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My May Foodzie Care Package

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Each month my friends at Foodzie send me and Amy a “blogger care package” to taste and review.  My friends Joanne and Fred Wilson also get one – Joanne blogged their reviews earlier this week.

Amy’s in Africa so I just ate everything myself in one sitting.  I generally have poor impulse control (sort of like Hiro Protagonist) so I didn’t feel like waiting until Amy got home next week.  Here’s how it went down in my house.

I started with My Husband’s Nuts.  The packaging is priceless – notice the wink.  

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I ended up with Onion Garlic nuts (um – yeah – whatever) which were good even though I don’t like and am allergic to onions (nope – I didn’t die).  I followed the nuts with the Devil in an Apron Caramels which were awesome for getting rid of the onion taste.  I then stared for a little while at Effie’s Homemade Oatcakes, decided I didn’t feel like trying them, and let them sit on my counter for a few days.

Huge mistake.  The Oatcakes were the best – just fantastic!  I never thought a cracker could taste so good – it’s definitely the sugar + salt thing that rocks it.  The right order to eat them in is Nuts, then Caramels, then Oatcakes.  So – my votes are:

  1. Effie’s Homemade Oatcakes wins the taste of the month crown.
  2. My Husband’s Nuts wins best package and gets a special bonus for introducing sexual innuendo into my day.
  3. Devil in an Apron Caramels wins the what you do if you just had My Husband’s Nuts and don’t have gum, mouthwash, or toothpaste nearby award.

I can’t wait to see what the Foodzie’s send me in June.  Hint – that Mocha Double Chocolate Chunk Mini Bundt Cake for Two from The Great Spirits Baking Company looks awesome.  Just sayin’.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/nbauman Nikolaus Bauman

    Embarrassingly, I haven't had the first two, but I can second the "Effies is awesome" sentiment. Seriously addictive.

  • Bill Mosby

    Speaking of wry packaging, you could wash those items down with a bottle of Polygamy Porter ("bring some home for the wives"), a product produced in the Salt Lake City area. It's a relic from the '02 Olympics that has somehow survived, along with St. Provo Girl.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/lawshucks lawshucks

    Nice, although I'd note that Hiro's impulse control was (relatively) good. It was Dmitri Ravinoff (Raven) who had issues that led to the tattoo.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/bfeld Brad Feld

      Nicely done – I was waiting for someone to catch the miss.

    • http://www.karlkatzke.com Karl Katzke

      Dangit, he beat me to it.

      You could always retcon it to something to do with delivering pizzas.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/ryan4747 Ryan

    Brad, you are right, the Effie's Oatcakes rock. You nailed it on the salt/sweet angle, but they also are chock full of buttery goodness. Never forget the butter.

  • http://www.chinese-sprockets.com sprocket

    Type your comment here.rad, you are right, the Effie’s Oatcakes rock. You nailed it on the salt/sweet angle, but they also are chock full of buttery goodness. Never forget the butter.

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