Jif Granola Bar Hazelnut Chocolate: $3.49/Box of 5/Kroger

A Jif Hazelnut Chocolate bar is deceptively small; wrapping my fingers around the foil packaging and pinching in the ends results in a bar that borders on Halloween-treat fun-sized. Not cool Jif. It’s the bar … read on …


Belvita Pumpkin Spice: $2.38/Box of 5/Target

I just got the bar equivalent of a doorstep’s smashed pumpkin. My box of Belvitas was apparently tossed around en route and hurled on my doorstep this afternoon because upon opening the package (inside of … read on …


Clif Zbar Goblin Chocolate Chip: $0.69/Kroger

I ate a Clif Z Bar Goblin Chocolate Chip last year and felt the same way then as I do now – it’s no different than a regular Clif Chocolate Chip bar, just with the … read on …


KIND Raspberry Cashew Chia: $1.99/Walgreens

San Francisco is a very kind city, in all senses of the word. During my recent trip there for my dear friend Maggie’s glorious wedding celebration, I never once encountered anybody who wasn’t kind. Maybe … read on …


Fit Joy Cinnamon Roll: $0.00 Sample/GNC

Electronic library book-lending is freaking awesome (when I’m able to finish the book within the 21 days allotted before it’s cycled back to the next person waiting on it.) I’m not saying that I don’t … read on …


Lenny & Larry Complete Cookie Pumpkin Pie: $2.49/Publix

Not long after pumpkin spice flavoring takes over the world in late summer, eggnog, peppermint and gingerbread aren’t far behind. The peculiar pumpkin products continue to astound (and occasionally repulse) me. I thought that Boomchickapop’s … read on …


Detour Simple Chocolate Chip Caramel: $3.99/SFO Airport

Airport magazine stands have such an outrageous mark-up on snacks, but I couldn’t resist trying a new bar out on my recent return flight from San Francisco. I had 2 hours to kill in the … read on …


Fiber One 90 calorie Chocolate Peanut Butter

A FiberOne Chocolate Peanut Butter bar tastes, and looks, strikingly similar to South Beach snack bar of the same flavor. Whatever it is that the all-knowing and vague “they” do to condense a dry bar’s … read on …