Listening to: Death Cab for Cutie, Taylor Swift, The Weepies
Watching: 30 Rock
(Don't worry, this becomes important later. Nah, just kidding.)
Today is feast day apparently. I'm staying up late for this but it's worth it because I am having a stoner tea party for one! Today's spread consists of 6 items; a chocolate crepe snack, strawberry wafers, macarons, super special crackers with swiss, cheddar and smoked cheddar, Johnnie Walker scotch and cinnamon-vanilla tea. Nom nom nom is all I can say aboot that, eh?
First item I will eat is… hard to pick. Okay, I think I'll go for the crackers.
CRACKERS WITH CHEESE
These are actually special, super thin crackers that I got from Loblaws (Savoury Crisps by 34 Degrees) with a cute spirally design that essentially stand back and let the filling speak for itself and offer a few little improvements. I'm using cheddar, swiss and smoked cheddar inside the crackers, very thinly sliced in cracker sandwich format.
Mmmm, great chewy texture, the cheddar is just so nicely emphasized yet shrouded a bit by the cracker. I love how thin they are. Super tasty and a cute, pleasant-to-feel-in-your-mouth snack. Does that mean it has mouth feel? Fuck if I know.
Taste the smoke right away. It seems quite emphasized and perhaps also coloured by the cracker. Tastes like a roaring fireplace in the dead of winter. The texture of the smoked cheddar works really well with the thin, malleable, chewy cracker. Bam! is all I can say.
Mmm… So good. Swiss is so much lighter than the forceful smoked cheddar. To me, it tastes like stinky feet, but like a delicious stinky feet that you would eat. Yep, all of these cheeses taste phenomenal with these crackers. Can't get over how nice the texture of the cracker and cheese feels it my mouth. These crackers are truly a pleasure to eat. Sad that that's over, although that does mean I'm onto my fucking 3-course dessert because why not diabetes, right?
Got these from my local grocery store bakery. I love these so I'm guessing I will enjoy this. 3 flavours, which will be announced as I go. Also, that is what they were labeled as but the labels could be wrong.
Ultra amazing great! Texture hits me right away, super soft and easy to bite into. Definitely blueberry. Sugary, but that works for this dessert. Very flavourful as well.
Yup, definitely pistachio. They nailed the flavour. Absolutely delicious. Nice and creamy and sweet. My god these things are wonderful.
Either Pumpkin Spice or Creamsicle (both of those were orange):
It's a gamble. If it's Pumpkin Spice my crush likes me and if it's Creamsicle he doesn't. PUMPKIN SPICE! Oh wow, they did a good job. That is a perfect Halloween treat. Creamy again, the spices are there but not overpowering. Really good.
Yup, those taste both good and of strawberry. Great texture; that's half the reason you buy them right there. Although, they do have a bit of an artificial flavour, definitely overly sweet as well. They aren't as good as the other treats.
CHOCOLATE CREPE SNACK
Mmm… I warmed it up. Chocolatey, definitely tastes like crepe (pun not at all intended). The chocolate tastes very dark and rich. I personally would prefer more of a milk chocolate but it's good for what it is. I'm cold and the warmth of it is definitely making me feel cozy. Not too sweet. It's good, but not amazing.
Bottoms up. The sweet stuff from before definitely makes this taste sweet. I wonder what kind of pairings I could do with this. Very interesting flavour. Tastes way better high than sober for some reason. I think it tastes too gasoline-ish and bitter sober but high and after some sweets it tastes sweet and pleasant. It really warms me up inside - very toasty flavour. Oh, swishing it in my mouth is a recipe for burning of the mouth and bitter, gasoline taste. Yeah, I think I'll just sip without swishing. Well, one more swish just to make sure I didn't miss anything noteworthy beyond gasoline taste. Nah. Not a big fan of this scotch. I hope that isn't blasphemy in the scotch circles. I'm sure they consider me a troglodyte anyway so whatever.
Can't have a tea party without tea! It's herbal! It tastes kind of weird. I can pick up the cinnamon. Kind of a strange subtle cinnamon taste. Can taste the vanilla only slightly. It's mostly just watery. Not a huge fan of this. I steeped it a while so the weak flavour is not my fault. Yeah, this tea is meh.
So… 2 were amazing, 2 were okay and 2 were bad or meh. A full gamut of quality. Honestly I thought I'd love all of it so that's surprising. Ta-ta for now!
Next week we eat yellow snow and the little known orange snow.