Hometown Cravings; Best Seller, The Snickers Freezer

City: Columbus, GA
Stop: 
Fountain City Coffee
Drink: Snickers Freeze

Hi everyone! Welcome back to Hometown Cravings! I visited Fountain City Coffee once again to try one of their best selling items: The Snickers Freezer. In contrast to the Heath Freezer, I got last time, they don’t have crunched up candy bars but instead use syrup. Since none of my qualifications for this blog state that a coffee must have finely ground candy, I said: “why not?” and decided to give it a go!

The Snickers Freezer has much the same consistency of the Heath, sans candy dust. Like a milkshake- but better! The predominant flavor is nutty with mocha undertones. I feel like the sweetness is trying to emulate the nougat, even if it’s not, the nougat taste certainly comes to mind. It also has a slight bitterness that sticks around as an afterthought to the mocha.

When it comes to using the syrup to create flavors, you can tell. That being said, it’s not bad at all. In fact, they do get admirably close to the flavor of a Snickers candy bar. And for that, I applaud them.

Taste; 3.5 out of 5/5

Would I recommend this drink? Certainly! If you’re a big Snickers fan, this will satisfy any craving you have for the treat. I got the freezer, but they can make it in a hot variant or regular Iced.

 

Hometown Cravings: Heath Freezer

City: Columbus, GA
Stop: Fountain City Coffee
Drink: Heath Freezer
Extras: Bacon, Egg and Mozzarella Wrap

Fountain City has been a very recent discovery for me and skyrocketed into staple status. The interior is a subtle mix of rustic and industrial that makes me feel hip. The music leans toward Alternative and lends a hand in music discovery, if you like music like The Shins, Vampire Weekend and Regina Spektor. As I sit and write this, they’re playing one of my favorite Vampire Weekend songs M-79, which I really never hear while out and about.

Every time I come in here, I get the deceptive feeling that I’m doing something important even if it’s just watching youtube videos or drawing. The open air flow, the primarily warm colors and the black and white graphite portraits on the walls feel smart. There’s a stream of hip young students and businessmen that only makes the feeling that I should be doing schoolwork that much stronger.

With that feeling, I’m going to  move on to to the 3rd cup of coffee featured here: The Heath Freezer. All of the baristas are fantastic, but one stands out to me. This morning, I got lucky and she was here to make my drink.

The freezer has a milkshake consistency, it’s not watery but rich. The espresso flavor is surprisingly mild and doesn’t overpower the toffee/chocolate flavors. It’s almost like drinking a heath bar. In comparison to yesterday’s coffee, it’s night and day in terms of sheer quality.

The first flavor I notice is a toffee and it’s followed by a nice contrast of slight bitterness that doesn’t detract from the drink but rather complements the sweetness. I honestly can’t recommend this drink enough.

The wrap was what you’d expect from a wrap- bacon and egg, a mozzarella chaser. A safe bet if you want breakfast. I don’t have too much to say about this sandwich, but if you like bacon, egg and cheese, you’ll like this.

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Taste: Ohenrys taste/5

-JJ