Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Degusta Box USA Subscription Box Review- October

Welcome to A Sampling Bee! I am back with another awesome Degusta Box! This monthly subscription box is the best because it contains a lot of yummy foods, drinks and snacks.  For only $19.99 a month, enjoy 10-15 full sized products. This month, I made one of the recipes that was included in the subscription box. Review and recipe below!

What's in October's Degusta Box?..

Barilla Marinara Sauce- A sauce that contains only the best ingredients. Vine-ripened tomatoes, herbs and extra virgin olive oil. Grab a box of Barilla Pasta and enjoy an authentic Italian meal in minutes. $2.39

Numi Mini Tea Sampler- The pocket-sized box contains 8 premium organic teas. $3.99

Jones Pumpkin Pie Soda- The perfect mix of pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg, with a hint of creamy, buttery crust. Perfect for the holidays. $1.79

Energems Dark Chocolate Energy Gems- Bite-sized energy supplement made with dark chocolate. Contains caffeine and vitamins B and D. $5.99

La Tortilla Factory Low Carb Flour Tortillas- The first non-GMO low carb tortilla! Each tortilla contains 4g net carbs, 3g of protein, 24% of your daily fiber and has only 45 calories. $2.99

Palo Popcorn in White Cheddar Cheese and Bacon Cheddar- A popcorn that is made with pure coconut oil. The popcorn is non-GMO and made with real cheddar. $0.99 each

Hometown Bagels in Cinnamon and Garlic- Prepared with the finest non-GMO ingredients. Eat them by themselves or with your favorite dip. $1.99 each

Lovely Candy Superfruit Chews- Lovely Candy Superfruit Chews are all natural, gluten-free, non-GMO and kosher without high fructose corn syrup or artificial ingredients. Each chew has bits of real fruit. Flavors include cranberry, raspberry and blueberry. $2.49

Wasa Thins- Oven baked for a light, delicate crunch. Topped with sesame seeds and sea salt. Wasa Thins are a great healthy snack. $2.99

Crown Nut Sriracha Almonds- These flavored almonds are grown, processed, roasted and flavored in house. These almonds are full of flavor. $1.99

Barilla ProteinPLUS Pasta- A delicious wholesome pasta with 17g protein. Perfect for the whole family and Barilla Pasta is available in 7 varieties. $2.39

Barilla ProteinPLUS Penne Pasta with Barilla Marinara Sauce Recipe

1 box Barilla ProteinPLUS Penne Pasta
1 jar Barilla Marinara Sauce
2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 cup Romano Cheese, grated
Fresh Oregano or Basil


Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes

1) Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
2) Cook pasta according to package instructions.
3) Meanwhile, heat sauce.
4) Drain pasta and combine with marinara sauce, drizzle with olive oil, stir in fresh oregano or basil.
5) Top with Romano cheese

Total price for items in October's box: $32.97.

SUBSCRIBE today for only $19.99 a month. That's a $12.98 difference. Degusta Box ships for FREE, too!

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

Monday, October 24, 2016

Southern Breeze Sweet Tea Review

Welcome to A Sampling Bee. Today, I share with you my review on Southern Breeze Sweet Tea. A zero calorie tea that is perfect for satisfying your thirst. Southern Breeze Sweet Tea is made in Georgia. Sweet Tea is not just for summer. Enjoy an ice cold glass(in a cute SB Mason Jar) whenever! Read my review below. :)

Southern Breeze Sweet Tea comes in Original, Lemon, Raspberry and Peach. Southern Breeze Sweet Tea is easy to steep (for best results, follow the instructions located on the back of the packaging). The large family sized tea bags come already sweetened.  They are sweetened with Splenda sweetener. Southern Breeze Sweet Teas are certified Kosher and gluten-free. These teas have zero calories, zero sugar, zero carbohydrates and no glucose. A sweet tea that is safe for those who have diabetes. A tea that everyone can enjoy. Each box contains 16 tea bags.

Recommended Steeping Instructions:

1. Boil 2 quarts of water. Pour hot water into a large pitcher. Add 2 Southern Breeze Tea Bags.
2. Steep tea for 3-5 minutes.
3. Remove the tea bags and place the pitcher into your refrigerator. Or pour over ice.

My Thoughts

I love Southern Breeze Sweet Tea. I was kind of nervous to try them because I am not a huge fan of sweeteners. But, to my surprise, the tea tasted wonderful and I did not get a yucky sweetener aftertaste. It's easy to steep and is ready in minutes. I poured mine over ice and was able to enjoy a nice, cold sweet tea with my boys. My favorite flavors are the two pictured in my post: Lemon and Original. I love adding an extra lemon slice ;)

Bring your Southern Breeze Sweet Tea with you.. the bags are perfect for on-the-go and can easily fit into a pocket or purse.

Southern Breeze Sweet Tea is available for purchase online as well as at a store near you.

