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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Simply Balanced Classic Muesli Cereal

When I was growing up, I remember seeing a bunch of commercials for some cereal called "Mueslix," where they actually pronounced the "x." I'm certain my parents tried it at some point and gave me a spoonful to taste, but I undoubtedly went right back to my Nintendo Cereal or whatever other tooth-rotting sugary thing I was eating.

Not sure if it was just my immature taste-buds or whether this Target brand stuff is just a lot better than Kellogg's offering in the 1980's, but once I started eating this cereal, I polished off the bowl in no time flat. It's pretty tasty, with a good balance of grains, nuts, and fruit. It's filling, and it's not that bad for you.

Since we purchased this little bag of muesli, my wife has gone on a crazy muesli kick, purchasing not only two more bags of this product, but several other non-Target brands as well. She pronounces it funny, too. Like "mues-lie." Instead of "mues-lee." She's so funny.

So far, I think this version reigns supreme in our household. There are a couple of flavor variations at our local Target. So stay tuned for more reviews in the near future. If you're interested in checking out the nutrition info for this cereal, just click this link.

I give this product 8 out of 10 stars.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Archer Farms White Corn Tortilla Chips

What can be said about plain tortilla chips? Not a whole lot, I guess. But recently, I've been noticing all the subtle differences among regular yellow tortilla chips, blue corn tortilla chips, and these white ones.

The blue ones, like these Archer Farms chips, seem the heartiest (or is it hardiest) of all. Especially when they have flax seeds in them. Then I think yellow falls somewhere in the middle in terms of robustness and flavor. And most delicate of all are these white chips.

Now, I could insert some comical metaphor about how each of the aforementioned varieties of chips parallels a different skin color or race of people, but that would undoubtedly offend someone thoroughly, so I'll listen to my better judgment for once and steer clear of such a folly.

Now back to the food. As I was saying, the white chips are the most like crackers. When you go with white, you're playing it safe. But you're also more likely to get bored. Oh look. Jeez. There I've gone ahead and done what I said I wouldn't do. Why do I digress so incessantly?

Ahem...these chips went very well with the Mango Peach Salsa. They certainly didn't challenge the delicious flavor of the salsa, but they enhanced it slightly with their delicate crunchiness and saltiness. They would also pair up wonderfully with AF's Summer Fruits Salsa.

You can expect the same quality from Archer Farms brand as you would from another national brand name. And these chips are organic. You can't beat an organic snack for $3.

I give these chips 7 out of 10 stars.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Archer Farms Eggplant Parmigiana Pizza

I'm always amazed at how nasty eggplant looks, but how distinctly delicious it tastes. There's no other vegetable like it. It's highly underrated.

Coincidentally, my wife brought home a couple of slices of eggplant pizza from a function she had attended in Center City Philadelphia just the night before we wound up cooking this Archer Farms pizza.

That pizza from Center City originated from an award-winning hole-in-the-wall Italian place called Gianfranco's. It was great. We reheated it in the oven to preserve the freshness, and I was pleasantly surprised.

And I was even more surprised when the following day, we heated this pizza in the oven and discovered that it was even better! This is definitely one of the best Archer Farms pizzas I've tried for this blog. Check out my reviews of the spinach and goat cheese pizza and the Mediterranean arugula pizza. I also took a look at the Genoa salami pizza.

This Italian treat flaunted big bites of eggplant cooked to perfection, parmesan cheese, and tiny pieces of onion that gave the whole thing a great balanced flavor. The texture was similar to other Archer Farms pizzas, and they're always just a tad too chewy in my opinion. But other than that, I can't complain.

If you're a fan of eggplant or open to new things, please give this pizza a try. It's well worth the money. If you hate eggplant, well, I guess you can always pick it off of the product. This is a great-tasting artisan-style pizza at a reasonable price. I highly recommend it.

I'm going to give this 8 out of 10 stars.

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