink is beautifully balanced in a sweet richness that is deliciously exotic and bold. The coloring is striking, and the contrast of the white milk poses as eye candy. Even though you may not enjoy the spicy and sweet combination, I highly recommend this product. Be warned, though this drink can be like a mojito! Hit or miss as some restaurants add too much water (obviously making them from pre made ingredients that add water and serve) or do not have enough sugar. Tin Drum is a restaurant that carries good Thai Iced Tea. You can also buy Thai Tea powder online. Here are the links I found: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&rlz=1T4GWYA_enUS315US315&q=buy+thai+tea&aq=f&aqi=g4g-m2&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

Thai Tea Ice Cream

Also, there are ice cream recipes that use Thai Tea. Not only is the color vibrant, but I am almost positive the dish is amazing as well. Click the photo for the link.