Saturday, December 14, 2013

Snapea Crisps Harvest Snaps

On a scale of 1 - 10 I rate this product a 10+

When I got my 1st little bag of these little light green colored sticks I thought "No Way!"  I read the nutritional information, which sounded pretty good - 40% less fat compared to potato chips.  Low sodium 60mg,160 mg of potassium and only 100 calories per serving.  But they are green and made from green peas!  They are baked and not fried so how bad can something this healthy taste?  I have to admit that I ate the whole bag.  It was only .75 oz. but I would loved to have had more.  They are delicious.  And they come in 3 other flavors - Caesar, Black Pepper and Wasabi Ranch.  Can't wait to try them all. 

Monday, December 9, 2013

Charlee Bear Dog Treats

On a scale of 1 - 10 I rate this product a 10+

When I look for treats for my Jessie I look for all natural, made in the USA, made with all USA ingredients and something that he will like.  Charlee Bear Dog Treats fit all 4 requirements.  They're small enough to carry in my pocket and only have 3 calories each. 

I gave Jessie the Liver flavor which is made of wheat flour and poultry liver.  USA grown poultry liver!  Can't wait to let him try some of the other flavors that I'm sure he will love.

There was a recall in November 1, 2012 where Charlee Bear Products had a voluntarily recalling of certain lots of its Protein Crunch Bar products because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.  This would normally worry me but from what I've researched since then I feel safe feeding Jessie their products.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

House-Autry Broccoli & Cheddar Dinner Grits

On a scale of 1 - 10 with I rate this product a 9.

It took a while for me to find this product, which comes in 4 flavors, so when I did find them I bought all 4 flavors.  Since I'm working on my newest cookbook Think With Your Taste Buds - Chicken I decided to give the Broccoli & Cheddar a try 1st.  It did include a recipe for making it with chicken but I had already planned on trying a new recipe for what was supposed to be a crispy baked chicken so I made the actual grits and just served my chicken on top. 

I would give this a 10 but for my taste I felt it needed just a bit more cheese, which I added.  That gave it the perfect flavor for me.  You can taste the cheese and broccoli and there is a hint of garlic giving this a really delicious taste.  It is one I will buy again and maybe even play around with by adding more broccoli to make it a great side dish.  It says it serves 4 but I would place it at more like 6 to 8 since it is a dinner dish and not a breakfast dish.

Can't wait to try the other 3 flavors. 

Monday, December 2, 2013

Gevalia Caramel Macchiato

I don't drink my coffee with sugar.  I do like flavored coffees but still enjoy them without the added sugar.  When I decided to give Gevalia's Caramel Macchiato a try I had my doubts and when I read the instructions I doubted the success of this product even more. 

The instructions said to pour the "foaming" packet into my cup.  Just that dry packet into an empty cup.  No way was this going to create a foam.  Then you simply make your coffee using your Keurig as you normally would.  Well, I was wrong.  It did foam. 

Now for the taste test.  I was wrong again.  It was delicious, sweetness and all.  And the foam that I thought would never show itself lasted all the way to the last swallow.  For me as a non-sweet coffee drinker this could easily become my dessert drink.  Something that I would drink on a cold day instead of hot chocolate.  Plus it comes in, so far, 2 other flavors... Cappuccino and Mocha Latte.  Can't wait to try both.

So how do I rate this product?  On a scale of 1 - 10 I give it a 10!