The other and I went out to eastern Long Island today to pick some strawberries as well as stop by the Tanger Outlet in Riverhead. I was only there a short period of time but I really, really want to go back at some point. I stopped into Kate Spade and Bath and Body Works, the latter of which happens to be having their semi-annual sale. After stocking up on some good smelling things, including something for the other, off we went to the farm. Needless to say, I ate two for every one put in the basket. At one point while I was happily munching away, the other told me to move quickly in another direction. Apparently a snake had decided he would like to join me in the munching of the strawberries. He did get some nice pictures of its beady little eyes though…
My mom baked two trays of brownies this morning, one for us and the other to console some friends. Brownies are the breakfast of champions, no? Love. After a bite, off we went to the Annual Country Fair at Argyle Lake in Babylon, New York. It is held each year by the non-profit, Babylon Beautification Society. They’re one of the many societies that keep Long Island pretty. I didn’t get many pictures of the artwork and such, as I didn’t want to offend, but here is what I have.At the lake, there is a September 11 memorial garden. The white flowers inside are so delicate, they seem to be crumpled tissues tied to branches. The nasty swans were out of course and I managed to get a picture of one. Thank science for zoom lenses. I bought 15 National Geographic Magazines ranging from 1971 to 1980, for $1. Score! She asked me if I wanted the whole box, but my arms aren’t of bionic material so I turned it down. When we returned home, I checked the garden to see if any more vegetables had ripened and there on a flower (heck if I know the breed), was a butterfly. The day turned out okay and tomorrow may be even better with the postage of my new Ewa Michalak PL Toffik bra and the delivery of the new hot tub! Oh! Maybe I can wear my Freya bikini in the hot tub, while reading my new old National Geographic magazines!
The folks over at BzzAgent used their crystal ball to peer into my appetite and said, “Hey, this lady may love candy.” Wow, does that quote make me look fat? Haha! After a short time, I was sent a Try-One-Free coupon for UNREAL candy and some BOGO coupons to give away. I’m using the former to review the candy. I was about to give up on finding this candy, when I popped into Staples for some ink cartridges and there the candy was, on its own little cardboard stand. I’ve always been a sucker for peanut butter cups so naturally, I picked up a two-pack.
Like a lot of people, I like candy but its hard to buy it when I think of all the crap its about to put in my body. A moment on the lips, forever on the hips. Now I’m not saying this is a low-calorie food, but ITS NOT EMPTY CALORIES. Those calories are used to make up fiber and protein, which is what helps keep you full–that means less calories in the long run. The slogan of the brand is “Unjunked. Unreal.” By that, they mean no artificial ingredients, hydrogenated oil, corn cyrup, preservatives (OMG it has an expiration date! Better eat fast :D), or GMOs.
There was definitely a difference in taste and texture, though not a bad one. You know how Reeses peanut butter is a bit…powdery? This stuff is creamier and the chocolate itself is less sweet, but not to the point of tasting like bitter dark chocolate. This has 11 grams of sugar, as opposed to the 21 grams the other guy packs.
I’m not easily parted with my loyalty to Reeses but I would recommend UNREAL candy, at least the peanut butter cups, because it just doesn’t carry that guilt that comes along with most candy. And as Americans, we put enough sh*t in our bodies. Seriously.
P.S. I’m not getting paid for this; I just got a free coupon because I’m a BzzAgent. This review is solely for educational purposes. Educating your stomach, that is.