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Mmmm…mate! This is the second Mate I’ve ever had and it’s another hit for me. I love the roastiness in the taste, but it’s not something that I’d drink everyday – it would take away from the specialness of the experience. I’ve never had red velvet cake, so I can’t speak to the authenticity of the flavor, but it has a depth to it that does remind me of chocolate cake. It’s a lovely treat after a morning of sanding and mudding the walls of the powder room. Slowly but surely, the room is coming together :)

Lala

Red velvet cake is essentially chocolate cake dyed with beet root or red food colouring, with cream cheese icing.

Cavocorax

Thanks Lala – I was wondering if that’s all it was!

canadianadia

Thanks Lala, I had no idea. It sounds delicious!

momo

And usual it’s not chocolatey at all, the amount of cocoa powder is often really low like ONE teaspoon in some cases, and your usual chocolate cake is at least half a cup, if not more. I think for red velvet flavored things though that really doesn’t matter, but seriously I always regret picking out red velvet cake because the best part is the frosting, it’s the only thing with a flavor!

canadianadia

That sounds less yummy…I like to taste the chocolate in a chocolate cake, although I must say that frosting still sounds delicious!

Amayane

I worked at a bakery and our red velvet cake was a mixture of chocolate and vanilla with buttermilk used, so it’s not always just chocolate caked that’s been dyed.

canadianadia

see, now chocolate and vanilla sounds yummy again. I guess it depends on where you get it?

CHAroma

I’ve had red velvet cake for my entire life and never knew it had chocolate in it till I read this review! It definitely doesn’t taste like chocolate cake to me!

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Lala

Red velvet cake is essentially chocolate cake dyed with beet root or red food colouring, with cream cheese icing.

Cavocorax

Thanks Lala – I was wondering if that’s all it was!

canadianadia

Thanks Lala, I had no idea. It sounds delicious!

momo

And usual it’s not chocolatey at all, the amount of cocoa powder is often really low like ONE teaspoon in some cases, and your usual chocolate cake is at least half a cup, if not more. I think for red velvet flavored things though that really doesn’t matter, but seriously I always regret picking out red velvet cake because the best part is the frosting, it’s the only thing with a flavor!

canadianadia

That sounds less yummy…I like to taste the chocolate in a chocolate cake, although I must say that frosting still sounds delicious!

Amayane

I worked at a bakery and our red velvet cake was a mixture of chocolate and vanilla with buttermilk used, so it’s not always just chocolate caked that’s been dyed.

canadianadia

see, now chocolate and vanilla sounds yummy again. I guess it depends on where you get it?

CHAroma

I’ve had red velvet cake for my entire life and never knew it had chocolate in it till I read this review! It definitely doesn’t taste like chocolate cake to me!

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That’s my mug! I’ve never really been a huge fan of Winnie the Pooh, but I like the fact that this mug is more or less clear. Plus, I can’t help but giggle when I say “ewww …I have Pooh on my mug” and people in the room gawk in horror before realizing I’m talking about Winnie. Am I easily amused? heck yeah!

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As a rule, I tend to drink my tea without adding anything, but if that doesn’t work for me, I indulge in the fact that rules are meant to be broken. Yep! I’m such a rebel…sometimes I even color outside the of lines :P

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