Halo Top Taste Test

About 2 months ago I took up Macro Counting. Don't get me wrong, I like to indulge once in a while and feed my sweet tooth. I finally decided to see what all the buzz was about on the Halo Top Ice Cream. 
I had assumed that the number listed on the front were the calories per serving . . . but when I found out it was per PINT. . .oh happy day! I finally found something sweet and I wouldn't feel guilty after eating. Plus its a great source of protein so I was on board!
I have listed a few flavors I tested, so grab your spoons and lets get crackin!
 
Oatmeal Cookie Crunch
Oatmeal, Yes. Cookie? NO.
 
I actually find oatmeal  to be very comforting.
 Oatmeal Raisin? HELL NAW, but Oatmeal Cookie, YAS!
The Ice cream had a nice hint of cinnamon in it and the Oatmeal 'Cookie" swirl. . . I wouldn't call it a cookie per say. But more of just a raw Oatmeal, it was Ok, but I probably wouldn't order it again. . . It has sat in my freezer for 2months now. . . the longest ANY ice cream has lasted in my freezer. . .
 
Mint Chip
Refreshing and Mint to be :)
 
My favorite flavor of all time is Mint Chip, some people are iffy about mint and chocolate but this has always been my go to flavor. I tired not to get my hopes up but OMG, this one is by far my favorite and just as good as the real thing!
 
Chocolate Covered Banana
Chocolate Covered Nothing . .
 
I was really excited by this flavor and it was a total let down. It was a VERY overpowering, generic banana flavor, with a 'chocolate' swirl ice cream. . .I didn't pick up on any chocolate taste. Plus I was super bummed there were no chunks of any chocolate OR banana in it. You know how in the movies when the girl thinks their boyfriend may have hide a ring in their dessert, so they are digging through it like a wild animal looking for something that isn't there? THATS what it was like eating this ice cream.


82 Queen: Fit For A Queen

Living in Charleston we have unlimited restaurants to choose from, John and I always like to try something different each week. Usually he's the food connoisseur and picks the place, but when I found out he's never been to 82 Queen, I knew he had to try it!
Usually when we go out for dinner downtown we always go on a random week night since Charleston is so crazy busy on the weekends. So getting a Thursday night reservation was easy peasy. The whole atmosphere of this place is amazinggggg, they provide indoor seating but John and I decided to brace the August heat and sit outside in their beautiful courtyard to admire the gazebos and the twinkle lights.

With the summer heat I was just going to stick with water but the Berry Mojito sounded so refreshing. . . and it was!!! John ordered his usual Jameson and ginger but caved and got a berry mojito too!
 We started with their complimentary chive biscuits and for apps ordered their famous BBQ Shrimp and Grits and also the Crispy Shrimp Crab Rolls.

For my entrée I ordered the Fish and Grits. Yall I am a massive grits snob. . .most of the time I am let down with bland or runny grits. . . .but not 82 Queen. Best Grits. Hands. Down. The stone ground yellow grits had a thick consistency with a hint of sweetness that wasn't too overpowering. The flounder, crispy fried green tomatoes and bacon were the perfect blend and the sauce was a snazzy addition for a nice spice kick. Also, the fried green tomatoes were so perfectly seasoned that the next day heating up my leftovers, It didn't need a dipping sauce!



Its was so good that John and I went back for brunch and of course I had to order their Crab Cake Grits with a fried green tomato and poached egg. . . yurrrrm!