The Best Fast Food Cookies Are…!

Note: This post is a perfect compliment to my post from several months back of “Which Milk Brand is the Best?

I have had an addiction to fast food cookies since college, where these delicious sugary snacks (and chocolate milk) would keep me awake even through even the most boring of economics lectures. I have been particularly loyal to one brand in particular, but I felt that I needed to thoroughly examine the other options to see if I was missing out on even better cookies.

Fast Food Cookies Evaluated:

  • McDonald’s
  • Subway
  • Jack in the Box
  • Taco Del Mar

The following stores do not sell cookies, at least in Seattle: Burger King, K.F.C (even though it’s on their nutrition guide), Wendy’s, Taco Time.

Evaluation Process:

  1. Each store’s standard would be judged by the all-time, most popular favorite cookie: the chocolate chip.
  2. Each cookie would be eaten as received from the store, and then heated at home later.
  3. Three Judging categories: Taste, Texture, and Value/Price

Which Milk brand is the best? Quick Seattle Milk Review

Last week, we ended up with a bad, nasty batch of milk. As a result, I wanted to try several types of milk, to finally see how they stack up. Brands were chosen to represent a good sample of milk available in the Seattle area.

All milk brands compared were 2% and rBST free.

Continue reading Which Milk brand is the best? Quick Seattle Milk Review

Cheap Teavana Teaware Alternatives / Teavana is Expensive

I just discovered Teavana while visiting a local mall yesterday. It’s a tea drinker’s dream store, however it’s crazy expensive and the workers push to sell you the most expensive of their overpriced items.

So I decided to see if I could find their items cheaper, and of course I could. :P

Teavana’s Product Alternative found on

Overkill Cast Iron Tea Set for 5: $440

Starter Cast Iron Tea Set for Two

Starter Cast Iron Tea Set for Two: $75

More Teapot sets starting from $50-75

Green Cast Iron Teapot: $70

Green Cast Iron Teapot

Green Cast Iron Teapot: $40

Black Cast Iron Teacup: $13

Black Cast Iron Teacups

Set of 4 Same Black Cast Iron Teacups: $26 ($6.50/each)

Washi Tea Tin
3 oz: $9
6 oz: $11
13 oz: $15

Any airtight, non-transparent storage container.

Yes, it may not look as cool, but if you already have a container like that (Tupperware) then you’re fine and you saved some money!

Tea Infuser Ball: $13

Tea Infuser Ball

Tea Infuser Ball: $2

Tea Thermos with Strainer: $28

Tea Thermos with Strainer

Same Tea Thermos with Strainer: $20

Teavana Perfect Teamaker: $20

Adagio Teas Ingenuitea Teapot: $20 (Same price for once but this is the #1 selling Amazon item in “Teapots”)

Belle Amitie Glass Teapot: $33

Bormioli Rocco H Drink Dea Teapot with Infuser

Glass Teapot with Infuser: $28

Hopefully this post was helpful for any tea drinkers that like Teavana’s products but not their prices.