try new things

happy thursday everyone! i’m glad you liked capone’s guest post yesterday. it was so much fun to put together!

today’s post is dedicated to trying new things!

when i’m out grocery shopping (especially at trader joe’s and willy street co-op) i have a very hard time resisting new (to me) items that i really want to try! i try to limit myself to a couple products per shopping trip, and this last one was no exception. i came home with some new favorites and i didn’t even know it yet! 🙂

something that’s been on my list for a long time to try is kefir. i’ve seen it around the blog world every now and then, but had never given it a try. honestly, its description didn’t sound that appealing to me: a consistency between milk and yogurt? or thick milk? doesn’t sound awesome.

but when i saw this strawberry flavored kefir at trader joe’s, i figured i’d give it a shot!

and guess what….i like it! 🙂 i’m not sure how much  i’d like non-flavored kefir, but now i’m willing to try it.


you know something else that really gets me when i’m out shopping? fun or unexpected packaging! take this wine from the co-op.

simple cabernet and sangria wines, but in juice boxes?!? a.w.e.s.o.m.e.

i drooled over these the past couple times at the co-op and finally grabbed up two of them last weekend! i’m thinking they might be fun to bring for our wedding party to drink between the ceremony & the reception. no glass bottles on the bus! 😉 plus, they’re so cute!

in case you’re intrigued by them too, the sangria is way better than the cab…


i’m not usually too tempted by new things at costco – i think it’s because everything is in bulk, so what if i don’t like whatever new thing i’ve tried? i’d be stuck with a ton of it! but, liz and i arrived at costco last weekend just in time to eat our lunch in samples. most of the things were pretty “meh”, but one thing completely sucked us in and we had to get it!

this sabra onion dip is by far, the best (non-hummus) veggie dip i’ve ever had! it was less than $5 for this huge tub of it and there’s only 35 calories per 2 tablespoons. not bad!

liz, brad, and i devoured plenty of the dip for lunch with carrots last weekend. 4 days later and it is almost gone! now the only thing i’m regretting is only getting one tub of it.


today is going to be a busy one! brad and i have to go apply for our marriage license this afternoon (23 days to go!). then, we’re going out to a fancy dinner at samba to celebrate our 3-year dating anniversary. our anniversary is really tomorrow, but tonight just works out so much better for us to go out.


are you a sucker for new things?

or fun packaging?

someone please tell me you’ve eaten lunch of costco samples before too?

About sarah

hi, i'm sarah. i'm a graduate student, dog lover, newlywed, blogger, aspiring baker/cook, and a veggie lover. :)
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9 Responses to try new things

  1. Mellissa says:

    The bandit wine is actually pretty good! Not the best thing ever but very drinkable and affordable.

  2. Kelly says:

    I am definitely a sucker for things in fun packages! Although I’m not always excited about trying new things, I can definitely see myself checking out that wine. The kefir though, not so much….at least not yet. 😉

  3. i was JUST looking at that dip at costco. weird.

  4. Mm that onion dip sounds tasty!!

    Happy 3 year anniversary, girl! Hope you guys have a great time celebrating. 🙂 And hooray for being SO CLOSE to the big day!

  5. Oooohhh girrrrl. I make a meal out of Whole Food samples every time I go! You have to do two laps of the store, but I promise you…it’s lunch! haha. I am totally a sucker for new products. Whenever I go to TJ’s and see something new, I get so excited I have to try it!

  6. I love wine juice boxes. I first saw them in Portugal, and am happy they’re now available in the US 🙂

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