As some of you might know (and thanks for all the sweet birthday wishes!) I turned 19 yesterday - yippee!
So, since I was going to get a late dinner with friends, but was pretty darn hungry by the time 4pm rolled around (lunch only lasts so long), I invented a fourth meal: chdi.
Yes, I'm trying to make chdi happen - the meal between lunch and dinner! Courtesy of HUDS:
A hummus and tabbouleh wrap, an amaaaazingly crisp red apple (go HUDS!), and a side salad with Italian dressing.
I really liked this (tabbouleh is so good!) but it had the problem that makes me shy away from ethnic food.
Another 2:1 protein bar! Remember when I reviewed their crazy awesome chocolate bar? Well here is one of their actual protein bars. Like with the chocolate bar, the number on the front is the protein to net carb ratio (not too shabby, if you're trying to watch carbs!).
Like with the other one, the list is longer than some bars - but they have to achieve that ratio some how (I think there's often a tradeoff between ingredient list length and macronutrient contents - take Lara bars. Very few ingredients, but low protein:carb ratio, as well as overall protein content).
I was pretty excited for this. I've never been a huge pretzel fan, but I went through a phase with 100 Grande chocolate bars in high school and, since then, am really digging the chocolate/pretzel/something-sticky-and-sweet combo.
Don't be put off by the color of the chocolate. I was also kind of like 'meh, doesn't look too chocolaty.' No, it definitely was. Unexpectedly so, even:
I also tried their 6:1 Cookies and Cream Bar. And then I kicked myself for not trying it earlier. Why didn't I? I mean, I only love cookies and cream ice cream. Oreos on ice cream with pb have been a fave since my Parent Trap days. And this just sounds like a great idea!
Especially since it's certainly a healthier snack than sugar and trans-fat loaded Oreos. Which are definitely okay for now and then, but don't need to be a big part of the daily diet!
OH MY GOSH. They definitely just joined my protein bar hall of fame.
They're so chocolaty (just as chocolaty as the chocolate bar they sent) and have these crumbly bits all over the surface that taste just like oreos. But wait until you get to the inside.
Stick to your teeth creamy filling (think Kinderschokolade) on an Oreo-esque layer. This tasted like 100% decadent dessert (the kind that you eat with little spoons from some nice dessert restaurant, while sighing in delight and having a fabulous girl's night). Whoever invented these gets two thumbs up from me!
Seriously, though? I think I'm going to have to make a bar hall of fame. Just so I can put these at the very top. I've tried a LOT of bars, guys. This one? Just do it. These feels like sacrilege, but it even trumped my former favorites by a little, at least as a dessert. And I thought that would never happen!
Okay, now that I'm done gushing: on to the third and final segment of my post.
Teehee, I feel so Larry King. Let me just go grab a cane, some dentures, and a few surgically-enhanced women a third of my age.
Oh, wait. That would make them 6.333 years old. A little sketch, even for Larry...
There's going to be this really awesome fashion show (with a secret fashion insider celebrity guest! Past years have honored Anna Sui and Vera Wang!) this coming Friday, April 6 from 10pm to midnight.
If you're a fashion blogger or write for some other publication and will be in the Boston area then (and want to come, but why wouldn't you?) let me know ASAP. There are still a few tickets available, but probably not for long.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
What was your favorite childhood sweet/chocolate/cookie/snack product thingamajig?
Do you like ethnic cuisines?
Have you ever been to a fashion show?