A big thanks to this weeks guest blogger, Abby Heugel. Abby is a magazine editor and writer by day and as the sun goes down writes one of the funniest blogs you will be lucky enough to read. Below, Abby opens a window for us into her unique relationship with food and BumbleBars. She loves vegan bars!
Hello! I’m Abby, a blogger, a vegan and a dedicated BumbleBar fan for more than a decade. Considering a) how selective I am with my food and b) I can’t even commit to a hair color for more than a year, that’s really saying something.
But there’s something I need to get off my chest—and that would mostly likely be a hunk of food that failed to make it into my mouth.
While I’m generally a pretty neat person, sometimes that gets lost in translation somewhere between my mind and my mouth. Actually, a lot gets lost in translation between my mind and my mouth, but let’s move on.
I do my best to avoid any spillage and eat a majority of my meals out of bowls for that very reason. Putting most things on a plate without edges acting as little barriers increases the likelihood that I will be wearing a piece of the meal.
And while most people thrive on variety—it’s the spice of life!—I’m one who is perfectly content eating the same things over and over again. In fact a majority of my amazing meals are the same few things with an easy variation on the staples. It’s not that there’s no variety available with a vegan lifestyle—the complete opposite is true—but I know what I like.
Part of what I like is to eat certain things in a certain way.
I admit it’s a bit OCD, but it’s also something I’ve been doing since I was little and picked certain things out to eat first—I’m told I called them “beaks”— and I still do that today.
When it comes to my daily hippie bowls, I always eat the veggies first, then the protein (chickpeas, for example) and then the grains. And even if I’m at home, I still use a plastic spoon for some reason that is decidedly unclear to me.
Much like the Ziploc bags I rinse and reuse, I’m pretty sure I’m common law married with a few of these spoons.
With a sandwich, I cut it diagonally and then eat the crusts before eating the smaller half first—something about saving the best part for last. The thought of picking up an uncut sandwich and eating it as is is foreign to me.
However, my avocado sandwiches are usually cut in half and then eaten open-faced with a knife and a fork in part because I’m not entirely confident I won’t end up wearing a piece of the thing if I didn’t.
So where do vegan BumbleBars fit into all of this stuff? Anywhere and everywhere. I discovered them a decade ago and have been enjoying them ever since—at home, at work, when I travel—and recommend them to anyone who asks what I eat (and quite a few people who don’t.)
They’re one of the only vegan bars I will eat and I love that the ingredient list is shorter than my attention span, which is that of a manic hummingbird after Starbucks. The fact that BumbleBars aren’t only sustainable, but have had sustainable success, says a lot about the people behind the company.
And to be honest, that’s a big reason that I’m a fan. While the vegan bars are delicious and I feel good eating them, I feel better about supporting a company with such a great mission.