Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Bearded Brothers Energy Bars Review

Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I am sharing with you Bearded Brothers Energy Bars! These energy bars are carefully crafted with you in mind. They are made with the highest quality ingredient, they are minimally processed and contain NO added sugars. All of Bearded Brother Energy Bars are USDA Organic and verified non-GMO. Delicious energy bars that you can eat on-the-go!

Bearded Brothers Energy Bars contain raw ingredients. The low heat dehydration process in which Bearded Brothers uses while making their energy bars, allows the raw ingredients to be jam packed with their original nutrients. Each energy bar contains 270mg of chia seeds. Bearded Brothers Energy Bars come in 6 awesome flavors: Radical Raspberry Lemon, Mega Maca Chocolate, Outrageous Orange Kale, Fabulous Ginger Peach, Colossal Coconut Mango and Bodacious Blueberry Vanilla.
Pictured: Colossal Coconut Mango 
My Thoughts
Bearded Brothers are my go-to energy bars. Each flavor is delicious. I love the taste and chewy texture of them. They are very filling and I know that I am eating something good for me. The bars are great for on-the-go. I usually have at least one bar in my purse at all times. My sons love them. My husband loves them, too! My favorite flavor is the Mega Maca Chocolate. Tastes just like a chocolate bar, but much healthier! Bearded Brothers Energy Bars are packaged in compostable wrappers. I highly recommend!
I received Bearded Brothers Energy Bars in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. Always!
SHOP || $2.99 per bar

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Among Friends Cora's Honey Cornbread Baking Mix Review

Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I share with you Cora's Honey Cornbread Baking Mix from Among Friends Baking Mixes! Named after a cutie pie named Cora, this cornbread mix is the perfect accompaniment to soups, stews or pastas. Cora's Cornbread is also great with a little bit of honey and/or butter. What do you like to pair with your cornbread?

Cora's Cornbread Baking Mix is made with whole grains. This mix is gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO, does not contain and fillers or gums and dairy free. Among Friends Baking mixes are very versatile. There is a special section on their website where you can see the recommended way to make their recipes vegan and/or dairy-free. Among Friends Baking Mixes are freezable. Choose from 12 different baking mixes. There's a baking mix for everyone!

Cornbread Mix Ingredients:

Whole cornmeal, brown rice flour, brown sugar, granulated honey (sugar, honey), leavening (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, corn starch, monocalcium phosphate) and salt.

My Thoughts

Cora's Cornbread is awesome in every way. The recipe is easy to follow and prep. I had homemade cornbread made in under 20 minutes. I was afraid of how it would bake knowing that it's gluten-free, but the cornbread came out perfect. Not dry at all! Super moist and melts in my mouth. I drizzled a little honey butter over the top. Delish! Among Friend Baking Mixes are available at your local Target and online. Buy 6 mixes online and get free shipping!

The packaging is very noticeable and fun. I'd be able to notice Among Friends Baking Mixes very easily on the grocery store shelf. I highly recommend Among Friends Baking Mixes.

I received an Among Friends Baking Mix in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. Always!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Andis "HeadStyler" Hair Trimmer Review


Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I share with you the Andis "HeadStyler" At Home Hair Trimmer! This Andis Hair Trimmer allows you to trim and style your hair right from your very own home. With salon results! Perfect for maintaining shorter styles like fades and crew cuts. Read my review below!

The "HeadStyler" Kit comes with 20 pieces: Clipper, Stainless Steel Sheers, Barber Comb, Tube of Blade Oil, Twelve attachment combs: 0 (1/16") 1.5mm, 1 (1/8") 3mm, 2 (1/4") 6mm, 3 (3/8) 10mm, 4 (1/2") 13mm, 5 (5/8") 16mm, 6 (3/4") 19mm, 7 (7/8") 22m, 8 (1") 25mm, blending comb, left taper, right taper, Hard Case and a Blade Guard. This trimmer is equipped with an adjustable, stainless steel blade. The powerful high speed clipper cuts wet or dry hair. The easy to use numbered guide combs deliver a professional looking cut. Andis has a wide variety of products available. Check out their website for more options.

