You did it! The weekend has arrived, which can only mean one thing: Time to treat yo’self! Lucky for you, we have a hodgepodge of goodies, both edible and sippable, to kick off your Friday the right way. From ice cream and candy bar milk to canned sake and plantain chips, there is something for everyone from our Chub Chub Chowdown segment on the Taylor Strecker Show. Scroll down to get our official thoughts!
Twix and Snickers Milk
We really thought these were going to be amazing, but they both just tasted like chocolate milk to us. In fact, we may even prefer Hershey’s syrup or…wait for it…a powdered variety like Nesquik or Ovaltine. That being said, those who enjoy the sugary milk at the end of their cereal bowl will be in for a treat. These just weren’t for us. We’d rather eat our candy bars and leave the sipping to alcohol.
We appreciate the concept of sake on the go, but weren’t too thrilled with the flavor profile. It’s a bit more tangy than other cold sakes (which are a bit smoother). This may be appealing to some folks, especially if you want something quick and portable for a picnic in the park, but it’s not something we’d rush to put in our shopping carts. The package design is amazing, though. We love how Morimoto appears from within the glass jar. Try it out and let us know what you think!
We appreciate the overall vision of this brand and their commitment to quality ingredients. While the plantain chips were just okay, we really dug the jackfruit with turmeric and ginger. It may just take a bit for sensitive eaters to get used to the unfamiliar texture. Think of it as a weird dried fruit or tender, sweet beef jerky. There’s nothing to freak out about!
Holy moly. This crumb cake is absurd in the best way possible. We could seriously eat it by the pound. The topping is particularly delicious because you can actually taste spices like cinnamon and cloves, without them being overpowering. What’s also great is that you can easily freeze the product and thaw it when hunger strikes. Dear dreams: I’d like to introduce you to your newest subject.
I am a HUGE fan of the raspberry/lemon flavor profile, which is why this new Ben & Jerry’s sorbet was totally up my alley. In fact, I’d actually prefer that it have more of a tart flavor than what’s found in the lemonade swirl and sugar bites. Sean was obsessed with the texture, while it was a bit too sour for Taylor’s liking. You clearly can’t please everyone, but I was 100 percent here for it.
Good on Jack Link’s for getting in on the no-sugar jerky game. This was definitely delicious, but we’re not sure why black pepper isn’t listed under the ingredients—these guys are coated with it! And for someone who may be very sensitive to spice, these will take them by surprise. We did like them, though, so hooray for finding a new airport snack.
I’m not sure why Taylor and Sean have an aversion to shortbread, but I can’t find anything wrong with a butter, sugar, and flour cookie. We appreciated the fact that these treats were individually wrapped, but were a bit bored with the dark chocolate frosting on top. It definitely needed more sea salt, though we think these would be a perfect addition to a fancy tea party. They’re easily dunkable and neutral enough to pair with any kind of tea.