Sweet Addiction

Things We See and Hear by Marvin Thompson, Jr.

I think I have an addiction.  Now before your mind starts racing – hold on.  As a matter of fact, addiction may be too strong of a word; “keen liking” may be the more appropriate term.  Whatever the case, I’m a strong fan of sweets: ice cream, cakes, pies, etc.  If sugar is the main ingredient, count me in.

I bake things from scratch (on occasion), but this list of sweet recommendations are items that can be purchased locally.  No high-end stuff here; if you’re looking for imported mango and peach cobbler made with Italian peaches (does Italy even grow peaches?), this may not be the list for you.  These are quick go-to items that will satisfy your cravings, yet are still quite tasty.  Remember to enjoy, and promise you won’t overdo it.

Oatmeal raisin cookie/Barnes and Noble Café, Royal Oak, Mich.

If you love oatmeal raisin cookies, these are great.  A rather large cookie for $2, they’re great when microwaved.  My wife loves them.  Hurry; this store is closing soon.

Cherry pie/Achatz Bakery, Beverly Hills, Mich.

This pie is the best, and can be purchased by the slice or as a whole pie.  They carry a variety of other flavors as well.

Chocolate cake/Boston Market, Southfield, Mich.

It’s displayed next to the cashier, so it’s rather difficult to pass by.

Red velvet cupcake/Taste Love Cupcakes, Royal Oak, Mich.

All of their flavors are great, but this is my go-to.  Caution: due to sell-outs, they sometimes close early.

Cinnabon Delights/Taco Bell

When you’re in a pinch and can’t get to the Cinnabon store in the mall, these are a quick and tasty alternative to the original.

Chocolate Frosty/Wendy’s

I’ve always loved this one.

Reduced-fat cinnamon swirl cake/Starbucks

For the health-conscience, this is very delicious.

Strawberry Shortcake Serenade/Cold Stone Creamery

It’s not listed on the menu, but here is the recipe: sweet cream ice cream, strawberries, yellow cake and whipped cream.

Blizzard (any flavor)/Dairy Queen

There’s no wrong answer here; all of them are terrific.

Image courtesy of: http://musica.univision.com/telehit/programas/article/2011-11-22/sweet-addiction-telehit


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