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  1. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

    The first thing I want to do in a new country is go grocery shopping. Who needs museums!?

    I love seeing what you think of out goods. That cider drink is good if you get the ginger flavor! Totally agree with you on everything else. If you ever see the sugar-free So Delicious ice cream in the vanilla-almond favors, try it out. Sooooo delicious!

  2. Rach

    Oooh I love the So Delicious “ice cream”!! So yummy!

  3. Vien

    PUFFINSSSSSSSSS! though, I don’t like the chocolate ones :/ haha they are better for you than any other veggies!!! *wink wink*

  4. chocolatesuze

    lol so was the Quite Cheezy Kale Chips cheesy?

  5. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    Mmm, puffins.
    Why yes, as a matter of fact I do remember that! (Re: kimchi) I also remember my failure to alert you, thinking you’d surely seen it. 🙁

  6. Margaret

    I love it when you give us a peek into the health food/grocery stores in America.
    I do like to see which confectionary is masquerading as health food.
    I’m currently experiencing an addiction to beetroot chips, sweet potato chips, carrot chips and parsnip chips! Australia is so far behind; these things have been around forever in the USA. Maybe some time in the next few years we’ll be able to buy flavoured varieties of these chips.

    I’ve heard of Biscoff spread and am curious. It’s not something I could eat because of the gluten anyway.
    (I hope you don’t often feel nauseous in the mornings!)

  7. Carla


  8. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    I hope you know how much I love this 🙂 So very much that I don’t even have the words.

    I think my favourite is the So Delicious Turtle Trails. Which is sad in some ways because there is no way I can import it to Australia (in non-melted form anyway…) even if I was to find a site that would send it and a cost that wouldn’t bankrupt me. I wish they’d hurry up and bring their frozen range here.

    More of these posts in due course please 🙂

  9. Em

    Damn those pixies!
    I wish I had had more time to explore the wonders that are American grocery stores. I did have Annie’s Bunnies though, not the Whole Wheat ones, and the ones we did have tasted stale. 🙁
    So for me, Goldfish win over Bunnies.

  10. Lou

    I wonder where the “turtle” bit comes from… sounds good though – anything involving caramel + pecans is all-right with me. I’ve tried the So Delicious stuff – just vanilla/chocolate (you can get it in QLD)… BUT have worked out how to make coconut ice cream for about $2 a pop, so that is my latest addiction.

    Hooray for random wedding presents of tiny ice cream makers!

    1. Emma

      Candy makers make sort of turtle-shaped candies with caramel, topped with nuts and a chocolatey shell:) I think that’s the name origin, anyway!

  11. FoodFeud

    I didn’t know Puffins came in PB & Chocolate! Actually I didn’t know about a lot of this stuff of which you speak. Nice finds!

  12. Hotly Spiced

    That’s quite an assortment of goodies. I buy Bragg’s too but yep, I’ll take mine straight-up too. The Puffin cereal looks like fun. I’m sure I could get my Alfie to eat breakfast if I put those in a bowl for him xx

  13. Choc Chip Uru

    Puffins, Ice cream, COOKIE BUTTER – where do you start my friend 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  14. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    OMG I’m dying to try some Biscoff! It sounds amazing but nowhere here stocks it! Sounds like I might have to fly there! 😛

  15. whisperinggums

    Poor little puffins is all I can say … I’d say, go for the beans, spinach, and broccoli.

  16. Mands

    I love seeing snacks from the US, so many options! I love the puffins box, such a cute brand and I have to try that jar of Cookie Nookie for the name alone 🙂

  17. Kath Lockett

    If ANYTHING was called ‘puffins’ I’d buy it. No exceptions.

  18. Emma

    Soooooooooooooo, what the heck is in the vegan jerky? That is the ultimate for vegans and vegetarians who reeally reeeeally like their non-meats to look like meats!

  19. JohannaGGG

    Well I too would find puffins and bunnies and nookie hard to resist. And I am looking forward to the pumpkin chocolate review.

  20. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    Hannah!! I love this, thank you for sharing your US eats. I love it so. I actually bought a box of puffins on my US trip last year! PB flavour. I still haven’t opened them :O totally forgot about them til this post. dang, where are they?!?
    Heidi xo

  21. Libby


    Ooh vegan jerky primal strips?! Tell me more!

  22. Catherine

    DID YOU REALLY EAT ALL THAT? I’m beginning to worry Hannah. Noo, not really! Just hungry over here. X

  23. Yasmeen @ Wandering Spice

    I guffawed a little at the apple cider drink – I’ve had that stuff, and yes, the only way to describe it is “wrong.”

    I then sniffled a little bit at the lack of Annie’s products in my life. When I was a crazy advertising person I used to get Annie’s frozen vegan lasagna to keep in the freezer for those days I knew I’d be at work til… well, too late. And you know what, it’s good!

  24. Louise

    I always love supermarket touring as anthropologic study. It’s so fascinating, AND you get fun stuff to eat. Of course I would leave the pb puffins to you, but puffins, so cute, I would be tempted by other flavours. I brought a jar of Biscoff spread back from Texas- smooth not crunchy- it was divine- only bettered by Maple Cream- have you tried that up there in O, Canada yet? You must. Must. So good I want to inject it. Am insanely curious about pumpkin chocolate, can only imagine that it sadly fell in the awful category.

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