Sunday, April 30, 2017

Review: Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino

The Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino is a big deal because it gained popularity on social media and LITERALLY the day it was released all I saw on my Instagram was pictures of the Unicorn Frappuccino from every food blogger out there.

Of course I had to go to Starbucks and see what all of the excitement was about - and taste what a drink made with the 'finest unicorns' really tastes like!  I'm not joking since it was even on the sign at the local Starbucks - see?

So I get the drink in a tall size at Starbucks because I don't need anything larger than that, and WOAH - it truly took a few sips for me to figure out what the drink tasted like.

I also had a few other people taste the drink and let me know their thoughts.  Some people thought it tasted like cotton candy.  Others thought it tasted like fruity cereal milk.  I thought it tasted like bubble gum, but I can't stand the flavor of plain bubble gum.  It's kind of gross to me.

But really, this isn't something that you'd order normally when you go to Starbucks.  It's just there if you want to order something 'fun' and different.  Also, there's a ton of 'unicorn' beverages and food circulating menus right now, so Starbucks must have felt like they needed to jump on that bandwagon.

  • Only get specialty Starbucks drinks like the Unicorn Frappuccino if you want to take an Instagram photo.  It was a mix of bubble gum / fruity cereal milk, and not something I'd typically order to get my caffeine fix.  Too sweet and sugary isn't my thing at Starbucks.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Review: Walker Bros Apple Cinnamon Pancake

I don’t know about you, but I still can't get over HBO’s Big Little Lies finale from earlier this week.  And because I didn’t read the book, the ending was a total surprise (no spoilers, however if you haven’t watched this show you MUST – it’s only 7 episodes so it’s super easy to get through in a weekend)! 

I’m going to stick with my ‘best brunch around’ posts because I’ve had some amazing brunches recently and I’m not even a breakfast person.  I went to Walker Bros: The Original Pancake House in the Chicago suburbs for a birthday breakfast, and had to have their specialty – an Apple Cinnamon Pancake.  If you can make it to one of the Walker Bros. locations, you have to order this pancake.  If the picture doesn’t sell it in, I don’t know what will.

First of all, this pancake is ginormous, like the size of your head huge.  I made it less than halfway through the pancake, so not much damage (but it made for a perfect lunch at work that week).  The pancake is filled with soft cinnamon apple slices, and covered in a sugar and cinnamon glaze.  Be careful, the first few bites I took into the pancake were extremely hot from the baked apple slices inside the pancake, so watch your mouth.

They also have a take and bake option, so if you don’t have time to eat in at the restaurant, grab a frozen Apple Cinnamon Pancake to make at home!  Additionally, if you want to order this pancake at home even if you aren’t near Chicago, Walker Bros. has a form you can fill out on their Web site to get one shipped.  Good stuff!

  • ·        If you are into sweets and the flavor of apple, try the Baked Apple Pancake at Walker Brothers
  • ·        If you don’t have time to eat in at the restaurant, grab a pancake to take to go!