January 23, 2010

Jungle Grub is a HIT! According to Phil Lampert, the Supermarket Guru!

As many of you know I regularly tout my friends Steve and Teresa Brandt’s company “Organic Nutrition” and their super tasty nutrition bars, “Jungle Grub”.  Well now I am not the only one! 

This past week Phil Lampert, the famed “Supermarket Guru” reviewed Jungle Grub’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough!  And rated it the highest of his selections of the week at a 91 out of 100 points!  Not only did he post his review on the Supermarket Guru web site but he also reviewed Jungle Grub on ABC News! That’s National!!!  It was the biggest hit of the week!  He loved it!  Way to go Steve and T!!!

I’d embed the video, but neither site supports that, so I have to point you to the links below, highly recommend checking out the ABC one at minimum!

Link to ABC News [Link]

Link to Supermarket Guru [Link]



Jungle Grub Snack Bars Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Flavor


“This product is a HIT! If you have a buck, or are a celiac, love chocolate and cookie dough and want a snack bar that tastes great, reach for Jungle Grub. With just 100 calories and 3.5g of fat per bar this is a very satisfying snack which also has 20% of the RDA of calcium and 4g of protein. While the package makes it look like it is just for kids I guarantee everyone will enjoy them. Retails for $4.99 / box of 5.

Organic Nutrition, Inc
760 828 7345

Scoring Breakdown:

Taste-29 (out of 30)

Value-18 (out of 20)

Health-15 (out of 15)

Ingredients-14 (out of 15)

Preparation-5 (out of 5)

Appearance-5 (out of 5)

Packaging-4 (out of 5)

Sustainability-1 (out of 5)

Total-91 (out of 100)


He shared his thoughts on Jungle Grub on the Supermarket Guru website as well as on his regular spot on ABC News this week!  All the more reason to seek out Jungle Grub and if you cannot find it at your local store, please request it of the store manager.  I recently went into a Vitamin Cottage here in the Denver area looking for a box and it was not on the shelf… It needs to be!!!


January 23, 2010 in Business, Current Affairs, Food and Drink | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack


January 04, 2008

JungleGrub is Now in Costco!

Now there is something to cheer about!

Many of you know I have been assisting Steve and Teresa Brandt, the founders of Organic Nutrition mostly in the form of some gentle business cheerleading and encouragement as well as building the JungleGrub News Blog for them. 

Well through Steve's dedication and perseverance JungleGrub Snack Bars are now available a select COSTCO stores in Southern California (sorry to the rest of my national readership... although I'm sure Steve and "T" won't mind if you go to your local COSTCO manager and request they too begin to stock JungleGrub... just say'n).

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For those of you who do not know...

JungleGrub Snack Bars are the brain child of Steve and Teresa Brandt, two exceptionally brilliant and determined people!  And these bars are AWESOME!

            junglegrub snack bars 2

What's so special about JungleGrub? 

Well, for starters... these bars were from the ground up created with kids in mind! That's why they are certified USDA organic.

That means nothing has been genetically altered or fed growth hormones and of course grown without the use of pesticides.  Bottom line - its straight forward food. When you see the USDA logo it should put you at ease that you won’t find things like High Fructose Corn Syrup in the ingredients.

And unlike other nutritional snack bars these do not taste like the bottom of your Gym Shoe with the texture of a Roofing Shingle!  No!  JungleGrub is sweet, fruity, appetizing and best of all easy to eat!  When you bite into a JungleGrub you can actually sink your teeth into one... you don't have to take out insurance on your teeth as you try to visegrip your way through them!

The other cool thing about JungleGrub is that each bar is currently only 100 calories!  That equates to just 15 minutes bowling, 30 minutes playing Frisbee, 18 minutes golfing or playing 13 hands of cards.  More importantly these bars help you accomplish these types of activities rather than require these types of activities!

For example, here's the nutritional label for Berry Bamboozle (my favorite)

Berry Bamboozle Nutritional info lg

More details can be found here: Link

So if you happen to live in So Cal and want to try some of these outstanding bars for yourself, or get some for your kids... BTW... They are great Lunchbox stuffers and Gym Bag stuffers for those of you pursuing your New Year's Resolutions!... Just head on down to your closest Costco on the date listed below and visit the JungleGrub Endcap!  You could even meet Steve and "T"!


