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Published February 5th 2014
Take a walk on the wild side with a Dirty Chai
Normally I would review the place itself rather than the products it sells, yet Froth and Fodder is my first exception.
From the outside
I regularly haunt this establishment. Don't get me wrong, the interior is tasteful; low tables line one side surrounded by stools, whilst on the other old school desks are the table of choice, a nice touch to an otherwise typical coffee shop. But, what made Froth and Fodder stand out for me, upon my last visit, was their latest coffee edition; the Dirty Chai Latte, accompanied by a sumptuous white chocolate and raspberry brownie. Maybe you are think that is nothing to shout home about, you would be wrong.
The Dirty Chai Latte is a delicious take on a classic, take the traditional recipe; a delicious spice blend of cinnamon, clove, vanilla, ginger, cardamom pods and black peppercorn and crucially, replace the black tea with espresso. The Chai Latte has been reborn. The Dirty Chai includes all the classic flavours you expect but gives every coffee lover their warming coffee hit, plus, for £2.45 it is quite a bargain.
Yet the Dirty Chai would have been nothing without its partner, the infamous Froth and Fodder brownie. No matter when you visit, upon reaching the till you are tempted by their selection of delectable brownies and slabs of cake in an array of delicious flavours from carrot cake to the white chocolate and raspberry brownie. What makes Froth and Fodder's brownie different, no matter what flavour, is how soft and indulgent they are, both gooey and rich. However, the flavour combinations on offer excite the mind as well as the taste buds; classic yet scrumptious. I have sampled their white chocolate and raspberry variety; hunks of sweet white chocolate intersecting a rich dark chocolate, raspberry infused brownie base, as well as their chocolate orange variety. No matter what your choice you will never be disappointed, and at £1.50 a brownie they are worth every penny.
However, if you are not sweet toothed head for their equally infamous slow roasted pork belly sandwich; a ciabatta style bread crammed with pork belly, hoisin sauce, and spring onions, £3.50 for half, £5 for whole. Whilst it definitely isn't the cheapest option it is my sandwich of choice every time.
Froth and Fodder offers delicious food and drink at great prices in a superb location, right opposite the main University of Leeds building.