Friday, March 14, 2014

On Not Judging A Snack By Its Cover

You guys, I procrastinated snacking.

Let me explain. My life is kind of weird in that I not only get paid to eat things ever since I started being a mystery shopper, but I also get quite a bit of food in the mail that companies send me to try out and maybe blog about. I love getting packages all of the time, but I have to admit that I occasionally get a little lazy. I open the box that just arrived, (and immediately hand the box and the crumpled paper inside to Grem, if he isn't already inside it and purring while I try to see what's in there) check out whatever snazzy thing they sent me, but then sometimes I set that snazzy thing aside with plans to get back to it later and then kind of... forget. Oops.

The main reason that I didn't immediately dig into the Nature Valley Breakfast Biscuits that I was sent by Plateful Co-Op was that I opened the box to check them out and felt through the package that they were quite hard. I have super sensitive teeth, so I try to avoid anything really crunchy since it usually ends in pain. (Someday, when I finally get everything dental taken care of, I'm probably going to spend like an entire week eating all of the stuff I've been avoiding for years!) Anyway, since I assumed that I wouldn't be able to eat these, I didn't really think about them for a while and they sat on a kitchen shelf for a couple of weeks. Oops. However, late last night I went digging around for a snack and after discovering that I was out of cookies and all things chocolate, I started pondering the idea of dunking these in some almond milk.

OMG you guys, it was so good. It's currently about 8 hours after I first tried them, and I'm already on my 3rd little package. (The first ones I tried were the honey flavor, so I obviously had to check out the blueberry next. And now it's morning, so I grabbed another package of the honey for breakfast.) I'd best describe them as somewhere between a graham cracker and an oatmeal cookie. I'm so glad that I didn't give up on these just because I initially assumed I wouldn't like them. Next time, I need to try dunking them in coffee.

If you're a Publix shopper, you might like to know that these are on sale for $1.99/box until 3/21! There's also a coupon available for 50 cents off a box here!

Disclosure: The information and sample product have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op.


Tammy Woodall said...

These look delicious, I'm going to have to give them a try. I love Nature Valley.

Mer said...

This does look delicious, and a bit different from my usual breakfast fare. I'd love to try the blueberry, will have to look for them on my next grocery run.

Amy Orvin said...

I would love to be a mystery shopper. I have gotten emails inviting to be one , but I didn't think it was legit. These look so yummy, by the way!!

Diane Cooper said...

I saw these in the store and passed them by, thinking I wouldn't like them. On your recommendation, though, I am going to buy some now!

Jordan James said...

Wow, I should give those a try! Thanks!