Bold brand with an awesome mission. Some supply chains are awful, but most people just have no idea. Creating something that's tasty and fun while making it easy to participate in something better is a hard combo. Kudos from a fellow Verlinvest portfolio company (WGAC)!
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
I've been in Columbus, for the last decade, and it's been pretty fun to see the growth of Jeni's coming from its relatively humble origins to the distribution it has today. You can't help but notice the quality no matter which flavor you try. From classic flavors to whacky seasonal ones, there's a certain approachable and elevated nature to its recipes. At a first glance it comes across a little pricey, but compared to others at the top end of the range, it still manages to stand out.
The definition of cereal inherently comes from grains or grasses so the concept of a 'grain-free cereal' is a bit too incompatible for my taste. What's next, a 'plastic-free plastic'? Oh wait, brands already market this way.. When your first ingredient is a 'milk protein blend' and 'sweetener blend', one might question the onslaught of buzzy health claims. Even if we ignore the unashamed marketing for a moment, this product just doesn't do what it sets out to do and tastes like a chemistry lab that robbed you. If you really want to eat healthy, save your wallet from this bastardized version of processed childhood cravings for something real/whole-food based.
Muji vs ikea? Muji 90% percent of the time. Awesome value, thoughtful designs, and classic aesthetics that tend to stick around for longer than one would expect. Essentials you don't have to outgrow.
Fun fragrances to try! Randomly threw in a car air freshener, and it really is no comparison to the convenient store versions and car wash handouts you typically experience. It's a nice touch and have gotten a few compliments on it so far.
The fabric developments though. Few things are as reliable, versatile, and durable in the wardrobe as some Lulu pieces. Styles on the mens side can sometimes be unflattering and oddly colored especially in tops, but when you find something you really like, it's always worth the investment.
Always excited to try something new or receive a gift from Aesop. Love their use of fragrance with an expressive, nature forward, and complex, but not overly perfume-y and satiating pov.
Tried the cornflake chocolate chip marshmallow cookies from Whole Foods recently and have also been to the retail shops in NYC in recent years as well. Love the fun quirky vibe of the flavors and story of the brand, but these packaged cookies had a heavy handed commercial blandness that felt a bit cheap.
Solid products all around, but sometimes value is beat out by something else on the shelf. Especially love cheeseballs!
I'm in the camp that drinks bubbles on the daily. A lot of the flavored sparkling waters have an odd aftertaste or have a very manufactured flavor to me, which I don't get from these since they use splash of real fruit juice. My fav is the grapefruit.
I find the stronger and/or tart flavors to be more successful than the juices you could normally drink like pineapple which come off as watered down in the can.