For those of you not in SoCal, JungleGub is also available on Amazon.com [LINK].

January 4, 2008 in Business, Current Affairs, Food and Drink, Just Plain Cool, Sports | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack


December 19, 2007

BEER... The Cause and Cure to All My Problems!... Or Maybe More Cure Now!!!!

Hat Tip to Tommy on this one... from BBC News awhile ago but bears repeating.

Guinness good for you - official

imageThe old advertising slogan "Guinness is Good for You" may be true after all, according to researchers...

...A pint of the black stuff a day may work as well as an aspirin to prevent heart clots that raise the risk of heart attacks.

Drinking lager does not yield the same benefits, experts from University of Wisconsin told a conference in the US.

...The Wisconsin team tested the health-giving properties of stout against lager by giving it to dogs who had narrowed arteries similar to those in heart disease.

They found that those given the Guinness had reduced clotting activity in their blood, but not those given lager.

I know a few dogs that would have loved to sign up for that test! 

...They believe that "antioxidant compounds" in the Guinness, similar to those found in certain fruits and vegetables, are responsible for the health benefits because they slow down the deposit of harmful cholesterol on the artery walls.

So... Even less reason to have any guilt about drinking a Pint of "Motor Oil" at your friendly neighborhood pub!  And I know a few others who will... Stu?... Lex?... Tommy?

December 19, 2007 in Food and Drink, Just Plain Cool, Science | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack


November 07, 2007

Jungle Grub is Now in the Amazon! .com that is!

That's right!  You all remember my mention about JungleGrub right? If not, go here!  Isn't it most appropriate that a product named "JUNGLE GRUB" is now available from the king of distribution and online retail "AMAZON!" 


Anyway, things are progressing wonderfully at Organic Nutrition, the parent of JungleGrub.  Steve and Teresa Brandt just sent me an e-mail outlining what's happening and what's gunna be happening in the coming months.  Trust me it is SUPER Exciting!!!  Sorry I cannot divulge everything here, some is still company confidential... heheh amazingly enough I'm included in that circle!  Nyah... Nyah.... I know a secret!

But what is not a secret, and should be yelled from the highest of our 14ers here in Colorado and even the 102 footer in Florida, is that Jungle Grub is now available on Amazon.com!!!

JungleGrub This is a HUGE success for Jungle Grub!  And should not be surprising to anyone who has tried either Berry Bamboozle or Peanut Butter Groove!  Well if you haven't tried either of these fine 100 calorie nutritious treats, you need to do yourself and your kids a favor... go here and buy yourself a box or 10!

Here is the URL for you to share with your friends...


Also, be sure to leave your favorable comments on the Amazon site, it certainly helps!  Having good product reviews on their website will help encourage people who have not had the opportunity to taste the bars (poor dears!) Taste is the most difficult feature to express in marketing a food product. Personal testimonials and recommendations provide people with 3rd  party opinions and credibility.  So get to work!

And most of all, THANK YOU! 

Way to go Steve and "T"!!!!

November 7, 2007 in Business, Food and Drink, Just Plain Cool | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack


November 05, 2007

Uh.... What the..... Marketeering Gone Nutty?


This is what happens when you let "Marketing" run "Product Development!"

November 5, 2007 in Food and Drink, Funny as Hell!, Idiots on Parade | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack


October 25, 2007

To Ensure Your Banana Will Be Protected!

This is a real product!  But, Oh God! was I having troubles reading through my tear filled, laughing eyes!

These are just two pages from their website!  

Banana Guard1

Banana Guard

Oh the places you can go!  And now you can take your banana with you!  In Colorful Style!  It's ventilated! 

And most importantly from their FAQ...

Q: "Not all bananas are the same size or shape, so how can the Banana Guard fit them all?"

A: The Banana Guard was specially designed to accommodate the majority of banana sizes. Our testing indicates that over 90% of commercially available bananas will fit into the Banana Guard. Highly curved bananas can be straightened ever-so-slightly without harm to fit the Banana Guard shape. The opposite holds true of very straight bananas.

