There’s just so much to share today! If you asked me “What’s new?” here’s what I’d tell you:
Listen up ice cream lovers: Halo Top is coming out with more new flavors! I’m eyeing that candy bar pint. They should be hitting store shelves later this month. Meanwhile, they’re also planning to release a seasonal pumpkin flavor, so PSL lovers, get ready. If you’re still catching up on their previous release of flavors, check out my Halo Top flavor recommendations here.
Did you know Aldi has wine? Maybe I’m just late to the party, but I had no idea how cheap it was. I grabbed a bottle of the Winking Owl Pino Grigio for $3 just for fun… and it actually wasn’t bad. Probably better for something like sangria, but I enjoyed it on its own. Look out Trader Joe’s.
Speaking of grocery stores, Richmond just got its first Publix store! I went on opening day so it was a little crazy, but it was definitely the friendliest grocery store I’ve ever seen. The Publix brand ice cream is honestly amazing. I’d go back just for that.
You know I’m obsessed with my Fitbit but it means I’m often walking miles in not-so-ideal shoes so I spent weeks trying out shoes that weren’t totally ugly and wouldn’t cause foot pain if I was walking in them for 5 miles a day. I landed on these gold ones for work and these pink tennis shoes for traveling/weekend errands. I really wanted to like these but I ended up returning them because they weren’t as comfy as I hoped. To secure my grandma-status, I added arch support to these sandals since they’re my current favorite.
I’m adding this kale salad back into the meal rotation. It’s easy to make a big batch of the addictive dressing and then eat it for days on end. No joke: in the summer of 2012, I ate the salad dressing with plain kale almost every day.
I’m planning on making a batch of these dark chocolate truffles. They’re so good to keep in the freezer and they totally satisfy my sweet tooth even though they’re sugar-free. I fell in love with them when we gave up sugar for 30 days and they were one of my favorite recipes that we tried during our little experiment.
Usually, GT’s Kombucha is my go-to brand but I tried the grapefruit sage flavor from Búcha and I really liked it. In my opinion, it was a little less “earthy” than a lot of the other kombucha’s I’ve tried. I think it would probably be a good first step if you’re just dipping your toe into the world of kombucha. There’s a lot less “mother” floating around in it, making it an easier sell if you’re a newbie drinker.
I realize “yogurt news” sounds ridiculous, but if you haven’t been paying close attention to the yogurt aisle, then here’s what you might have missed: Chobani now offers “smooth” yogurt, meaning not super-thick-Greek yogurt. It still has less sugar and more protein than traditional yogurt, so if you/your spouse/your kids don’t’ like Greek yogurt… this could be a good one to try. On the flip side, Siggi’s released a triple cream yogurt earlier this year, which is exactly what it sounds like: super creamy yogurt. If you’re looking for a more luxurious yogurt, try this bad boy topped with some fresh blackberries and thank me later.