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Foods I Miss #2

February 1, 2009 6:02 am

Sarasoda was “the sparkling citrus cooler for adults” (as the ad says) that had a minimal alcohol content.  It was mainly available in the 80’s and I”m not sure if it was specific to Canada or if it was widely available. It was expensive for the time — I seem to remember it selling for the very high price of 1 dollar.  Obviously, at that price this was a beverage only for special occasions.  :)

Although I was not quite an adult, I still bought quite a few over the years and they were worth the extra money.  Yum!


If anyone has any other information or memories please share.

Foods I Miss #1

January 10, 2009 5:31 am

Number one in a series (?) of “foods that I wish I could still eat”. Maybe I’m watching too much Food TV or something?

For the first installation, we honor the late great cereal: Crispy Wheats ‘N Raisins.  For those of you who don’t remember, Crispy Wheats ‘N Raisins launched in the late 70’s and, in 1996, was re-branded Crispy Wheaties ‘N Raisins.  Unfortunately, even that name change couldn’t change the cereal’s fortune and it was eventually discontinued.

Man, that was a good cereal.

I couldn’t track down the classic “Wizard of Oz” commercials so here is another one:

Anyone have any other selections?

I only eat food in bar form

November 24, 2007 12:06 am

I’m trying to eat better. It’s hard — there are a lot of temptations. It’s mostly common sense, though. Eat 6 times a day so you don’t get too hungry, try to eat mostly nuts, beans, green veggies, low fat dairy, oatmeal, lean meats, olive oil, whole grains and berries. I’m also trying to up my protein intake.

I only eat food in bar form. When you concentrate food, you unleash its awesome power, I’m told. That’s why I’m compressing 5 pounds of spaghetti into one handy mouth-sized bar. — Homer Simpson

I’ve been on the lookout for a decent protein bar to supplement when I’m on the go or need something quick. The problem is that it’s really unbelievable how many of these so called health bars are filled with garbage like high fructose corn syrup among other things. After looking for a while I finally found something decent — Eleve8 Me! Protein Bars. Each bar has 18 grams of protein and the ingredient list is small and easy to understand: whey protein isolate, organic raisins, organic whole bananas, natural sliced almonds, dates, apples. If you wanted to pick on them it would be that they are high in sugar. Also, they taste so good that it’s hard to just eat one.

Banana Nut Nutrition Information