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Friday, October 30, 2015

Seattle Chocolates Holiday Chocolates Review - #HGG


seattle chocolates has become known for delivering smooth, all natural satisfaction with every bite.

Jean ThompsonThat’s because owner and CEO Jean Thompson understands that chocolate is more than an exquisite treat.  It is also a way to connect, a gift, a salve. It’s one of life’s fabulous little pleasures.

So Jean and her team fuss over the details of sourcing the most flavorful, responsibly grown and produced chocolate, and sourcing the globe for delicious and all natural ingredients. Then we bring these elements together to create a flavor profile that is innovative, balanced and pleasing every time. And of course, we make sure our chocolate is always stylish and gift worthy – even if it’s only for you.

Both inside our walls and beyond, Jean and the entire Seattle Chocolates team are dedicated to community. We believe food (and chocolate) connects us all, nourishing our spirit as well as fueling our bodies. We actively support and donate our resources to organizations that better the lives of American families specifically those groups dedicated to abolishing hunger.

We created our new jcoco line with the focus of feeding hungry families, at its core. For each jcoco bar sold, we donate a serving of fresh healthy food to those in need, for every bar sold.

manifesto

We believe in surrounding yourself with things you love.

We believe in licking the spoon.

We believe in colorful moments and daydreams.

We believe that looks DO matter.

We believe a little bit of indulgence every day is the way to go.

We believe that chocolate helps people live in the moment.

We believe laughter is life’s best accessory – makes you sexy and goes with every single thing in your closet.

We believe that chocolate can make a difference in our hungry world.


Apr├Ęs ski, cozy up to the fire, Jean-Claude and a hot buttered rum. Those frosty toes won’t be the only thing melting.

Buttery, smooth, with a light hint of rum and toffee crunch in creamy milk chocolate, now using Rainforest Alliance Certified™ cocoa. 2.5 oz.


Va-va-va-voom! What up-and-coming starlet doesn’t love a candy cane treat. Now come here, darling, and pucker up!

Holiday favorite candy cane crunches in rich dark chocolate that uses Rainforest Alliance Certified™ cocoa. 2.5 oz.


Breakneck speeds on a Flexible Flyer might require Mom’s hot cocoa to thaw him out. Marshmallows-and love-included.

Creamy milk chocolate, featuring Rainforest Alliance Certified™ cocoa, with chewy marshmallow bits. 2.5 oz.


Chocolates for the hostess, eggnog for the tall, dark and handsome guest. Is he pausing under the mistletoe on purpose?

Eggy with sweet vanilla, cream and nutmeg create an almost frothy center in a smooth milk chocolate shell. 2.5 oz.


Yummy! The buttery aroma of fresh baked Christmas cookies are sure to bring your own snow angels in for a special treat.

White chocolate center with vanilla, cinnamon, & raw sugar crystals for texture in a creamy milk chocolate shell. 2.5 oz.


You could leave this treat for the man in red and his sleigh ride...OR you could just keep it for yourself. Sorry Santa!

HALFPOPS® half-popped popcorn with a dash of sea salt in rich dark chocolate. All natural kernels of corn are air-popped adding crunch and crackle to this fun new bar. Made with Rainforest Alliance Certified™ cocoa. 2.5 oz.

My Review:
Seattle Chocolate's Holiday Chocolates are to die for! Each and everyone of them is packed with holiday flavor and sure to put you in the holiday spirit. I absolutely love the festive packaging and think these would make a terrific gifts for around the office or a wonderful stocking stuffer for those you love. Each flavor is deliciously unique and sure to please everyone on your list. 

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Disclosure: I received product(s) for free, in exchange for my honest review. I only recommend products I've used personally, and believe will be good fit for consumers.

Jax Games Review - #HGG


                                            











Home of the fun and games people!

Ages 7+, 2-12 Players

Each card has the name of a capital with its location shown on the state. Players match the state's shape and color on the card to the same state and shape and color on the board, then place a chip on that space. When you have five in a row it's a . Players of all ages will have fun learning the states and their capitals while enjoying the fun, challenging play of the game.

My Review:
Sequence States & Capitals is so fun! I'm a huge fan of the original Sequence game so I knew this would be fun. As a homeschooling mom of four I also appreciate how educational it is. I'm amazed at how many states and capitals my kids have learned in just the few times we've played this game. I also have to admit it's really helping me to brush up on my geography skills. This is perfect for kids 7+, however my 5 year old played and did pretty well so if your kids have some knowledge about states and capitals they may do fine at a younger age. You can also have 2-12 players so this might be a great gift to get for all the teachers out there since it would be such a fun way to teach about states and capitals.

