I am hosting a giveaway with Nature’s Bakery. 2 winners in the U.S./Canada will receive five boxes of Nature’s Bakery products of their choice. Choose from a wide assortment of fig bars and brownies. Their bars are non-GMO, Kosher, dairy-free, vegan, and soy-free. There are also some gluten-free options! My favorites are the Lemon Fig Bars and the Double Chocolate Brownies. The giveaway ends Friday, June 30th at 11:59pm EST. Two winners will be chosen randomly by Giveaway Tools.
Cheers to the upcoming summer! I am thrilled to reintroduce my readers to one of my favorite child-friendly beverage companies, Tickle Water. My favorite characteristic of Tickle Water is that it is perfect for small hands, meaning that it will be ideal for my daughter to bring with her to school and activities. Her favorite is the watermelon and green apple. She calls the Watermelon flavored water “owl bubbles.” It is so cute when she laughs after each sip. We enjoy Tickle Water together during the afternoon while at our pool. The size is also compact and lightweight for bringing to the beach. The tickly taste is so refreshing!
I first discovered Nature’s Bakery at the 2nd Annual Self UpnOut event in downtown Manhattan. After exercising for almost four hours, I took my first bite into their Double Chocolate Brownie and was instantly hooked. Rarely has there been a bite of chocolate that was so tempting and satisfying for my “a little something sweet” craving post-workout. After that first taste of such a dense, chocolately brownie bar, I was on the lookout for Nature’s Bakery at my local Stop n’ Shop. I was pleased to see that their products were on sale on a fairly regular basis, so I purchased a couple dozen brownie bars.
It was not long after that I had the opportunity to try all of their Fig and Brownie bars. There is certainly a bar for everyone: four types of gluten-free Fig Bars, four brownie flavors, and eight Fig Bars, in addition to recently launched bars.
VeganSmart is a plant-based, vegan nutrition shake company based in Irvine, CA. With flavors available in Vanilla, Chocolate, Wild Berries, Chai, Cookies & Cream, Chocolate Raspberry and Strawberry Shortcake, you can easily create a balance in your week by enjoying a new flavor each day. I had the opportunity to try each of these flavors by blending them into my homemade shakes. For example, I blended the Strawberry Shortcake with fresh strawberries, a frozen banana, walnut oil, dates, and ice with just over a cup of rice milk.
As my plans commence for the upcoming Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City later this month, I would love to share some of my favorite exhibitors for this 2017 show. Recently, I was sent some spring and summer inspired Moravian cookies by Salem Baking Company based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Moravian cookies are very thin, crisp cookies with original recipes dating back to the 18th century. Bursting with vivid flavor with a distinctive crispiness in each bite, Salem Baking Company knows how to craft and exceptional cookie that everyone will love.