I sleep a lot… 4. March 2018

 Rye-honey cereal with milk and a cup of coffee.

 Some Tõmmu candy.

 More coffee and some cookies.

 Breaded baked salmon, some salad and quinoa with mushrooms.

Sometimes I wonder if I sleep too much. I tend to sleep 7-8 hours regularly on work nights and around 8-10 hours when I have the next day off. On my days off from work I also usually take a 2-3-hour nap during the day when I can. On work days I do get sleepy during the day, but since I have stuff to do, it usually passes at some point. I am just wondering if this is normal or not.

[Noms.] Kalev Mesikäpp wafer candy with praline cream

Mesikäpp, or Honeypaw in English, is a cutesy nickname for a bear.

It’s a very old candy in Estonia. I remember it back from when I was still a tiny girl 😀 The packaging has changed several times over the years, but seems to have settled on this version of a cartoony bear nowadays. In fact, Kalev has turned “Mesikäpp” in to a general brand name, so several other products, for example cookies, ice-cream and chocolates, have made an appearance under the same name and advertised by the same “Mesikäpp” bear character.

Ingredients: Sugar, wafer 17% (wheat flour, rapeseed oil, emulsifier (lecithin), salt, raising agent E500, egg powder, stabiliser E414), cocoa mass, almond, cocoa butter, vegetable fats (palm, Shea kernel), emulsifier (lecithin), flavouring, vanillin. Chocolate 40% min.
Preservative free. May contain traces of nuts, peanuts, milk products and sesame seeds.

Nutritional value per 100g:
Energy – (kJ/kcal) 2135/511
Fat – 28g of which saturates 13g
Carbohydrate: 59g or which sugars 45g
Protein – 6,5g
Salt – 0,1g

It said on the back of the package that there are 15 pieces of candy in one package, but I counted 16, so win for me 😀

Even though this is supposedly an old flavour and I know I ate this candy as a child, but I don’t really have any memories of the taste with this one, so I can’t really tell if the taste has changed over the years or not. Doesn’t matter I suppose. It’s a crunchy wafer candy with sweet creamy filling between the wafers and everything coated in dark chocolate.

On their product page they claim that the praline filling is supposed to be almond and hazelnut flavoured (is that what praline means? xD), but to me it mostly just tastes like something sweet. I can’t particularly taste the nuttiness, but I like how the dark chocolate cover and the wafers balance out the quite sweet filling of the candy. I also like that the softness and the crunchiness of the candy is nicely in balance. The candy is neither too mushy nor is the wafer too hard.

It’s a nice crunchy treat to have with coffee for sure.

Will I buy/eat this candy again: I’m pretty sure I will.
Would I recommend this candy to others: It’s a simple traditional Estonian candy flavour, so yes, I think it would be a good thing to try if you are into wafer candies.

Where do you eat your meals?… 4. February 2018

 Five grain porridge with lingonberry-apple jam, some chia seeds and butter.

 Moomin shaped marshmallow candies! These were so cute, look at the little Snufkin shaped green candy! Sadly their cute shape was the only good part about these, several of the flavours tasted kind of soapy. Meh.

 Sauerkraut soup with barley and pork. I also added some sour cream to this later. So delicious! I don’t know why I don’t make this soup more often.

 A couple of banana muffins.

It kind of bothers me that I almost always eat behind my computer. We do have a dining table, but it’s usually piled full of crap that honestly should not be there and is in general quite hard to access. For instance right now, I would have to climb over a small fold-table and a giant bag full of motorcycle gear to even get to it…

Work… 16. January 2018

 Greek yoghurt with jam.

 Coffee and two chocolate truffles.

 Minced meat stew with beans, avocado salad and a couple of tiny boxes of candy for dessert. They were lemon candies and chocolate buttons.

 A customer left these candies as a tip 😀 I gave one to the cook.

 Mushroom stew with eggplant, some tomato, avocado and quinoa crusted pork.

Popping candy… 10. January 2018

 Raspberry malt wheats cereal with milk.

 Yozora no Hoshi – Stars of the Night Sky candies. They were an adorable sweet and sugary treat to have with a cup of coffee.

 Apple jam-chocolate pastry.

 Baked potatoes, baked fish, salad and corn crackers with roast tomato hummus.

 Coffee and a popping candy covered doughnut.