Everyone’s Favorite Part of a Business Meeting
By: Desi Dimitrova
Do you remember when you were little and you never understood why dessert came at the end of the meal, when all you wanted to do was eat it first? Do you still feel like that as an adult? Once you grow up, you have the option to eat whatever you like, whenever you like. So sometimes dessert does come before anything else.
But what about at work? Do you munch on some delicious treats throughout the day? And how about after a tedious meeting?
Studies have shown that snacking in the office increases the bonds and improves relationships between co-workers. It also decreases stress because you’re able to share your burden with colleagues. Which is why it comes as no surprise that when a less-than-exciting meeting is a foot, managers like to head to the local bakery and buy delicious pastries for everyone!
Have you ever wondered what kinds of desserts and snacks best fit in a meeting environment? Here’s a list of the most mouth-watering treats that will brighten up even the gloomiest meeting or, sometimes, day!
Don’t you just love the frosting on top? That’s the best part of any cupcake! Not to mention that it gives it its signature taste. Whether it’s Luscious Vanilla, Dark Chocolate or Red Velvet — they’re irresistible. In addition to that, you can have the cupcakes custom-made with the company logo or a special message. And they have an actual superpower. Cupcakes can brighten up anyone’s day! Yes, that meeting just got better!
They are the cupcakes’ best friends. Not all cookies are made equal though, so be careful with your choice. It’s best to opt for freshly baked goodness.
Chocolate Truffles on A Stick
Old but gold! Truffles are elegant and classy. They were made for people who like tradition and see nothing wrong with sticking to what works. If the rest of your team is slightly more adventurous, you can put the truffles on a stick, bring out a couple of bowls of melted chocolate and let people experience Heaven in the office. It’s a snack that everyone will talk about for the rests of the week!
Who doesn’t like doughnuts? They’re fluffy and delicious. But they can be a very heavy food, and especially for people who are health-conscious, doughnuts are a nightmare. So, is there a better option on the market? Why yes, there is! Baked doughnuts! They’ve become the hit of season, creating their own following. And with good reason — you get the same delicious taste but with less grease! Now that’s the kind of math everyone loves!
It’s a hot summer day. The AC is working round the clock. And yet, the day calls for an ice treat to lift everyone’s spirits. So why not have some ice pops? They can even be made out of ice cream and cut into small squares, so that people can easily take a piece. Hurry up before they melt!
Ice Cream Sundaes
Speaking of frozen goodies, you can also try yummy ice cream sundaes. They’re a perfect blend of ice cream, whipped cream and chocolate sauce. Oh, and let’s not forget about the most important ingredient — the cherry on the top! They’re serviced in individual cups, so your teammates and colleagues will be able to enjoy them without causing too much distraction to themselves and others.
The king among desserts! Add to it some whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles, and you have yourself a little piece of Heaven. It’s easy to pass around as it usually comes in small cups. Mousses produce exhilarating excitement because of all the amazing decoration. And people love them because they’re not as heavy as other types of desserts. Not to mention that they’re incredibly tasty. It’s a win-win!
Brownie Delight A’la Mode
Did you know that the pie a’la mode (the early version of the brownie a’la mode) was invented in Minnesota? It all happened at the end of the 19th century, and today this dessert claims the title of one of the most popular treats on the market. And with good reason! The combination of delicious chocolate brownie with cool vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup will melt in your mouth in seconds. Your co-workers won’t be able to resist it!
What is the 4th July without apple pie? Or any other occasion, for that matter? Pies are such an amazing type of food. There probably isn’t a person alive who doesn’t love them. And you have so many options! Of course, undoubtedly the biggest winner is the apple pie. Complete it with cinnamon ice cream, and everyone will love you. And when you get them for events or just because you feel like it for the office meeting, they usually come in smaller sizes, so that everyone can take one. Delicious!
Cakes have the lead when it comes to traditional desserts. They can be chocolate or vanilla, with fruit or nuts, you name it! But have you tried the oh so good carrot cake with pineapple cream cheese frosting? If you have not, brace yourself. Your life is about to be transformed! And if you want to make it easier for your colleagues to enjoy, try cutting it in smaller square pieces, and put those on a skewer of some sort. Or cake pops! You can also directly order the cake in such a form, so you will be able to save yourself some time. And people will adore you!
Cups of Fruit Salad
And last, but most definitely not least, let’s take a look at the healthiest dessert out there — the fruit salad. This is a very refreshing treat and it’s good for all seasons. Add in a scoop of ice cream to make it even more delicious in those hot summer months. Or how about a bit of honey? Amazing! You can order cups of fruit salads that your colleagues will be able to enjoy as the meeting goes on. And they’ll be refreshed and have more energy!
So, which dessert do you like most in your office? Is there something you’re dying to try out?