When we went to Islands of Adventure on the first day of our Christmas vacation I knew the first thing I wanted to do was grab some Butterbeer from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Every spare second we had I suggested we get more Butterbeer. It is my favorite beverage (ever) so when I got to have it again after two years, I became excited to say the least.
It is a combination of sweet butterscotch and root beer flavoring. Butterbeer isn’t actually alcoholic and comes in both frozen and cold. The frozen tastes much sweeter then the cold version. The cold version tastes too carbonated for my liking. You can only get this drink in the Harry Potter section of Islands of Adventure. No where else in the world can you purchase it. In the picture above is both versions, cold on the left and frozen on the right. Chris prefers the cold version when I obviously want the frozen version for its sweeter taste. With the frozen version you have to drink it with a straw because the foam and ice part separate and spill easily on your clothes if you aren’t careful when sipping.
There is no official nutritional information released from Universal but lab results say the drink is 200 calories, less then a McDonald’s milkshake. 200 is still a really hefty number but comparing it to a milkshake makes me feel a little better about drinking so many of them.
We’re slowly uploading more videos to our vlog channel from our trip (while watching Mulan, might I add). You can see some of the new ones here.
You read that right! I’ve been starting to drink coffee. It’s pretty weird because, although I have always loved the smell of coffee, the taste of it has always made my face cringe in that “I don’t like this” kind of way.
When I was shopping at Publix the other day they had samples of coffee with Bailey’s creamer. Immediately I was intrigued because Bailey’s is my favorite alcoholic drink. To clarify though, the creamer is non-alcoholic.
The one I ended up choosing was Gold Cheesecake (another flavor I hated until recently). Exercise caution because one tablespoon is 100 calories. That seems like a lot to me but I’ve never had coffee and creamer before now so I wouldn’t know. How many calories is in your creamer?
I need some restraint with this concoction. I have a history with caffeine addiction so I’m trying to limit it to one to two cups a week. It is already proving difficult, however, because it tastes so delicious.