… aka an excuse for vendors to pawn off pounds of bars on unsuspecting compulsive free foodists.
After work yesterday, I met Kate and Gina for this event:
The “Wellness Retreat” was being held in the old Virgin Megastore … which looked very sad stripped of its rows and rows of merchandise. The demos and random orange carpet strips didn’t do much to help the ambience:
Kate, Gina, and I only stopped in briefly as a way to kill time between work and our next event, so we did not partake in the strip-dancing class (but the event is going all weekend long, so you never know what might happen …).
We did, however, find time for a million free samples.
Plus a random plate of parmesan-crusted basa fillet with whole wheat couscous from nu-kitchen, a diet food delivery system in NYC:
This was not very good at all, and the couscous was the plainest thing I’ve ever tasted. Gina and I ate our fish pieces, and I packed our couscous into my leftover lunch containers to take home where it could be salvaged!
Once we had seen all we needed to see at Vitaljuice (which just reminds me too much of Beetlejuice), the girls and I crossed the street over to Whole Foods to try our sample luck. We came upon blackened swordfish, parmesan-artichoke dip, and spinach-artichoke dip:
At that point, I got busted for taking pictures in the store. There were more samples, but I can’t remember them! Oh well, less free advertising for WF — their loss. Sufficiently “appetized” for the evening, we headed out for the evening’s main course.
To be continued …
What is your favorite thing to do with an energy/health food bar? Do you eat them straight, crumble them on yogurt, bake them into treats, let them collect dust in your cabinet until an emergency (usually what I end up doing …)?