Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Kala Beans Review

Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I share with you Kala Beans! Kala is a celebration of everything bean. These yummy Kala Bean Snack contains wholesome beans like Fava & Chickpeas. Kala Beans are a healthy, crunchy snack that everyone will enjoy!

Kala Beans are available in 4 yummy flavors: Simply Peppered, Sea Salt & Vinegar Crunch, Pineapple Kick Medley and Tropical Curry. These wholesome beans are roasted to perfection and full of flavor. A Snack that is packed full of nutrients such as iron, zinc, magnesium and potassium. Kala Beans are also a great source of protein & fiber. A super food that is low in calories and sure to satisfy your hungry tummy.

Pictured: Pineapple Kick Medley
My Thoughts
Kala Beans are great. I love how the beans are roasted. Makes them super crunchy. They are also full of flavor. I particularly like the Pineapple Kick Medley because it's sweet, salty and a but spicy. The flavors go really well together. Kala Beans are a light snack that I feel good about eating. This snack is low in calories and low in sodium. All four flavors are great. I highly recommend you grab a bag and enjoy a healthy snack!

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

Kala Beans are available at Sprout Store and on Amazon.com.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

IFME Children's Shoes - Spring Collection 2017


Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today,I share with you the cutest children's shoes from IFME! The shoes that I am sharing with you are from IFME's new Spring Collection for 2017. IFME is a Japanese shoe brand that was first launched in 1999. It wasn't until last year, 2016, that IFME's children's shoes came into the USA. IFME is a company that deeply cares about customer satisfaction as well as making supportive shoes for children to help their feet develop properly. IFME works directly with Dr. Torri, professor at Waseda Universtiy's division of Sports Sciences, as a part of an academic-industrial alliance. As a result, IFME offers unique features and design elements that support the foot's movement and help muscles exert their full potential.

IFME shoes are washable, functional and have removable insoles. As I read on IFME's website, studies show that an increasing number of children suffer from flat feet. To promote correct foot position and posture,  IFME has developed a unique functional insole that allows the toes to splay and advances healthy arch development. Learn more about the insoles HERE. IFME Shoes also have "MOFF" or Marvelous Odor Free Fiber. This is a natural cotton-based deodorizing fiber mechanically treated by superior nanotechnology. "MOFF" absorbs 150 times as much ammonia odor as activated charcoal at 20 times the speed. The shoes have Velcro straps and do not require any tying.

My Thoughts

I love IFME because they are the cutest! I also love them because they are reasonably priced. For those of you who have kids, you know that kids grow out of their shoes what seems like in 2 days! I also love that they don't smell. My sons played in the dirt, down by a creek where they got them wet, at the park and during road trips. And not once did I get any odors coming from their shoes. I purposely made my boys put their IFME Shoes to the test. I wanted to see how they would wash in the washing machine. After washing them, they were like new. It is recommended that you air dry them. Which I did anyways to see how long they took to dry. I placed them in the washing machine around 8 pm one night and by the next morning, they were 100% dry.

As you can see in this photo, my sons were both so excited to try on their new shoes. My youngest, pictured left, calls his shoes his "basketball shoes". My oldest son, pictured right, calls his shoes 'awesome". As I was taking photos of the shoes, there were moments when a shoe would go missing or a cute face or hand would appear in the photo.

The name IFME is short for "IF it was ME", which is super cute. The shoes pictured here are from IFME's Spring Collection. The name of this shoe style is "Scout". IFME Shoes come in a wide variety of colors and styles. There are also sizes available for baby. :)


To end, we are very happy with our IFME Shoes. They are not falling apart, they are not uncomfortable for their feet, and the shoes and feet don't smell. I highly recommend IFME!
I received IFME's shoes in exchange for my honest review. All opinions written here are my own. Thank you to IFME & Marla White for allowing me to write a review! :)
For more information on IFME's Shoes,  check out there website at http://www.ifmeus.com/.
BUY || $40-45
Monday, February 20, 2017

Monster Jam Triple Threat Series 2017 at Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore, MD 2017

