Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Gnu Foods Flavor and Fiber Bars Giveaway and Review $25 Value

Who reading this knows that they need more fiber in their diet?

Okay if you are one of them that know you need more fiber, what is stopping you?

Is it hard to find something to enjoy eating in order to get the recommend daily allowance?

I have a solution to your problems....as I know this solution is an enjoyable fiber filled flavor explosion!


Keep reading for you chance to win you own Gnu Foods Flavor & Fiber Bars!

There is a reason why Gnu Foods put the word Flavor first before the Fiber.  They have some how created a balance of amazing flavor combinations to include almost 50% of the daily value of fiber in 1 bar.

Not only is there flavor and fiber....but each bar contains:

NO Trans Fat ~ NO High Fructose Corn Syrup ~ No Artificial Anything!

No wonder why I love these Flavor & Fiber bars.....12 Grams of Fiber in every bar!!

I was shocked to find out how many flavors Gnu Foods has created with their Flavor & Fiber line. 

Gnu Foods sent me out amazing samples to review.  I am going to start with the first one I tried and work my way through all SEVEN FLAVORS!!!  But before I dive in....I want everyone to know how chewy and crunchy all the Flavor & Fiber bars were.  They were moist but not wet.  I felt like I was actually eating something, but not chewing on "twigs and bark" as my darling husband says.

Espresso Chip Bar

If you love Strong Coffee, this bar is for you.  It had a very deep and bold flavor of fresh coffee throughout.  I did not find may Chips in my bar, but I did not miss them.  What a great way to jump start my morning.

Chocolate Brownie Bar

Balanced is the best word.  It was not over done with chocolate.  The sweetness was in check and left a pleasant after taste.




Peanut Butter Bar

It tasted just like fresh ground peanut butter.  I love that there is no "fake" taste to any of these healthy bars.  The only thing that could have improved this bar is it being dipped in Dark Chocolate...YUMMM!

Banana Walnut Bar

I could stand and smell this Banana Walnut flavor bar for hours!  It reminded me of being in the kitchen as a child when my mom was baking Homemade Banana Bread.  Very comforting and natural tasting.  A pleasure to eat!



Cinnamon Raisin Bar

The raisins were nice and moist throughout the flavor & fiber bar.  I found the cinnamon to be very strong and over powering.

Orange Cranberry Bar

This was amazing and full of flavor.  I loved the refreshing aroma that greeted me right after I opened the package.  This by far was my FAVORITE!!  The Orange tasted like fresh squeeze orange juice and the cranberries were moist and tart.  It was so pleasing to my palate!  YUMMMMM!!! I need another one.

Lemon Ginger Bar

I am going to share what Gnu's website shares about these bars as I did not enjoy the taste, but I am certain someone who likes fresh ginger would.

"Zesty lemon paired with ginger makes this a refreshing treat. Bursting with citrus and hints of ginger, the flavors will remind you of a luscious lemon square…with a twist. "



You can purchase Gnu Foods Flavor & Fiber Bars Directly off their web page.  And follow them on Facebook.

Who wants to win the same excellent packaged I had the opporunity to sample?  14 Flavor & Fiber Bars....$25 Value!!!  Enter below and Best of Luck!!
Disclaimer: Gnu Foods provided me with free
samples of these products to review and giveaway  I was under no obligation to review it if
I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free product.

Bacon Lovers Dream Skillet Bacon Jam Review


Who would have thought to come up with such a unique looking food substance?

What is  skillet bacon jam?

Well, they took a big bunch of really, really good bacon and rendered it down....added a bunch of spices, onions and other flavorful items like Balsamic Vinegar and let it simmer for about 6 hours......gave it a quick puree....blast chilled it...End Product pure bacon heaven. It doesn't require any refrigeration until you open up your jar.

I must admit I had to get over the way Skillet Bacon Jam looked....not the most appealing looking food product...but it smelled like perfection to me....but I LOVE bacon and LOVE Balsamic Vinegar.

