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Power Bar Harvest Apple Cinnamon: $1.99/QT

Power Bar Harvest Apple Cinnamon tastes like fall condensed into a bar. Leaves changing colors, schoolbuses returning to their routes (oh wait, that happens at the end of July now), the ridiculous return of Starbucks’ … read on …


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KIND Maple Pumpkin Seeds: $4.99/Box of 5/Publix

There are some unusual Dad habits that I wonder whether they are shared by other older fathers, or if mine is just a quirky gent. I was tickled to see a neighbor swatting at chubby … read on …


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Pure Protein Chocolate Deluxe: $1.50/Kroger

I had a coupon for Pure Proteins during my last Kroger run, and oh wait hold up as I go spit this down the disposal. Not exaggerating, I had to AFK and huck that piece … read on …


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Betty Crocker Chocolate Chip Oat Crisps: Kroger/Box of 8/$3.99

(Disclaimer – I don’t think these are available anymore.) Shaped like a surf board with an Olaf etching, this snack is a piece of edible Disney art for the sugar surfing yoof. I’m a duped … read on …


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SkinnyGirl Chocolate Peanut Butter Sea Salt: $1/Kroger

Despite a ridiculous-sounding brand name (ranking higher on the eye-roll totem than Think Thin and Skinny Cow), I was really excited to see a entire endcap at Kroger devoted to some bars that they usually … read on …


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Balance Chocolate Peanut Butter: $1/Kroger

I don’t know how my Balance bar got so goopy, stringy and warped – check my pictures. I could barely tug it free from the wrapper lest its chocolate coating remain stuck to the inside … read on …


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Think Thin S’mores: $1.99/Kroger

I have some hazy high school memories of camping. On some occasions we legitimately car-camped: renting a gravel pad with picnic table, fire pit, trashcan, and bathroom around the corner. Other times we hiked a … read on …


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Kroger Sweet & Salty Almond Yogurt: $1.99/Box of 6/Kroger

There’s this street in the neighboring neighborhood where, the first time that I walked down it, I was overcome with an eerie end-of-the-world sensation as there was not a single car on the road either … read on …


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Power Crunch Peanut Butter Creme: $0.75/Publix

My splendid sister-in-law (who makes me jealous by weaving tales about the bar aisle in Sprouts, a store that unfortunately, we have none of near us) visited us a few weeks ago. She likes to … read on …


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Simple Squares Snack Bar Coffee: $1.99/Whole Foods

A Simple Squares Coffee Bar is, as its namesake suggests, not rectangular. But I felt like a rectangular lego trying to fit a square lego piece when I was attempting to make sense of the … read on …