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

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Winc Wine Club Review

Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I share with you Winc Wines Club! Winc is not your traditional wine club. They are a direct-distribution global wine company that personalizes the entire wine experience. Winc is perfecting how wine is made, distributed, perceived and purchased via their Palate Profile quiz. This quiz recommends wine based on your unique tastes. This quiz removes the hassle of having to pick out a good bottle of wine from your local liquor store. Instead, have 4 personalized wines delivered right to your door!

You can choose all white wines, all red wines, all rosé wines or a variety! Bottles of wine start at just $13 a bottle.  I am offering you $22 off your first month of Winc! This offer is only available through this link: Enjoy!

My 4 wine choices:
This friendly, vibrant, exotic Frappato can be ordered through Winc wine club.
2016 Far + Wide Frappato
The 2017 Brethren of the Road Gewürztraminer has tasting notes of wet stone, white flowers, white peach, made by Winc wine subscription.                       
2017 Brethren of the Road Gewürztraminer
 2016 Ville Basse Merlot 12178 by Winc wine subscription
2016 Ville Basse Merlot
2015 L’Atelier du Sud Red Blend 12187 by Winc wine subscription
                   2015 L'Atelier du Sud Red Blend                        
My Thoughts

One of the things I don't like doing is going to a liquor store to pick a wine. I never know how to pick a sweet wine or a dry wine. I personally like sweet wines. But, I have family members who love dry wines. So, let's just say that I walk into the liquor store not knowing even where to begin. Winc makes finding the perfect wine so much easier! The website gave me a quiz of six questions. Then, I got to pick 4 wines. Red, white and how many of each I wanted. It really was that simple! All shipped right to my door! I loved all four of these wines! I highly recommend!
I received Winc Wine in exchange for this post. All opinions written here are my own. Always!
Try Winc            
Monday, July 23, 2018

Sleek Treat Subscription Box Review

Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I share with you Sleek Treat! Sleek Treat is a monthly low carb subscription box that contains natural, healthy sugar alternative snacks. Each month, you'll get a box of 5-8 premium curated snacks delivered to your door. Sleek treat is diabetic friendly and costs only $34.99 a month!


Every month, your Sleek Treat Box will come with an insert that provides nutritional and serving size information as well as product information. Sleek Treat is a health conscious and delectable monthly collection of surprise treats. These surprise treats are low carb, natural and gluten-free. Each box contains a wide variety of artisan treats. Such as cookies, candy, bars, nuts, granola, cheese snacks and confections. See what's inside the "American Outdoors" Sleek Treat box below!

Eat Me Guilt Free Chocolate Raspberry Cakes contain 22 grams of protein. Satisfy hunger wherever you are with this high protein, flourless and low carb cake. All of Eat Me Guilt Free snacks are made locally in Miami, FL. Sweetened with Stevia. Allergy alert: contains eggs, milk, peanuts, walnut & soy.

Synchro Ketomanna Ketogenic Chocolate is loaded with brain-boosting MCT's. KetoManna is a quick way to keep your body and brain running optimally. This chocolate is low carb, vegan, 100% plant based and keto. Made in Berkeley, CA. Sweetened with Maltitol and Monk Fruit Extract.

Stoka Nutrition Coco Almond Bars are sweet and crunchy bars that can be taken on-the-go. These bars contain 4g net carbs and they are gluten-free. Stoka's Bars contain no added sugar and they have no artificial ingredients. Stoka Bars are the perfect snack to power you up and keep you on track with your goals. Made in Keller, TX. Sweetened with Erythritol and Stevia Leaf Extract. Allergy alert: milk & tree nuts. Processed in a facility that also processes egg, fish, peanut, shellfish, soy and wheat.

Sohnrey Family Goods Mesquite Smoked Almonds are made in Butte County, CA. The Mesquite flavor is their best-selling flavor. The almonds are made with a natural mesquite smoke flavor and savory roasted onion powder. The almonds are steam pasteurized. They are gluten-free, vegetarian, low carb and all natural. These almonds are the perfect savory snack to take with you on-the-go! Sweetened with Sugar. Allergy alert: Contains peanuts, eggs, dairy and tree nuts.