The smoky bacon flavor was the star in this jam with the Vinegar playing a secondary role.  It was smokey and tangy.  I am going to try spreading it on as the sauce on homemade pizza.  I think it will add an amazing depth.

You can contact Skillet Bacon Jam if you have any questions about this one of a kind product.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Funny Irish T-shirts Review

Being part Irish I thought doing a review for Funny Irish T-Shirts would be fun.

I was sent a black funny T-shirt that said, "I'm Irish. Do I get Free Beer". The slogan made me chuckle.
But on the serious side this Funny Irish T-shirt was very well constructed and actually quite heavy.

I want to apologize for the link I am obligated to include with my review as I found this site to carry offensive shirts that I do not feel fit my blog or my blog readership.  I will attempt to not have this happen again.  I do like Tomoson.com and options the provide for possible sponsorship on blogs.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Valentine's Day Heart Shaped Smiley Cookie Review

Fresh Baked Huge Gourmet Sugar Cookies that are delicately hand iced to perfection....
Smiley Valentine's Heart Shaped Cookies with bring the child out in everyone.  I felt 20 years younger when my dozen Valentine Day Cookies arrived in the mail earlier today to review 
As I opened the package a bright and smiling box greeted me.
How can you not smile?  But my smile quickly turned into a grin when I opened up the smiling box.  I was thrilled to see how big the dozen Heart Shaped Cookies were.  They were approximately 4 INCHES Wide!!!  Now that is something to write home about!
I couldn't wait for my boys to get home from school to enjoy these special Smiley Cookies after supper.  It was so much fun to watch the delight on their faces as I opened up the sealed package to finally get to these long awaited Valentine's Day Cookies.   
Let me tell you, it was hard to keep them back long enough so I could take a photo of these beautifully handcrafted sugar cookies.
Of course all my boys LOVED Smiley Cookies Valentine's Day Hearts.  When I say "boys"...that also included my husband.
Besides these Smiley Cookies being eye appealing, they were also a tasty treat.  The amount of frosting was perfect.  It coated the large heart cookie in a thin covering.  It added just the right amount of sugary sweetness to the soft and flaky sugar cookie underneath.  These cookies were not too sweet, which I really liked.  The sugar cookie had  a delicious flavor of vanilla that made me want more....but sadly I was limited to one cookie, so everyone else could have more.  Next time I think I need to order us a Valentines Day Gift Basket.

Don't miss out on a chance to get these amazing Smiley Cookies for someone you love this Valentine's Day.  Use code BLOG10 at the checkout and you will save 10% on cookie gifts (not good on giftcards).

You can also find Smiley Cookie on Facebook.

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!!
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

NEW Salem Baking Co All Natural Flatbread Crackers Giveaway / Review $16 Value


I was thrilled a few weeks ago to be recontacted by a superb company I have worked with in the past as I did a review and giveaway for their Moravian Cookies and Cheese Biscuits.



Salem Baking Co. asked if I could share with all of you my thoughts on their NEWEST line of Crackers...All Natural Flatbread Crackers......And give a box of all 4 flavors away to one Lucky Winner (see Rafflecopter below).  Well...was there a decision to be made with this question?

No, definitely not....I couldn't wait for my samples to arrive in the mail....It was fun waiting for the Four Flavors of All Natural Flatbread Crackers from Salem Baking Co. to arrive.  I kept wondering and guess how the Cheddar and Chive....the Cracked Pepper and Sea Salt....and Rosemary and Olive Oil...and oh the Italian Herb and Tomato would each taste.

I want everyone to know the texture of all these Flatbread Crackers were not like any other Flatbread Cracker I have enjoyed in the past.  I love the thickness and crunchy but not hard texture.  I could actually take a bite without the entire cracker breaking or crumbling all over.  Which makes them perfect to enjoy topping with fresh spreads, cheese and even meat or salmon. 