Baltimore Monster Jam Triple Threat Series presented by AMSOIL® Tickets On-Sale Now
Tickets start at $15 for Monster Jam at Royal Farms Arena
Baltimore, MD. (January 9, 2017) – Feld Entertainment Inc. announced today that tickets for Monster Jam Triple Threat Series presented by AMSOIL®, the most adrenaline charged motorsports experience for families on the planet, are now on sale. Monster Jam events are affordably priced for the whole family with seats starting at $15. Tickets are also available at www.ticketmaster.com and the Royal Farms Arena box office.
Monster Jam will be performing at the Royal Farms Arena on:
  • Friday, February 24 @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 25 @ 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 26 @ 1:00 p.m.
The AMSOIL series can only be seen in select cities across the country and features the most extreme athletes of Monster Jam.  Baltimore fans will witness a fierce battle for the championship with each competitor using customized high-powered vehicles: Monster Jam Speedsters, Monster Jam ATVs and the famous Monster Jam trucks. These premier athletes vying to be Baltimore champion are:
  • Grave Digger
  • El Toro Loco
  • Pirate’s Curse
  • Shark
  • Alien Invasion
  • Zombie
  • Monster Mutt Rottweiler
  • Blue Thunder

Approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, Monster Jam trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, Monster Jam trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster Jam trucks can fly up to125 to 130 feet in distance and up to 35 feet in the air.
The Pit Parties on Saturday, February 25 and Sunday, February 26 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. give fans the opportunity to meet the Monster Jam athletes and get up close to the Monster Jam trucks.
For more information on a Monster Jam near you, please log onto www.MonsterJam.com or follow us via our social channels below:

About Feld Entertainment
Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment's productions have appeared in more than 75 countries and on six continents to date and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, AMSOIL Arenacross, Disney On Ice, Disney Live! and Marvel Universe LIVE! More information about Feld Entertainment is available online at www.feldentertainment.com.

Orca Bay Seafood Review

Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I share with you Orca Bay Seafood. I am a member of Moms Meet and I was sent vouchers to try their delicious seafood. I decided to try their Sockeye Salmon and their Swordfish. Orca Bay has a full line of great seafood options. Including fish, crab legs, scallops, seafood burgers, steaks and fillets. Orca Bay Seafood products are all-natural, contain Omega-3s and high in protein.

Orca Bay Seafood takes pride in the fish that they serve to their customers. That's why, their seafood strictly adheres to the FDA policy of zero tolerance for unapproved antibiotics and fungicides used in aquaculture operations. Orca Bay tests 100% of all imported shipments to make sure that their seafood is safe. Each fillet comes individually wrapped and frozen. Thawing is simple.

Swordfish Fillet
Sockeye Salmon Fillet
My Thoughts

The Sockeye Salmon Fillets and the Swordfish Fillets are amazing! They are delicious and so easy to cook. I pan seared my fillets in a little bit of Olive Oil and Italian seasonings. Both of these fillets were cooked in under ten minutes. Which is great for a busy mom of two! ;) I had a healthy meal cooked for my family in no time! (My youngest son ate like a pig) Even though the fish is frozen, once thawed, I was unable to tell. The fish still had its amazing flavor. I highly recommend Orca Bay Seafood and I look forward to trying more of their products.

I am a Moms Meet member and I received free coupons in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

Visit http://orcabayseafoods.com/ for more information.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

February's Degusta Box USA Review

Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I share with you February's Degusta Box USA.  Enjoy 10-15 full-sized surprise products each month. Degusta Box USA is only $19.99 a month! No shipping costs. The items inside exceed the purchase price. So, you really get more for your money when subscribing to Degusta Box USA. Degusta Box also has an international subscription box available for those who are reading this outside of the US.

So, what's inside February's Degusta Box USA.....

Popchips Ridges- A delicious chip with a big crunch. These potato chips are never deep fried. New Popchip Ridges are ridged for your pleasure and are not greasy! 2x $1.59

Grace Foods All Natural Coconut Chips are made from the meat of mature coconuts using a traditional process. Coconut Chips are high in lauric acid, low in sugar and contains zero cholesterol. Sprinkle some chips on top of your yogurt or just eat them on their own! $2.99

Walkers Shortbread Cookies contain 4 natural ingredients: butter, flour, sugar and a pinch of salt. They have a buttery taste and they're just delicious! $4.49

Nando's PERi-PERi sauce is made with African Bird's Eye Chili and a blend of ingredients: sun-ripened lemons, onion, garlic and spices. Hot & fiery and packed with a whole lot of flavor! $5.99

Slendier is an Australian brand of Organic Konjac Pasta, Rice and Noodles. It is a great alternative for those who are trying to lose weight, have food allergies, are diabetic or just want a quick, healthy meal. This pasta can be prepared in ONE minute! $2.49

Ricola Herbal Immunity contains no artificial flavors or colors and are free of any genetically modified ingredients. Ricola's Lozenges contain a proprietary blend of 10 Swiss herbs and are infused with a highly concentrated form of ginseng. $13.99

