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Turkish Delight

So I was pursuing the local Publix (Where Shopping is a Pleasure), when I decided to take a left turn down the “ethnic” isle. At the British section I grab some tea biscuits (to have with my English Breakfast Tea) and I came across a new and exotic candy my American eyes have never seen before.


Fry’s Turkish Delight. Intriguing! The only thing I know about Turkish Delight is that kid in the Narnia stories really liked it. So I decided to give it a try.

I brought it home and shared it with my husband. His comment “It tastes like shoes smells covered in chocolate.”. Hmmmm not exactly a ringing endorsement. My own opinion, well it has an odd consistency, sort of like a gum drop or a jelly bean inside, but softer. It had a vaguely fruity taste, it just felt so weird to bite through. I didn’t mind the taste, but I don’t think I’ll be buying it again. The chocolate exterior was fine, it was just the weird gel that got me.

Never be afraid to try new things!


The Cheesecake Factory

Cheesecake Factory
Cheesecake Factory

Well! What a throughly delightful dinner I just had! We were at the International Mall in Tampa and decided to grab a bite.

While already quite crowded by 5pm on a Saturday the wait wasn’t too horrible. We had a nice table with a good view of the interior, which was a strange blending of styles.

To say the menu is eclectic is a gross understatement. The menu itself is like a paperback book, be prepared to be overwhelmed with choices! I ordered the chicken tortillas and my husband got the fettuccine with chicken and sun-dried tomatoes.

While we waited for our dinners we were brought fresh bread and butter, quite tasty. Our dinners were great and we both enjoyed them a lot. My tortillas were served with little sweet corn cakes and beans it was delicious and quite filling.

30th Anniversary Chocolate Cake Cheesecake

Although I was already pushing full I decided to shove full, because what is a trip to the Cheesecake Factory without a slice of cheesecake?  So my husband and I decided to split a piece of the “30th Anniversary Chocolate Cake Cheesecake” & and a coffee.

To say this cheesecake was good is like saying that diamonds are kinda hard. Pure nirvana. I said to my husband if I was on death row, this is what I want for my last meal.

While pricey, the slice was huge, no wait – HUGE, that’s more like it. We couldn’t finish it between us. It seemed almost like a sin to leave any behind but I was about to explode or slip into a sugar coma.

Atmosphere – Lots of seating but a little noisy. The decor is interesting but not overwhelming.

Service – Our waitress was pleasant and quite efficient.

Food – OMG Good!

Summary – What can I say, I loved the food, the cheesecake was unearthly.

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