I am going to start by sharing my thoughts and taste buds about the Cheddar and Chive Flatbread Crackers.  I love not reading any of the ingredients on the box and just letting my taste buds experience the full flavor.  This delightful Flatbread Cracker surprised me the most!
The premium aged cheddar was nice and strong with a slight hint of Chives, but it is the cayenne pepper that wakes your mouth up and turns the corners up into a smile...NO not just a smile and grin.  It was such a unexpected flavor profile that worked perfectly!  Bravo Salem Baking Co...This one is a Winner!!!

The Cracker Pepper and Sea Salt Flatbread Cracker was just how I thought it would be.  First it is a beautiful pale color with flecks of black pepper throughout.  The Sea Salt is nice and light...not over powering at all.  But the Cracker Pepper was so much fun, as it just kind of sneaks up at the end to make for a fun and enjoyable tasting experience.   

The Italian Herb and Tomato was my oldest son's favorite.  When I opened up the sealed bag he was excited at the aroma that greated him.  This Flatbread is the best of both worlds.....nice crunchy texture but it is like you are enjoying a perfectly seasoned Italian sauce...with extra virgin olive oil, sweet basil and oregano.  I need to get more of these because I can only imagine how perfect these Flatbreads would be topped with fresh mozzarella that I make and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar...I am salivating just thinking about it.

I must confess I love Rosemary!  So yes... my absolute favorite Flatbread Cracker from Salem Baking Co is the Rosemary and Olive Oil.  The Rosemary was so fragrant and beautiful.  I loved the added sea salt and cracked black pepper.  I really could just sit down and eat the whole box.  I love them!!!

Keep up the excellent work Salem Baking Co. and making....

Gourmet crackers at an affordable price!

Enter for your chance to win via Rafflecopter below....Good Luck!


Disclaimer: Salem Baking Co. provided me with free
samples of this product to review and sponsor a giveaway, and I was under no obligation to review it if

I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free products

Pambra's Original Bra Liner Giveaway / Review $20 Value


Alright Ladies this review and giveaway is for you and for you only.


Yes, Bra Liner...I know Genius, huh?

Starting in 1989 Pambra's has been listening and researching products to provide ladies comfort.  And check this out....Pambra's founder Pamela was stay at home mom.  She has invented 4 of the most original, uniquely designed liners you’ll ever come across!

So do you find yourself asking...What exactly is a Bra Liner and Why do I need one?

Pambra's Bra Liner design Effectively absorbs sweat(perspiration) between and under breasts and extends the usage of your bra (How cool, literately is that?).  It also keeps your skin drier to prevent chaffing and irritation (perfect!) Plus prevents wetness from seeping onto your bra and clothing(No more embarrassing sweat lines/marks). 

The best part is Pambra's Liner is very thin and comfortably soft (make sure to wash it before wearing as it adds to the softness of the fabric).  I couldn't even tell that I was wearing it by looking in the mirror, but I could feel the difference it was making.

I love that Pambra's Bra Liner is available in sizes S,M,L, XL and XXL.  You can also chose between the colors white, nude and black (3 Liners come in each bag).  It is totally up to you on what size you should try, reference how far around you would like the bra liner to wrap around you rib cage.  I was wanting more of the softness and length to wrap around further to help with absorption, so I picked a larger size....and it is perfect and stays right in place (even during a strenuous workout...that is staying a lot!)

Pambra's Bra Liner is very easy to use....put your bra on first...lift the front bottom band of your bra...put the stem section up inside and between your breasts....Next lift one section under one breast and tuck the long section up and under...do the same to your other side.

Pambra's are a proud sponsor of Susan G. Komen...for every package sold Pambra's gives back all year long!!

I wanted to mention that Pambra's not only makes the Original Bra Liner, but other items too, including the Original Tummy Liner.  I wish I would have know about this product after my Cervical Cancer surgeries....This would have be perfect!

Okay...who wants their own Pambra's Original Bra Liner?  You can enter below for your chance to win and/or visit Pambra's website to see where to purchase your own.

Pambra's is on Facebook and Twitter!

