Friday, June 6, 2008

Sugar Addicts Unite!

Word on "the street" is that Friday June 6, 2008 (TODAY) is National Doughnut Day so Krispy Kreme is giving out a free doughnut of your choice.

Okay first free ice cream now a free doughnut. These doughnuts in particular...are so good. They are like crack to me. Its like you know its wrong but it just feels so good. Needless to say I will be going to the crackhouse to get my free hit. I cant wait for it to melt in my mouth and send shivers down my spine and fuzzy feelings to my fingers and toes.

Okay some dont think the crack reference is funny. But....I do so I will post this without any thought to how it will come across...any guilt I may feel will be wiped away by my doughnut!

By the way...NEW YORKERS..get em while you can. Aparently they have banned the use of transfat in the state (back in 2006). Yes just transfat...but smoking is still allowed in publc. And yes...there are alot of other harmful things which not taken in moderation can also be harmful (Beyonce and Jay, Mariah and Nick). This is obviously a joke.

Nothing is wrong with the transfat...just the excessive CONSUMPTION of it. Which is why Im glad KK is giving away one and not a dozen.

Monday, June 2, 2008


I remember the days my parents would take us to Baskin Robbins to get ice cream. I would always get Mint Chocolate Chip. We would take it outside and sit on the bench and indulge ourselves in the tastes of summer.

I also remember getting a free scoop for my birthday. I would stalk the mail and bug my mother to let me go to the mailbox to see if my free ice cream scoop had arrived. I still stalk the mail in the same way. But for different reasons.

So I was looking for free samples online and came across the Baskin Robbins site (yes I was at work...the wedding planning is over what else am I supposed to do here).

Weeelllll...I learned that I can still get my free scoop! Gotta love that right!!!!! Right! Well it was May 22nd or something so I just put that my birthday was May 25th (its may 19th) and immediately got an email for a free scoop of ice cream. Now I considered defrauding them and putting in a bunch of different email addresses (Lord knows I have a bunch)...but I resisted the urge. I don't need to taste all THIRTY-ONE flavors. Just Butter Pecan. Plus my hubby had gotten me an ice cream need in me being greedy. Yeah my box looked just like the one Brad and Zahara had...i.e. Ice Cream Cakes are sooooo in.

I digress.

I went. I got my free scoop. It was not my normal Butter Pecan. It was York Peppermint Patty. It was delightful. Cool. Minty Goodness. Just like a 'holic I'm getting excited thinking about it. I got to work today and checked my email and I had a coupon for a 31Below, buy one get one free. Its their new frozen treat. It uses their soft serve and its pretty freaking good. Way better than a Blizzard or McFlurry. Me and Q have been abusing Baskin Robbins the past month, but the soft serve machine is down so we were forced to quit cold turkey. Needless to say he told me to give the coupon away. I will hold on to it for now.

All this to say...Baskin Robbins wants us to eat their Ice Cream. They are practically giving it away. So go get some. They have frozen yogurt and sorbet for you "want to be healthier folks".

Item: Scoop of Ice Cream/31 Below
Price: Free/3.49
Purchased at: Baskin Robbins
Rating: 9 out of 10
Pros: Great low price. High Quality. Brings back old memories. Melts in your mouth. Makes you feel better after a rough day.
Cons: I'm the only one here. I cant stop eating ice cream. All the irritating people in the line and their irritating off spring. Quitting cold turkey because the machine is down.

Kashi Mountain Medley Granola

So I got my first free sample.

My husband walked in the door with the mail and I saw a small box in his hand. I ignored the bills, and went straight for the turquoise box he had wrapped the bills around.

Ahhh....imagine my excitement.

Kashi Mountain Medley Granola

Yum Yum. I mean really people...its granola! Some time in the past three months I have literally fallen head over heels for granola. I mean I have to have it. Life is so blah without my granola. And this one...this little bag full of rolled oats, rye, barley, almonds, pecans, cranberries, and raisins REALLY knocked my socks off. I mean...I literally melted as it slid upon my tongue!

I'm so in love with this granola, which would be great by itself with milk or mixed into so creamy yogurt...that I'm sharing the wealth with you all! Yes. Yes I am sharing the wealth.

Get your free sample of Kashi Mountain Medley Granola HERE.

Let me know what you think of it...when you get it!

Item: Kashi Mountain Medley Granola
Price: Five Dollars-ish In Stores
Purchased at: Free Sample
Rating: 7 out of 10
Pros: Not sugary sweet. Nutritious (it is granola after all). Crunchy. Free sample.
Cons: Not enough raisins, cranberries. Sample was to freaking small. Nutritious (it is granola after all).