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 …


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 …


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 …


Paleo Simplified Chocolate Coconut Almond Crunch: $1.99/Whole Foods

Well, this Paleo Simplified Chocolate Coconut Almond Crunch bar is interesting. The texture is like fruit-leather, and I can taste a whole lot of coconut, but not really getting any chocolate, well, maybe a mere … read on …


No Cow Raspberry Truffle: $1.99/Vitamin Shoppe

Valentines Day no longer creeps up on you with a friendly tap-tap on the shoulder, air-kiss, or tongue-wrastle. Red and green on store shelves are quickly replaced with red and pink. Santas become cupids. Radio … read on …


Up Sugar Cookie: $1.49/Publix

Wrappers aren’t typically a true indication of what the product hiding inside will look like. A staged and glossied picture of a hamburger on a menu isn’t usually what my plate is going to resemble. … read on …


Luna Protein Mint Chocolate Chip: Kroger/$1

Minty tastes are evocative of all kinds of things. A handful of starlight mints snatched from a complimentary bowl at the hostess stand as one departs a restaurant. A drippy ice cream cone w/ a … read on …


Sunbelt Bakery Blueberry: $2/Racetrac

Growing up we had Showbiz Pizza, Chuck E. Cheese, and random mom & pop arcades for a kids’ “play place.” Now there are joints with trampoline walls, slides, bouncies, ball pits, inflatable (hopefully inflammable too, … read on …


thinkThin Cupcake Batter: $1.49/Kroger

Batter up, batter down, uncooked batter will never make me frown. There’s no difference between a batter that’s going to be poured into cupcake pans, bundt pans, sheet pans, dark metal or glass baking pan … read on …


Goodness Knows Cranberry Almond Dark Chocolate: $1/Kroger

I used to go to my precious local library every Friday morning for “Cocoon Storytime” (at 2, Louise graduated to Wednesday “Caterpillars” and eventually, I don’t know, Larvae, Butterflies, Bookworms?) On one of the last … read on …