Join Me For Another 10 Weeks! This is the first week of ten weeks starting October 22, 2012

Hi folks! I'm at it again. I'm going for another 20 pound loss in ten weeks. I've recently had another baby, a little girl, she is now five months old and I'm ready to drop some weight.

Monday, October 12, 2009

A Blindfolded Bomb Pop Taste Test

Day 22 of six weeks

Weight today: gained one pound

Total lost: 3 pounds in 3 weeks

1/2 cup of oatmeal:150
with 1 tsp of sugar:15
and cinnamon:0
1 tbl of powder creamer with coffee:30
with sweet-n-low:0

2 oz of chicken breast: 70
1/3 cup of brown rice: 50
1 tsp of Smart Balance light butter:15
4 oz red delicious apple:64
running total: 394

2 large eggs:140
1 lefse:30
1/2 cup of fat free cottage cheese:80
3 oz of sliced strawberries: 27
with 1 tsp of sugar:15
1 Ritz cracker:16
1 tbl of creamer with coffee:30
with sweet-n-low:0
running total:732

3 oz of chicken breast:105
1/2 cup of brown rice:85
1 tsp of Smart Balance Light butter:15
1 Dorito chip;16
1 Ritz cracker:16
3/4 cup of Kix cereal
with 1/2 cup of 1% milk:55
running total: 1,098

3 oz of chicken breast:105
1/2 cup of brown rice:85
with 1 tsp of Smart Balance light butter:15
1 tbl of powder creamer with coffee:30
with sweet-n-low:0
1 Schwan's Bomb Pop:45
total: 280
running total:1,378

Today's challenge: Already got my run in at 6 a.m., hopefully not feeling too tired to do my leg work-out later today.

Planned fitness: 4-mile run, 60 minute leg work-out, my abdominal routine once.

Note on picture: The Bomb pop face-off happened last night.

Note on weight gain: I know you guys told me how bad that monkey was for me, but....I took him back. He was begging and pleading and even started crying. I'm such a softy. Don't worry, I'll kick him out. It's only for a couple days. Gosh, I hate these co-dependent relationships.

A Blindfolded Bomb Pop Taste Test

Hi, everyone.

Well, the moment you've all been waiting for has almost arrived. The bomb pop face-off.

Which tastes better, is it Blue Bunny my all-time favorite ice cream company or is it Schwan's the ice cream company that has bomb pops as it's number one selling frozen treat?

I've been eating both bomb pops for the past two weeks and like them both. They are both similar in taste texture. In fact, they both taste great. But only one can taste the greatest.

So, last night, without further adieu, I got myself blindfolded, with a blindfold that matched the bomb pops no less, and let our daughter snap some pictures.

Before I began, I was pretty sure I'd be able to tell which bomb pop was which. I was actually sorely mistaken in that area. I could not tell which bomb pop I was eating.

In fact, I felt a little in limbo out there. Both bomb pops seemed to weigh the same in my hands. I would take a bite of one and think, wow, I love this texture, this must be the Schwan's bomb pop, and then I'd take a bite of the other, and the texture would rival it or taste perhaps even better.

I think I was getting a little confused even because the texture of both were so great. Just to explain, the texture in a bomb pop refers to the cream-a-bility and how it melts in your mouth after you take a bite. Both were amazing.

As I was getting to the end, I finally decided to pay attention to the flavor. There are three flavors. Cherry, vanilla and blue raspberry.

My reason for finally choosing the winning bomb pop was based on the taste of the flavors. The winner's flavors "popped". It totally tasted like blue raspberry, while the losing bomb pop had a much milder taste. In fact, I couldn't tell that it was blue raspberry at all.

So, who's the winner?

That answer....tomorrow.


  1. LOL ... I'm not sure where my mind went here but obviously it wasn't on Bomb pops, per se.
    Now THIS is food porn... with fetish FX no less. :D

    p.s. those of us who are starving think of food the most. :)

    Can't wait to hear which one won. We don't have either brand here in Canada. :(
    Love how everything is all matchy matchy! Even your shirt.

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  2. Oh what a tease! I saw the title of this in my reader and came running, well not running, but clicking away. My money is on the Bunny, but then again I have never had Schwans. Can't wait!

    And let me just give you some props on the 6am run. Way to do it to it!

  3. Oh and not to be a comment hog, but get that darn monkey the heck out of here.

  4. Oh, that is not fair! I can't believe you wouldn't fess up.

    Who took the pictures for you?

  5. hahaha. i love how this has become a mini-series. next thing you know they'll be whisking you off to hollywood for a movie remake like julie & julia. ;)