There are few grab-and-go breakfast treats that spark sugary delight like the iconic toaster pastry. It heats up quickly, provides a sweet burst of short-lived energy and temporarily alleviates junk food cravings. But not all toaster pastries are equivalent; a bite into a flavorless pastry square could easily leave your sweet tooth disappointed. As more companies create their own convenient toaster pastries, it’s worth sampling outside the bigger brands to find the perfect toasted, jam-filled bite.
Oatmeal doesn’t exactly have a reputation for being an exciting meal. When poorly prepared, it can be bland, boring, or filled with bad textures. But on cold fall mornings, a well made cup of oatmeal can be exactly the kind of breakfast you need to get you going. And with more oatmeal companies offering convenient instant cup varieties, it’s even easier to stash a few at the office for those mornings when eating at home is not an option.
When it comes to instant noodles in America, ramen is the reigning king. Packets of Maruchan and Top Ramen tend to find their way into cupboards and college dorm rooms whenever tasty budget meals are needed on hand. But our singular fixation on a couple of brands of instant ramen has come at the cost of exploring other convenient hot noodle dishes. For instance, instead of deciding between packets of chicken, pork, or beef ramen yet again, you could dig into a bowl of tom yum.
So what if it’s cold out? In our world, ice cream season doesn’t exist because we can find an excuse to enjoy it any time of year. And it looks like the team behind Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams has the same mentality, because they’ve developed a collection that perfectly encapsulates classic holiday flavors like gingerbread, sweet potato, and peppermint.