Ages 4-7
2-4 players

Players sound out the letter on their cards, match it to the beginning sound of a picture on the gameboard, then place a chip there. Each card features a letter of the alphabet in upper and lower case. Colored squares on the cards and gameboard help with faster recognition. When you have 4 of your chips in a row, you’ve got a ! Kids will have fun playing the great game of  while learning the letters of the alphabet. Dot your ‘i’s’ and cross your ‘t’s’...it’s the  way to learn your ABC’s!

My Review:
Sequence Letters is such a blast for younger kids! I absolutely love how quickly this has helped my daughter learn her letters and letter sounds. She was really struggling before and bored with the old ways of learning them. Sequence Letters has made learning fun and as a homeschooling mom, that's something I really appreciate. This would be a terrific gift this holiday season for young kids just starting to learn their letters and letter sounds. While I already know my letter sounds and letters I still had a blast playing Sequence Letters so this is also something parents can enjoy playing with their kids. Such an awesome game!

Ages 3-6
2-4 Players

A SEQUENCE GAME JUST FOR KIDS!

Play a card from your hand, place your chip on a corresponding character on the board...When you have 4 in a row, it's a SEQUENCE and you win! Use a UNICORN card to place your chip anywhere. Remove your opponent's chip with a DRAGON card. Have fun with you friends playing SEQUENCE®FOR KIDS™!

My Review:
Sequence for Kids is a hoot! My family and I love Sequence so we knew this would be a fun game for the kids. The kids love the animals and trying to get four in a row isn't always easy but it sure is fun! Sequence for Kids is perfect for kids age 3-6 and works best with 2-4 players. This would make a great addition to any game night collection!

Ages 6+
2-6 Players

NOAH AND THE FLOOD, MOSES AND THE BURNING BUSH, THE EMPTY TOMB ....

Inspiring stories within the Bible. Now children and adults can learn about the Old and New Testament as they play the fun game of SEQUENCE. Pictures representing Bible stories are displayed on each card and the gameboard. The cards also include a story title and scripture reference. Players match the picture on a card to the same picture on the board, then place their chip there. Five chips in a row wins the game! It’s the fun, challenging game of BIBLE SEQUENCE.

My Review:
Bible Sequence is such a blast! What a fun way to learn about and remember Bible stories. My kids absolutely love this game! I love that it challenges them to remember stories of the Bible and makes it so much fun. Bible Sequence is great for kids 6+ and works best with 2-6 players. This is a really fun game for game night and one that parents and older kids can play together over and over again. So much fun!

Ages 6+
2-4 Players

In BIBLE MATCH FOUR,™ there are eight Bible stories, each consisting of 4 different pictures and scripture references. Color-coded pictures help for faster recognition of each card group. Players draw or swap cards to try and be the first to collect all four cards from one story and win the game!

My Review:
Bible Match 4 is so fun! It's perfect for kids age 6+ and works best with 2-4 players. I love that this helps my kids learn scripture references all while having a blast. The cards are color coded to make things easy but I absolutely love how well this is helping my kids learn about the eight Bible stories the cards reference. Such a fun and educational game!

Ages 8+
2-6 Players

Learn about animals and their environments as you follow the stone trail through the world’s habitats. Draw a “Wisdom & Consequence” card to learn about environmental hazards and to discover ways in which you can help improve the environment. With every correct answer to an animal or habitat question on the “Knowledge” cards, you collect one “Habitat” card. Collect two cards from each habitat to become an “Earth Steward” and win the game. It’s a fun expedition around the world for family and friends when you “HIT THE HABITAT TRAIL!”

My Review:
Hit the Habitat Trail! is such a terrific game! My daughter loves animals and one of her favorite things is learning about them. This game helps kids learn all about animals and their habitats. Hit the Habitat Trail! is perfect for ages 8+ and works best with 2-6 players. It makes learning about animals and their habitats fun and rewarding. Hit the Habitat Trail! is an awesome addition to family game night and would make a terrific gift for kids that love animals. 

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Disclosure: I received product(s) for free, in exchange for my honest review. I only recommend products I've used personally, and believe will be good fit for consumers.

Honest Kids Appley Ever After & Tropical Tango Punch Review


Our Mission

Honest Tea seeks to create and promote great-tasting, healthier, organic beverages. We strive to grow our business with the same honesty and integrity we use to craft our products, with sustainability and great taste for all.


It takes white grape, orange, and mango to tango.*

Ahhh ... do you feel that tropical breeze? No? Well, just try our naturally refreshing Tropical Tango Punch on for size. The tropical fruity flavors of white grape, orange, and mango will make you want to do the tango - but don't worry, it's a breeze!


