Online grocery shopping is generally supposed to reduce impulse buying, right? We’ve been doing weekly grocery pickup for nearly two years…so, how do you explain these??
I am a sucker for Star Wars-themed foods. I’ve bought SW soup, SW mac and cheese, SW Jell-O…I guess in retrospect it’s not such a surprise that I bought the SW ice cream sandwiches.
I love that they are labeled as “great for birthdays,” as if this would be useful marketing when you are already in the store holding the box. Then again, it would be totally awesome to have a birthday party with Millennium Falcon ice cream sandwiches.
I also love that they are labeled “light” ice cream, which just seems to mean that the first ingredient is skim milk rather than full-fat milk or cream.
But the real questions…how are they??
I think they did a pretty good job on the design! They even got the sensor dish and the cockpit!
And I thought they were pretty tasty, too. I’m not sure why they went with vanilla sandwiches, especially when the Falcon is greyish, but I thought it was good. But then, I’m one of those people that likes vanilla Frostys, which according to my husband are not even real Frostys.
What crazy things have you guys been buying online while you are stuck at home?
Maybe it’s a bit weird to be discussing ice cream in November, but I am obsessed with these at any time of year.
Mochi ice cream is a Japanese treat that I have been familiar with for many years. It is a small portion of ice cream covered by mochi, which is a dough made from glutinous rice. Though mochi itself is not sweet, it is part of many desserts, such as daifuku, which is mochi stuffed with a sweet filling, like red bean paste or strawberries.
But I’ve always had to look for these desserts at Asian import stores. When I discovered that I was able to buy mochi ice cream from my local grocery store with the rest of my weekly supplies, my mind was blown!
Japanese desserts are never quite as super-sweet as American ones, and the flavors are unique. I have tried the mango, green tea, double chocolate, strawberry, and chocolate sundae flavors and they were all good. I did not enjoy the green tea flavor as much, because I do not like green tea. But I felt obliged to try it because it is such a traditional Japanese flavor.
I am particularly obsessed with the strawberry flavor. These are currently my favorite dessert! They are also conveniently sized to be 110 calories per piece. I love having them in the freezer so I can eat one in the evening for just a little something sweet. Itadakimasu!
In the Allihies area we stopped for a picnic lunch to enjoy the beautiful countryside views (as seen in a previous Photo Challenge). The only thing that could make it even better was trying a new kind of European candy bar that we don’t have in the States: the Cadbury Double Decker.
I have a huge sweet tooth, so I love trying new candies, and this one was quite good. I also tried a Nestle Aero and of course had some Kinder chocolate, which I was already familiar with from my time at university in Spain.
Being serious for a minute, the War Boys’ chrome mouth spray from the movie is obviously ritualistic, practically religious in nature. But I also wondered if it contained some kind of stimulant, too? It’s just the biologist in me. What do you guys think? Either way, it was a really cool aspect of Fury Road.