Thursday, August 16, 2018

A+ Giveaway Hop! Enter to Win a $10 Gift Card!

Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I am sharing with you another amazing GIVEAWAY! I have teamed up with several bloggers in the A+ Giveaway Hop! My prize, that I will be giving away, is a $10 Gift Card to Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Walmart or Target. Winner's choice! This giveaway runs 8/16 - 8/30. Winner will be chosen on 9/1. US entries only, please! This hop is hosted by MamatheFox.

Want a chance to win more?? HOP on over to the next blog! Click links below!

MamatheFox and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Friendly's Vienna Mocha Chunk Coffee Review + Giveaway!

Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today I share with you Friendly's Vienna Mocha Chunk Coffee! This is yet another amazing coffee from Two River's Coffee. Two Rivers Coffee launched its first products in 2012. Two Rivers Coffee currently offers a broad product line consisting of over 60 coffee products with standard popular coffee roasts, a myriad of flavored coffees, as well as a broad selection of teas and hot cocoas. In total, TRC has over 100 unique beverage choices across 11 brands with more to come in the near future.

Since 1935, families and friends have gathered at Friendly’s to create sweet memories over a few scoops of delicious ice cream. Now you can enjoy the taste of their incredible homemade ice cream in your favorite coffee mug. Brew up a cup or two and savor the sweetness with someone special. Vienna Mocha Chunk is infused with the flavor of coffee ice cream and rich mocha chunks. It is an espresso drink made with cream and delicious chocolate shavings.

My Thoughts

If you love Friendly's Vienna Mocha Chunk Ice Cream, you will love this coffee! It's delicious and tastes just like mocha. Just like the ice cream from Friendly's! It comes in the form of a k-cup and can easily be brewed with a Keurig or and other k-cup coffee machine. Vienna Mocha Chunk is by far my favorite flavor from the Friendly's line. Looking forward to trying the other flavors!

Want to win a 40 count box of Vienna Mocha Chunk?? Enter below! One winner will be chosen and contacted via email. Contest will run until 8/31. US only, please! Prize fulfilled by TRC. Good luck!!

Friday, August 10, 2018

Back To School $2,000 GIVEAWAY!

Welcome to A Sampling Bee! The school year is approaching FAST! So, I have teamed up with several blogger to co-host this amazing giveaway! Four (4) winners will win $500 Paypal cash or Amazon GC! What are you going to do with your winnings if you win??

Terms & Conditions
Giveaway will open on 8/10/18 @12AM EST and end on 9/15/18 @11:59 PM EST. There is one mandatory entry with multiple bonus entries. Only the mandatory entry needs to be completed in order to win, however the more bonus entries completed the more chances you have to win. There are daily entries as well. Must be 21 years or older to win. Four (4) winners will win $500 Paypal cash or Amazon GC. Entrants must complete entries and each winning entry will be verified. If selected winner does not complete or verify entry a new winner will be chosen. Winners will be notified no later than 9/20/18. Winner will be emailed and must respond to claim prize within 48 hours via the email they signed into the widget with. If winner doesn't respond within 48 hours a new winner will be chosen. Once winners have claimed prizes they will be announced on the Winner's Circle page and sent to co-hosts. Void where prohibited.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Coconut Cloud Matcha Green Tea Coconut Cream Latte Mix Review


Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I share with you my review on Coconut Cloud's Matcha Green Tea Latte Mix! At Coconut Cloud, they're passionate about creating healthy and delicious solutions to the non-dairy dilemma that conscientious consumers are facing. Coconut Cloud's Matcha Latte Mix is an instant mix that is made with real Matcha!  The mix is soy free, Vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free and dairy-free. Coconut Cloud's Matcha Latte Mix contains clean and simple ingredients: Coconut Cream, Coconut Sugar & Matcha Green Tea. It's 100% delicious!


