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Someone thought chocolate strawberry Pop Tarts were a good idea. I respectfully disagree.

I’ve already waxed poetic (well, not so much the poetic part) in regards to limited edition items and how they just don’t feel special anymore.  I’m not sure if that’s something that’s actually happened or just my memory playing tricks on me, but growing up I don’t remember limited edition sodas, candies or pop tarts.  Regardless of my opinion on limited editions not really feeling all that special or all that limited anymore, Kellogg’s brings da’ ruckus (as the kids say) when it comes to multiple variants of LE Pop Tarts, for which I am happy.

I’ve always loved Pop Tarts.  What kid didn’t grow up and decide to toast some Pop Tarts and put on their favorite cartoon for an afternoon snack?  Maybe that carried through to adult life (like it has for me) or maybe your taste buds refined and left these “pastries” as part of your past.

Even though I still very much so enjoy a Pop Tart now and again, I eat them less and less as life goes on.  Part of that is the fact you’re getting near or over 400 calories for 2 of these bad boys, which doesn’t really do nice things to my waist.  The other thing (and this is tied to the first thing) is that I end up not wanting all the 8 Pop Tarts that come in a box.  Give me 4 every 3 months and I’m pretty happy. Continue reading

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UPDATED: Dannon Oikos Butterscotch Limited Edition Yogurt Review

I think limited edition used to actually mean something.  I remember it being reserved for cars, mostly.  Now, you can find limited or deluxe editions on things like… yogurt.  While I am sure it fits the definition of limited edition, I’m guessing this is only around for a while (much like the pumpkin pie and gingerbread variants of Oikos I’ve had in the past few months) so, yeah… call it limited edition.  I just don’t think this provides quite the feeling of cruising in a LE Corvette, but what do I know?

Now that we are past the goofiness of calling a yogurt “limited edition” now we have to try and get over the fact that I am not sure that this is even yogurt.  You’ll find mostly junk food reviewed on my blog, because that’s what I like and there is a never ending supply of new varieties of crap that comes out week to week.  Even with my love of junk food, I try not to eat it exclusively.  You know, diabetes and heart issues or my svelte figure.  Stuff like that.  So I try to eat some stuff that’s healthy, I kind of thought this might be one of those things less horrible for me. Continue reading

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UPDATED: Zampa Pet Puppy Dog Playpen Exercise Pen Kennel Review

We have our dog’s main crate in our bedroom and have since we got her. She’s got no problem going in it while we’re away but it’s one of those bulky metal cages that don’t transport all that easily. We wanted a backup for 2 reasons. One was to give us something downstairs so my wife could use it while cooking and what not, Peach likes to run around legs when cooking/cleaning is going on (though she’s gotten quite a bit better as she’s gotten older). The second reason was to have something for travel when we take Peach with us.

This appeared to meet our needs based on reviews, measurements and look. Once we got it, everything we thought this would be, it is. It comes in a carry case and folds flat (in theory, more on that later) for easy transport. It isn’t very heavy and sets up really easily. My wife, who has back issues and a weight limit for lifting can easily move this around as needed.
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Creators of Trader Joe’s Cookies & Cream Butter Should Win Nobel Peace Price

According to Wikipedia, here’s the background on the Nobel Peace Prize:

Since 1901, it has been awarded annually (with some exceptions) to those who have “done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses

Using that as a qualification, I believe the people behind Cookies & Cream Butter (here on out titled C&CB) should be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.  I believe this stuff can bridge the gap between people, religion and nations. Continue reading

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Skittles Orchard variant begs the question… Are limes grown in orchards?

My wife is pissed.  Seriously, she’s not happy.

A few months ago, Wrigley thought it wise to remove lime from their normal Skittles pack and replace it with green apple.  I, for one, commend the genius behind the decision.  My wife?  Not so much.  Thankfully, it works to my advantage as I get all the greens out of the rare Skittles bag my wife has.

Maybe she’ll (and anyone else who hates green apple) be happy to know that lime is back in Skittles latest variant, the “Orchard” flavors.  Other than lime, you are treated to red apple, orange, peach and cherry.  As stated in the title of this post, I feel like the orchard term is being loosely used, at best. Continue reading

PetSafe Busy Buddy Tug-A-Jug Meal Dispensing Dog Toy Review

Less than 5 minutes.  That’s all it took.

That’s all it took for Peach to gnaw straight through the rope of the Tug-A-Jug, rendering it a different product than what was originally purchased.  This sounds like the toy was ruined and there was no coming back, but that’s not the case.  Thankfully the toy still provides some mentally stimulating play for our dog.

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