Once upon a time, apple made a splash.

Appley Ever After is a refreshing, organic apple juice drink from concentrate that will leave your taste buds feeling happy and satisfied, just like a classic storybook ending.

My Review:
Honest Kids Appley Ever After & Tropical Tango Punch are so yummy! My kids absolutely loved them and honestly didn't even notice that they contain no additional sugar. My kids love juice and so do I but I'm not a fan of all the sugar they contain. So, love that Honest Kids Appley Ever After & Tropical Tango Punch are all natural and only contain fruit juice for sweetness. Honest Kids Appley Ever After & Tropical Tango Punch are a great healthy option. The flavors are pure and it's a pureness you can taste with every sip!

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The Sneaky Chef No-Nut Butters Review


Missy Chase Lapine is best known as the creator of the wildly successful Sneaky Chef series of books, including her first, a New York Times bestseller, The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids’ Favorite Meals (Running Press, April 2007). Missy’s second book, The Sneaky Chef: How to Cheat on Your Man in the Kitchen, was published in April 2008, helping to lower cholesterol levels across the nation. Her third book in the series, The Sneaky Chef to the Rescue (April 2009), was inspired by her passionate readers and their special requests. Missy's latest innovation, Sneaky Fitness, (co-authored with fitness expert Larysa DiDio) cleverly instills the love of movement and fitness in kids. It hit the shelves in January 2010, and has topped children's fitness lists. The Sneaky Chef and Sneaky Fitness books have inspired not only families around the country, but have established a whole new healthy eating and lifestyle brand category. 

Missy is a member of Parenting Magazine’s team of experts, the “Mom Squad,” a panel of high-profile experts who are featured regularly in the industry-leading magazine. She has been a cooking instructor at New York’s finest culinary schools, and also serves on the Children’s Advisory Council of New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, where Sneaky Chef recipes are served to patients. Sneaky Chef exclusive prepared foods are also featured and sold at select Whole Foods Markets. 

Missy and her work have been featured in a variety of local and national media, including television appearances on “The Today Show,” “Fox & Friends,” and “700 Club,” and radio interviews on National Public Radio, WOR, Martha Stewart Radio, as well as others. Missy has also contributed to and been featured in many national magazines and websites, including Parenting, SELF, First, Family Fun, and Scholastic Magazine, Education.com, ModernMom.com, HotMomsClub.com, SheKnows.com, Mamapedia.com and more. 

A highly sought after speaker on the topics of food, health, and family, Missy has visited numerous non-profit organizations, hospitals, and consumer cooking and health fairs across the United States where she presents her unique concept and gives dynamic demonstrations. She has also presented to trade associations such as the American Dietetic Association and the School Nutrition Association. 

Missy actively engages the public through her state-of-the-art consumer friendly website, www.TheSneakyChef.com and answers all inquiries from her readers and fans directly. 

Missy is the former publisher of Eating Well magazine and is the founder of BabySpa, a natural baby product line. She lives in Westchester County, New York, with her husband and two daughters. And while they have long ago caught on to (and now love) her stealth health tricks, families around the country are being introduced to America’s Sneaky Mom and her methods every day.


is made from naturally sweet and "nutty" tasting golden peas. It is a delicious peanut butter alternative, without a trace of peanuts, tree nuts, seeds, or soy! Enjoy! 

I'm the Sneaky Chef, known for hiding healthy veggies in everyone's favorite meals. I can't wait for you and your family to try my new line of delicious No-Nut Butter! They've got all the taste of peanut butter - without the peanuts! 

Parents love these nut-free spreads made from a legume - golden peas - a variety of garden peas that are sweet, naturally nutty tasting and packed with vegetable nutrition. Kids love the "peanutty" taste. 

The Sneaky Chef Creamy No-Nut Butter 

Smooth texture, "peanutty" taste, no nut allergens, great for nut-free schools. Get ready to experience the taste of a PB & J again! 

All Non GMO Ingredients: Yellow Peas, Canola Oil, Powdered Sugar (contains Tapioca Starch), Palm Fruit Oil, Salt, Mono- & Diglycerides (Vegetable Source), Cocoa Powder, Natural Flavors. CONTAINS PEAS (LEGUME) - 16 oz jar.


The classic taste of chocolate and peanut butter, without the peanuts! Enjoy a bit of indulgence, without fear of nut allergens. Good straight out of the jar or spread on almost anything! 
Ingredients: Non GMO Canola Oil, Non GMO Yellow Peas, Sugar, Cocoa Powder, Palm Oil, Salt, Mono- & Diglycerides, Natural Vanilla. CONTAINS PEAS (LEGUME) - 16 oz jar.
Click here for Chocolate No-Nut Butter Nutrition Facts


FEATURES:
100% peanut and tree nut-free
Produced in a nut-free facility
Great for nut-free schools
All Natural
Soy free
No high fructose corn syrup
No hydrogenated oils
No artificial colors or flavors
Gluten free
BPA free jar
Awesome taste!

