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My First Oatcake – Starbucks

on January 26, 2013

December 31, 2012
Starbucks, Honolulu HI
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Starbucks Hawaii Oat Cake
Zucchini Walnut Muffin
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12-12-31 - Starbucks Hawaii Oatcake - Starbucks

Before heading for another round of frozen yogurt after shopping while Dad stayed back at the hotel to do some work, Mom and I dropped by Starbucks to see if there was any specials. There was, and I got them, as well as a Hawaii gift card!

The Starbucks Hawaii Oat Cake was scrumptious. It was dense and filled with lots of oats and berries. It was like a lighter, oat-ier version of the traditional Chinese pastry called tanghuoshao (糖火烧). It was dense and rather old-school. It was not visually appealing in any sense but very tasty, with great ingredients hastily assembled and baked. My first oatcake and it was good.12-12-31 - Zucchini Walnut Muffin - Starbucks

The Zucchini Walnut Muffin, though not a Hawaiian special, was hard to find in the Starbucks in Washington and Philadelphia. I have never seen it anywhere although it was always on the online menu. It was a very light, non-sweet muffin, thanks to the zucchini. It had a pale olive green tone that was not exactly appetizing but tasted fresh and light. The walnuts added a nice crunch.

Finally, Mom appeared to think the muffin was okay. Thanks, Starbucks. It is always great to find some regional specialties; in North America, there are only so many special options to choose from.

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