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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Love with Food October 2017 Gluten Free Box

Love with Food
October 2017 Gluten Free Box

What is Love With Food?
Love With Food helps you discover new organic or all-natural snacks delivered to your door every month. Our subscription membership starts as low as $10/month. Every month, Love With Food members will receive a curated box of unique, hard-to-find tasty snacks which varies based on seasonal themes.

For every box sold, we donate a meal to several food banks such as the Feeding America Network and Share Our Strength - No Kid Hungry. Join us to help end child hunger one meal at a time!

Say goodbye to boring grocery selections and start discovering your Love With Food experience!
What’s your favorite part of October – perhaps the cool weather, watching football, or carving pumpkins? Ours is all the delectable Halloween candy we get to try, so we’re sharing them with you! We hope you enjoy these new flavors from your most-loved brands as well as innovative goodness from the latest and greatest in the snacking world. This month we also encourage you to be present in the moment while planning for the future, but don’t look back – you never know what’s lurking there...
*It would be safe to assume these snacks are gluten-free only unless otherwise noted.


And since SOMEWHERE along the way, I either forgot to take or I lost the photo of the goodies in the box, we only have a video this time. So, Going in order of the unboxing...

GO RAW CHOCO CHUNK COCONUT CRISPS
FROM THE POUCH: Choco Chunk Coconut Crisps are the sweet treat that has more than a few tricks up its sleeve. Rich chocolate and coconut unite for a superfood straight out of your dreams. Coconut is known for supporting a healthy metabolism, as it converts directly to energy, which helps keep you going and feeling full longer.
Get Healthy and Go Raw!

Meh.
While I usually love anything coconut, I wasn’t crazy about these. I mean, they tasted alright, but it wasn’t something I’d go out of my way to buy or eat.
The crisps looked more like just clumps of chocolate coconut shavings. The chocolate had a very strange aftertaste.
However, these were softer on my teeth than the DANG brand I’ve had in the past.
TASTE: 3/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Vegan, Nut Free, Organic

NUTTEE BEAN CO. FAVA BEANS in SALT & VINEGAR
FROM THE POUCH: Nuttie Bean Co. came across these ancient belted Fava beans in our travels abroad. Now we’re bringing this healthy, crunchy bean snack to the US.
We’ve chosen 3 unique and delicious flavors to start – more to come.
Fava Beans – a healthy snack for everyone – are packed with Fiber and Protein. Try them with lunch, happy hour, morning munchies, sport’s snack, you name it.
They’re completely allergen free and processed in a very special non-nut facility.
Toss a bag into your life, you’ll love them as much as we do.
And tell your friends too! We’re the UN-NUT!
Be a Nuttee Bean – Grab a pack and try them

I THINK the KALA beans I had back in July’s box were ALSO Fava beans, but I’m not 100% sure.
These are WHOLE beans, not slices like the KALA brand beans were.
I liked the taste of these. Nice and crunchy, but not so crunchy that they hurt my teeth. Slightly heavy on the salt, but not to the point of being overpowered. The vinegar taste was pretty light, but still noticeable.
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TASTE: 9/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Peanut/Tree Nut Free, Vegan

THE MIX SUPER SNACK TRAIL MIX with RAW ALMONDS, RAW CASHEWS, GOJI BERRIES, COCONUT CHIPS, WHITE MULBERRIES, SUNFLOWER SEEDS & PUMPKIN SEEDS
FROM THE POUCH: The Mix provides nutrition you can taste and feel. Enjoy it anytime, as a seriously healthy snack!

