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Aug
8
2014
Aug 8, 2014

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Summer days are hot and humid. Sometimes, you’re out and about and you just want something cool and refreshing. I mean, the sun can be unrelenting and you just want something to cool you off but you’re not in the mood for creamy ice cream. Instead of buying something from a convenience store which is certainly convenient and costs quite a fair bit, our family will go into a grocery store to grab a box of cool treats. It’s a quick fix at a fraction of the cost.

Well, on one particularly hot and tiring day, we ended up with a box of lime Chunks O’ Fruti Natural Fruit Bars handpicked by my big kid who’s still in her citrus phase. I took a quick look at the ingredient list which was decent for a treat and away we went with it.

Let’s just say these lime Chunks O’ Fruti Natural Fruit Bars did not disappoint.

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Jul
28
2014
Jul 28, 2014

thingsthatwedo.com - PC chocolate ice creamCopyright© 2014 ThingsThatWeDo.com. All Rights Reserved.

Summer time…ice cream…they go hand in hand. Correction: ice cream goes hand in hand all year long.

Yes, that’s my current mindset. Come rain or shine, ice cream can be a wonderful experience so long as it’s one you like.

A recent trip to my local Loblaws landed me with this tub of PC chocolate crunch ice cream. While I’m not a fan of chocolate in general, I quite like chocolate ice cream and I knew my big kid would appreciate the treat. Confession: the ingredients probably could be better but it was on sale, it had the word ‘crunch’ in its name, and well, I wanted to try it. So there.
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Jul
19
2014
Jul 19, 2014

thingsthatwedo.com - pc mini greek yogurt smoothie barCopyright© 2014 ThingsThatWeDo.com. All Rights Reserved.

Nothing beats a free sample to test out a new product. I was at my local Loblaws one fine day and there they were, handing out these little PC Blue Menu Power Fruit Mini Greek Yogurt Smoothie Bars. It was hot out and hey, how can I pass up a free sample that comes in a smoothie bar? My big kid and I each got a sample to try. I have to tell you, I was particularly intrigued by the yogurt granola coating. I really really hope it’s nice and crunchy! – Continue Reading

Jun
10
2014
Jun 10, 2014

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You know the warm weather is here and that means cool yummy treats are finally in season (although confession: our family had our fair share of ice cream over the winter months too!).

I spotted this box of Fruttare Coconut and Milk Bars and wanted to give it a try. I’ve never had any of the Fruttare products before and it was on sale so it seemed like a good time to give it a test. The entire family is currently in love with coconut so the chances of us liking it are high. The ingredients are OOOOKAY, nothing to necessarily do back flips over, so ultimately is a battle between taste and what you’re willing to consume.

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Sep
2
2013
Sep 2, 2013

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Yes, it’s now September and yes, I’m still talking about ice cream because when something tastes good, it deserves to be recognized. Now, we all know about the ice cream Drumstick, right? That signature ice cream cone topped with a chocolaty coating and peanuts, finished with a chunk of chocolate right at the tail end tip of the cone.

BUT!

Did you know the Nestle typical Drumstick now comes with PEANUT BUTTER???

Yep, that’s when Nestle got me and I just HAD to try them. The fact that they were on sale (box of 4 for less than $3) certainly helped because I rarely am willing to pay full price for ice cream. Now, for those of you who regularly visit ThingsThatWeDo.com, you know I’m a big PB fan and PB doesn’t always live up to my lofty expectations. Question is: will this new revamped Nestle chocolate peanut butter Drumstick rise to the occasion?

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Aug
25
2013
Aug 25, 2013

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A little while ago, I reviewed the PC Blue Menu mango peach smoothie bars which I thought were a little on the gross side (my own personal feeling of course. Others may find them absolutely delectable). Then, boom! Browsing through the frozen aisle at my local Loblaws recently my eyes came across this box – PC Loads of Mango fruit bars. Now, I don’t recall seeing them before but I’m determined to give them a try because I’m sure they’re going to taste better than those PC Blue Menu mango peach smoothie bars. Well…at least that’s what I’m hoping. Summer may be fading but the weather is still warm so I think it’s perfectly justified to test out these PC Loads of Mango fruit bars.

*fingers crossed they don’t disappoint*

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Aug
14
2013
Aug 14, 2013

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It’s August and it’s still summer which means there’s still time to review ice cold treats like PC blue menu mango peach smoothie bars. I find mangos yummy and you can’t go wrong with peaches so technically speaking these PC blue menu mango peach smoothie bars should be a winner. However, what I’ve come to learn from doing ThingsThatWeDo.com is that there is no such thing as a sure winner. There have been big duds and big surprises so I’ve learned to expect the unexpected (so cliché…).

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Jul
21
2013
Jul 21, 2013

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I’m a little picky when it comes to my ice cream. I like my ice cream to be creamy and smooth. I don’t like my ice cream overly aerated and frothy (to this day, the Breyer’s Double Churn ice cream still gives me night mares and I reviewed that back in 2011!). I’ve always liked Haagen Dazs ice cream but I’ve never had their strawberry ice cream.

I was in the mood to try something a little different so I picked up a little tub of Haagen Dazs Strawberry Ice Cream fully confident that it would be a very happy experience and I was not wrong.

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Jun
7
2013
Jun 7, 2013

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Ever hear of Luna & Larry’s Organic Coconut Bliss Naked Coconut Bars? I never did until a recent trip to my local health food store. Like peanut butter, I can’t seem to resist anything with the word ‘coconut’ on the box. Like usual, I walk in the aisles, I peer into the freezer section and I spot the word ‘coconut’ and my eyes go ‘cha CHING’ and my brain says, “WHAT’S THAT?”

Read a little farther and seriously, these Luna & Larry’s Organic Coconut Bliss Naked Coconut Bars looked mighty promising. Given that warm weather is ahead, I’m looking for a yummy decadent ice cold coconut treat that isn’t too sweet and makes me yell ‘COCONUT!’ at the top of my lungs. I don’t have high expectations, really, I don’t. 🙂

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Jun
4
2013
Jun 4, 2013

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Summer time is just around the corner which means icy cold treats for all. Have you ever tried a Natural Choice Pink Lemonade Fruit Bar? Today’s product review was chosen by my daughter ‘Jenny’ who decided to pick this up at our local health food store. She’s been on a lemon kick lately so it seemed like an ideal time to test out these Natural Choice Pink Lemonade Fruit Bars. My hope is that they’ll taste like frozen lemonade, tart and refreshing without being too sweet. That’s my hope, anyway. I think my kid is just hoping they’ll be cold and lemony. Let’s just see how these Natural Choice Pink Lemonade Fruit Bar taste, shall we?

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