Well, this was last minute… I did plan to skip Pancake Day but I developed a FOMO so decided to treat myself. Ok, I didn’t make my pancakes from scratch but ready made was fine (and tasted delicious). So, for the topping? Well, my favourite is just plain old Lemon and Sugar… fresh lemon and fresh strawberries in the bag [check] and what else to have… mmm, well I’m seeing a lot of images with chocolate spread online so why the hell not. I have never bought chocolate spread as its not really something I’ve wanted to buy but today I wanted some. Aldi’s own Nutoka had amazing reviews and its half the price of the well know brand. Tonight was the night to try it on my pancakes with fresh Spanish strawberries… mm mmm. Just hoping I won’t have to share this… So I’m here to say if you have an Aldi store near you then you must try this chocolate spread. Deeeeeeeeeelicious.
Saw my bag, cake box and cup in my kitchen just now and was reminiscing on my trip to the Hello Kitty Cafe at the Irvine Spectrum Centre CA last year. I know my fiance wasn’t as impressed with the place as I was lol but he was good enough to take me there as he knows how I LOVE Hello Kitty. Will post some of my crazy collection… show you how really Sanrio crazy I am.
My best friend Emma introduced me to Hello Kitty when we worked in Japan years ago as professional Dancers. So, over the years the Hello Kitty collection has grown and trying my best to get some Moomin things in there too. So, I think i can blame her for this madness lol.
Anyway, I totally recommend a trip to the Irvine Spectrum Centre (fantastic place to shop and eat) https://www.irvinespectrumcenter.com/. On the way back from Disney (hence the ears!) we popped into the Hello Kitty Cafe and it was amaaaaaazing! I almost didnt want to drink my coffee and spoil the HK face on the top and the cake… I cant believe I even bit into this, it was too cute to eat – but it was GOOD! And to top this the cake came in the cutest box and a bag; which I still have and as I said I spotted it in my Kitchen and spurred me to write about it right now. Cant wait to go back here again.
OMG These Donuts are the size of dinner plates; only in USA! Think I’d have to run round the block a few times to burn off one of these. No, I didn’t get one but I like to share what I see on my travels 🙂