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Triscuit flavors

Triscuits are a delicious healthy snack made by Nabisco that originated back at the turn of the century – 1903! They are whole wheat crackers that when first made were produced and distributed with a simple plain “original” flavoring. Because the original flavor is so plain, they became enjoyable to eat with various toppings (much like crackers). Popular toppings include all kinds of cheeses, various fruits (such as strawberries on top of ricotta), and even “chip” toppings like guacamole.

There are however how a variety of Triscuit flavors available in stores, making them quiet enjoyable to eat just plain!

The list of Triscuit flavors includes:
Original
Reduced Fat
Cracked Pepper and Olive Oil
Hint of Salt
Rosemary and Olive Oil
Brown Rice & Wheat Sweet Potato and Sea Salt
Brown Rice & Wheat Sweet Potato and Roasted Onion
Brown Rice & Wheat Sea Salt and Black Pepper
Brown Rice & Wheat Tomato and Sweet Basil
Brown Rice & Wheat Roasted Red Pepper and Red Bean
Dill Sea Salt & Olive Oil
Wheat Roasted Garlic
Fire Roasted Tomato & Olive Oil
Garden Herb
Rye with Caraway Seeds

There is also a variety of triscuits called “Thin Crisps”. These Triscuits come in the following:
Triscuit Thin Crisp Flavors
Original Flavor
Parmesan Garlic
Brown Rice & Wheat Sour Cream and Chives
Brown Rice & Wheat Wasabi and Soy Sauce
Brown Rice & Wheat Sweet Potato and Cinnamon Sugar

And then there are the minis!
Triscuit Minis Flavor:
Original Flavor

How to Cook Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

Making the perfect hard-boiled egg is fairly simple once you know how.  The key is timing…and following the steps exactly.  After you’ve made them 2 or 3 times, you should have it down! Let’s get started, it’s simple!

Step 1.  Choosing your eggs: 7 – 10 days old is best!
You can use any eggs, however if you use older eggs, they’re easier to peel once they’re hard boiled!!  The best choice: eggs that are 7 – 10 days old.  Also, it’s best to start with them at room temperature, this will help prevent them from cracking.

Step 2.  Cover with water!
Put eggs in a single layer in the bottom of a saucepan and cover with about one inch of cold water.

Step 3. Boil!
Bring eggs to a boil over medium / medium-high heat.  You want to go past the simmering stage, just to where the water starts to boil (or strongly simmer).

Step 4. Remove from heat!
Remove the pan from the heat, cover, and wait 12 – 14 minutes.

Step 5.  Cool and peel!
Your hard boiled eggs are ready! To stop them from cooking, cool them off in an ice bath.

What flavors do Pop Tarts come in?

It seems like every time there is a box of Pop Tarts on the supermarket shelf, it is always the same flavor – red (whatever flavor that is) or blue (assumedly blueberry)!  But did you know that Pop Tarts do in fact come in a multitude of flavors?  They all taste different, and they are all equally full of sugary goodness!
Here’s a list of Pop Tart flavors to keep you eye out for – be sure to set aside the red and blue and try them all to find out which one you like best!

1.  Blueberry – Comes frosted.  Yes, this is the blue one, and one of the common flavors you’ll see on store shelves.
2. Unfrosted Blueberry – Same as above, but no frosting!
3. Strawberry – Comes Frosted with sprinkles. Another classic always found in the supermarket!
4. Low Fat Strawberry – Low fat version of the favorite.
5. Unfrosted Strawberry
6. Raspberry – Comes frosted with nice gooey red filling.
7. S’Mores 0 This is one you HAVE to try!!
8. Cookies & Creme – delicious chocolate flavor!
9. Hot Fudge Sundae – if you can find it, you’ll never forget it!
10. Chocolate Fudge – for the chocolate lovers!
11. Chocolate Chip – Simple and delicious!
12. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough – did you think they only made icecream in this flavor? Think again!
13. Cherry – Comes with pink frosting.
14. Confetti Cupcake – supersweet with colorful sprinkles.
15. Oatmeal Delights Mapley Brown Sugar – this is a new flavor!
16. Limited Edition Wild Berry Bloom – Fun sprinkled frosting and gooey red inside!
17. Limited Edition Red Velvet – Try it while it’s available (if you can find it!)
18. Oatmeal Delights Strawberry – Nice breakfast treat.
19. Brown Sugar Cinnamon – This is a more common flavor that you’re likely to find in veding machines.
20. Low Fat Sugar Cinnamon – Mmmmmm!
21. Unfrosted Brown Sugar Cinnamon – If the frosted is too sweet, try this one!
22. Cinnamon Roll – Smells so good when it’s warm!
23. Pop-Tarts Mini Crisps Blueberry – smaller version of the large!
24. Pop-Tarts Mini Crisps Strawbery
25. Wildlicious Wild! Berry – Purple frosting!
26. Wildlicious Wild! Fruit Fusion – Yellow frosting!
27. Wildlicious Wild! Grape – Dark purple frosting with neon yellow stripe!
28. Wildlicious Wild! Strawberry – Pink frosting with bright red stripe!

