I’ll Tell You What I Want, What I Really Really Want (Hint: its chocolate)

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Matcha green tea flavoured Kit Kat bars have been on my radar for a very long time. I remember coming across a list of Japanese Kit Kat flavours during my early 20’s and wanting to try every single one of them, unfortunately I didn’t have any way of getting them. So I put that goal at the bottom of my list and continued on with my life.

Fast forward 10+ years to my mom casually mentioning that she saw some “green tea or something bars down at the Walmart” and about 20 minutes later they were mine.

As much as I wanted to rip one open and try it, I decided to wait a few weeks until Will got back from a school trip. I’ve never met a person who loves chocolate more than Will and felt it was almost mean to try it without him. Meanwhile, he had already spotted them a few days ago in Alberta and tried one, but forgot to mention it. The nerve. Anyway, A few weeks passed, Will was back and I finally got to cross a flavour off my list.

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I’m a big fan of matcha so I figured I’d enjoy this bar and I was mostly right. While I did find it to be a lot sweeter than I expected, it was still very good. It didn’t have that sort of bitter taste you get with actual matcha, it was more like a sweetened creamy green tea latte. Will noted that they weren’t quiet as earthy tasting as he had hoped, he thinks matcha tastes like dirt and grass, but in a good way. I love the muted pastel green color of the chocolate and you still get that crispy wafer on the inside like a standard milk chocolate Kit Kat.

 

Overall I’m not nearly as obsessed with this bar as I originally thought I would be. I’m not going to go out of my way to get one, but I wouldn’t say no to one either. As for what flavour I’d like to try next, purple sweet potato or sakura strawberry sound pretty good.

 

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One Day at a Time

I’ve switched provinces twice since my last post. Our time in British Columbia came to an end just as summer was beginning. Will finished up his second semester of the art therapy program and we promptly packed up what little we had in our tiny apartment and headed back east.

 

After a very difficult (and expensive) year we decided that life in Nelson wasn’t working for us and so Will made the choice to continue his program as a distance student. We spent the summer in Quebec working our usual seasonal jobs and in September we packed up again and made our way back to Newfoundland. There was a lot of uncertainty about moving back to the island at first but as things started falling into place we knew it was the right thing to do.

Being home again has had it’s ups and downs. A lot has changed and sometimes I feel like I don’t belong here anymore. I’m sure I’ve changed as well. I experienced a lot of new things in B.C (both good and bad) and my time there certainly left it’s mark on me. St. John’s feels familiar and comforting, which is something I desperately needed after my year away, but it doesn’t exactly feel like home anymore. I live here, but I’m not truly living here, if that makes sense. Will finishes school in a few months and I’m hoping once we settle down and start doing regular life stuff that feeling will fade. I haven’t been able to settle in and get comfortable anywhere in the last 5 years, we’ve always been on the move. Putting down some roots here will be a welcomed change.

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Right now we’re trying to take things slowly. I’ve taken some time off work to deal with a health problem and focus on my art and Will is busy writing his thesis. I’m not entirely sure what the future holds so I’m doing my best to focus on the present and enjoy everything around me.

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