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.

IMG_6587.JPG

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.

IMG_6588.JPG

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

IMG_6593.JPG

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? :)

IMG_6590.JPG

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

IMG_6599.JPG

And a pickle.

IMG_6601.JPG

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

IMG_6584.JPG

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

IMG_6604.JPG

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

{ 29 comments }

Arugula Love

May 4, 2010

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 »

Read some more →

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 »

Read some more →