My Thoughts
The Andis "HeadStyler" is great to have around just for neatening up my husbands neck and sideburns.This kit contains everything you need to achieve a salon hair cut, at home. Which saves a lot of money and time. Every item that is included in the kit, fits back into it's carrying case. The attachment combs are made from strong plastic. I have not had any problems with them breaking. The clipper itself fits comfortably in my hand. It's light and easy to hold. The scissors are sharp and are great for touch-ups. All-in-all, this is a great Andis Kit. I highly recommend it!

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

SHOP || On sale for $37.80(online)
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

December Degusta Box USA Review

Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I share with you December's Degusta Box! This month's box is FULL of awesome goodies! All full-sized goodies to be exact! Be the first to try new products by subscribing today. Degusta Box USA is only $19.99 a month! No shipping costs. Check out what is inside December's box below. There's a delicious recipe, too!

So, what's inside?...

Chips Ahoy! THINS in Cinnamon Sugar Flavor- Chips Ahoy! introduces a new line of think, crispy cookies. These THINS are perfect to pair with tea or coffee. Chips Ahoy! THINS are available in Original and Cinnamon Sugar. $3.79

Wise Popcorn in White Cheddar- An air-popped popcorn that is light and mouth-watering. The popcorn is wholegrain and gluten-free. Delicious flavors include: White Cheddar, Butter, Reduced Fat Sea Salt and Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll. $3.49

Ricola Herbal Immunity Honey Herb Supplement Lozenges- Formulated with Ginseng and vitamins C, B6 & B12. These lozenges support the immune system as well as fight fatigue. $13.99

Loacker Gran Patisserie- It's love at first bite with these bite-sized cookies. They are made with light, crispy wafers, the finest cream and delicious chocolate glaze. (2 boxes!) $3.05

Urbane Grain 3 Minute Meals- These meals contain ancient grains. They're delicious and they give you a healthy boost- 9 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber. $2.99 each

GOOD THiNS- New GOOD THiNS Sweet Oat and Flax crackers are so delicious! They contain real oats. These crackers are free of artificial flavors, colors, cholesterol, partially hydrogenated oils and high fructose corn syrup! $3.69

Smucker's Fruit & Honey Fruit Spread- Made with delicious fruit and naturally sweetened honey. Available in a variety of flavors. $3.49

Honey Acres Honey Straws- Sealed plastic straws filled with delicious raw honey. They are perfect for adding a taste of honey to your tea. Take these straws with you anywhere! $1.00 for five straws.

Kala Beans- Discover a better balance of health and flavor with Kala Beans! Kala Beans are light, crunchy and packed with all the healthy goodness of beautiful beans. A snack that you can feel good about! $3.99

Pillsbury Purely Simple Cake & Cupcake Mix and Frosting Mix- These Purely Simple mixes contain no coloring, preservatives or artificial flavors. Perfect for any baking occasion. December's box contained 1 mix and 1 frosting. $3.29/cake mix $1.99/frosting

Chips Ahoy! THINS Cinnamon Sugar Cookie Balls Dipped in Milk Chocolate
1 package of Chips Ahoy! THINS Cinnamon Sugar Cookies; finely crushed. Set aside 1/4 cup for garnishing
6 ounces of cream cheese; softened
Melting chocolate
1. Mix cream cheese and crushed Chips Ahoy! THINS together until combined.
2. Shape batter into 1 inch balls. Freeze for 10 minutes.
3. Dip each ball into melted chocolate and place each on a paper-lined pan.
4. Sprinkle with remaining cookie crumbs.
5. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
6. Enjoy!

These cookie balls are SO good! I enjoyed making them as much as I enjoyed eating them. Truthfully, I enjoyed eating all of the goodies in this month's box. I highly recommend Degusta Box. Sign up today!
 I received Degusta Box USA in exchange for a blog review. All opinions are my own. Always!
SUBSCRIBE  || $19.99/month
Monday, December 12, 2016

Next By Nature Chocolates Review

Welcome to A Sampling Bee. Today, I share with you delicious chocolates from Next By Nature Chocolates! Next Chocolates are a natural alternative. I got to sample their Dark Chocolate Quinoa, Dark Chocolate Espresso Beans, Dark Chocolate Cayenne Peppers and Dark Chocolate Covered Pretzels. Read my review below!