PR Bars are all-natural and gluten-free. They are packed with the perfect blend of carbs and vitamins to boost energy and endurance. PR Bars are fuel to keep you Performance Ready. $2.07

Jones Orange & Cream Soda is made with natural cane sugar. It's bubbly and goes great in a Orange & Cream Ice Cream Float! $1.79

Green & Black's Pure Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt combines the smooth richness of signature dark chocolate with flakes of Anglesey sea salt. $3.49

My Thoughts

A few of these product were in previous boxes. But, it's okay because I enjoyed them. I really enjoyed the coconut chips, dark chocolate bar, the shortbread cookies and the Slendier pasta this month. If I had to choose one product to have again, I'd choose the chocolate bar from Green & Black's. I highly recommend Degusta Box. I enjoy opening it up every month. It's such a surprise to see what's inside!

Degusta Box USA subscription price: $19.99
Total cost of products in February's box: $33.14

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

SUBSCRIBE || $19.99/monthly

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Daily Goodie Box Review


Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I share with you Daily Goodie Box. A goodie box that is FULL of samples! Daily Goodie Box is 100% free and contains a numerous amount of samples for you to try. Samples range from snacks, drinks, household products, beauty products and hygiene products. Past boxes have contained brands such as Goddess Garden, Bitsy's Brainfood, Protes, SmartyPants and Beanfield Snacks. Joining Daily Goodie Box is free and once you receive a box, all you need to do is leave your thoughts about each product in the box.

My Daily Goodie Box included:

My Thoughts

When I first heard about Daily Goodie Box, I immediately signed up. Boxes are subject to availability so I thought that I would never get one. Well, within an hour, I had a box waiting for me in my account! I received the box in about 2 weeks and I was thrilled. I love trying samples. Especially when it's samples of things that o have yet to tried. I love trying before I buy! The Daily Goodie Box is just that. A Goodie Box.... Full of LOTS of great samples. Out of the 11 samples that were in this box, I only tried 2 of them before. The rest of the samples were completely new to me. A few of my favorite products in the box were the Gorilly Goods, Nellie's Laundry Soda and the Jack N' Jill Kids toothpaste. It's nice to try new things and I hope that I will get a lot more Daily Goodie Boxes sent to me!
Sign up for Daily Goodie Box today!
Monday, February 13, 2017

Warm His/Her Heart This Valentine's Day With Blount Organic Soups & GIVEAWAY!

Welcome to A Sampling Bee! As we all know, Valentine's Day is tomorrow. Instead of buying chocolates or flowers this year, buy dinner! Blount Organic Soups make the perfect dinner for the day of love. Blount Soups will warm your heart and fill your tummy. Each 16 ounce container serves two. So, grab some Blount Soups and a loaf of bread, and have a delicious dinner at home with your sweetie this Valentine's Day!

Blount Soups are made with the finest and freshest ingredients. Ingredients that are sourced locally and then made into delicious soups by Blount's diverse Culinary Team. Blount Organic Soups are Organic and come in 8 flavors. Flavors include: Tomato Bisque, Cheddar Broccoli, Chicken Noodle, Chicken Tortilla, Coconut Lentil, Ancient Grain Minestrone, Savory Harvest Bisque & Vegetarian Chili. Some of the soups listed here are gluten-free, some are vegan and some are vegetarian. Click HERE for individual product details.

My Thoughts

Blount Organic Soups are great! The 3 flavors that I got to try were all delicious and full of flavor. The best part? Every flavor that I tried is under 200 calories per serving. The Tomato Bisque and Cheddar Broccoli are both rich and creamy. A nice, warm bowl of either one is perfect for a cold, winters day. The Chicken Noodle Soup is full of noodles and crunchy carrots. Everyone loves soup when they have a cold. Especially chicken noodle soup. Blount Organic Soups cost $6.99 for a 16 ounce container. For a $1.50 off coupon and to find Blount Soups in a store near you, visit www.blountorganic.com.

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

Three winners will win a Blount Soup Prize Pack. Prize pack includes 3 free soup coupons and a branded mug. US entries only, please! Winners will be notified via email and have 48 hours to respond. Good Luck!
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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Karma Probiotic Water Review

Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I share with you Karma Probiotic Water. The company, Karma Wellness Water, transforms pristine spring water into wellness water. Creating healthy waters that are great for your mind, body, spirit, balance and vitality. Vitamins Deteriorate in water that's why Karma has invented a KarmaCap. this KarmaCap allows you to add the drinks premixed vitamins right before you are ready to drink. That way, the vitamins are at their full potency. So Peel, Push, Shake & Transform!

