I have been on prep for a long time and have kept sugar at bay. Cupcakes, candy, ice cream and the like have been basically been out of my reach for some time.
Cupcakes were high on my list for right after the show. My birthday was one week before the NPC Victory Classic, so I wasn’t able to celebrate. Sugar was out until after the show. However, I did take the celebratory cupcakes with me for show weekend. There was no way that I was going to Charlotte without them.
They were as good as I remembered them to be. I mean, why wouldn’t sugar and cream cheese frosting be delicious? Seriously!
It is so freakin’ amazing that Cupcake Downsouth had a special treat on my last day of free eats.
I walked over to their Columbia store to meet one of my coworkers to enjoy their free samples. Free cupcakes, cake shakes (milkshake) and cake quakes (cupcake ice cream sandwich) samples.
There was no way that I was going there without a full sized cupcake though. Let’s not be crazy now. After trying the Limon Blu, I had to have one of those. The Limon Blu is a fresh vanilla cake with blueberries baked in, topped with a whirl of sweet lemon cream cheese icing dotted with sprinkles and crowned with a lemon candy
Ice cream slices
Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is delicious.
I remember going to their Vermont factory as a middle school student. We got to sample so many different flavors. My favorite was mint chocolate chip. I have come to like others including American Dream and Non-Dairy Chunky Monkey.
Heavenly Hershey’s bar
Have you tried this new bar? Have you tasted the Hershey’s Gold peanuts and pretzels bar? It’s heavens delight that I can inhale it in .5 nanoseconds. OK, maybe not that fast but before I am out of the grocery store parking lot.
It is described as caramelized creme meets with peanuts and pretzels in this crunchy creme bar. I’d say it’s a blend of salty, sweet and everything that should be in a chocolate bar. I need to buy boxes of these just in case Hershey’s decides to pull them from the shelves. Up until I tried this bar, I thought Almond M&M’s were my chocolate of choice. Wrong answer now that I have tried these.
That’s a wrap. See ya sugar.
The sweets were good but it’s time to get things back on track. I will hit the stage one more time this summer and I need to do whatever it takes to be tighter than I have ever been.
The sugar will be left on the store shelves and in the bakery for now. It’s back to eating well and drinking all the water.
What are your favorite sweet treats?