Disclaimer: Pambra's provided me with free
samples of this product to review and sponsor a giveaway, and I was under no obligation to review it if

I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free product.

School Valentine's Day Cards Extra Special with Tinyprints.com

How many of you out there are parents?  How many with School Aged Children?

I am just wondering if I am the only one that typically at the last minute runs to the local grocery store (like the night before Valentine's Day) in hopes they still have the little prepacked Valentine's Day Cards left on the shelf...and in my case hoping for no ballerinas or barbies (Proud Mom of All Boys!).  And then there I sit handwriting all the names on all the cards, just in time to head in the back pack the next morning to school for the big Valentine's Day Party.

Okay...so am I the only one guilty?

This year I promised myself and my boys I wouldn't do that again.  And now with the help of Tinyprints.com...

The boys are going to have the best Valentines Day Greeting Cards.  And not only are they going to be the best, they are going to save me a ton of time and I love the HUGE selection of Valentine Cards offered at TinyPrints.com .  The biggest problem is figuring out which ones to purchase.

These are a few I am interested in.

Shark Wishes

To The Moon

Pirate Crew



Now just to make up my mind and buy some fun candy to add our Tiny Prints cards.  I know the Valentine's Day party at school for my boys is going to be perfect.

Don't miss out on your chance to make Valentine's Day much easier thanks to TinyPrints.com.  And you can follow Tiny Prints on Social Media outlets so you don't miss out on all their great sales and discounts.....

Follow Tiny Prints on Twitter.

"LIKE" Tiny Prints on Facebook.

Follow Tiny Prints boards on Pinterest.


Disclosure: I will receive a code for 50 Classroom Valentine's Day Cards from TinyPrints.com. No other compensation was received or exchanged. The above opinions are mine, and mine alone.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Mehlenbacher's Valentine's Day Taffy Giveaway via Facebook

Want to share that Mehlenbacher's Taffy is having a great Valentine's Day Giveaway on Facebook ending on Valentine's Day.

Don't miss out on your chance to win some of their Old Fashioned Taffy.

OR

Purchase some online today just in Time for your Sweetheart.

Good Luck!!!

Dublin Dog Dream Pack Giveaway $385 Value

I or should I say "WE" (Lucky and Radar) are huge fans of Dublin Dog Products!
A few months ago we were privileged to do a a great review and giveaway for Dublin Dog.  And I am pleased to report their collar are still in excellent condition.

Dublin Dog is sponsoring an Amazing Giveaway on their Facebook Page.....


Don't miss out on your opportunity to enter to win this amazing prize pack!

Good Luck!


Surf Sweets Gummy Candy and Jelly Beans Giveaway / Review Natural and Organic $10 Value

We are in the middle of winter here in the Midwest....but that doesn't mean we can't be craving the Ocean Breezes and traditonal summer time snacks.



I love the whole thought process that goes behind this amazing USA business....

"Naturally Delicious!"

Surf Sweets are making with Organic Fruit Juice and Sweeteners

PLUS....

There are FREE of Artificial Colors and Flavors!

AND....

They are made WITHOUT Corn Syrup.

PLUS.....

They all contain Vitamin C

AND.....

Gluten FREE....Casein FREE.....Made in a Facility FREE of the 10 Most Common Allergens.

Surf Sweets has created a fun and tasty line of treats including:


The Also are Currently Producing for Limited Time...

Fruity Hearts.  Perfect for Valentine's Day. 

Surf Sweets sent out a fun assortment for my boys to taste test and review PLUS to giveaway the same assortment to one lucky person.

It was so much fun watching the excitement over Surf Sweets.

They couldn't wait to get busy sampling!
Scoping the Sweet Treats out before the sampling!

My oldest son's favorite were the gummy worms.  He said they tasted very fruity and he liked that they didn't stick in his teeth.

My middle son said he LOVED all of them!!

My youngest really enjoyed the Jelly Beans.  Along with everything else.  There wasn't a single Surf Sweets gummie or jelly bean left on the plate after the sampling.

