Kids these days have a lot to watch out for. Drinking, drugs, gangs, junk food, Rebecca Black music videos. So I can applaud a company that wants to create a delicious, sugar-free alternative to the normal Snickers and Skittles candy fare in the attempts to curb the childhood obesity epidemic. Innovative Candy Concepts, makers of Too Tarts Melted Ice Cream Spray Candy, had the right idea when they wanted to create a sugar-free spray candy but I’m don’t think it’s the best execution. In the 2007 press release announcing the product, the ICC president and CEO states, “Ice cream just seems to taste better when it’s melted”. I respectfully have to disagree. If melted ice cream were better than its naturally frozen form, they’re be tubs and tubes of melted ice cream sloshing on grocery store shelves. I’m also kind of iffy on the concept of spraying a Splenda sweetened, syrupy liquid into my mouth and calling it “candy”, just like I’m hesitant about pepper spray blasting into my eyes and calling it “caliente eye drops”. Read the rest of this entry »
Posts Tagged ‘Banana’
Tags: Artificial Sweetener, Banana, Blueberry, Candy, Ice Cream, Strawberry, Valley Liquidation
Tags: Apple, Banana, Fruit, Valley Liquidation
The phrase gogo has all but faded out of the English lexicon. Gone are the good ol’ days of things like go-go boots and “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go“. Thankfully, GoGo SqueeZ has come to the rescue to liven up our language in addition to providing applesauce that comes in a pouch so you don’t need a spoon.
I used to take applesauce in my lunches all the time, from elementary school up through college. I always forgot a spoon so I had to regretfully use the foil lid as a poor substitute, in turn, usually cutting up the sides of my mouth and making people even more uncomfortable in my presence. GoGo SqueeZ would have been godsend back then, both for my poor mouth as well as my social life.
Gogo Squeez is technically meant for children, but those among us with little hands can appreciate it too. Plus, there’s no additional sugar added because that’s the last thing that most kids need these days. It’s pretty tasty – it seems more “pureed” than regular applesauce. If I happen to break my jaw someday, I’ll be set. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Banana, Bars, Coconut, For Your "Health", Grocery Outlet, Nuts
Note: Official product name is: “Quaker True Delights Toasted Coconut Banana Macadamia Nut Chew Granola Bar with Whole Grains” (try saying that three times fast, bonus points for saying it with a True Delights bar stuffed in your mouth)
I’d love to meet the person behind naming products like Quaker True Delights (granola bars), Dove’s Promises (individually-wrapped chocolates), Betty Crocker’s Warm Delights (a plastic bowl full of chocolate you stick in the microwave) and other indulgent product names seemingly targeted to middle-aged women who flop down on the couch in front of the TV after a long day of work and eat the product straight from the bag/box/pint with a spoon (which I am definitely guilty of, on multiple occasions). Read the rest of this entry »