Posts tagged “snacks”

Orville Redenbacher’s Organic Scam

Few things in life irk me as much as getting duped. Caveat emptor: Because Ralph’s refuses to provide meaningful unit price labels — and because the box is exactly the same size and shape as the other forty-two varieties of their microwave popcorn — you might be fooled into thinking that the “sale” price of

Beer-Baked Sunflower Seeds

Beer-Baked Sunflower Seeds

About a week ago I caught one of my co-workers, a very nice guy named Tawan, eating these Zotes sunflower seeds during a management meeting. I have an abnormal addiction to seeds and nuts, so I was forced to steal some from him. He said he found them in a gas station convenience store and

VoJo Energy Citrus

Generally I am not the kind of guy that gets into breath mints. I’m more of a DoubleMint man. I chew gum like mad. But I saw these Vojo Energy mints while I was in line at Gelson’s and the packaging hooked me. They taste great and as a bonus have a little guarana caffeine

Bart’s Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you are lucky enough to have a boutique grocery store in your area, see if they are selling chocolate chip cookies from Bart’s Bakery. They are, without a doubt, the world’s best.

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