Teas, Tweets, Chocolate, And Sweets

Posted on April 1, 2010. Filed under: Book Review, Daily Update, Giveaway | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Despite the order of this rhythmic post title, I’ll start with chocolate and save the tea for last 😀

Newman's Own Organic Orange Dark Chocolate

Newman's Own Organic Orange Dark Chocolate

Last night I was feeling like a chocolate snob and debating between which brand of orange dark chocolate to have; yes, I do that. In the end, I went with Newman’s Own Organic Orange Dark Chocolate not just because it’s organic but because it has a sweeter flavor from a higher sugar content. OK, enough chocolate talk. That prompted the tweet,

EvanFMFF: I want to go on an all-organic chocolate diet so that when I get fat from it I can say “yeah, but it’s organic fat”.

It was a joke (sort of :-D) but I loved the responses so much I had to share. Some bloggers wanted to join in; could I be more popular than the cookie diet? Other bloggers were their witty selves:

RunEatRepeat: @EvanFMFF and when you die all that organic fat will be like feeding the soil in a good way 🙂

which reminded me of something I want to share from the Today Show: sewage waste is not only permitted, but used in non-organic produce fertilizing. Uhh, ew! I don’t always or even often eat organic produce but these are the kinds of things I’d rather not know because it makes me want to. And, lastly, some bloggers made a knowledgeable and poignant tweet:

CandidRD: @EvanFMFF Sadly people really do think organic and “natural” foods are ALL healthy. HA!

That’s a good reminder that just because you shop at Whole Foods doesn’t mean you can’t go wrong, or at least be picking up things that are still “sometimes” treats rather than good-for-you diet staples.

Jokerz Candy Bar

Jokerz Candy Bar

For instance, Go Max Go Foods Jokerz candy bars. Not USDA organic,  and not a diet staple by any means. But one a week won’t kill you 😉 Just maybe your wallet.

Teeccino Mocha Herbal Coffee

Teeccino Mocha Herbal Coffee

This morning I slept in in hopes of a sunny outdoors run later on this morning; let’s see what the sun has to say about that. Instead of coffee, I thought I’d opt for mocha herbal teeccino instead so as to not dehydrate myself. It doesn’t really taste like coffee, but it’s nice beverage to have around if you need to feel April Fooled into drinking the real java. It’s better because it’s non-acidic. If it were the only type of coffee I kept around, I probably wouldn’t notice missing the “real” thing.

Pumpkin Oatmeal With Honey Maple PB, Cacao Coconut Yogurt With Coconut PB

Pumpkin Oatmeal With Honey Maple PB, Cacao Coconut Yogurt With Coconut PB

Cacao Maca Coconut Yogurt With Coconut Peanut Butter

Cacao Maca Coconut Yogurt With Coconut Peanut Butter

Ahh, pumpkin oats, my voluminous friend, where have you been these past few days? 🙂 There was some pumpkin oatmeal with honey maple protein peanut butter, but the real story was in the yogurt. I mixed a plain So Delicious coconut milk yogurt with 2 tablespoons Navitas Naturals‘ twister powder(cacao, maca, and hemp) and topped that with some Tropical Traditions coconut peanut butter. Coconutty? I think so. The peanut butter was a little stiff on the yogurt and might have been overkill, but at least it was tasty overkill.

Sweet Utopia

Sweet Utopia

Rick from Book Publishing Co. offered to send me a book for review and share my opinions on. Sweet Utopia by Sharon Valencik is a book devoted to vegan desserts; how perfect does that sound? Desserts are something I’ve always had trouble “veganizing” myself so I can’t wait to see what she has to teach me and how much I can take away. For the month of April and possibly May, I’ll be flipping through the book, picking up tips, and trying out recipes. In the end, I’ll give a comprehensive review and hopefully if I end up loving it I can suggest it to you all! Sound fun?

Last but not least, the winner of the Celestial Tea Wellness giveaway as chosen by random lot is Angela! Congrats to her and happy sipping 🙂

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I loved the tweets last night about your organic fat fertilizing the ground:) a bit morbid, but funny:)

I bet you could get people to jump on the chocolate-diet bandwagon. “It’s organic…how bad can it be?” right? 😉 lol….not!

This is hilarious:

RunEatRepeat: @EvanFMFF and when you die all that organic fat will be like feeding the soil in a good way.

Could not stop laughing!

I read an article a few weeks ago about people who choose to be buried in coffins that promote their bodies becoming more nutrient rich for the soil. Weird.

What a way to start my morning!
Thank you!
This calls for some chocolate to celebrate!

I know you were kidding about the chocolate diet but every meal had chocolate in it 🙂 Addicted much?

Some people totally don’t understand that just because something is organic or natural it’s not goods for you! A few months ago I was sick and my friends were like “it’s because you eat all that organic stuff — you don’t get enough fat!”

I’m on the chocolate bandwagon, organic or not. 🙂

That tweet is too funny 🙂

Man, I feel so left out of the tweeting world!! I just can’t get into it…too risky in its time-consuming nature 🙂

Coconut PB?! I must find this!

Evan – Do you know if they sell coconut yogurt at “regular” grocery stores? I have no WF near me!! I guess I could take the ride to Bellingham some time. Want to come with me and pop my Whole Foods cherry? Haha. Never been. We only have the plain, ol’ stores in Southeastern, MA.

I know I’ve seen So Delicious’ soy yogurt in Stop & Shop before, so there’s a chance if you go to a Super Stop & Shop they might have it.

is that newman’s own orange chocolate vegan?

Yep! From the website *Orange Dark Chocolate: *Organic Dark Chocolate (organic evaporated cane juice, organic chocolate liquor*, organic cocoa butter*, soy lecithin [an emulsifier], organic vanilla), Organic Orange Oil.

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