Obsessions: Red Velvet Everything

I realize that the red velvet trend seems to be taking over the holidays, but I don't care because, well...

I love red velvet!

And yes, it's basically red cocoa cake (with an interesting history), but the thing that sets it apart from the typical chocolate pastry is the cream cheese frosting. Yum!

Now, when they try to come out with something "red velvet" flavored/inspired, I'm always curious because how can they make something taste like red velvet...and not chocolate?

Here are some red velvet things I've tried lately, and mini reviews on how they've lived up to the original.

Red Velvet Cake Pop by My Delighty Cupcakery

These were given out at the Two Point Oh LA Snowball. I was a little bewildered at first because it looks like a lollipop but is made of...cake? And that's exactly what it is. A cake pop. It's just an even smaller version of a cupcake, but on a stick.

These were really good, and I just wish they were bigger (like...the size of a cupcake?). The cake was almost like a brownie--dense, but moist. The frosting wasn't cream cheese though, just vanilla. Overall though, it tasted like a typical red velvet cake.

Red Velvet Ice Blended Drink by Coffee Bean

Tastes like liquid cake! Try it in the hot cocoa form too. I can't say it tasted like red velvet cake, but it's definitely delicious (and comes in a pretty shade of pink). It's not as chocolate-y as a mocha or chocolate-flavored drink, but really sweet. Too bad it's only available during the holidays!

Red Velvet Chocolate Holiday Milk by Market Pantry
(Target's private label food brand)

I can honestly say that I was the most skeptical about this one.

I mean...red velvet...chocolate milk? What?

But it turned out to be surprisingly good. It didn't taste like red velvet, really...just regular chocolate milk, but red and a little sweeter (which wasn't a bad thing). I topped mine with whipped cream, sprinkles, and a mini candy cane just to make it cuter.

The cool thing about it though is that you can drink it cold or hot, so if you can't make it to Coffee Bean, you can just buy a carton of this and have some at home! It's cheaper in the long run too--got it for less than $4 at Target.

Red Velvet Cupcake by Kupcake Kitchen

And for those of you who prefer the original, Kupcake Kitchen, Crumbs, and Nadia Cakes all make amazing red velvet cupcakes!

Any of you obsessed with red velvet too or tried any of these? :)


Erika Lee Sears said...

I love red velvet- so yummy :)

Fashion Meets Food said...

I love red velvet. Everything looks amazing!


Sandy a la Mode said...

i too LOVE red velvet!! red velvet cake pops are the BEST!!! ok well cupcakes are really good too! i am not sure how i feel about it as a drink though...

yiqin; said...

so cute! I wnanna try the cake pops.

Tiffany Duong said...

i didn't know that coffee bean has a red velvet drink! but then again, i don't go there very often. i like their black forest drink though..but the cake is still better. :)

L a D y ♥ V said...

Your blog is making me hungry! haha

I love red velvet (especially the one they sell at the Cheesecake factory)... yummiee

nataliesimone said...

this is awesome!!! those red velvet cake pops were to die for! Im seriosuly thinking of having them send me a box...lol

and did you know Coco's has red velvet pancakes?! lol. i didnt try them. but obviously YOU would be the expert!

im gonna try that coffee bean red velvet drink...looks super good.

hope youre having a wonderful new year and cant wait to see you at a 2.0 event...whenever it is. :p

StylI.N.G. said...

I tried posting a comment earlier but it failed :-(. I may have stumbled upon this posting a week late but it is awesome!!! Red-velvet is the real "year round" deal and now I have a craving to satisfy...