Thursday, May 24, 2018

May's Degusta Box USA Review

 
 
Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I am sharing my review for May's Degusta Box USA! Degusta Box USA is a snack box that is delivered monthly. Each box contains 9-14 full-sized items. Every month's box is a complete surprise. You do not know what's inside until it arrives at your door step! Degusta Box USA costs only $19.99 a month! So, if you love snacks, drinks and meal prep items, subscribe to Degusta Box!


Karma Probiotics Wellness Water delivers active cultures 10x more effectively than yogurt. Just peel, push, shake to infuse the nutrition into the water. Replenishes your body with digestive and immune health support. $2.29



Explore Cuisine Organic Chick Pea Pasta cooks up in minutes and tastes delicious. Add your favorite sauce and dinner is complete! Just 2 ounces contains 11 grams of protein! $4.79



Cello Whisps are made from just one wholesome ingredient- Cello's award-winning cheese! Their cheese is baked into flavorful, airy, crispy, whispy bites! Cello Whisps are an excellent source of calcium and protein. $3.99


Goya medium-hot, tangy green Salsa is made out of tomatillos, jalapeno chiles, onion and cilantro. This condiment is great for tacos, quesadillas enchiladas, fajitas, stew and eggs. $2.29


Post Grape-Nuts Trail Mix Crunch is natural granola that contains vanilla, grape-nuts, cranberries and a touch of puffed barley. $4.99


Zaffi Taffy is delicious, zooey, gooey taffy that helps make mouths healthy and happy! Zaffi Taffy is sugar free, gluten free, nut free, dairy free, vegan, kosher and mom approved! Made with natural flavors and colors. Made in the USA. $3.99


Rufus Teague Smoky Apple BBQ Sauce is the perfect compliment to any BBQ. Enjoy a sweet kick of tangy apple and a yummy smoky flavor with this sauce! Great for grilling, dipping or drinking straight out of the bottle! $4.99


Popcorn Indiana Kettlecorn Popcorn is the perfect mix of sweet and salty. Made with the finest popping corn, a pinch of salt and pure cane sugar. $3.29/7oz bag



Goya Maria Cookies are from Spain. They are delicious, yet simple cookies that are sweet. Goya's cookies are great as a snack or with tea or coffee. $0.89



Deep River Snacks Sweet Maui Onion Potato Chips are made with thick cut potatoes, onion and garlic. These chips are gluten free, non-GMO, nut free, vegan and kosher. $1.29


My Thoughts

This month had a lot of items that can be enjoyed at a picnic. I have tried most of the products, but its okay, I am not complaining. I loved them in previous boxes and I still love them now! The Rufus Teague BBQ sauce is amazing and goes so well with chicken, pork chops and shrimp kebobs. It's sweet, smoky and just delicious! One of my favorite products this month. The Cello Whisps I absolutely love! They are so good on top of salads or just as a snack! The cheese that Cello uses is so good!Popcorn Indiana's Kettlecorn has been one of my favorite popcorns for a while. The popcorn is not overly sweet. It's perfect! Crunchy, sweet with a hint of salt! Karma's Wellness Water is my favorite probiotic water. This flavor is so good, it's my favorite. Drinking healthy is so easy with Karma's yummy waters. One product that I have not tried this month is the Post Grape-nut Granola. OMG, it is amazing! Crunchy, sweet, salty and full of cranberries! The Zaffi Taffy is really good! My kids love taffy so they were so excited to try a piece. Little do they know that this taffy is actually good for their teeth! 10+ I give May's box! so many good products this month.

SUBSCRIBE now and save $10 off of your first month's box!  Click HERE!!

I received Degusta Box USA in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own, always!



Thursday, May 17, 2018

Two Rivers Mega Coffee Sampler Pack Review + GIVEAWAY!

 
 
Hello! Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I bring you a review on Two Rivers Coffee! I was recently sent one of their Mega Coffee Sampler Packs to review and I am SO excited to share it with you! The Two Rivers Coffee Company was launched in 2012.  They currently have over 60 different coffee products, a broad selection of different teas and hot cocoas. Today, Two Rivers Coffee is a leading independently owned single serve beverage company. Their products are distributed nationwide to thousands of retailers as well as available online.