I received Southern Breeze Sweet Tea in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. Always!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The PMS Package Subscription Box Review

Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I share with you The PMS Package Subscription Box! The PMS Package provides comfort right when you need it the most. A subscription box designed to make "that time of month" a lot easier. This box is packed with goodies including snacks, chocolate, candles, bath bombs and more!

The PMS Package is available in 3 different sizes: Mini, Original and Premium. Each one is shipped out ever month and they are affordable. The PMS Package will make "that time of month" a lot easier by satisfying cravings and by providing relief from your symptoms. You will be pampered with products that are sure to make you feel more comfortable. (Pictures show the Premium Box)

What's inside??...

2 Swedish Fish Snack Packs
1 Owl Stuffed Animal
1 Mini Nilla Wafers Snack Pack
1 Blue Bath Bomb
1 Boulder Canyon Sea Salt Chips Snack Pack
1 Love Lee Soaps Macaroon Soap- Orange Scented
1 Nestle Crunch Bar
1 Goldfish Pretzel Snack Pack
1 Awake Energy Granola Bar
1 Awake Caffeinated Chocolate Bar
1 Palmer's Olive Oil Body Lotion 1.7oz
1 1 Hour Break Kava Spray
1 Sour Patch Kids Snack Pack
1 Luminessence Candle- Black Cherry
4 Sweet Tarts
1 Lip Balm
1 The Toasted Oat Granola

My Thoughts

The PMS Package comes in a cute light pink box. Open up the box to pink tissue paper and TONS of goodies! I love the idea of this subscription box. It's perfect for making a woman feel comfort when she needs it most. The selection of snacks are great and all of the pampering products are great. I like that there are three different box sizes to choose from. The box pictured above shows the Premium Box. This box contains 18-20 items each month. For only $30! The PMS Package makes a great gift for college students.

I received The PMS Package in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. Always!

SUBSCRIBE | $15- $30/month
Monday, October 17, 2016

Off the Cob Chips Review & Giveaway!

Welcome to A Sampling Bee. Today, I share with you Off the Cob Chips! Off the Cob Chips are made with fresh corn. They are non-GMO and gluten-free. They're seasoned with a little bit of sea salt. Just enough to balance out the sweetness of the chips. Serve these all-natural chips at your next party. With some salsa or guacamole!

These sweet tortilla chips were created by Cameron at the age of 22. Him and his family has been growing sweet corn since 1960, in Ithaca, NY. Each ear of corn is handpicked at its peak. Cameron is a third generation farmer. This inspired him to create Off the Cob Chips! Off the Cob Chips launched in 2012. In 2012, Cameron won $20,000 from Babson's College business plan competition. He raised $15,00 on kickstarter and had his chips in 20 Whole Foods stores in New England. In 2014, Cameron brought on his partner Molly and Off the Cob Chips were featured on Shark Tank! This dynamic duo is dedicated to making a simple snack using REAL corn!

My Thoughts

I am in love with Off the Cob Chips! I have never had a tortilla chip that was both sweet at salty. I love the sweetness of these chips. They go great with a spicy salsa or guacamole. Off the Cob Chips are a healthy snack that I feel good about feeding my family. Off the Cob Chips are crunchy and delicious! They make the perfect snack. :)

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

Enter to win six(6) bags of Off the Cob Chips! One winner will be chosen and contacted via email.  Winner must respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen. Prize fulfilled by Off the Cob and shipped by A Sampling Bee.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Chococurb Nano Subscription Box Review

Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I share with you a high quality chocolate subscription box from Chococurb! The Chococurb Nano Subscription Box is perfect for chocolate lovers. Each month, Chococurb will send you five small-to-medium sized chocolates. There are 3 different Chococurb boxes to choose from. Chococurb, Chococurb Mini & Chococurb Nano. The ChocoCurb and the Chococurb Mini are personalized to meet your chocolate needs. The Chococurb cannot be personalized. But, I guarantee, that Chococurb will choose amazing chocolates for your Nano box. Check out what came in my Nano box below:

Willie's Cacao Milk of the Gods Creamy Milk Chocolate with nutty coffee notes.

Dolfin Chocolat Milk Chocolate with Coffee.

Seattle Chocolates Dark Chocolate.

Videri Chocolate Factory Dark Milk Chocolate.

Evolve Chocolate Stout Beer Infused Salted Chocolate Caramel.

My Thoughts

The chocolates in the Chococurb Nano that I received are spectacular! Each one is so different in flavor. Seriously, I couldn't get enough. I loved how most of the chocolates had coffee in them. These companies know how to make one heck of a chocolate. If I had to choose a favorite, I'd say the Dolfin Chocolat was my favorite. I really love Chococurb!

Chococurb Nano makes a great gift. Enjoy five awesome chocolates each month for only $10! Subscribe and save, too!

I received a Chococurb Nano box in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. Always!

SUBSCRIBE | $10/monthly
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Bumble Bar & Juno Bars Review

Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I share with you a review on Bumble Bars and Juno Bars. These are Pure & Simple Organic Energy Bars. The Bumble Bar company is Woman Owned and Kid Approved. These bars are plant-based and delicious!