Detour Simple Caramel Peanut Whey Protein Bars contain real ingredients. These delicious bars are covered in a chocolate coating and contain a rich caramel layer, topped off with seasoned dry roasted peanuts. Detour Simple Bars are made in Reno, NV. They are non-GMO, low carb, gluten-free, high in fiber and free from artificial ingredients. Sweetened with Stevia. Allergy alert: Contains peanuts, soy, milk and tree nuts.

Shrewd Food Protein Crisps are flavored to taste like a brick oven pizza! These protein crisps are low carb and high in protein. They do not contain any corn syrup, soy, eggs, peanuts/tree nuts, no preservatives and no artificial flavors. Shrewd Food makes their protein crisps in Hauppage, NY. Sweetened with Sugar.

Snowflakes Candy Mints taste like sour blue raspberry. These mints are vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free, wheat free, soy free and dairy free. They do not contain any corn, sugar, fillers preservatives or artificial flavors. Snowflakes Candy Mints are handcrafted in Northern California and they are made using only USA Birchwood xylitol and the finest flavorings. Sweetened with Xylitol. Toxic to dogs and animals.

My Thoughts

Sleek Treat is an amazing subscription box! Especially for those who need to be careful with their sugar intake or for those who like to keep healthy snacks with them on-the-go. I was shocked by the amazing variety of snacks that came in the "American Outdoors" box. And, all of these products are proudly made in the USA! That's awesome! I loved all of the snacks in this month's box. Especially the Chocolate Raspberry Cake! OMG, this cake was amazing! Light, chewy and so flavorful. The Protein Crisps I loved because they taste just like a slice of pizza, and they're super crunchy! My oldest son devoured the Detour Simple Bar. After eating it, he asked me if I could put them in his lunchbox when school starts in the fall. :) I really loved the sour mints. They have a light blue raspberry taste to them. Yummy flavor and great for an every day candy! The Synchro Chocolate was really good on top of the raspberry cake. I felt like I was enjoying the ultimate power snack, without the guilt. The chocolate was creamy, flavorful and I loved how it came in a travel pouch. I love a crunchy nutrition bar and Stoka's Coco Almond Bar is just that! It was loaded with crunchy almonds and delicious chocolate. I love almonds. Especially flavored almonds. Sohnrey's are amazing! I can really taste the mesquite flavors. So yummy! I highly recommend Sleek Treat. I also highly recommend all of the delicious snacks that were in this month's box!

I received Sleek Treat in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own, Always!
SUBSCRIBE || $34.99/month
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Two Rivers Coffee Flavored Sampler Pack Review & GIVEAWAY!!

Welcome to A Sampling Bee! For the month of July, Two Rivers Coffee is giving one lucky winner the chance to try a 40 count sampler of flavored coffee k-cups! 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.
Two Rivers Coffee Flavored Sampler Pack

My Thoughts

Two Rivers Coffee makes excellent flavored coffees! I really enjoyed the French Toast flavor from Java Factory Roasters, the Southern Pecan by Crave Coffee and all of the Brooklyn Bean Roastery flavors. The Sampler packs are great because I can try several different flavored coffees. The flavored sample pack contains an amazing variety of flavors. This sampler pack is great for a party.

I received a TRC Flavored Sampler Pack in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. Always!

Enter to win a 40 count Sampler Pack from Two Rivers Coffee! One winner will be chosen and contacted via email. US only. Giveaway ends 7/31/18. Good luck!!
Sunday, July 15, 2018

Banana Joe's Banana Chips Review


Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I share with you Banana Joe's delicious Banana Chips! These handmade banana chips are made with "hom thong" bananas and they are handpicked right off of the farm. These bananas are hard to source. Banana Joe's uses this kind of banana because they taste better than any other variety of banana. The bananas have a unique golden color!

