Sunday, September 29, 2013

This Starbucks Coffee Tastes Ethiopian

So what is all this talk about the new coffee at Starbucks?

Ethiopia Roast does not only have brilliantly satisfying taste, but it is a medium roast coffee which is great for those like me, used to drinking my venti pikes every day.  What a great day to try a new brew on national coffee day?

I was definitely in the house today for Coffee Tasting. It was almost like a happy hour type of thing walking into Starbucks and getting somewhat of a shot worth of this new choice on the menu.

And who would have thought that you could actually taste the flavor of the citrus and dark cocoa in coffee? Most people mask coffee with all the sugar and cream or milk that they can add, only getting the caffeine in their body. But for those who like the taste of coffee, this one is definitely worth trying.

Here is something you probably were unaware of. A cup of regular brewed coffee when drunk black, like the pike, African roast or even the Kama Sutra, yields about 5 calories per cup.  But when you add all the extra stuff like caramel, whipped cream, hazelnut, sugars and creams or even milk, that is when the coffee becomes a high caloric drink. 

Luckily, I appreciate the taste of coffee and I enjoy it black, but then again, nothing wrong with going outside the box every once in a while; especially for counting calorie freaks like myself who used the method to enable weight loss of over 70lbs in under nine months.


I am not an employee of nor am I being paid by Starbucks to write this blogpost. I am however, a fan of their store and a consumer who like to share the things I come across just in case another consumer is not aware that it exists.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Sea Salt & Olive Oil Hummus Crisps from Kashi

What is it about those hummus crisps that got people putting their hands in the bag more than they should?

One chip is never enough. For one thing, it is a healthy snack that is bursting with flavor. When I say flavor, I mean it tastes good. And these yummy chips have only 120 calories per serving with 30 calories being from fat.

But guess what? 27 chips make up one serving. Not such a bad thing to keep putting your hands into the bag to grab another chip when it is healthy and low-fat.

Did you know that these chips all-natural? This healthy snack made by Kashi is made with Chick peas and whole grains and was flavored with sea salt, parsley and extra virgin olive oil.  
If it is not for the all-natural ingredients or the fact that these chips have 3g protein, 4g fiber and only 180mg of sodium, it could also be the attractive packaging that these delicious chips come in.


I mean that was attracted me. They say don’t judge a book by its cover, but by the cover alone with Kashi, you know exactly what you get and will be left putting your hand back in the bag for more. They are just that good.
I first tried these chips as a Bzzagent and was thrilled at the idea of these healthy snacks now all into the things I eat and my weight and these are great treats. I definitely will be back to the store for more when these are done because they are so me. Tasty and healthy.