Wednesday, April 13, 2016

K is for Krispy Kreme.

Everyone has tried a Krispy Kreme doughnut at least once, right? These are pretty much the American staple. I've only tried the original plain donuts, but the other flavors look really good (It's a donut, right?! How could it NOT be good?). I hear they have emoji-designed donuts, and those are adorable. I'd love to try one and take a picture of it. Here's a little video on Krispy Kreme donuts for your viewing pleasure:

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

J is for Jamba Juice.

I love Jamba Juice. Their smoothies are addictive, especially the strawberry ones. I don't know much about this company, but I do love their smoothies!

Monday, April 11, 2016

I is for Icee.

Icee is a brand of slushies. I grew up drinking these on the beach during the summer, and I even had a little Icee-making machine from Target when I was little. It didn't work, but I was obsessed with it and had fun trying to replicate the Icees from the beach that I loved.

I worked at Auntie Anne's pretzels this last summer, and they just so happened to have an Icee machine. Employees got unlimited free drinks, so I admitedly drank way too many cherry Icee drinks. I also might have had a couple of coke ones.

If any of my readers don't know what brand I'm talking about, here's a visual:

Saturday, April 9, 2016

H is for Hershey's.

Hershey's is not quite as good as Ghirardelli, but it's still chocolate. I'll never refuse chocolate!

I like Hershey's more for their cute merchandise than for the chocolate itself. We have a Hershey's store in downtown Chicago, and they have so many cute items you can buy if you're a Hershey's fan. The store in Chicago has a huge selection of tshirts, pillows, etc. with the logos of all the Hershey's candy- not just chocolate. I walked by there on Thursday and saw that they even have candles now! The candles smell like Jolly Ranchers, Reese's Peanut Butter, etc.

My favorite Hershey's candy is Reese's Pieces. What's yours? Let me know in the comments!

Friday, April 8, 2016

G is for Ghirardelli.

I love Ghirardelli Chocolate!! We have a store in downtown Chicago that is on my route to class, and I sometimes go in there and get free samples. My favorite kind of candy there is the caramel-filled chocolate bars. I also love the peppermint bark that they have every year during the holidays. If you haven't tried it, I highly recommend it!
  I have a whole system worked out to getting samples. What I do is go into the store and get the sample from the friendly greeter at the door. I then pretend to be looking around at the merchndise, and then I sneak out the door when the greeter is helping another customer so that they're not offended when I don't buy anything. It's not a very good system, but it works. I know they don't care if I buy anything, but I don't want to create an awkward situation.
   Another Ghirardelli product that I love is their brownie mix. It takes 5 minutes to make, but the brownies are amazing!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

F is for Fuddrucker's.

Fuddrucker's is a delicious chain restaurant that serves hamburgers and fries. Their portions are small, but the fries are delicious. A new one just opened near our house, but I have yet to try it.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

E is for.....

There's really no post for E. No companies start with E! I leave you with this cute video of some baby elephants:

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

D is for Disney World!!!!

This is pretty much my favorite place on Earth. I love Magic Kingdom, especially Fantasyland. I've always enjoyed The Haunted Mansion ride. It's so well-done and true to the movie (which, if you haven't seen, is fantastic!). Legend has it that there's a wedding ring hidden in the sidewalk leading up to the gates. I've never actually seen it, but it's a cool idea.

Meeting characters at Magic Kingdom has also been something I've always enjoyed. When I visited in 2014, I had the opportunity to meet a talking Mickey Mouse! It was totally worth the 90-minute wait, although I should have gotten a fast-pass for this. Anyway, Mickey is so friendly and cute. The voice is 100% accurate, and he begins every meet-and-greet session with one of his famous hugs.

What do you like about Disney World?

Sunday, April 3, 2016

C is for Cracker Barrel.

I love this restaurant. We take road trips fairly often, and this is one of the places we stop to eat at on the road. I love their breakfast menu, especially the french toast and pancake options. The waitress always asks, "Do you want meat with that, honey?", which I never do.

The store in the front is also cute. When you walk in it's like taking a trip back in time to the ages where there were actually general stores (I wasn't born at the time). I once bought a DVD of The Wizard of Oz in that gift shop for $5.. can't beat that!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

B is for Bath and Body Works.

I love Bath and Body. Every time I go in there, I get mentally lost in the good smells coming through the door. Right now, I have about 10 bottles of lotion that are open, as well as some body spray and shower gel.

Bath and body can be expensive, but luckily they send out tons of coupons. Occasionally I get a 'free travel size item' coupon in the mail. Hey, if it's free, I'll take it! I've never met a person who doesn't want free stuff.