I was always the kid that left all of the grape popsicles in the freezer.

I ate around all of the lemon Starburst’s, jelly beans, and Jolly Ranchers.

I stole all of the Snickers bars out of my brothers’ Halloween candy, and the Cadbury Creme Eggs from their Easter baskets.

You could say I have a few favorites.

I have a thing for sweet, fruity flavors like strawberry-kiwi and mango-peach. I own way too many body lotions and lip glosses, all because of these flavors.

I don’t like plain ice cream. I can handle a vanilla cone with rainbow sprinkles, but I need triple the spinkles since I enjoy overdosing on them.

My ice cream must have chunks and swirls.

That has nothing to do with my thighs. I swear.

I am not plain vanilla.

I am not plain chocolate unless it is mixed with any of the following, including but not limited to peanut butter, sea salt, or bacon. Or all 3 at once.

Like most things in my life, I need some drama with my flavors.

I guess you could say I am partial to all things that smell fruity, sweet, and good enough to eat. Grape does not really smell nice. It smells gross.

It doesn’t rank up there with vegetables, but it is close.

While many of the flavors I enjoy are more complex, Mr. How Sweet likes to keep things simple.

Everytime I buy a candle, he requests that the scent is ‘orange or cherry.’

No, not amber glow, or mulled wine, or coconut vanilla.


A good ole’ vanilla smoothie just doesn’t do it for me.

I need some more spice in my life – some more flavor.

So I added some citrus – some delicious, tangy lime – to this vanilla smoothie, and it was one of the best decisions I ever made.

Vanilla Lime Smoothie

1/2 cup plain, greek yogurt

5-6 ice cubes

1/2 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

contents of 1/2 vanilla bean

juice of half a lime

1/4 teaspoon lime zest + more for garnish

optional: protein powder

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Top with lime zest and garnish with a wedge of lime.

Mr. How Sweet also wants you to know that his other favorite flavor is steak.

He’d like some steak-flavored candles and chap-stick, too.

If you come up with a steak-flavored chap-stick, he will be your new best friend. You can even come over and play with his dyecast cars, bobbleheads, and WWF figurines, too!