Following the third year of a holiday letter comprised
of my (increasingly complex) life via a (increasingly complex) year-in-photographs, I
wondered what it would be like to join the great experiment of 365 days of photographs.
I'm not a photographer,
I'm a writer. I'm a visual thinker, and if ever there was proof that a photo is worth a
thousand words, it would be the story a photo tells me, or in this case, about me.
Follow me on this adventure, where I
learn about photography, my ability to record my life, my dedication to something (I've
never been known for doing anything everyday) in my posts. I've also discovered I'm
learning about time, the history of it, and the odd practice of recording it, measuring it,
turning it into something tangible, and I'll record these explorations in the sidebar.
As always, feel free
to say anything. My experiment is not a spectator sport.

August 17, 2009

August 17, 2009 The Impulsive Buy: Putting the "ew" in product reviews

Review: Dark Chocolate Dreams Peanut Butter

Having been in love with chocolate and peanut butter combinations since puberty-- particularly a treat wrapped in a noisy orange wrapper with classy little individual cup-cake like papers inside, a treat that I, with a wardrobe of few prominent product-names, own a glaring t-shirt of enviable and mouthwatering recognition--having been a fan of the combo, I thought the chocolate-enriched jar of peanut butter might become a quick favorite of mine.

Instead the dry, pasty texture and tongue-sticking flavor refused to remind me of peanut butter, and I slathered it instead on chocolate chip cookies, and then chocolate cookies, and then just ate it off the spoon like a chocolate lollypop.

I would never taint it with jelly, especially the jalapeno peach I have in the fridge. (Or would I? hm...) It just doesn't go where normal peanut butter goes: on a sandwich.

Dark Chocolate Dreams? It's more like a Chocolate Hallucination. This is a jar of goodness for those cravings when they sneak up on me that first and second night of higher body temperature, or to sob into while watching one week a month of sleazy soap operas or after a hot-headed response at the husband's ornery antics. I don't even know it's peanut butter, but I don't feel quite so guilty eating it, because in the "calories race" with peanut butter (19 calories/g) and that orange-wrappered candy (5.2 calories/g) the Dreams come in at 5.3 calories/g. It's not made with hydrogenated oils like mass-produced peanut butter, or corn syrup sweeteners, instead, it has palm oil and cane juice. It has extra room at the top--"for easier stirring" it asserts--because separation is natural.

Item: Peanut Butter & Co Dark Chocolate Dreams Peanut Butter
Price: $4.75
Size: 16oz
Purchased at: City Market
Rating: 8 out of 10
Pros: Tastes like Chocolate. Chocolate Hallucination. Healthy. Convenient stirring space. Sleazy soap operas. Sobbing. Orange-wrapped chocolate-peanut butter candy. My orange-wrapped chocolate-peanut butter candy shirt.
Cons: Wouldn't go on a sandwich. Mass-produced peanut butter. Messy stirring after natural separation. Husband's antics. Real Hallucinations. Puberty. Subsequent bouts of higher body temperature. Counting calories.

For Original Blog The Impulsive Buy

Babysitting the house in the desert, needing a treat/present/tool to make the kids quieter, I grabbed this and some spoons and sent them away. Then I had one myself. Mmmm.

I love this blog. It's all rude and sardonic. It makes me laugh. It also grosses me out on occasion. Copying it required a significant amount of actual writing. I like actual writing.

1 comment:

Anna said...

August 18th, 2009 at 9:00 PM

“I slathered it instead on chocolate chip cookies, and then chocolate cookies, and then just ate it off the spoon like a chocolate lollypop...I would never taint it with jelly, especially the jalapeno peach I have in the fridge..” – Truer words have never been spoken. That would be just wrong. Jalapeno and Chocolate?

Chocolate and Peanut Butter FTW! The flavor is WAY amazing.

….I will however show support for my favorite peanut butter, Peter Pan Honey Roasted.It is actually pretty good…even for a mass produced peanut butter.

Question….because I know you’ll have a good answer… Are there other wonderful peanut butter flavors?

Hope I did well enough for this project! I liked this one a lot!