Two Rivers Coffee manufactures single serve coffee for its own brands as well as licensed products for established brands and provides private label brands for other roasters and retail chains. Two Rivers Coffee also make single serve teas, hot cocoas, ciders, and cappuccino drinks under its own brand as well as high end licensed brand names, and is currently in discussions to provide other gourmet hot beverages.

Some of TRC brands include:

Brooklyn Bean Roastery
Friendly's
Workaholics Coffee
Java Factory
Bailey's
Felix & Norton
Hamilton Mills Coffee
 
So, what flavors come in the Mega Sampler??
 

 

My Thoughts

The coffee variety in the Mega Sampler is the best! It contains 40 different kinds of coffee! There are light roasts, medium roasts, dark roasts and flavored coffees. There is even a mystery flavor. My favorite so far? I loved the Bosco Chocolate Carmel, BBR Corner Donut Shop, BBR Breakfast Blend, Hamilton Mills Vanilla Bean and the Java Factories Smooth Caffeinator.  I love using k-cups because they are portable. Which makes them great for taking along on road trips or for sharing with a friend. The Two Rivers Coffee Company makes my favorite coffees. I love all of the products that they have. This sampler contains a lot of great coffees! Enjoy TWC k-cups either iced or hot.

Having a summer get together or party? The Mega Sampler is great because there is a coffee k-cup for everyone's taste!

I received the Mega Sampler in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own, Always!

GIVEAWAY TIME!
 
Enter to win a 40 count Mega Sampler! Just enter below and share with your friends and family! One winner will be chosen and contacted via email.  
 
 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Nestle ProNourish® Digestive Wellness Drink Now Available in Chocolate!



Do you want to take control of your digestive sensitivities? If so, try Nestlé Health Science ProNourish® Drinks. They are a snack or mini-meal that is formulated to avoid certain ingredients that can trigger digestive discomfort. Nowadays, we all live busy, active lifestyles and the last thing we need is digestive discomfort getting in the way. Nestlé has created this nutritional drink to help with these discomforts and side effects from food intolerances. ProNourish® is now available in Chocolate!


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These drinks are formulated to be low in FODMAPs (Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides And Polyols) as well as other ingredients that may trigger digestive discomfort. FODMAP is an acronym for a specific group of carbohydrates that can be difficult for some of us to digest. These types of carbohydrates can be poorly absorbed and can cause bloating, severe abdominal pain, gas, constipation, or diarrhea. Diets that are low in FODMAPs may reduce these symptoms. If you are dealing with digestive sensitivities, it could be FODMAPs that are causing your discomfort.
ProNourish® Digestive Wellness Drinks contain 15 grams of high-quality protein, 27 essential vitamins and minerals and 3 grams of fiber. One 8 fluid ounce serving is 170 calories and contains only 6 grams of sugars. ProNourish® is gluten-free, and they do not contain any sugar alcohols, artificial colors or high fructose corn syrup. Suitable for those who suffer from a lactose intolerance.


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How ProNourish® has helped me
Drinking one ProNourish® a day as part of a low FODMAP diet has eased my stomach discomfort, bloating and gas. Some days, I feel like my stomach is so uneasy and I'd do anything to make the discomfort go away. I have tried special diets, other drinks, but nothing seems to help quite like ProNourish®. I love the newest chocolate flavor. I love it's taste because it tastes just like a milkshake! This drink fits my dietary needs because it allows me to follow a diet that's low in FODMAPs. ProNourish® contains the nutrients that I need to keep me full in between meals. It's is an everyday drink that can be enjoyed on-the-go, for lunch, breakfast, or as a snack.
 
This is a sponsored post by Nestlé Health Science ProNourish® Drinks. and I received free products, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Wink Naturals Review

 

Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I am sharing with you amazing products from Wink Naturals! Wink Naturals makes safe and natural products for the whole family. Their product line includes teething gel, bath wash, bum balm, sleep aids, lotion and chest rubs. All of their products are drug-free and backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.