I usually don’t eat trail mixes. I just don’t like them. This one tasted very bland to me. Only sweetness I really tasted was the coconut. I ate maybe two or three mouthfuls before I just tossed it back in the box and in the trash it went.
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TASTE: 6/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, No Sugar added, No Processing, Non-GMO, Vegan

SKINNY DIPPED ALMONDS in DARK CHOCOLATE COCOA
FROM THE POUCH: ~PPO free Almonds
~Ethically Sourced Chocolate
~No Artificial Flavors or Colors

For only having 2 grams of sugar, these were really sweet, to be honest.
They were also very hard on my teeth. I know almonds are supposed to be good for cleaning the teeth, but they were just way too crunchy for me… which is a shame, since almonds are my favorite nut.
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TASTE: 6/10 (8/10 for taste, 4/10 for how hard they were on my teeth)
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Diabetic (up to 3g)

NATURE’S BANDITS APPLE VEGGIE FRUIT STIX in BLUEBERRY
FROM THE BAG: For ages 5 to 105
Always Organic
The best of nature from Nature’s Bandits

Now, I said in the video that I thought these would be like ‘fruit jerky.’ They weren’t.
They have a similar texture to fruit snacks, but look like pieces of Dentyne or Trident gum.
The strange thing with these is, they didn’t smell like blueberries. They smelled and tastes like grape juice.
I liked them, but I don’t think I’d buy them for myself.
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TASTE: 8/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, Organic, Non-GMO, Vegan, No Artificial Colors, No Artificial Preservatives, Kosher

NOGII PROTEIN D’LITES BAR in DARK CHOCOLATE & SEA SALT CARAMEL
I was completely expecting this to be nasty, considering it has dark chocolate and I am NOT a huge fan of dark chocolate.
But this was delicious.
I can’t put my finger on it, but there was something I used to eat as a teenager that tastes just like this. I really want to say it was a chewy granola bar, but I can’t remember.
Only problem I had with this was it made my tongue feel funny after eating it. It almost felt like it was burning. The feeling did dissipate quickly after finishing it.
TASTE: 9/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free

UNREAL ALMOND BUTTER CUP in DARK CHOCOLATE
FROM THE WRAPPER: ~Gluten Free
~5g Sugar
~Certified Vegan
~Non-GMO verified
~Unreal taste

I am not usually huge on peanut butter cups, which this essentially is, just with almond butter.
And we ALL know how I feel about dark chocolate.
This wasn’t horrible… The flavors played well together, and I really couldn’t tell this was almond butter.
But it’s nothing I’d personally buy for myself for a sweet tooth fix.
TASTE: 6/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Fair Trade Ingredients, Kosher (with Dairy), Vegan

SCHAR ARTISAN BAKER MULTIGRAIN BREAD
FROM THE WEBSITE: Schär introduces another gluten-free wonder with the Artisan Baker! This new line with amazing taste and texture will replace the original Classic White and Multigrain breads. European recipe crafted with sourdough, millet, buckwheat, quinoa, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, and honey, we believe it is the best tasting gluten-free bread!

This is actually a repeat from May’s box. I toasted this one morning and had my usual sandwich with it, that morning being boiled ham, swiss cheese and lettuce. OMG, it was SO good. I loved the little seeds in the bread. If I knew what store sells this bread, I’d DEFINITELY be buying it.
TASTE: 10/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Lactose/Dairy Free, Preservative Free

PEELED SNACKS PEAS PLEASE PEAPOD SNACKS in GARDEN HERB
FROM THE BAG: Baked Organic crunchy pea snacks.
At Peeled Snacks, our goal is to make you feel good about snacking. Our first veggie snacks, Peas Please, are made with organic whole peas and whole grain brown rice.
Delicious, baked and crunchy, Peas Please will surely please!

Crunchier and saltier Harvest Snaps. I wasn’t sure what ‘Garden Herb’ should taste like. I tasted dry Italian dressing mix and salt.
While they were good, I think I’ll stick with the Harvest Snaps brand from now on. They are less salty and have more flavors I KNOW I like (Although, I am curious about some flavors this brand offers)
TASTE: 8/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, Kosher, Non-GMO, Organic,

