Monday, July 3, 2017

Review: Jar Bar

So Jar Bar recently opened in Northbrook, IL, and I was primarily interested because they have cake in a jar.  Yes, you heard me right - cake - that's in a jar!  The reason it's so cool is they dye the cake - by layer - into different colors to stick with a 'theme.'  Like Pride for the month of June.  Or pink and green to celebrate 'watermelon,' the fruit of the summer.  Or red, white, and blue for the 4th of July!  See?

The cake is actually super moist between the layers of creamy frosting.  I actually have no complaints about the cake in the jar, it was much more moist and fresh than I had anticipated so that left me happy.  I will pay for novelty so even though the price was more than a traditional slice of cake, I'll take it to get the Insta.

But for real, this stuff tasted good.

However, if you are going to order breakfast, I would refrain from ordering an acai bowl.  As you've seen in earlier posts and photos, I tried acai bowls on a vacation at the end of last year and loved them ever since.  But the acai bowl I had, the Mermaid, while pretty, did not have any flavor at all.  My friend had an acai bowl that was supposed to have a shot of coffee in it, but we did not taste coffee or much flavor at all.  Don't let the pretty look of the bowl fool you:

So disappointing for such a pretty bowl!  Next time I come in, I want to try the oatmeal.  That's what I saw the locals eating.

  • Get the cake in a jar, but not an acai bowl.  Next time I'd try a different breakfast item if I need something more substantial than cake.

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