This last Christmas, one of my favorite gifts came from Tanisha (friend from post above for reference). I was sitting at work one day and got an email stating that someone has purchased several meals for me through Love with Food, so I would receive a box of different food items to try once a month for 3 months! I forwarded the email to Tanisha saying, Are you Serious??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? I think it looked just like that.
I had no idea that things like this existed but it was a really good gift! And not only that, but you should check out the website; it’s a charity. For every meal purchased, they donate a meal to a hungry child. On top of all my joy and excitement at receiving delicious food items, it is that much more increased knowing that someone is benefiting from it in a very meaningful way.
Well this definitely seemed blog-worthy. I received my January shipment recently and thought I’d share it with you (in words, can’t share the food sadly)! Here is the box it came in.
It was so exciting receiving it in the mail! What comes inside is a complete surprise. They do provide a small menu of the items.
Exciting, right? All kinds of good looking snacks. I also laid them out so you can see each item.
My favorite item: the Turbana Plantain Chips – these things were so good. They market them as a healthy alternative to potato chips and they were right, I think I enjoyed them more.
Most eccentric item: The chuao firecracker chocolate. It was dark chocolate but combined with pop rocks. I don’t know if there were actually pop rocks in it but that was the feeling you got in your mouth while eating it. I think it was more nostalgic then anything, pop rocks were very exciting childhood candies…
And on that dessert kick, I want to share another food item with you that I recently experienced, the Fried Banana and Nutella Cheesecake at Mad Fox Brewery in Falls Church. If you did not already see the picture I posted on instagram or facebook, let me tell you: this dessert changed my life. It is the best dessert I’ve had in a long time. The outside was a fried tortilla, with cinnamon sugar; inside was the cheesecake with bananas and Nutella and it was hot! A friend (Mario Martinez) described it as an American sopaipilla. I concur.
It was as good as it looks, if not even better. Little did I know when we went to celebrate Tiffany Barran’s (Shout out to Tiffany) birthday that we would be experiencing so much good food. I expected decent pub food but this was so much more. IF anyone wants to go, let me know, I will go with you!!! So much more to try…
And in closing, let me leave you with this video, Ray Lamontagne’s Let It Be Me. This song is so good. What’s funny is that I always thought I wanted Ray Lamontagne’s Trouble to be my wedding song but I think this song may just come out on top; the man went up against himself and won.