EXPLORE CUISINE ORGANIC CHICKPEA FUSILLI PASTA
FROM THE BOX: Explore Cuisine searches the globe to bring you healthy foods!
Dedicated to innovative cooking using organic ingredients of the highest quality, Explore Cuisine integrates beans, peas, lentils and rice to provide your family nourishing meals which are easy, quick, colorful and simply delicious!
Explore Cuisine delivers affordable food by buying ingredients direct from the farmer and producing next to the fields.
Explore Cuisine is committed to fair trade and sustainable living, so that everyone benefits along the way – from the field to your home.
~11 grams of Protein per serving
~30 g Net Carbs
~Good source of Fiber
~Low Fat
~Tastes Delicious

As of this posting, I have not made these. I will edit this once these have been made.
What I like about Explore Cuisine is the fact that they donate 2% of all proceeds to the Food to Thrive foundation, providing education, empowerment and advancement in farming programs.
TASTE: UNKNOWN
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Organic, Vegan, Kosher, Low Fat

The biggest problem I see disabled folks having with these products are opening them. A LOT of the packages, I had to take scissors to, so if scissors aren't your strong point, you may have a problem opening these packages. Also, some folks MAY need help cooking the Fusilli pasta.

FINAL THOUGHTS
Still loving the variety in this month's box. I like how I got lots of snacks and part of a meal, all that are good for me.
STARS:
WOULD RECOMMEND: Yes

**As per FTC guidelines, I received this product in exchange for an honest review. Only compensation I received is the product(s) mentioned above. All opinions are my own and your usage/results may vary.**

Thursday, October 26, 2017

It's A 10 Hair Care Products

It's A 10 Hair Care Products

ABOUT IT'S A 10
Our story began with an idea that everyone should have great hair. Behind our brand is a team of creators, salons, and stylists. But our most valuable asset has been our loyal customers and clients who continue to support It’s a 10 Hair Care products.

Over the years hair care has gotten confusing. Many brands have filled store shelves with an array of products – all that only seem to accomplish one thing. People have had to create their own concoction of products in order to get the results and hair health they are looking for. It’s a 10 made it simple. Our hair care products provide exceptional results designed to deliver a combination of 10 benefits – all in one bottle.

Now, through our exclusive professional salon formulas, you can enjoy shine, moisture balance and healthy movement with just one product. We call it “strength in simplicity” and it will undoubtedly change the way you think about hair care.20 years in the making, it’s a 10 has become the best.
So, 2 years ago, I did a review for a hair mask through Tomoson. The good thing about that hair mask was it DID repair my damaged hair (never use body wash as shampoo in a pinch, folks. It wrecks your hair). The bad part of the hair mask was the actual application. It was a complete pain, trying to get it worked thoroughly through my hair. I have only used it ONE other time since trying it for the review. It now sits in my toiletry box in the bathroom, unused.

I now opt for moisturizing shampoos, usually the Herbal Essences brand. It’s just easier to use the shampoos and call it a day. So when It’s A 10 agreed to let me review some of their products, I was very excited.


^^What I received^^

MIRACLE MOISTURE SHAMPOO SULFATE FREE
It’s a 10 Miracle Shampoo is a nourishing treatment and clean-rinsing shampoo all in one bottle.

Protect and strengthen hair with each and every shampoo with the It’s a 10 Miracle Moisture Shampoo. Effective and intensely moisturizing, with a cleansing formula that is mild enough to safely use on even the most delicate color-treated hair, our Miracle Moisture Shampoo takes the guesswork out of finding the right shampoo. From the very first wash, hair is smoother, less damaged and is visibly more bouncy and full of body. With repeated daily use, hair reflects the natural shine of healthy hair that everyone desires.

IT’S A 10 MIRACLE MOISTURE SHAMPOO IS MADE WITH NUMEROUS NATURAL INGREDIENTS TO DELIVER MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE.
Vitamin C: powerful antioxidant protection that restores vitality
Sunflower Seed Extract: natural sunscreen that extends the life of color
Acai Extract: improves tensile strength and shine
Ginger: soothes distressed hair and scalp
Pomegranate: potent antioxidant containing vitamins A, C and E
Tahitian Noni Oil: balances moisture, improves shine and condition
Moringa Extract: powerful antioxidant that beautifies the hair
Aloe Vera: provides intense soothing and protective moisture
Rooibos Tea: shields hair from environmental challenges
Comfrey: conditions and soothes

I honestly ADORE this shampoo. The smell is awesome; the scent actually reminds me of baby shampoo with a flowery fragrance. It’s also a long lasting scent… I could still smell it in my hair 2 or 3 days after I used it.

