Tuesday, January 29, 2019

GrandBox A Subscription Box for Grandma & Grandpa

Hey there! Welcome to A Sampling Bee Blog. As you may already know, I am a lover of subscription boxes. Over the past few years, I have reviewed quite a few boxes. But, I have not come across a box like GrandBox yet. GrandBox is a monthly subscription box that is designed for Grandma and Grandpa. Send one of these cute subscription box to a distant loved one to let them know that you are thinking of them.

Each month, the boxes have a new theme. This boxes was themed "Winter Wonderland." In this box, there were a lot of awesome goodies:

A Jumbo Crossword Book in large print. This is a great way to spend an afternoon inside when it's cold outside. I love crosswords. They're so fun to do and so relaxing.

A Spiced Mug Mat from Alice's Cottage. This cute mug mat is made in the USA and they give off a wonderful spiced scent! Great for holding my coffee or hot cocoa. It's a cute addition to my coffee table.

MoMe Choc-o-lait makes the best Belgium hot cocoa, on a stick! I love this idea. Enjoying a hot cup of cocoa has never been more delicious and easier! Just add the stick to hot milk and stir!

The Ritter Sport Chocolate Butter Biscuit was so good! A thin biscuit covered in milk chocolate. What's better than that! I really enjoyed this treat.

Menthol Eucalyptus mints from Snowflakes Candy Mints are all natural, sugar-free and fat-free.

Christmas Light Hankies from Caspari Hankies are super cute! The packet came with 10, 4-ply hankies/tissues. They are soft but not meant for the nose. If I wiped my nose with these all of the time, I'd have one raw nose. These, to me, are more meant for a napkin. Love the cute design though!

My Thoughts

I think this box is such a wonderful idea.  I love that GrandBox allows you to put photos and personalized letters inside of each month's box. I feel that adding a few photos and a cute note just gives it a sweet personal touch. Great for keeping in touch if there are miles between you and your loved ones. GrandBox is only $33 a month. Which I think is a great price. You can't put a price on your grandparents. :) GrandBox is also a great gift for my sons to send to their grandparents. There was a great selection of goodies in the Winter Wonderland box!

What do you think of GrandBox? Would you like to send one of their boxes to a loved one?

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

30 Days to Understanding the Bible Book Review

Hey! Welcome to my blog, A Sampling Bee! If you want to learn about the Bible but don't have time, this is the book for you. 30 Days to Understanding the Bible breaks down the Bible in 385 pages. With just fifteen minutes a day, for one month, you'll learn the Bible's key people, events, and doctrines. Using a proven study plan, author Max Anders breaks down the Bible’s structure so you can learn and remember the key points of the Bible’s text quickly.

30 Days to Understanding the Bible is an easy-to-use guide that is very straightforward. Its a book that has been recommended by Bible teachers and Pastors for over 30 years. Max Anders is the author of this book as well as over 25 others. He has taught on the college and seminary level and is a veteran pastor. Max was also one of the original team members with Walk Thru the Bible Ministries. He provides resources and discipleship strategies at MaxAnders.com to help people grow spiritually.

My Thoughts

With this easy to read book, I was able to read a scripture everyday. Each scripture took me about 15-20 minutes to read. I love how this book is so interacting. There are tons of fill-in the blanks, maps, diagrams and symbols. It really has allowed me to learn things about the Bible that I never knew. Most importantly, this book was 100% understandable. I am really enjoying every page. If you would like to learn more about the Bible, I highly recommend 30 Days to Understanding the Bible!

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Monday, January 14, 2019

DNX Bars- Paleo & Keto Protein Bars Review

Hey! I have found more amazing Protein Bars and I so excited to share them with you today! Introducing DNX Bars! These Keto & Paleo Bars are super tasty and super moist. I love throwing a few of these protein bars into my purse when traveling or when going on play dates. Sometimes I need a little mid-day pick me up and DNX Bars are always my first choice. Read all about them below.

DNX Protein Bars come in 6 yummy flavors: Peri, Peri Style (chicken), Mexican Style (beef), Sweet Potato Pecan (Beef), Dark Cacao Cherry Coconut (beef), Fennel Sweet Potato (beef) and Jamaican Style (Bison).

DNX Bars are made with 100% grass-fed beef & bison and free range chicken. They are made with real protein and they are packed with organic fruits and veggies. The Culinary Artists behind DNX Bars use organic ingredients such as dried tart cherries, almond butter, sweet potato and spices. To see a full list of ingredients, click here.

 Left to right: Sweet Potato Pecan, Mexican Style, Dark Cacao Cherry Coconut.

Left to right: Jamaican Style, Fennel Sweet Potato, Peri Peri Style.

