The Good Bean

The Good BeanDo you ever get tired of the same old snacks that all start to taste the same after a while? We do, that’s why we decided to give The Good Bean a try! Potato chips, candy, cookies, etc. are the foods that fill the pantry of most households, but none of those are healthy for you. We were looking for a snack food that is healthy, vegan, organic, that taste good, and is inexpensive. It sounds like we were asking for the world with a wish-list like that, but chickpeas by The Good Bean have all of those qualities and more!

Here’s a fun fact, chickpeas are as good for the environment as they are for your body. That’s right, by eating chickpeas, you help replenish nitrogen and nutrients back into the soils that the chickpeas were grown in. Talk about a win-win situation. There are two different tasty snacks that they offer: Their all natural roasted chickpea snacks, and the Fruit and No Nut Bar. It’s great to be able to snack on delicious foods while keeping your conscious clean.

The flavors of the chickpeas vary based on the type you choose, there are sweet choices as well as more hearty options. They offer everything from chocolate flavored chickpeas, to mesquite bbq! Talk about variety! This is a snack that you can easily put in your backpack or briefcase and carry around with you throughout the day. It’s healthy, helps the planet, and an all around wise choice to make when looking for snacks. For more information or to order a bag for yourself, visit them online at www.TheGoodBean.com.

Taylor Swift Is Ours

If there is one person who knows how to make an impression, that person would be Taylor Swift. After coming out with her latest album everyone suspected that we wouldn’t hear anything else from her with the exception of a few singles here and there and television and concert appearances. We know another album is inevitable, but that would take some time, especially with Taylor, she puts her heart and soul into her meaningful lyrics. She recently surprised everyone with a few singles that are amazing and possibly better than a few on the actual album! One song in particular deserves recognition, that song is “Ours”.

In the song “Ours”, Taylor gives the listener a simple tune, that is quite possibly the most catchy thing we’ve listened to in weeks, and sings some lyrics with meaning that no doubt relates to her life somehow but can be transfered to the lives of the listeners. Taylor has showed us before how relatable she is, and this song is no exception. While the color of her dress is all that changed about the album cover for these few new singles that are now out, and no doubt topping charts somewhere right now, but the mood is slightly different in these new singles than that of the album. These songs show a much lighter side of the music that was only shown in small bits on the album. The published single is a more upbeat song compared to when she performed it at the CMA’s. We have both the CMA version and the new refined version here for you to listen to! Which do you prefer? We liked the new version better.

Regardless of a poor choice in album cover, we would’ve loved to see some brand new album covers featuring Taylor and possibly settings that relate to each single, we still love her new songs, especially “Ours”. It gets an easy 10 out of 10 here at Toast Pop! Have a listen for yourself!

The Hunger Games Official 2012 Trailer Debut

Today is a monumental day for fans of The Hunger Games! The new and oficial trailer, the one that is actually a trailer, not the one where she is running around in the woods for a minute and a half, has premiered! We have watched it and we love it, and we hate it, but mostly love it. Of course it is not going to be how one envisions the movie in their head, but I am getting the vibe that the cast of characters is not portraying them as they were in the books, perhaps it’s just this commercial not effectively showing character types. Either way, this is the most exciting thing to happen for a long time and since I love the books I am sure the movie will not disappoint overall. For those of you who do not want to waste a few minutes searching for this trailer, we did all the work for you, so sit back, relax, and enjoy!