Kroger’s Simple Truth

The Simple Truth brand from the Kroger family of stores was created to support the concept that organically grown foods and other natural products should be easy to find, select and integrate into our daily lives. Not only have they given us a visible symbol that’s much larger and more recognizable than any USDA stamp, the variety is seemingly endless.

“With our Simple Truth® Organic line of food and beverages, we aim to make it easier than ever to find a wide range of certified organic options throughout the grocery store. You’ll find products in the produce section, of course — but you can also be on the lookout in the dairy, meat and snack sections, as well as many other aisles in the store.”

Part of the Simple Truth campaign is promoting goods that are “free from” a broad assortment of additives and chemicals. The website maintains a full list of ingredients you no longer have to suffer eye-strain to figure out if they are in a product or not.

Simple Truth also backs Fair Trade certified goods, offering more than 30 products from coffee to coconut, with more to come in the future.

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After receiving a free sample of some Simple Truth products in the mail, with instructions to share some, we’ve had a great time not only sharing, but meeting other folks who enjoy the products as much as we do.

We liked them so much, we keep going back for more.

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Ann Cathey

MOD Coffehouse – Galveston TX

DSC_0515Founded in 2001, MOD enjoys a corner space along Postoffice Street in the heart of Historic Downtown Galveston. With a staple of Fair Trade, Organic coffee and teas, MOD strives to bring the best coffee, teas, espressos and home baked goods, and the warmest welcome every day. They also offer smoothies and Italian sodas as well as wine and beer.

MOD offers daily beer and wine happy hours, too. As of my writing this, there is not yet a menu available online, but it’s coming.

From the study loft, to the open air space with comfy chairs, to the cafe style room filled with mix and match tables and chairs, to the lovely arbor covered outdoor patio, MOD has a comfortable space for you to enjoy your drinks.

Art on the Walls is a MOD showcase for new local artists. Every six weeks a new artist is invited to display their work.

DSC_0519 To GoMOD hosts many more such entertaining and community-minded activities. Live music on the patio, poetry night (dates and times fluctuate), local artist and author exhibits, book groups, creative writing groups, a lovely arbor covered patio, study nooks, and free wi-fi. The folks at MOD recycle, too, having a special relationship with a local farm who takes used coffee grounds to mix into their fertilizers and soils.

Spaces are available at MOD for small group meetings (6-8) or reserve the community room for larger events (up to 50). Contact Holly at MOD 409-765-5659 for information and availability.

This is another dog friendly business, welcoming polite dogs on leashes. Bicycles are also welcome, and even have parking space available.

If you just can’t get enough of MOD, you may want to take some home to brew for yourself. They make their teas and coffees available, as seen on the website:

Organic Fair Trade coffee available by the cup or by the pound and ½ pound

         Espresso beans available by the pound and ½ pound

         Herbal teas available by the cup or in bulk

The Wandering Texans enjoy MOD as often as possible, and are pretty sure you will like it, too.

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Honey Bee – vanilla honey latte

On the 1-5 scale, MOD Coffeehouse gets:
Cleanliness – 4.5
Service – 4
Quality of food – 5
Flavor – 5
Pricing – 4
Overall experience – 4.5

MOD Coffeehouse
2126 Post Office Street
Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 765-5659

— Ann Cathey