Friday, February 08, 2008

Favorite Florida Treat











We're going to Florida later this month for a quick vacation (to get away from our lovely Chicago winter for a few days) and I have been dreaming about my favorite treat that can be found in most Florida airports... COCONUT PATTIES!! They are made by Anastasia Confections and are the most divine thing. I love these so so much. Nothing is better than coconut and chocolate! Our friend Keenan is a flight attendant and brought these back from Florida when I was prego and I was SO excited. Carrie's husband Steve found them online (I think also when I was pregnant) and they ordered some for me as a surprise - I almost peed my pants.

So now that I have conveyed how much I love these... today I was in TJ Maxx (looking for a softer rug for the LR without much success) and as I went to check out with some other things I'd picked up, I noticed right by the register...the bright yellow boxes screaming the name, Coconut Patties. I gasped, and exclaiming to Eli how wonderful these were, threw three boxes in my cart and have been dreaming about them ever since (I'm going to use a free point for sweets tomorrow and will be in total heaven). If you ever fly through Florida or see these in TJ Maxx... try them!

*I'm a little leery about buying food from TJ Maxx, but these had an expiration date for Aug. 08, so I figured they would still be fine. Hopefully I'm not disappointed!

5 comments:

Wendy King said...

I love that you're escaping to Florida! I'm so jealous. What part? What are the plans? Will you see Faye?

Sarah S said...

yes! i'm so excited. we're going to tampa to see faye and john, and then we'll stay at longboat key. mostly we're just going to RELAX and soak up the sunshine...

Heather said...

You need a break from this fabulous weather? I'm shocked! I'm glad you found a special treat that's worth splurging on. I get the same way whenever I buy those LU cookies from the grocery store--they're worth every penny/calorie!

Beckie said...

Yum! I mean mouth watering yum!!!
How fun that you found them here too! I think I have gotten them at Marshalls here and they were pretty good. : ) Enjoy!!!

Marci said...

How fun you are going to Florida! You definitely deserve it after the winter you have survived!