Random Thought- Pure Coconut Water and Dark Chocolate Caramel Bar With Black Sea Salt!

Last time I was in the states, I did a post called “Random Thought- Spray Cheese and Canned Gumbo?!” and a lot of people seemed to like it
because it showcased a few quirky and interesting products that are sold in the
US but not necessarily in Canada.


This time around, I found a bunch of neat items that are
kind of interesting at Walmart and Trader Joe’s. For those of you who don’t
know, Trader Joe’s is kind of like a Whole Foods type of supermarket where they
specialize in selling organic and healthy products.

First off is Zico and
it is essentially pure coconut water sold in a bottle. I read from somewhere
that coconut water is really good for your health so I bought this bottle for
about $3.75 at Trader Joe’s. The taste is really interesting and it is literally
the juice you get if you crack open a young coconut. It’s super hydrating
and refreshing so it is perfect for the upcoming summer season.

As you may know, I am an absolute lover of brie. And wild
mushrooms. So when I saw this
Brie with
Wild (Porcini and Chanterelle) Mushrooms
, I yelped in excitement and put
this in my shopping cart right away. Unfortunately, the exotic mushroom taste
was not as prominent as I would have liked so if you are looking for some
really mushroom-y cheese, this one is not it. I didn’t actually mind too much
though because it still tasted really good.

Apparently Trader Joe’s has a collection of chocolate bars
and I quickly snagged this one when I saw that it was only
$1.99 and called Dark
Chocolate Bar with Caramel and Black Sea Salt.
Just the name itself commands attention. If you ever go to Trader Joe’s….
GET THIS. This was so delicious!!! This 70% dark chocolate bar had a thin gooey
layer of caramel in the middle and black sea salt scattered throughout the bar.
God, I wish I bought more! :’(

Calling Nutella fanatics! Now you can have them on the go!
These are so convenient and indulgent that I’m kind of glad they don’t sell them
here in Canada or else I’d be in trouble. Big fat (literally) trouble.

Smoked Oysters aren’t
actually that cool or interesting, but it was my first time trying it and I don’t
know too many people who eat smoked oysters so this might be interesting for
some people.

For about $1.50,
you get about 20 little oysters packed in a tightly sealed container.
These oysters have a really cool smokey flavour to them and are absolutely
great when paired with a cracker or something as an appy.

Rae and I ate the oysters with pita crackers and a slice of
cucumber. The oysters are actually even better with avocado instead of cucumber
but we just didn’t have any on hand. I definitely encourage people who have
never tried smoked oysters to give it a try! 

Hope you enjoyed this super casual random thought from the states! 😀

Happy Eating!


3 thoughts on “Random Thought- Pure Coconut Water and Dark Chocolate Caramel Bar With Black Sea Salt!

  • April 11, 2012 at 5:11 am
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    IM so jealous!!! I really want to go do some grocery shopping at trader joes!!! =( BUT btw, the zicco water. amazing. I love it!! but I actually found mine on sale last week at superstore for a buck something. Refer to my post 😉

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  • April 11, 2012 at 6:12 pm
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    it actually wasn't as crazy awesome as I thought though so don't go to Trader Joe's with too high expectations!

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  • April 12, 2012 at 5:49 am
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    Really? I heard they are crazy cheap. My gf went there and bought gourmet cheese for like 2 bucks!

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