Sunday, March 30, 2014

Jonty Jacobs Review

Jonty Jacobs specialize in providing the highest quality dried beef products to the market to satisfy the need for natural, untainted and delicious beef products.
While relatively unknown to most U.S. consumers, Biltong (dried beef slices) & Droewors (dried beef sausage) are traditional beef delicacies which originated in South Africa.
Unlike many Beef Jerky products flooding the US market, Jonty Jacobs Biltong & Droewors do not contain chemicals/additives and are not cured using sodium nitrates.


Benefits of Bilton (dried beef slices)
It's a Gourmet Beef Snack
Its 54% pure protein
It's ideal for a Low Carb Diet
It's good for a High Protein Diet
It's the Healthy Alternative to all other Beef Snacks
It's made in the USA and is USDA approved
Biltong is a "Clean" food
Has a 3 year shelf life

More facts
Gluten Free
No MSG
No Sodium Nitrite
No Preservatives
No Artificial Colorings
No Harmful Ingredients or Chemicals
All the Regular products have 0g Sugar

The products: Biltong Slices - Traditional Cut - Original Spice & Grass Fed
Biltong Slices - Lean Cut - Original Spice & Grass Fed
Biltong Slices - Lean Cut - Original Spice
Biltong Slices - Lean Cut - Grass Fed
Droewors - Dried Beef Sausage Spicy
Droewors - Dried Beef Sausage Spicy - Grass Fed
Biltong Slab - Traditional Cut
Biltong Slab - Lean Cut
and Jonty Jacobs Spice Blend
Click here to read the description of the products here.

Opinions: The Droewors -- spicy, but not enough spice. Could have used a bit more heat. I like my products spicy. My co-workers enjoyed this very much. The spice was enough for them. As for the Bilton Slices-- we could taste all the spices in every bite. It was definitely a different type of food that I've eaten before, but it was good different. They are premium products, that are natural and tasty. I shared with my work mom and dad, and they were 100% fans. If they had to pick between the three of them they said: The Biltong Products. We finished off the packs within a day.

You can find them on the social networks of:
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and remember ""Whatever you do, don't call it jerky"

Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Big Slice Apples Review & Giveaway

Big Slice Apples were first cooked in Grandma Hoerner’s farm kitchen, made from apples straight from the orchard in the late 1800s. Her grandson, Duane McCoy, inherited his grandmother’s recipe. Recalling the wonderful flavor from his youth, he worked hard to replicate her recipe, finding the perfect blend of firm apples and sweet fruit-juice sweetened sauce. From that first all natural recipe, more fantastic flavors have been developed, sixteen in all.

When you buy a big slice apple, a donation is made to a charity called "Sparkle Life" helping woman in need! They are sold in Targets all over. Head over to a Target now, trust me you don't want to miss out on a Big Sliced Apple.

Facts: 100% natural
Non GMO
Gluten free
Healthy snack
Ready to eat on the go
Made with only real fruits
No high fructose corn syrup
and Fat free

You can eat them directly out of the pouch, or you can enjoy them any other way you'd like. I decided to put them on top of my ice cream/yogurt. Way healthier than going to the fro yo place down the street and paying for all those unhealthy toppings!
BLUEBERRY POMEGRANATE- BOYSENBERRY CHOCOLATE-CINNAMON FRENCH TOAST
RASPBERRY HIBISCUS & GREEN COFFEE EXTRACT-NATURAL-PINEAPPLE PASSION FRUIT & FIBER
CHERRY-VANILLA

There are three categories for the apples: Pure, Fit, and Luxe Pure is just something simple. Fit "energy, power, balance, and beauty." Luxe indulging. Head over to the products page to see what each of the categories offer. Below is how I enjoyed my apples :)
Are you interested in trying some yourself? Enter below, and you too can win a few packages of Big Slice Apples to enjoy! If not, and you want some right now,head over to your local Target and try them out! Good luck!!



Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Canyon Bakehouse Review

Canyon Bakehouse is a dedicated gluten-free bakery located in Loveland, Colorado. We recognize the need for great-tasting, gluten-free products that combine great flavor with soft texture and healthy ingredients.
Canyon Bakehouse opened for business in November 2009, making gluten free bread for the Rocky Mountain Region of Whole Foods. We have experienced fast growth as the word has spread about our delicious and nutritious breads. We are now available across the country in over 1,000 stores.
Our mission at Canyon Bakehouse is to create Delicious and Nutritious Gluten-Free Breads that the Whole Family will enjoy. Our unique varieties have been specifically created to bring the distinctive flavor and texture of "regular" bread to those adhering to a gluten free diet.


Bread. I'm always asked to buy some bread at the store, and I'm always looking for different breads for my boyfriend to try. Canyon Bakehouse sent me a few loaves to try! The products they have to offer:
7-grain bread
Cinnamon Raisin
Mountain White
Deli Rye Style
Rosemary & Thyme Focaccia
Hamburger/Hotdog Bugs
and Cranberry Crunch Muffins


I received the 7 grain and the cinnamon raisin. I love all things cinnamon raisin. This was amazing. We had it with breakfast last weekend. When I was younger I would always have some sort of cinnamon raisin bread or bagel when I was visiting my grandparents. This bread brought back some memories. My boyfriend has been using the 7-grain for lunch this week.
My boyfriend really wants me to make something for dinner Sunday night that incorporates the Focaccia. He's really anxious to try it. I got some sundried tomato dipping sauce to make from another review I did. This will be a good idea to make use for the focaccia.
It's almost warm season! We grill a lot and have people over. Hamburger/Turkey burgers are a big hit. Right now the buns are in the freezer, but as soon as we start grilling, these will definitely get in some good use.

Canyon Bakehouse also has recipes for use of the products. I really want to try the 7-Grain Breakfast Sandwich and French Toast Bread Pudding. Do they sell their products near you? Connect with Canyon Bakehouse on facebook and twitter.

Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Real McCoy Snax Review

What would you do if you came home to this many boxes on your front porch? My boyfriend had a fit, but I was quite excited to open them all up. What was inside? Real McCoy Snax. The goodness of whole grain brown rice and sesame seeds are cooked into each chip giving the Real McCoy's Rice Chips a very unique taste and appearance." There are three types of snax:
Rice Puffs
Rice Chips
and Bulgur Wheat Chips


The puffs are wonderful. There are Vermont White Cheddar, Jalapeno Cheddar, and Hatch Chile. I'm a huge fan of the Jalapeno and Chili ones. I love anything with a "kick" to it. The jalapeno ones stay in my office and I need a new bag already! My boyfriend is a fan of the cheddar. He loves puffs.
The rice chips: Sweet & Spicy, Worcester & Chives and Original Sea Salt. My absolute favorite out of the chips besides the Jalapeno puffs are the sweet and spicy rice chips. I don't think there's enough bags to go around for those (and I have a lot). My boyfriend and I finished off one bag together in a day. They are THAT good.
Last but not least the Wheat Bulger chips: Pico de gallo and Sea salt. Bulgur wheat is created from an ancient process of sprouting grains, over 4000 year old process The sea salt could use a little more salt, but it's great with some dips, and the pico de gallo is another favorite.

The Rice Chips and the Rice Puffs are Gluten Free. The rice chips and the wheatberry chips are vegan. You can buy them on amazon. You can visit them on facebook and twitter.

All I have to say is thank you to Real Mccoy Snax for the generous samples. You have made myself, my boyfriend, my friends and co-workers very happy. We have enough snax to last us a long time. I'm very happy to continue snacking on them. They are very, very, very good.

Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Kitchen Fusion Review

"Kitchen Fusions is a foodie's paradise for those who love great food and like to share those great tastes with friends and family. Is there anything better to share with those you care about than a seat at your table? We are a small American manufacturer with a diverse offering of unique products to tantalize your taste buds. We produce all of our products in our facility that is certified organic by QCS and regularly inspected by the Department of Agriculture. We pride ourselfs on using all natural ingredients purchased from companies here in the US.read more here

Kitchen Fusions offers four different brands:
Instant Gourmet
Fusion Flavors
Jodie's Kitchen
& Autumn Harvest

