Day 2 Jamaica trip 2024

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I’m writing this post a few weeks after returning to Ottawa but the next few days I wrote while I was in Jamaica. It was a very busy trip but this was a day I got to stay at the resort. Jewel Paradise Cove while my friend figured out our plans for the remainder of the week.  The resort posts the activity schedule on the app, on tv’s in the room, and on a screen in the lobby. I had seen that there was a resort tour at 11:00. I have stayed in many resorts and it usually the company that you booked with doing these tours. I liked that there was no need to wait for a specific tour rep and the hotel was doing this. My friend was out up and early for the garden tour. I slept in and went for breakfast at 10:30. I wanted my friend to come in the hotel tour with me because I have no sense of direction but we later discovered we weren’t getting each others text messages and I thought she was still on the garden tour.  I had received my friends text that she was disappointed there were no plantai

I tried the new plant based jalapeño lime beyond burger at a&w




 I often go to a&w for a beyond burger combo. I always have coupons and my store even told me they accept expired coupons. The beyond burger combo is $7.99 with the coupon it includes a beyond burger, fries, and drink. The burger by itself is $7.75 so the coupon essentially gives free fries and drink. 

I asked if the coupon was valid on the jalapeño lime beyond burger they tried but it was not. I am assuming because it is a limited flavour.  The question becomes is it worth paying a few dollars more for a different flavour of beyond burger. 

Today it was okay because McDonald’s had free fries and I’m fine with drinking water. I bought the burger by itself. It was nice to not have to customize anything. I usually have to ask for no mayo, no cheese in my beyond burger but the staff at aw are so good it’s never an issue. I always go home and add vegan mayo and sometimes vegan cheese. This has not been an issue for the past few years as I’m always getting takeout and going home. It might be an issue if I am traveling. 

The only differences between the classic beyond burger and the jalapeño lime is the sauce and the bun. The classic comes on a sesame bun and the jalapeño lime in a whole grain. I usually don’t like whole grain buns I think AW will let you substitute they also offer lettuce wraps at no charge but I wanted to try it as it comes. The bun was actually very good. In the old days when I was vegetarian I never liked getting veggie burgers because they were always on hard whole grain buns. The a&w bun was just as soft as the sesame bun and it had a nice flavour. 

There is a lot of sauce on this. It is all at the top. The bottom has ketchup and mustard. The sauce is really spicy. I like spicy but I found this spice took away from the burger flavour. There was a spicy after taste in my mouth after I was done eating it. The burger is really good though. 

I personally like the classic beyond better so I will be happily using my coupon and adding my own sauce to the burger in the future. I suspect if a&w keeps this on the menu they will have coupons for it in the future. I might get it again if I have a coupon for it. A&W is a favourite place and am so happy that they are being so proactive in offering good affordable vegan options.


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