Monday, June 08, 2015

Anything Goes

It's anything goes with Dairy this month.

Kemps and Leinies

Daisy's and The Taste of Madison

Aunt Ginny and Kilwins

Friday, June 05, 2015

Donut Say No

I'm putting down my Earl Grey and donut to say, mmffgh slurp, Happy National Donut Day.
A little research (very little) traces the first Friday in June back to WWI and the Salvation Army.

Greenbush Sour Cream Old Fashioned tells us the fried sugar delight "involves Dutch immigrants, Russian exiles, French bakers, Irving Berlin, Clark Cable and a certain number of Native Americans."

Donut Day USA has a short video on the Salvation Army's donut connection and let's you look up donut hotspots in your neighborhood.

CNN reminds us not to confuse National Donut Day with National Doughnut Day in November.

The best donuts, sticky hands down, are from the Greenbush Bakery on Regent. They aren't doing anything special today, but I was told in a very what-the-hell-don't-you-know-how-freakin'-busy-we-are tone of voice that, "We can't keep them on the shelves." Click.

But I'm sure they do. I favor the coconut cake donut and their most popular, the Sour Cream Old Fashioned.

Whether with tea, coffee, hot chocolate, milk, or straight up. Yum.

Tea Bag Guy From Freakfest

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Destructo Dog

One of Oliver's travel toys made an appearance post Frosty Paws Party and he was pretty protective of it.
Turns out he had good reason.
Tony the Tiger Travel Toy, we barely knew ya.

Monday, June 01, 2015

No Paw Left Behind

The Dish Dogs had a Frosty Paws Party, but not everyone was there.
Long time Dish model, Roscoe, was out of the office and when he got back there was a whole lotta lickin' going on.
Roscoe and Vixen used to eat Frosty Paws while we feasted on Babcock Dairy Store ice-cream.
June is dairy month, so a two paw ice cream review coming soon.

Roscoe, the big baby, wants me to hold the cup for him
Meanwhile, here's a Dairy Store link
Babcock's Current Featured Flavors:
Bec-key Lime Pie
Banana Peanut Butter
Salted Caramel Toffee 
Orange Sherbet (orange sherbet?)

Oliver lets Roscoe know how he feels

Sassy Girl likes a little privacy and no competition

Mr. French and his Frosty Paws face

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Frosty Paws

Bobby Boy strikes a pose

The Dish Dogs thought it was their turn for a review so we got some Frosty Paws. They chose Peanut Butter Flavor. See ingredients at the end of the post.

Quick, she's not looking

Me? Just folding up your bag

Wrong end, Little Rat

Bob digs in, then scoops from the side

Save some for who?


Most of them would eat a bug so it's no surprise they love these.

Ingredients: Water, whey, soy flour, peanut butter syrup (peanuts, corn oil, salt), coconut oil, dried whey product, whey protein, soy lecithin, polysorbate 60, calcium carbonate, choline chloride, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, manganese sulfate, microcyrstalline cellulose, magnesium oxide, silicon dioxide, mono and diglycerides, vitamin A supplement, vitamin E supplement, cellulose gum, niacin supplement, copper sulfate, polysorbate 80, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin D3 supplement, natural flavor, vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

No Soup For You

Roscoe, Sassy Girl & Little Rat

Just a reminder that none of my furry friends, rather furry canine friends, sample the sweets unless they sneak a fleck off someone's lips.
Roscoe here may stick his nose in something only to lick it off later. I see you, devil dog.
They're a wily group, but they get size appropriate dog treats.
All of them love Frosty Paws, especially in the summer, so I'll be doing a little photo shoot later this week with Little Rat and the persnickety Mr. French,

Never give your dog anything on this list

•Bread dough
Grapes and Raisins
•Macadamia Nuts
Moldy Foods
•Onion and Garlic
Xylitol – Found in Sugar Free Gum or Sugar Free Baked Goods

List from Foods That Are Hazardous to Dogs by the ASPCA

Monday, May 25, 2015

Boxed Munch

Mr. French, Phil2 & Little Rat
MunchPak is a snack service that delivers a variety of munchies from around the world. Think the last shot of Mad Men.
Your box-o-nosh may include a Cadbury Bubbly or a bag of Filipino mock pork cracklings. You can add an American preference, but might not get Polish Coffee Dream Candy with Coffee Filling. Insert joke here.

I found the website and concept a little confusing so I broke it down.

•Pick a 5, 10 or 20 piece box for $10, $20, or $40 dollars
•The chosen assortment may be a little weird unless you're a snack aficionado, so scroll down to customize categories if you'd like. You're still going to get a surprise mix
•Choose a delivery schedule: Weekly, bimonthly, or monthly
•There's a one time gift option which I suppose you could gift to yourself
•Customize (or don't) your Pak with preferences such as sweet, sour, gummy, seafood (Grilled Seaweed anyone?)
•Checkout (using Bitcoin if you'd like)

Dish taste testers thought the idea was pretty funny, like that fruit of the month club on Raymond.  ("He's got us in some kind of cult!")
The MunchPak reminds me of care packages we got at school, and seems like an especially entertaining gift for the high and dry college student.

Phil2 is holding one of my favorites, Haribo Happy Cherries. They smell great, all fresh gummy-sour. I also loved the jingle cookies from Turkey. One of the taste testers didn't care for the light yet stalwart biscuit with chocolate cream filling, but loved the Korean Cola Candy.
I'm sucking on one right now. It tastes fizzy without the fizz, like a hard candy Bottle Cap with more kick.

No one went for the Sriracha Peas. No one except me. I'm a wasabi pea fan, so.  I became quite attached to the Cosmos something in Korean I can't find anywhere. It's described as a shelled shaped snack with peanut cream and tastes like something glazed and sesame.

Spin the international nibble wheel or for an extra buck delete foreign or add American snacks as a preference–why do they allow you to do both? There is no chocolate customization option, yet there is one for meat.