I received something from instant gourmet and something from fusion flavors.
Instant Gourmet are unique spice blends. The Original. No salt and no silicone. I'm always looking for spices that don't contain salt. This is good for meats, fish, eggs, veggies, and soups. It can be used as a rub or just a seasoning. I used this on top of my veggies the other day. It's always nice to add some kind of flavor to plain foods. My boyfriend and I plan to use this more as the weather starts getting nicer. We plan to grill out a lot, and this is going to be perfect on our grilled chicken. I can't wait to try this as a marinade. Check out the other instant gourmet spices here.
Sundried Tomato Asiago Herb Olive Oil Dip. I am a huge fan of Sundried tomatoes, and I'm also a huge fan of asiago. Combined they are just as good. I made this the other day when we were having some guests over, and we had some pita bread to dip into it. There were no complaints. It was gone very fast. It's really easy to make too! Not only is it good for a dip, but also as a marinade for your fish/poultry. Check out the other fusion flavors here.

If you are into baking breads, then Autumn Harvest Brand is what you're looking for. There are so many different flavors and different products for you to chose from with Kitchen Fusions. Do they sell any of the products near you? If you're not sure what to make with the spices, or you just want to spice up your cooking, try out any of the recipes they have to offer here. I've really enjoyed trying out the products I received. Check out Kitchen Fusions today.

Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Fragrant Jerky Review

Fragrant Jerky is the only Singapore Bak Kwa specialty shop in the United States. It's made fresh daily , flame-grilled to perfection individually by hand and then sold on the premise.
Fragrant Jerky comes in a variety of different flavors:
Original Flavor Pork Jerky
Spicy Flavor Jerky
Original Flavor Bacon Jerky
Original Flavor Minced Pork Coin Jerky
Original Flavor Tender Beef Jerky
Spicy Flavor Tender Beef Jerky
Black Pepper Tender Beef Jerky
Lemongrass Tender Beef Jerky

I'm sure you're curious to know what Bak Kwa is. Find out here! Very informative!

I received their Singapore-Style BBQ Pork Jerky. I shared this with work. Some of the feedback I received:
"I could easily eat this in between some bread and cose-slaw. I'd make it into a jerky sandwich"
"This is so great. It's so sweet, do you have anymore?"
"I love the bbq flavor taste to it. I could eat this all day long"


I like how the jerky comes. In a huge sheet and you can cut down to portion size and still have leftovers. I would definitely eat this in part of a sandwich too with some other toppings, although it is good to eat on your own. It's different, but definitely has my vote. I love the bbq taste to it, and it's very moist and tender. I definitely think you should give it a try.
You can find Fragrant Jerky on the web, or on facebook and twitter.

Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Sito's Foods Review

Spain, Italy, Greece, Egypt... at least 16 countries border on the Mediterranean Sea. The shared traditional cuisine of these countries builds on the healthy basics of fresh garden vegetables, flavorful herbs and spices, and most importantly olive oil. Every meal becomes a joyous gathering, a delicious celebration, a contest of mirth and generosity, and a chance to show off and enjoy family culinary secrets. We invite you to continue the tradition with our delicious, homemade, Mediterranean Dressing - made with 100% extra virgin olive oil - and turn your next meal into a happy gathering of family and friends!

I love all things Mediterranean. I was sent:
SITO'S MEDITERRANEAN SALAD DRESSING The original signature secret salad dressing - created by Mikhail Khalil, and served in his restaurant for nearly 40 years - is a delicious blend inspired by the Mediterranean Sea and its renowned healthy lifestyle. Made with Imported Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic, Sea Salt and Spices - Sito's Mediterranean Salad is bursting with life and flavor!
I used this right away. I didn't even let it sit in the fridge to get cooler. I wanted to try it as soon as I opened the box. I put it on top of my salad and was quite impressed. The other part that I was impressed with (not only the taste) was that there were .5 carbs and only 77 calories per serving. I've been trying to find low carb salad dressings that I really enjoyed, and this couldn't have come at a better time.


