Skinny Girl Lemon Swirl: $1.49/Kroger

Rang in the New Year drinking some lemon spiked bubble water carbonated can thing that was shoved into my hand upon arrival to a festive (and thankfully kid-friendly) party. Men in tuxes and their wives … read on …


Bobo’s Oat Bar Maple Pecan: $3.99/Higher Grounds

A belated rectangular Christmas greeting. I had a restful holiday week at my parents with such rectangular activities as holding rectangular cards playing Gin Rummy with my Dad (I kindly let him beat me a … read on …


LaraBar Spinach Apple: $1/Kroger

Another delayed Christmas greeting, but a LaraBar Fruit+Green Strawberry Spinach Cashew seemed like an appropriate holiday bar to eat during my visit with my parents, based on the festive red and green wrapper. All the … read on …


Oh Yeah! One Cookies & Cream: $1.20/Publix

White rectangles lighting up drowsy faces as seen through foggy glass rectangles framed in yellow. My morning jog had me passing four counties’ worth of school buses between 5:45 and 6:30 a.m. this morning, and … read on …


Belvita Cranberry Orange: $3.49/Box of 5/Kroger

I make a wicked cranberry salsa for the holidays that has cilantro, roasted pineapples and onions, with lime and orange juice. I wouldn’t eat it any other time of the year because every fruity/sweet/smoky/tart bite … read on …


Think Thin Superfruit Chocolate Pomegranate Cherry: $1.99/Kroger

Pomegranate arils are so stainy that I’ve considered using my blood-red fingers to swipe through the gray “unicorn horns” that are sprouting prematurely from my scalp to give them a nice magenta hue.  I could … read on …


Plum Organics Jammy Sammy Grape: $4.99/Box of 5/Publix

Grape so seldom makes its way into the flavor spectrum of bars, maybe because its overly-purple, sweet and artificial taste evokes a smashed peanut butter and jelly sandwich found in the bottom of a crumpled … read on …


Premier Protein Double Dark Chocolate: $1.49/Kroger

Judgey kid-less folks make me smfh. But judgey parents drive me even more crazy because there should be a sort of Mom-raderie between parents who fight similar daily battles with, say, a toddler shrieking for … read on …


Larabar Mint Chocolate Chip: $1/Kroger

Lately I’ve been taking special requests for unusual drawing themes. I tend to zone in on teeny patterns that don’t really amount to anything other than trippy swirlies, but I’ve been most amused by the … read on …


Ansi Cheesecake Chocolate Peanut Butter: $1.99/Whole Foods

Ansi Cheesecake Chocolate Peanut Butter bar is so dense it leaves pronounced teeth bite marks just like the mold that you bite into at orthodonist or dentist (do they still use those?) for marking your … read on …