For years, I have been missing opportunities one after another. I even contemplated on driving to Miami to be able to at least get a glimpse of this uber cute food truck. Now that they’re back in Tampa, I was finally able to get to see the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck in person.
Saturday morning, I saw a text message from a friend. It was a picture of a news segment and showed the internationally famous logo of a cat that has no mouth. I was excited but didn’t say anything to Chris. While sipping coffee and talking about the things we could do today, Chris said, “We can do all that as long as we go somewhere before 8pm.” “Why?” I asked. “It’s a surprise.” Looking at him and I smiled, “Oh I know what it is.” He looked back and tried to check and see if I really knew. Then I said, “Hello Kitty.”
The pink truck was just going to be in the area for a day. Even though I’ve been waiting for this opportunity for some time now, we didn’t go there right away. We ended up doing something in the backyard — a few things that we’ve been putting off. We really didn’t leave until late afternoon to head to the mall, where the Hello Kitty Cafe Truckwas parked for the day. We still had plenty of time thought. Usually around this time, the crowd would have thinned out and we wouldn’t have to wait so long to get a cookie or pastry. I wasn’t really sure what I would find when we get there. I also don’t know why, for some reason, I thought that I might be able to order a sandwich shaped like a Hello Kittylogo. Sorry to say, I didn’t see any sandwiches on the menu.
We got to the mall and was able to miraculously find parking right away. I didn’t know where it would exactly be, as I assumed it would be parked somewhere outside the mall. Chris, having been preparing to surprise me, he already had this info and knew where it would be. Wow! He really prepared for this. I followed his lead. We went inside the mall. I thought we would just go through the mall to get to the other side. We didn’t go to the next door, but instead turned left. Ahh maybe we’re going through another door, I thought. Nope! My eyes lit up as I saw a cute pink truck towards the end of the hall. I was surprise to see it inside the mall. As in previous years, I had seen the photos and videos of the pink truck being parked outside. Inside is good, I thought. It won’t be hot.
There were only a few people in line, which was good because it meant we won’t have to wait that long.
I looked at the menu and noticed that many are already sold out. Luckily, there were still some macarons and cookies. I kept going back and forth between the 2. But in the end, I was able to leave with Hello Kitty Macaronsand Hello Kitty Cookies and a FREE Hello Kitty Tote.
The cookies and macarons are just so cute! I’m going to have to fight the urge of eating them right away. When I can’t fight any longer and we eventually eat them, I will let you guys know how it tasted. Don’t worry, I don’t think I can resist that long!
Ainee 02.16.2019 (Tampa, FL)
Hello Kitty Macarons