Welcome to CTF’s Dating Ammo.
Each week, we’ll talk about a new food or drink related product that can be a great asset for your next date.
This week’s ammo: 3 new products I like at Trader Joe’s.
Dating doesn’t have to be expensive. And there’s plenty of deadly dating ammo out there on the cheap.
So often, it’s the little things we appreciate most. If you and your date have a connection, you just need to grease the rails, not win them over with extravagance.
Whether it’s to kickoff the evening before going out, a mini picnic or a nightcap back at your place, the right ammo can be the best dating wingman you ever had.
1: Thai Lime & Chili Almonds
We all love Spring for many reasons. One of them is that more of our drinking will be done outside. A fresh drink and fresh air go hand in hand. And these tasty almonds are the perfect snack to pair with a beer or glass of white wine.
Would they also kick ass in a salad? Of course, but today is about a great snack for your date, not a cooking class.
I also like that these bad boys are made in Thailand for authenticity and flavor, not to save dinero in a sweatshop. Plus, almonds are healthy ‘superfood’, so however your date turns out, you’ll look better nonetheless.
More info here: http://www.traderjoes.com/digin/post/thai-lime-chili-almonds-
The hard part of the dating is getting them back to your pad. The easy part is keeping them there. To help with those efforts, always have a tasty frozen entrée or two on standby in your freezer.
This new Sukiyaki is a great choice. It’s got thinly sliced beef, veggies and noodles in a soy sauce and sake broth. That’s a delish Hat Trick in my book. And it’s only 7 bucks. Tasty, cheap and quicker than delivery. Survey says…bing!
For back-up, or in case you guys have a serious case of the late night munchies, the new 5 Cheese Frusta looks killer for tackling appetites and coating tummies after a night of drinking.
More info here for Sukiyaki: http://www.traderjoes.com/digin/post/sukiyaki
More info here for 5 Cheese Frusta: http://www.traderjoes.com/digin/post/5-cheese-frusta
3: French Vanilla Coffee
This might not be your new favorite coffee, but I guarantee it will smell like 8 shades of awesome while you’re brewing it.
The fact it, you can’t go wrong with Starbucks, Blue Bottle or Stumptown. But our schedules are busy and we often don’t have time to hit more than 1 market.
When it comes to our 5 senses, the most under-rated for dating is smell. And a killer date move is to wake them up to the smell of fresh brewed coffee. (Here’s a #DateTipTuesdays on the subject: http://tmblr.co/Zc4T9s19S9sVh
I also like to see couples try new things together. If you both love something, perfect, you can keep on loving it together. If you don’t, perfect, you can look forward to trying something else together.
Plus, with French Vanilla Coffee, it perfectly pairs with ice cream and dessert. The caffeine might keep you up awhile. But considering you have a date over for dessert, chances are, you won’t be going to sleep any time soon ☺.
More info here for French Vanilla Coffee: http://www.traderjoes.com/digin/post/french-vanilla-coffee
For “What Men Really Want on the 1st Date read here: http://tmblr.co/Zc4T9s18NwCDc)