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Matchabar Fuji apple ginger iced matcha tea: Was feeling sleepy, so I picked up this matcha beverage at The Foodhall en route to The Chapel. This dark green beverage is a mix of green tea, Fuji apple, and ginger. It has a fantastically clean and balanced flavor, where each component is easily identifiable. The ginger leaves a tingly spiced flavor in your throat, as any good ginger beverage should. And it definitely woke me up, but not in a way that made me feel jittery or gave me a headache. Super quality beverage that I would recomm... (read more) 4.5/5.0

4.5 tea matcha iced ginger apple fuji matchabar drinks exceptional
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Ici Lemon ice cream with ginger cookie: Faintly sweet but super rich and creamy lemon ice cream filled with bits of spiced ginger cookie. The cookie pieces were my favorite part and felt very seasonal. The ice cream itself could have been more smooth in texture but was good overall. 3.5/5.0

3.5 cookie ginger cream ice lemon ici berkeley dessert icecream recommended
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Nature’s Path Love Crunch dark chocolate and red berries granola: For those who enjoy “indulgent” granola, this combination of chocolate-flavored granola, dark chocolate bits, and pieces of freeze dried raspberries and strawberries will be a treat. It turns your granola into chocolate milk and is fun to eat out of the bag. I purchased it on sale at Berkeley Bowl and thought it was one of the better granola mixes I’ve had. 3.5/5.0

berkeleybowl organic 3.5 granola berries red chocolate dark crunch love naturespath recommended
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Osem BBQ Bissli: Israeli snack that is similarly shaped to spiral Fritos, but with a darker color, which I think is due to mixed grains. Same crunchy consistency. A fairly neutral bbq flavor - neither too sweet or overly smoky. 3.0/5.0

3.0 bissli bbq osem
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Asha Tea Pineapple Oolong: I’m not a huge fan of pineapple but have exhausted the entire Asha tea seasonal fruit teas and decided to try this one. It was perfectly balanced - just sweet enough without being tart, with a very fragrant oolong tea. It’s no wonder I always bring visitors to this worthy Tea Shop. 4.5/5.0

4.5 oolong pineapple ashatea tea berkeley drinks exceptional
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Little Debbie’s Nutty Buddy: I grew up eating these as a child, so they hold a special place in my heart. But that honestly would not keep me from saying they were horrible if I felt that way tasting them again as an adult. To be honest, I’ve never seen these snack bars in any grocery stores I’ve visited as an adult, so I never had a chance to reassess them until recently, when a coworker brought them to an office celebration. They still come in packs of two, which is pretty excessive as one is certainly enough. But I w... (read more) 3.5/5.0

3.5 buddy nutty littledebbies peanutbutter chocolate recommended