Friday, 11 March 2016

XS Espresso: The contract with the Dessert Devil



I did it. It only took a few years but I did it. I lived my destiny.

New and interesting places open in Sydney frequently, taking Instagram by storm. How could it not? Look at that crazy, over the top sugary behemoth of a creation. Only bad people hate desserts.

As much as I would love chasing down cafe after cafe to eat to my heart's content, my waist will only grow in response. And I'd like my exercise to be more than just allowing me to consume obscene amounts of food as delicious as it may be. One look and you can probably understand the hideous delay. They demand a certain occasion and stomach capacity. Mine has been programmed to a 90/10 and its inverse to a savoury to dessert ratio. Unless that is satisfied, discomfort is guaranteed. But even lifeheld restrictions are gracefully hurled out the window in moments of fuck it. Are you in the habit of saving things for a special occasion only to realise from an objective point of view you've become a hoarder? Perhaps its that fancy wine you've set aside to age, or that really rich aromatic candle that you  swore to burn only on your dying day. Why though? Why reserve them for a special occasions when such special items themselves can turn mundane days into special ones?

I've decided to make a pledge. To hell with conservativeness. Tiny joys break up the bleakness of life. You and I, we're going to treat ourselves and be guiltless about it.


This is indulgence personified, infinity cubed. There were many accounts of the bottom of the jar being a fabled existence. yes... I too.. struggled to catch the elusive unicorn. The drink in itself is a salted caramel and nutella milkshake which despite its sinful name isn't as rich as you'd assume. Yes, that is a cronut atop of the jar. Freshly fried. I take back all my scorn for the cronut. It's goddamn delicious because the dirnk was already lacking in calories. Ahaha. Served atop a plate with haphazardly swiped chocolate and sprinkles, easily make it the highlight of my week. 

The XS Surprise
A pretty and fun drink to appeal to the kids but the very last thought you will be having in a positive light after watching them bounce uproariously off the walls. A serene cloud of fairy floss, sprinkles in their thousands, an ice cream cone nursing a kinder surprise (which my friend eagerly swiped before the camera could) and you can't forget the crunchie. The shake itself is ah, memory fails, but I recall the honeycomb playing a generous role. The bottom of this will forever remain a myth. Al the misery in the world couldn't urge me to finish two. Ah, it looks so sweetly innocent, but that beguiles a sinister facade.

I'm ecstatic for the existence of XS espresso, truly. For starters, it's a rare, magnificent place that isn't in Sydney or its surrounding suburbs and it's fairly close to home .. for better or for worse. I can happily say, its an experience that I wholeheartedly indulged in. Well, it's all going to snowball from here, no cafe will be safe from my purge.

XX

Jeannie 

13 comments:

  1. These look absolutely delicious! I kind of want to live off them (and pizza) for the rest of my life. x Alona

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    1. Isn't that the dream diet? Ahaha

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  2. OMG!!! This looks sOOOOOOOO yummmy! I can't deal! Delicious!!! Delicious!
    kisses
    xoBeckerman Girls

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  3. oh my heavenly days!! This looks amazing!!
    XO JNESS
    jenessasheffield

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  4. new york city has a place like this! literally food porn x the-beautiful-things.com

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    1. I wouldn't be surprised! Australia is always slow on the uptake with things like this. And there do you to enjoy ;)

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  5. Oh wow this looks soooooo delicious!!!

    xo

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  6. Wow, seems so so good ;)

    XX

    Mónica Sors

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  7. Looks so yummy!!
    Xo, Christianne
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  8. Looks so yummy!!
    Xo, Christianne
    Http://simplychristianne.com

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