Wednesday, May 24, 2017

May's Degusta Box USA Review & Giveaway!!


Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I share with you May's Degusta Box USA! Degusta Box USA is a monthly subscription box the delivers 10-15 full-sized surprise products right to your door. Get an awesome selection of goodies delivered for a lot less than what you'd pay in store! Only $19.99 a month. Don't forget to enter to win a Degusta Box below!


So, what's inside May's box!..


Mulino Bianco Galletti shortbread cookies are topped with crunchy sugar crystals, to give them an added sweetness. In Italian, Galletti is a little rooster - and Galletti Cookies are an awesome way to start your day. Perfect for dipping into coffee! $2.99


Pure Growth Organic Oatmeal is the perfect way to start the day. This oatmeal is made in the USA with 100% organic ingredients. $2.98


Skinny Girl Mojito Mint Tea is infused with all-natural lime and mint flavors. This green tea is yummy hot or iced. $4.99


La Tortilla Factory Corn and Wheat Tortillas are packed with 14g of whole grain and contains NO hydrogenated oils. These authentic tortillas are now non-GMO and have a soft, flexible texture. $2.99


Soy Vay Asian Honey BBQ Sauce is a highly versatile sauce that can be used on chicken, steak, pork, etc. Three unexpected flavors merge- soy sauce, American- style BBQ and honey. $4.99


Goya Lentil and Vegetable Soup is crafted from generations of family traditions. This soup is rich in flavor and has an authentic home-style taste. $1.99


Barilla Farfalle Pasta is crafted with the highest quality semolina(wheat) and durum wheat flour. Cook these cute bow ties until al dente. This pasta is made with non-GMO ingredients. $1.68

Barilla Traditional Pesto Sauce is imported from Italy. It delivers a rich, nutty taste made possible by the freshly grated Italian cheese. Cheese such as Grana Pecorino and Pecorino Romano. $2.99


Mutti Polpa(finely chopped tomatoes) is a unique product that combines the juice of the tomato with its thinly sliced flesh, and retains all the freshness of freshly picked fruit. It goes great with fish dishes or recipes that call for raw tomatoes. $2.29


Mulino Bianco Tomato & Oregano Sfilati from Mulino Bianco brings together the delicious combination of Mediterranean flavors and baked crunchiness of traditional bread sticks. Perfect for soups, salads or by themselves! $3.99

 

My Thoughts

This is an Italian lovers box! The Degusta Box this month is full of Italian goodies. Including a jar of tomatoes, a box of pasta, pesto sauce and Sfilati! This month's box contained everything to make a quick and delicious homemade meal. I used the pasta and pesto to make the recipe that came in my Degusta Box- Barilla Farfalle with Basil Pesto, Broccoli and Sausage. YUM! It was SO good! I love getting this awesome subscription box each month! And, I am so excited to be giving away a box this month. Enter to win below! :)

Total cost of product in box: $31.88!

I received a Degusta Box in exchange for my blog review. All opinions are my own. Always!

SUBSCRIBE || $19.99

GIVEAWAY!

Enter to win a Degusta Box! I will pick one winner. Entries will be verified!  US only, please! Good luck!

 

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Hilary's Veggie Bites Review



Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I share with you Hilary's Veggie Bites! In 2005, the founder of Hilary's created a veggie burger in her restaurant in Kansas. She wanted her veggie burger to taste great as well as be free from the top food allergens and artificial ingredients. She met all of her goals and her customers were soon calling her veggie burger, "The World's Best Veggie Burger." In 2010, she started Hilary's with the intention to create delicious, "Free from" foods that everyone can enjoy.


Hilary's Veggie Bites are organic and non-GMO. These veggie bites are free from the most common food allergies. They are gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, egg-free, corn-free and nut-free. The certified organic ingredients used to make their veggie bites are minimally processed and are as close to their natural state as possible. Hilary's uses products such as black rice, millet, quinoa, apple cider vinegar and arugula in their products. Just to name a few. The products that Hilary's offers are convenient and easy to prepare at home. Have Hilary's delicious Veggie Bites hot on your table in minutes!


Hilary's Veggie Bites are easy to prepare:

Conventional oven/Toaster oven: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place frozen bites on baking sheet for 17-20 minutes, turning once. Let stand for 2 minutes before serving.

Stovetop: Saute frozen bites in a non-stick pan over medium heat in oil until crispy on both sides and hot in the center. Approx. 6-8 minutes each side.

From left to right: Mediterranean, Spicy Mesquite, Broccoli Casserole
 
My Thoughts

Hilary's Veggie Bites are delicious and full of flavor! They make for a great appetizer as well as a great snack. I love the Mediterranean flavor on top of my salad! These bites are great because they are ready to eat in under 15 minutes(when using the stovetop cooking method) and they are low in sodium and calories. Three veggie bites are 100-120 calories. They are also so versatile. Eat them by themselves, or add toppings, such as salsa, to the top of them! The veggie bites are moist and easy to nibble on. They melt in my mouth and are pop-able. My favorite veggie bite flavor is the Mediterranean. So yummy! Looking for something healthy to snack on?? Grab some of Hilary's Veggie Bites!

