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Snack Holders/Containers

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A few days ago, I was laying in bed watching the Food Network channel. The show “Unwrapped” with Marc Summers was on. Well, they were discussing back to school and snacks. The word “snacks” just sends your stomach into a grumbling mess. Believe me. On this particular episode, during one segment, they showed all different types of containers to hold snacks. I found this not only fascinating, but I was a (tad) bit jealous. I do believe that they did not have any of these snack containers when I was younger. So, I decided to do some searching (online) to see if I could find any of the ones I had seen on the television. So far, out of the 10 (okay, maybe 6) I saw, I’ve found 2.

Really, there is a point to this jumbled madness. If you have young’ins or you want your kids to be able to hold onto their snacks while eating or carrying, then snack holders are just for you! Some of these holders are very tough, so if they accidentally drop it, there’s no reason to get upset. They won’t get broken- unless dropped from a 4 story building, maybe.

51z539feApL._SL500_AA280_Meet Twinkie, The Kid. He is is a Twinkie holder. So, if your kids areĀ  taking Twinkies to school as dessert or a snack, then place the Twinkies in here so it doesn’t get squished. I don’t know about you, but I absolutely hate eating squished Twinkies. Plus, you never know; it could get extremely messy and hard to clean up. You just don’t want to mess with a sticky backpack filled with Twinkies filling. (PS: That link is to the Amazon sellers page)

Also, who doesn’t like the Goldfish snacks? I know I certainly do! They also sell containers to hold those fishies inside. This would have been great for my sister’s last job. She worked at a church as basically, a babysitter. The kids would often have snack time, and most of those times, the snack would be Goldfish. So, they would either sit at a table or on the floor. There would be a huge mess to clean up afterward. So, if the church would have invested in some of these little guys, the babysitters (there were usually 2 working with my sister that day), wouldn’t be cleaning an hour later!
containerSo don’t be afraid to send your children to school with snack containers. Most of their peers might even think they are neat and will ask their own parents for one.

Let’s look at the benefits of snack containers:

  • They hold quite a bit of snacks inside
  • They do not break when you drop them- especially for the little ones’ hands.
  • They are neat looking. I want one!
  • They save you money. You no longer have to keep using sandwich baggies to hold those snacks.
  • After you have used them and the kids don’t want to use them to hold snacks, they can use it to hold anything else they want! It can be useful in 2 ways.
  • No messes to clean up in the backpack. The snack stays still even if your child isn’t.

If you want to grab some of these, head to your grocery store or search online. You’ll never know when one will pop up!

    Fancy Fortune Cookie Review

    If you’ve ever been to a Chinese restaurant, you know that at the end of your dinner, they give you a fortune cookie. Well, say bye-bye to those cookies and hello to Fancy Fortune Cookies. They are bringing a more yummy way to eat fortune cookies!

    Thanks to Fancy Fortune, I was given the opportunity to review their delectable fortune cookies. One word to describe the exceptional cookies? “Yummy!” Because I can’t eat every one by myself, I’ve shared most of them with my family. they love it as much as I do!

    Story time! A week ago, my sister, mom and myself had errands to run one morning. By lunch time, we were starving. So, we decided to go tour favorite Chinese buffet restaurant. Food was good. So after eating my dessert (I always like to end my Chinese lunch with vanilla ice cream), our waitress brought our bill and fortune cookies. Instead of eating the cookie, I went straight to he fortune. I knew that at home, the fortune cookies were 10 times better than the ones at the restaurant.
    001These cookies are absolutely delicious! They have many different flavors:

    • Vanilla
    • Bubblegum
    • Cherry Bliss
    • Horseshoe Blue
    • Luscious Lemon
    • “Oh, Wow!” Orange
    • Passion Fruit Punch
    • Very Berry Raspberry
    • Sun-Ripened Strawberry
    • Cool Cappuccino
    • Double Chocolate
    • Minty Mint

    Whew! Quite a bit to choose from!!

    These fortune cookies are perfect for any occasion. I personally love them as a snack. They’re easy to grab and go!

    Also, Fancy Fortune Cookies has giant fortune cookies. So if you don’t want regular size cookies, go for the giant fortune cookies!

    These have become a family favorite!

