Monday, October 17, 2011

October Foodzie Box

It's Foodzie box time again!
I think this month's theme rocks.
Fall in New England is my favorite season. I love the colors, the flavors and the weather.  And my most favorite part of all:
Pumpkin seeds. They're like crack for me; I just can't stop eating them. These particular pumpkin seeds are excellent, as well. Their shells are not too hard and there's just the right amount of salt. I'm actually surprised that I still have some left as I write this post.
One of the things that makes fall really feel like fall to me are apples. This apple juice was better than most, but not something I would actually purchase for myself. I prefer my apples crisp and freshly picked off the tree.
Maple Syrup. Ugh. If you've ever read my About page, you know that I don't like Maple syrup. Yes, I know this makes me weird. And yes, I know it makes me even weirder since I'm a New Englander and have been my whole life. I'm sure it's quite tasty, but unfortunately I can't say that with any certainty. Perhaps I'll make Eric some pancakes in a couple of weeks when he returns from his trip to Vegas.
I'm not a big fan of chewy energy bars like this. I really prefer my granola crunchy and easily mixed into some yogurt. That being said, however, I did appreciate the lovely apple flavor that this bar conveyed. I would definitely recommend it to people who prefer some chew to their granola bars.
These caramels were delicious. I ate them all before I took the picture. Eric's also sad that I ate them all without sharing, and I do feel (very) guilty and a little piggy. I'm sorry Eric. :( I will make it up to you by making caramels.
I'm almost not even sure where to start with this. I've never had a kumquat or a persimmon so admittedly I can't say if this tasted true to the fruit. However, if this is any indication as to what either of them taste like, I want nothing to do with either them. Perhaps the name tricked me into thinking this, but I honestly thought it actually tasted like leather. It was not good. It was bad. Eric agrees but his assessment included some cursing, so I won't actually share it.

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