[FHCx180] National Tapioca Day

Thick, starchy, weird stuff.

IT’S NATIONAL TAPIOCA DAY!

Just the word “tapioca” kinda gives you a weird feeling. It’s hugely popular all over the world for it’s starchy texture and flavor. Here, in the USA, most people associate the word with tapioca pudding: using tapioca with milk/cream to make a gritty, somewhat sweet treat. Not many people really like it. Even fewer in the UK, where it’s earned the name “Frog Spawn” and is “the most hated pudding.”

But SPAK, as millenials, associate tapioca with boba moreso than tapioca pudding. That’s right, we’re talkin’ bubble tea! Tapioca pearls!

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At Chatime you can give them a “sweetness percentage.” We set ours at a 50% sweet. They go up to 120%. What’s really important are the chewy boba sitting at the bottom. A great way to mix tapioca with summer treat!

Tomorrow is National Almond Butter Crunch Day!

-SPAK

[FHCx179] National Orange Blossom Day

Gonna eat a flower!

TODAY IS NATIONAL ORANGE BLOSSOM DAY!

We were just as confused as you when we first heard about this holiday. Did a bunch of research and basically it came up that some people like to use orange blossoms instead of oranges for flavor. Go figure. We found this tea!


It tasted like slightly orangey water! Not bad. A good tea to wake up your mouth. 

Tomorrow is National Tapioca Day!

-SPAK

[FHCx162] National Iced Tea Day/National Herbs and Spices Day/National Black Cow Day

Don’t drink all your calories…

TODAY IS NATIONAL ICED TEA DAY AND NATIONAL HERBS AND SPICES DAY AND NATIONAL BLACK COW DAY!

One of SP‘s favorite treats on a warm, sunny, summer day is SPom’s iced tea. She uses Good Earth‘s Sweet n Spicy tea (Not to be confused with our local restaurant, The Good Earth, where we celebrated Blondie Day). The tea has a lot of herbs and spices, like cinnamon, lemongrass, ginger, anise, and peppermint. So we get to celebrate two days with the one drink!

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A drink to have while looking out the back door at a bright, sunny, warm day, and—

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Oh. Oh well.

Next up, the Black Cow! If you look up “Black Cow,” one of your choices of definition is “a cow that is black.” We determined this was likely not the food holiday meant to be celebrated instead. More probably, this is the fancy term (that no one uses) for a Root Beer Float. Not to be confused with a “Brown Cow” which is made with chocolate ice cream.

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Need: Mug. Root Beer or Sarsaparilla. Ice Cream.

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Ice cream first!

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Root beer tends to fizz a heck of a lot with the ice cream.

Another great summery treat. And then when you’ve spooned out all the ice cream, you get a vanilla-y root beer to drink. Very satisfying.

Tomorrow is National German Chocolate Cake Day and National Corn on the Cob Day.

-SPAK