Orchard Bar Pineapple Coconut & Macadamia: $2.50/World Market

This yellow, beach-inspired package was cheerfully smiling back at me from the check-out counter of Cost Plus World Market. After I remembered my old home phone number (ye olde twirly-cord, dial-tone, call-waiting days of yore) … read on …


Goodness Knows Apple Almond Peanut Dark Chocolate: $1.49/Kroger

These are brand-new to me and were on an end-cap display at Kroger this past week. The package is slightly longer than other bars of similar ingredients/flavors – you know, the ones that have nuts … read on …


Power Bar Cookies & Cream Caramel Crisp: $0.99/Kroger

Kroger was offering one of their “buy x qualifying items save $y” promos, narrowing my bar choices down to Odwalla and PowerBar. As I squatted down over the row of PowerBars (Odwallas were an easier … read on …


Honey Bunches of Oats Breakfast Biscuits Chocolate Chip: $3.99/Box of 5/Kroger

There’s no way around these being compared to Belvitas – they’re roundey rectangles, they’re crunchy, they’re 4 to a pack. Then the similarities end. Honey Bunches of Oats Breakfast Biscuit Chocolate Chip is awful. It’s … read on …


Clif Blueberry Crisp: $1.49/Kroger

Let’s find out if I’ve gotten over my ralph-reaction to blueberry-flavored foods. (For reference, see post on Luna Blueberry Bliss.) A tentative little nibble, a slow chew, pause, chew … then swallow. That’s enough for … read on …


Cascadian Farm Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip: Box of 8/Kroger/$4.99

These are wee bars, and yes, I have noticed that they are referred to as “kid-sized”; maybe next we’ll see “fun-sized” bars scaled down to those bite-sized candy cubes that I sneak from the leftover … read on …


LaraBar Coconut Cream Pie: $1/Kroger

My Dad makes a wicked good coconut cake. Maybe not as good as the famous buttery 20-layered one that hails from Charleston SC, but it’s still delicious, white, fluffy and decadent. And no, LaraBar Coconut … read on …


Nature Valley Soft-Baked Oatmeal Squares Peanut Butter: Kroger/Box of 6/$1.99

There is something seductively satisfying about curling your finger through a jar of peanut butter and licking it. Smearing a knife of it onto bread, measuring it into a cookie or stir-fry recipe, or eating … read on …


Fiber One Double Chocolate Soft-baked Cookie: $2.99/box of 6/Kroger

A radical round review for you. Soft Baked Dark Chocolate Fiber One cookie is way tasty and worthy of joining rectangular ranks. I would eat it in any polygonal form. Perusing the ingredients, it’s unfortunate … read on …


Zone Perfect Chocolate Peanut Butter: $1.49/Kroger

A peek at the wrapper reveals that Zone Perfect Chocolate Peanut Butter has good protein, decent calorie count, expected amount of sugar, and the flavor name, well I don’t keep it a secret that I’m … read on …