Slim-Fast product recall

So, the FDA’s announced that the makers of Slim-Fast have voluntarily recalled 10 million cans of their ready-to-drink meal replacements. Why? Because “they may contain Bacillus cereus, a micro-organism, which may cause diarrhea and possibly nausea and/or vomiting”.

Wait a minute…

Slim-Fast product recall

Has something changed? Won’t diarrhea and vomiting accomplish the same thing as Slim Fast, that is, hastening weight loss through shedding primarily water weight and acting as an appetite suppressant? And all in a decidedly unhealthy manner?

Just sayin’.

Rain man

I’m holed up on the couch, listening to the rain and trying to get myself motivated. Today requires an errand in Columbus, and I just don’t feel like driving in the rain. I don’t feel like going out, period. Once I’m showered and out the door, I’ll probably feel better. Right now, though, I want to curl up and sleep. Guess that’s my cue to get moving, eh?

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Warm temps…Making lots of cooler mix!

In the winter, we sell many hot drinks, but as temps climb in the spring, we segue over to cold drinks like smoothies, Caribou Coolers and Snowdrifts. The Cooler mix is a powdered mix containing white cocoa powder, powdered skim milk, sugar, vanilla and various other ingredients. We brew our Caribou Blend coffee and mix the powder into it. This mix is then blended with ice and our various flavor syrups to make the coolers. They are sooo good.

cariboublend.jpgLike with everything else, they’re good in moderation. The small coffee cooler (no added syrups) has 220 calories and 4 grams of fat. The small caramel cooler, on the other hand, has 490 calories and 15 grams of fat. The extra calories and fat come from the addition of caramel syrup, whipped cream, and caramel drizzle. It can be made with sugar-free caramel syrup and no whipped cream or drizzle, through, so there are ways to make slimmer choices.