Monday, August 08, 2016

A Hard Cider and an Ale...

I haven't had any alcohol in many months, so long that I only remember having Redd's Wicked Apple Ale. I had to google that with my name and found a pic I uploaded to flickr mid-November of last year, lol.

This time I went with Original Sin Premium Hard Cider and a single can of Arrogant Bastard Ale, which turned out to be almost a month past the 'ENJOY BY' date on the bottom of the can.  Both of those purchased at the local Eagle's Landing Bottle Shoppe.

The hard cider was just okay, I've had other brands I liked better.  The ale was fairly bitter, especially after drinking four bottles of the sweet hard cider.  I don't know if it being past date had anything to do with that though.  I think I'd pass on both of these in the future and try something else new...

Saturday, July 30, 2016


While browsing the frozen aisles at wallyworld, I found a new pizza to try, made by the SASQUATCH Pizza Co..

I figured I'd at least try it before passing judgement, although I'm guessing it's mostly a whole lot of bread, like the Little Caesars offerings, lol.

I've gotten to where I don't really like the taste of the frozen pizza varieties that are out there, but it's still so much cheaper than carryout or delivery, so that's what I've limited myself to with my budget.  Papa Johns has been my favorite for a long time, although I've not ordered from them in the last three or four months...

Purchase price was $7.98, and at 51+ ounces, comparably comes out to a couple of cents per ounce less than a DiGiorno Supreme Rising Crust pizza (15.6 cents per oz versus 17.6 cents per oz at Walmart).

*And after heating and eating the pizza, I actually like it.  Better than DiGiorno's 'supreme' offering anyway.  I did add some more pepperoni slices to the pizza, covering some of the top where they could have used more than what they provided, but otherwise didn't add anymore cheese or jalapenos like I sometimes do with other frozen varieties.  So, I would buy it again, but maybe try a different version, Mega Meat or Pepperoni...

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Tobacco user freebies...

I received this wall mountable bottle opener in the mail as a freebie from Copenhagen Tobacco, a giveaway qualified for by making multiple visits to the site on different days, last month.

No screws were provided, but not a big deal since I'm sure I probably have some out in the garage somewhere.

Also came with instructions for making your own magnetic bottle cap catcher, for the DIY crowd.

Cigarette and smokeless tobacco companies occasionally give away items and have contests/sweepstakes fairly often, you just have to be a tobacco user and sign up/join their respective brand websites.  Some also will mail out coupons to save a dollar or two on a pack of smokes or a tin of snuff/dip.

As the number of folks using tobacco continues to decline, the companies are doing what they can to hold on to the customers they still have.  Health implications and second hand smoke issues are understood, so I have no problem with folks that want to use tobacco or those that don't want to be around it.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Star Trek and Blue Bell Cookie Two Step Ice Cream

I saw the new Star Trek movie this morning, using a certificate for a couple of free passes(had to use both at the same time), and since I went alone, I gave the spare ticket to the gentleman that was in line behind me.

I thought the movie was ok, not great, not terrible, I was entertained.

I stopped by Walgreens on the way home because they have Blue Bell Ice Cream on sale this week, $4.99 for a 1/2 gallon, instead of the regular $7+ price that I just won't pay.  I found a new flavor to try, Cookie Two Step, and found it to be pretty good, not a replacement for my favortite 'Homemade Vanilla' flavor though.

It's vanilla ice cream with chocolate cream cookie pieces and chocolate chip cookie dough, worth a try if available in your area.

And in today's mail, a three pack of barbecue sauces to try, Causey's BBQ Sauce , Original, Hot, and Sweet' N Smoky.This was a freebie from Red Seal Tobacco. 

If you're a tobacco user, the cigarette, cigar, chew/dip companies occasionally have giveaways/freebies/sweepstakes and such to keep their customers coming back for more... ;)