What Are Your Taste Buds Hungry For? {Please, Say Chocolate!}

Gummi Sharks, Candy Legos, Chocolate Rocks, Peach Rings

Congested Sinuses? Head Throbbing? Nose Running? 

Try Breathe Essential Oil. Ask for more details.
What’s on your mind right now? Or rather, a better question is, since we’re always talking about food, what are your taste buds hungry for?


Now this isn’t a test, like school, but there are multiple answers. Fortunately all of them are correct.


Here’s what my mind and my taste buds are focused on:


Feeling Sweet? This must be our largest taste bud because we have a whole aisle dedicated to this. But right now I’m thinking about Fudge:  smooth, melts in your mouth, chocolate, peanut butter, comfort food. Try Turtle, Chocolate Peanut Butter or Chocolate. You won’t be disappointed.


Craving Salty? An easy answer is Pretzels – balls, sticks, letters, mini, twists, cinnamon, honey mustard, peanut butter. But that’s not what I’m thinking about today. Nope, today it’s Salty Crunchy Corn Chips with Flax. These little things are addicting. They can give your jaw a workout, but it’s so worth it. I prefer the Plain, but there’s also Smokey Cheddar, too.


Oh, it’s Sour!? The obvious choice in this department is Sour Patch Kids. But let’s try something not so obvious. How about Sour Strawberry Candy Sticks? Or Pink Grapefruit Gummi Bears? A little sweet with some sour. Stop by and see our “Sour Tower” if you want more ideas.

Delicious Deli Deals

This sale runs for two weeks – until June 26th

Roast Beef – normally $8.99 – now $8.49

American – normally $4.89 – now $3.89
Bacon Cheese – normally $5.59 – now $4.59

Salted Chocolate Walnut Brownie Bites

8 servings
Ready in 10 minutes
Here’s a chocolate snack that won’t melt!
  • 8 dates, pitted (soak in hot water for 5 minutes)*
  • 1 cup raisins*
  • 2 cups walnuts*
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder*
  • 1/2-3/4 cup rolled oats*
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract*
  • pinch of sea salt*
  • 1 tablespoon warm date water, as needed


1. In a food processor, combine the soaked dates and raisins and pulse to form a paste. Add the remaining ingredients and blend under a batter is formed. The consistency should be dense but moist. Add water as needed.


2. Roll the batter into golf-ball sized bites. Refrigerate to set. Freeze for up to one month.

A Peek in the Pantry

Classes at The Country Cupboard
Digest good information and good food. You must preregister. Stop in, email or call to sign up. Space is limited.
*Free Summer Essential Oils Webinars
Register at least 1 day in advance by sending an email here.
-Picnics:  Bug Off and Flavor On with Essential Oils
Wednesday, July 11 at 10 and 3
Thursday, July 12 at 7 pm
-Calm and Comfort Your Pet with Essential Oils
Tuesday, August 7 at 7 pm
Wednesday, August 8 at 10 and 3

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s