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Nature Valley Backpacker S’mores Chewy Bites: $2.99Box of 6/Walmart

When I pack a backpack, bag, tote, or purse, I try to keep the things that might get smushed on the top; I don’t think that’s earth-shattering planning or a tip worthy of a Pinterest-Mom-Knows-Best … read on …


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Qia Blueberry Cashew Pumpkin Seed: $1.29/Kroger

I was on a playdate where Louise was introduced to Play-doh. I would never have gone out of my way to buy little cans of it for her, let alone all the elaborate shape sets … read on …


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Clif Zbar Awesome Orange: $4.99/Box of 5/Target

Carrots, mangoes and oranges make up the orange-hued flavoring in this kid-friendly Clif Zbar Awesome Orange bar. I wouldn’t think that citrus would make for a tasty bar, what with its soft squishy icing-drizzled baked … read on …


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Zone Perfect Chocolate Mint: $0.50/Publix

I can’t resist the clearance table at Publix where I’ve found some of the more unusual condiments that have graced my pantry and fridge shelves, some of which are a one-try-then-toss, others that I’ve liked … read on …


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Nothin’ But Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate: $1.99/Vitamin Shoppe

A pillowcase-sized bag of chocolate protein powder purchased at Costco takes up almost the entire upper shelf of our pantry. One brzzzzt of its zip top releases its sweet powdery smell of cocoa, reminiscent of … read on …


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Health Warrior Chia Chocolate Peanut Butter: $1.49/Whole Foods

I bought what my peepers mistaked (mistook?) for Wealth Warrior Chocolate Peanut Butter, a dainty four-bite treat that tasted like a whole lot of lightly-sweetened bird-seed nothing, which is kinda my level of wealth right … read on …


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Clif Berry Pomegranate Chia: $1/Kroger

Summer is just about here, as insane as it seems to see that May 18th is Joanna’s last day of school, so I flip through the calendar, trying to fill in gappy days and weeks … read on …


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Luna Dark Chocolate Mocha Almond: $1/Kroger

Eep, did my peepers deceive me when I crouched in the bar aisle in Kroger and see capital letters announcing “New Flavor!” on a Luna bar package? I mean, I’ve never had my eyes checked … read on …


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Kellog’s Pastry Crisps Chocolate Caramel: $1.79/Box of 5/Kroger

Kellogs Pastry Crisp Caramel Chocolate had Kroger’s white and red “closeout” sticker all over it, so it’s either been discontinued or Kroger no longer wants to carry it. I learned this the sad way about … read on …


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Gatorade Fuel Honey Oat: $1.99/Kroger

I love my highly-opinionated, designer-shoe wearing, champs’n’ciggies Mom. She’s not interested in reading any of my rectangle food posts so I can boast about how awesome she is here and she’ll be none the wiser. … read on …