I have a horrible philosophy about foods that I should not eat. For background information, I am diabetic and should not be eating sugar in any form except on special occasions. Yeah, I’m bad about that. I’ve been having a bad time of it, and I know that I tend to eat my troubles away, but self awareness doesn’t equal a solution. All of that to say, Sugarfina has some sugar free candies that I really wanted to try. They also have Caffeinated Gummy Bears! I am a caffeine hound, I drink 2-3 energy drinks a week (of course I work a 13 hour day one day then have to get up about 6am the next to get to work on time) and can often be seen sipping diet mountain dew. I am trying to drink water as well as using Cirkul to add flavor and sometimes caffeine. All of this to say, I placed an order at Sugarfina.
Next week is extended hours week (where the library will be staying open later than usual as well as having snacks and extra tutors to help students through the last week of classes at the community college I work for), so I will be bringing the caffeinated gummy bears in to share with my co-workers and student workers. Since I received my package I tried the sugar free champagne gummies, very yummy, and brought in the three pack that I ordered. It contained Prickly Pear gummies, Chocolate Pearls, and Rose flavored Gummies (part of a Mother’s day promotion). I am very glad that I tried these, the pear gummies have a light flavor but a very gummy (not rubbery) texture to them. The same with the rose gummies, light interesting flavor, good chew, nice finish. I am so glad that I brought the chocolate pearls in to work. I would have the entire container devoured like they were M&Ms.
Am I going to order from Sugarfina again? Probably not unless they greatly expand their sugar free line, of if I hear of an international sweet that I cannot get elsewhere. I am happy with what I received for the money, however this was one instance where I would rather have the experience of trying something new than really messing with my blood sugar on a regular basis.
About crafting, that thing I do when I’m not eating things I shouldn’t? I’m 9 rows from being done with this section of the shawl, and I firmly believe that this is going to be the last section and the size is going to be whatever it turns out. If it is only about 30 inches I’ll tell my sibling that it is a bed accent or a mandala for their wall, I’ll think of something. Should it actually be between 40-60″ wide, yay! I’ll tell them that it is a shawl/lap blanket and they can style it however they want to! Since I will be seeing them two weeks from Tuesday this should turn out fantastic!
Until next time, Remember to Live Life A Little More Abstract!