During the past year or so, I've been putting some concentrated effort into being more mindful of what I buy at the grocery store. My goal is essentially to eat mostly whole grains and cut out all overly processed and artificial "food" (preservatives, food dyes and flavors).
I get excited every time I see a new natural product hit the store shelves. Sometimes it even makes me smile and then I quickly glance around to make sure no one witnessed my weird grocery shopping habits. I wanted to share a few of my favorite recent discoveries with y'all.
Oh and as a little disclaimer, I'm not getting paid or any perks for sharing this with y'all. Like I said, these things just make me happy.
Starbucks' Discoveries Caramel Macchiato. I have a serious weakness for iced coffee in the Summer and was buying two frothy beverages from the 'bucks every week. But then I found this new (maybe? I have no idea how long it's been "out") container of loveliness and have been enjoying it immensely.
Good news: it's lower calorie than the coffee shop version and is more natural (no high-fructose syrup or artificial food coloring). And it's delicious. And the whole container was just slightly more moolah than buying one single iced Caramel Macchiato in the shop.
We're kind of becoming best friends.
Bad news: it's not as creamy as the in shop variety. But that's because it's made with low-fat milk instead of the standard whole milk you would get if you ordered it.
Also fabulous: cinnamon rolls. We love a good cinnamon roll around here but I
rarely never feel like waking at 5 am to make my family breakfast. There's a limit to my love.
So I was really excited (that weirdo smile may have happened) when I saw these. Here's a rundown of what they don't have in them:
Good news: They're big. Tiny cinnamon rolls aren't cool. These guys are totally cool. And they're pricing is pretty similar to Pillsbury's Grands cinnamon rolls. And they taste pretty damn good, especially for refrigerated canned dough.
Bad news: There's only 5 rolls in each package. Since there's four of us in my family, we always have a tense moment to decide who is getting (or splitting) the last one. Also it may have taken me a couple of minutes to figure out how to open them. But I trust you guys are smarter than I am.