Friday, February 3, 2012

Sweet Chicago

I told a friend of mine that I was moving to Chicago, and the first thing she mentioned was that it would be impossible to find good sweet tea in Chicago. She's most likely right. For those not in the know Southerners drink their iced tea with sugar. I laugh when my mom asks for "Unsweet tea" when we go up North, because there is no sweet tea. Then I got to thinking (run and hide now). I don't really drink sweet tea that often. I didn't like it as a child, which doesn't surprise me. As a general rule anything that has a lot of sugar in it has always made me either sick or hyper, and usually both. As such I learned to avoid sweets from a pretty early age. As I got older I learned to like it sparingly, mostly with a healthy dose of lemon. My college roommate always had a pitcher in the fridge, and he made sweet tea with enough sugar that the stirring spoon would stand up by itself. Anyway, still thinking, I've thought if when I get to Chicago and go out to eat whether or not I should order iced tea and put four or five packets of sugar/sweetener in it simply to see the reaction I get. Isn't that a dumb thing to think about?


  1. Hi, I've been hopping over to your blog now and then since I saw you were following mine. I don't think it's a dumb thing at all. I walk into men only cafe's to order take away coffee, just to see the reaction :) Best of luck with the move to Chicago.

    1. Well thank you :) I enjoy your blog. I hope you enjoy mine as well! Regards!