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Feb 12, 2017 - snack-pack-chocolate-pudding

Not too long ago, I posted my experience of making my own chocolate pudding. I’d never done it before and I was surprised that it wasn’t as tough as I’d thought it would be. The best part, I knew exactly what I’d put in to the chocolate pudding. If I wanted to, I could modify the sugar amount and maybe in the future, I could even jazz it up a bit. I have no idea HOW I’d jazz it up. I haven’t figured that out yet but the point being, I’d have the option to do so. You get that kind of freedom when you make your own stuff.

It then got me wondering: what’s in the store bought stuff? - Continue Reading

Dec 20, 2016 - belvita-cocoa-breakfast-bites

Allow me to introduce you to this very unassuming bag of belVita Cocoa Breakfast Bites. I did not buy this bag of belVita Cocoa Breakfast Bites. No, I did not. It came to me as a free sample and as a wise family member once told me: “You don’t say no to free samples.”

So true.

Truth be told, the folks are belVita are quite lucky I received this bag of Cocoa Breakfast Bites as a free sample because I guarantee you I would have never bought this myself at the grocery store. It’s simply not something I would be interested in buying.

Question is: how are these belVita Cocoa Breakfast Bites?

Well…personal preference is personal preference. - Continue Reading

Feb 23, 2016 - camino milk chocolate with sea salt

In my last post I talked about making chocolate bar cookies but I never did mention which chocolate bar I chose to use. I wanted to make sure I gave credit where credit was due. Allow me to introduce you to a delicious chocolate bar made by the folks at Camino: the Camino milk chocolate bar with sea salt.

One word: Yum. - Continue Reading

Feb 5, 2016 - LOC maria crepes belgian chocolate biscuits

I can’t believe I’m saying this but I actually like something with chocolate in it. Over the Christmas holidays a friend gave me this box of LOC Maria Crepes Belgian Chocolate Biscuits.

I loved the vibrant red box with its gold snowflakes but what I loved even more were the little biscuits themselves.

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Nov 21, 2015 - surf sweet spooky spiders

Halloween may have come and gone but we are definitely enjoying the treats that came with the event. As a Halloween treat for my big kid, I picked up a pack of these Surf Sweets Spooky Spiders. We’ve had the Surf Sweet brand before so I knew these would be tasty and fun. The funny thing is, neither one of us is particularly fond of spiders (family and friends can attest to my dislike of these 8 legged creatures. Granted Charlotte’s Web softens my perspective a little bit but just a LITTLE bit)! - Continue Reading

Oct 22, 2015 - pur cinnamon gum

I used to chew gum a lot. Over time, I stopped chomping on gum because I didn’t like all the junk that went into your average stick of chew. A while back a friend told me that she’d switched to chewing pur gum. I shrugged and didn’t think much about it.
Fast forward a few months and guess what I picked up? A bag of pur cinnamon gum at my local health food store. It was there and I had an “I want to chew gum” moment and home it went with me.

Chew chew?

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Sep 5, 2015 - Sees Candies images from is now 4 ½ years old. Can you believe it? So much has changed since those early days. Since my homework book discovery, I’ve had a renewed interest to dig through my old images for to see what I discover.

Perfect example: a box of See’s Candies from my December 2011 collection.

Sigh, apologies again for the small images. I really don’t know what I was thinking back then but I must have thought it was a good idea.

I received the box of See’s Candies as a gift. I was grateful and touched by the gesture. I decided to take photos as a future post for I don’t know why I never did. I guess I just simply ran out of time. Before you know it, it’s 2015. - Continue Reading

May 2, 2015 - camino organic ginger dark chocolateChocolate, not on my top 10 list of fave foods BUT I’ve grown to appreciate it a bit more.

Correction: I’ve grown to appreciate certain brands that make good chocolate. I see some brands of chocolate with ingredients that I can’t spell and I wonder why it’s in there. I mean, shouldn’t chocolate just be cacao of some sort, a sugar of some sort, and a few other simple ingredients?

Given that I’m not a big fan of chocolate, I’ve decided that if I’m going to eat chocolate, it should be good tasty chocolate that isn’t full of weird unidentifiable ingredients.

Enter Camino Ginger Dark Chocolate. Made with decent, fair trade ingredients that also happen to be organic, I mean, how many brands other than Camino can actually make that claim?
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