Guess who went to Wegmans on Friday?
This Smart Cookie right here!
If you know anything about me at all, then you should be well aware that I have an all-consuming adoration for Weggies. There is no grocery store on the planet superior to that place. In fact, I don’t even think you can even classify Wegmans as a grocery store, because it’s so much greater than that.
Unfortunately, I don’t have a Wegmans close to home (as is the case with everything good in the world when it comes to CNY). I live in such a deprived area! In fact, I heard someone say the other day, and I quote, “Price Chopper is like Wegmans.” I nearly fell out of my chair. I don’t know if you’ve ever been to a Price Chopper but there is no drug on the planet strong enough to ever make me believe it is comparable to Wegmans. How dare he/she say such a thing!
Anyway, My nearest Weggies is a good 45-minute drive, but Mother Cookie and I are such devoted customers/cult-followers that we make the trek every couple of months or so. We bring a cooler and stock up on all our favorites. Basically, taking me to Wegmans is like taking a kid to a theme park. It’s foodie heaven.
Allow me to share with you my discoveries from my latest visit to Wegmans:
- Butterfly Cupcakes
Wegmans is getting really fancy with their cupcakes lately! The past few times I’ve stopped in, I’ve seen them creating more and more whimsical little cakes. When I was there around Easter, they had bunnies and ducks. At Valentine’s Day, they had ladybugs. Now, they have these beautiful butterfly cupcakes, as well as ones shaped like Angry Birds. So cute! What I really love about them is that the decor is made from pure frosting, no gross fondant or other so-called-edible decorations. That means they’re beyond delicious. The cake is so tender and moist; the frosting is to die for!
- Mac & Cheese Ravioli
I lost my you-know-what when I saw these. I might as well be 5 years-old. Raviolis flavored like mac & cheese? Somebody hold me up; I might faint. They’re basically little raviolis stuffed with a cheddar cheese filling. Think inside-out mac & cheese. I have some deliciously sinful plans for these babies…
- S’mores Snack Mix
Why have I never seen this before? Little pieces of graham cracker (which taste & look suspiciously similar to Golden Grahams), gooey marshmallows, and chocolate all in one convenient snack mix. It’s the flavors of s’mores in the palm of your hand! I made the mistake of opening the bag, and now I’m addicted.
- Reuseable Shopping Bags
These are nothing new, but I’ve had my eyes on them for a long time. Buying reusuable bags is such an easy, inexpensive way to help the planet. Plus, the ones at Wegmans are so pretty!
- Coconut Cake
Wegmans’ bakery & pastry case is heaven on Earth for anyone with a sweet tooth, and this cake did magical things to my taste buds. The frosting is infused with coconut flavor and made with fresh vanilla beans. It’s smooth, fluffy, and just pure bliss. An extra coating of shredded coconut amps up the coconutty goodness. But that white cake itself…my god, it’s incredible. I would sell my soul to get that recipe. I could’ve eaten it without frosting, it was that delicious: SO moist, plus it had a tender crumb and remarkable flavor. Mmm.
- Wegman’s Perfect Sugar Cookies
I have raved about Wegmans’ sugar cookies multiple times now, and I’m about to do it again. Their flavor is just perfect, and their texture combines the best of both crisp and chewy worlds. But the best part is the frosting. It’s stiff to the touch, and yet it melts away like magic the second it hits your tongue. It’s incredible, quite possible the best I’ve ever had. Plus, Weggies is always churning out different shapes to match the season!
- Zhena’s Gypsy Tea in Coconut Chai and Hazelnut Chai
I love this tea. It comes in tons of exotic flavors, all of which are delicious. I just tried the coconut, and it’s wonderful. The flavor is not overbearing; it’s just right.
- Berry Pistachio Blend Nuts
With white chocolate, almonds, pistachios, cashews, dried cranberries, and dried cherries, this nut blend is packed with amazing things! I’m baffled that so many incredible components can be stuffed into one jar.
- Dulce de Leche
I haven’t gotten to try this, but I’m just thrilled Wegman’s carries it. Not a single grocery store in my area has dulce de leche.