Tuesday, August 6, 2013

A Handful of Everything - August 6, 2013

Photo: by Galli Basson
Chocolate of the Day: 

Archer Farms (Target Brands)
A Handful of Everything trail mix
Weight: 1.36 oz. (38 g.) in 1/3 cup serving / 12 oz. (340 g.) total package
Calories: 170 calories in 1/3 cup serving
Cost: $ N/A
Purchased from: Target, Mountain View, CA

Today I was messing around in boats -- specifically a kayak in the San Francisco Bay. I packed some trail mix with me in a waterproof bag. Aptly named, "A Handful of Everything," this Archer Farms* trail mix contained sweetened banana chips, chocolate chips, dried sweetened mango, coconut, pineapple, peanuts and cashews. (*The Archer Farms brand is part of Target Corporation (Minneapolis, MN).

This confluence of boats and tropical fruit snacks brought back a memory of a trip to Costa Rica a few years ago. After a lunch of fresh bananas, tropical fruits and broiled fish, we slowly boated down a small river, looking for wildlife, when I felt a tugging on my cap from above. It was a monkey, trying to grab my hat.

I didn't expect any hat-grabbing monkeys while kayaking in the Bay today; but, to honor that mischievous monkey memory, I brought along some "Bananamon" (freeze-dried banana with cinnamon) from Funky Monkey Snacks (Fishers, IN) to add to today's crunchy fruit, nut and chocolate snack mix.

Today was Day #5 of Chocolate and Banana Theme Week.

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