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Balance Chocolate Peppermint Patty: $1/Kroger

We stored and tossed so many of our Christmas decorations, expecting to have been moved into a new house by now, that our place isn’t as festive as I would like. My Dad offered us … read on …


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Lara Bar Pecan Pie: $0.88/Kroger

Christmas dinner looms and I still taste Thanksgiving leftovers, and when I open the freezer I see rainbow-lidded yogurt containers repurposed for freezing 1 cup portions of gravy; gray gelatinous glorious giblet gravy. This Thanksgiving … read on …


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Health Warrior Chia Coffee: $1.99/Whole Foods

Everything on social media the past several weeks has been political playground squables. Friends de-friending friends, fake news stories, fickle feuds, and an overall sense of me-versus-you, despite that not everybody who didn’t support one … read on …


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Trader Joe’s This Mango Walks Into a Bar: Box of 6/$1.99

Joanna requested kiwi or guava be added to the grocery store list that I was making a few weeks ago until I realized that, chances are, those are way too tropical to be in season … read on …


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KIND Caramel Almond Sea Salt: $1.49/Kroger

About two years ago we were at Disney World, navigating “fast pass” lines that we were clearly not prepared for as I should’ve done my research as to which attractions to save to our mickey … read on …


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Q’ia Dark Chocolate Cranberry Almond: $0.49/Kroger

(A yellow “Woo-hoo!” sticker on a Q’ia Dark Chocolate Cranberry Almond bar urged me to buy several. Are they discontinued, stale, or gross? Let’s take a bite, shall we?) It tastes like something that would … read on …


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That’s it. Apple Blueberry: $1/Kroger

I could be joking (… or am I?) when I say that Joanna had a bite of this limp, brown-hued, semi-translucent bar and remarked “that’s it?” My guess is that she thought it was going … read on …


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Health Warrior Chia Bar Banana Nut: $1.99/Whole Foods

Louise will no longer eat vegetables unless they are almost entirely hidden in a baked good. She used to eat “squeezies” (those astronaut tubes of baby and toddler food blends) but will now only eat … read on …


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Balance Caramel Pecan Turtle: $1/Kroger

What travels much faster than a turtle and that I’m finally no longer intimidated to ride? MARTA, that’s what. My nerves may have been tentative like a turtle bashfully sticking its head in and out … read on …


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Picky Bars Hazelnut Mocha Madness: $2.49/Whole Foods

Daylights’ Savings is still messing with my body clock so I’ve been awake since the ungodly hour of 4 a.m. A Picky Smooth Caffeinator Hazelnut Mocha Madness bar, alongside a cup of coffee is helping … read on …