Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Coffee to go...



If you are a coffee lover in any way, you will understand my happiness with the production staff of this new product...Caribou Coffee Granola Bars. Sometimes I think that Teagan is up in Heaven in charge of new products like this one. Caribou Coffee is a Minnesota based- growing- national coffee shop. They specialize in pretty much the same stuff as Starbucks, only with an up-North, cabin-like feel to their shops. I think it was actually a trip to Alaska where some masterminds were hunting Caribou and instead they stumbled upon some good coffee. Yeah. That sounds like something that would make a group of men say, "Hey...we could market and sell high-end coffee with this stuff."
Anyway, Teagan loved Caribou Coffee...mostly the kid's flavored 'Hot Moo drinks', but also the Caramel Cooler. It's only fitting that Brock has picked up on one of her loves in life- better the love of coffee than her obsession for Barbie Dolls. =)
So, when I spied these on the shelf at our local grocery a couple of weeks ago, both Brock and I got a thrill. Right there in about aisle 8. I don't think the people behind these snacks have any idea how much simple joy they brought to our home that day. ANd the next, and the next. All of my kids love these. Six bars in a box doesn't last long around here. They smell as good as they taste...plus we get a BoxTop to save for our school. Bonus!
I know Teagan probably has more exciting things to do than design products and goods that make me think of her or bring back fond memories. But it's fun to think she could be in on inspiring minds with ideas. I have no idea what angels do all day. Still it's fun to dream.
To all you coffee lovers out there, I highly recommend this new product. To my family, friends and fans in Minnesota, this makes me miss you all a little bit more. Okay. Maybe I just miss a tall Turtle Mocha, skinny- extra hot...but either way, consider yourselves thought of today. =)

10 comments:

Steph said...

I hadn't seen these yet, but I'm sure they're on a shelf near me. As you know, I have another young coffee fanatic at my house:)
Thanks for the tip!

Cris said...

I'm sure they smell awesome. Unfortunately I am not a coffee drinker because I don't really care for the aftertaste they leave in my mouth, but the smell of coffee is one of my absolute favorites, hands down!!!

Enjoy the new coffee bars. And I am sure Teagan is looking down and smiling while still enjoying some of her fav's too. After all...it is heaven right? :)

Sheila said...

Jody - I love your blog, and I am so happy that obviously you are addicted to blogging as I am - I just started, but post most days, even if NOBODY looks at it :) You have made me laugh, cry, hug my kids & husband just a little bit tighter and longer, and strive to serve my LORD each day that HE blesses me and my family with here on this earth! :) Thanks for using your loss to reach others - surely Teagan and GOD are looking down and smiling on you and your family :)

Anonymous said...

Are these in the grocery stores...or do you have to go to a Caribou Coffee shop to find them?

renee said...

LOVE Caribou - my boys were raised on it also :)
Just spotted a Caribou in the Detroit airport - it was a beautiful thing...

erin yamabe said...

we don't have those caribou bars out here (cali), unless they are hiding! congratulations on your position as one of the finalists for soy! i was introduced to you and your blog from kristin y. and i just read about you on carrie's blog. thanks for sharing all you do. it is quite inspiring. and i love that you are a good christian! i need those strong christians around me to help me grow in my walk.

blessings,
erin

shawnna said...

YUMMO -- i wonder if we have them WAY DOWN HERE -- ???? i will check the store --

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to try these! I have a trip to Target planned for this w/e, Yeah! We (Sarah & I) love the pics of Brock, by the way.
I ,too think that Bella's picture is way cooler than letting some stranger take one. (RE: yesterday's post!) Give your family hugs from Gaylord.
Tami in GAYLORD (not to be confused with Tammy in Michigan):)

Katrina said...

Did you know that Caribou Coffee has lip balm, too? It's mint flavored, not coffee, so that you can help counter "coffee breath." We've worked with them for several years - great group of folks!

Britt said...

Oh, I am soo addicted to these! Strong taste, but yummy. I haven't let my girls have one yet. That would mean I have to share?!! LOL