Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Lotsus's Biscoff Biscuit

So these cookies are, well let us just say they're fucking awesome! You want a biscuit with your tea? Coffee? Blood? Milk? Look no further this biscuit is for you! Eaten on their own they are still very delicious, they almost seem to fall to pieces in your mouth. They have this brown sugar cinnamon taste that is to die for! However the the real magic happens when you dip them into some deliciously cold or warm beverage!

They soak up the liquid quite quickly so it's best not let it stew too long. Even a very quick 2-3 second dunk seems to be plenty to make them deliciously soft. They have this lovely consistency that makes you want to eat the whole package. In fact I have eaten one package a day of these cookies and this is a rather good sized package mind you. They're absolutely irresistible if you like cinnamon that is!

I am not a big biscuit/cookie person and I really don't know if there is much of a difference between the two. They do tend to both be dry and boring. Yet there are the few treasures out there and this is one of them! The best thing about these biscuits? They're versatile! Think I'm fucking lying? Well I'm sure as hell not!

See? You cannot deny a biscuit that will give you motherfucking cheesecake!
Now they DO sell these in America, if I could find it in Melfa, VA I'm fairly sure you can find it in your local Walmart at best. If you're living in Finland, so far I've only found the cookies at the Prisma. However, with these cookies you can easily make the spread so no worries!
(If you don't have access to Vegetable Shortening use Butter instead)

Peace Bitchlets!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Karl Fazer's Raspberry Yoghurt in Milk Chocolate

Apologies for not updating in a long while!
So recently I moved to Finland! Exciting right? Well with the move there have been many different things to try. Finland's most notable chocolate company is Karl Fazer, they've been producing chocolate in Finland since 1891 based out of central Helsinki. Despite their long running time they still seem to hold a high standard to their chocolate!

I actually spotted this little bar of chocolate in my local Siwa (convenience store chain), and decided to give it a try. Raspberry plus chocolate equal awesome normally. When you open the package you notice there are 5 or 6 little squares of chocolate each segregated by an indent. This makes for easy breaking and gives you quite the view of the yoghurt inside. Delicious yoghurt innards!

What I hadn't expected was how delicious this would turn out to be. The yoghurt filling is creamy and has a strong note of raspberries, but it's not just a raspberry essence, it's real raspberries! Points to Fazer for using dried fruit instead of going the cheap way of "flavorings". However it DOES have flavorings but it also seems to be kept to a minimum. Way too many chocolate companies take the cheap way out with just artificial flavorings.

What really gets me the most is reading just the ingredients list I see that they don't use a lot of preservatives. They keep their chocolate fairly organic if you will. I mean they do use some preservatives just not a whole list worth. This you can taste in the chocolate, not only that you can feel it in the smooth consistency of both the chocolate and yoghurt. This became a fast favorite of mine and I am typically not a fan of milk chocolates, though it seems like the Finns, Fazer has absolutely captured my heart!

If you are a fan of raspberries and chocolate try to snag a bar, I promise you won't regret it! Even if you must import it or bug a Finnish friend to get it!

Rating: A+

Peace, Bitchlets!

Friday, August 30, 2013

M & M's White Chocolate Candy Corn

I'm not usually one to like candy corn on any level, I think it has a hideous taste and if I do eat it it's those pumpkin shaped ones, don't ask me why! Though I saw these at Wal-Mart about 2 weeks ago and I swore I had to try them! I mean, white chocolate candy corn? Fucking hell someone was on heroine when they concocted this shit up!

So I grabbed me a bag and before I had even left the store I had the bag ripped open and shoved myself nose first. You could easily smell the white chocolate but no noticeable candy corn scent; confused I took one out, they're quite thick nothing like a standard M&M at all.  So after examining the candy like it was going to bite me (I'm positive it was planning on it) I popped it in my mouth and was VERY surprised. 

I swear it tastes more like butter cream frosting than candy corn at first, then I ate a couple more and it started to sorta taste of Candy Corn but mostly Frosting. Though that was fine for me! I hate candy corn, so it was great that the white chocolate flavoring meshed with the candy corn flavor to create this frosting type flavor. So it was definitely worth the money I paid for it, luckily I can't eat too many of them! They're quite rich, so if you see them at your local store give 'em a whirl! You can't go wrong with White Chocolate anyways!

Rating: A

Peace, Bitchlets!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Fazer's Tyrkish Peber

Alrighty, I can hear someone asking "the fuck is this?" I'll tell you it says Turkish Pepper, now you see the three flame icons on the front? Those stand for something!
3 - Hottest
2 - Strong
1 - Mild

I know this probably wasn't meant to be very spicy hot but that's kinda what I was expecting when I opened this up to try. They're definitely NOT spicy hot, I'll tell you that right now. In fact I was convinced, even though I was eating the hottest one I'd be like "HOLY FIREBALLS!" but unfortunately it wasn't all that spicy. That isn't to say it wasn't good! In fact, I really like these candies, yes they're Salmiakki flavored but it's a bit sweeter than I had thought it would be. You don't really taste the Salmiakki flavor until the end when you get to the powder in the middle.

While we're on the subject of this powder, that's where your Salmiakki flavor lies, and you really don't taste the pepper so much as you do the Salmiakki flavor with a peppery undertone. It's also not spicy so much as it is very strong in flavor, maybe that's what they meant by "hottest"? I'm not sure but I have absolutely eaten way hotter candies, some that'd peel paint! Though I still love these candies they're definitely delicious!

Would I recommend these to a friend? Yes! If they happened to like Licorice, even if they weren't keen on Salmiakki, the taste isn't overpowering like it is in the pastilles. So if you're in the mood to try something different and fun, give these a whirl!

