Did you know Mastermind Toys is now in Ottawa?!?
I had never heard of them before, but I’m now thrilled that there are 2 new locations in Ottawa: Kanata & Ottawa-East.
I mean what store can you go into and pet a larger-than-life hand-painted plush elephant? Or play with the coolest new toys? Or rush in for a last minute gift and walk out 15 minutes later with a perfectly appropriate gift-wrapped toy?
Amazing Brands, Top-Notch Quality
I had a blast looking at all the really cool stuff they had. Some brands I new really well, others were more obscure. But one thing prevailed: Coolness.
Speaking of coolness, I found this neat little thing called the ZOKU. Actually, ZOKU is the brand and they make a few different things including a popsicle maker (which I also bought) and a slushie maker.
Oh Yes! The good ‘ole Slushie. Stick the empty container in the freezer for 24hrs, pour in your favorite drink (no aspartame – it won’t work), stir frequently for 5-9 minutes, and Voila! Instant (ish) slushie for you to enjoy.
Great for the kids right? How ’bout great for moms too? I used mine to make a beer cocktail. Equal parts lime & simple syrup (about 1 to 1.5 oz of each, to taste) and fill up with the beer of your choice. Sweet. Sour. Yeasty. Cold…. Yummy. In slushie form? All the better!
Who says these toys are just for kids anyways?