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Thirsty Thursday: Blue Raspberry & Wild Cherry ICEEs

Thirsty Thursday. Because I get so thirsty, I need more than one drink.  The infamous ICEE. On a mild day in Southern California, I feel guilty that I’m not indulging in this too-sweet iced beverage when it’s slightly more sweltering. But alas. I find myself a lone ranger at the ICEE machine. If this gas station were […]

Blue Diamond Almonds Bold: Wasabi & Soy Sauce

Wasabi. It’s the green stuff they put on your sushi plate that white people like to make guacamole jokes about. It tastes like horseradish because it is somewhere in the same family. I was doing a little Wiki research into this delicious root and found something interesting related to true Japanese wasabi versus Western wasabi. […]

Don Miguel Monster Taquito: Chicken & Cheese

After a quiet and somewhat relaxing (you know what they say about loose lips) weekend I am back in full force. Today’s mission was to have another hot lunch item from the gas station. And I succeeded with unquestionable aplomb. Hungry and on my lunch break, I head over to the gas station and hurry to the […]

Snyder’s of Hanover Honey Mustard & Onion Pretzel Pieces

Snyder’s of Hanover. Do these pretzels come from Germany and who on earth is Snyder? No to the first and, to the second well, it’s time to learn something … Hanover Foods Corporation, founded in 1909, and a separate pretzel bakery founded by Helen and William Snyder were distributing snack foods separately until they merged […]

Food Stories Nominee for Excellence in Storytelling!

I can guarantee I am more surprised than you are that I’ve been nominated for the Food Stories Award for Excellence in Storytelling! This nomination comes from fellow foodie Veggie *What* Now?. Thank you, my veggie friend! How it works:  1. The nominee should visit the award site ( and leave a comment indicating that […]

Weird Wednesday: Dill Pickle Sunflower Seeds

At the risk of potentially alienating a portion of my readership (all 5 of you) let me state that I find dill pickle flavored sun flower seeds in no way weird! I simply titled today’s entry as such for the sake of alliteration. In this case, let’s take the word “weird” to mean: odd, peculiar, […]

Mmmonday: Sno Balls

Today’s treat needs no formal introduction. Either you’ve had them and hate them (i.e. everybody I’ve asked) or have been enticed by the brilliant pink on the other side of a thin layer of plastic. Yes, my friends, we start off the week with Hostess Sno Balls. They look like Malibu Barbie’s wedding cake and […]