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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 …


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Cascadian Farms Dark Chocolate Cranberry: $0.49/Kroger

So yesterday was 3/14 or Pi Day and while I didn’t make a pie or perform any complex math equations, I did eat a Cascadian Farms Dark Chocolate Cranberry bar that reminded me of the … read on …


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Quaker Chewy Caramel Coconut: Box of 8/Kroger/$2.49

I assume Quaker didn’t call this flavor “Samoas” because the cookie is one that’s made in an entirely different bakery so it has to have a more generic “Caramel Coconut” name? Back in my day … read on …


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Clif Carrot Cake: $1/Kroger

It surprises me that Clif Carrot Cake isn’t a seasonal flavor for Spring and Easter. Mysterious miniature daffodils are poking their heads up in my front yard (to my complete delight as I didn’t jab … read on …


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NutriGrain Lemon Crumb Cake: $3.99/Box of 5/Kroger

To Joanna and I’s dismay, Netflix removed all of its Food Network and HGTV shows at the beginning of the year. She was especially sad to lose “Kids Baking Championship” as watching children her age … read on …


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Belvita Dark Chocolate Creme: $2.99/Box of 5/Publix

It’s always a treat to open a pack of Belvitas knowing that there’s more than one tucked inside, a crispy Belbonus. Their standard “breakfast biscuits” have four, and this new one, Belvita Sandwich Dark Chocolate … read on …


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Smart Detour Apple Cinnamon: $2.50/Racetrac

Something about Smart Detour Apple Cinnamon bar changed. A makeover? A recipe readjustment? Did it quietly file itself into a non-descript office building with a posh, softly-lit interior for a facelift, only to emerge to … read on …


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Power Bar Performance Energy Vanilla Crisp: $1.99/Kroger

I stupidly decided to run on our neighborhood’s hiking trail this morning while it was dark (is that root a snake??), so I was the first one to christen each and every dewy filament of … read on …


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Fiber One Chocolate Cheesecake: $2.49/Box of 5/Kroger

Devilish, Angelic. Evil dark decadent with a sneaky seraphic guise of a fiber boost. A FiberOne Chocolate Cheesecake bar is really similar to actual cheesecake, a dessert that I really don’t like that much, but … read on …