Who want to win some Surf Sweets?  Enter for your chance below....

Disclaimer: Surf Sweets provided me with free
samples of these products to review and sponsor a giveaway, and I was under no obligation to review it if

I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free product.

Perfect Valentine's Day Gift CC Brazilian Sweets Assorted Truffles Review


I first want to say...I love Social Media....Especially Facebook...

Are you asking why I felt the need to start this indulgent review with those select word?

Well, thanks to a Search on Facebook looking for something new and special for Valentine's Day, I found...



CCBrazilian Sweets is owned and operated by two Brazilians in Atlanta, GA. They offer a wide variety of unique and mouth watering authentic Brazilian style sweets. These assorted delicacies are offered as truffles or in 2oz shot glasses and can be custom ordered to fulfill your needs. These make a gorgeous presentation at Weddings, Bridal Showers, Parties, Baby Showers, Restaurants or any Special Occasion....Like Valentine's Day

I was thrilled when a box arrived in the mail from CC Brazilian Sweets (and so were my boys) to sample and review.  I wasn't sure what to expect where I have never tried authentic Brazilian Truffles before. 

I am pleased to report they are amazing and like no truffle I have had before.  I really enjoyed the handmade shapes of each sweet treat...each one was unique and special in their size and shape.  That just shows the hand crafting that is spent on each and very bite size ball of sweet goodness.

I was blessed by CC Brazilian Sweets with four different Truffle Flavors to enjoy.

White Chocolate with Coconut.....Pineapple with Coconut.....Pumpkin with Coconut.....Chocolate....
Each of these four flavors all contain sweetened condensed milk and butter....along with the main ingredients of the flavor like pure pumpkin, coconut flakes, milk chocolate and white chocolate.

My absolute favorite was the White Chocolate and Coconut Truffle.

It was creamy and rich and sweet with a crunch from the coconut on the outside of this truffle.  When I say creamy...it doesn't even begin to describe the almost thick liquidly center (in a very good way).  I really enjoyed small nibbles of this sweet confection with a hot cup of coffee.  They are very decadent as one is plenty to enjoy at a time....so they will last a little long which is nice to savory such a special treat.

The Pineapple with Coconut was my oldest sons favorite and my second favorite. 
I would have never thought to combine these two ingredients into a truffle...what a masterpiece of flavors and textures.  The coconut is sweet and slightly crunchy.  The center is rich and creamy with pieces of pineapple.  The pineapple added a refreshing sweet but tart at times element that raised this truffle to a whole other level.  Thank you CC Brazilian Sweets for thinking and creating something beyond a traditional American sweet treat.

The Pumpkin with Coconut Truffle was like a Holiday wrapped up into a little bite size ball.
Aren't these beautiful?  I love the color!!
This CC Brazilian Sweets Truffle was so smooth, just like pumpkin pie.  The outside of the truffle was coated in beautiful sparkling large grains of sugar.  The inside was like a perfect pumpkin pie with some coconut added for flavor and texture.  LOVE 'UM!!!

The Chocolate CC Brazilian Truffle...
The Chocolate Truffles are very fun to look at with all the chocolate sprinkles covering every inch.  These were enjoyed by my boys....chocolate and chocolate sprinkles they couldn't ask for anything more. 

Disclaimer: CC Brazilian Sweets provided me with free
samples of these products to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if
I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free product.

Friday, January 27, 2012

BrytonPick Reusable Oral Care in Seconds Review

I have a confession to make....I totally have a tooth phobia!!

I truly force myself to go to the dentist every six months for a cleaning...and believe it or not I actually went in for my cleaning today (I am happy to report...no cavities!)  I know the importance of dental hygiene...but most of the time I really don't enjoy or like it.

I am always on the look out for new dental products that I can use and maybe enjoy.  One of my biggest tooth hang ups in flossing.  I find it painful as my teeth are very close together.  Many times I get the floss stuck in between my teeth and finally have to give up and pull it out from the side of my teeth. 

