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I Must Tip My Hat

by Courtney on June 21, 2012

You know, I usually pride myself on being able to (somewhat) withhold urges to binge on crazy-good food.

I can usually abstain from downing a box of cereal in one sitting (90% of the time, my boxes of cereal get stale before I can finish them), shovel handfuls of granola one after the other (although I may be tempted), or eat cookie after cookie once they’re baked. Sure, I enjoy enough (and yes, sometimes a little more than enough) but nothing that I would tend to deem “overboard.”

That was…until these showed up at my door.

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Woah.

This afternoon, I received an unexpected package in the mail from Wild Harvest, who is actually the gold sponsor for this year’s Healthy Living Summit.

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The box had all sorts of their organic goodies, including applesauce, peanut butter, raisins, salsa, black beans, spices, granola, and…animal crackers.

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I seriously couldn’t stop. They aren’t like any other animal cracker I’ve had before; usually I find them to taste more cracker-like with a subtly sweet flavor, but oh no…these things were more like a sweet little butter cookie, which I’m assuming must have some sort of magic potion baked into them.

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I think it’s called the “you can’t stop at just one half a bag.” Winking smile

I must tip my hat to these little fellas…they are one of the first goodies in a LONG time that has caused me to fall victim to the “I’ve started and I can’t stop” fiasco. Well done, Wild Harvest. Well done.

I give ‘em until tomorrow evening…tops.

Thankfully, I didn’t only subsist on animal crackers this afternoon.

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I was starving by the time I got back from my doc appointment earlier, so I quickly put together a little salad duo: a simple salad of spring mix, sugar snap peas, carrots, and grape tomatoes with a serving of cheesy crab and shrimp salad on top.

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No dressing needed…it was great on its own.

Shortly after that salad, I wanted something sweet so I put together a little bowl of fresh strawberries with a wedge of The Laughing Cow cinnamon cream cheese spread.

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This was a great little afternoon snack for the sweet tooth.

Tonight, Jay and I have a softball game, which is most definitely going to be a scorcher…which means that this is probably going to be the first time this season where I’ll have to actually wash my uniform shirt. Is that gross? Ahh, oh well.

Last but not least, I’ll bet that you guys are probably waiting for some giveaway winners, huh? Winking smile

Thanks so much to everyone who entered the Sparkling ICE giveaway! Our (5) lucky winners are…

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  • #284 – Lyn
  • #194 – Caroline
  • #38 – Taylor
  • #434 – Livinthegreenlife21
  • #84 – Meg

Congratulations! Please email me at sweettoothcourtney[@]gmail[.]com with your shipping info so we can get you set up with your cases of Sparkling ICE, and be ready to pick a flavor of your choices!

Time to go play some softball! Oh, and attempt to work off some of those extra animal crackers…

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1 Kristen @ notsodomesticated June 21, 2012 at 7:15 pm

Haha you are so funny!! Even though I have a major sweet tooth, I have found that certain types of chips are difficult for me to stop eating. Like Doritos, for example. I swear, those things have crack baked in them! ;)
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2 Angela @ Sleep and Repeat June 21, 2012 at 7:16 pm

I just got home to find the same package on my doorstep!!! Can’t wait to open it and dig into those animal crackers :D
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3 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles June 21, 2012 at 7:26 pm

I totally know what you’re talking about—- having animal crackers on hand is one of the biggest perks of being a lower elementary school teacher- gosh I miss kindergarten! HA ;) ……PS- they are delicious as a topping on a smoothie or a few mixed in! Mmmmm!
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4 Courtney June 21, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Oh geeez, don’t tell me that! Haha :)

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5 Taylor @ A Taste of Taylor June 21, 2012 at 7:34 pm

I love animal crackers… I’m definitely going to have to try this brand! What a fun surprise package, it looks like there were lots of yummies! Btw, would you mind sharing some wisdom about this said self-control? I’d love to know how the heck you could possibly resist all of the goodies you bake!
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6 Courtney June 21, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Eeek. I wish I did have some sort of wisdom…I honestly don’t know. I guess I’m more of a hoarder with my goodies, lol? ;)

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7 Alyssa @ Fit and Fun in Third June 21, 2012 at 7:36 pm

Good luck in the heat tonight during your softball game!! And I’m obsessed with regular animal crackers, so I can only imagine what I would be like with those puppies!
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8 Sarah June 21, 2012 at 7:46 pm

Oh gosh I love animal crackers so those would be so dangerous around me!

