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All Hail The Nutella BeaverTail August 8, 2012

The beavertail is the Canadian equivalent to the American elephant ear but way better.  Don’t get me wrong, fried dough in any form is usually good no matter how you make it but this particular kind of deep-fried deliciousness is off the charts yummy.  It’s crispy on the outside yet soft and chewy on the inside and thick enough to handle whatever you throw on it.  The dough is stretched into a resemblance of a beavertail (hence the name) then fried up perfectly until it’s ready to be topped with even more unhealthy goodness.  I swear a bit of regret comes over me each time I eat it but I always  share this so the guilt doesn’t linger too long.

My order is always the same.  Straight up nutella.  They finish off the tail with a dusting of confectioners sugar before it’s ready to devour. Mmmm Mmmm.  Is your mouth-watering yet?   Because it should be! I always ask them to cut it up so it’s easier to eat and this way if you are the sharing type, you know exactly how much everyone is getting.  Seriously,  counting of pieces each person is allotted has happened and you’ll understand why if you’ve ever had one.  You gotta protect your share of the beavertail right?   I purchase this wonderful creation at Beavertails Inc. located in North Vancouver (Canada) inside the Lonsdale Quay.   Check their website for all their locations.  My hips are so grateful this is 6 hour drive for me.

Location: 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver,British-Columbia V7N 3K7

Website: www.beavertailsinc.com

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Waffle Mania ~ Flavour Spot Food Cart February 20, 2012

The Fifth Avenue

Waffle sandwiches…dreamy stuff if you ask me.  I’m definitely on board the waffle craze.  It’s portable, compact and it can be savory or sweet.  I don’t care if people call it a fad either, as long as it’s a tasty fad then I’m in full support of it. 

I was downtown for a meeting, which is never an exciting thing for me, and I needed a quick sugar pick me up to get me through the next hour.  The sweet fix I needed suddenly appeared before me when we parked in the same lot where the Flavour Spot cart sits at.  I was going to get a plain nutella but then I noticed the Fifth Avenue waffle.  Half nutella and half CRUNCHY peanut butter! Say what?  I was sold on this immediately.  What a fantastic combination and now I’m wondering why the heck didn’t I think of this on my own.  I’ve dipped peanut butter cups in nutella so I was on the right track to something spectacular but never quite made it there.  The Flavour Spot made me realize the obvious.  Nutella and crunchy peanut butter are made to be together all warm and gooey nestled in a freshly made waffle.  Is your mouth salivating just thinking about that?  Because it should be. 

Location: SW 3rd and Ash – Old Town

Cost: $3.75 for the Fifth Avenue

Website: http://flavourspot.com/