Why I love DNX Bars

The first reasons is because my kids LOVE them! And, the good part? They have no idea that they are full of fruits and veggies. The second reason is because they fill me up and keep me full for at least 2 hours. I also love them because they're healthy for not only me, but for my family. There are no yucky ingredients in DNX Bars. It's great!

My Favorite DNX Bars

My favorites are definitely the Sweet Potato Pecan and Dark Cacao Cherry Coconut. The Sweet Potato Pecan bars are full of tender beef and delicious pecans. The Dark Cacao Cherry Coconut is amazing because as I chew it, I can really taste each ingredients. Especially the cherry and coconut. All-in-all, DNX Bars are very tasty, full of flavor and they make an excellent, healthy snack!

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Friday, January 4, 2019

December's Degusta Box USA Subscription Box Review

Hey! How is your New Year going?? I wanted to get this post for December's Degusta Box USA up sooner, but the time just flies! And, with two hyper kiddos, I am always occupied by something. With that said, I am always looking for quick snacks or drinks to grab as I'm heading out the door, or for putting into my son's lunch box. Degusta Box USA gets delivered to my door each month, and inside are 9-14 full-sized goodies. Every month there is always new and exciting products that I get to try with my family. We love it! See what was inside December's Box below.

Garden of Life bars are clean and simple bars that can be enjoyed for breakfast or as a snack. I got the Maple Sea Salt flavor in my box and it was SO good! It smells like a stack of pancakes and tastes like maple syrup and protein powder. This bar is super soft and chewy. Love it!

G.H. Cretors The Mix Popped Corn contains two of my favorite popcorn flavors: buttery caramel and aged cheddar cheese. This popcorn is 100% addicting. I kept reaching into the bag to get another handful. I have always been a fan of sweet & salty together and this popcorn really satisfies my sweet/salty craving. The Mix popcorn is one of the best popcorns that I have had.

SunSpire SunDrops are really good chocolates. I got a bag of dark chocolate SunDrops in my box. They are SO good! I have plans to add them into my homemade trail mix. These little dark chocolate gems really surprised me as to how tasty they are.

Campfire Marshmallows are great for baking, snacking and putting on top of hot cocoa. I have had this brand of marshmallow before and they are one of my favorites. I love the convenient snack packs that are available. I often buy the snack packs. Every Christmas I make Christmas Eve boxes with a package of hot cocoa, a snack pack of Campfire Mini Marshmallows and other goodies.

Chef Paul Prudhomme's Magic Seasoning Blends can be sprinkled on top of anything. When tasting this seasoning blend for the first time, I definitely got notes of onion, garlic and delicious herbs. Its a very flavorful seasoning that goes get on chicken!

Hu Chocolates are made with no weird ingredients, ever! These bars are free from dairy, palm oil, emulsifiers, soy lecithin, refined sugar, gluten, cane sugar and sugar alcohols. I got the Crunchy Mint Dark Chocolate flavor in my box.

Vahdam Teas has really good teas. I have a huge tea fan so I was so excited to try these. My favorite flavor is the Chamomile Mint Citrus Green. I really enjoyed this sampler pack of teas!

Dave's Gourmet Creamy Ginger Citrus Hot Sauce goes so well on wings! This sauce is super creamy and HOT! It's one zesty sauce that can be used on anything.

Bahlsen Iced Cinnamon Stars are super soft cookies that taster just like cinnamon and sugar. The icing on the top is light and makes the cookies taste so good! I love Bahlsen's products but every product that I've tried in my Degusta Boxes I can't find in my local grocers. All of their products are amazing!

Chimes Ginger Chews have a very light ginger taste to them. They are super chewy. I love having ginger around. Especially when I am nauseous or dizzy. Which I sometimes have due to vertigo.

Each box comes with an information sheet and this month there was a delicious recipe on the back! For Braised Chicken Thighs!

My Thoughts

December's box was amazing! I really loved all of the goodies this month. I can't really decide which one is my favorite because I loved them all. Degusta Box is worth every penny because the boxes are always full! Most of the items in their boxes are full sized! Buying the products at your local grocer would cost way more than buying a Degusta Box. SUBSCIBE today! It's only $19.99 a month!

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Zhuzh! Vegan Cookies Review

Hello! It's 2019! I cannot believe it! With it being the New Year, what are some of your resolutions? One of mine is to of course eat healthier to lose a couple lbs. But, I am a huge cookie fan so I won't be giving them up! Good thing there is a healthier cookie on the market. A cookie that will help me stay on track and still satisfy my cookie craving. Zhuhz Cookies are my new fave because of these reasons. Zhuzh Cookies are nutritious cookies that are made with sprouted beans, seeds and grains.

From left to right: Double Chocolate, Oatmeal Cranberry, Chocolate Chip & Gingerful Snap.

