Saturday, March 12, 2011

New Favorite Things

I'm totally in love with these products this week.  No, no one is paying me to tell you about some super-sexy, trendy products.  These foods are about as un-sexy as you can get.  That's right, I'm excited about crackers and prunes.


Despite what you might think from this selection, I am not constipated.  
But I DO love whole grains and delicious fruit!  

I'm a longtime fan of Wasa brand crackers, but sometimes they're just a bit too...crunchy.  And healthy.  These thin & crispy Wasa crackers are light and crispy, with big salt flakes on top and excellent rosemary flavor.  While they're not 100% whole grain, they are mostly whole grain and really fantastic spread with hummus or chevre of the cashew or goat variety.  I've stocked up just in case my co-op runs out.

I got a craving for prunes earlier this week and figured that wasn't the sort of craving I should ignore (unlike my cravings for chocolate, peanut butter and salty snacks).  The organic d'noir prunes are made by Sunsweet-  I didn't even know they made organic fruits or that we carried any of their products at my co-op, so I was really surprised to #1: see that these were organic and #2: taste how freaking amazing they are.  But after checking them out, I found out that they're a cooperative- Hooray!  Love those grower co-ops.  I seriously had to ration these out for myself because I could have eaten the whole bag in one sitting.  Dangerous!!!  They weren't fully dried like so many other, not-awesome, prunes.  These are plump, moist and packed with plum-y flavor.

I think I'll dedicate this post to the fact that I'll be turning 30 next Sunday.  This is the start of old age, people. Prunes and crackers.

5 comments:

Catherine said...

Liz, you're so funny! :) I haven't had prunes in ages, but remember loving them. I think my favorite thing is their texture -- kind of "snappy," in my opinion! :)

Frugal Vegan Mom said...

I really like prunes too - and prune juice! I started drinking it when I got pregnant for some vitamin...iron? Can't remember now. But people thought I was nuts. I always water it down with at least half water though!

Anonymous said...

what a crazy coincidence....... that same day, I bought the same thing.......one for a change of pace and the other because it was on sale....synchronicity hmm....

Courtney said...

I love all dried fruits...including prunes! Those sound sooooo good :-)

Courtney

mamalooma said...

This is so hilarious! Hooray for prunes. I love 'em, and since having children, have (ahem) needed them.