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I have really been dragging all day. I didn’t sleep much for a couple of nights, plus allergies are acting up. Youngest had two dental/orthodontist appointments today and got a Herbst appliance, and I was trying to wrestle the new shelf into place over my bread table but it was too long to go in the closet, no matter what geometric gyrations I went through. My neck and shoulder were sprung and undone. I even took down the burglar alarm box and the fire extinguisher. I was pooped, and clearly couldn’t do the work I had planned for this afternoon, so instead I thoroughly cleaned the refrigerator. And that was when I found out just how much of a problem I have.

I have been doing the buy three get one matcha deal at Red Leaf. I usually give one to my daughter and one to my best friend. Yet still I have Black Cherry, Bilberry, TWO strawberry (at least), TWO Caramel, French Vanilla, Butterscotch, TWO Cheesecake, Peanut Butter, Belgium Chocolate, and this one, Bavarian Cream.

I also felt very unqualified to be tasting and reviewing matcha since I didn’t know much about it a few months ago, so I also bought four plain from other vendors for comparison. I just ordered another. Oh dear.

Anyway, my reward for cleaning the reorganizing the fridge was a nice, cold matcha latte. It was 71F here and cloudy, but nice enough to sit on the hammock and enjoy a cold drink.

I didn’t know what real Bavarian Cream was when I ordered this and was expecting something like the inside of a Krispy Kreme vanilla cream filled doughnut. I was surprised when I smelled the light and lemony aroma of this one. I didn’t know if I would care for it, but it has turned out to be a favorite, and when I find the right way to start using these in recipes this one will probably be a cooking staple. I can really see it in home made frozen yogurt. This has gone from a what-the-heck? flavor to a “don’t run out” flavor.

Mercuryhime

My favorite for smoothies. Makes everything taste like pudding.

MegWesley

I had a Herbst too! I remember that the first couple of weeks were painful and I got really good at making myself instant mashed potatoes. It will get better though.

When you figure out how to cook with matcha, this might make a delicious ice cream.

Alphakitty

I used this in a pound cake once, totally divine. It makes even a simple recipe taste decadent.

ashmanra

Pound cake! That sounds wonderful! Hubby proposed over the first pound cake I gave him. I asked later if it was the cake he was after. I make one for most of our anniversaries….the day we met, the day he proposed, and the day we married, events that were only spread out over eight months! LOL!

Fjellrev

The next pound cake event needs a little Bavarian Cream matcha then!

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Mercuryhime

My favorite for smoothies. Makes everything taste like pudding.

MegWesley

I had a Herbst too! I remember that the first couple of weeks were painful and I got really good at making myself instant mashed potatoes. It will get better though.

When you figure out how to cook with matcha, this might make a delicious ice cream.

Alphakitty

I used this in a pound cake once, totally divine. It makes even a simple recipe taste decadent.

ashmanra

Pound cake! That sounds wonderful! Hubby proposed over the first pound cake I gave him. I asked later if it was the cake he was after. I make one for most of our anniversaries….the day we met, the day he proposed, and the day we married, events that were only spread out over eight months! LOL!

Fjellrev

The next pound cake event needs a little Bavarian Cream matcha then!

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