The base of Zhuzh Cookies are made from plant-based protein. To that, Zhuzh adds probiotics and some more protein. Zhuzh Cookies come in 4 delicious flavors: Double Chocolate, Gingerful Snap, Oatmeal Cranberry and of course, Chocolate Chip. Zhuzh Cookies are Gluten-free, peanut-free and dairy-free. These cookies are also allergy-friendly!

My Thoughts

I love that these cookies have probiotics in them. These cookies from Zhuzh are super tasty. I really like all 4 flavors. But, I really like the Oatmeal Cranberry. I usually don't like oatmeal cookies so I was surprised that I liked this flavor so much. I love having my Zhuzh cookie with a hot cup of tea. All in all, these cookies are so so good! They are full of yummy ingredients. They're not super crunchy and they're not super soft. They're the perfect texture. These are definitely a sweet treat that I can enjoy on my diet!

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

November's Sleek Treat Low/No Sugar Subscription Box Review

Hey! Happy New Year! I am a bit late on this post for November's Sleek Treat Subscription Box (sorry!). It was a crazy holiday season that went by super fast! But, I am glad it's over. In 2019, one of my resolutions is to eat healthier. Sleek Treat sends me an amazing mix of snacks and goodies each month. All of the snacks are low/no sugar, low carb and gluten-free. Sleek Treat's subscription box is always packed with new, exciting snacks! See what was in November's box below!

ChocZero Keto Bark came in 3 yummy flavors: Hazelnut, Coconut & Almond. These chocolate bars were my favorite in this month's box. They are my favorite because they are so delicious! The different ingredients inside the chocolate bars really makes the flavors pop. Especially the hazelnut chocolate bar. I love hazelnuts and chocolate together! ChocZero Keto Bars are low carb, all natural, soy free, gluten-free, non-GMO and contain only 1g of sugar. These chocolate bars are sweetened with Monk Fruit Extract. www.choczero.com


Just The Cheese Grilled Cheese is a deliciously cheesy cheese snack! It tastes just like a grilled cheese but without the bread. I love this cheese snack because its super crunchy, flavorful and 100% gluten-free! The natural Wisconsin Cheese that's used to make this snack is really good. I really like this snack, a lot! Just The Cheese snacks are made in the USA and they are sugar-free. www.justthecheese.com Use code SLEEKTREAT for 10% off your order!

Kiss My Keto Keto Coffee in chocolate flavor tastes just like hot cocoa! I was surprised by how yummy this coffee was! And the best part, its instant. All I had to do was put the mix into 8 ounces of water and mix. I made it hot but I can also be enjoyed over ice. Kiss My Keto's Keto Coffee has a slight coconut flavor. Love it! This coffee is sugar-free, Paleo, Vegan and contains no additives. www.kissmyketo.com

Kiss My Keto Ketogenic Bar in Chocolate Cookie Dough goes great with the Keto Coffee. These two combined make a healthy, filling breakfast. This bar is one of the best protein bars that I have had. I love anything that's cookie dough. This bar has a chewy texture. Its cookie dough inside is soft and creamy. This bar can really be considered a dessert! These Keto bars are sweetened with Monk Fruit. www.kissmyketo.com

The Good Chocolate added 3 yummy chocolates into this month's box: Salted Almonds, Milk & Ginger. These chocolates might be little, but they are packed with flavor. I really like the salted almonds flavor. It's loaded with almonds and the chocolate is really good. These chocolates are great for packing in a lunch box or purse. They are homemade and 100% organic. The Good Chocolates actually prevent cavities! Sweetened with Erythritol, Mesquite Powder and Stevia. www.goodchocolate.com

Gorilly Goods Baja flavored Trail Mix has a little bit of spice to it! I love it! This trail mix is loaded with pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, cilantro, lime and chilis. Gorilly Goods sure knows how to make a delicious trail mix. This crunchy mix is full of nutrients and its a great afternoon snack! Contains no added sugar. Gorilly Goods Baja Trail Mix is organic, Paleo, vegan and gluten-free. www.gorillygoods.com


Smart Baking Company Chocolate Smartcakes are only 38 calories! I did not try these because the tops of them had a few moldy spots. I don't know what happened to them. They had an expiration date on the package that read 6/1/19. Really wanted to try these smartcakes! www.smart-baking.com

My Thoughts

I really liked November's box because it had a lot of chocolate inside. I am a huge chocolate fan and I am always looking for new ones to try. My favorite snacks this month were from ChocZero, The Good Chocolate and Gorilly Goods. I was kinda disappointed with the smartcakes, but I know that things happen. Looking forward to the next box! Join Sleek Treat today for only $34.99 a month!

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