street freebies

31 Aug

I think I could start every post with, “one of the reasons I love New York…” so why stop now? Obviously, one of the reasons I love NY is for all the freebies. Free concerts, free hummus, and now free Odwalla bars and natural energy drinks. And of course because it didn’t let me down and float away after this weekend. 😀

Last Saturday morning, on the way to the gym there was some kind of fitness & health festival going on outside. I walked out it with a few Odwalla bars and a Women’s Health mag reusable water bottle. Score!

Nutrition Facts:

Overall – it tasted GOOD, but I think that’s because.. it’s really not that good for you. It doesn’t look like Larabars for a reason. (Okay, can I finally admit I usually don’t enjoy eating LaraBars?) I enjoyed all the chocolate chips, but I don’t think I’d rely on it for protein or as a bar before the gym. It actually reminded me of those Chewy Bars my parents would put in my lunch box, or force me to eat if I needed a snack. Like seriously, Smores..? Why did I not want to eat those back then!?! Regardless, I’m sure I would eat more Odwalla bars.


Next up, being handing a fruit energy on the way to work is not a bad way to start the day. I given the Strawberry-Banana flavor and decided to wait until I got to work to drink it.

Mistake? It kind of tasted like a warm banana. Nutrition Facts:


Overall – I would probably try another. It’s a good change up from the regular tea/coffee routine, although I’m not sure if it is as effective as coffee. The other flavors, crisp apple and pomegranate blueberry sound good, too! I know it has a lot of sugar, but I like to think its all good sugar from fruits. 😉 It’s definitely less sugar than the other energy drinks out there, too!

PS, I finally tried the cupcakes at Magnolia Bakery.

Verdit – Pretty good, but… Overrated? Too much icing? Could have baked it myself? I’m a Crumbs girl… what can I say?! 😉


10 Responses to “street freebies”

  1. Christine August 31, 2011 at 11:23 am #

    <3333333333 free stuff. it doesn't even matter what it is!

  2. foodsweatandbeers August 31, 2011 at 11:31 am #

    LOVE freebies, even just did a post on how I ate fo’ free all last week. But it’s always a bummer when the freebies don’t live up to the hype.

    Even worst when the non-free cupcakes don’t live up to it.

  3. Alyssa @ Life of bLyss August 31, 2011 at 11:52 am #

    UM. i want free stuff. I don’t get any of this in VA Beach! what gives?

  4. Lauren August 31, 2011 at 12:25 pm #

    I cannot turn down free stuff. Even if I don’t need/want it 😛 A warm banana? Yeah, that doesn’t sound so good…

    • cupcake dynamite September 1, 2011 at 4:20 pm #

      BAHAHAHA, the funny this is I’d actually try it again!

  5. Grace August 31, 2011 at 4:52 pm #

    Or you could call it the “one of the reasons everyone who doesn’t live in NYC is jealous…”

  6. Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy September 1, 2011 at 6:35 am #

    I wish we had free stuff like that where I live!

  7. glitzglamgranola September 1, 2011 at 2:40 pm #

    Ohh I loveee free stuff!! That Odwalla bar actually sounds good but I’m sure it’s only slightly less junky than those Quaker ones I used to love. That Jamba drink sounds interesting but I wish they had a stevia version!! And I’m kind of with you on Magnolia… I liked them but they weren’t a must-have for me. My favorite is actually Sprinkles cupcakes in LA!

    • cupcake dynamite September 1, 2011 at 4:19 pm #

      Sprinkles is in NYC now too!! Now I need to get around to trying them!

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