The Almond Gods

God bless the vendor who sent a Christmas package of roasted almonds to the office this morning.  I am in Almond Heaven and the Almond Gods are smiling beatifically upon me today.


The best part of Christmas isn’t the lights or the decorations or the cheer in the air or even spending time with loved ones; it’s the holiday gift baskets from vendors.


Just in time for the holidays, Sophie Rosenblum over at Eating Our Words offers up a hilarious review of the new Jones Soda line of Hanukkah-inspired beverages:

“There could be some vomiting involved. Potato soda has to be disgusting,” a friend of mine warned. He wasn’t far off. The moment I undid the cap, the smell of starch filled my nostrils. The oil-colored liquid was salty at first (no surprises there, since the bottle contains a whopping 240 mg of sodium) with an aftertaste that – suffice to say – came closest to latke grease.

You can read the entire review here.  And be sure to pick up your own holiday pack of Jones Soda before they’re all gone.