WhoNu Vanilla Wafers: I thought about throwing these things in the trash after just one bite, but excessive retaliation against the mutant wafer-cookie was required. So instead, I took the opened box back to the store to demand a refund of my $2.99. The WhoNu peoples will also be hearing from my
imaginary lawyer with my request for a lump sum settlement payment of $250,000 to cover that 5-seconds of pain & suffering I experienced for biting into something so damn nasty. The cookie is bottom-of-the-basement subpar to the infamous Nilla Wafers that we all know so well. And the WhoNu’s have sucralose in it. You don’t want to be eating that chemically produced artificial sweetener crap anyways. WhoNu needs to get a clue, because they don’t know diddley-squat about wafer-making. (nutrition info)
Clif Builder’s Bar: I’m not big on getting my protein from bars, but sometimes when you’re in a hungry emergency and your stomachs require foodstuffs really fast, you have to grab the best available thing. Clif Builders is a pretty good choice for protein bar snacking. I got hungry while on the road and stopped a convenience store to pick up the Chocolate Peanut Butter Builder’s Bar. As with all protein bars I’ve tasted, there’s always some level of chalkiness with aftertaste, but those two issues were pretty minimal with Builder’s, allowing me to instead focus on the chocolately, peanut buttery flavor fusion, and crispiness-inside texture. The bar contains a host of organic ingredients (all of which you can pronounce) and is available in 8 different flavors, each with 20 grams of protein. Yet I’m not too happy about 20-23 grams sugar content, which is why you can’t be eating this kind of snack everyday. Use Clif Builder’s as a hungry back up plan or sensible dessert option. If I catch you eating Clif Builder’s everyday, I’m gonna put a straight jacket on your food trap and send you off to electroshock therapy at Greedy Island. (nutrition info)
The Better Chip: Whoa. WHAT? How’d the hells did they do it? I have NEVER tasted another tortilla-style chip that packs so much flavor. The Better Chip people sent me samples for gnawing on. All the chips were gone in 5..4..3…2… the husband and I actually battled over the last snack-sized bag like two zombie-enraged banshees. I won, of course.
These chips have “double thick masa corn” and tout no GMO’s, no animal bi-products, gluten freedom and a whopping 40% fresh ingredients, which is why these things sent my taste buds into a flavor convulsion of delight.
- Fresh Corn with Sea Salt, infused with sweet corn kernels. So good!
- Red Pepper Salsa Fresca, with so much natural salsa flavor, you will seriously NOT need to use a separate jar of salsa for dipping.
- Jalapeno and Sea Salt, a tasty flame-thrower’s delight.
- Sweet Onion & White Cheddar fanfare.
The husband demanded I buy some, but our store doesn’t carry them yet (…dammit!!). Do yourself a favor: watch out for these chips popping up in your store’s deli section, or maybe snag this deliciousness online. Just be mindful of your portions, because each bag contains TWO servings of 130 calories each (
as if I’m only eating half the bag?). The Better Chip is perfect for pairing with a sammich, salad, or eating all by itself. Don’t NOT let these chips slip out of your food trap. I command you to capture and devour.