This week’s musing asks:
Do you snack while you read? If so, what is your favorite reading snack?
I love potato chips but I have cut them down. My gluten-free diet does a service to my health as now I can avoid the junk-food aisle at the store. I snack on healthy fares like fruits, unsalted almonds, carrots, and celery. The latest indulgence is the chocolate-covered açaí berry from Trader’s Joe. Recently they have something called Powerberries. They’re dark chocolate covered real fruit juice pieces made with açaí, pomegranate, cranberry and blueberry juices. The packaging is also perfect for the office: these yummy nibbly pieces are in a stand-up resealable pouch, which makes them look like dark chocolate M&Ms that are packed with powerhouse antioxidants. The dark chocolate is nearly black though it’s only 41% cacao. Sniffing the bag did not yield a chocolatey aroma, instead it was deep berry. It smelled like blueberry yogurt and maybe a little coffee. I love them because they are not too sweet and low in calories. (128 calories per oz, $3.49 for 8-oz bag). If I want to be fancy, I wash them down with a glass of pinot noir.