Happy Thursday people! It’s almost the weekend and I cannot wait! I’ve been trying to get back in to the old routine with a massive fail. Waking up late and falling asleep at random times in the day, which has meant that I haven’t got that much work done at all…hmph! I’m hoping a relaxing weekend will help sort me out and get me ready for a productive start to next week.
Enough with the moaning! I’m actually writing this post to share with you my all important American food haul.
And so I begin…
Kashi Go Lean and Nature’s Path blueberry and cinnamon Optimum cereal. They used to sell this Nature’s Path cereal in Asda a while back but have stopped selling in it for some reason. I’ve missed it so much”!
I didn’t really need any protein powders as I do have a lot of Spirutien powders that I haven’t even used yet. What I actually wanted to find was Sun Warrior protein powder, but I couldn’t find it anywhere. However I just couldn’t resist the Choc-a-lot shake and go vegan smoothie. I also visited the Hershey’s store i Time’s Square and picked up some Hershey’s Cocoa, Dagoba lavender and blueberry dark chocolate, Dogoba chai dark chocolate and a bar of Scharffen Berger 82% dark chocolate.
Whilst at the Hershey’s store I also picked up some Reese’s peanut butter cups in milk and dark chocolate and a cute Hershey’s mug that I thought was perfect for hot chocolate.
The PB&Co sandwich shop was high on my list of places to visit in NYC and I picked up some yummy flavours of PB. I haven’t tried the Mighty Maple flavour before and I cannot wait to try it. Alfie just loves the Cinnamon Raisin Swirl flavour so I stocked up on those for him too!
I don’t think my nut butter collection will require any new additions after all of this lot. I’ve heard so much about Justin’s hazelnut butter and Trader Joes almond butter so they were a must. I’ve tried small sachets of Sunbutter before and loved it and also picked up another jar of creamy almond butter from Whole Foods too. And the small sachets of Justin’s nut butter are just perfect for snacking.
Then came the snack bars…
I just couldn’t resist and probably would have bought more if it wasn’t for the weight limitation on my luggage. There are just so many flavours of Clif bars that I have never even tried or heard of before. I cannot wait to try these lovelies! 😀
Celestrial sweet coconut Thai chai tea and gingerbread spice herbal tea just sounded lovely!
Whilst raiding Trader Joe’s other than the almond butter I also picked up some dark chocolate covered pomegranate seeds, dark chocolate edamame, chocolate coated sunflower seeds and some dark chocolate covered cherries. These are going to be fab on top of smoothies and oats!
I also picked up a cute I love NYC mug and an Aladdin cup that I thought would be great for smoothies on the go. I have been using it everyday since I’ve been back for my morning green smoothies.
Overall I think I did quite well as I thought long and hard about whether I needed certain items or not, especially where some of the Artisana products are concerned. It was tough to just walk away though I must admit. I do have a small order coming from iHerb and I know most of the stuff that I have bought I can get from their site so I won’t be too worried when they run out.
She has got me down to a “T” as I love every single item in my package and isn’t the Christmas card so sweet and pretty! A big thank you to Laura for orgainising the Secret Santa and to Nicky for a fab and thoughtful gift…love it!
Have you tried any of these products before? What did you think?
Do you find it hard to show restraint when buying interesting foodie items?