Oh. My. Goodness.
So Starbucks rolled out a new flavor theme recently: Vanilla Spice. They have a vanilla spice coffee and a vanilla spice latte. Naturally, this seemed like something up my alley, but I had yet to try it. Until today. And it is delicious. Like seriously delicious, I’m really surprised at how truly delicious it is. It’s vanilla-y, but not too sweet, and the spices give it a really nice zing. And it reminds me of something…
Sandbuckles!!!! Holy crap that’s it!
Sorry, I had to interrupt myself. Since I started sipping it, I recognized the smell, but couldn’t place it. It’s cardamom! Phew. Glad I got that figured out. This drink smells just like some Christmas cookies my mom makes called sandbuckles. Sandbakkles? I really have no idea how to spell them, but they’re a Norwegian cookie that my grandmother used to make. I don’t really know how to describe the taste… They’re kind of like a butter cookie but with spices, the main one being cardamom!
If you’d like to find out what those cookies taste like, go get a vanilla spice latte. Or even if you don’t care about Norwegian cookies, go get one anyway, because it’s yummy. It’s definitely going into my regular rotation.