Product Review: Nalgene!

Okay, I had a different product planned to review, but we ended up not eating said product this week, so it’ll have to wait until next week.

But, I have pledged to blog every day this month, so for today, I am reviewing Nalgene!

I don’t think this is a product that needs introduction, but if it does, it’s a water bottle brand that is pretty much indestructibe.

I bought this particular Nalgene in 1996 during my first semester in college.


Over the last twenty years (and it has been used regularly over the last 20 years), the only problem is that the Western Kentucky University writing on it has faded.  I consider that pretty impressive.

It still seals tight and functions fantastically.  Even the plastic top is still going strong.

Nalgene will pretty much always be my water bottle of choice.  It’s dishwasher safe, it can survive abuse, and it’s just sturdy.  I’ve dropped this on the ground more than I can count, including pavement and concrete, and while there are some scuff marks, it still works beautifully!

Twenty years down.  I’m kinda curious now to know just how long this bottle will last me!

Product Review: Tortilla Land Fresh Uncooked Tortillas

Every Thursday this month, I’m going to review a different product that my family and I have enjoyed.  These may primarily be food, and this week’s is no exception.

The product is Tortilla Land Fresh Uncooked Tortillas.  We bought these at Meijer for $2.49 for a pack of 12.


It is exactly what it sounds like; these are uncooked tortillas.  We bought these on a lark one week, and I don’t think I’ll ever go back to precooked tortillas.  They’re 140 calories each, and the ingredient list was actually FAR better and smaller than anything I’ve seen precooked.


To cook them, you just spray a pan with a little oil (we used Pam, but you could certainly use olive oil, and if you had a really well-seasoned cast iron skillet, you could probably get by with nothing) and warm them up.  It is truly that easy; it takes about 60 seconds to cook completely.


Once it’s brown, it’s still flexible.  We usually use these to make burritos.


If you find these in your supermarket, get them!  I promise you will not regret it.  At our Meijer, we find them in the refrigerated section near the biscuits.

The bag is also resealable.  We usually get two to three meals out of a bag, and I know I’ve kept them in the fridge for at least two weeks without them going bad on us.