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Comfort Carbs - Sweets

I'd like to end this comfort carb series with my favorite sweet treats in the neighborhood.

Starbucks gingerbread_Dec11

This gingerbread at Starbucks Coffee Company should be ubiquitous, but actually shows up during the end of year holiday season. Once in awhile I find it during the year.

It's very moist, nicely spiced gingerbread with a sweet, slightly tart icing and candied ginger.

Cafe Four brown butter lavender cookie_Dec11

The simplistic appearance of this cookie masks the taste explosion once you bite into it. I found this little darling at Four Cafe in Eagle Rock, in their bakery case. And they sell out fast, as this cookie is insanely popular.

This beautifully white, shortbread cookie comes in Brown Butter Lavender flavor. It's all at once buttery, floral, sweet, salty with a perfectly crumbly texture. Outstanding!

                 Euro Pane Jul11_plum bar

Euro Pane Bakery by far ranks as one of my favorite spots in Pasadena. Their famous egg salad sandwich probably deserves a post of its own. But during the summer season, this extraordinary plum bar emerges in their cases.

Once again, it's a shortbread base with a perfect blend of sweet and tart. It's another treat that tells me it's summer (and makes me happy it's summer).


No sweet list for me would be complete without ice cream, the ultimate comfort sweet treat. Once again I am very, very fortunate to live near both Fosselman's Ice Cream shop, the Fair Oaks Pharmacy & Soda Fountain and Buster's Ice Cream & Coffee Stop - all serve Fosselman's fluffy ice cream.

They rotate in unique flavors like ube, young coconut, horchata and others. My standby is the chocolate dipped strawberry to the right on this adorable double cone.

Pazzo Gelato Apr12_rasberry chocolate chip sorbetto

And finally for gelato, and the non-dairy version of those flavors, Pazzo Gelato in Silver Lake usually carries a gorgeous red, strawberry dark chocolate chip sorbetto. Last time I went, they served up this gorgeously pink raspberry chocolate chip sorbetto.

So whether you are in the mood for a baked or frozen treat, wonderful choices abound in the neighborhood.

2 Responses to “Comfort Carbs - Sweets”:

  1. I will have to try that Plum bar the next time I'm in Pasadena. Looks perrrrfect. Let me know if you're ever in San Diego.. I'll hook ya up with recommendations. :)

  2. hi Jenny, Great to hear from you again. That plum bar is devine. I've bought them out a couple of times, and start calling them periodically to know when they are coming in! Would love to try your San Diego picks, and I do come there once in a while (have family there).

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