First: Where are the new snacks at?! Seriously, it seems like either this region is a black hole when it comes to new snack releases or I’m just looking in all the wrong places. Does anyone know if a particular store/chain around here is the best source of new/limited edition items compared to the others? I usually try a few supermarkets, Targets, Walmarts, CVSs, Walgreen…lately it’s been miserable.
I mean, I had to get the Vanilla Frosting Combos at a random gas station. That’s pathetic. It took so long to find the last couple of Oreos that by the time I tracked them down I’d already read enough reviews to make it not even worthwhile to get them. That includes the Fruit Punch ones that were ADVERTISED, but not actually IN local Walmarts. Don’t you hate that? The last time I found anything of interest in a timely fashion was the mystery Jacked Doritos that I found the evening before their official launch at the Clifton Park Price Chopper.
Where are the Cheeseburger Goldfish?
Where are the Minion Tic-Tacs?
Where are the Lemon Twist Oreos?
I know S’mores Oreos aren’t out yet, but will they even show up on their launch day that I believe is tomorrow? Of course thanks to advance packages to some bloggers, reviews are already out there on these, so you can judge for yourself if you want to get them.
Second: Where do you want to eat? I’m not going to promise to go and review anywhere that is suggested, but I might. On a selfish note, it might find us some more good places to eat. In particularly I would ask for places in the west part of the Capital District – Albany, eastern Schenectady County…
I’ll tell you up front that places specializing in Italian are probably not going to make the cut, which eliminates a lot of options, especially in Schenectady. Any middle eastern or Greek places we’re missing out on? On our list already that we haven’t tried is Tara Kitchen, although that’s been reviewed a lot already. I’ve also got a review started for Alaturco (go there!). We should try Bel Cibo when she’s able to reopen, too.