Rating: B

Peace, Bitchlets!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Karl Fazer's Pear & Almond Dark Chocolate

I'll be the first to admit, so far as chocolate goes I'm a dark chocolate person through and through. I hate milk chocolate and don't even get me started on Hersey's chocolate! Though among the best chocolate I've tasted, and I've tasted many, Fazer and Lindt has been two of the best chocolates around. I was first introduced to Fazer chocolate on my visit to see a friend of mine in Finland. On the plain right to Helsinki I was offered a complimentary chocolate which was, you guessed it, Fazer brand chocolate. 

The experience always stuck with me and when he came to visit again he brought me 3 different bars of dark chocolate (much to my surprise). One of those bars was the strangest I'd ever heard of, Pear and Almond! I've seen many fruits paired with chocolate, the classics such as orange and strawberry; then some of the strange ones like mango and lemon. So when I saw this I was intrigued beyond compare, pear and almond!? It could either be a match made in heaven or nightmare in hell!

Upon taking my first bite of the chocolate I wasn't very impressed, that is not to say it wasn't good, it just didn't hit me right off. You could clearly taste the bits of pear and almond (yes there are REAL bits of both), but it was gentle and mixed with the slight bitterness of the dark chocolate it was a curious mix. 

That was until I tried it again, then I began to crave it and it didn't help that I happened to be drinking some rather delicious Finnish coffee as well and it tasted so good with it! Fucking hell Finland, STOP making me like things I didn't know existed, this is getting ridiculous now! So yeah I ended up eating a piece or two of it per day until it was gone...sadness. Though I must say the bars are HUGE fucking giant chocolate bars of DOOM! America, I beg of you, get rid of Hersey's chocolate and please bring over Fazer chocolate, I am begging here! Hersey's is shit!

So if you're inclined and/or you can get your hands on a bar of this delicious chocolate, do it! Then enjoy an interesting chocolate taste experience.

Rating: A++

Peace, Bitchlets!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Leaf Sisu Xylitol

Ah Licorice, will you ever stop amazing me? No? Alright, sounds good to me! Here we have another Licorice flavored oddity from the same country who brought the world Salmiakki. Though my first experience with Salmiakki was strained and probably a little more than confusing my first experience with this curious candy was much more positive!

Brought to me by the same guy who's piled on more Salmiakki stuff than I could shake a stick at (I have tried shaking a stick at it...it ate it), when inquired as to what I wanted him to bring with him I replied "Gifu". When he said "Sisu" I was like, "But the box says "Gifu"!" I never did understand how the box could CLEARLY say "Gifu" but really be "Sisu" I don't know! A mystery still indeed, still seriously...stop confusing me!

Anyways, when I first tried these it was a bit off putting, hey, I was young sue me! Though not entirely unpleasant, they were curious more than they were actually tasty. So when I visited Finland myself I found myself craving the strange candies, what the hell was going on? So at the airport I was inclined to buy a box for myself and I've come to associate it's delicious flavor with Finland as a whole. 

The flavor is definitely hard to describe, it's Licorice-y, while having a strange herb like spiciness toward the back there. It's really one of those flavors you don't find every day, the ones that really make you stand up and take notice, it's like a licorice mint, if such a thing really exists! The texture is very gummy, I believe the term is pastille, so they're a bit like...no candy here in America that is for fucking sure! The best thing about these candies is they're not too sweet, in fact, they're not really sweet at all! They taste nice, but there is no obvious sweetness to it, which is great for anyone who isn't a big sweets person!

Though I was warned against eating too much of these as there is Xylitol in it and apparently if you eat too much it's not healthy for you. So, try not to eat a whole box of these in one sitting, though I've never run the risk of that, I can only manage 2-3 in a days time myself. If I had to speak of one bad thing about these it'd be...uh...huh...is there a bad thing to speak of? No? OH WAIT! They don't fucking sell them locally! This is bullshit America, get better candy!

Well if you DO happen to find these online or have a friend who lives in Finland, try these! You'll really enjoy their strong, interesting flavor, if you're anything like me and don't like sweets that are super sweet these will definitely be up your alley! If you don't like 'em...well least you tried, life is all about the experiences, so enjoy it!

Rating: A

Peace, Bitchlets!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Roddenbery's Peanut Patch Cajun Style Boiled Peanuts

Once upon a time I use to despise the idea of boiled peanuts! I mean who ever thought of such a strange thing!? It just seemed completely weird to me although my parents were only a little more than enthusiastic about them, they'd constantly pester me to try these and I'd always vehemently decline!

That wasn't until a...fuck it, that wasn't until the boyfriend visited recently and we went to Moyock, NC; there they had a store which had a huge pot of these Cajun Style ones. While I wanted the BF to try them, as he's quite the fan of nuts, I was still unwilling to try them myself. Though when he suggested, poked, and prodded me, I finally caved and tried the fuckers! To my utter amazement they were actually quite good!

My mother had described them as being "Bean-like" I don't like beans, so that was one way to completely turn me off of them. Though I was happy to find out that they didn't taste like beans at all! They had a taste all their own and the sauce in which they had been boiled was just as delicious! Though they were pretty spicy, I was not disappointed in the slightest. The texture was the biggest selling point, slightly chewy and amazingly soft and succulent I was happy to find out that they were just as delicious as everyone had claimed.

If I had to really point out a vice of these little peanuts I'd have to say the mess is one part of it I could easily do without. You have to crack the shell in order to eat them, thus you have to deal with any trapped broth inside the shell which has a way of making a huge mess. I think that might be the only problem I have overall with these is the pure mess they make, though I feel more like that's part of the experience!

So if you're curious, like peanuts, and hot stuff do give these a try, for the most part you can sometimes find these in grocery stores like Wal-Mart so maybe see if your local one carries them!

Rating: B

Peace, Bitchlets