Hilary's also offers salad dressing, burgers, veggie sausages, millet medleys and holiday stuffing.

I received products in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. Always!

For more information, visit http://www.hilaryseatwell.com/.

~Melissa~
Monday, May 22, 2017

Bulu Box Subscription Box Review


 
Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I am sharing with you Bulu Box! Bulu Box is the first health, nutrition and weight loss discovery box designed to help you feel your best. Each month, you’ll get a box curated with a new mix of 4-5 premium samples from top brands to try. Every sample is sufficient enough to decide if the product is right for you. Items in a Bulu Box may include: vitamins, tea, protein bars, chocolate and accessories. See what was in my Bulu Box below!


Molly's Suds Laundry Powder is comprised of only five earth-derived ingredients and formulated especially for sensitive skin, Molly’s Suds Laundry Powder is safe and ideal for your clothes AND your family.

Colorado Hemp Honey Honey Sticks contain 2 super-foods: raw honey & Industrial Hemp (Cannabis Sativa L.). Cannabinoid Rich Hemp Extracts contains non-psychoactive nutritional properties.

Hyperbiotics Pro-women Probiotics are all natural and contain 5 billion CFU. The time-released capsules are vegetarian, lactose free & gluten free.

Femivista Organics Natural Vitamin D3 Gummies are organic and only contain natural colors and flavors. Femvista Organics Inc., does not use Gelatin or High Fructose Corn syrup, in any of our products as part of our commitment to only use natural ingredients.


Enfusia Muscle Bomb is an effervescent fizzing and foaming bath bomb that relaxes your tired muscles. Contains Epsom salt and a blend of essential oils.



My Thoughts

Bulu Box is a great subscription box. For those who love receiving healthy, all-natural products, this is the box for you. The items that I received were all great. Especially the Molly's Suds- my favorite product in this month's box. I also liked the bath bomb. I love a nice, relaxing bath and this bath bomb made me free super relaxed. Smells good, too! I have been taking the Vitamin D3 capsules and Pro-Women capsules daily and I like them! Last but not least, is the honey and hemp stick. Yum! It was great right out of straw as well as in my tea! Bulu also has a weight loss box available for $10 a month.

I received a free Bulu Box for review. All opinions are my own. Always!
 
SUBSCRIBE || $10/original box

~Melissa~

Thursday, May 11, 2017

NCircle Entertainment Movie Giveaway!

 
 
Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I share with you an awesome giveaway for 3 children's DVDs from NCircle Entertainment! Enter to win 3 DVDs: Let's Go Pocoyo Playtime, Dino Dan Trek's Adventures Dino Go Seek and Sonic Underground! One winner will win all 3 DVDs! Read more about the shows below:

 
Let's Go Pocoyo Playtime: Pocoyo, the unforgettable little boy with a very big personality, returns with all of his friends, Elly, Pato, Loula, Sleepy Bird, and more, in this series! Let's Go Pocoyo offers children a unique approach to learning the English language through simple, basic vocabulary. This new series of Pocoyo continues to embody the core philosophy of learning through laughter. By utilizing a blend of humor and learning, Pocoyo inspires and informs children about the world around them. Embark on eleven playtime adventures with Pocoyo and friends as they learn the importance of playtime is enjoying it with others. Enjoy playing hide and seek to playing dress up as pirates! Ahoy there, Pocoyo! Learning through laughter has never been this fun! Plus, each episode includes a refresher section in which children are reminded of key words that have been covered during Pocoyos adventures such as colors, animals, and shapes. Each episode ends with a catchy music clip reinforcing one last time those important new words. Every day is an adventure with Pocoyo and friends.


Sonic Underground: Join Sonic (voiced by Family Matters' Jaleel White), and his siblings, Sonia and Manic, as they fight to be reunited with their long-lost mother, Queen Aleena. In this second and final set of episodes, we return to Dr. Robotnik having his sights set upon Queen Aleena's crown jewel, which glows as it moves closer to her. Sonic, Manic, and Sonia need to recover the jewel before Dr. Robotnik does. They need to do this not only to find their mother but also to protect her from Dr. Robotnik. Will they succeed? When they aren't battling Dr. Robotnik and his henchmen, Sonic and his siblings make time for their rock band, Sonic Underground. With over seven hours of content, this final set is sure to showcase all the best Sonic episodes from the tunes to the great battles. Based on the popular SEGA videogame character, this Sonic the Hedgehog collection is a must-have for all Sonic fans!
One winner will be chosen to receive all THREE DVDs! Contest will run until May 16th! US only!
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Low Kalz Subscription Box Review

 
Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I share with you Low Kalz Subscription Box! This is a brand new subscription box that sends you healthy, low calorie snacks and beverages. Each month, Low Kalz will surprise you with something new to try. Whether its a new drink or a new snack. Examples include 110 calorie mini pretzels or 0 calorie American Water Sparkling Water. You can select to receive a box of full of either 5, 10, 15, or 25 snacks that are both yummy and low-calorie. Healthy and low-calorie drinks will be included. Low Kalz subscription Boxes are sent out on the 1st of each month. Get yummy snacks delivered to your door every month. Prices start at only $12.95!


