As ever, dear reader-friend-folks, ask and ye shall receive. As a direct result of your delight and horror at (as well as your outright requests for more of) my Assortment of American Snacks posts, I bring you the first of what will surely be many Canadian Snack Reviews.
I’ve called this one “from the sublime to the ridiculous” because, as you’ll see, it starts off tastily… and then it’s all downhill from there.
I stumbled across these Cheeky Monkey Peanut Butter Puffs while exploring a health food store with Lisa after our lunch at Kale Eatery. At first, I pretended I didn’t need to buy them, but that didn’t last long.
I always need peanut butter.
Made solely of organic peanut butter, organic corn, organic palm oil (sorry orangutans), and salt, these Cheeky Monkey Peanut Butter Puffs are vegan, organic and kosher certified, free of cholesterol, trans fat, sugar, dairy, and casein, “full of protein”, “not fried”, and “unbelievably delicious”. Way to be confident, Cheeky Monkey!
Not surprisingly, and yet at the same time completely surprisingly, these Peanut Butter Puffs tasted purely and simply like peanut butter, except crunchy-crispy-airy.
They were awesome.
Pepperidge Farm’s Flavour Blasted Goldfish in Screamin’ Salt & Vinegar flavour were equally awesome in their intense vinegariness, but they get negative points for burning my tastebuds after a few consecutive handfuls.
After my lunch at Belmonte Raw, Carol Belmonte (the fabulous owner), was generous enough to bequeath Lisa and me with a full bottle each of Belmonte’s Uplift juice, which is made of cucumber, spinach, parsley, apple, lemon, and ginger.
Golly gee deliciousness! Zingy, fresh, not-too-sweet yet also not-too-“green-tasting”, this may just be the best green juice I’ve yet had in my life. Oh for a daily supply…
Now, unfortunately, we come to the “ridiculous” part of this post, wherein “ridiculous” means “awful”. I don’t know if it was a matter of poor storage, but this Camino Dark Chocolate filled with Almond Butter chocolate was one of the worst chocolate bars I’ve ever had. The filling was grainy and tasteless, and the dark chocolate was bloomed, crumbly, and tasteless.
No. I will not. I refuse. This is every kind of wrong. Please, no.
Make it stop.
Oh, thank you. That’s far better. Hannah’s homemade vegan Speculoos spread, which tasted like heaven on a spoon. I know, I know, this is neither a Canadian nor storebought snack, but I swear, I needed something to block the breaded toaster chicken snacks from my mind.
Do you know what is Canadian, though? SNOWSTORMS.
I think the table in the following shot might give you an idea of how much snow we’ve had in the past twenty-four hours.