These fall into the “Oh, man! You’ve gotta try these!” Category:
First of all, if you’ve never tried the Ferrero Rocher candies, go to the top of your To Do list and write Buy Ferrero Rocher Candy at the very, very top and write Find a quiet place to eat them just below it. They’re elegantly delicious – see, they’re so good, I had to come up with a phrase just for them. Rerrero Rocher is my daughter Emily’s favorite cand, hands down and mouth open. With every gift we ever give her, we tie a three pack of Rerrero Rocher on the bag or box. Once I gave her a really hot purse and filled it with Ferrero Rocher candies. I also like to surprise her every now and then by having a few sitting on the desk in her room when she gets home from school or work.
I have to admit, when I can get to them first, I love these candies just as much. Emily’s favorites are the original and the Ferrero Rondnoir Dark Chocolates. My favorites are the original and the Ferrero Raffaello Almond Coconut candies – are you kidding me< almond and coconut together. With one of these candies in my mouth and one in my hand, I'm in a whole other place. I also love the showmanship of Ferrero Rocher candies! They're like the supermodels of candy - all decked out in their designer clothes. Like supermodels know there's something that separates them from other models, Ferrero Rocher knows there's something that separates them from other candies. They know it, they show it. Work it, Ferrero Rocher!
Second of all, if you have a Panera Bread within reach – let’s say, within 399 miles of your home (that’s reasonable, right?), you have got to try their Iced Green Tea. It’s not what you’d expect – it’s absolutely heavenly and, I dare say, a little addictive. I’ve driven out of my way
twice, five times, ten times, countless times for it, alone.
My taste buds first came into contact with it about a month ago (and, yes, I’m all ready up to countless – I’m just that good) when my husband came home with a little left in his cup. He said, “You have to try this…” When I asked what the green, iced liquid was – he told me it was Iced Green Tea. Basically, the only Green Tea I’m familiar with is the Green Tea Frap from Starbucks that I get, like, three times a week – with whipped cream on top and Raspberry syrup drizzled over it. Even though this green tea didn’t have the same presentation going for it, I took a drink. It was love.
A little detective work revealed that Panera Bread uses Republic of Tea. I remembered that one of our local bookstores, Books-a-Million, carries these teas in their Joe Mugs coffee shop. So, I made my way to the store, had a Coconut frap for good measure, and bought a few of the Republic of Tea Green Teas to try. My favorite was the one pictured above, Kiwi Pear. Deliciously refreshing and refreshingly delicious. If you go to the Republic of Tea’s web site (just click the link), you’ll find lots of other teas as well as the Kiwi Pear Green Tea. You should also look around the site and read about the benefits of tea – green tea as well as the new Queen of teas, White Tea.
Did you know that white tea is actually considered healthier than green tea? White tea has 10 times more antioxidants than vitamin E and 20 times more than vitamin C?
Something else I learned about white tea – when making it, the water should be just short of boiling and the tea bags should steep for only 30 to 60 seconds.
To purchase Ferrero Rocher…..
Ferrero Rocher 48 count gift box