Bumble Bars are gluten-free, Vegan, non-GMO and Kosher. Bumble Bars do NOT contain honey. As you can see in the picture above, these bars are loaded with sesame and flax seeds. Bumble Bars come in 10 flavors: Original Peanut, Amazing Almond, Chocolate Crisp, Lushus Lemon, Chai Almond, Classic Cashew, Mixed Nut Medley, Harvest Hazelnut, Chocolate Mint and Chocolate Peanut Butter.

Juno Bars are vegetarian and loaded with dates. They are also kosher, gluten-free and non-GMO. I got to sample the Brownie Batter flavor. These contain chocolate, quinoa, chia seeds and vanilla. One Juno Bar contains 180 calories, 5 grams of fiber and 15 grams of sugar. Juno Bars are available in 3 different flavors: Brownie Batter, Apple Crisp and Peanut Butter Cookie.

My Thoughts

These bars are great for a healthy snack on-the-go. I love the bumble Bars because they are loaded with yummy seeds. I love the Lushus Lemon flavor and the Mixed Nut Medley. I love having one of these bars for breakfast. Very filling and satisfying. The Juno Bars I like to have as a dessert. I could not tell that the main ingredient is dates. Juno Bars, the Brownie Batter flavor, tastes just like a brownie! Delicious! I highly recommend Bumble Bars and Juno Bars. My family loves them and I feel good about them eating these because they're made with only the best ingredients.

Bumble Bars are also available in a Junior size. This size is perfect for kids! Which flavor are you most excited to try?

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

SHOP | $11.99+

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Degusta Box USA Review- September

Welcome to A Sampling Bee! I am back with September's Degusta Box! Another great month of goodies! I love getting the Degusta Box each month because most of the products in the box I have not tried before. read below to see what's in the September box!

So.. What's in September's box?..

 PopCORNers Carnival Kettle Popped Corn Chips- These delicious chips are gluten-free, non-GMO verified and vegan. Guilt-free snacking that is super crunchy and satisfying. Available in 7 flavors. $3.29

Sparkling Bitters flavored Sparkling Water. Sparkling Bitters is available in 5 fruity flavors. Contains 0 calories, 0 sugar and 0 sodium. These tonic waters are all natural. $1.99 each.

PERi-PERi is the secret ingredient behind Nando's PERi-PERi restaurants. It's made with African bird's eye chili and a blend of lemons, garlic, onion and spices. So delicious! Spice up any meal! Kosher, gluten-free, Halal and natural. $3.49

Zolli Drops were created by an 11 year old named Alina Morse. Zolli Drops and Zollipops are a delicious, natural way to help reduce tooth decay and dry mouth. Zolli Drops are sugar-free, gluten-free, vegan, Kosher and made with natural flavors and colors. Made in the USA. Perfect for kids lunches. $4.99

Little Bites from Entenmann's are perfect for school lunches. These mini muffins contain no high fructose corn syrup and they contain 0g trans-fat. The Chocolate Chip flavor contains real chocolate chips. 4 muffins per pouch. $4.69

BustaNUT! Peanuts contain awesome flavor. Enough flavor to knock your socks off! These peanuts are top quality and come in a wide variety of flavors. $1.49 each.

Michel et Augustin Shortbread Cookies- Butter & Sea Salt and Butter & Chocolate Chips. These little cookies delicious! $1.99

Sam Mills Gluten Free Corn Quinoa Fusilli is based on 100% natural ingredients. This pasta is free from the following allergens: soy, egg, wheat, tree nuts, fish and shell fish. Sam Mills' pasta is non-GMO and kosher. $2.39

Hak's Rustic Ratatouille Cooking Sauce is a great sauce to create a delicious meal using only one pot. This cooking sauce contains chunky tomatoes, zucchini, carrots, garlic and onion. Yum! $3.99

English Provender Co.'s Chutneys and Curd contain only the best, clean, all natural ingredients. English Provender has been making small batch, traditional English recipes since 1979. Non-GMO and gluten-free. $2.45 each.

Toosum Oatmeal Bars are super tasty and gluten-free. One bar contains only 100 calories. Toosum Oatmeal Bars contain no added sugars. No artificial anything! $1.79

Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal is great for a quick breakfast. This cereal is packed with granola and crispy flakes. Sure to keep you full all day! $2.99

So, what do you think of September's box!? I'd say that the products inside are pretty amazing! Most of the products, in this month's box, I have not tried. My favorites? The Michel et Augustin Cookies, PopCORNers, Zolli Drops and the Chutneys and Curd. I love getting the Degusta Box each month because I have the opportunity to try new products. Which of these products would you like to try?

Subscribe today and receive 10 to 15 full-sized products each month. Degusta Box makes a wonderful gift!

I received Degusta Box USA in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. Always!
SUBSCRIBE  | $19.99/month