My Review:
The Sneaky Chef No-Nut Butters are delicious! My kids and I absolutely loved the chocolate and creamy flavors! I love that these are nut-free because it seems like so many kids these days have peanut allergies. I also love that they don't contain any high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, artificial colors or flavors. They're also Gluten free and come in a BPA free jar. Our favorite way to eat the chocolate is straight out of the jar or on apples. The creamy is really good on apples and is my kids favorite afternoon snack. I'm amazed how how great these taste considering they're main ingredient is yellow peas. What an awesome way to get kids to eat healthy!

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Disclosure: I received product(s) for free, in exchange for my honest review. I only recommend products I've used personally, and believe will be good fit for consumers.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Fit Snack October Monthly Box Review


What's in a Fit Snack box?

Each Fit Snack box is packed with the most delicious and healthiest products on the market. We strive to include a diverse experience of full and sample size items that are as good as they are good for you.

Every box is different - half the fun is getting the mystery box of goodies delivered to your door each month.

What's in Fit Snack's October Monthly Box:

Caveman Foods

Caveman Foods Chicken Primal Bars are made with all natural chicken, fruits and spices, bringing you the cleanest source of on-the-go protein, unrivaled nutrition and incredible flavor.

High Brew Espresso

High Brew Coffee: Fair Trade, low-calorie, and a lot of natural caffeine. A cold brew for those who do.

Raw Rev Protein Bar

Made from minimally processed plant based ingredients and infused with organic raw superfoods, Rev Glo bars will leave you feeling satisfied from the inside out!

Love Grown Foods

Mighty Flakes are made with beans and lentils & are the first flaked cereals that are wheat & corn free! Might Flakes are a powerfully nutritious cereal and a great way to start your day!

Yummy Health Snack Bars

We use natural ingredients with real nutrients, like cocoa, coconut, almond butter and flax seed in our YummySnack Bar for clean energy that won't have kids bouncing off the walls and crashing moments later!

TRUProteins Whey Protein

TRUProteins is an Australian grass-fed whey protein concentrate with no GMO, artificial ingredients, or harmful fillers.

Fiona's Granola

Enjoy some Fiona's Vanilla Sunflower granola out of your fitsnack box for a delicious and healthy treat anytime!

Bonus Item

Peak Energy Mints

A healthier energy blend of caffiene +D-Ribose + B Vitamins backed up by clinical science that will give you a boost of sustainable energy without any crash or jitters. Let Peak Energy Mints dissolve in your mouth 15 minutes prior to any physical activity or take it "on the go" for portable energy on demand. "Reach for the Peak!"


My Review:
Fit Snack has done it yet again! This months box is packed with loads of healthy energy and protein to get you through any activity. I love everything in this box! It's so fun to try new healthy products every month. This is my favorite monthly subscription box!

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Crazy Foam Review - #HGG


IN THE BEGINNING...

Crazy Foam first appeared at bath time in 1965, manufactured by the American Aerosol Company. Released with a variety of characters both licensed and generic. The "Fun Foam Soap" made bath time more creative and interactive for kids. Combining a way to get clean with the novelty of playing with their favorite characters. Now, Crazy Foam arises from the foamy depths of the drain to make bath time fun once again. Bigger and better with a larger can and features an easily accessible button. The new Crazy Foam combines bodywash, shampoo, and conditioner. Still the fun foam we all know.




Never again will bath time be struggle. Emerging from the foamy depths of the drain a making bath time fun again with these crazy characters. Our new formula is a fun foam body wash, shampoo, and conditioner. Larger than the original and features an easy-to-access spray button

My Review:
Crazy Foam is so much fun! I think I remember having some of this as a kid for bath time and it was so much fun. I love that Crazy Foam is a body wash, shampoo, and conditioner all in one making bath time for kids as easy as can be. My kids had such a blast with Crazy Foam! They loved making foam hats in the bath with Crazy Foam and then enjoyed washing their own hair. I also loved that their hair was so easy to brush afterwards. I have three girls with long hair so the hair brushing struggle is real in my house. They also loved to wash their bodies with the foam and thanks to Crazy Foam are probably the cleanest kids on the block. Crazy Foam is the perfect gift for kids this holiday season. Not only is it so much fun but they come in so many fun characters!

AVAILABLE IN KROGER SUPERMARKETS

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