ANNOUNCEMENT: I’m Taking a Vacation

Hi there!

I’m taking a short break.

No, I’m not doing so to reassess my life because I’ve realized the food we’re reviewing is bad for everyone. I just need a little vacation. So there will be no posts this week, but they will be popping up again on Monday, November 3rd.

I apologize if this might mess with your procrastination ritual at work or school, but if you need a little TIB in your life, you can go through almost all of our past reviews using the “Reviews” menu at the top of the page. I said “almost” because I haven’t finished listing all of the 2013 reviews, which is really something I should do since I now have a little free time.

See you in a few days!

The Impulsive Buy

ANNOUNCEMENT: The Nosh Show #41 Lick a Tree

In this episode, Ryan, Dubba, Eric, and I talk about Red Velvet Oreo Cookies, Taco Bell’s Sriracha Menu, Sara Lee Gingerbread Pound Cake, Lay’s Do Us a Flavor winner, and much more. We also hold a Halloween candy draft. Links to the products we talk about are available at

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After listening, vote below to determine who drafted the BEST Halloween candy collection!

Thanks for listening!

ANNOUNCEMENT: Introducing Candyology 101

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Um, so, I started another podcast, and it’s a candy podcast, called Candyology 101.

Well, it’s not just me. There’s also Cybele from Candy Blog, Lauren from Candy Bar Reviews, and Maria from Sometimes Foodie. And, actually, I’m not at all in the show. I’m just the producer. So I can just sit back and relax while they geek out over candy.

In the inaugural episode, the three of them discuss fall flavors, Halloween candy, and trick-or-treating. The show notes are available at the Candyology 101 blog.

You can listen to the episode now using the player below:

Or you download the MP3 file. If you want to subscribe to the show, it’s available on iTunes and via RSS. Also, we’re currently in the process of getting it on Stitcher.


ANNOUNCEMENT: New Impulsive Buy Writer Taylor

Before I delve into my introduction I would like to preface with: I am addicted to Taco Bell.

I have been an addict to the Bell for about a year now — thanks in large part to vodka on the weekends. Let’s be real. We all know that out of the $450 million* Taco Bell brings in a year, much of that come from drunk customers. Can I get an amen?

I look at this opportunity with The Impulsive Buy as my savior. Not only for allowing me another creative outlet such as writing, but also an interventional** tool to replace my high-fat, high-sodium rich diet of Taco Bell with other high-fat, high-sodium rich foods. Just trying to expand my horizons.

I’m Taylor, an Oregon native who grew up in an extremely small town that I’m sure none of you have heard of. So, I’ll save you the agony of hearing me bitch about it like I have pressed upon so many people for 25 years now. Moving on.

I moved to Portland about six years ago to enroll in a Graphic Design program where I poured my blood, sweat and tears into a portfolio I haven’t since touched. But hey, I have that really cool piece of paper that I spent 40K+ to obtain! Currently, I work for a major Grocery Corporation that has subsidiary companies all over the United States. I have become exceptionally good at stapling.

And Googling.

Life has not yet handed me anything that requires a massive amount of attention, like a husband or child (I am thankful for the absence of both of those, right now, so hold up on feeling sorry for me) so when I am not busy mastering the art of stapling 75 pages with one single swipe and click, I am usually adventuring with friends and/or my dog, Forrest, the most mellow Labrador you will ever meet. I am looking forward to spending more of my free time feeding you my two cents on whether or not a product is worth your hard earned money.

Let’s Eat!


*I am not a reputable source for Taco Bell’s profit margins.

**“Interventional” is a word that means something completely different than what I have intended it for, but it sounds better, so there.