If Oprah can eat an entire pint in one sitting than so shall I. Picked up a few pints at the Gotham West market in NYC. I walked 1.2 miles in the scorching heat. Sweating in my suit from the office after work.. And it was totally worth it. The Salted Crack Caramel tastes like burnt salted toffee, and its got saltine chocolate toffee crackers in it (if youve made them than you know why they are called crack) and it is so good. Batches are handmade and they ship worldwide. Get some at http://www.amplehills.com
I feel like the library is a little secret that the masses haven’t really stumbled upon yet. So its to be expected that the concept of renting magazines from the library online using your phone would be completely foreign.. So (since im such a good person) im sharing this secret with all of you. Flipster is an app you download and works with participating libraries and brings you a slew of magazines to enjoy online or on your cell phone (android or iphone). You pay for nothing. You get viewing access for a week. Titles are legit. Why does no one know about this??
We all have too much email. Work email. Personal email. Its overwhelming. Until recently I would attempt to delete mail en masse on a bi-quarterly basis- but would give up about 400 emails in. Yesterday i got both of my gmail inboxes down to 0, with the inbox app. Its brilliant. It allows you to mark emails done, snooze, or even pin important emails you need to keep in view. The best is that you can categorize and mark entire groups as done. Every email is archived rather than deleted so it doesnt feel so permanent, but it takes the clutter out of your box and even gives you a special little picture once youve cleared it all out. This app’s a big deal.
Ive always wondered when popcorn makers would figure out that people need more flavors. Jolly time wisely created Mallow Magic which was a ridiculously good, albeit messy marshmallowy microwave popcorn which you can only find online.
We need more variety. We dont need 10 different butters. We need Sriracha. Vanilla. Maple bacon.
ACT II took a step in the right direction with their sweet cinnamon. Its slightly buttery but much sweeter than kettle corn, the cinnamon is sort of candyish (think candied apple cinnamon).. but very good.
I like snacks.
I’m like a snackaficionado. Just made that up but it works. This week the snacks I have at the ready are Kind bars: Almond Cashew with Flax, and Funky Monkey: Jive a Lime (pineapple lime).
We’ll start with The Kind bars.. If you are a nut person and enjoy almonds and macadamias. Then you will want to try these. You will want to try 10 of them in one sitting but dont. It’s like a blend of nuts glued together with a little bit of dates and honey. Magic. It makes my commute enjoyable (and I ride NJ transit so..that’s saying something)
Now on to the Funky Monkeys. Whoever thought of this name, they should be fired. But if that person also invented the jivealime, hire them back and promote them. So good. Crunchy dehydrated pineapple pieces, soaked in lime juice. No sugar. I could eat these until my mouth was raw and bloody. (I have in fact).
Two little gems available at your local grocery store. Enjoy.