In honor of it being Friday (!!) and the fact that I’m just loving life and loving y’all, I thought I’d share some of my recent favorite new-to-me things I’ve tried lately.
Just to clarify, these were all things I’ve purchased with my own money.
Coconut water. Not new to me, but the O.N.E. Coconut Water "with a splash of" flavors were new to me. Both the pineapple and mango were good, albeit a little sweet, and I think they’d make great choices for a first-timer, as they’re a little more juice-like. On that note, anyone want to gift me with a lifetime supply of coconut water? Who needs a beer of the month club, can I get a coconut water of the month club?
Kombucha Wonder Drink. I bought this out of desperation when I was jonesin’ for a G.T. Synergy Kombucha a few weeks ago. Well…I’m still jonesin’. This brand would make a great Kombucha to try for a first-timer. But if you’re wanting the "real" Kombucha this tastes like Kombucha soda. Way too sweet for what I wanted.
Take my word at face value though, because when Ross had a sip he started gagging and choking. Different strokes for different folks!
I bought this Red Wood Hill Farm Apricot Mango Goat Milk Yogurt to try, because with the lower lactose in goat’s milk I wondered if it would affect my stomach differently than cow’s milk. It was good and had that subtle tang of goat’s milk, but I’m not sure if I’ll purchase it again, if solely for the fact of the two dollar plus price tag. Stomach wise, no bothers.
It was particularly flavorful with a white-fleshed nectarine and my buckwheat granola.
Another new foodie find that I eagerly scooped into my shopping cart were the two new larabar flavors I can have (I can’t have tree nuts and both the new Brownie and Carrot Cake flavors have walnuts).
I love that you can visibly see the chips in the bar!
The only thing that made me prefer the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough over the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip was that the PBCC was a little dryer (you can visibly see a little more "crumb" in the PBCC). Good, but CCCD reigns supreme of the new flavors.
The last new thing I tried was solixir. Both the Blackberry Chamomile…
…and the Pomegranate Ginger.
Love these! Lots of flavor from the natural juices and botanicals, lots of fizz, but not a lot of sweet. Can someone stock my fridge with these, too, please?
So, here are some of the new things I’ve been trying over the past few weeks. What new foodie finds have you unearthed?