So I meant to write about this before I left for Nigeria, but I didn't get around to it, so I'm writing about it now.
I love granola bars, snack bars, energy bars, meal replacement bars...pretty much any kind of "bar." On last year's mission I totally fell in love with a bar called the Clif Mojo Dipped Peanut Butter & Jelly Bar. It's almost like a PB&J sandwich in a snack bar. Which to me, is like heaven. In case you didn't know...peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are my absolute favorite food in the world. You know that game where someone says "If you were stuck on a deserted island and could only bring one food with you what would it be?" My answer is always PB&J. So when one of the volunteers last year introduced me to the Mojo PB&J bar I was hooked.
I'd been happily buying them for about 6 months when all of a sudden they could be found NO WHERE. I usually bought them at Target or Walmart, but occasionally found them in other places. However, about 6 months ago they just disappeared! I was, of course, devastated. They were great snacks when I was running between classes, meetings, and other days where I'm so busy my head spins. What was I going to do???
I fell deeper into my Mojo depression, but never gave up hope. Every time we hit the store I'd look hopefully for my little purple packages. Ange would stand faithfully by warning me not to get my hopes up. It was sad.
One day I came home and there was a mystery package on my doorstep. I hadn't ordered anything so I wondered what it was. It had my name on it, but I didn't inspect it much closer. Ange played innocent and interested also wondering what it could be.
I opened the box and started shrieking! IT WAS A WHOLE BOX OF MOJO BARS!!! OOOOOOMMMMMMGGGGGGGG! She knew I was going to be traveling to Nigeria and that I don't eat a lot of local food there (many reasons) and that I survive on my snack bars. And that I was super sad that I would be without Mojo PBJ's.
So that sneaky little girl surfed the net and found out that you could order them directly from Clif! So she ordered me an entire box of them for my trip! How wonderful is she??? Just one more reason I love her and know that she is perfect for me :)
*I did not take a picture before I opened the box. I pretended to close it so I could do a re-enactment cause I knew I wanted to blog about it.
**Since the initial shipment, Mojo has rolled the bars back out in the store. They are shaped a little differently and have a slightly different package. They must have been pulled off the market during the redesign process.