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Chocolate or Vanilla August 11, 2011

Filed under: Food,Giveaway,Review — Kelocity @ 10:00 pm
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I didn’t get outside once today! It was such a nice day too. Hope to change that tomorrow and go for a nice walk.

Next week I will be switching my blog to a self-hosted server. I’m so excited that my little blog is growing up! I’ve been trying to tweak a few things to get it ready for the big move. Let me know if you notice anything strange in the next few days.

I’d also like to take a moment to thank my lucky stars for friends like Erica who brought me an AMAZING chocolate treat from her recent trip to Canada. (She was there at the same time Will and Kate were there!)

We adore Ice Wine. It’s a little pricey, but once a year or so, it’s definitely worth the splurge. Ice Wine comes from grapes that are harvested while they’re frozen so they can only make it in certain parts of the world (like Canada!)

Whoever thought to combine this with chocolate should win some kind of prize. It was delicious! Thanks, Erica!

Irving and I went to the grocery store tonight (armed with BOATLOADS of coupons from BlogHer!) He wandered around the store looking for boring things like BBQ sauce and milk while I beelined to my favorite aisle.

Boy, do I love cereal. I could spend all day looking at cereal boxes, comparing prices, sizes and taste. Growing up my mom used to have a $2 rule. We had to choose the cereal that was $1.99 or less. Nowadays it’s hard to find a box for less than $3, but I still try to go for the sales and use my coupons. I totally broke all the rules tonight when I walked away with this.

I got a few samples of this at BlogHer this weekend and I LOOOOOVED it. It was $4.49 (my mom is probably gasping out loud right now!) but I had a coupon that brought it down to $3.50. Still pricey, but worth it for a product I now love so much. (Hear that Quaker? you gave me a free sample and I shelled out a few bucks for more just a few days later! Marketing for the win!)

Classic Foods sent me (two) boxes of some of their new Baked Classics Chips recently. I wasn’t expecting to get quite so many, so I have been sharing the love with my friends lately.

They made an appearance at the Hollywood Bowl last week and I passed them out to our friends. Chips make great picnic food. They travel well and it’s fun to have your own bag.

They sent over a new product that I’ve never seen before: Vanilla Frosting Multigrain Chips. I am a total vanilla girl. I almost always choose vanilla over chocolate if given the choice! (But I’ll never turn down good chocolate either, don’t get me wrong!) Wait… a vanilla frosting flavored chip? How intriguing!

“They are popped to a light, crunchy crisp and then seasoned in the mouth-watering flavor of Vanilla Frosting.”

They have no cholesterol, trans fat, saturated fat, preservatives, msg, high fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors or coloring.

I’m a huge vanilla fan and I really, really liked these. They feel indulgent, totally satisfy my sweet tooth and surprised my taste buds a bit. I’ve been bringing them with my lunches lately, but I always save the chips for my 3pm sugar craving hour. Always does the trick.

I asked my friends to try them too and let me know what they think. Overall, most people liked them and appreciated what a new and different product it was. But some thought the taste was a bit artificial. It’s also a little strange because they do taste like a rich sugar cookie, but the texture is that of a chip. So maybe it could be compared to a crunchy cookie? It’s hard to explain, but I kind of liked it.

Want to try them for yourself? I have a couple of bags to give out! Comment below and I’ll pick a winner on Monday.
Tell me what your vice is: salty or sweet!

Classic Foods provided me with these chips for the purpose of reviewing it on All opinions are my own.


10 Responses to “Chocolate or Vanilla”

  1. Stephanie williams Says:

    I am a sweet person but I love salty too. Its to hard to choose . 🙂 and I love vanilla frosting so delicious.

  2. Liz R Says:

    sweet gets me everytime!

  3. Salty WITH sweet! THAT is my vice.

  4. Amanda Says:

    I love vanilla more than chocolate every time, YUM!

  5. Danielle Says:

    Your lunch looks almost exactly like mine. Minus the yummy chips. I’d love to try them.
    Good luck with your blog move. I hope it goes smoothly.

  6. Janet Says:

    Definitely salty. Every once in awhile it’s something sweet but it’s almost always chips, crackers, etc.

  7. I used to have that same $2 rule… was able to keep it up until like 3-4 years ago. Agh!

    Although once in a while, I do see that Quaker cereal (also one of my favs) on sale.

    My vice is definitely for the sweet. Trying to overcome that!

  8. E.J. Says:

    There’s no need to choose between salty and sweet at the Indiana State Fair! This week I had a french toast burger and a chicken eggo sandwich. Both were excellent!

  9. My vice is totally sweet. I had a craving for my favorite gummy the other day and ended up ordering a 12 pack off Amazon. The husband came home last night and was like “what’s with all the gummies”..HAHAHA

    Cereal is heavenly. I haven’t tried those oatmeal squares but they look good

  10. Janie Says:

    Quaker Oatmeal Sqares are my favorite and worth the price!

    I think your blogs are becoming more and more food-centric. . . are you leaning in that direction?

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