Archive | May 2013

I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream!!

My hubby and I went for a drive up to Jackson’s Point (north of us), last long weekend, where we picnicked and took in the beautiful scenery 🙂 For dessert we wanted ice cream, so we stopped at the Maple Leaf Dairy Bar Ice Cream Parlour!! Open since 1965, they have a large selection of ice cream flavours, as well as frozen yogurt made with fresh fruit. They even sell handmade butter tarts in a number of flavours too…omnomnom. BUT, we were only there for the ice cream this time!!

I opted to have a scoop of Mighty Moose (vanilla ice cream, with a ribbon of caramel and mini peanut butter cups!!), and a scoop of Maple Walnut on a waffle cone. I usually don’t get a waffle cone, but they were out of the regular, so who am I to say no 🙂 It cost about $5 for the double scoop, which is expensive to me, but MY GOD was it ever nummy!! How can you go wrong with mini peanut butter cups though right? A single scoop is about $3.25 or $3.75 (can’t remember!), which is a decent price considering other ice cream places charge the same or more. PLUS, they give you 2 scoops of the same flavour for that price, which makes up for it!! So, if you’re ever up in the Jackson’s Point area, and you’re craving ice cream – make sure you stop at the bright pink Maple Leaf Dairy Bar Ice Cream Parlour (946 Lake Drive, Jackson’s Point ON  L0E 1L0)

Bon Appetit Everyone 🙂

Something About Caramel, In Drinks, Are Always Hit Or Miss With Me…

Last week Starbucks had a promo going on, where frappuccinos were half price from 3-5pm daily. I got all excited to give the Caramel Ribbon Crunch frapp a try, as it was new, and I’d never had it before. So, my hubby and I both got one, and I was sadly disappointed. Something about the caramel flavouring, just didn’t sit well on my palette. Mind you I am finicky when it comes to caramel, though recently introduced to salted caramel flavouring, and love the taste of it. Anyway, I ended up finishing it, but will never buy that particular flavour again. The next time they have this promo, I’ll give their Chocolate Cookie Crumble Frappuccino a go, as I do love chocolate!!

Bon Appetit Everyone 🙂

Krispy Kreme Key Lime Donuts…YUM!!

This month’s Krispy Kreme donut, is key lime flavoured!! So, we just HAD to try them, as it’s one of my favourite flavours 🙂 The first one we tried, was the Key Lime Cheesecake. This was the best out of the 2 by far. It had a key lime flavoured custard, on the inside, with cheesecake crust crumbles on top.

The second one we tried, was the Key Lime Cake donut. This one we didn’t like as much. I for one, barely tasted any key lime flavour from the dipped side, and the whipped cream did nothing for me. So, if I were get one again, it would definitely be the Key Lime Cheesecake donut. But, to each their own right? If you want to find out how good they are, make sure you stop by a Krispy Kreme location near you, before May is over!!

Bon Appetit Everyone 🙂

Green Apple Bubble Tea…Not What It Seems?

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So, I tried one today for the first time, at Freshly Squeezed, and hated it. It was slushie style (not sure that was one of the reasons why), tasted way too sweet, and nothing like green apple. Was very disappointed…so much so, I asked for my trusty Pineapple, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Because I disliked it so much, I forgot to take a photo before handing it back LOL Anyone else have green apple, and enjoyed it? Let me know…I’d love to hear from you!!

Bon Appetit Everyone 🙂