Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Story of My Life

Is there an almond shortage?? This is one of my favorite things ever!
I've bought it at Walmart for 2 years. It was $4.75 a jar & then all of a sudden about a month ago the price jumped to $6 something or other. WOW but I'm still buying it. Then they're out. Not a complete surprise. It's happened before. Then the next week they were still out, then the next week & then this appeared on the shelf.

Hmmmm. Still no plain almond butter. We went to Target. They have it but it's almost $8 a jar. Sorry but no. If they have it Walmart will get it again right? Apparently not. I sucked it up & bought the Maple stuff to try. Not a fan. It's not awful but it taste way more like Maple than almond. The texture is a little strange too. We stopped at Walmart in Pass Christian over the weekend & they didn't have the plain stuff either. Dean & Matt had to go to Walmart in another part of Mississippi & Dean thought to check there. No luck. What's the deal??? I really need Trader Joe's to speed up the building process. From what I hear their almond butter is the best. Don't waste your money on Jif. I tried it & wasn't a fan. I'm not going to be a happy camper if this stuff is discontinued. Anyone remember the brownie sundae at McDonald's?? Yeh that's because it was discontinued. Along with various other things that I've loved over the years. Story of my life.

Speaking of food. I tried this for the first time last night.
I've never tried any Chobani Greek Yogurt. I always buy Oikos. Not sure why. I think I read about it on a blog so I tried it. Greek Yogurt isn't my favorite thing but I'll eat it. I read on Carrots 'n Cake about the Pineapple Chobani & how good it is. Here's the thing. I like pineapple filling in cake, I like pineapple juice in a mixed drink but I don't like pineapple plain. I was hoping this would somehow taste like cake with pineapple filling. Yeh, that didn't happen but it was good. It had real pieces of pineapple in it. I like the Chobani yogurt better than Oikos. It seems creamier & doesn't have an after taste. I want to try some other flavors. Any suggestions?

I've been battling sinus issues & the fact that I didn't want to get up at 4:45 during my vacation led to a brief Yoglates break last week. I still ran, swam laps & did some weights though so I wasn't a total slacker.  This morning I got back into the Yoglates habit. I know I say this over & over but it's so hot in that studio. UGH! Tomorrow I have a 4 mile run on the schedule. I'm hoping I can fit the whole 4 miles in before work. That's my goal!



  1. I sure hope you find that almond butter, that's quite a search you've put on!

    I've been eating the Chobani yogurt for a long time...I've never tried any other Greek yogurt because I love it so much. I think I'm the opposite of you with your pineapple thing, but really only when it comes to peanut butter. I like it plain but it makes me sick to even think of it mixed in ice cream, cookies or a candy bar. I buy that stuff for hubby all the time because I know I won't get into it! lol! I guess it's the same with the yogurt, too, I stick with the strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, etc., not the mixed up kind. Love the stuff!


  2. I just hate it when stores discontinue a regular product. Costco is bad about that, but Sam's Club was always worse when we had to shop there.