Next Chocolates are made with all natural and organic ingredients. Their chocolates are made with the finest ingredients and they come straight from nature. Their products do not contain any preservatives or additives and they don't contain unnecessary calories. Most of their products are gluten-free. The pretzels are not gluten-free. Enjoy Next By Nature as a healthy snack in between lunch and dinner. They have several different products to choose from. Including Dried Fruits, Chocolate Covered Nuts & Fruits and Chocolate Covered Snacks.

My Thoughts

Next Chocolates are great! They're bite-sized and delicious! I was excited to try Next Chocolates because the four kinds that I got to try are all covered in dark chocolate. I'm a huge dark chocolate fan lately. I was most excited about trying the Cayenne Pepper Chocolates. The cayenne peppers and chocolate together make a great combination. Sweet & spicy! The Dark Chocolate Quinoa resemble a crunch bar. The Espresso Beans make a cup of coffee portable. It's a lot easier to pop them into your mouth with traveling. Rather than sipping hot coffee. The dark chocolate on these chocolates are rich and delicious. Out of all four of these flavors, my favorite are the Dark Chocolate Pretzels. These bags of chocolates make a great gift. A perfect stocking stuffer, too! I highly recommend Next By Nature Chocolates!

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


Holiday Gift Guide 2016 & Giveaway!

Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I share with you my Holiday Gift Guide! These are just a few of my favorite products from this year(2016). All of the products on my list are products that I have had the privilege to explore this year. Check out my choice of awesome gifts below!

Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Brooklyn Bean Roastery Coffee. I love their holiday flavors which include Gingerbread Man and Red Velvet. These are only available for a short time so stock up!
People's Choice Beef Jerky Health Nut Jerky Subscription Box. The Health Nut Jerky Box comes with 5 bags of jerky- Carne Seca Machaca Jerky Chew, Carne Seca Limón con Chile,  Carne Seca Limón, Old Fashioned Hot & Spicy and Old Fashioned Original. $41

Crate Chef Subscription Boxes. A bi-monthly subscription box that is curated by top chefs. Each box is loaded with goodies such as candles, snacks, baking mixes, kitchen tools and more. $45

Degusta Box USA subscription box is loaded with full-sized food goodies. Most of which are new products! Totally worth every penny. I get this subscription box every month and I LOVE it! $20

Wall Control's Pegboard Systems are great for any room. Use them in the garage, kitchen, laundry room, craft room, etc. My husband has one in our laundry room and he absolutely loves it!

The Junior Blaster by Berghoff works well to sanitize pretty much any surface. The best part? The steamer is small!

Nello's Sauces are the best! They go great with every kind of food. Grab a few jars, a wooden spoon, a bag of pasta, wrap them, add a ribbon and you have the perfect gift for the pasta lover. The BEST sauce around!!

My Honey Crate is the perfect subscription box for the bee lover. This box contains items such as honey, beeswax candles, honey sticks, mugs, notepads, etc. $29.95

The Hive Box is another awesome subscription box for the bee lover. Full of honey, stationary, candles, etc. $24.95

Among Friends Baking Mixes are made with whole grains, they are gluten-free and non-GMO. Their hand-crafted baking mixes are "free of the bad stuff". Buy 6 mixes and receive FREE shipping!


Enter to win a 40 count box of K-cup from Brooklyn Bean Roastery! Winner will decide which flavor they'd like: Gingerbread Man or Red Velvet.

Giveaway starts December 12th and ends December 16th at midnight. Open to US residents, 18+ only. One prize per household, per 90-day period. One entry per person. If you are an Honorary Brooklynite, Blogger or affiliated with Two Rivers Coffee for any type of reviews, you are not eligible to enter contests. CTM is not responsible for prize fulfillment. We will follow up with the sponsor if the prize is not received within a timely manner. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to winning email or forfeit their prize to a new winner. Void where prohibited, please see local laws for details.

Disclaimer: I am a Brooklyn Beans Honorary Brooklynite. I receive product as compensation on a continuous basis through our agreement. This post was created in conjunction with our agreement. This does not alter my opinion in any way. All opinions are my own.