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We are long overdue for a trip to Wegmans.
As you Smart Cookie regulars know, Mother Cookie and I make the trek to our nearest Wegman’s in Syracuse every month or so to stock up on the wondrous goodies we can’t get at any regular grocery store. Then, I give you the dish on the awesome products I discovered. The last Wegmans Wonders post was in December! You guys must be going through Wegmans withdrawal; I know I sure was.
If you’ve never been to Wegmans, it’s basically a foodie’s utopia, a grocery store on steroids. If you consider yourself a food lover, then you’ve got to make it a point to check one out. But for now, you can live vicariously through my purchases from this trip.
Let’s start at the Patisserie. When you think of your grocery’s store bakery, you probably think “sub par.” I know my local grocery store’s bakery is incomparable to a real independent bakery. Well, shake what you know about grocery store bakeries out of your mind. Wegmans patisserie is like stepping out of the store and into a quality, family-run bakery in Europe. Everything is handmade and amazing. Just look at this array of intricate cupcakes!
The balance of mint-chocolate flavor here was perfection, and they were wonderfully rich. However, I expected the filling to be moister and fudgier, especially since these are BROWNIE pops. But they were still delicious, a fun and festive treat.
Then, I grabbed this Chocolate Decadence. After devouring the entire dark and chocolaty confection, I still can’t tell you exactly what it was. The texture was a cross between creamy mousse and cake, topped with chocolate ganache. Whatever it was, it was dreamy and delicious. I could eat six of these.
My parents sampled these adorable Chocolate Cappuccino Cups. And of course, I tried a couple spoonfuls. That’s a pure chocolate cup, which is not only pretty, but delicious. It’s rather Willy Wonka-esque. It’s filled with cappuccino mousse, chocolate mousse, and chocolate cake, all of which equates to absolute heaven. I would’ve taken a photo of the cross-section for you if I had any idea all of that was going in that little cup before I dug in.
Then of course, I picked up a few of my absolute favorite sugar cookies that I rave about in every Wegmans Wonders post. I’ll spare you another lovefest; just know these are the best sugar cookies on the planet, featuring fun festive shapes for every holiday and season. You’ve got to try ‘em.
Now into the inner aisles. Wegmans has an extensive assortment of tea, which is great since I drink the stuff almost every day. I grabbed this Rasberry Passion Yogi tea, and it’s wonderful. It smells intoxicating when it’s steeping.
Now, feast your eyes on the best Caramel and Chocolate sauces you can buy. This stuff tastes so heavenly and high-quality that Smuckers and all those other sad brands can’t compare. The chocolate sauce tastes like an upgraded version of classic fudge sauce; it’s thick like ganache and made with good chocolate. And the caramel sauce is the equivalent of liquified Werther’s Originals.
I grabbed one of my favorite soups, a Vegetable Soup made by Wegmans that’s delicious and healthy, and I grabbed a new one to try: Potato Quinoa and Spinach. Doesn’t that sound incredible? I haven’t tried it yet, but I have high hopes. Only 100 calories per cup!
These aren’t unique to Wegmans, but I wanted to show you anyway: The Birthday Cake Oreos are back to celebrate Oreo’s 101st B-day, so I grabbed the Golden Oreo variety. They are so addicting. I’ve devoured half the package already.
I gave Powdered Peanut Butter a try for the first time. It has 45-calories and 85% less fat for two tablespoons as opposed to 200 calories for two tablespoon of regular peanut butter. You just add water, and bam, instant PB. It doesn’t taste exactly like regular peanut butter, but it’s really good. I’ve been mixing it into things like sugar-free hot chocolate and Cool Whip. Yum!
And lastly, here are some non-food items since Wegmans has a ton of inedible wonders as well. I picked up a pair of yoga socks and Essie nail polish. Both are awesome. I used the prety polish to pain my robin’s egg nails this weekend.
Phew! That’s everything for this Wegmans round-up.