I spent the morning on the phone! Never fun, but I made a lot of progress with a few things that have been on the burner for a while now.
1) Kitchen Aid Customer Service rocks (and they have cute southern accents!) ;)
They are sending me a brand new blender even though I don’t have the receipt anymore! The only snag is I have to send back my broken blender, so I will be out of a blender for 10-14 days. I almost had a heart attack! I might use this as an excuse to buy a juicer with one of our wedding gift cards and do 2 weeks of juicing for fun! :) That would be fun to blog about.
I also broke my Kitchen Aid Food Processor the first time I used it (in June!). Don’t ask! bahahaha. I was trying to puree dates and let’s just say the inner spindle thing melted! I finally got around to finding the receipt today. I had to fax it to KA and they will be sending me a shipping label so I can mail it back to them, and then they will be sending me a new one.
So hopefully within a few weeks, I will have some new machines. Hopefully they don’t break again! I’m cursed! lol
2) I contacted Vita-Mix
I pitched an idea for Vita-Mix for the Green Monster Movement. I told them that I’d love if they could offer their mixers at a discounted rate to readers. They are so expensive and I know I can’t afford one, so hopefully they are willing to give a huge price cut. I’m talking HUGE price cut here. We’ll see if they bite. I guess it depends if they want to be affiliated with the GMM or not. Time will tell!
My Packaging contact and I had a lengthy discussion about packaging for my Glo Bars. He told me all about the printing process and how I would have to purchase approx. 32 plates for printing. There is so much involved in it, but I think I have a good understanding now. I told him that I have 15 flavours now (and growing!) so I need a way to colour differentiate each flavour (sort of how Larabar does, but I don’t want the package to be opaque).
We discussed the Biofilm, which is completely biodegradable packaging. I don’t know about you, but if my bars could be in environmentally friendly packaging I would be over the moon excited. As you know it is my dream to have a biodegradable package. He said the only problem with biofilm is that the shelf life is reduced (typically around 6 months) and it can’t be in direct sunlight or the cellophane will dry out. Not a huge issue at this point though. He is sending me a bunch of samples to review, so I will of course be blogging all about it!
The other day, I tried out a couple new Glo Bar flavours.
1) Peanut Butter and Jelly
Two words: It Bombed
The jelly made it way too sticky and the bars fell apart. I am now using it as a topper for my cereal. :D
Onward and upward!
This first attempt wasn’t bad, but it isn’t the final one yet. I have a cool idea that I will be trying out today.
Thanks for all your help with suggesting names for the bars on Twitter! I will be doing a poll shortly.
Lunch was delicious and easy and satisfied my wrap addict self!
- High pro + high Fibre pita
- 1 Money’s Veggie Burger
- 1/2 avocado
- Kraft Light Balsamic
- Orange pepper
Still going strong!
Well folks, back to it.
I’m going to hit the treadmill in a bit. It is STILL raining outside. Grrr. The good news is, the rest of the week’s weather is supposed to be fabulous!
What are your biggest pet peeves when working out at the gym?
Mine were always:
- Gross hair in the change room
- People who didn’t clean off their machine
- Grunting muscle men
- People changing the TV that I was watching (without asking)