Boost Your Beverage Experience!

April 24, 2013 15:18 by rob

Chances are (about one in sixty-two hundred if my sub-par math skills are at all accurate) you haven’t heard of, let alone tasted, the delicious citrus cola, Boost! It's loved and well known in a particular, small area of South Jersey. The same small area that loves panzarottis and part of that slightly larger area that loved Tastycakes long before Hostess got caught with their hand in the Twinkie jar.


Chances are (1 in 1, these calculations are definitely correct) that you are missing out! Take it from a born and raised, moved away and returned, South Jersey native: the Pepsi challenge is like quite a few big face-offs; only two options are offered and neither are all that great or all that different.

Enter Boost! A drink with a 100 year legacy, originally crafted by a pharmacist from Riverside, NJ. This citrus cola, yes made from citrus with a cola taste, has a taste reminiscent of flat cola but in the tastiest of ways, and has all the caffeine you could want in an icy pick-up!


I’ve been drinking Boost! since I upgraded from a bottle to a sippy-cup (caffeine free of course, my parents aren’t crazy), when it was only available in giant glass jugs of concentrated syrup (something that me, my siblings, and our cousins definitely didn’t dare each other to take straight shots of) and now you can get it as a slushie!

Around here, I can pop into just about any deli or convenience store and pick one up whenever I want. Now you can have one too, no matter how far you are from Riverside! Make your own slushie or just a glass of iced Boost! cola, whenever you want with a 64oz jug that comes with a pump top for easy dispensing!


What are you waiting for? Take a Boost!


Sorry, we don’t ship panzarottis.


… There really aren’t any to spare *chomp* anyway.

Crispy Chewy Vegan Oatmeal Cookies

December 6, 2012 11:14 by kelly

3 cups rolled oats (not quick oats)
1 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup white whole wheat flour

3/4 cup vegan margarine (I like Earth Balance organic), melted

1/4 cup corn starch
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup boiling water
1 tsp baking soda

In a large bowl, combine all but the last two ingredients. In a smaller bowl combine the baking soda & water, then add to the rest of the ingredients, stir well. Cover & put in the freezer for 1/2 - 1 hour (until dough is stiff). Preheat your oven to 375F & cover a cookie sheet or two with parchment paper. Spoon out frozen dough into small balls and press down slightly - cookies will flatten quite a bit while cooking. Bake for ~10 minutes until flattened & lightly browned. As they cool, they will flatten a bit more. Edges will be crispy and the center is soft - perfection! (makes 3 - 4 doz cookies, depending on size)

Serve with your favorite cup of tea and enjoy! 

Craving a Snack... or a Puzzle!

November 13, 2012 11:33 by kelly

A puzzle or a snack? At it is possible to have both! 

For when you like your roast beef with your chocolate:

Snack Stack - 500pc Jigsaw Puzzle by Springbok


Or, if you prefer mac & cheese (cooked or uncooked, your choice - it's double-sided!).

Two Sided Macaroni & Cheese - 108pc Jigsaw Puzzle


Perhaps your tastes are a bit more refined; instead of mac you prefer wine with your cheese:

French Flavors - 1,500pc Jigsaw Puzzle by Castorland


Or... you could always skip the cheese altogether:

Wine Gallery - 1,000pc Jigsaw Puzzle by Piatnik


And finally, my personal favorite. (What can I say? I'm a vegan!)

Colorful Fruit - 500pc Jigsaw Puzzle by Springbok


Bon Appétit!