The results are just about INSTANTLY noticeable. With the Herbal Essences brand, it took at least 5 uses before I noticed any change to my hair beyond what the hair mask did. However, with the Miracle Moisture Shampoo, as soon as my hair was dry, it felt softer and much more manageable.

What I really like about this shampoo is the pump style of dispenser. It’s so much easier for me to just pump it into my hand than having to pick up the bottle and squirt it onto my head, all the time hoping I don’t drop the bottle OR having the shampoo slide off my head onto the tub. I feel a LOT of disabled folks are going to like this feature as well.

And to go with the shampoo...

MIRACLE SHINE SPRAY
It's a 10 Miracle Shine Spray - brilliant shine, strength, and protection in just a spritz. Adding the finishing touch to any type of hair, the It's a 10 Miracle Shine Spray is the simple and effective way to impart lustrous, healthy shine. Designed to be equally effective on wet or dry hair, Miracle Shine Spray uses powerful natural ingredients to help smooth curly and straight styles while also healing the hair shaft to bring out hair's own healthy shine.

Key Ingredients: Chamomile extract, silk amino acids, noni extract, ylang ylang extract, hemp oil, red tea extract, babassu seed oil.

DOES 10 THINGS INSTANTLY
Weightless shine
Softens course hair
Improves elasticity
Antioxidant
Environmental protection
Anti-humidity and minimizes frizz
Thermal protection
Imparts control and manageability
Seals and protects hair
Locks in moisture

I’m actually usually not one for leave in treatments. I barely use actual hair spray, much less any kind of spray in stuff. So, I was skeptical if I was really going to use this.

But I did try it, and the only things I really noticed is the spray DID make my hair easier to comb and/or brush, and it made the scent of the shampoo last longer, since this spray has the same scent of the shampoo. I didn’t really see an increase in the shine.

What I DID see an increase is is how faster my hair looked and felt greasy/stringy. I can usually get 4 days of clean looking hair before it starts to look dirty. When I used this spray, it looked greasy by the 2nd calendar day after washing it.

I find spraying it onto wet (or at least damp) hair combats this, but spraying it onto dry hair makes the greasy look happen. If you're the type to wash your hair frequently, this won't be an issue for you.

Speaking of spraying it, that’s going to be the downfall for disabled people. I had a very difficult time actually spraying it onto my scalp/hair. The easiest way I found to apply this was spray it onto a comb and then run that through my hair. Again, this is best done on wet/damp hair.

It’s a 10 products are available at the It’s a 10 website, your local Ulta store or from Ulta.com itself, Most major retailers and their online stores, or from Amazon.com

The single bottles would make great stocking stuffers, or you can buy a full collection and give as one gift.

FINAL THOUGHTS
Great hair care products that really do work!!
STARS:
WOULD RECOMMEND: Yes

**As per FTC guidelines, I received this product in exchange for an honest review. Only compensation I received is the product(s) mentioned above. All opinions are my own and your usage/results may vary.**

Saturday, October 21, 2017

DunkyCup

DunkyCup

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Welcome to Dunky Cup

Dunky Cup is a fun, new way to enjoy one of America’s favorite pastimes – Cookies & Milk. The super durable cup includes three pockets for cookies such as Oreos ® and a separate holder for milk, meaning no more plates to wash! It even allows you to sip milk between cookie bites by use of a clever pocket and spout design. What better way to enjoy your favorite tasty-sweet snack? Kids and adults love it, making it the perfect gift for the cookie or dessert connoisseur in your family.

