Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Naturally Nutty Review

Naturally Nutty sent us two flavors to review! Here's some info from their website:

Our almond butter is outstanding! We use fresh organic California almonds that come direct to us from the source.  All skins are left on the almonds during our process for the extra fiber benefits. The texture of our almond butter is smooth and creamy.  Free of GMOs!

We use the best organic peanuts in every flavor of our peanut butter, certified organic or not. We don't buy truckloads of peanuts that sit around, we buy smaller quantities that are used quickly to ensure optimal freshness. We grind our peanut butter to a nice smooth texture. Add in the extra organic flax and hemp and you have award winning flavor with a nutritional bonus.  Free of GMOs!

About Us and Our Story

I am a Vegan Mom who lives in Traverse City, Michigan with three great kids and a great husband.  I love peanut butter and began searching for the ultimate product for myself and, more importantly, my kids. I didn't trust the major brands and needed to know that my kids were eating pure, healthy food.  I was on a quest for a peanut butter that tasted amazing and, at the same time, was packed with natural and organic ingredients.  
I love hemp seed and flax seed because their benefits are endless (see health info page) but I couldn't find any peanut butter that used them.  While there are some good peanut butters out there, nothing seemed perfect.  I was looking for a healthy alternative to the major brands without compromising taste and texture and without the thick layer of oil on top.  Eventually I couldn't find what I was looking for and just decided to create my own with the help of friends and family and a lot of hard work.  Since the peanut butters were such a success I ventured into other nut and seed butters like almond, sunflower and pumpkin seed. Each one has its own challenges but I am so happy to be able to offer something for everyone with or without peanut and tree nut allergies.

Please enjoy the results of my quest and experimentation.  Each nut and seed butter is a unique gourmet concoction that is full of flavor and requires only a spoon (or clean finger).  Each flavor is created using my own unique recipes in small careful batches.  The process is completed in a Health Department approved facility and with strict and clean manufacturing practices.  All of my creations are made for all ages and truly handcrafted for health and a whole lot of happiness.
Try all of the flavors and enjoy!
 Our Review:
A-MAAAAAAZING! If you're looking for UNIQUE flavors of nut butter, Naturally Nutty is the way to go! Not only are there lots of options, they are completely NATURAL and full of wholesome ingredients! We enjoyed these flavors so much! The Cherry Toffee Peanut Butter was like dessert! The Vanilla Almond Butter was smooth and creamy and just plain awesome!

Please visit their website and order some for yourself! 

Sexy Pop Review

Sexy Pop sent us some popcorn to review. Here's some info from their website:
Sexypop is founded by Robert Ehrlich, Shaman of Snacks, and genius innovator. Robert has a powerful sense of what is next. Robert has created Chaos, Power Puffs, Past Life Puffs, Spirulina Spirals, Oatbran Potato Chips, Personality Puffs, Nude Food, Dude Food, sweet potato chips with soy, pesto chia chips, sourdough pretzels, caviar potato chips, kava kava chips, Girlfriends Booty, Plundered Pop, Timber Logs, Echinaca Shells, Moon Chips, Grateful Puffs, American Buds, Swag Granola, Swag Chips, Swag, Fruity Booty and many other iconic innovative snacks.
SexyPop is a global snack food company. Our company is based on fun and passion. Be smart, be thoughtful, be generous. Enjoy SexyPop. Order some for a friend or yourself today. It's really really good.
Sexy Pop is...
*Made from the finest ingredients *
GMO Free
Certified Kosher
Cholesterol Free
Zero Trans Fat
rBGH Free

Our Review:
YUUUUUUUUUMMY!!!! This popcorn was so tasty!!! The Brazilian Coconut was Kelsey's favorite (it was dessert AND popcorn in one! Can't beat that!) and the Black Pepper was Jared's favorite (loved how pepper-y it was!). We both enjoyed the Bangin' Cheddar, French Butter, and Lightly Salted just as well.

We loved that they were not filled with crazy artificial ingredients! This is a snack we feel GOOD about eating! 

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Bare Fruit Apple Chips Review

Bare Fruit sent us some Apple Chips to review! 
Here's some info from their website:

Bare Fruit is Fruit Undressed...

The fruit, the whole fruit and nothing but the fruit.

Bare Fruit is Delicious...

First and foremost, Bare Fruit Apple Chips and Fruit Chunks are Delicious. This is important because, let’s face it, if a snack does not taste great, you aren’t going to eat it.

Bare Fruit is Healthy...

Imagine a great tasting snack that is healthy too…Perfection! There are really several types of snacks on the market. Some are great tasting (potato chips really do taste good. But they aren’t good for you.) Some snacks are “better-for-you” (think of granola bars). But there are very few “good-for-you” snacks out there. An apple chip, baked (not fried or freeze-dried) tastes great while still being good-for-you in every way.