The other salad dressings that Sito has to offer are: POMEGRANATE FATOUSH DRESSING and CEDAR MINT TABOULI DRESSING. Two of my favorite Mediterranean dishes. I love tabouli so I can only imagine how delicious that dressing is, and I love fatoush salads. When I was living back home with my parents, every Monday after work my mom would go get a fatoush salad. She always got enough to share with me. Whenever I go to Whole Foods, I always get some tabouli and spread it all over my hummus for a wrap! The dressing I received, I've decided that it's not just going to be used for salads, but also for bread/pita dipping. Just check out the recipes that you can use with this dressing. Doesn't the chicken kabobs just get your mouth watering?

Sito's Mission: Our mission is to raise all people's consciousness and awareness of a healthier lifestyle by offering them delicious, natural products which make eating, and life, more enjoyable.
Go on the website and explore. Read the health facts. An online store will be coming soon so you too can buy some of the dressings. Follow them on twitter. Thank you to Sito's for letting me try some of your dressing and taking me back to the foods that I enjoy most!


Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Isabelt Review and Giveaway

Isabelt isABelt is the Original invisible belt, the MUST HAVE Fashion “fix-it” accessory. A thin, strong and flexible clear plastic belt, that virtually disappears when worn, providing you with the assurance that all is secure without even knowing it’s there. isABelt prevents back gap, slippage and of course, belt bulk and belt bulge. The isABelt solves all of these fashion issues and many more.

You know when you put on a belt, the belt buckle has some sort of bulge to it? You look in the mirror and you wonder how to get rid of that bulge? Well now you can. That's what isabelt if all about. It gets rid of that bulge, it doesn't look like you're wearing a belt at all. I don't take pictures of myself, so these pictures were taken off the website. But this shows you what I'm talking about:

The Isabelt:
eliminates belt bulk
instantly slimming
magnetic clasp
easy to travel with

Is it easy to put on? Of course, just watch this video. Or if you want to watch it now:
I really like the isabelt. I've stopped wearing belts mainly because of the bulge, but also because I haven't been able to find one that suits me. The isabelt is great because it's invisible and gets rid of the bulge. I've bee able to wear my clothes with out trying to figure out how to hide the bulge. I don't remember the last time I wore a belt before isabelt. You too can win yourself one. Enter below.

There are other products you can check out as well. Click here. Interested in learning more? Find them on facebook, and twitter. Enter below for your change to win one of these awesome invisible belts! Good Luck!

Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Purex Crystals Limited Edition Review & Giveaway

What better time to have Purex Crystals Limited Edition then the first day of Spring? Just look at the bottle, all spring colors! Puts you in a good mood too!


Scents Fabulously Fresh (above)
Fresh Spring Water
Lavender Blossom
Tropical Splash
and Mountain Breeze

How does it work:
"Purex Crystals are 87% natural crystals that go in at the start of the wash, so they spend more time with your laundry infusing them with long-lasting freshness. You can find this in the fabric softener aisle. Using this will make your clothes smell 'fabulously fresh' and clean.

Enter here to try and win a $1000 shopping spree!

Enter below to win a free coupon for your own bottle of Purex Fabulously Fresh! Good Luck.

Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Friday, March 21, 2014

Tillamook Country Smoker Jerky Review

Jerky, Jerky, and more Jerky. That's what I'm obsessed with these days. I really have been enjoying trying out new jerky and sharing it with all of you! This Jerky comes from Tillamook Country Smoker. , or the nickname TCS jerky!
They have a great story, read it here. I'm actually eating the Jerky right now as we speak.

This is my favorite. It's really hard to choose, but since I actually ate one of the bags in one sitting, this is definitely my favorite. Old Fashioned Beef Jerky. The jerky is all natural, 97% fat free, gluten free, no msg added, only 80 calories per serving, 7g of carbs, 10 grams of protein and really good. Normally I share my jerky. Not this time. This is all for me!
Sea Salt and Pepper. This is my boyfriends favorite. I haven't tried it, and I doubt I will. He ate half of one pack last night, and the 2nd will be gone before the weekend is over. He is very picky when it comes to flavor, and if he enjoys this one, well he can have it all!
Teriyaki. This is a guilty pleasure of mine too. I love all things Teriyaki. SO incredibly good. Teriyaki will be the last bag I have left. I might hold onto it for awhile, although I doubt that will happen. This is very addicting Jerky. The best part... other jerky's I've tried have been a bit too salty. Not with these. Jerky literally has become my favorite snack.

