Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A Marketer's Dream

by Meghann on May 4, 2010

I am a marketer’s dream.

  • If I see a commercial featuring a new product I automatically think to myself that I want to try it.
  • When ever I get an e-mail from one of my favorite stores, I absentmindedly click over and immediately begin filling up my shopping cart even though I rarely hit the ‘check out’ button. (p.s. all dresses are 40% off right now at anntaylorloft.com!)
  • I’m more likely to purchase an item if it comes in pretty packaging
  • AND if I discover a fun product at my local grocery store that I’ve seen featured on one of my favorite blogs, then I will more than likely pick it up to try for myself.

See – a market’s DREAM! :)

Lately I’ve seen these Gardein Beefless Tips pop up on a few different blogs. They’ve received pretty good reviews, so when I came across them at the frozen section of Publix I decided to try one out for myself.


The ‘beef’ tips were rather easy to cook. I just seared them on the stove top for about 5 minutes before adding some BBQ sauce.


I added the bbq tips to a sprouted hot dog bun with arugula and diced onions on top.


The tips were not bad at all. They reminded me of some meatless meat balls I’ve had in the past. They were chewy, tasty, and a great alternative to real beef tips. Do they really taste like meat? Nope, but what fake meat products really do? :)


Along with the bbq beef roll, I had some parsnips and broccoli that I had roasted for 20 minutes at 415.


And a pickle.


This afternoon I had some TJ’s Peanut Butter Pretzels while trying to get some e-blasts out for work.


My evening ended on a sweet note with another third of my Seeded Dagoba Bar and a chocolate mint saltwater taffy.


The chocolate mint taffy was no good at all. It reminded me too much of minty toothpaste. Blah.

I’m currently going through a major online shopping kick. I wish I had time to really go shopping, it just isn’t the same without having the ability to try anything on. *sniff *sniff


Arugula Love

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When I was in San Francisco I had the most amazing salad from The Plant Cafe that was made entirely of arugula. The arugula was so peppery and had so much flavor that I instantly knew I would be making a switch from spinach to arugula in my typical lunch time salads as soon as more »

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I want to go back

May 4, 2010

It has been one of those morning that require two bags of highly caffeinated bags of tea in my morning cup. I slept like a log last night. I’m not sure I stirred once, but when my alarm clock went off this morning it still felt like I was on California time and it was more »

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