Features
• 3 cookie holder design. Great for sandwich-sized cookies such as Oreos ®
• Interior pocket holds 8oz of milk, coffee, or tea
• Extra heavy-duty and strong. Designed in the USA for a lifetime of dunking
• Food, microwave, and dishwasher safe. Made from BPA free, FDA approved plastic.
• Also works for dippable snacks such as pretzels and carrot sticks. Compatible with The Dipr ® spoon

Specifications
• Material: food-grade ABS plastic
• Width: 5.4 in (13.6 cm)
• Depth: 4.4 in (11.1 cm)
• Height: 3.2 in (8.2 cm)
• Capacity: 8 fluid oz (237 ml)
• Weight: .71 lbs (.32 kg)
• Max. Cookie Size - Round: .61in thick x 2.0in dia. (15.5mm x 21.0mm)
• Max. Cookie Size - Rectangular: .61 thick x 2.0in wide x 3.0in long (15.5mm x 21.0mm x 76.2mm)
• Recommended ages: 2+
I love cookies. Growing up, cookies were one of my favorite snacks. I wasn’t too fond of Oreos (Truth be told, I’m actually still not), but I loved a few Chips Ahoy or iced Oatmeal cookies with a glass of milk.

However, the glasses we had were always the wrong shape for dunking. They were either too tall and the cookie would get too wet, crumbling into the bottom of the glass, or the cup was too narrow, and I’d have to break the cookie in half to dunk it. I finally got to the point of just eating the cookies ‘dry’ and drinking the milk to ‘wash it down.’ I STILL do it this way, unless it's a cookie like biscotti or a stroopwafel.

While I’m too old to be dunking cookies, what about future generations? Surely there HAD to be a way for today’s kids to enjoy dunking cookies in milk.

There is. Enter the Dunky Cup.


^^Stock Photo^^


The Dunky cup is designed to have your milk and cookies all in one little area. It’s no bigger than a Cool Whip or a soup bowl, but it holds 8 ounces of liquid and has 3 ‘pockets’ for cookies. This is super convenient for kids, since they can have the cookies within easy reach of their little hands.


^^What I received^^

There are TWO things I really like about this cup…
1. It’s made from heavy-duty, food-grade plastic.
Dropping things is a GIVEN with CP. It’s like I have the steadiness of a toddler (which is the MAIN reason I could never work as a waitress), so it’s not unusual for me to drop things. I have dropped this cup at least 5 times now, and not one crack in the plastic, not even in the handle.
2. It’s not just for ‘milk and cookies.’
Unless you’re a child or watching how many cookies you eat, no one I know eats just 3 cookies. You can also use this for
~Veggie sticks and dip (although 8 oz of dip might be overkill)
~Soup and crackers
~Soup and ‘sandwich sticks’ – We’ve all seen the Pinterest posts of making Grilled Cheese sticks instead of full sandwiches. The pockets on the side would easily hold 2 or 3 ‘sandwich sticks’ per pocket.

The cup is pretty simple to use; it’s just like any other cup. You will, however, have to drink from the cup while holding it in your right hand. The only problem I see disabled people having is washing it by hand, especially the pockets.

You can buy Dunky Cup from two places… Directly from the DunkyCup Website for $20.00 with Free Shipping OR Amazon for $19.77 (Prime shipping available)

FINAL THOUGHTS
This would make a perfect gift for an older toddler/young school aged child, but also a great gift for anyone who loves cookies & milk.
STARS:
WOULD RECOMMEND: Yes

**As per FTC guidelines, I received this product in exchange for an honest review. Only compensation I received is the product(s) mentioned above. All opinions are my own and your usage/results may vary.**

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Love with Food September 2017 Gluten Free Box

Love with Food
September 2017 Gluten Free Box

What is Love With Food?
Love With Food helps you discover new organic or all-natural snacks delivered to your door every month. Our subscription membership starts as low as $10/month. Every month, Love With Food members will receive a curated box of unique, hard-to-find tasty snacks which varies based on seasonal themes.

For every box sold, we donate a meal to several food banks such as the Feeding America Network and Share Our Strength - No Kid Hungry. Join us to help end child hunger one meal at a time!

