Thursday, March 28, 2013

Goodies Company March Taster’s Box 3

This was my first Goodie box. The theme this month was “Breakfast Food”.  I was a bit impartial to this as I rarely change my normal “Honey Bunches of Oats or Honey Nut Cheerios with Reduce Fat Lactose Free Milk” or my favorite “Everything Bagel with boatloads of FULL FAT :) [Just in case you thought I was health nut :) ]Cream Cheese” on Monday mornings. But I guess, I can always try something new as a snack.

Here is what I got -

Alo Water Watermelon and Peach  - I was a bit hesitant to try this as I am not quite fond of peaches. I actually have no idea why I dislike them and find them so disgusting.  The juice was highly fragranced of peaches with a hint of watermelon. I took a sip and a gulped down a bit of aloe. While I did taste a bit of peaches and the aloe was a bit tasteless, I didn’t like it at first but after third or fourth taste I kind of like it. My brother took a sip and swallowed a piece of aloe and asked if he was going to die. And then he asked if we had any more coconut water. I can’t blame him, the juice does remind me of coconut water. Overall, I did enjoy the water but I would definitely try the other flavors instead.

Nabisco Newtons Triple Berry - I remembered wolfing down the fig newtons when I was younger. I can’t say these taste any different from the fig newtons. These were sooo delicious, I wish I had more than two. Make me wish I never did share with my brother.

BelVita Cinnamon Brown Sugar Breakfast Biscuits - These were so good!  They did have the whole grain taste but I didn’t mind it much because the cinna brown sugar tasted a lot better. I had them during lunch and it satisfied my sweet tooth  while not making me feel “ugh...I need to work off that 600 calories worth of cookies”. Best part, I only had two biscuits and felt completely full!

Erin Baker’s Breakfast Cookie - Peanut Butter - I was quite disappointed about this. I love  peanut butter but this tasted and remind me more of carrot cake. The cookie was hearty and had pretty strong whole grain taste. While, I wouldn’t recommend as snacking cookie it does seem like a breakfast cookie [just like the label says!]. Overall, I wouldn’t see myself going out my way to buy this to have for breakfast, I still rather my bagel or cereal.

Ola! Handbaked Granola - No Nut Vanilla - Handbaked? There better not be any human flesh in here as I already wolfed this down. My favorite part of this snack was on the packaging “Ingredients you heard of....Non-GMO Expeller Pressed Canola Oil”.. WTH is that? That sounds more like a Power Ranger. Anyways, enough with the fluff, I rarely eat granola, so I don’t really have anything to benchmark it against. I did taste a hint of vanilla and it was super crunchy. I ate out straight of the bag  and it did make me a bit thirsty but I imagine granola would do that. All in all, it was enjoyable but I wouldn’t go out of my way to get this.

Rickland Orchards Greek Yogurt Coated Granola Bar - Toasted Coconut  - The sweet pineapple and mild coconut complement each other so well. This tasty granola bar was sweet but not so overpowering in which gives you one of those nerve wracking toothache. My only qualm was I really thirsty after eating this. While eating this I imagined being in Hawaii at the beach with my toes buried in the sand or the very least at home watching Hawaii 5-0.

Bonne Maman Strawberry Preserves -All I can say is, “Sweet Delicious Heaven”. When I popped the lid, the sweet scent of strawberries filled the air..[Is it wrong that I am drooling?] The jar was good for two slices of bread. I greedily used the whole jar in one serving on top of hearty whole grain wheat bread. The sweet jam was delicious but not overpowering and best part it was soo good I didn’t even mind eating wheat bread. Although, I was tempted to using my fingers to pick up the little preserves left in the nook and crannies. Okay, full disclosure, I did use my fingers to get every bit.

Even after a stiring and shaking for 4 minutes

Jovan’s All Natural Instant Breakfast - Rich Cocoa - In all honesty, I am not a fan of liquid diets or liquid replacement meals. I am a big on “I love chewing”. The instructions calls for 8oz of cold milk to mix the baby formula I mean instant mix with. I am not sure why it asked for cold milk because it took a bit of effort stir and the mixture just got clumpy. If I really wanted something that required this much effort, it better be “the best thing I ever had” good. It had mild chocolate taste but it had a weird aftertaste, overall I am not a fan.

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