Snacking On Right Now: Noosa Yogurt

Picture of three stacked containers of Noosa yogurt.

It’s been months now since I first started eating Noosa yogurt. I know it’s spelled yoghurt on the package, but I’m American, so I’m going with the spelling that’s familiar to me.

Back to the yogurt. It’s the absolute best that I’ve tried so far. And I eat a lot of yogurt.

A co-worker first told me about Noosa. She raved and raved about how good it was. I didn’t think it could be that good. I mean, I love yogurt, but how good could it really be? I’ve tried so many different brands of yogurt and love them all in varying degrees. One day I noticed Noosa in the store and figured I’d try it. To me, it’s rather expensive, but I was very curious.

The consistency is more like pudding than yogurt and it’s bursting with flavor. I LOVE THIS YOGURT!! And I’m a person who does not use all caps. Because that’s yelling. Yes, I am yelling!

Collage of two pictures, left is color photo showing container of trailmix and trailmix in container of yogurt, left photo in black in white shows container of yogurt with trailmix mixed in and spoon.

So as much as I love this yogurt, I didn’t realize how readily apparent to others was my love for Noosa. Another co-worker mentioned to me how I start smiling when I’m eating Noosa and even just mention the name. Needless to say, she and another co-worker bought Noosa and also love it!

My new way of eating yogurt is putting trail mix into it for some extra protein and energy.ย  It’s a great snack and I am loving it. Picture me smiling. ๐Ÿ™‚

The Resurgence of the Ice Cream Sandwich

Stack of ice cream sandwiches on a plate.

The ice cream sandwich never totally disappeared from the dessert scene. Vanilla ice cream between a chocolate cakey wafer is a classic American childhood summer treat.

It was good, but not that exciting. We grew up and the novelty wore off. But things have changed.ย  There’s been a lot of innovation since we were kids.

A few months ago, I tried Stop & Shop’s Limoncello flavor and became rather obsessed with them. They are so good! But they are around for a limited time only. Sadly, I couldn’t find them the last time that I looked.

Ciao Bella makes Gelato Squares in flavors like Key Lime Graham and Sea Salt Caramel. A cold, creamy treat for those of us who have not seen our teen years in a while. Actually, some teens and younger might like these too.

Now for those of us in Massachusetts especially, Hood ice cream takes us back to our childhoods. Hood has stepped up their game with some new limited time only flavors as well.

Pictured above is S’mores. Which I ate right after photographing. Because it was melting. I couldn’t be wasteful could I?! ๐Ÿ˜‹

I also bought the Cookies ‘n Cream, but haven’t tried them yet. Looking forward to it! July is National Ice Cream Month and we are now in the heart of summer. I’m looking forward to trying out more variations. Especially since it’s in the food blogger job description — that I just made up!

Today is also National Ice Cream Day, so you can get going on your summer consumption too!

My Fake French Snack

fake French snack

It seems like something so simple shouldn’t taste so good. But it does. I picked up this brioche at Market Basket and slathered some wild blueberry preserves on it. What a great snack! I love Bonne Maman products, because they taste great and I keep the cute little jars.

The flowers have nothing to do with this snack, except for they are simple, pretty and giving me a French vibe too. So why not include them? Enjoy! ๐Ÿ˜€

pink flowers

Recipe: Single Serving Nutella S’More

single serving nutella s'more This isn’t much of a recipe, because it’s only three ingredients and I made none of them. But Nutella is always a good place to start.

It is a recipe, if you believe that a recipe can have cake mix as an ingredient. Which I do not. But let’s just go with it for now.

If like me, you have some random graham crackers, marshmallows and Nutella, then you can make assemble this single serving snack.

It’s rather precarious and gooey. Will probably crumble apart and you’ll need to lick your fingers. But it is just one serving and you’ll be making it in the privacy of your own home, so who’s gonna judge you?

To soften up this caramel covered marshmallow, I punctured it with a wooden kabob skewer and rotated it over the flame on top of my gas stove. Some parts caught fire and got singed. No worries.

I plopped it on a graham cracker. Slathered Nutella on top. Then I ate it. Maybe it’s not a recipe, but it was fun.

Have a good weekend!

Snacking On A Pumpkin Cookie

pumpkin cookie for snacking

As I mentioned in my Edgar Allen Poe post, I had a meeting downtown yesterday. We met at Starbucks, but then decided to sit outside, since it was nice out.

My free birthday drink was getting ready to expire, so I let Starbucks treat me to an iced Oprah Chai Tea Latte. My first time trying it. It was good! Have you tried it?

Since I can’t resist anything striking any sort of resemblance to a pumpkin or hinting at pumpkin spice, I broke down and got a pumpkin sugar cookie since it was perfect for snacking. It wasn’t pumpkin spice, but I still enjoyed it.

I could probably bake something just as good, if not better myself for snacking. Maybe I need to get a pumpkin cookie cutter?