Banana Joe's Banana Chips non-GMO, nut-free, dairy-free, vegan and gluten-free. These healthy banana chips are all natural and do not contain any trans fat, MSG or preservatives. Banana Joe's Banana Chips contain both Probiotics and Prebiotics. These work together to support digestive health, to enhance protein utilization and to support immune function. These chips are a product from Thailand. See the four amazing flavors below!

Sriracha with Pickled Garlic- Starts off with a hint of tangy sweetness followed by a pickled garlic aroma and ends with a deep bright chili finish.

Sea Salt- Subtle and balanced flavors. This flower of salt is harvested at the break of dawn from the gulf of Thailand.

Hickory BBQ- Bold combinations of sweet and tangy flavors with generous amounts of smoky heat.

Thai Sweet Chili- A mild sweet and sour with a slight hint of chili finish. A sauce traditionally used for barbequed chicken but now incorporated into many fusion cuisines.

My Thoughts

I love that each bag of Banana Joe's contains over 2 whole heirloom bananas. The banana chips are thin, crunchy, salty and full of flavor. Banana Joe really chose great flavors for their banana chips. My favorites are the Sea Salt and the Thai Sweet Chili. These lightweight banana chips aren't too salty or sweet. They kind of remind me of Pringles. But, of course a lot healthier. I also love that the banana chips contain probiotics and prebiotics. So these chips are healthy for me and good for my digestive health. Each 1.65 ounce bag contains one serving. So, a whole bag of Banana Joe's Banana Chips is only 150 calories! Sounds like an amazing, delicious, low calorie snack to me!  We love them!

I received Banana Joe's Banana Chips in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own, always!

SHOP || $19/6 bags
Monday, July 2, 2018

Karen's Naturals Freeze Dried Fruits & Veggies Review

Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I am sharing with you healthy snacks from Karen's Naturals! Karen's Naturals started in 1985 selling dehydrated tomatoes. Back then, they were know as "Just tomatoes." Now, they are known as Karen's Naturals and they offers a wide variety of freeze-dried and dehydrated fruits and vegetables. Their products are 100% naturally dried and delicious! Karen's Naturals is a small, family owned business and they are committed to offering the highest quality farm-grown products.

Karen's Naturals processed their fruits and vegetables by picking them at their peak ripeness. After they are picked, they are bathed in cold water and then cut into bite sized pieces. Then, the fruits and vegetables are dried in small batches, the old fashioned way- with no sulfur, salt, fat, artificial flavorings, sweeteners or preservatives. So, when enjoying Karen's Naturals fruits and vegetables, you are enjoying the natural fruit or vegetable. There are absolutely NO additives!

All of their fruits and vegetables are naturally gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free and wheat-free.

Karen's Naturals Fruits & Vegetables include:

Just Grapes
Just Strawberries N' Bananas*
Just Strawberries*
Just Fruit Salad
Just Peaches*
Just Bananas*
Just Mango*
Just Blueberries*
Just Raspberries*
Just Fruit Munchies*
Just Pineapple*
Just Apple*
Just Cherries*
Just Cranberries
Just Pomegranate
Just Persimmons
Just Veggies*
Just Corn*
Just Veggies- hot
Just Tomatoes
Just Peas*

*Available in Organic.

 Just Grapes
 Just Veggies
Just Apples
My Thoughts

Karen's Naturals was so sweet to send me a wide variety of their products to try and I must say that I love them all! Their products are so amazingly delicious, so healthy and my kids love them! My youngest son even eats the veggies!  Dehydrated and freeze-dried fruits and veggies taste no different from fresh. I actually prefer them over fresh because they last longer. It's also a lot easier to transport freeze-dried fruits. Especially when traveling or going to the beach! Most of the dried fruits and veggies are crunchy. But, the apple sliced are more moist and chewy. It was nice to try different dried fruits. Such as the raspberries, persimmons and peas. We really enjoyed the apples, bananas, strawberries, corn and mango! I highly recommend Karen's Naturals because they are such a healthy snack that can be enjoyed by everyone. And, their products are reasonably priced. Check out to order some amazing freeze-dried fruits and veggies!

I received Karen's Naturals products in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own, always!