I’m sure you noticed it got quiet AGAIN, sorry for the frequent intermissions from regular programming. Apart from me focusing on some A1 Driving lessons I started yesterday (my tita’s place being the launchpad) I’ve suddenly been hit with a bad bout of indigestion since last night. I’m wishing with all my might this stomach spell will clear up by tonight before my 2nd lesson tomorrow. I threw up a total of 4x since yesterday and the feeling when I consume food is none other than that queasy feeling coupled with clammy hands and cold sweat. We’re suspecting the yummy Spanish cheese my Tita brought home from Barcelona last night might be the culprit combined with something I ate so for now I’m avoiding direct dairy foods. I napped through lunch earlier because the vomiting left me very tired then I managed to take some molo soup without it coming back up. This familiar jar of yum spread on some toast bread and some chamomile tea have also been keeping me filled without upsetting me. A lot of you have been bursting with praise about this online, so here are my thoughts.
A lot of people seem to be raving about this Trader Joe’s Speculoos Cookie Butter which comes in original smooth and a crunchy variant with rice krispies. So just thought I’d show off a bit and let people know I’ve tried some. Here’s the deal, I mentioned this already on Facebook and I don’t mean to be KJ or non-conformist okayy?!! Be aware I’ll jump on the bandwagon if I absolutely love something. I wasn’t WOWED by the Cookie Butter and it hasn’t fallen under the list of holy grail spreads for me. Like if a whole shelf appeared before me I probably wouldn’t grab 5, I’d only get 1. I do feel like there is a lot of online hype causing some (not all) people to say stuff like they’re addicted to it and all that, but judging from the flavor I think I know why. It’s simply creamy and not overly sweet, there’s that subtle gingerbread taste note that doesn’t overpower. The reason why I prefer this over Nutella is it completely reminds me of Lily’s Peanut Butter WITHOUT the peanuts and it isn’t as sweet. I’m one of those boring people who finds Nutella too sweet. You know how Lily’s peanut butter isn’t like regular peanut butter? There you go, TO ME (I repeat,n you don’t have to agree) it’s similar in taste to this Cookie Butter. In short, I like it but I was underwhelmed considering everything I’ve read and heard. Other people simply say, and they’re allowed to, that this doesn’t taste like anything you’ve ever tried in your entire life. I’ll be boringly moderate when I say that it did remind me a LOT of Lily’s Peanut butter, and I’m glad that it does without the peanut-ness. Just thought you guys might want a dose of real life and an HONEST review on something at the very least. Please yell “no to queasiness” for me and “healing in Jesus’ name!” so I can drive again tomorrow. I’m driving a manual vehicle by the way. This Cookie Butter used to be available on TasteCentral.com and DealGrocer released a promo for it last week but they were out of stock last I looked. If you can’t get it from there ask it as pasalubong from the US or find one of those local stockists who’ve begun importing this talk of the town spread.