Our exclusive process bakes the chip in a way that the natural sugars caramelize on the outside. This provides a sweet and tart flavor combination without adding sugars or flavors. In some of our products we add organic cinnamon and other natural flavors to provide a variety to our customers.

Bare Fruit is Good for the Environment...

At Bare Fruit we focus a lot of our energy on not using energy. And, by 2013, we will be 100% carbon neutral. You can be proud that the snack your eating was farmed in a socially responsible way.

Bare Fruit is sourced in the United States...

Which is important for several reasons. US grown apples, pears, and other fruits have a quality advantage over those grown elsewhere. For example, the climate in the Pacific Northwest is perfect for growing the sweetest apples in the world. Also, by keeping things close to home, we reduce carbon emissions and support the US economy. We control the process from our Organic Orchards through our exclusive Bake-Dried processing, we use no additional preservatives or chemicals ensuring that you are giving your family the very best.

Our Review:
LOVE LOVE LOVE! These apple chips were great! They weren't too crunchy, but weren't too soft, they were juuuuuust right. (Sounds like Goldilocks and the three bears! haha!) We were very pleased to find out that each bag has 3 APPLES in it!!! WOW!

These were the PERFECT healthy treat to round out our meals. We also enjoyed these in our yogurt for a little pizazz! The Caramel was our favorite!  

They also have Coconut Chips, which we will be reviewing later on the blog, so stay tuned! :) 

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Cascadian Farms Protein Bars Review

Cascadian Farms sent us their new protein bars to review. Check out their website for more info.

Our Review:
WE LOVED THESE! Honey Roasted Nut had the perfect combination of peanuts, almonds, and honey that made these taste DELICIOUS! Jared enjoyed the extra chocolate chip and peanut butter addition to the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip flavor. (I don't eat chocolate). These not only tasted great, but they had 9g of protein to tame our hunger (for a little while... we have big appetites! ;) Gotta eat big when we are so active!)


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Crispy Green Freeze Dried Fruit Review

 Crispy Green sent us some fruit to review. Here's some info from their website:
Keep it Pure, Keep it Tasty and Keep it Wholesome. This philosophy continues to be the guiding principle of Crispy Green’s ongoing product development. 
Since founding Crispy Green in August 2004, we have held close to our vision to be the leading provider of high quality, all natural, snack food products desired by everyone who wants to live a healthier and better life. 
Currently, we offer seven different flavors in our Crispy Fruit Product Line (Crispy Apples, Bananas, Mangoes, Asian Pears, Cantaloupes, Pineapples and Fruit Tangerine).  Each and every high-quality Crispy Fruit snack bag contains real fruit, real taste, nothing else®. 
Crispy Green is proud to differentiate our products through quality and innovation. Our superior quality packaging and unique branding strategy have helped Crispy Green quickly become one of the leading, premium, freeze-dried fruit snacks in the marketplace.
  • 100% freeze-dried fruit slices and nothing else!
  • Light, crispy texture with fresh fruit taste
  • No additives or preservatives
  • No fat, no cholesterol
  • No skin or cores
  • Natural fruit fiber and nutrients
  • Only 55 or less calories per serving 
Our Review:
These were great! We loved eating them as a healthy light snack after dinner and also adding them to our yogurt! They tasted great and they were just the right texture. We've had other freeze dried fruit snacks in the past, and they were too crunchy for our taste. These were perfect! Not too crunchy at all! 

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt Review

Yasso sent us a coupon to try one of their new flavors. Read our first review here.  

Sea Salt Caramel IS UNREAL! It is so rich and creamy with swirls of gooey caramel. It was hard for us to really believe that these were HEALTHY. They have 6g of protein in them!!!! How awesome is that?!?!? If you ever have a craving for that creamy and rich ice cream for dessert, you should switch to these bars for a pleasant surprise!!! SO SO SO GOOD!!!

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Ratio Bars Review

Ratio Bars sent us two of their flavors to review! Here's some info from their website:

At RATIO, our research team has spent the last 12 months developing a bar that meets the demand for a clean protein bar. We started with 24 grams of a high-quality blend of hormone free protein, using whey protein isolate, whey protein concentrate, and milk protein concentrate. From there we created 6 delicious gluten-free bars using only 100% natural and non-GMO ingredients, using minimal sugar while avoiding exotic mystery ingredients.

Our Review: 
HOLY COW, THESE WERE AWESOME! We love protein bars, and these did NOT disappoint. Each bar was filled with LAYERS of yummy goodness. We tried Cake Batter and Peanut Butter Banana.

Each bar was packed with PROTEIN and was free of anything artificial! Talk about a WIN-WIN!!! 
The Peanut Butter Banana had a layer of banana fudge (that's what we called it) that tasted exactly like Banana Laffy Taffy!!! Seriously, these bars taste like candy!!!!!

You gotta try these for yourself!!!

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Nextrino Activated Charcoal Tea Tree Soap

I was sent some brand new soap from Nextrino to try and review! It is an activated charcoal tea tree soap that is all natural, vegan, and ...