Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Suja Essentials

"Once upon a time all food was organic"
Love this quote. As a consumer you want to make sure you know the ingredients and process of your foods and beverages. With Suja Essentials their smoothies are refreshing and totally organic, Gluten-Free with a good source of Vitamin C.
There are a variety of flavors available and the few I have tried are Berry Nana, Mighty Greens, Sweet Beets, and Mango Magic. The Mango Magic I can't get enough of. Its sweet and well balanced in taste. The flavors for Mango Magic is apple, mango, orange, pineapple, banana, & ginger. Delicious!
The Berry Nana was a second favorite. It has the sweet deliciousness that I desire in a drink as well. With flavors of apple, orange, strawberry, banana, and camu camu. I wasn't familiar with what camu camu was before trying this product. Camu Camu is a common term for Myrciaria dubia. Myrciaria dubia is a small riverside tree found in the Amazon rainforest which grows red/purple cherry-like fruit. This is actually a great source of Vitamin C. Pretty neat.
Sweet Beets was an okay one for me personally. This drink features flavors of apple, carrot, orange, beet, banana, pineapple, and turmeric. Its a good blend. Its just one of those drinks that tastes different and I'll need to try it several times to truly enjoy it. I'll need to bond with it little more!
The last one was the Mighty Greens... and boy are they Mighty! This one I'll need to play a shots game to make it interesting with friends! Its definitely rich in the green taste with flavors of apple, celery, cucumber, kale, collard greens, lemon, peppermint tea, spearmint tea, spinach, ginger, spirulina, chlorella, barley, and alfalfa. Think you can handle all of that? Try it for yourself and tell me what you think :)
There are more different flavors available and new flavors being introduced. Check out Suja Essentials on their website. I was glad to have tried these flavors at the WOW Summit last year in Orlando. It was definitely a refreshing drink that I will continue to enjoy again and again!
Which flavor is your favorite or would you like to try?
(Disclaimer: I received a free sample while attending the WOW Summit. All opinions shared are my own and I have not been paid for this review.)

Party-Tizers Dippin' Chips & Mrs. Thinsters

"Baked with love"
Mrs. Thinster
At my last Christmas party I served some pretty tasty treats! It was a hit with Party-Tizers Dippin' Chips and Mrs. Thinster's Cookie Thins.  Mrs. Thinster's Cookie Thins launched back in April 2014. Since then there have been 3 cookie selections introduced including Deliciously Crunchy Cake Batter, Deliciously Crunchy Chocolate Chip, & Deliciously Crunchy Brownie Batter.

What is so great about these snacks are its:
NO peanuts or tree nuts
NO Corn Syrup 
No Artificial Flavors, Colors or Preservatives
I was first introduced to these snacks at the WOW Summit. I absolutely love these cookies. They are uncontrollably delicious! My favorite is definitely the Deliciously Crunchy Brownie Batter. Its rich in flavor and I love dipping them in milk.

Originating with the idea to reduce space on the cookie sheet the cookie dough was measured with a teaspoon. This resulted in the tasty thin and crispy cookies that are now being distributed for everyone to enjoy. These cookies are baked with love in the USA.

That's How We Roll is a small business originated about 2 years ago in New Jersey. Their two products Mrs. Thinsters and Party-Tizers Dippin' Chips is pretty new to the shelves. Only sold in participating stores and Amazon. I was lucky enough to find a 4oz bag at my Target for $3.08 but shortly after they went on clearance and stopped selling them. Boo! :)

Party-Tizers Dippin' Chips are a great substitute to my old snacking choices (no further details :) ). These are Gluten-Free with ingredients like Kale and Quinoa mixed into the dough to create these delicious dippin' treats. There are flavors like Party-Tizers Super Grains Quinoa Amaranth Black Sesame, Party-Tizers Veggie Kale, Carrot, & Spinach, Party-Tizers Potato Sea Salt, Party-Tizers Potato Sour Cream and Onion, and Party-Tizers Fiesta Bean Black, Red, & Adzuki Beans. I personally can't get enough of the Veggie Kale, Carrot, & Spinach flavored bags. The texture isn't flimsy and doesn't break in the dip. Isn't that why you buy dipping chips? Doesn't really work out when they break in the dip! One of my go-to choice of snack when my husband and I are watching our favorite TV shows or when I have guests over at the house.

These I found at Target which is the store I do most of my food shopping at. They have sales which is an added bonus.

Get more info and become a fan by clicking "Like" on Mrs. Thinster's Facebook page.

Which flavor would you like to try?

(Disclaimer: I received a few free samples from the products above to try and review. All opinions shared are my own and I have not been paid for this review.)

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Discover Campbell's

Discover Campbell's with their numerous NEW and delicious products to try! I've been able to make a variety of different dinner meals from Creamy Parmesan Chicken to Shrimp Scampi and for lunch new Beer-n-Cheese with Beef & Bacon Soup to SpaghettiOs MirOs CheeseburgerOs!
I LOVE Parmesan Chicken so I was ecstatic to cook with Campbell's Skillet Creamy Parmesan Chicken sauce: as the package reads: Just add the chicken!