Cool Gums Natural Teething Gel- gently cools and relieves painful gums. This teething gel is 100% drug-free and it does not contain any numbing agents, benzocaine or belladonna. It also is free of any preservatives or additives. Wink Natural's Teething Gel is doctor recommended for infants. Keep gel in your fridge for extra cooling relief! $14.99

Instructions for use:
  1. Apply a pea-sized amount to the gums as needed and gently massage to provide fast relief. Can also be used as a training toothpaste!
  2. Apply as needed. Consult your doctor for a worsening condition.
Ingredients:
 
Glycerin, Xylitol, Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cellulose Gum, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Menthol, Mentha Piperita, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Glycyrrhiza Uralensis (Licorice) Root Extract.


Foaming Oil Bath Wash- this pure and gentle formula is perfect for even the most sensitive skin and tiniest of babes with natural citrus and lavender oils to calm and soothe and a revolutionary foaming pump for a silky smooth lather. Wink Foaming Oil Body Wash is fragrance and dye free, with no sodium lauryl sulfate and zero artificial fragrances, harsh chemicals or surfactants. $24.99

Instructions for use:
  1. Use 1-3 pumps to create a yummy lather. Gently wash from head to toe and rise for a soothing bath experience. A little goes a long way!
  2. Use for a bubble bath- add 5-10 pumps directly to running water.
Ingredients:

Water, Decyl GlucosideDisodium, Cocoamphodiacetate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropylsulfonate, Pentylene Glycol, Glycerin, Benzyl Alcohol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Orange Peel Oil, Salicylic Acid, Lavender Oil, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Sorbic Acid, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Rosemary Leaf Extract.


Healing Llama Lotion- baby your skin with our all-natural formula that’s free from artificial fragrances, parabens, and harsh chemicals too. Llama Lotion is lightly scented with pure lavender and citrus essential oils, and is safe for even the most sensitive skin, providing natural relief from a variety of symptoms associated with eczema and chronic dry skin. $14.99

Directions for use:
  1. Simply squeeze what you need and apply to any dry patches or parts of your body that stand in need of some moisturizing.
Ingredients:

Glycerin, Xylitol, Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cellulose Gum, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Menthol, Mentha Piperita, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Glycyrrhiza Uralensis (Licorice) Root Extract.


My Thoughts

Wink Naturals Products don't contain any harsh chemicals so I feel good about using them on my kiddos. My boys love soaping themselves up as well as making lots of bubbles for a bubble bath with the bath wash. I love it because it leaves their skin so soft. The scent of the bath wash is light, not overbearing. Just enough scent to leave their skin smelling fresh! After a bath, they cover themselves in Wink Naturals Llama Lotion. This lotion also smells good, has a light lavender scent and leaves their skin soft and smooth. My older son has little bumps(from dry skin) on his upper arms and cheeks, and this lotion really help sooth those dry spots. The teething gel works well for tooth aches and teething. It's safe for baby to use because its drug-free. I love how this teething gel can also be used as a training toothpaste.

I am a big fan of Wink Naturals! I will definitely need to stock up on the Bath Wash because summer is right around the corner. And I know that my kiddos are going to get dirty! A LOT! ;)

I received Wink Naturals Products in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own, Always!
 
Monday, May 7, 2018

Eat Your Coffee Bars Review- 3 New Flavors! + GIVEAWAY!


 

Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I am sharing with you Eat Your Coffee Bars! Eat Your Coffee Bars are snacks bars that are caffeinated. Each bar contains 80mg of caffeine. That's 1 cup of fair-trade, home brewed coffee! Every Bar is 100% vegan, non-GMO, Kosher, organic and gluten-free. These awesome bars are available in 3 NEW flavors: Fudgy Mocha Latte, Peanut Butter Mocha & Salted Caramel Macchiato. Yum!