Today I received an innovative dental product to review.


To be honest I had never heard of BrytonPick before...It is a stringless flosser designed to clean between teeth after every meal.
I was surprised to see instead of a string...BrytonPick uses a very thin, rounded and flexible piece of stainless steal (considered germ resistant) to make the cleaning strips (one of each end).  The strips are just as thick as floss if not a little thinner.  And the BrytonPick is reusable, with recommended replacement every 30 days.  Just make sure to clean your BrytonPick with alcohol, hot water, napkin or tissue in between use.

The BrytonPick is very easy to use.
1) Keep mouth open in a smiling position
2) Gently insert either end between teeth
3) Slide between teeth inside and out

Each BrytonPick comes with its own carry pouch that fits in any wallet/purse/pocket.  BrytonPick is stylish, convenient and discreet.  How perfect to use it daily and even on the go to remove food debris and plaque from between teeth after meals and snacks. And they are FDA Registered.
I admit I have been guilty in the past when I have ended up with something stuck in my teeth and no floss around, to use anything and everything to get that something out...including a sheet of paper, knife, paper clip...I could go on for days.  Now thanks to BrytonPick I will not have to get creative with my oral hygiene....I will keep one of by BrytonPicks in my desk drawer at work and the other with me at all-times in its convenient carry case.
I actually find these easy and pleasant to use.  They don't hurt my teeth and I am able to get through my close fitting teeth very easily.  Thank you BrytonPick for helping me make a lifestyle change with my flossing.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Biscottea and Bis*coffee Flavored Shortbreads Review and Gluten Free Line

Around a month ago, I had the opportunity to review a Gift Basket from Good Health Baskets.com . It came filled with tons of products...including Biscottea. 

I first thought what a fun name and play on words.  After one bite of Blueberry Biscottea.....I transformed into a HUGE FAN of this All Natural Shortbread.  Each bite was perfection with a balance of buttery goodness and earthy blueberries.

I had to find out more.....I searched online and found Biscottea's website.  Which then lead me to Bis*coffee.....and then on to Biscottea's Facebook Page and Twitter Account.  My head was spinning with excitement and my stomach was rumbling wanting to try more of the flavors....

I was blessed by Biscottea and my stomach thanks you!  Biscottea sent me out an amazing sampler package to review......ouuuuuuuuuu......so many choices!!!

Biscottea Chai Tea Shortbread..... The sweet smell of Organic Chai Spices..Perfect on a Cold Winter's Day.  Each bite was more soothing than the prior.  I love the flaky, buttery texture and the comforting combination of spices.

Gluten Free Biscottea Chai Tea Shortbread....  This Shortbread was more like a crispy cookie with delicate spices mixed in.  Totally different than the above Biscottea....But still a labor of love.

Gluten Free Biscottea Blueberry Shortbread....Great tasting cookie....perfect and crunchy and full of a nice blueberry flavor...not fake tasting at all.

Earl Grey Biscottea Shortbread....made me feel like I was eating one of my favorite mugs of tea.  I enjoy the smoothness and floral undertones.

Mint Tea Biscottea Shortbread... Refreshing....Cooling.....Perfect for summertime.

Rooibos (Red Tea) Shortbread...I wasn't sure what to expect with this flavor...it is sweet, earthy and light....great with a weak cup of tea. 

Espresso Coffee Bis*coffee...As a coffee lover...this was a delectable treat with the full flavor and body of coffee greeting your taste buds with every bite.

Cappuccino Bis*coffee...Nice and smooth, just like a real Cappuccino.  Very easy to eat one....two...three......etc.
Traditional Scottish square shortbread baked with real tea and real coffee. Made from all-natural and organic ingredients, they contain only 100 calories per serving and have no artificial flavors or food coloring = Biscottea.

Who wants some Biscottea????  Buy some online today.

Disclaimer:Biscottea provided me with free
samples of these products to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if
I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free product.