Scoop 2 tablespoons of Coconut Cloud Matcha Green Tea Latte into 6-8 ounces of hot water. For a creamier latte, add an additional tablespoon. Stir well and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts:

Calories- 90
Total Fat- 5g
Saturated Fat- 5g
Potassium- 65mg
Carbs- 9g
Dietary Fiber- >1g
Sugar- 3g
Protein- 0


Non-gmo coconut cream powder(coconut cream, tapioca syrup, less than 2% of dipotassium phosphate), matcha green tea & coconut sugar.

*Contains Tree Nuts(coconut).

My Thoughts

Coconut Cloud's Matcha Latte is a delicious, instant drink.  It's creamy, frothy and low in sugar.  It's a great drink to have before I start my day because it helps boost metabolism. I love making my latte with hot milk. It makes the latte much more creamier! I am a huge green tea fan so this drink is right up my alley. I really love it!

I received Coconut Cloud's Matcha Latte Mix in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own, always!

SHOP || $19.99
Monday, August 6, 2018

Wild Zora Meat & Veggie Bars Review

Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I share with you Wild Zora Meat & Veggie Bars! Wild Zora is a family-owned and Colorado based business. Wild Zora's mission is to create "real food" that tastes good and that is healthy for our families to enjoy. Wild Zora's bars are made with meats & veggies that are minimally processed and contain no artificial ingredients. Their beef, turkey, pork and lamb are raised on-pasture without antibiotics or added hormones.

At Wild Zora, they only use the highest quality ingredients in their Meat & Veggie Bars. Wild Zora use ingredients such as: 100% grass-fed beef, free-range turkey, natural lamb, natural pork, organic apricots and veggies- kale, spinach, jalapeno pepper, celery, peppers, tomatoes(depending on the recipe) and sea salt. Wild Zora's Paleo Bars are gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, grain-free, all-natural and healthy. I got to sample 7 of their tasty flavors:

Parmesan Beef with kale, tomato & basil
BBQ Beef with kale, tomato & red bell pepper
Chili Beef with kale, apricots & cayenne
Mediterranean Lamb with spinach, rosemary & turmeric
Curry Turkey with spinach, dates & cardamom
Taco Pork with cilantro, lime & jalapeno
Apple Pork with parsley, rosemary, sage & thyme

Refrigerate remaining meat & veggie bars and keep them out of direct sunlight.

My Thoughts

Wild Zora Meat & Veggie Bars are REALLY good! They are savory, moist and full of flavor. The spices and flavors aren't overbearing- they're just right. Each flavor is unique and different. The meat and veggie bars are like a jerky, but are much easier to chew. Not tough or greasy. The packages are convenient and just the right size to take on the road or to pack in a lunch box. One serving is enough to satisfy my hunger and I know that when eating them, I am eating something that is healthy. 100-130 calories per package allows me to enjoy Wild Zora's and maintain my low calorie diet. Wild Zora Meat & Veggie Bars are also low in sugar, sodium and fat. My kids love them and so does my husband. He loves the Apple Pork flavor. My favorite flavors were the Curry Turkey and the BBQ Beef.

Healthy, delicious snacks are hard to come by nowadays, so when I come by one, I make sure to support that business. Especially if the product is made in the USA. Thank you Wild Zora for making such an amazing snack that is both healthy and flavorful! I highly recommend!

I received Wild Zora Bars in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. Always!

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Friday, August 3, 2018

Number 9 Tortilla Strips Review

Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I am sharing with you Number 9's Tortilla Strips. The company got this unique name from their salsa- each one of their salsas contains at least 9 healthy veggies. They developed their tortilla strips to be the best whole grain and veggie chips out there. Their tortilla chips contain a unique blend of veggies and whole grains. When cooking the chips, Number 9 uses High Oleic Sunflower or Safflower oils. They use these oils because they contain antioxidants which help preserve the fresh flavor and nutrient quality of the tortilla strips. The veggies and whole grains in these tortilla strips contain naturally-occurring vitamins, minerals, and fiber that we all need to maintain healthy bodies.

Number 9's Tortilla Strips come in yummy flavors: Ancient Grains, Stoneground Corn and Nine Veggie. Number 9 Tortilla Strips are certified gluten-free, non-GMO and made in the USA!

