A Natural Nut cluster that really "Snacks" Up!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

When I got some of these delicious morsels to try recently, I was skeptical. I am not a huge granola bar fan. My kids eat them, but I dislike that hard crunchy texture. So, here comes this bag of nuts and crunch and I said, ok, I'll try them, but I don't have to like them. So, three bags later ( I can't put them down, seriously) I have to say, go to your closest grocer, and get yourself some of these delightful half circles of nut cluster heaven. THEY ARE SO GOOD. I haven't found a flavor I dislike, from the heavenly sweetness of the Cashew ones, to the salty peanut brittle taste of the Honey Roasted Peanut. The Nut Lover's has a little of something for everyone. These handy, healthy snacks are perfect for anyone in the house, Sagan loves them, I love them, and my husband demolished a bag while watching football. I then had to pry the last bag out of my daughter's hands. One of my favorite things about them are they are an all around snack that is rich in Omega 3's and other good stuff you get from eating nuts. The ingredients are all natural, and they are not sticky sweet with tons of sugar, but sweet enough to really satisfy a sweet tooth.
Feel like being taken back to those times when you were a kid hiking in the woods eatin' trail mix? Well, Nature Valley and the fine folks over @ myblogspark have thrown me one of these AWESOME gift packs, (see above) chock filled with fun, outdoorsy items like binoculars, a wonderful, ergonomical shoulder pak, a hand powered flashlight, and of course, four full size bags of these rockin' Nut Clusters. You seriously want to get your hands on this pack. These people aren't playin'. They know they have great nuts, and they aren't afraid to share them with the world.

Here's your chance to be the one (1) lucky winner of the above gift pak. What I need you to do is tell me what your favorite outdoor activity is as a comment on this post. And if you subscribe to me on rss feed or something of that nature, you get an extra entry, so go ahead and comment twice if you do that. One lucky winner will receive the goodies you see above. So hurry, contest ends October 15th!

All Things are not equal in the GF world...

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Betty Crocker has risen above and beyond this time. After months and months off digging around health food stores, reading every ingredient fifty times to find traces of things Sagan was not allowed to eat, I hit the mother load - Betty Crocker has put out not one, not two, but an entire LINE of Gluten Free boxed pre baked goodies. Cookies. Cakes. Brownies. And the taste? Great. Not just ok, but great. Great flavor, great scent when baking, sweet but not sickly sweet, and no brick like texture. I couldn't even tell I was eating Gluten Free cake.

Now there is a difference between people like me, who have their kids on a casien free gluten free diet ( we slacked on the gluten for the summer, but not the milk protien, called "casien") and people with celiac disease. I have a few friends with celiac and I do reccomend this line of baking products to them, because they are manufactured in a gluten free facility. That means no cross contamination. So you can have your fluffy baked goods, your cakes and cookies at parties, and not miss out. Seriously brilliant.

If you would like to try some Betty Crocker Gluten free baking products as seen above, leave me a comment on this post, and tell me about you or your loved one that is on a GF diet. I will pick a couple people and you will have some B.C. GF goodies sent right to your door... sound cool? Hurry though, This blog contest ends September 14th! US residents only, please.