Say goodbye to boring grocery selections and start discovering your Love With Food experience!
September’s theme is ‘Ready Set Go!’ While we treasure the sunny days of summer, we’re beyond excited to welcome fall this year. We can’t wait to see the beautiful colors of autumn, wear a scarf, and sip some hot chocolate. September is also the perfect month to rededicate yourself to your goals, whether they are work, school, or fitness related. Have a protein bar or smoothie in the morning while you get ready, set your plans for the day, and go!
*It would be safe to assume these snacks are gluten-free only unless otherwise noted.




^^what I received^^
Excuse the mess behind the box -- I was in the middle of cleaning when the box arrived

Going in order of the unboxing...

THINKTHIN PROTEIN SMOOTHIE MIX in PEANUT BUTTER BANANA
FROM THE POUCH: Real dried bananas, creamy peanut butter flavored drops, cashews, roasted peanuts, ground flaxseed and chia seeds mixed with almond protein.
~15g Protein
~5g Fiber
~1/4 Fruit Serving

Truth be told, I don’t actually think I can make this. I don’t believe we have a blender, and being there are peanut butter chips, cashew pieces and actual peanuts in the mix, just stirring vigorously with a spoon will not work.
I MAY have an idea of how to make this, but this will probably go unmade.
TASTE: UNKNOWN
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free

HARVEST SNAPS SNAPEA CRISPS in LIGHTLY SALTED
FROM THE BAG: We love peas. We’re obsessed with peas. They’re actually a legume – a funny French word pronounced ‘leg-yoom’ – referring to any plant with seed pods that split into two halves. Harvest Snaps fit, but we’re split on what makes these one amazing snack. Is it the remarkable, zesty flavors or the nutrient-packed wholesomeness of nature’s perfect package? You decide. Either way, when you’re handed a bag of Harvest Snaps, simply say ‘Yes, Peas!’

I’ve reviewed these before, but STUPIDLY deleted the post. These have the texture and consistency of Andy Capp’s Hot Fries (and slightly taste like them), but taste like salted peas.
Our local store sells these, so I may pick up a few bags for my munching pleasure.
TASTE: 10/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, Non-GMO

KAKOOKIES in CASHEW BLONDIE
FROM THE PACKAGE: When Sue Kakuk discovered her daughter and collegiate cycling teammates were stopping at fast-food for donuts & breakfast, she started baking and send Kakookies; a good pre/post race snack pack with energy and natural sources of protein & fiber. Just clean “superfood” ingredients with healthier calories, not empty ones! Kakookies are a perfect grab-and-go snack for travelers, outdoor enthusiasts, busy families and anyone interested in living a cleaner lifestyle.

This was… interesting. It had a very crumbly texture, but it actually wasn’t. It’s hard to describe the taste of this. I really couldn’t taste the cashew flavor at all. I do know it had chia seeds in it, and that ruined the taste for me a little bit.
TASTE: 7.5/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free

POPCORNERS CORN CHIPS in WHITE CHEDDAR
FROM THE BAG: ‘More cheese please!’ That’s what you asked for and we heard you loud and clear. So get ready because we’re bringing back that old-school, finger-lickin’ cheesy recipe. We’ve dialed up the cheese in a major way – 30% more to be exact – and covered every crunchy nook and cranny with so much cheesy goodness, you might just forget our chips only pack 130 calories per serving.

Going into these, I thought these would be like Doritos or tortilla chips, so I was a bit nervous with how those types of chips play havoc with my teeth and gums.
However, these chips LOOK like Doritos, but have the consistency of rice cakes. Same taste as well.
I loved these and would happily buy them on my own.
TASTE: 10/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Kosher with Dairy

RISE BUDDY BAKED RICE SNACKS in SOUR CREAM & ONION
FROM THE BAG: Made with Rice Bran oil
Gluten free
Baked, Not fried
0 gram Trans Fat per serving

The thinness of these reminded me of communion wafers, but the crunchiness of crackers or kettle cooked potato chips. They also had a strange taste to them. Not a BAD taste, but definitely NOT the same Sour Cream & Onion taste you’d find with Lay’s chips or Pringles.
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TASTE: 9/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, No Trans Fats

