Topic: Treat of the Week

Treat of the Week: Trader Joe’s Speculoos Cookie Butter

Trader Joe's Speculoos Cookie Butter

Team MJ is omnomnomming over Trader Joe’s Speculoos Cookie Butter, which is what gingerbread cookies would taste like if they were crushed and creamed into a smooth buttery spread. In fact, this is what it says on the bottle: “A deliciously unusual spread reminiscent of gingerbread and made with crushed biscuits.”

Trader Joe's Speculoos Cookie Butter

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Treat of the Week: Madagascar Vanilla Bean Ice-Cream (Mad Mark’s)

The verdict: Not very subtle for a vanilla ice-cream, but sometimes if a flavor is yummy, you just want it to jump up at you. This ice-cream is creamy and although vanilla is an old favorite, this kind of vanilla is rather exotic-tasting.

If you still don’t have that much of a sugar high afterward, check out Mad Mark’s other ice-cream flavors.

Treat of the Week: Blueberry and Cream Waffle from Red Mango

Blueberry and Cream Waffle from Red Mango

The verdict: More of a snack than a meal. The waffles are light and nicely crunchy. The blueberry is the standard canned preserve, not so bad if you’re in the mood for it. There’s an option to have it topped with yogurt but we prefer it on the side, so the waffles don’t get soggy.

Treat of the Week (mother and daughter edition): Welch’s grape juice, toast, cereal

A Team MJ mom and daughter (Carmina and Yanna) were invited by the nice people at Welch’s to drink more grape juice together. Carmina and Yanna love juice, and this is one of their joint juice sessions. 🙂

Breakfast: Wheat raisin toast and grape juice (with ice and water) for mom. Cereal, mandarin oranges, and grape juice (with water, in sippy cup) for daughter.

Treat of the Week: Banana Hazelnut Crepe from Tokyo Café

Treat of the Week: Banana Hazelnut Crepe

The verdict: A delightfully sweet treat that brings together some of our favorite comfort foods: ice-cream, chocolate-hazelnut spread and chocolate — all spread over a nice yummy crepe and banana slices, and topped with whipped cream.

Treat of the Week: Oreo Puffs from Grillery

Oreo Puffs - Grillery

The verdict: A savory twist on a sweet treat. We eat our Oreo cookies in different ways — straight up, dunked in milk, crumbled in ice cream — but Grillery offers you this classic cookie dipped in batter, fried up and drizzled with chocolate syrup.

Treat of the Week: Crispy Suman at Latik from Romulo

Treat of the Week: Crispy Suman at Latik

The verdict: A twist on a familiar snack.

Treat of the Week: Marshmallow Mocha from Subspace Coffee House

Marshmallow Mocha from Subspace Coffeehouse

The verdict: It perks you up like a coffee yet is sweet enough to have as a nice treat when taking a break from the holiday shopping and traffic madness.

Treat of the Week: Lava Cake from Subspace Coffee House

Treat of the Week: Lava Cake from Subspace Coffeehouse

he verdict: Chocolatey and decadent. It’s so rich, it’s difficult for just one person to finish off, so share it with someone you like. The cake is heated up before a (cute) barista serves it to you, so the chocolate “lava” filling will be quite warm.

Treat of the Week: Lemon Meringue Cupcake from Frostings

Lemon Meringue Cupcake from Frostings

The verdict: Sweet and tart, great with coffee, and satisfying even when you factor in the inflated prices of cupcakes recently. Spend: P45.