list of 2013 girl scout cookie flavors

Here’s a complete list of what kind of girl scout cookies you’ll find this year! (You can find the 2012 flavors here).  There are 11 different types and flavors to enjoy (or 14 depending on how you count – since there are different bakeries that make them, a few of the cookies go by different names!), and each is better than the last!   The big change in the cookies for 2013 is the new box design which is intended to give customers are better insight into the “girl scout experience”.

So, ready to choose your cookie? There is actually even a new flavor for 2013!! (also, note, if you’re looking for Shout-Outs, they were discontinued!) Here are the types of cookies you’ll find and what you have to decide between:

  1. Mango Creme – This is the newest cookie flavor introduced in 2013, and is intended as a “healthy” choice.  They are vanilla and coconut flavored and have the creme has a mango flavor.  It is said that they are loaded with vitamins, and indeed the box does say that they have 6% Vitamin A, 2% Cacium, 15% Vitamin B1, 6% Vitamin E, 6% Vitamin B6, 4% Iron, and 6% Vitamin D for every three cookies. Remember though, these are in fact still cookies, so don’t get too excited with the health benefits! 😉
  2. Thin Mints – These cookies are a traditional favorite that shows up year after year. They look like small round chocolate covered cookies, and inside also looks like a brown crumbly cookie. They however have a surprising tasty mint flavor and are delicious!
  3. Samoas – These girl scout cookies are a CLASSIC choice and are the favorite of most people.  They are a small round cookie covered in coconut and caramel, and have chocolate stripes.  They are crunchy taste like the perfect mixture of caramel, coconut and chocolate. If you like any of these ingredients, this is the girl scout cookie choice for yoU!  Please, try not to eat the whole box at once! 😉
  4. Thank U Berry Munch – A cookie with white-fudge chips and cranberries. They taste tart and sweet at the same time!
  5. Dulce de Leche – Small bite size cookies (serving size are 5 cookies!) that have milk carmel chips in them.
  6. Savannah Smiles – This choice is coated with powdered sugar and taste lake lemon!
  7. Thanks-A-Lot – A shortbread with fudge on the bottom.  It has a milder taste than some of the other girl scout choices.
  8. Peanut Butter Patties / Tagalongs – For anyone that likes peanut butter, this is the choice for yoU! These cookes are coated with peanut butter and chocolate…kind of like a cookie version of a Reeces Pieces!
  9. Trefoils / Shortbread – These are both shortbread cookies.  Depending on where you are, some boxes will say Trefoils, others will say Shortbread. Both have similar tastes!
  10. Do-si-dos / Peanut Butter Sandwich – Again, these are basically the same cookie, but some boxes call them do-si-dos, others call them peanut butter sandwiches.  They are a crisp sandwich cookie with peanut butter on the inside! Many people grew up with these cookies and consider them one of their favorites!
  11. Lemonades – You can find these types of cookies in the supermarket, but noone does them the way the girl scouts do – they are shortbread with lemon icing.  They might be thin, but the nice thing about these is that the serving size is 8 cookies!!

Ketchup Flavors

ketchupTraditionally ketchup is made from one flavor ingredient and that is tomatoes. Tomatoes have been the classic ingredient for the beloved condiment since even the 1800’s when Mr. Heinz introduced his famous ketchup recipe. Since then Heinz has perfected his company into a worldwide brand expanding and pushing the flavor boundaries of the condiment world. Today much research from the original Mr. Heinz ketchup has gone into “hybrid” tomatoes that are more resistant to disease and that carry more flavor.

So what happens if you are looking for a different taste to the Old Ketchup recipe? Well you might be in luck! Here are a few different varieties and flavors that you might find available at your local grocery store the next time you are shopping for the picnic or holiday weekend; all varieties of ketchup listed are from Heinz and is not intended to be a comprehensive list.

Ketchup Flavor List
Heinz® Ketchup Blended With Balsamic Vinegar
Heinz® Reduced Sugar Ketchup
Heinz® No Salt Tomato Ketchup
Heinz® Hot & Spicy Ketchup
Heinz® Organic Ketchup
Ref: Heinz Ketchup Official site