Thursday, April 4, 2019

The Good, The Bad, & The...CUTE!


We'll start with the...CUTE...because it's the easiest and, well, THE CUTEST!  The other day my father sent me this photo of my niece.  Apparently, she has messy hair and doesn't care!


Now...for a little bit of the...GOOD!  I found this a while back and it is darn tasty!  Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter made with REAL Pumpkin!  I have a few spoonsful for a snack on occasion!

And for another 'nut butter' I am feeling conflicted about this one...while it smells and tastes WONDERFUL the texture is a little hard to deal with!  Sure...I expected the oil to be on top and that I would have to stir but OMG it was SO DRY on the nut butter part that I got oil all over me and couldn't really stir it at all!  YIKES!


The last time I saw this brand I had the spicy queso (I think) and it was ok but really thin and runny.  THIS ONE was MUCH BETTER!  I liked the consistency and the flavor better than the first one!


For the next product...I guess I aimed a little too high with this one.  Perhaps my expectations were too over the top but I have to say I really didn't care for this product.  The noodles were very gummy and a weird slimy texture that didn't jive with my pallet.  Sorry, folks!

This, however, was AMAZING!  The flavor was great and the texture was right on, too!  BUT...locally, speaking, was WAY TOO EXPENSIVE!  I had to try it just once but at $7.99 I can't justify it...no matter how yummy!  Knock 2 to 3 bucks off and I will consider it!

I've had this one other time before but when I found it again I had to grab it not only because I was out of vegan cheese but because it was on sale and I had a craving!

This was the first time I had come across this brand of hummus so I knew I had to try it and was glad I did!  It was great!  And the price was right, too!  I'm looking forward to trying to find it again and trying another flavor!

I did find the new or at least the new-to-me Mexican Classic Blend of Daiya Shreds and I enjoyed them!  YAY!

This was a bit more than I wanted to spend but I rarely find Engine 2 brand items and knew I wouldn't be back to that location for MONTHS.  I gobbled it up rather quickly to say the least!

I tried the Bootleg Bucha Apple Spice and it was pretty good.  Another flavor I had right around that time was a HOPS one and I really liked that one, too!  One of these days I hope to visit a Buffalo Based Booch Place...maybe even Bootleg!  Time will tell!

15 comments:

  1. So many yummy looking things! I've been wanting to try that walnut butter for awhile because it looks so cute. lol. But after that review I might just try making it on my own.

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    1. It does taste just like a oatmeal raisin cookie but it doesn't mix well! YIKES!

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  2. Things come in so many fun flavours in the US! Though that walnut butter definitely sounds not so great in texture. A shame because it sounds like it would be yummy.

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    1. The flavor WAS yummy but the mixing sure caused a problem! Yes...there are some oddball flavored things here in the US - some I adore and others I can't get on board with LOL

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  3. Your niece is so stinking cute!!!
    That's a shame about the walnut butter!
    I tried the Siete cashew queso and definitely didn't think it was worth the cost at all!
    I love the name Bootleg Booch!

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    1. I agree Siete is pricey! Not something I would buy often. I really hope I can visit Bootleg Booch soon or one of the other booch places in WNY soon!!!!

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  4. Oooh what amazing finds! Your niece is so adorable/gorgeous! I LOVE her hair! Both nut butters sound amazing and Kite Hill products are rarely worth the price for me. I don't know if I have weird taste but I've never been blown away by anything I've tried by them.

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    1. I know what you mean about the price! And some of them taste 'ok' and aren't out of this world for the price for sure. I have to say the Ricotta is on another level, however, that price tag just has me in a tizzy! LOL

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  5. Yum, so many great products in this post! I have been itch ing to try more Violife vegan cheeses, the parm is amazing.

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    1. I didn't care of the Parm...but...then again it was the block...I think if it was in a sprinkle it would be much better!

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  6. Your niece is so adorable, and the pumpkin spice peanut butter sounds amazing!

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  7. Your niece is BEAUTIFUL!

    The walnut butter may have just been on the shelf too long. Natural nut butters settle more and more in time - if they're old, they're hard to stir and get a thick layer of oil on top. I check before I buy - and make sure the layer of oil is thin - it means it's fresher : ) (I worked in a health food store when I was young ; )

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    1. I'm betting you are right on that! I was thinking about just using it in smoothies anyways! Plop it in the blender and re blend or something!

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