Saturday, October 26, 2013

Dang Toasted Coconut Chips

First of all, this is a hilarious name. "Dang"? C'mon. I kind of admire it for that, especially because the packaging mentions (a) it's named after the creator's mom, but also (b) 'these chips will have you saying "dang, these chips are good!"' which is great.

The chips are pretty good. They taste basically like lightly sugared roasted coconut, which is in fact what they are. If you like coconut, you will probably like these. They also look like little white bacon curls, which is kinda fun as well. I got bored of them about halfway through the bag, though, but if you like coconut these are a nice snack.

Cost: 6/10
Taste: 7/10

Glee Gum - Triple Berry

I like that these are NOT sugar-free, and I like the packaging/all-natural ingredients, of course. But the flavor is a little bit medicinal (although maybe that's just because of the "triple berry" flavor) and fairly weak after a minute or so. Also, this gum stuck to my teeth a lot! I don't know if this is a personal problem or if there's something that makes this gum extra sticky, but it was awfully inconvenient at tooth-brushing time.

Cost: 7/10
Taste: 5/10

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Kiwa Vegetable Chip Mix

These chips are pretty tasty -- but then again, they're salty, fatty, chips, so of course they are. Fun fact: "kiwa" is quechua for "green"! Anyway! This is a cool mix, because it has beetroot (tastes like a beet :6), cassava (basically: potato), Sweet Potato (but they're white and purple!! tasting different than a sweet potato, tasting like...potato), Arracacha (carroty), and banana (these are the tastiest, good thick texture). Nevertheless, not any better than a storebrand chip, and not that much better for you even though there is a good mix of vitamins cuz' it's an assortment. :P

gluten free though! ;P

Cost: 5/10
Taste: 6/10

Santa Fe Mexican Grill

This is one of those bars on Main Street that I (and undergrads) tend to overlook -- even though it's really good. I guess the drinks aren't especially cheap, but it's conveniently located to campus, the food is good, the service is good.

Also, they have 3$ breakfast burritos that are really good. Especially the ham one. And 1$ cups of coffee! And free chips and salsa! C'mon, man, this place is great.

Edits: OK, the burritos vary in quality. The good chipotle rosa sauce is crucial, and sometimes they do not include it! It seems the earlier in the day you are, the more likely you are to get this key sauce.

Other foods: Tierra: Idk wtf this is (basically bits of meat, cheese, and veggie?) with rice, but it was very good and reminded me of Fiesta Mexico. Olé!
Spinach Enchilada: "Meh." Came with Meh-y corn mush.
(red) Sangria: &yum;

Cost: 7/10 [wildly variable!]
Taste: 7/10