Kale Wrap / Sour Sweets

KALE WRAP
Finally.. they were one of the last coffeeshops, but Starbucks introduced a vegan meal. Or meal, something more than a hand full of nuts or a piece of dark chocolate. Starbucks is my favourite place to get tea. I drink my green tea with soy milk or, my latest discovery.. a Green tea Soy latte. If I wanted to eat something  I could choose between some little snacks, because all the sandwiches, wraps and cakes have meat, dairy or egg in them. A lot of other coffeeshops already offered vegan options, especially if we talk about PRET, they are king! Though Starbucks didn’t. Such a shame. But as the world is changing, Starbucks had to. And of course I had to try it. I didn’t have breakfast the morning I did and so it was kind of like a breakfast burrito. First of all, I think it looks good. The lettuce inside and the wrap itself are fresh and the overall taste is nice. It’s just a shame there is a lot of crap (sugar!) in them. But if you’re in a rush and you need to have something in your stomach, I think Starbucks did a good job with offering something tasty!  Let’s hope for more options in the future. Way to go!

SOUR SWEETS
I love love love sour sweeties. I know they’re not good for you, but very once in a while I have some. Sometimes until my tongue is literally open. I know.. it’s bad! It’s just so yummy. The sour the better. A while ago I discovered these Sour Snakes from Biona. BIona is one of my favourite brands. They just have a lot of good stuff. I took these to Rome and I was pleasantly surprised by the taste They’re sour (though it could of lasted a little longer) and the taste is nice. They’re obviously still not healthy, but I’m sure it’s at least better than the other ones. But just once in a while it should be fine. To take with you on a trip or like me.. when I’m on my period (serious cravings!).

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Black Chai / Berry Burst

img_3054BLACK CHAI
My favourite tea by farrrr is chai tea, because I have a real chai latte addiction. I can drink it all day long.. and sometimes I do. Only I rather keep it for in the evenings, as a treat. It’s even a bigger treat when my boyfriend makes it for me and he does that very often. He is not a tea drinker himself, but he even likes this chai latte too. Chai lattes, for me, are definitely little moments of happiness. Do you want to know how I make it? Check out the Foamy Chai recipe! I used all sorts of chai tea for my latte, but the best one so far is the ‘Black Chai’ from Yogi.  It has a very powerful taste and especially when you leave the tea bag in a little longer, before pouring the milk in, the taste is define. Did I mention yet that it’s organic tea? Well, it is! No nasty pesticides in your cup of love. I also really like the little quotes and messages on each tea bag, I find it very exciting to read what it says. Drinking a chai latte and reading a wise quote before bed time is a perfect combination!

img_6967BERRY BURST
As a vegan (or vegetarian) you can’t just pop any sweets in your mouth. A lot of sweets contain gelatine and if they don’t, then they often contain beeswax. Only sometimes you just really crave sweets isn’t it? I must admit that I don’t really have that a lot, but if I do I like to eat some of the Biona sweets. These Berry Burst sweets for example. They are not healthy or anything, but they’re vegan and they are organic though. Also, they are actually very tasty. Very fruity and a nice consistency. As they’re quite small, have a nice red-pink colour and are nicely shaped, they’re perfect to use for decorating ice cream or cakes.

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