Every bar starts with a tasty base- dates, nut butter, oats and COFFEE! Eat Your Coffee Bars are only 170-190 calories and contain only 1 grams of sugar. Each bar contains 4 grams of fiber, 105-115 grams of sodium, 0 cholesterol and 25 grams of carbs. Eat Your Coffee uses ingredients that are found in your pantry, not in a laboratory. Which tells me that Eat Your Coffee Bars are a lot healthier than other brands.


Ingredients

Organic Almond Butter, Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Organic Dates, Organic Gluten Free Oats, Organic Crisp Brown Rice Protein, Chicory Root Fiber, Eat Your Coffee Blend, Himalayan Pink Salt and Organic Flavors. (The Peanut Butter Mocha and Fudgy Mocha Latte flavors contain Organic Dark Chocolate)

**Allergy Information: Eat Your Coffee Bars are produced in a facility that uses tree nuts, peanuts, soy and sunflower oil. These bars contain coffee and peanuts. **


My Thoughts

Eat Your Coffee Bars are amazing! They're high in fiber, low in calories, low in sodium, flavorful and full of healthy ingredients. Eat Your Coffee Bars are a genius way to enjoy your morning cup of coffee on the go and without the mess! 

The 3 new flavors are by far my favorite. Each flavor is uniquely different and delicious. The Fudgy Mocha Latte flavor is loaded with chunks of sweet chocolate. The Salted Caramel flavor tastes just like a salted caramel macchiato. The Himalayan Salt and caramel go so well together! The Peanut Butter Mocha is amazing! Who knew coffee and peanut butter would be so good together! Yum! These coffee bars are SO good! :)

GIVEAWAY!!
 
Enter to win 15 Fudgy Mocha Latte Eat Your Coffee Bars! One winner will be chosen and contacted via email and/or Instagram. Prize fulfilled by Eat Your Coffee. US only, please!
 
 

I received Eat Your Coffee Bars in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own, Always!
 
~Melissa~
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Molang Prize Pack GIVEAWAY!


 

Good morning! I have a fun giveaway for you! I am giving one lucky winner the chance to win a Molang Prize Pack! Prize pack will include: 1 Molang Season 2 DVD, 1 Molang Loves Book, 1 Push N Peel Pop and 1 Best Friend Charms!

Join Molang, a round, fluffy, and happy rabbit, and his friend, Piu Piu, a poised, timid, and reserved yellow chick, as they explore everyday life.

Despite their many differences, Molang and Piu Piu enjoy a special friendship. They have amazing times together ranging from the ordinary to the extraordinary. From finding themselves in the middle of the jungle, going to the circus or enjoying a rainy day, Molang and Piu Piu embrace every daily adventure together. Who knew dancing in the rain with your best friend could be so much fun? No matter what happens, every single moment with these two is filled with sheer happiness. Embark on 52 lovable adventures with Molang and Piu Piu!

Molang activity pages:

https://www.ncircleentertainment.com/customers/ncircle/molang_activities.pdf?az=38-9761




One winner will be chosen on 4/30 via email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond. US only, please! Prize fulfilled by NCircle.
Friday, April 20, 2018

April's Degusta Box USA Review + GIVEAWAY!

 
Welcome to A Sampling Bee! April's Degusta Box USA had an awesome theme. ROAD TRIP! April's box contained 13 perfect road tripping goodies. If you love getting snack subscription boxes in the mail, Degusta Box is a perfect one for you.  Each month the boxes are loaded with snacks and drinks. The items your receive each month will be a surprise!  See what was inside the Road Trip box below! I'm so excited to be able to give one away this month! :)


ALO Spring contains real aloe vera juice and pulp. This ALO Spring flavor is made with cranberry, mulberry and blueberry juices. Perfect for spring! $1.99

 

Goya Plantain Chips are crunchy just like potato chips but a little nuttier in flavor. Plantain Chips are a great way to mix up our all-too-familiar snacking habits. $1.99


La Tortilla Factory handmade tortillas are baked with non-GMO ingredients and a unique blend of corn and wheat flour. Each tortilla is packed with 14 grams of whole grains and they do not contain any bad fats like hydrogenated oils. $3.19



