Curate Quinoa Apricot Lemon: $1.99/Kroger

Even if I am red-cheeked, wild-eyed, dripping in sweat, and swaying from exhaustion, I still like greeting everybody who I pass on the sidewalk when I’m running in the morning. If you have headphones on … read on …


Nutrigrain Soft-baked Strawberry: $3.88/Box of 16/Walmart

I can’t even think of how old these are; no, my box isn’t old and stale, although I should check the date on some of the bars that I’ve ordered online because I’ve been shipping … read on …


Oh Yeah! One Lemon Cake: $1.99/Publix

Citrus smells and tastes always inspire a jazzy awakening in me, like doing the Broadway-running-dance. A sprinkle of lemon zest in a pasta dish, a squirt of lemon over a fish entree, a splash of … read on …


FitJoy Homemade Pumpkin Pie: 1.99/Publix

I’m not ready for the flood of seasonal pumpkin spice flavors and smells when I’m still burning a Coconut-scented candle, slathering on tan-in-a-can to avoid my ghostly pallor (lack of sleep due to twirly brain … read on …


Special K Caramel Coconut: $3.99/Box of 6/Walmart

I’m reminded of little white Bradford Pear blossoms in the spring that stick to damp windshields if you park beneath their bowers on a rainy, windy day. And the smell of rotten fish from their … read on …


Qia Nuts & Seeds & Sea Salt: $0.49/Kroger

I love protest posters that are completely irrelevant but so fun to see bobbing around above the heads of chanting crowds, be-glittered or Sharpie’ed with scribbled slogans that have nothing at all to do with … read on …


Premier Protein Cookies & Cream: $1.99/Kroger

All is not well in Rectangle Land. Without going on a lengthy saga as to the woes that have befallen my family and I, I can say that I apologize for not being on top … read on …


Annie’s Oatmeal Cookie: $3.49/Box of 5/Kroger

I’ve tried quite a few Annie’s products, and on occasion, I get them mixed up with Horizon as both have cute animals in their packaging. I’ve eaten Horizon’s cheddar cracker cows, and Annie’s cheddar cracker … read on …


Kroger Fiber Brownie Chocolate Chip: $1.99/Box of 5

I’m not snobbish about store-brand items, but sometimes they’re just duds, and in the case of Kroger’s version of FiberOne’s brownie, this one failed. The texture is just totally wierd, like it can’t decide if … read on …


Oh Yeah! ONE Mint Chocolate Chip: $2.49/Publix

Dust floofies, crumbs and air poofies are all on full frontal en flagrante display at approximately 8:47 every morning when the sunshine hits all the right places through our downstairs windows to spray a blinding … read on …