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Review | Chameleon Peppermint Mocha Cold-Brew

At the risk of sounding opinionated, I must say that cold-brewed coffee is the best! So when I was Christmas shopping in Target, I had to snag up this Chameleon Peppermint Mocha Oat Milk Latte, even though I had no plans to buy edible products that day. (I also snagged some hot chocolate without milk in the ingredients, how rare!) Speaking of which, did I mention that This cold-brew is also non-dairy (vegan)?

Holiday flavors are so much fun. Chameleon also has a Pumpkin Spice Oat Milk Latte but that’s not what I wanted. But maybe it’s what I should have gotten. I’ll explain…

The texture of this Oat Milk Latte is creamy and smooth, just how it should be. And the texture is the best thing about it.

As for the flavor… well, I don’t have the biggest sweet tooth in the world but this was just not sweet at all, even for me.

At first taste, the word sour came to my mind. Yikes!

Coffee has a naturally bitter flavor profile anyway so it’s not that I don’t expect that flavor to come through. But come on- one of the best things about cold-brewed coffee is that the natural bitterness is cut down dramatically based on the preparation technique.

It’s like when I order a cold-brewed coffee at a drink shop and they give me an iced coffee instead. I can tell the difference.

Before I sound too harsh, you should know this about me – I’ve loved coffee since before I was in the double-digit age range. I still drink it a lot, too. It’s to the point that I have headaches if I sleep too late and don’t have a morning cup of coffee before my morning shower.

Coffee is my thing. It’s one of my favorite things in the world. I am meeting up with someone and I stop for coffee on the way, I’ll always offer to get that person a cup too, just in case they want some.

I really should cut back some, now that I think about it. Those headaches are NO JOKE and really suck.

Anyway, all that being said, next time I purchase Chameleon Oat Milk Lattes again, I’ll probably buy an additional non-dairy creamer to go with it. But, you can be 100% sure that I will finish this bottle within the next 24-28 hours. It’s 4 servings in the bottle so that’s not too excessive but it also reflects on this problem with all cold-brewed coffee in general.

As this article comes to a close, I hope I haven’t been too harsh on the Chameleon Peppermint Mocha. Perhaps the peppermint flavor is missing but THE CAFFIENE IS NOT MISSING.

9oz of this latte fueled this entire post. So, since the flavor is not my favorite, I do have respect for this drink for actually containing a hefty amount of caffeine.

THE BEST GRANOLA BARS EVER by KitchFIX

A common misconception: because I try a lot of new foods, I enjoy most of them.

Kitchen FIX vanilla sea salt granola bars! They look exactly like they do on the box!

That’s not true. There is usually something small that would make it better. Even Larabars fall prey to this.

These yummy granola bars are perfect in so many ways. First, there is a LOW amount of sugar. I love the hint of sweetness from the maple syrup.

Ingredients in KitchFix granola bars!

Just look at this natural ingredients. I am in love.

Another thing I love is the way these feel in my mouth. Sturdy, crunchy, tender.

The flavor is mild and amazing. Trust me on this, okay. I usually love a lot of seasoning and salt. These have amazing flavor. They taste like sunflower seeds primarily and my only gripe is that it tastes too much like sunflower seeds but it’s not overpowering. If anything, the sunflower seed flavor is there to ensure that I do not eat the whole box at once.

Thank you, KitchFIX. Don’t ever change your formula. I MEAN IT!

Poshi Marinated Artichokes Review

Ready to eat vegetables are a classy snack. You can have a fresh, moist vegetable with no chopping, no prep, no mess. Certain foods have an especially novelty angle to them too, like these Poshi artichokes.

According to the opinions of many, artichokes suck. They are more decorative then have substantial “meat” to them. They take a lot of work, but to what end? To be mixed with cheese and mayo into a dip?

I didn’t see the big deal about artichokes until I had some packaged by Poshi.

Poshi Marinated Artichokes

Turns out, artichokes are pretty flowers. They are tender and layers and I enjoyed eating them in the most trashy way possible (with my fingers!)

Yep, I really liked eating these flowers.

The marinated part is what I didn’t really care for. Maybe that’s because I am not a fan of vinegar as a flavor or sauce. I really don’t enjoy it. Seems like I actually enjoy vinegar less and less, with every taste of it. (I still like mustard though…?)

That’s not to say that these were too heavy with vinegar seasoning. BUT, the taste was there. So, next time, I’ll seek out another flavor of marinated artichokes.

As it stands, however, artichokes are really cool eating!