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Livin’ Off Convenient Stores – Wawa

March 19, 2013
Wawa, Philadelphia PA
Premium Honey Smoked Turkey w/ Scrambled Eggs Breakfast Hoagie
Sausage, Egg & Cheese Pancake Sizzli
Rainbow Cookie
Mozzarella Sticks
Sweet Cream Cheese Stuffed Pretzel
Red Velvet Muffin
BBQ Roast Pork Hoagie
Cookies & Cream Donut
Iced Chocolate Caramel Latte

ImageThere are just those days that Wawa is my go to place for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and snacks, of course. This was just one of those days.

ImageThe Premium Honey Smoked Turkey w/ Scrambled Eggs Breakfast Hoagie was actually great. It was also National Poultry Day so turkey fit the bill. The eggs were hot and fluffy. The turkey was slightly sweet and thinly sliced. The roll was toasted and crispy on the outside. I had a little trouble finding the cheese but otherwise, it was a good breakfast hoagie – more expensive than food trucks but I liked the eggs a lot more.Image

The Sausage, Egg & Cheese Pancake Sizzli was okay. I find it odd to have actual pancakes with no syrup as a breakfast sandwich but it was lightly sweet and nice. The sausage patty was a little dry but had good flavour, as did the cheese. I just was not a fan of the preformed egg omelet.

The Rainbow Cookie had a lot of chocolate candies, making it so colourful. I loved the crisp that a regular chocolate chip or chunk cookie that just has melted chocolate. I liked the lightly sweetened cookie dough but it was a little over-baked, neither crispy nor gooey. I prefer the latter.

The Mozzarella Sticks had a nice thin batter on the outside with very stringy, chewy mozzarella inside. I loved the chewiness of the cheese and I could pull it so long without it at all breaking. I was disappointed that if I wanted marinara sauce, I had to pay for it.Image

The Sweet Cream Cheese Stuffed Pretzel was chewy with a crisp exterior. The inside was filled with delicious sweet cream cheese. It was a nice balance between the sweet filling and the salt on the pretzel. I wished there was more of the cheese filling inside. I love the light sweetness of it.Image

The Red Velvet Muffin was so red that it was food colour overdose. The muffin was moist and dense with a crisp top. Inside was filled with sweet cream that was a little too buttery. The muffin was good though, compared to some smaller independent cafes.Image

The limited-time BBQ Roast Pork Hoagie was overloaded with Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce. The sauce was great on the hot roast pork. The pork was juicy and decently tender. The BBQ sauce covered up the provolone cheese, though, and all the juices made half the bread somewhat soggy.Image

The Cookies & Cream Donut was actually good. I liked the cookie crumble with the frosting, and especially the cookies and cream filling. It was not too sweet but not greasy either. The doughnut was also fresh since it was still early in the day.Image

ImageFor National Chocolate Caramel Day and American Chocolate Week, I tried the Iced Chocolate Caramel Latte. It was decent, just milky enough and had the tastes of chocolate and caramel, although it was not very sweet. I liked how the ice is crushed ice so not large cubes. The whip cream with chocolate drizzle did not add much but it was refreshing.

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Tangy and Sweet – Kiwi Yogurt

March 1, 2013
Kiwi Yogurt, Philadelphia PA
Sweet n Salty (Sea Salt Caramel Pretzel w/ Pretzels, Ghirardelli Chocolate Chips, and Hershey’s Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup)
Green Apple Sorbet

Pomegranate Raspberry Sorbet
Peach-Mango Tart
Toppings: Kiwi, Strawberries, Blueberries, Mango Boba, and Yogurt Chips

ImageI love promotions, especially when they coincide with your plan to visit the place to begin with. That was how I found myself at Kiwi Yogurt yet again, and this time with two bowls in front of me.

The first was a Kiwi Kreation called Sweet n Salty, made with Sea Salt Caramel Pretzel yogurt and swirled Pretzels, Ghirardelli Chocolate Chips, and Hershey’s Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup. I love the sea salt caramel pretzel yogurt as it was sweet but still had that salty undertone, adding a whole different layer of flavor. The pretzels and chocolate chips added some crunch.

My next bowl was a mix of Green Apple Sorbet, Pomegranate Raspberry Sorbet, and Peach-Mango Tart yogurt, all topped with Kiwi, Strawberries, Blueberries, Mango Boba, and Yogurt Chips. The green apple was really sour but very light and refreshing. The pomegranate raspberry had a similar sorbImageet texture but was not as sour. It was very pink, though. Finally, the peach-mango flavour did not really match that of the two in the case of texture since it was not a sorbet. The fruits were quite refreshing.

Overall, Kiwi Yogurt always offers a good break from the tedious textbooks and online assignments. Their flours changes monthly, so next month, hear I come! 

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A Philly Tradition – Philly Pretzel Factory

ImageSeptember 22, 2012

Philly Pretzel Factory, Philadelphia PA
Traditional Real Pretzel

Any celebration in Philadelphia calls for soft pretzels. Students especially love these chewy, savory, and quite gigantic snacks.

The Traditional Real Pretzel from Philly Pretzel Factory is certainly the most typical and there were boxes full of them, all of which were consumed by hungry students in three hours. They were slightly hard on the outside but chewy and dense on the inside – the perfect food to give your jaw a workout. I loved the simplicity of the plain dough taste with the few salt bits on top. 

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