Food

Arlington, TX: Royal Tea

I love Boba/Bubble Tea.

It took me a few years to figure out which ones were “safe” and a few more years for me to be brave enough to venture into new flavors and combinations.

And through out the almost 2 years Bubba and I have been together we’ve tried a number of new places in our area, I think this is the 6th one. And now I haven’t written about all of them — though I probably should.

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Unfortunately I don’t have a photo of the menu but I came across this place while looking for Boba in a lightbulb, like the kinds you see all over Instagram from LA. And it turns out this place has a selection of Snow Ice and Eggette Sundae’s as well! I’ve never tried an Eggette but have always wanted to and I’ve tried Snow Ice about 3 times when I lived in NorCal but I don’t really remember much of it. Just that it was soft and refreshing.

I saw this place had a special Boba flavor and special heart shaped as well as pink colored Boba and Jellies for Valentine’s Day. The special flavor was a type of Rose and last time I tried that it turned out to taste more like perfume so I skipped it; instead I opted for the Strawberry Mango Lime Refresher with the heart shaped Jelly.

Bubba got his usual go to — Coconut Smoothie which is always so freakin refreshing no matter where we get it from. I just wish there was a jelly or something that would go well with it.

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It’s hard to see, but there really were heart shaped Jellies in my drink! They didn’t have any particular flavor and after the drink was almost finished they were harder to suck up through the straw. I ended up having to rip open the top part and scoop them out.

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This place also had a number of snacks that I’m really looking forward to trying! I got the Coconut Shrimp this time and it was amaaaazing! I don’t remember how much these were but they were much less than what you’d pay at a steakhouse, that’s for sure! And they were just as, if not better.

Looking forward to the next time we get to pop by here to try more of their snacks and drinks! There’s also a cute Ramen shop it’s attached to though I don’t remember the name now, but I’m also looking forward to trying that place out as well!

Royal Tea

4654 S Cooper St
Ste 340
Arlington, TX 76017
Instagram; @royaltea_usa

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Food, Review

Candy Review; Cherry Lovers Fruit Chews

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I literally thought these were jelly beans when I picked them up… even though they’re MUCH bigger than your average jelly bean and they’re heart shaped.

The thing that got me was that they’re made with REAL Cherry Juice! Also I’m a sucker for basically anything cherry flavored.

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There’s a ton of different flavors listed on the back and it’s sort of hard to tell which is which because at least 3 of them look exactly the same!

I know for a fact I’ve had Cherry Vanilla, Cherry Cola, Chocolate Cherry, and Wild Cherry. It does have the tart flavor of what real cherry juice would taste like and some of them have distinct tastes but the 3 plain reds that look alike sort of start to blend in together. Chocolate Cherry is not good at all. I don’t know how to explain it besides not good lol. Cherry Cola is probably my favorite one of the ones I’ve tried so far. Hunting down the other flavors is kind of hard because they start to all blend in together after awhile.

This was a fun thing to try and it does taste good but I’m not like in love with it or anything which I thought I would be!

Also, I sort of wish I had painted my nails prior to taking these photos lol, oh well!

What’s your favorite Valentine’s Day candy?

Food, Review

Candy Review; White Cheesecake M&M’s

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These I actually found last year (2017) and never got the chance to review them — I really hate when that happens.

M&M’s along with Oreo and Lay’s have been all over the let’s see what fucked up flavors we can create next! Hype train it seems like over the last few years. At first I was LIVING for these over the top crazy flavors but now… everything is kind of just starting to taste the same *insert shrugging emoji here*.

And that’s what sort of happened in this case!

When it comes to M&M’s there’s only so much flavor you can pack into a tiny dot of chocolate covered in very very delicate and light candy shell. Well I mean there’s A LOT you can pack into there (Cadbury Eggs anyone?) but it seems when it comes to M&M’s, it sort of just falls short.

Majority of their seasonal flavors I admit don’t even taste like what they’re suppose to taste like. It’s like you get this light hint but most of the time you’re still punched with the usual milk chocolate flavor.

White Cheesecake on the inside was white, so that’s a good start. But it didn’t at all taste like cheesecake. It tasted creamy and sweet but it to me just tasted like a slightly sweeter version of white chocolate. Which there’s nothing wrong with that — if you like white chocolate. But even as a person who loves white chocolate throwing a handful in your mouth to ‘see what happens’ isn’t a good idea. It’s like this artificial sweet overload!