Other flavors of the All Natural Jerky: Honey Glazed
Smoked Jalapeno (i really wish i could try this)
more check them out here


They also have beef steak nuggets, soft/tender style, meat sticks, sausage, jerky chew, nuts, gear, and gift packs. So many choices to choose from!

Go over to the website, buy some tasty jerky. Or you can find them on Facebook and Twitter.

Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Lucky Brand Jerky Review

I'm totally new to the Jerky world. I always said in the past "i don't like jerky" but I never tried it. I recently tried it with a few other companies and now am anxious to explore all the jerky I can find! Lucky Brand Jerky sent some of their products to me. Here's a little information about Lucky Brand and their jerky and what makes them different than the rest:
Family owned and operated, generations of consistency and integrity
Cattle are all natural from birth (antibiotic, hormone, and growth promotant free)
Extended days on feed resulting in superior marbling
All-vegetarian diet for cattle, made with ingredients grown in the Midwest
Compassionate and humane animal welfare is maintained
Pasture rotation and environmentally-responsible grazing methods are employed
One of the most high-tech cold-storage facilities in the U.S.
Beef is processed and shipped from USDA inspected facilities
Sourced and supplied beef for one of the nation's leading natural retailers for over 10 years

Beef Sticks. This is a first for me. I'm used to the pieces and beef sticks were different! I received each of the flavors: Original, Teriyaki, Red pepper and peppered. My boyfriend snagged the Original away from me. That's okay! I tried the red pepper and my co-worker tried the peppered. I like things with a "kick" to them, and the red pepper had just that. Won my vote! I still have teriyaki left. It won't be here for long though! It's a good snack on the go for me. Then we got some Slab Jerky. My boyfriend was very happy with this. He doesn't like the sticky jerky, only the slab. He ate the original and we shared the teriyaki.
I still have the red pepper and peppered left, but again it won't last long.

What I like best about jerky: the great taste, and the low carbs. Read more about the slab jerky here and beef sticks here. Lucky also has sticky jerky and dog treats! There is such a variety! I'm really excited that I was able to try some of this Jerky. It's awesome to see the varieties that are out there. Such a great tasting snack. Check out Lucky Brand Jerky today!

Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part

Monday, March 17, 2014

Wave Bar Review

Wave bars are granola bars packed with so many vegetables. However, they taste pretty good! You can't even tell there are vegetables inside which makes it a whole lot better.

They have a pretty awesome story. Interested? Read it here. Their goal: Our goal was to create the ultimate granola bar that had an ingredient list and nutritional panel that parents are looking for, combined with a taste and consistency that kids (and adults) love. We aren’t aware of any other granola bars out there where the 1st ingredient listed is naturally dried fruits and vegetables.
Each Wave Bar™ contains:
½ serving of veggies (5 different ones: carrots, pumpkin, beets, kale and broccoli), per USDA ½ serving of fruit per USDA The unique nature of our product really creates an opportunity to educate children about what’s in their food. We aren’t trying to replace the importance of eating fresh fruit and veggies everyday, but people will always like to snack, and we want to help make it a more meaningful, healthier, and tastier experience.


Some more facts for you:
soft consistency
perfect size
low in sodium
good source of fiber
all non-GMO ingredients
vegan and certified kosher


They offer two flavors: Mixed Berry, and Baked Apple.
My favorite is the baked apple. I love all things apple, so this just adds to the list. It's a perfect snack on the go for me. I'm always looking for low sodium foods. This bar has 20mg of sodium, 170 calories, 3g of dietary fiber, 3g of protein. It literally tastes like a baked apple. I couldn't believe that I couldn't taste any of the hidden veggies inside of it.

This is a perfect snack for kids. The veggies that are hidden are:
carrots
pumpkin
beets
broccoli
and kale
They will be eating a tasty and healthy bar, and they won't even know that's healthy either! Are you interested yet? Check out Natural G Foods (wave bars) on facebook, twitter and instagram. Or better yet, go over to their website, check them out, and buy a bar or two!


Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part