1. Vanilla Cake Batter by Nikki’s Coconut Butter
I’ve been eyeing Nikki’s Coconut Butter for quite some time now, we’re talking flavored coconut butter, brilliant marketing. I finally purchased 3 bottles of Nikki’s Coconut Butter, 2 for me – Vanilla Cake Batter (VCB) and Macadamia Nut Cookie, and Midnight Mocha for my cousin, Ajay, who is coco-choco crazy!
So far, I’ve only tried the Vanilla Cake Batter and it does really taste yummy with just a hint of sweetness, almost like coconut vanilla butter. With that said, I also believe the flavor is quite similar to Homemade Coconut Butter with some added vanilla, and thus I probably won’t purchase this flavor again because it seems easy to replicate at home. Also, I was sort of expecting a creamy ‘peanut butter-like’ consistency, but this has more of a coconut butter consistency, understandably so. Regardless this stuff is lethally delicious and so far I’ve eaten my VCB straight out of the jar, as a spread over toast, and as a topping over fruits. I can’t wait to try it out in my baked goods next. Definitely worth the purchase, but perhaps a different flavor not so easy to replicate. Not sure why it’s so pricy though at ~ $13 a jar @ Nikki’s Coconut Butter
2. Pina Colada Mini Cupcakes @ Baked by Melissa
Pina Colada is the flavor of the month at Baked by Melissa, and this is by far my most favorite cupcake at Baked by Melissa, it’s too bad it’s not on the daily menu. Before June is officially up, I’ve been trying to consume as many Pina Colada cupcakes as possible. Imagine this – a pina colada cupcake topped with vanilla icing topped with sugar and coconut. They just melt in your mouth and aren’t too sweet. You bet, I’m gonna get some tonight before heading home. ~ $5.50 for 6 minis @ Baked by Melissa, New York City (Columbus Circle)
3. Long-Sleeve Pocket Tee in Stripe @ J.Crew (purchased in ivory navy)
J.Crew is currently having a 25% off sale right now. I picked up this cute stripe top in ivory/navy that I envision wearing over red/green skinny pants, or just a pair of denim shorts. Finish the look off with stilettos or flats and a nice bag to go with it. ~ $45 (+ 25% sale) @ J.Crew
TELL ME: Have you tried Nikki’s Coconut Butter? If so, what’s your favorite flavor? What’s new in your neighborhood lately?