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9 Lauren June 21, 2012 at 8:20 pm

I recently discovered the strawberry and LC cinnamon cream cheese combo. So good!

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10 Ellie@Fit for the Soul June 21, 2012 at 8:26 pm

omgness what a genius idea!!! Laughing cow cheese with fruit! I must tip my hat off to YOU, misssy! And I think I pride myself in not going “overboard” with things too, but once in a great while there’s that mean culprit. :P
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11 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey June 21, 2012 at 8:30 pm

I love Wild Harvest! They carry those products at my local Jewel Osco!
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12 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More June 21, 2012 at 9:35 pm

I love animal crackers but these sound like something I would love even more! I’m definitely going to have to get my hands on some…. ;)
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13 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats June 21, 2012 at 9:45 pm

I literally screeched with joy when I opened my package! I had no idea what it was and couldn’t believe it!
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14 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake June 21, 2012 at 9:53 pm

I haven’t had animal crackers in a long time & these sound delicious!
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15 Kailey June 21, 2012 at 9:56 pm

animals remind me of my (very) young days!! I remember eating the ones that came in the box! haha these sound like they are really good if they are more on the buttery side. Can’t wait to hear how you like the peanut butter!
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16 Haley @ Housegirl Haley June 21, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Haha! The one thing that gets me every time is Cadbury mini eggs. I used to only have to worry about those around Easter, but now there is a Christmastime version too! Once I start on those the bag is lucky to last through the next day.
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17 Angela @ Health, Happiness, & Harmony June 21, 2012 at 10:13 pm

I just got mine this afternoon! After reading this and seeing your Instagram pic before, I’m SO excited to dig in!
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18 Olivia June 21, 2012 at 10:20 pm

What I would give to get a box of food like that sent to my doorstep!

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19 Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction June 21, 2012 at 11:14 pm

That’s awesome! I can’t wait to get mine in the mail :) wooo!
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20 Suzanne @ Fit Minded Mom June 22, 2012 at 12:12 am

I don’t think I have ever seen that brand in my stores and it is probably a good thing if they are that hard to stay away from!!! Sadly, I cannot pride myself on staying away from baked goods. I have to be SOOOOO careful about having that stuff in the house because I will shovel it in…..as long as it is awesome tasting!

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21 Khushboo Thadani June 22, 2012 at 12:46 am

I have a friend who dips animal crackers into Nutella…she’s a genius! :)
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22 Mary Stuart June 22, 2012 at 6:47 am

Oh, your package is really awesome. You received a lot of foods and goodies and it seems you are enjoying eating them all. I love to receive package as well. Hope this year I could receive many packages. HEHEHEHEH
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23 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope June 22, 2012 at 8:19 am

Wow! That package is awesome! :) The animal crackers sound delicious.
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24 Jaren@Kiwi Fit Blog June 22, 2012 at 10:45 am

I was crazy addicted to animal crackers as a kid! I’ll have to find those and try them!
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25 Sabrina @Work It Ms Jackson June 22, 2012 at 10:57 am

What a great unexpected surprise!

You know, I keep hearing about this cinnamon cream cheese by Laughing Cow and I have looked at Kroger many times, along with Publix several times, and they don’t have it. :( I’m bummed. I’m going to try Walmart this weekend and maybe Food Lion but the likelihood of Food Lion having it is small. Any ideas where might sell this?
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26 Jen Correa @ Mom's Gotta Run June 22, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Oh my god. Those crackers were the best. I didn’t even want to share them with my kids!
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27 CJ @ http://healthy-happy-whole.com July 2, 2012 at 7:10 pm

ohhhh i love the laughing cow cream cheese on crackers and things but i have never paired them soley with fruit! what a fabulous idea :-)
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28 Catherine @ Rabbit Food For My Bunny Teeth July 2, 2012 at 7:18 pm

I love how the animal crackers are already opened in the photo of your package! I’m totally guilty of snacking away and forgetting to take pictures of samples hahaha I NEED to try these, they sound delish! xo
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