I'm thinking "VERY STRAIGHT BANANAS" might enjoy getting slightly bent and put in a box....

Just say'n..... 

October 25, 2007 in Business, Food and Drink, Funny as Hell!, Just Plain Cool | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack


September 17, 2007

Creativity Around the Office

Working at NewsGator, I am surrounded by creative people... Being in a Web 2.0 Software company will promote that type of person.

However, I have to say that I was caught off guard by one of our employees' creativity in the break room.  You see we're one of those cool companies that provides free fattening agents  snacks for our folks.  These nutritional goodies include M&M's (peanut doncha know!) Bowls of Snickers bars, Red Vines, Pop-tarts etc... you know good wholesome food to help creative minds bloom!

Well a few months back one of our employees came up with a brilliant idea to have dispensers replace the "free-for-all" bowls.  You know the bowls, the ones where no-one uses the "provided spoon" for scooping the contents into their "I have no idea where those have been... ahhh chooooo!.... hands!"  The cool new dispensers are kind of a "No charge" gumball machine.  Place your hand under the dispenser, twist the knob, and voila', goodies in hand!  Looks like this:


Great Idea!  We've got a bank of these things dispensing all manner of goodies:


Like Assorted nuts... Chex mix... The aforementioned M&M's...  And of course

IMG_2845  Cheese and Crackers... or if you're lucky Peanut Butter and Crackers!

Aaaahhh NewsGator... breaking the daily monotony with a sledge hammer!

God luv'em!

September 17, 2007 in Biographical, Business, Food and Drink, Funny as Hell!, Idiots on Parade, Just Plain Cool, Photo, Web/Tech | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack


April 10, 2007

JungleGrub Interview with Steve Brandt

A few weeks ago I told you about the success my buddy Steve Brandt has been having with his new Kid Oriented Nutrition Bar, JungleGrub!  Well he's got a video out now too.  Now mind you the best part of the video is of course the lady to his left...  Ease up there boys!  That's his wife!...   

Anyway I thought I'd let Steve explain JungleGrub for himself.

  ION Interview with Jungle Grub
See it and many more on vidshadow.com

April 10, 2007 in Food and Drink, Just Plain Cool | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack


April 05, 2007

Tailhook Joins the 6th Annual Grand Junction Cattle Baron's BBQ

MARK YOUR CALENDARS… 18th 19th and 20th of May 2007,

For the

Sixth Annual Grand Junction Cattle Baron’s BBQ
            and Mile High Tailhookers' Party

Hosted by: NAS Grand Junction
N  39’ 03.018’   W 108 ’38.542’
312 Dakota Drive
Grand Junction, CO

Carpenter In conjunction with Static Air Show for Special Needs Children of Mesa County
Special Guest of Honor Mercury 7 Astronaut, Scott Carpenter

  • Friday night:  Live music, Open Bar, BBQ
  • Saturday night:  Live campfire music, Open Bar, Chuck Wagon Cookin’,  Horseback Rides
  • Sunday morning:  Chuck Wagon Breakfast for Tailhookers and Out-of-Towners

Dress Code
Military:   Flight Suits
Civilian:  Denim & Diamonds   Leather & Feathers    Boots & Heels
Everyone: Bring a hat !

Logistics POC:  Doug Thompson   970-243-7500     970-261-1435

Anything else:    Kathy “The Boss” Schmoldt   970-241-7768
                         Hans “Big Gun” Schmoldt     970-243-4149

RSVP's will be necessary for Saturday night and Sunday morning.

So plan your Cross Countries accordingly, and plan to have a good time!

UPDATE:  Here is a wonderful collection of Pics from Last Year's event! [here]

1_5logo If you have any interest in joining the Tailhook Association (you need not be an Aviator... just have a dedicated interest in Tactical Naval Aviation) please leave me a comment here and I will be glad to provide more details of the Quality Organization Tailhook is Today!  Or you are welcomed to visit the Tailhook Association's Main page [here] or their Daily Briefing [here].

April 5, 2007 in Food and Drink, Just Plain Cool, Military, Navy, Travel | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack