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Recently, I was given the opportunity to eat my face off for the good of all of you. I know. This blogging? Is a rough job. But, I do it for you and your families. And your collective bellies. You. Are. Welcome. Friends.
I got my mission and off I went to my local Whole Foods Market (Glastonbury) with my trusty sidekick and fellow food lover to retrieve our goods. I’m a big fan of Whole Foods in general, so I was really psyched to try some of their new products. I know they can be a little pricier than traditional grocery stores, but hello no GMO. If you’re into that sort of thing. And I am.
First, let me start off with the insulated reusable tote. My feelings can be summed up in a hearty FIST PUMP. I have plenty of regular reusable bags and a few insulated ones, but this one is so sturdy. Which makes sense, given that its intended inhabitants include frozen (read: heavy) items. Plus? It’s lovely to look at. WIN.
My nephew and my three-year-old can go down in history as the pickiest eaters alive. They would survive on a steady diet of OMG THAT’S GROSS, NO WAY if we let them.
So, imagine my expectations when I threw down these Tadoori Chicken and Potato & Pea Samosas in front of him.
No way, right? Wrong! He… LOVED them. What? Am I in a parallel universe? Tandoori chicken! Spicy, delicious Indian food! And the potato and pea? He loved that even more. There’s a VEGETABLE inside and he didn’t even care!
Seriously, this was a huge dinner win for us. I know they’re intended as appetizers, but they really served as a quick and delicious dinner for us and opened the mind of a very picky ten-year-old.
We also got to try these individual pizzas in classic margherita and buffalo mozzerella. To be honest, I didn’t really notice a difference in taste between these two varieties. They were tasty for thin crust frozen pizza, but not any more so than other varieties I’ve tried.
Now. Prepare yourselves. Take a look at these:
These lava cakes rival any I’ve had in a restaurant. Seriously. They were amazing and took 50 seconds to heat up. Serve these bad boys with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and welcome to paradise. Just. Amazing.
Another treat (if you’re a fan of pudding) is this caramelized Panna Cotta. All you have to do is remember (this is the hard part for me – thinking eight hours in advance!) to thaw it first, then just plop it out of the cup. Boom!
I’m usually happy with everything I get at Whole Foods and was definitely not disappointed this time. In fact, I can’t wait to go scoop up some more lava cakes and samosas!
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I was not paid to write this review. I received the products mentioned in my post and that’s it. CTWorkingMoms enjoys doing product reviews and we pledge to our readers that we’ll be open and honest with you about any pro’s or con’s we discover.