Thursday, June 14, 2012

Newest Addiction

My long-time readers may recall my depression-induced addiction to Reese's Peanut Butter Cups two years ago.  The good news is that after putting myself through a domestic rehab program called Don't Buy Any, I have fully recovered.  The bad news is that I have just discovered a replacement.

I've been much more picky about cereal recently in my quest to avoid overly processed food and those two supremely evil ingredients, high fructose corn syrup and vegetable oil.  Barbara's brand usually fills the bill.  I had to settle for the corn-based Puffins because the store was fresh out of the Original Shredded Oats.  I almost picked up the Cinnamon Puffins, but upon closer inspection they were found to contain "expeller pressed high oleic oil (canola and/or sunflower)."  My aversion to suspicious vegetable oils carried the day, and the peanut butter variety was the winner, containing only nine ingredients.

I expected them to be kind of ho-hum natural, like the shredded oats.  That is absolutely not the case.  Dry, they taste like a corn chip collided with a peanut butter cookie.  I'm anxious to find out if they improve when paired with almond milk, but in the meantime popcorn now has some competition for the title of favorite movie snack.

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