Posts Tagged ‘Grocery Outlet’

Yogi Chips (Transcendental Meditation Not Included)

Comments Off on Yogi Chips (Transcendental Meditation Not Included) Written on July 27th, 2011 by
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I’m sure you vaguely remember your mid-life Eastern Mysticism phase – escaping away to India, searching for the meaning of life, plucking away at a sitar, hanging out with your band mates – good times. Unfortunately, gone are the days of gurus and ashrams, and we’re now stuck with Google and Apple, but you still need a snack that will help you find the inner light.

But I digress – I’m playing one trick pony with the name “yogi” when in fact, these chips are made by a brand called Wai Lana and feature a picture of a Hawaii yoga conglomerate of the same name. While her retail/personal website is quite humble (“Wai Lana is not only a beautiful and charming modern-day yoga advocate but also a highly energetic and prolific artist.”), she not only sells Yoga DVDs and Yogi Chips, but Yogi Fruit Bars and even Yogi Kids Snacks for your budding Bodhisattva.

The Yogi Chips come in several different varieties (including Barbeque, Pizza and Swiss Cheese) but we found a huge box at Grocery Outlet selling the Sour Cream & Chives variety for 3/$1. And what a deal! Read the rest of this entry »

Kombucha Wonder Drink

Comments Off on Kombucha Wonder Drink Written on July 16th, 2011 by
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For a drink that’s been around for probably hundreds of years and enjoyed by countless older generations, I find it curious that kombucha has made such a resurgence recently (for other victims of this phenomenon see: knitting, gardening). While I would love to assume that the popularity is because of its touted health benefits and less sugar/calories compared to soda, it’s probably due to its reputation as a possibly alcoholic tea enjoyed by such outstanding citizens like Lindsay Lohan.

If you don’t know much about kombucha, it’s basically a fermented tea made by utilizing a squishy, pancake-like yeast culture (usually called a scoby). Like most other fermented products (beer, wine, vinegar, yogurt), kombucha has attracted quite the cult following, generally of hippies, yuppies and the aforementioned celebrities. Keeping this in mind, I do constantly fear for the day that kimchi and kefir are featured in People magazine (thankfully, the Oprah show isn’t a threat anymore) and I’ll have to insist that I liked them before they went mainstream. Read the rest of this entry »

Organic Jammy Sammy

Comments Off on Organic Jammy Sammy Written on April 18th, 2011 by
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Apparently, limey Jamie Oliver isn’t the only one promoting a food revolution with America’s kids. While Revolution Foods (the makers of Jammy Sammies) isn’t doing crazy stuff like pouring sand into school buses and naming children stupid things like “Petal Blossom” and “Buddy Bear”, they are aiming to provide snacks school lunches to kids that are a bit more nutritious than pizza and Little Debbie snack cakes (no offense, Debbie).

While they’re more like a Nutrigrain bar that an actual sandwich, Organic Jammy Sammy snack size sandwich bars are everything a Whole Foods shoppin’ mom would want for their kid: organic, no trans fat, no high fructose corn syrup, whole grain, wheat free and colored with things like “red cabbage extract”.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jet-Puffed Toasted Coconut Marshmallows

Comments Off on Jet-Puffed Toasted Coconut Marshmallows Written on March 28th, 2011 by
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I vividly remember my first time attending summer camp, experiencing a entire week away from the comforts of home. On the second night, the counselors summoned all of us to the fire pit for what I assumed would be an innocent campfire session with singing and stories about murdering children. Everyone was silent as the counselors decided our fate. We all gasped as they tore open the bags of smuggled, white puffy contraband and proclaimed, “We’re going to be playing a little game of Chubby Bunny.”

If you’re unfamiliar with the term, I’ll let Urban Dictionary do the honors:

“A game played by two or more players. One person at a time places a marshmallow in their mouths and then says “Chubby Bunny”. This is repeated, one marshmallow at a time, repeating “Chubby Bunny” each time. Players turn is over when they can no longer say “Chubby Bunny” or spit out the marshmallow.” Read the rest of this entry »

Kraft Philadelphia Pumpkin Spice Flavor

Comments Off on Kraft Philadelphia Pumpkin Spice Flavor Written on March 25th, 2011 by
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Cream cheese and I have had what one might called a sordid relationship. It was largely ignored throughout my childhood, adolescence and early adulthood due to an irrational hatred of white creamy products that aren’t ice cream or yogurt (still applies mayonnaise and ranch dressing). I was once even told that I wasn’t a “real white woman” because apparently all white women LOVE cream cheese. If Kraft had anything to say about it, I would have expected cream cheese evangelists beating down my door asking why I had rejected their creamy god. Read the rest of this entry »