Mar 23, 2012
Balance Bar Review and how to drink tea when it's hot!
Posted by Living, Learning, Eating at 4:58 PM
Don't ask. I did manage to trip up stairs today.
On the other hand, I'm actually starting to understand a little bit of organic chemistry (major pat on the back for me!).
I don't have a freezer, so I don't have ice. Nor do I have air conditioning (yup, love those old dorms) so I can't do the whole 'drink the hot tea, cool off with A/C' thing. But I love tea! So what to do?
First: A BALANCE BAR REVIEW! Yay, cue the happy music! May I suggest 'There's Something in the Water' by Brooke Fraser? Instant smiles.
I'm usually into sticky protein bar type bars. But today? I was just craving a good old granola bar!
But y'all know I'm too spoiled for Quaker Chewy or even Kashi granola bars.
Oh, foodie problems.
So I tried Balance Bar's Sweet & Salty Chocolate Almond instead! Now, doesn't that just sound delicious?
And it's a pretty darn healthy snack, with 15g of protein (wowza) and 5g of fiber (love it).
It's a granola bar dipped in chocolate. That sounds like a great idea (and doesn't the flavor sound awesome?) but a great idea is nothing without an excellent execution.
Execution? EXCELLENT! It's crunchy and the almonds are almond-y, the chocolate is milk-chocolaty and the bar is a good, filling snack that really held me over through the afternoon organic chemistry review session.
Sounds like it did its job! And sorry, Quaker/Kashi. There's a new granola bar in town. :P
YAY!!! I'm sorry, I just have this thing for bars.
Haha, like you couldn't guess.
Anyway, ready for my hot weather tea solution (sans ice/fridge/freezer/air conditioning)?
It's actually pretty tasty! And y'all know that my head was spinning with ideas for things to mix the pretty green powder into (ice cream? yogurt? baked goods? freezer pops? pancakes? microwave cakes? oohlala). But the snag?
IT'S SO EXPENSIVE. Not cool, matcha. Not cool.
10 packets cost $20 at Whole Foods! I could go get iced tea from Starbucks at that price!
Have you ever tried Matcha? Do you know where to get it cheaper?
What's your favorite type of granola bar?