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YUMMY YUMMY IN MA TUMMY!

YUMMY YUMMY IN MA TUMMY!

Recently I was given gifts that my best friend in Italy sent back with a mutual friend who lives her in SF.  She saw him in November….I got the gifts 2 weekends ago….yeah, lovely.

Anyway, one of the gifts was a container of Pocket Coffee.  I couldn’t remember if I had tried it before but wow, it is SO tasty!  It has a  of a syrupy espresso center, then a sugar crystal shell and then the chocolate on the outside (I think I’ve read that 3 = 1 shot of espresso).  It’s made by Ferrero which many of you will probably know Ferrero Rocher (they also make Nutella!) but I’ve never seen Pocket Coffee in the US.  I think it’d be an instant success and now can’t wait to get more.

Do you know of anything similar?  I had read on someone’s blog that Trader Joe’s has something similar but I’ve not seen it.

Who’s tried it?  Any other closet Pocket Coffee lovers out there?

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Opinions, people.  I’ve been given a certificate of recognition from my company which basically allows you to go pick a gift from a website.  There are so many good ones, I’m not sure what to choose.

SO…I’m going to give you my top choices and why I’d want them…and you tell me what you think I should get!  Easy, right?

KitchenAid Artisan Mixer

So some of you may be laughing…I’m not much of a baker or a chef in general, but I’ve cooking a lot more recently and I’d love to have a kitchenaid!  It retails for about $200 and it would be perfect for baking.  I have an electric blender but it’s obviously not as nice as having something like this.

Wine Enthusiast 35 Bottle Wine Refrigerator

Most of you who know me know that I love wine.  My collection has been building up over the past few years and currently sits in a wine rack.  This retails between $300-400 and would be great to have.  The downside is that I’m not sure I have much room to put it in my current apartment.

Wii Nintendo Gaming System Bundle


I don’t have any gaming systems currently and I was just saying it would be fun to get a Wii Fit.  I’m assuming that’s just another add on to this.  Retails around $270.  Downside is again, not a ton of room to play but I could make it work.  I guess the question is would I use it enough to warrant choosing it as the gift.

Bose Headphones w/Nikon Digital Camera


So I have a pair of noise canceling headphones aleady (not Bose) that I hardly use because they’re not very comfortable.  However, my small camera did just break and the only digital camera I now have is quite large and inconvenient for things like concerts, nights out, etc.  Headphones retail around $200, camera is a Nikon Coolpix 8.0 megapixel, 3x zoom.  Retails around $140.  Not sure if it’s worth getting this package when it’s mainly for the camera.


MP3 iPod 32GB iTouch with JVC Speaker Black

Since I don’t have an iPhone, I’d be excited to have the iPod Touch to be able to use many of the applications that you can use on an iPhone (although I have been told the song recognition apps are a no go on the iTouch).  Retails around $300.  The speaker is a portable stereo speaker system that “can fit in your pocket”.  Works with or without batteries and can be used with any unit that has a mini pin headphone jack.

Michael Kors Braided Grommet Shoulder Tote

Okay, this would be a total splurge-y type of gift.  Cute purse, but only comes in this color.  Retails at $500 so it’s one of the more pricier gifts that I’m interested in.  Downside: how long will I use it and how often?  Not sure but it’s cute.

There were a few other gifts I was interested in (hybrid Trek bike, Garmin Nuvi GPS) but these were the ones that stuck out the most to me.

Let me know what you think!

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Fail blog…

I’m amused daily by the crap that goes up on this blog.   If you’ve never seen it, check it out.  Today’s favorite so far;

I need to come up with a good motto for myself…

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