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Review: Koala’s March


I really like another brand similar to these SO MUCH. I find it hard to resist them, but the downfall is I can only find the brand I really like at two stores. One is Target which is 40 minutes away and the other is BI-LO which I never go to. I found these thinking these would be similar but they aren’t. Honestly, I like them, but they’re just not my thing. The inside is indeed the texture of a chocolate bar. The outside cookie part is good. It’s not overly sweet. The chocolate one is very sweet. Just being honest, I doubt I’ll buy these again. It’s just not my cup of tea.

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Review Puchao


I already told everyone my obsession with our international aisle. I found these. I thought they’d be a little more different than they are, but they’re good. My favorite is the grape and mango. They really do taste good. It’s a little bit like starbursts. I think it’s a little bit pricey for the amount you get, but I also feel like considering it’s a Japanese import that it’s not so bad. I will buy these again, but it probably wont be a regular purchase in my home! If you try these let me know what you think!

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Review: Casino Bakery Cuban Bread

We don’t get to go to Tampa, FL as much as we’d like, but anytime we do, hubby insists on bringing home some Cuban bread. This is something his family adores! Cooper isn’t as crazy about Cuban sandwiches as Michael, but he loves a good grilled piece of Cuban Bread and a bowl of Spanish bean soup. We’ve tried a few different bakeries in Tampa, but this is by far the favorite one. We’ve had some Cuban families come here in our area and they use this same bakery to get food from. Also, we’ve had some families try to make this bread here. Unfortunately, this just isn’t something you can make here. I had one person tell me, from my favorite Cuban restaurant here that it doesn’t work because of altitude. I don’t know about all that jazz, but all that matters to me is getting a yummy piece of Cuban bread…and this is my preference. It freezes well and lasts 3-6 months in the freezer with no issues.

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Review: Sam’s Choice Italia


I had high hopes for this, because I LOVED the risotto that I made from the same brand. However, this isn’t the case. It tastes just like pasta roni.  I probably wont buy it again, my homemade alfredo is better. This seems to still have a powdery texture. It also doesn’t even have any kind of cheese taste that you get from the parmesan in regular alfredo sauce. In a pinch though, this is a more economical brand to buy. It would be the reason I purchased it. Sometimes you just need something and you’re running out of time. I really like to not let all the liquid out, because it becomes really dry if, really quick. It also helps to add a little parmesan into it. It is decently creamy if you do these steps. Like I said, if I’m in a pinch, I’ll make it again. Otherwise, it just wasn’t my favorite….I was a little disappointed.

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Review: Butter Cookies


I think these cookies are good, but they just aren’t my style. I’ll say again, I’m not a huge sweets fan. I think my biggest issue with these cookies is they are hard. It makes me feel like they aren’t fresh, but they are. The cookies have a good taste. They aren’t incredibly sugary. There are two though that I do not like at all. This is the bottom cookie and the one shaped like a half moon. It’s just not my cup of tea. However, I LOVE the one with the fruit topping. The second one from the bottom is a close second place winner for me. Would I buy them again? Yes. I would. The cookies are pretty good and the one’s I do like, I really, really like. The downfall is I think that these cost a bit much for the amount you get. This is why this wouldn’t hold a permanent grocery list spot. Have you tried these? Tell me what you think!

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Review: Nestle Aero


I found this chocolate bar in the ethnic aisle from the grocery store. Coop loves, loves, loves this chocolate bar, but the rest of the family didn’t like the bubble feeling. The taste of the chocolate is fantastic though. It’s smooth and sweet. It melts quickly in your mouth. When we visited Hershey, PA we did a taste testing. They said when you eat chocolate you break it and you listen for the snap. You don’t hear that here. That’s ok though. Then you take a small piece and place it on your tongue. Don’t chew it. Let it dissolve. What do you taste? Coop said you taste the best chocolate ever. Anyway, this chocolate is definitely good, but the bubbles of this English/Canadian bar can throw you off. Try it! You may like it ya’ll!

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Review: Great Value Beef Brisket

I will admit, this sat in my freezer for three months. I didn’t want to eat it. I thought oh man ugh. I kept putting it off for making it. One day the husband was away and he was going to be home for lunch and I didn’t have anything to make! I brought out the dreaded frozen meal. I heated it thinking it was the end of the world, I was literally cringing. It was a mistake. It’s really good. I had only two complaints. Our meat had a ton of fat. Secondly, the green beans weren’t that great. Would I buy it again? Absolutely. It was actually super good. I’d probably microwave the green beans longer, they were just way too crunchy for my liking. Not a bad quick meal!