Friday, December 20, 2013

Friday Finds! ( And an ALTRA Shoes Winner)

I tried some new products this week while I was out doing some shopping so I thought I would share them here.

We stopped at Gander Mountain to look for some gifts for the outdoor enthusiasts on our list and I found these:
I had heard of the Honey Stinger waffles before and I had even read a review that made me just curious enough to want to try them.  Since I had been out shopping all afternoon, it was really time for me to have a snack anyway, so I thought Why Not!
 
I tore right into the chocolate one. ( My husband wasn't too pleased with all the crumbs it left behind in his car)  I admit, these things are pretty flakey and fall a part pretty easily. They are not as crispy as I was expecting ( Which is a good thing). From the review I read, I thought it was going to be the consistency of like a waffle cone, ( kind of dry) but it wasn't.  it was actually much better!  It was much softer ( and moist).  I had been craving something chocolaty for days, and this hit the spot without being too sweet, and it's healthy. What could be better.  I will definitely be stocking up on these!
 
                                   
After our Gander Mountain visit, we went next door to Sam's club. ( I won't mention the 6 pounds of gummi bears we bought, which my husband claimed was better for us to buy in bulk since I keep buying the 75 cent small bags after my longer runs). I will mention however the "healthy" veggie strips we bought.
 
 
Theses veggie strip flavors are Spinach & Garlic, Red Beet & Onion, Carrots & Tomato.  They are perfect for dipping in guacamole or hummus, or whatever your favorite dip is!  They are not bland like some veggie chips tend to be. These have a nice seasoning on them ( maybe it's the garlic and onion taste, I don't know) and are very yummy!  Also, they are all natural and Gluten free, if that is important to you!
 
Have you come across a new product this week?  Have you ever tried a product that surprised you?
 
P.S, The Winner of the ALTRA Shoes is Jennifer M. Nolan. Congratulations!  Jennifer, please make sure you like our FB page ( if you haven't already) and message us your address.
 
Thank you to everyone who entered. We will be having more giveaways next month!
 
Have a great weekend everyone!
~M
 

19 comments:

  1. I loooove honey stinger waffles... when I buy them, it is really hard for me to wait until before/after a run to eat it lol!

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    1. O, I know what you mean. I have a vanilla one sitting here that I have been craving but I am trying to wait till a run!

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  2. Ohhhh, I've never tried the chocolate version. Thanks to you, I will be trying them!

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  3. I just tried those veggie chips yesterday! They were sampling them at Sam's Club. Super yummy! I buy all my snacks from Sam's Club..at least the ones that I know I will finish in the week that I have to go grocery shopping, so I buy them in bulk to last me 2 or three weeks :) Congrats to the winner!!

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    1. That's funny that they were giving samples of those out! We just decided to try them on a whim!

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  4. I wanted to love honey stingers, but the crumbs and dry taste made them a bit disappointing to me. I liked them, just not love! We always find new snacks to try at Costco, and just recently tried the kale and chia chips and they are yummy!

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    1. I fully expected the honey stinger waffles to be dry, but mine actually weren't. Maybe it is just certain flavors.

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  5. I've tried Honey Stingers, but they're just too darn messy! I love finding new things in my StrideBoxes to try!

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    1. I agree, they are messy. I had crumbs all over.

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  6. I've always wanted to try the Honey Stingers but could never bring myself to buy one! You've just convinced me to try them! And those Veggie Strips look sooo yummy!

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    1. I've only had the vanilla and chocolate ones so far ( The honey Stingers). I'd like to see if I can find other flavors!

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  7. I bought Honey Stinger waffles once to see what they're like - they're good! I found some running shoes on a good sale at Gander Mountain. It's fun to look around there!

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    1. Aww, Glad you like them. I thought they were a great find!

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  8. Oh sad I really wanted the shoes! :) Oh well. :) That waffle looks amazing! I've never actually heard of it. I think the only thing that surprised me of late is roasting carrots. I've never been a fan of carrots until I cooked them this way. I think everything just tastes better in olive oil, no?

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    1. Sorry you didn't win the shoes. ( The winner hasn't actually claimed them yet). There will be more giveaways coming up in the new year! I'll have to try making carrots that way!

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  9. I've had the vanilla waffle before but have been wanting to try the chocolate one!

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