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VITAMIN WATER ZERO – XXX

16 Jun

UntitledAcai-Blueberry-Pomegranate.   Yeah, all of that is in this bottle.   With a flavor overload like that I am seriously liking this drink despite the ZERO name.   Because that usually means….

….oh boy….

….and there it is… that artificial (despite being stevia) sweet atertaste flavor that just absolutely kills these drinks for me.    I was so certain I found the drink that defies the stereotype.

But back to the drawing board we go

PASTA CHIPS – MARINARA

22 May

UntitledI have shouted from the rooftops…my love for these here chips.   They is KILLER, yo!

I finally got the chance to taste the flavor I was craving even before I tried them… Marinara.

These babes are crispy and light and have a superb blend of tomato, herb, and spice flavoring to them.

Highly snackable and addictive as all get out.   These might be my favorite chip of 2015.

Oh yeah… you heard it here first…. seek them out!!    I have found them at Minyard Sun Fresh Market (for 3.99) and Walmart (for 2.99).     So yeah… pick them up at Walmart and save a buck.   They aren’t in the chip department – they are by the fresh deli stuff at Walmart so you gotta dig around until you find them but they are SOOOO worth it!

GATORADE LEMON ICE

12 May

Untitledohhhh yeah.  Gatorade has me loving them and hating them at the same time.

This new LEMON ICE is the best flavor yet.  It’s light and crisp and the hints of lemon make it a cross between a slightly sweet lemonade and a fresh glass of lemon water.  Either way I love it.

And it’s for a limited time.   And only available at The Sev (7-11).  That…I hate.

So get it while it’s hot.

FUNLEY’S SUPER CRACKERS – Pizza-N-Stuff

22 Apr

UntitledFull disclosure:  I am slightly disappointed as I write this because I was expecting these crackers to give me some sort of superpowers.   Turns out FUNLEY’s thinks eating healthy is a superpower.  Go Figure.

Aside from that hiccup, these are actually some pretty tasty crackers.   They have a slightly toasted taste and texture to them so I know they are baked instead of fried.  Which is totally fine.   These have “hidden” additional nutrition to them in the form of added carrot and tomato. I don’t instantly think “pizza” when I crunch on these but I am satisfied with the flavors I am getting.   Probably could have used some oregano in there to really hit home that pizza-ness.

Most “healthy” or “better than…” type crackers usually end up being flavorless cardboard snacks that you need glasses of water to wash down.    These were actually kinda addictive and highly snackable.   Would totally get these again.

CHEETOS SWEETOS

17 Apr

UntitledOkay these are interesting.  They are egg-shaped and on the bag Chester Cheetah is carrying an Easter basket.   So I am guessing they are for a limited time only.

(disclaimer:  the bag actually says Limited Time on them)

SHUT UP Disclaimer-guy!

Anyway  these are very light and fluffy with a slight crunch.   I love cinnamon and sugar together and these are so light you can pop a bunch of them before even realizing you have had nine handfuls.

They remind me of the Cinnamon Crispas from Taco bell…just lighter.

I don’t think I would fancy these all the time as a sweet snack but I do think they would be a perfect topper for some kind of a dessert.  Like an ice cream sundae build on a mountain of these or on some fro-yo.

TOLL HOUSE TRIPLE CHIP

3 Mar

UntitledOk so I am thinking I am gonna be snowed-in for a few days last week so while procuring provisions from the local grocer I picked up this ready-to-bake cookies from Toll House.

These “Triple Chip” cookies come in a tidy row of 24 little blocks.   You break them off, drop them on a cookie sheet, and bake.

How easy is that?

Freezing outside and the thought of some warm and yummy Toll Houses sounds real good right about now.  And the smell of these things as they were cooking?….double yum.

UntitledAnd then I don’t know what the hell happened but these were a total disaster.  The whole damn batch didn’t spread-out into to the perfectly formed disks on the package.

Followed the instructions and ended up with this mess.

So I guess I will not be buying these anymore.

TEXAS TEA – FREDERICKSBURG PEACH TEA

16 Feb

UntitledMy tour of the Texas Tea line of product continues with Fredericksburg Peach Tea.

The peach flavoring is subtle, sweet, and gives a full-body flavor to this little bottle.   It doesn’t taste like a funky fake peach either which is awesome.

Me likey.

I don’t often find this brand in mainstream stores.   I usually find it at Whole Foods.   If it was available everywhere I would certainly buy it more.

So far I think I have tried/reviewed three of the Texas Tea brand flavors and I have instantly loved all of them.

LANCE Captain’s Wafers

18 Dec

Lance Captain's WafersOh I know all about the saltines.

The Ritz.

The Club.

But for my money, there isn’t a cracker alive that can touch Lance Captain’s Wafers.    They are just so rich and buttery.   They are usually baked perfectly….and have that one edge…that is slightly more “done” than the rest…..oh man…those are THE best crackers known to modern civilization.

This movie I saw the other day said apes would eventually rise and take over the planet.

I am ok with this…I love animals…unless they decide to take these away.  Then I am kicking some monkey ass.

SNAPPLE Mango Madness

10 Oct

Continuing my tour of Snapple, I end up with the MANGO MADNESS today.

Knowing how much I dig pretty much all things Mango…I am amped.

Snapple has a habit of making  things some kinda awesome so I have no doubt this is gonna be a new favorite.

And…it’s kinda “meh”.   Don’t get me wrong…it’s mango-y enough…but it also seems like it’s missing something.    Maybe it should be a blend of mango and something because by itself just seems….meh.

VITAMIN WATER – Lemonade

26 Sep

FINALLY!!!!

I have been tasting all sorts of crap looking for a fruit-flavored drink that wasn’t full of sugar or aspartame or succralose.

Now I have found it!   Vitamin Water makes a kick-ass naturally sweetened lemonade.    It’s exactly the kind of drink I want ready-to-go-straight from the fridge when I am running out the door and need/want something delicious to drink.

Even the nutriti….ruh-roh.  No WONDER I love it.  It’s fully loaded with cane sugar and everything a full-calorie soda would have.

Seriously though – don’t be fooled by the name Vitamin Water.  It’s just about as close to a soft-drink as you can get.  And it tastes damn good.