While these pretty colored candies are fun to photograph, they weren’t that fun to eat.

Food, Recap

Weekly Recap; Jan 21st – Jan 27th

OHMYFUCKINGOD.

I SWEAR.

WHOEVER FUCKIN LIVES UPSTAIRS DOESN’T KNOW HOW TO FUCKIN WALK. Like WHY. WHY DO YOU WALK SO DAMN LOUD. DO YOU NOT HEAR YOURSELF STOMPING AROUND?!? And if they’re not stomping around they’re walking around in heels. AT FUCKIN MIDNIGHT TO 2AM. Not to mention they DROP SHIT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT that sounds like it’s going to break my fuckin ceiling. WHAT IN GODS NAME DO PEOPLE DO TO BE SO FUCKIN LOUD.

I’m literally blasting music to drown it out right now because I’m just not in the damn mood.

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Recap 2017; Top 7 Favorite Food Finds

I thought writing this entry would be easy… but as I was (endlessly) scrolling through my photos of food of 2017 I realized… this isn’t going to be as easy as I thought.

In my mind 2017 was divided between the last bit of my life in Florida and the beginning bit of my life in Texas; through Ubereats I discovered a lot of food I fell in love with before I left Florida and through DoorDash and adventures with Bubba there’s a lot of food I discovered in Texas. But I tried to narrow it down to the foods I would go back to. So while this isn’t a complete list of foods I found to be my favs this is a list of foods I loved enough to buy more than twice.

Let’s start with what I discovered in Florida:

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Food

Fort Worth, TX: Sushi Nikko

On a trip to Kohls I couldn’t decide what to eat and saw a Sushi place listed somewhere in the plaza we were in and suddenly, I wanted Sushi.

So we set out to find this Sushi Nikko place!

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We started with the “Summer Meets Winter” roll which had a lot of really good stuff in it and was topped off with Coconut shavings. Here’s the actual description:

Crab Meat, Eel inside, Mango, Avocado, Coconut Sprinkle on Top

And it was goooood! I don’t know what that sauce on it was but it was a nice balance for all the different flavors going on in the roll.

I had debated between getting Udon on a Bento Box and ended up getting the Teriyaki Beef Bento Box in the end and I absolutely regret nothing!

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The Gyoza’s were PERFECT! I’m so sad I only got two and the Ginger Dressing on the salad was so satisfying! It’s crazy — I typically don’t like Ginger, at all. But I love love love Ginger Dressing at Sushi places! Everything about this plate was just amazing. I loved it all!

I’m glad my boyfriend enjoyed it as well since Sushi isn’t his first choice when it comes to finding a place to eat lol. I hope to go back and try the Udon next!

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Snack; Dragon’s Breath

I don’t remember where I came across Dragon’s Breath from — but I’m gonna assume Instagram as that’s where I come across 90% of my food discoveries. As far as I know though there were only primarily places in SoCal to get this (as it seems like that’s suddenly the hub for getting the newest types of snacks, lucky them!) so when I saw a kiosk at the mall here selling them on Black Friday I didn’t waste much time picking one up.

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It was actually really hard to snap a photo of the smoke coming off of it! And sadly that effect didn’t last too long.

They’re dumped into I believe Nitrogen and flash frozen. So touching one is like touching a frozen pole, stuff like that freaks me out so I used the pokey stick. My boyfriend however didn’t care too much and just started popping them in his mouth.

The crunch to them was kinda painful in that “tooth freeze” kind of way but you did blow out smoke as you bit down on it. It was a cool effect even if you couldn’t yourself see yourself do it. And even if it was just for a short time.

The taste overall for this snack however I didn’t care too much for… I thought they were cereal balls and my boyfriend said they were Cheetos. I think I read somewhere they ARE Cheetos of some sort… despite the bright colors? Strange.

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(Also strange, I’m listening to relaxing sounds on YouTube right now that claim to rid you of headaches and anxiety and my headache is slowly fading, uhm has this practice always been a thing?!)

It was a pretty fun experience but not something I’d make a habit of doing. But glad I could cross it off my foodie bucket list!

Have you ever or ever wanted to try Dragon’s Breath?