Hoarding Tendencies

This is a subject I’ve brought up a few times before over the lifetime of this here little bloggity blog, but I feel it needs to be addressed again.

It’s very serious, you know.

Hello. My name is Amy. And I hoard cereal.

It’s true. I try to make myself feel better by justifying it.

“What a great sale! And I only have to buy a minimum of 5 boxes!”

Doesn’t matter if I’ve already got 5 or 6 in the pantry.Or seven. Or that my allotted shelf space in the pantry is full and that I actually have to store cereal elsewhere. That’s right- if you stay with me and get hungry in the middle of the night, food is only steps away from where your head hits the pillow.

Who wants to guess if I’m kidding or not?

Point of the story is, I’m full up. And this will most certainly be the case through the holiday season.

Again- am I kidding?  It’s hard to tell. ;)

But when I was contacted by Love Grown Foods about trying out some of their granola, did I politely decline and say, “oh no thank you, I’ve got plenty of dry cereal and granola laying around”?

Of course not. Use your head.

I said OF COURSE I would LOVE to try some! Send it my way!So she did. And I was excited. Because so many other bloggers have raved about this stuff.

And yes, this picture was taken a week after the fact. And yes, that is an empty bag and another half empty bag. Ummm…

However, there was one WEE little thing I forgot to mention to her.

I don’t like fruit. And yes, that includes dried fruit.Aw man…

My views on fruit and how much I dislike it puts me in the minority, so I’ve learned to adapt the best I know how. By picking it out when the situation calls for it.

Which worked well. Plus, it’s clearly all about the actual granola anyway…

This stuff is addicting. It’s not overbearingly sweet, but still takes care of a craving if you’ve got a sweet tooth like me. Also, if you just eat a handful out of the bag, it’s not hard enough to break teeth. An issue that I feel is often overlooked.

I ate it once on its own with milk, which is great, but like my other cereals, my preference is to use it as an “extra”.

There was a small pack of the “Cocoa Goodness” flavor. It was chocolatey. Clearly my favorite.

I also tore through the bag of Raisin Almond Crunch. The first appearance was on some pancakes a few weeks ago.One of my favorites things about all the granola they sent is the coconut flakes. They don’t skimp at all!

The one bag I was a little weary of was the Apple Walnut Delight. The dried apple chips were a little too much for me, so I sent it home with my friend Laura after she visited for the weekend. The next day, she messaged me about how obsessed she had become.

Sounds about right. So clearly, if you’re not weird like me, you’ll like that one, too.

With most granola, the calorie count is a little high. Just to be expected with such things, so I really don’t consider that a negative. Instead of sugar, they use agave and honey to sweeten, which is nice because you get the same sweetness with less (in my opinion).

Would I buy it on a regular basis? Sure. It’s delicious. But as a girl on a budget, I think I’d still be inclined to first check out sales on other cereals before coming back to it.

I’m a recessionista, yo.

Your turn!  What is something you tend to hoard?

I have a thing about cereal and gum. When it’s on sale, I buy it. I mean, it’s gonna be used eventually, right?


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