WELCH’S FRUIT ROLLS
These are essentially ribbon style Fruit Rollups. I received 3 of these.
TROPICAL PUNCH
The stench of these was unbearable. I reminded me of the salons I used to visit in the late 90s and early 2000s, when I would get my nails done. All I could smell when I opened the package was an acrylic powder.
However, I really didn’t feel this had a ‘Tropical’ taste to it. All I could taste was orange. It was sort of a let down for me.
TASTE: 5/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free

BERRY
Sort of reminded me of a berry wine cooler or raspberry sherbet. Very tasty, but sticky… stickier than the Strawberry flavor.
TASTE: 8/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free

STRAWBERRY
Taste just like a Strawberry Fruit Rollup, but more pliable.
TASTE: 7/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free

FLORIDA CANDY COMPANY SALT WATER TAFFY in VANILLA & ORANGE
Up until this month’s box, I have NEVER had salt water taffy… which is kind of ironic, considering I spend my actual childhood 2 hours from the NJ beaches.
The thing I really liked about these taffy pieces is how soft they were. I had always expected salt water taffy to be VERY hard. But these were quite pliable and soft to chew.
The Orange had more of a Cremesicle or a Stewart’s Orange & Creme soda taste to it, while the Vanilla piece had more of a Vanilla frosting taste.
TASTE: 9/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free

MINI POPS SORGHUM in SALTY CARAMEL
Okay, this really angered me. These looked like popcorn crumbs to me. Now, I realize that popped sorghum is considerably smaller than normal popcorn, but this seriously looked like the little pieces you’d find at the bottom of the bag of normal popcorn.
There was also ZERO taste to them. There was more of a Salted Caramel smell than a taste.
I’ll stick to normal popcorn over this.
Buy one 6 pack of Mini Pops, get one free with the code LWFMINIBOGO at MyMiniPops.com (other flavors available)
TASTE: 3/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free

BOBALU OUT-OF-SHELL ALMONDS in PEACH, CHERRY & LEMON
Almonds are normally my favorite nut. I can devour Almond Joy Candy bars like nobody’s business, so I was actually looking forward to these.
However, while the almond taste is there, the ‘fruity’ coating on the nuts ruined them for me. The peach flavor is a ‘fake’ or ‘artificial’ flavor, the cherry flavor is a sour taste and the lemon coating it just WAY TOO TART for me. They were also VERY hard on my teeth. I ate about 10 almonds before tossing the pouch.
TASTE: 2/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free

JESSICA’S GLUTEN FREE MUFFIN MIX
FROM THE PACKAGE: Tired of gluten-free foods that have next to no nutritional value? So are we. The first ingredient in our muffin is teff. Teff is one of the smallest grains in the world. But don’t let the size fool you – this little powerhouse delivers protein, fiber, calcium, amino acids and iron. Some consider it a superfood. Then comes healthy oat flour. Throw in a little flax and tapioca, mix everything together and you get one amazing, moist, perfect muffin with no gritty texture or funny aftertaste.
Make your favorite flavor muffin with our easy and wholesome muffin mix. Experiment with different fruits and add-ins (my personal favorite is blueberries). Check out our website JessicasNaturalFoods.com for additional recipes. ~Jessica

As I said in the video, this will probably go unmade… at least in this household. Living in a house with 3 diabetics, any baking mix over 3 g of sugar is a no-go. I will probably end up passing this to my cousin.
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TASTE: UNKNOWN
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, Non-GMO

The biggest problem I see disabled folks having with these products are opening them. A LOT of the packages, I had to take scissors to, so if scissors aren't your strong point, you may have a problem opening these packages.

FINAL THOUGHTS
Still loving the variety in this month's box. I like how I got lots of snacks that are good for me.
STARS:
WOULD RECOMMEND: Yes

**As per FTC guidelines, I received this product in exchange for an honest review. Only compensation I received is the product(s) mentioned above. All opinions are my own and your usage/results may vary.**