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    Guiltless Gourmet Review

    A few days ago, I received a package in the mail. As as soon as I opened it, I saw a bag of Chile Verde BAKED tortilla chips via Guiltless Gourmet. Of course, I dove right in! I hadn’t eaten anything yet, and those chips were looking very delicious! So, I opened the bag (had a tiny bit of trouble with that….) and ate one… or a few chips. I must say, the flavor exploded immensely. You could really taste all of the ingredients.

    The good thing about Guiltless Gourmet? Their tortilla chips are baked- no fried. So not only is it good, it’s good for you. Also,

    • They are all natural. There’s no preservaties or artificial ingredients.
    • There’s only 120 calories and 3 gram of fat or less per serving.

    So, you see how healthy they are! I think I’ve become addiced! They also use organic corn as an ingredient.

    Guiltless Gourmet has many great flavors! Those include Blue Corn, Chili Lime, Yellow Corn Salted and Unsalted, Spicy Black Bean, Much Nacho Chipotle and Chile Verde. Along with the baked tortilla chips, Guiltless Gourmet has many other products from dips to dessert to sandwich wraps. All of them natural and all of them have 0 Trans Fat. Now that’s a win-win situation in my book!!

    Back to how it tasted. After chowing down on the Chile Verde chips, it start getting hot. I suspect that’s the jalapeno pepper powder to blame. However, they chips didn’t taste greasy or too salty. You can taste the Chile Verde seasoning- which is a perfect blend, in my opinion.

    If you are a chip lover and snacker, where can you find your own bag? Well, you can either log onto www.guiltlessgourmet.com and visit their store locator, or visit retailers nationwide such as Shoprite, Kroger, Publix, etc Visit the snack section for Guiltless Gourmet.

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    Guiltless Gourmet is currently having a sweepstakes.

    StartingĀ  May 15, 2009 through September 30, 2009, consumers can have a chance to win daily prizes!

    During the sweepstakes period, each of the 8 chip flavors will have a unique code that you can redeem at www.guiltlessgourmet.com. Every person who redeems a code will be entered for a chance to win the Grand Prize of a trip to Las Vegas; which includes a 4 day/3 night stay at a five-diamond resort, a $1,500 gift certificate to a spa and $1, 500 in cash!

    Daily prizes includes:

    • $100 gift cards to a retailers to buy Guiltless Gourmet, or for an AmEx (American Express) gift card
    • Free product coupons for a bag of Guiltless Gourmet.

    Visit www.guiltlessgourmet.com got more information and/or to enter a code.

    popchips Review

    005When I woke up yesterday morning, I saw that I had a huge box from popchips sitting in the living room for me. My family seems to always get the mail before I even get out of bed. When I saw the bog, my stomach started growling at me. Apparently, it has to be fed quite often. So, I knew I was in for a treat!

    Right away, I tore into the box:

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    Zeus, my dog, even tried to help by tearing away the tape on the box. Such a little helper he is! As soon as I opened the box, I gave my sister a bog of the Sea Salt & Vinegar and I opened the Parmesan Garlic. I was too hungry to worry about the review at that point.

    How does popchips taste? Well, not only was I the main one chomping on them- I had a guinea pig. I call her sister. We sat down and opepned one bag of each flavor. Because we already knew how fabulous the first 2 bags we opened tastes, we only had 3 flavors left: Original, Barbecue, and Salt & Pepper.
    007First was barbecue. The red bag on the left. Oh… my…. goodness! If you’ve tried Lays Barbecue chips before, you don’t know what you are missing! Not only are popchips more healthy for you, they are fabulous! Me and my guinea pig… I mean, sister, had trouble stepping away from the flavor!

    Salt & PepperThe next flavor was Salt & Pepper (above picture). I have to be honest, this wasn’t our favorite flavor. We had a little trouble getting past the overpowering pepper taste. Yes, I realize it’s called “Salt AND Pepper.” I guess we’re just not pepper fans. There’s no doubt in my mind that my father would eat it. He loves salt and pepper together… or he just loves them no matter what. I may have found another guinea pig. I’m only joking.

    The last flavor was the Original. It tasted so good and it wasn’t greasy at all! That’s one of the pluses of all popchips.

    All in all, we love almost every flavor except Salt & Pepper. I think I have changed which chips I will buy from now on… Don’t you just love trying new foods, even if they are healthy?

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