Thursday, April 19, 2012

Mysteriously New Larabars

I was on my way back from an unsuccessful drug test (relating to THIS post) when I made this discovery.

No, I didn't fail (no poppy seed muffins for me that morning, hah!), but I did fail to see that the place I had gone to do it only does the drug screens from 1-4:30 PM, and so my trip was futile.  Dumb, dumb, dumb.  It was pouring rain, I had to pay for parking, and I'm pretty sure I lost some other money at one point when I spilled the contents of my wallet somewhere in that building.  Just one of those days.

I hadn't gone to the bathroom or eaten too much before the test.  I know it's not the same as fasting for a blood test, but anytime I need to provide specimens for medical purposes of any kind, I tend to hold my food and drink -- just in case.  Who knows... perhaps my food would get spiked or react with my vitamins or whatnot.  I know, I'm stupidly paranoid, but it's a habit.  Since I had to wait a couple more hours now to go back in for the test, I gave up on my "fasting" and picked up these new (to me?) items that I saw at Whole Foods on the way back:

These top two Larabars seemed surprising... I think they are Limited Editions/Seasonal????  The Pineapple Upside-Down Cake one was SO good... if you like pineapple (especially the dried kind), you'll like this bar.  The flavor really came through. 

Since I'm not a fan of orange-flavored things, I merely tolerated the Orange Float flavor, but that goes to show that the true flavor came through on that one, too.  I'm not sure if they are even available in most places, so don't be mad at me if you can't find them! =/

Below are some "uber" Larabars, which I had never seen before.  They are a more nut-heavy version of Larabars.  The Cherry Cobbler flavor was tart and nutty, and I would say more filling than typical Larabars.  The Bananas Foster one was not too sweet.  Overall, these both remind me of those "Kind" bars that you've probably tried (though I haven't reviewed for some reason!), but a bit bigger.

Speaking of things that are mysteriously "new," I recently went to the Natural History Museum in LA.  I think I've been to the one in La Brea, but I didn't know I could see dino bones so much closer to home (even though it's on a territory I'm usually opposed to being on).  It's a really fun place for those who get bored at art museums (I may or may not be one of those people, yet I still go).

One of the souveniers from the day was this Space Age Crystal-Growing Kit.  Something seemed to have gone wrong with the first attempt -- luckily, there are three other "experiments" in that kit to try.  I'm posting this photo because I tried to put it on my sister's Facebook timeline, and she "hid" it.  Ah, the power of blogging.

Has anyone been able to grow one of these successfully?

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