Zeigler's Apple Berry Carrot Juice gives you a power packed dosage of daily fruits and veggies. Not to mention that its delicious and kids will love it! $3.99



Country Archer Jerky Co. Mango Habanero Jerky is made of 100% grass-fed beef. Their jerky is made in the USA and its certified gluten-free. $2.99



Fini Sweets Shock Tongues Chewy Candy comes in 6 amazing flavors. They're sour and delicious! $1.09


Fini Sweets Kollision Chewy Candies come in a fun variety of shapes and textures. They provide multiple yummy tastes on your tongue! $1.09



Fini Sweets Tornadoes Fizzy Chewy Candies are a delicious, sour blend of 6 berry flavors. Each chewy, hallow rope has a fizzy texture. $1.09



Popchips Nutter Puffs are Popchips newest snack! They're puffs that are drenched in peanut butter goodness! This month's box came with 2 bags. $1.49



Amazin' Raisin is an all-natural, fruit flavor-infused raisin that is gluten-free, vegan, peanut & tree nut free and kosher. Available in 7 fruity flavors. $5.99 for 5 packs.



Torie & Howard is a producer of Organic & Kosher certified, non-GMO candy that is designed to satisfy customers with discriminating palates who crave healthy yet indulgent treats. Torie & Howard's Candies are vegan, gluten-free, Big 8 allergen friendly and contain no artificial colors or flavors. $1.99



Angie's Boomchickapop Cheddar Cheese & Real Butter Popcorn is made with real, simple ingredients. The cheddar cheese flavor is only 70 calories per cup. The real butter flavor is only 45 calories per cup! $3.49 for grocery sized bag.


La Tortilla Factory Barbacoa slow cooker sauce is a spicy blend of smoky chipotle, Mexican herbs and a hint of lime juice. Prepare with beef, serve on soft tortillas and top with your favorite taco toppings! $3.99


My Thoughts

I loved the theme this month! We are always road tripping. Whether is to go to the beach or to go flea marketing, I always pack a ton of snacks and goodies. I feel like I could have just packed all of these snacks into the car, box and all.

What's a road trip without beef jerky?? The Mango Habanero Jerky- It's sweet, it's spicy and it's delicious! I love taking jerky on trips. It's my favorite!

The candies from Fini Snacks were of course my kiddos favorites. I have to admit, they are really good! Especially the tongues. Sour at first, but then super sweet.

La Tortilla Factory's Tortillas and Barbacoa sauce I have yet to try. But, I plan on making some slow cooked beef tacos!

Amazin' Raisins are SO good! The flavors that I go tasted just like eating the real thing. My sons at them, too. Mom win! :)

Angie's Boomchickapop was gone the second that I opened the bags. My 3 year old is just like me-loves popcorn. So, needless to say, he ate BOTH bags! I loved the real butter flavor.

Torie & Howard's candies are so so good! They are just like a starburst candy but are much better. It's always good to have a candy that is free of the top 8 food allergens.

Popchips Nutter Puffs were one of my favorite snacks this month. The puffs are covered in real peanut butter. OMG, so good!

I have had a few of ALO's drinks before but this flavor is by far my favorite. It is better served chilled, though. I'm a big fan of their drinks.

My sons never figured out that there are veggies in Zeigler's juice. Yes! To be honest, I couldn't tell either! We really enjoyed the apple, berry and carrot flavor. Great, flavorful juice!

My husband loves plantain chips. When I showed him the bag of Goya's, he immediately started devouring them. Goya's Plantain Chips are lightly salted and are crunchy, just like a potato chip.

All-in-all, I love getting Degusta Box USA each month. Their boxes are always full of amazing products. Most of which are new to me and my family. $19.99 a month for 9-14 full-sized goodies sounds good to me! Want to enter to win May's box?? Enter below!

GIVEAWAY!!
 
One winner will win May's Degusta Box USA! US only please! I will contact the winner via email on April 30th! Good Luck!
 
 
I received Degusta Box USA in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own, Always!
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