Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Blue Moon ... you saw me standing alone ...

I have fallen in love. Yes, I’ve fallen in love with the TLC Chewy Dark Chocolate Granola Bar. For those of you wondering if I have officially lost it, the answer is a resounding yes. Perhaps it is because I’ve spent countless dollars in search of a healthy, on-the-go breakfast bar, only to find myself sorely disappointed over and over and over again while I pondered the unfairness of such while chewing aimlessly on a cardboard food imposter. But these? Love, it is true love, I swear. Plus, an excuse to have chocolate for breakfast? What isn’t to love? Kate and I went to Target yesterday and were on sale for $2.50 per box. I did what any irrational person who eats the same thing for breakfast everyday would do … I bought every box on the shelf. The cashier eyed my cart of granola bars, toilet paper, stickers, granola bars, and granola bars. His eyes said WOMAN, don’t you realize you negate the healthy aspect when you consume 400 of them?

This is not an advertisement for Kashi, Kashi doesn’t even know who I am. Although, I argue that they should, since I singlehandedly keep their cereal, cracker, and granola bar business solvent. Kashi, do you hear me? My only beef about these is that they aren’t organic. Considering I was raised on Wonder Bread and Spaghetti-O’s and still turned out semi-normal (emphasis on the semi), I think I can live with non-organic.

This brings me to my second love:

I’m not even typically a beer drinker, but something about the warm weather and warm red wine makes me want to gag a little. Okay, just on really warm days, the other 350 days of the year, red wine it is. But this beer? I’m in love all over again. I have imaginarily made it calorie-free and organic, so indulge as you wish.

I think there is something seriously concerning about my two favorite obsessions. It is sort of like going to McDonalds and ordering three Big Mac’s and a Diet Coke.


Call Me Cate said...

Nothing wrong with cutting a few calories with a healthy breakfast so you can enjoy your beer later.

I'm a repeat-eater. I'll eat the same thing every day for weeks, then change it up. And I've been known to buy my tuna fish in bulk from Amazon.

Jeanne said...

I don't indulge in granola bars, due to my yeast/wheat intolerance (otherwise, though, ANYTHING GOES), but Old Dog likes Kashi quite a bit.

Mandy said...

You're so right. There is nothing better than a cold beer on a hot summer day. I too LOVE red wine but when it's 110 degrees out, it does become unappealing. Now you just need to branch out and have some beer for breakfast. Skip the granola and go for that fourth Big Mac that you couldn't finish from the night before, ;-) Your body will thank you for it.

P.S> Love your blog. I found you from hopping and reading around.