Do you ever get the winter blues? Where you are dreaming of spring, sunshine, flowers and warm weather. I have been feeling like this for a few weeks and know that my good friends are all suffering from winter blues also. I thought it would be fun to get everyone together and try and fight off the winter blues. I headed to our local Walmart to pick up a few essentials for the get together.
The first thing I looked for was a few sweet treats. Nothing says get together like yummy treats. I found a fantastic display of Walmart treats and Starbucks coffee in the bakery section. I was looking for warm weather food so I figured Lemon Sliced Loaf Cake was perfect. Lemons make me think of warm tropical places and sunshine. I paired the Lemon Sliced Loaf Cake with Starbucks Willow Blend after seeing the display in the baking section.
The display said that the Lemon Sliced Loaf Cake would help enhance the citrus flavors of the Starbucks Willow Blend. I love that Walmart is now helping us pair the perfect treat with Starbucks Coffee. We are huge fans of Starbucks coffee! We always have at least one bag of Starbucks coffee on our kitchen counter. The first thing John does in the morning is start the coffee. When we are traveling we try and find a Starbucks in each city.
I was really excited to try the Starbucks Willow Blonde Coffee. I had never tried this blend.
I tried the Starbucks Coffee on its own and then tried it with the Lemon Loaf. WOW!!! The Lemon Loaf brought out the sweet citrusy tones of the coffee. It was the perfect pairing. I had to hold myself back from eating a couple more slices before my friends came over.
I set up a bright and cheery coffee tasting station for my friends. I really wanted the area to be bright and cheery and help fight off the winter blues. I picked up some really cute spring daisies and yellow flowers to add to the table.
My favorite part of the table is our Starbucks mugs from our favorite tropical vacations. We pick up a Starbucks mug each time we find them while we travel. For this get together I pulled out Aruba, Puerto Rico, Las Cabos, Hobart Australia, and a few other sunny locations. I was so excited to personalize the get together and talk with my friends about warm sunny vacation spots.
Everyone loved the pairing of the Starbucks and Lemon Loaf. They were really impressed with how the Lemon Loaf really accented the citrus tones from the coffee. I had everyone try the coffee on its own first and then try it after biting into the yummy Lemon Loaf. I kept hearing “wow” “yum” and “this is fantastic” from my friends as they tried the Starbucks Coffee and Lemon Loaf together. I caught a few of them dipping pieces of lemon loaf into their coffee.
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