Hot Spots of Today’s Post
1. Paleo Inc, the makers of Paleo Wraps (a.k.a. My-Wrap-Is-Healthier-Than-Your-Wrap), stand behind their products.
2. Paleo Wraps were discovered to be $6.99 at my sister’s local supermarket, much less expensive than the quoted Amazon price in my original review.
3. Today’s post is a follow-up from Review From An Amazon Sucker: Paleo Wraps.
My Blog Finally Fed Me
An excerpt from an e-mail that showed up early the next morning after the Paleo Wrap review posted:
Thanks for the nice review of our Paleo Wraps! After reading it though I became concerned when you mentioned the Paleo Wraps partially cracked. That is not suppose to happen and typically they are very soft and never break…We would also love to send a free replacement pack to you for any wraps that were like that…Please e-mail me back your address so we can send the replacement pack (s)…
The e-mail further requested some packaging information, my home address–my height, weight, and eye color, along with my children’s ages and gender–and offered to send a replacement package to my home. It appeared completely legitimate–but sure–Mr. Squier. Sure you’re Mr. Squier. I don’t know about giving my address out. My husband said, “That might be a ‘Phisher.’ Are you sure it’s okay? Don’t do it.” He painted pictures of kidnappings and body bags in my head.
However, I kindly e-mailed back the information he requested minus the address and personal information (which he never asked for in the first place). I called the company’s phone number printed on the package (which I had extracted from the yucky trash when I got the e-mail) a week later when my pregnancy nausea and headache allowed me off the couch, and the phone was answered by a real, live person! She verified that Heath Squier was the owner and had indeed sent me that e-mail.
Within two days of that call, I had two more packages of Paleo Wraps. No cracks. Smooth and supple. Super pliable. Super pliable. (That wasn’t a typo.) Heath Squier was right; they shouldn’t crack. My other wraps were good, even with the cracks. These new wraps, I can see, are how they’re supposed to be. I guess my ones from Amazon just weren’t quite right.
To further elevate my opinion of Paleo Wraps, my sister found them in her local supermarket for $6.99 a package. That keeps them at about the $1.00 per wrap I was shooting for.
Forget Nutrient-less Bread
Lastly, due to pregnancy, I succumbed to buying tapioca-based bread (after two years without bread–go figure). My kids just want to inhale it plain, at the expense of other well-needed nutrients. The whole package in one day. This is quite an amazing, interesting, fascinating phenomenon to watch. How kids deprived of bread, any kind of bread, but not deprived of good, delicious food will still preferentially steer towards bread! I’ll bet I’m not the only mom who has embarked on a whole/real foods journey who has observed this. (You want some soup? No, I ate some bread. Want some stir-fry? No, I ate some bread. Want an orange? Nah, I ate some bread. Want some bread? Yes!)
Because of my experience with Heath Squier, his company, and his excellent product, I will happily be sourcing Paleo Wraps for our home. My kids enjoy them, I will be supporting a quality act, and I can stuff them with tons and tons of vegetables and nutrient-dense goodies (those wraps can handle it!). May Paleo Inc be successful and blessed in their endeavors. Seems like they deserve it! (Now, if you’re reading this one Mr. Squier, could you come up with plantain wraps for people who don’t tolerate coconut? There’s a niche for that. Those poor people are out there…)
Food is like a drug. With side effects particular to each person. Take only those foods which benefit you and cause no harm. Choose to leave the rest behind. Eat whole, real foods. Listen to your body. Not the diet book. ~~Terri