Wednesday, March 28, 2012

March Foodzie Box and WIAW

This month when the choices came around we were both struck by the Brooklyn box option.  First of all it had a bit of savory and a bit of sweet.   I could have my chocolate and Mr. J could have the peanuts.

There is a ton of local artisan food producers in Brooklyn nowadays. I really want to drive down someday soon and spend some time exploring.  

Until then though we have our box…

“The King” bar by Liddabit Sweet
Soft peanut butter nougat, banana ganache and brown sugar butter cookie all get enrobed in milk chocolate.  Seriously the best candy bar ever. 

Beer Truffles by Nanu Chocolates
A self taught chocolatier, these chocolates combine single origin cocoa and craft beer in a surprising blend that highlights the sweetness and bitterness of both. I couldn't taste the beer but these were some really good chocolates.

Organic Dried Mangoes by Peeled Snacks
They may be dried by these chewy slices burst with the bright, zingy taste of mango plucked fresh from the tree.  These taste just like fruit leather and besides the candy bar were my favorite.

Red Onion Rosemary Crackers by Z Crackers
Artisan pizza makers started making crackers from their dough, and never looked back.  These play well with cheeses and meats or stand on their own.

Bacon Fat Old Bay Peanuts by Ovenly
Bacon makes everything better.  The smoky flavor of bacon fat underlies the slow-burning heat of Old Bay seasonings on these addictive nuts.

Farmhand’s Choice Granola by Early Bird Granola
Organic grains and nuts meet olive oil in this granola that is unbelievably light and crisp.  A tough of salt makes it imminently snackable.

I hit the greens this week. I guess it took me all month to get my act together with the "goes green" portion.

The day started with coffee and green monster smoothie.  I think this is my favorite way to start off the day.  Add a big glass of water and I am good to go.

I happened to be in Michigan for a brief trip to Michigan State University.  A bit of a bummer that they got out of the basketball tournament this weekend, the excitement was no longer on campus. 

I had some cravings for some soup and salad and we hit up the Olive Garden.  Unlimited soup, salad and bread sticks hit the spot.  I missed a photo of the bread stick.  Funny how much saltier this food is. I was thirsty the rest of the day. Still good but only every so often do I indulge. 

Dinner was pizza takeout of my favorite spinach and ricotta.  Yum! I had two smaller slices that in the end added up to one gigantic slice.  

There you go green at every single meal :)


  1. Wow that is a box full of fun and yumminess. I don't think we have anything like that here. Very cool. You ate like a goddess this week. Isn't Olive Garden filling.

  2. What a fun box and it looks like you did a GREAT green WIAW!

  3. Your box here does have some wonderful goodies, I really like the variety. Also, your green day turned out quite well, very well rounded and tasty. Have a great day!


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