Karma Probiotic Waters are made with patented Ganeden BC30. Each bottle contains 2 billion CFU's. In an independent lab study of a gastric environment with a pH of 2.0 for two hours, Ganeden BC30 delivered more than 10X the cells than common probiotic yogurt cultures. Which means that Karma Probiotic Water are great for digestive health. Each 18 ounce water contains 100% of Vitamins A, B3, B5, B6, B12 & E. Each 18 ounce bottle is 20 calories and contains only 2 grams of sugar. Karma Probiotic Waters are available in 3 flavors: Berry Cherry, Apple Cinnamon & Blueberry Lemonade. With new flavors coming soon- Strawberry Lemonade, Kiwi Melon & Tropical Coconut.

My Thoughts

I am all about Probiotic Water lately. Karma is by far the best. I love the fact that I can add the premixed powder right before I am ready to drink the water. It dissolves quickly and the water is ready to drink within seconds. The premixed powders all taste really good. I really like the Berry Cherry flavor. It's like drinking flavored water but Karma is much better for you. Even though the powder is full of vitamins, I don't get a vitamin taste when drinking the water. I prefer to drink Karma Probiotic Water cold. :) I love the fact that Karma Probiotic Waters are safe for kids. My sons, who are 2 and 4 years old, LOVE Karma. Karma allows us to have healthy, regulated tummies. I highly recommend!

I received samples in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. Always!
Visit http://drinkkarma.com/ for more information.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

New Pop Popcorn Review

Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Toady, I share with you New Pop Popcorn! New Pop Popcorn is unlike any other popcorn because its The World's First Skinless Popcorn! Eat New Pop Popcorn guilt-free. At just 32 calories per cup, this is a popcorn that everyone can enjoy! Plus, it's high in fiber, gluten-free, non-GMO and fat-free! New Pop is "A Healthier Version of a Timeless Snack."

New Pop is not like your traditional popcorn. New Pop strips the skin off the popcorn kernel and then under extreme high pressure, they pop the corn. Popping the popcorn this way keeps in all of the healthy nutrients. New Pop comes in 3 awesome flavors: Sweet Cinnamon, Hot and Sweet & Original. These yummy flavors are free of all allergens- peanuts, soy, salt, dairy, wheat and eggs. New Pop's Popcorn is certified Kosher. Also, New Pop has zero artificial ingredients, preservatives or flavors. This great tasting snack that is free of tree nuts, oils, butter and salt.

My Thoughts
For those who hate getting hulls stuck in their teeth.. this popcorn is for you! New Pop's Popcorn is light & crunchy and just plain awesome! I love the fact that they don't use any butter or salt when making their popcorn. Which to me, means that more people(who have food allergies and sensitivities) can enjoy New Pop. New Pop truly is a guilt-free snack. A snack that I feel good about eating as well as feeding it to my family. My favorite flavors are.. all of them! The Original has a slight sweetness to it. The Hot and Sweet flavor is exactly that- hot and sweet. The Sweet Cinnamon has just the right amount of cinnamon. If I had to choose just one flavor, I'd choose the Sweet Cinnamon. Bags of New Pop are available in 2 sizes- Large 4.23oz & Small 1.41oz.

New Pop Popcorn is the perfect movie night snack. I highly recommend because New Pop is delicious and no part of this popcorn gets stuck in my teeth!

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

Friday, February 3, 2017

Valentine's Day Chocolate Heart Shaped Marshmallows Sprinkled with Brooklyn Bean Roastery Hot Cocoa Recipe

Chocolate Covered Heart Shaped Marshmallows Sprinkled with BBR Hot Cocoa

Square marshmallows; cut into heart shapes. I used a small cookie cutter :)
Melting chocolate; either white, milk or dark. I used milk chocolate.
1 BBR Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa K-cup

1) Using a heart shaped cookie cutter, cut marshmallows.
2) Put melting chocolate into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second intervals until melted and smooth.
3) Dip top half of heart shaped marshmallows into the melted chocolate. Place on parchment paper.
4) Sprinkle with BBR Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa.
5) Let chocolate harden; about 30 minutes.
6) Enjoy!

These heart shaped marshmallows are so easy to make and they make the perfect gift or treat for Valentine's Day. Brooklyn Bean Roastery's Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa is the perfect added touch to these yummy chocolate hearts! Happy Valentine's Day! 💘
I receive free product from Brooklyn Bean Roastery. :)