Ancient Grains

Ingredients: Stoneground organic corn, sunflower and/or safflower oil, ancient grain blend(amaranth, flour, quinoa flour, millet flour, sorghum flour, teff flour) brown rice flour, cane sugar, rice fiber, white sesame seeds, black sesame seeds and sea salt.

Stoneground Corn

Ingredients: Stoneground organic corn, sunflower and or safflower oil, rice fiber and sea salt.

Nine Veggie

Ingredients: Stoneground organic corn, sunflower and/or safflower oil, butternut squash, sweet potato, cane sugar, vegetable blend(garlic powder, dehydrated carrot, dehydrated tomato, beet powder, dehydrated scallions, onion powder, dehydrated potato) sugarcane fiber and sea salt.

My Thoughts

Number 9's Tortilla Strips are so much more crunchier than any other tortilla strip. I love how firm they are. They don't break when dipping into my favorite salsa. I really loved the Ancient Grains Tortilla Strips. For some reason, the added sesame seeds make the strips taste SO good! All-in-all, these are great tasting chips. They are lightly salted, crunchy and full of flavor! I highly recommend serving them at your next BBQ!

I received Number 9 Tortilla Strips in exchange for my honest review. All opinions here are my own!

Thursday, July 26, 2018

July's Degusta Box USA Review

Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I am sharing with you July's Degusta Box USA! Degusta Box USA is a monthly snack subscription box that delivers 9-14 surprise snacks right to your door! Each month you'll get the opportunity to try new snacks, drinks or meal prep items. July's Degusta Box is called "BBQ Time!" See what's inside below!

Aiya Matcha Zen Café Blend is a sweet, delicate mixture of culinary grade Matcha and pure cane sugar, packed into single-serving packets. Great for Matcha Lattes and smoothies! $17.80

Lee Kum Kee Plum Sauce is made from Chinese plums, ginger and chili. This plum sauce is great for stir-frying and dipping. A great dip for eggrolls, roast duck and roast meats.

Sir Kensington's Chipotle Mayonnaise is made from the highest quality, non-GMO ingredients. Ingredients include certified humane free range eggs, 100% sunflower oil and chipotle peppers. $4.99

Loacker Cocoa & Milk Wafers are light, and airy. They are made with three layers of crunchy wafers and a smooth milk center! $1.29 x 2 = $2.58

Goetze's Candy Co. Chocolate caramels with a cream center. This fun summer treat will not melt in the heat. These caramels are proudly made in the USA. They are trans fat free and nut free. $2.48

Uncle Dougie's Sweet & Snappy Barbeque Sauce is made in small batches. This flavor is sweet, smoky and a bit "snappy." Great for homemade ribs or chicken! $5.99

Chomps Original Turkey Sticks have 10 grams of protein. They are made with 100% free-range turkey and do not contain any sugar, gluten, soy, dairy, nitrates/nitrites, antibiotics, hormones, MSG or anything artificial. Use  code Degusta15 for 15% off and free shipping at! $1.99

Wise Snacks Extra Cheesy Cheez Doodles deliver even more cheesy goodness into every doodle. These doodles have a rich, creamy flavor that will definitely satisfy your cheese craving! $.50 x 4 = $2.00

My Thoughts

Summer would not be complete without a good BBQ. This month's box covers all of those BBQ needs. As you can see, it contained delicious cheese doodles, a BBQ sauce, Chipotle Mayonnaise and a 2 yummy desserts! Oh, and a yummy after meal Matcha drink that cold probably be made into an alcoholic beverage easily!

There was not one product this month that I did not like! My kids of course loved that caramels and the cheez doodles. If I had to choose one product to be my favorite it would have to be the Matcha. I am a huge Matcha fan and these single-serving packets are not only convenient, they are delicious! I really love getting this box every month. It's so exciting to open it and to see all of the surprise products.

Which product(s) have you tried or would like to try from this month's box??

I received July's Degusta Box USA in exchange for honest opinion. All opinions are always my own!  Post contains affiliate links!

SUBSCIBE || $19.99