Monday, October 16, 2017

31 Days of Pumpkin - Pumpkin Spice Puffs

Just no.

I picked these up at random just because I've never seen them before. And now I hope to never see them again.

When I saw them I figured they would be something like those peppermint puffs but when a nice pumpkin spice flavor. The puff itself isn't bad in fact it reminds me of the peppermint ones however the flavor is just terrible.

The pumpkin spice flavor is fake and artificial as hell. And after looking at the bag its clear why it tastes so awful. One of the ingredients is "artificial pumpkin flavor".

Yeah If it wasn't for the fact that I was giving a bit of a review on them I would have tossed them out already. And now that I'm done with them that is exactly what I'm gonna do.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

31 Days of Pumpkin - Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Biscotti

Okay so I don't do biscotti very often. Like almost never. Just not a fan of dunking a cookie into my coffee/tea because that makes it soggy. I'd rather have a hard crunchy cookie and this one sort of disappoints.

Don't get me wrong the flavor is awesome. I obviously like pumpkin spice and you can get me to eat almost anything if you add enough dark chocolate to it. And there are even dark chocolate chips in the biscotti.

Unfortunately its not very crunchy. In fact the texture reminds me more of a once soft cookie that has gone stale. I've never heard of this brand Nonni's before so maybe they are a low end brand with not so great of quality. Thing is until I saw these this year I had never seen a dark chocolate biscotti before so I just had to try it.

They taste good enough to finish the box but I highly doubt I'll buy another.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Mashup October 15, 2017

Got Links?

Weinstein scandal prompts actors Terry Crews, James Van Der Beek to share harassment stories - All too often its pretty much just assumed that when it comes to sex crimes its only about a man doing something to a woman when that is clearly not the case. But because of that assumption (an assumption that even people who claim to be supportive of men will defend for some odd reason) many men are left silent. It's good to see men speaking up about the things that happened to them. They may never see justice but there is hope that their speaking up now may help someone else get justice later.

Sexual Victimization by Women Is More Common Than Previously Known - Considering how the prevalence of female sex offenders has been downplayed and denied for so long it doesn't surprise me that this is coming to light. But I don't think the portrait is new so much as someone went up to the attic and dug it out after years of being hidden away because someone didn't like the way it looked.

A Non-Feminist FAQ - Because apparently it's difficult for people to understand that you can support gender equality and not be a feminist. But honestly the only people I've ever see display this misunderstanding are feminists.

Stop Guilt-Tripping Boys About Their ‘Toxic Masculinity’ - Name one group that has ever improved their situation by being constantly berated over how horrible they are. And before you say, "we aren't saying masculinity itself is bad just that there are a lot of bad behaviors mixed into it" do me a favor and name some examples of non toxic masculinity.

There is no 'heat of the moment' in video games - Polygon keeps branding itself as a gaming journalism site but then they publish some baffling stuff like this. The take away isn't that "heat of the moments don't exist" its that in the heat of the moment PewDiePie chose to say something racist. He could have just called the other guy an asshole and it would have slid by no issue. Its natural to get excited and hyped up when playing a game but we are responsible for HOW we express that excitement and hype.

Insanity: Theresa May Says Internet Companies Need To Remove 'Extremist' Content Within 2 Hours - Someone doesn't understand exactly how content moderation works.

Boys Are Not Defective - "We used to say, empowering women, and now we talk about empowering men.". Men and boys could really use some empowerment. We have to move past this idea that everything would be fine we could just men and boys to do right by women and girls.

Allergan Pulls A Fast One - Major drug company Allergan transferred patent right for their drug Restasis to the St. Regis Mohawk Indian Nation. Why? Because any patents owned by the tribe are immune to inter partes view challenges (a specific type of review whose purpose is to examine any possible prior art objection to a granted patent). This is not good.

Hugh's Heartbreak Hugh Hefner’s first wife CHEATED on him - I honestly didn't know that. But I did find it sad to see Hefner getting trashed by people who haven't done anywhere near as much for human rights as he did.

I don't agree with everything she says but I do think Red Pill Black does 
a fair job pointing out liberal hypocrisy.

Stay Frosty!!!

31 Days of Pumpkin - Pumpkin Spice Life Cereal

Life cereal is good. It's one that I didn't get into until I was an adult. I've especially come to like them without adding any sugar to them as the faint hint of sweetness they have on their own is plenty. And they now have a seasonal Pumpkin Spice Flavor.

This one was a nice treat. Like the standard flavors its got just that tiny bit of sweetness where you can barely tell its there. The spice is fairly strong but not too strong. And as a simple cereal is likely the closest thing to a healthy Pumpkin Spice treat that will show up in this series.

However this flavor shares the common flaw with Life cereal and that is that it can go soggy pretty quick. Its one of those cereals where if someone interrupts you while eating it you may as well toss it out because you're gonna lose it.

I have nearly finished off one box and will like get at least 2 more (most likely more than 2 if I find them on clearance around the end of the year) before the end of the season.

Definitely worth giving a try.

Friday, October 13, 2017

31 Days of Pumpkin - Pumpkin Spice Cookie Butter Dippers

This is a treat I saw in Big Lots and for $1 I figured I'd give it a try. And I wasn't disappointed. 

Its a basic set of cookie sticks with a pumpkin spice flavored frosting to dip them in.

Not bad for the price but the topping was a little on the sweet side and closes in on being too sweet. 

An okay snack but not one I'll be lining up to get more of.