Slice the chicken into smaller pieces (recommended 1.5" pieces) . Then heat oil in the skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken until browned. Stir in sauce and heat to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
While that was cooking, I also tried out Prego NEW Light Homestyle Alfredo sauce with a penne pasta side dish.  
Dinner was served and tasted great! 5/5
Another dinner entrée was Shrimp Scampi. As the package reads: Just add shrimp!
Oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and cook until slightly pink. Stir in sauce an heat to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cook and stir until shrimp are cooked through.
I don't cook with shrimp regularly (not really a seafood lover) but this dish is very good. I may occasionally try this one again since my husband enjoyed it too.
I also cooked with the Chicken Marsala which I REALLY enjoyed! You just follow the same instructions as the Creamy Parmesan Chicken.
There is also NEW Campbell's Slow Kettle Style Creamy Broccoli Cheddar Bisque, NEW Campbell's Slow Kettle Style Roasted Chicken Noodle Soup with herbs & white meat chicken, NEW Campbell's Condensed Soup Creamy Poblano & Queso, Pub-Style Chicken Pot Pie Soup, Beer-n-Cheese with Beef & Bacon (this one is a huge hit. I always find near empty shelves!), Campbell's Soups for East Cooking: Savory Potobello Mushroom, Campbell's Soups for East Cooking: Mexican Style Tomato.  Prego Alfredo Sauce: Basil Pesto, Swanson Cream Starter 25% Reduced Fat Cream Based Broth, Swanson Cream Starter Traditional Cream Based Broth, SpaghettiOs MirOs CheeseburgerOs, & SpaghettiOs MicrOs Origional. Whew, that's a lot of products to try! These are the selections (as pictured) that I started in my "Discover Campbell's" mission to taste and create recipes! So far everything has tasted fantastic. The one thing that I could not find in stores was the New V8 Spicy Mango. When I do find one I will have to blend it and create some cocktails!
Overall I would rate these products 5/5! I pick their soup over any brand when I am feeling down with the weather. I highly recommend Campbell's products.
(Disclaimer: I received a free sample from Crowdtap for review. All opinions shared are my own and I have not been paid for this review.)

Friday, December 5, 2014

Scott Naturals Tissue (Tube-Free!)

"Scott Naturals tissue brand challenges you to toss that tube!"
If you're like me and your bathroom looks like this:

(I know, I look like a hoarder... BUT I do recycle the tubes!)
I have some exciting news for you! Here is the new Scott Naturals tube-free bath tissue. Just toss that step of tossing the roll and save time do so! Over 17 billion bath tissue tubes are thrown away each year. That's a lot! The level of softness and texture is good. No complaints really on the usage. Great for the eco system. I tried the 4 mega rolls which equals 12 large rolls. I'm not sure what a large roll is anymore but they do last :)
Good product. Go tubeless and have a clean bathroom too!
(Disclaimer: I received a free sample from Crowdtap for review. All opinions shared are my own and I have not been paid for this review.) 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Zevia Zero Calorie Soda

"Zero Calories, No Sugar, & No Artificial Sweeteners!"
Holidays are right around the corner. Its the time for family gatherings and outdoor festivities. Maybe host a BBQ or just enjoy the cool air outside with friends. I, myself, have a lot of nieces and nephews.  When having so many people come over it is a great idea to have plenty of drinks on hand ready to go. When it comes to drinks the one thing most kids love these days is soda!  Recently I went to the Wow Summit in Orlando where I learned a lot about eating and drink healthy especially involving children. I do not have any kids yet but getting educated with what I should be serving at activities with so many relatives that do have children (as well as eating healthy myself) was incredibly helpful. There was so much information to consume that my brain is still wrapping around a lot of things to consider and change in the future. But its a good change :)  One of the products that I discovered was the Zevia Zero Calorie Soda!
No sugar soda. Can you believe it? I can relax knowing that I'm not hyping up kids after offering them a cold soda beverage! A seemingly healthy soda choice option for the next gathering. There are several flavors to choose from. Some containing caffeine and others not. My favorite was the Ginger Root Beer (no caffeine). It tastes sweet with a nice soda fizz just as any other soda. That was a popular hit at the Wow Summit event. Everyone seemed to love it. I would recommend this as an alternative to those who drink diet soda! 
These drinks are also Vegan, Kosher and Gluten-Free.  All natural ingredients. Sweetened with Stevia.
(Disclaimer: I received a free sample while attending the WowSummit event. All opinions shared are my own and I have not been paid for this review.)

Ricola Lemon Zest

"Get your energy back. Take a Ricola!"

Ricola has created their newest Revitalizing Herb Drop. Experiencing the frequent cough drains your energy and you feel like you lose a bit your usual self. I know I do when ever this season affect me in this way. Getting through work on my feet with a cough can be a exhausting. With the revitalizing Herb Drops it offers a natural boost of energy. All the way from Switzerland, each drop has a lemon-y flavor with a powdery combination in the center filled with a bunch of great stuff! Really, there is a refreshing blend of Swiss alpine herbs and ginseng. Also, In just 2 drops it provides 20% of the Adult Daily Value of Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12.  Take between 2-10 daily depending on your condition.
I love that the wrapper is so discreet! Almost appears like a candy wrapper.  Good idea :)

I love the flavor!  Everyone who has tasted the drops loved the flavor. Highly recommended.
(Disclaimer: I received a free sample from Crowdtap for review. All opinions are my own and I have not been paid for this review.)