So.. What was inside my Low Kalz box??..

  • Terra Real Vegetable Chips Original contains veggies such as sweet potato, parsnip and taro. These chips are non-GMO and flavored with a hint of sea salt. The one ounce bag is only 150 calories!
  • Sensible Portions Garden Veggie Straws Zesty Ranch contain 30% less fat than regular potato chips. These veggies straws contain no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. The one ounce bag is only 130 calories!
  • Kashi Chocolate Almond Sea Salt w/Chia Granola Bar is full of yummy granola and chocolate. One bar is only 140 calories.
  • Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Peanut Granola Bar is only 170 calories! A great snack for on-the-go.
  • Kellogg's Nutri Grain Soft Baked Blueberry Breakfast Bars are great for well, breakfast! At only 120 calories. Enjoy this bar with a hot cup of coffee!
  • Sparkling Ice Black Raspberry Sparkling Water is full of vitamins and antioxidants. A drink that is zero calories!


My Thoughts

LOTS of yummy goodies in my Low Kalz box! I really enjoyed the Terra Chips and the Sparkling Water. I like this idea of a low calorie snack box because I can feel less guilty about snacking. I can grab a snack as I am walking out the door and know that I didn't grab something unhealthy. I like this idea also because my family gets to try new snacks before having to buy them. I'd rather get a sample rather than buy a whole box only to not like what I bought. It was my first time trying all of the products in this box. And they were all really good! I highly recommend!

I received a Low Kalz box to review. All opinions are my own. Always!

SUBSCRIBE || $12.95+
 
~Melissa~

Monday, May 8, 2017

Mother's Day Giveaway From Fresh Wave!

 
Mother's Day Fresh Wave Giveaway!
 
Hello! I am sharing an awesome giveaway with you today! Fresh Wave has allowed me to host a Mother's Day giveaway! One winner will receive a special prize pack! Contest ends on Mother's Day May 14th! Enter below!

Prize Pack includes:

Fresh Wave's Odor Removing Candle(1) is perfect for removing odors caused by cooking, smoke, pets, etc. This awesome candle burns cleanly. It's free of phthalates, sulphates and parabens.

Fresh Wave's Laundry Booster(1) removes difficult, set-in odors from your laundry. Just add 2-4 cups into your washing machine during the wash or rinse cycle. Use also for stinky pet beds!

Fresh Wave's Odor Removing Spray(1) removes odors in just seconds! Use this spray on pet beds, carpeting, clothing, trash cans, etc.

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**Don't forget to take a pledge to only use cleaners that contain only natural ingredients! Learn more and take the pledge HERE. #CareAboutYourAir

~Melissa~

Incredible Foods' Perfectly Free Allergy-friendly Frozen Treats Review


 
Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I share with you Perfect Free's Allergy-friendly Frozen Treats! These frozen treats are free from the top 8 food allergens: dairy/lactose, soy, wheat/gluten, peanuts, eggs, fish, shellfish and tree nuts*. Perfectly Free comes in bite-sized frozen treats as well as in ice cream pints. A refreshing treat that everyone can enjoy!

 
Founder David Edwards' passion is to create delicious, all-natural foods. Incredible Food's goal is to create delicious foods that help you and your family live happier and healthier. Their first product, the frozen bite-sized treat, is fun for everyone to eat. Whether on dietary restrictions or not.


Perfectly Free bite-sized frozen treats are made with a creamy vanilla core, enrobed by a velvety layer of real cherry, blueberry, chocolate or salted caramel. One Bite is 25-30 calories each, depending upon flavor. Each bite has 5 grams of sugar. Made with coconut.
 

Chocolate outside with a yummy vanilla center.
 

The ice cream pints come in 3 flavors: Caramel Café, Fudge Swirl and Strawberry Sundae. Each 1/2 cup serving contains 210-220 calories per serving depending upon flavor. Each serving contains 14-15 grams of sugar. Made with coconut. Please visit http://www.perfectlyfree.com/products/ for individual product ingredients.

Strawberry Sundae, Caramel Café, Fudge Swirl


My Thoughts

The bite-sized frozen treats are so refreshing! They are the perfect after dinner treat. I love them because they're pop-able, delicious and safe for everyone to enjoy. My favorite is the salted caramel. If I didn't read the label on these ice creams, I would have never known that they are dairy-free. They taste just as good, if not better, than ice cream that contains dairy. The pints are great, too. Creamy vanilla ice cream with yummy caramel, strawberry or fudge. My favorite pint flavor is the Strawberry Sundae. So good! I love adding a scoop of Fudge Swirl to the top of a warm brownie! All-in-all, Incredible Foods' ice creams are, well, INCREDIBLE! I highly recommend them! If you are throwing a summer party and not sure if any of your guests have allergies, grab some of these treats!

I received free products in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. Always!

For more information, visit http://www.perfectlyfree.com/.

*Contains coconut.

~Melissa~