3:00 am- I got up to what sounded like my coffee maker malfunctioning and turning on (The Best Part of Wakin’ Up, right? By the way…WHY IN THE WORLD are they trying to find a new jingle?). Anyways, turns out, my coffee maker is just fine (whew!) and the sound was that of rain pelting up against my windows. Awesome.
6:30- I get up to the same sound, but this time I flip on Mr. Coffee to duel it out with the noisy rain.
9:20- I leave for class. Torrential rain doesn’t even begin to describe it. However, it was Calculus class and she told us specifically to GET there, no matter what. I walked outside, opened my umbrella and immediately, the 30mph winds inverted my cute plaid pink shelter and almost knocked the thing right out of my hands. Awesome. I looked around and saw a trend…RUN like you are on fire…through puddles up to your shins and wind blowing you almost off of your feet. Thankfully, the building I needed to get to was right across the way from my dorm. Then again, I still showed up looking as though I had just jumped into the deep end of a swimming pool and couldn’t get out. Anyways, some cute kid sat next to me in math (that has nothing to do with anything...). After class, I walked out with one of my friends and…IT WAS SNOWING. Terenchal snow. No sign of rain anywhere. The deep end swimming pool that I had jumped into earlier had turned to slush and I looked like a walking snowball.
Then my Elementary Analysis Lab and Food Micro Lab were cancelled; which has given me the time to do all of the food reviews that I have been neglecting (against my own free will) because school has taken over my life. There are ALOT of reviews ahead. Don’t get overwhelmed. Just read about the ones that catch your eye. Or read some today and some tomorrow. I probably won’t be able to post again for a couple of days…just pace yourself! lol ;)
Upon ripping off the plastic covering, the dish looks like a mound of masa with a chincy amount of roasted red pepper sauce. I wanted more sauce.
These were not bad, but I liked the Cinnamon ones MUCH better. The honey flavor was just a bit off, in my opinion.
Airy with a delightfully substantial crunch! :D
18 Rabbits Cheeky Cherry Chocolate Bar
I won these FitDeck Pilates cards from Erica and they are a really neat idea. Great little gift addition for someone because they have so many different venues available. I am enjoying learning new pilates moves!
Off I go! Come back tomorrow if you didn't catch all of the important review action going on up there! Does anybody have other thoughts about any of these products? All taste buds are welcome to speak! ;)
I just went downstairs to get some soup from the dining hall. They didn't have any. Is that a joke? Maybe Leslie can hook me up, with the Progresso giveaway that she has going on?! :D
However, I do whip up things from time to time. They are not exactly homemade, but I like to call them "Dorm-made".
This little concoction consists of a sliced banana beneath a sea of berrilicious yogurt, trail mix and Kay's Naturals Apple Cinnamon cereal. Some like to call it a yogurt mess...
Sunshine burgers and Arnie are like two peas in a pod.
On to the FOOD! :D I dove into another product from Cedarlane yesterday as I was scurrying around trying to check everything off of my to-do list...all while adding more "to-do's" with every hour. I ran downstairs to the dining hall, picked up a garden salad and came back to my room to throw a Cedarlane Bean, Rice and Cheese Style Burrito into the micro. Okay, so I may not have pretended it was a football or anything, but I was in a hurry! ;) It looked like a fairly standard frozen burrito. I was expecting the inside to be bursting with cheese, beans and rice...as stated on the wrapper. However, if you look closely, the description of this all natual burrito says "style". Keep that in mind.
Prana Coconut Acai Bar (Thanks Monica!) This was like a Larabar on steroids!
Power Bar Harvest Energy- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip
I have reviewed Honest Foods here, there and everywhere; but I still thought it deserved a moment in the spotlight, since I devoured this bad boy a few days ago! :D
I saved the best for last. Well, maybe not...but it is NEW! Doesn't that make it pretty sweet? You're about to find out...
Quaker True Delights Dark Chocolate Mocha Hazelnut Cafe Squares were perched upon Target's shelves today and who would I be if I passed up these new creations?!
Each bar is a good source (i.e. 10% of the RDA) of Calcium, Iron and Fiber and has only 110 calories...which makes it's small size somewhat acceptable.
The ingredient list is not quite as au natural as I would have liked; but it's also not exactly a novel and if you read through this short story, you won't find partially hydrogenated oils in the mix, so it's not ALL bad...
At first, I dismissed these WAY TOO FAST, as I took one out of the box and was appalled at how small they are. HOWEVER, this flavor profile (although it may sound like Quaker was confused and just threw everything from their dessert kitchen into a pan) really works together. Really.
- thin, gooey, "icing" that possesses a delightfully strong mocha flavor (Similar to the gooey layer of THIS Kashi bar)
- liberal drizzle of creamy, rich dark chocolate
- sprinkling of hazelnuts (which really doesn't do much for the bar)
- typical granola bar that is neither too dry nor too sticky, but simply has a nice and hearty chew