Just call us Sampleholics.**!~ lol

5 Apr

School is out, and we have come home to some more wonderful packages! YES!!!=) For an afternoon snack, we split this Prana Apricot Pumpkin Bar and a banana.  Here is the Nutritional Stats of this bar:

APRICOT PUMPKIN
APRICOT PUMPKIN
 
Organic Pumpkin Seeds, Organic Agave Nectar,Organic Date Paste, Organic Almond Butter, Organic Dried Apricots, Organic Puffed Amaranth, Sea Salt
 
Serv size: 1bar
Calories 190
Fat Cal 100

 The maker of Prana bars is Divine Foods. Divine Foods’ PranaBars are certified organic, raw, gluten-free and made with agave nectar. PranaBars come in six (6) varieties: Apple Pie, Apricot Goji, Cashew Almond, Apricot Pumpkin, Pear Ginseng, Coconut Acai. SuperCharger bars come in 4 varieties: Blueberry Coconut, Goldenberry Goji, Mango Maca, Raspberry Pomegranate.

 Verdict: This bar had the sticky texture of a pure bars because of the agave nectar, and was so good! I love the pumpkin seeds mixed in, they gave it alot of flavor.

 This was a great snack for a pre-Insanity Workout

 This is the biggest bar samples we have ever received, with about 12 bars per box, totaling 36! Woah, Can’t wait;)

http://www.divinefoodsinc.com/default.asp 

 Just look at all those layers of bars, colors, and flavors

 Another sample we tore open was SomerSaults nugget snacks.

 SomerSaults are a low sugar high protein snack with some of these simple ingredients:

Sunflower Seeds

Those beautiful, sunny yellow flowers lining the fields on many cross-country road trips are the source of our scrumptious sunflower seeds. The stripped husk found in the center of the flower is toasted and dehulled to remove the sunflower kernel. As the #1 ingredient in Somersaults, these kernels are an excellent source of protein!

Whole Wheat Flour

From sea to shining sea, we capture the wholegrains of sun kissed wheat to provide a nutritious alternative to refined white flour and a naturally good source of calcium, iron, fiber and minerals.

Evaporated Cane Juice

This all-natural sweetener, derived from the sugar cane plant, provides a healthy alternative to refined sugar. With far less processing than refined sugars, evaporated cane juice retains more of its natural nutrients.

Cocoa Powder

Derived from the cocoa plant, cocoa powder helps maintain a diet rich in antioxidants and gives an intense, delectable flavor to our Chez Cocoa without being overly sweet or adding too much fat.

Sesame Seeds

Sesame seeds are harvested from the flower of the sesame plant. Most commonly found in Africa and India, these tiny seeds add an excellent nutty flavor to recipes.

Chicory Root Fiber

Just like the fiber found in leeks, artichokes, and asparagus; chicory root provides an excellent source of fiber as inulin, the energy storage vessel typically found in roots.

Sea Salt

Baked in the sun, sea salt rises when the salt water beneath it evaporates. The slurry of salt and clay is scrapped form the ground and rinsed with pure seawater, then lightly baked to release the dried salts.

Expeller Pressed High Oleic Sunflower Oil

High oleic sunflower oil is one of the most natural and healthy oils that can be used in the baking process. It has the highest monounsaturated oleic acid content (80%) of any commercially available cooking/salad oil, including olive oil!

Vital Wheat Gluten

This ingredient is a protein derived from wheat and used frequently in baking. It helps our bakers insure that our product is the perfect blend of nutty, chewy and crunchy for your delight!

Ground Pepper

Ground pepper adds just the right amount of zing and zest to our Salty Pepper snack. Ground fresh into every batch, the subtly spicy heat comes from the outer parts of the fruit and seeds.

Vanilla

Vanilla is a flavoring that comes from orchids of the genus Vanilla native to Mexico. The word, vanilla, derives from the Spanish word “vainilla” meaning little pod. Great for baking in our Chez Cocoa, Vanilla is also used in perfume and aromatherapy!

Garlic

Garlic has been used throughout history for both medicinal and culinary purposes. Coming from the onion family, the bulb made up of numerous cloves is the most commonly used part of the plant.

Jalapeno

This version of a chili pepper packs a punch with its small 1–3″ size. Prized for its warm sensation when eating, just a touch makes for a recipe delight!

 

Why are Somersaults different from many other snacks?

Somersaults are a well-balanced, nutritious and delicious snack for the whole family. Somersaults contain more protein and less fat than an almond, less sugar and lower carbohydrates than a typical energy bar and are a good source of fiber.

 The first flavor we wanted to try was cocoa

 Verdict: Crunchy, and tasted like cocoa dusted almonds. Very tasty when trying to change-up your snacks for a fuller protein option.

http://www.somersaultsnackco.com/

Next up came Sweet Riot Dark Chocolate, and Cacao nibs.

 

 

We opened one of the Peace’s dark chocolate with espresso tins, and tried a few of those. Each tin is filled with All natural, antioxidant-rich, no dairy and gluten ingredients, kosher,pure cacao.

Verdict: These little nibs were yummy, and just the right sweetness. And it is cool how the whole tin is only 140 cals if you get a little out of hand with your handfuls, lol. Can be very easy.

http://www.sweetriot.com/

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5 Responses to “Just call us Sampleholics.**!~ lol”

  1. Katie April 5, 2010 at 11:42 PM #

    Wow! You guys get so many samples! Do you contact the companies, or do they contact you? Those Somersaults look good! 🙂

    • CourtandWhit April 6, 2010 at 12:34 AM #

      We contact whatever company looks yummy, or healthy to try.

  2. Alex April 6, 2010 at 8:37 AM #

    That apple pie prana bar caught my eye, i’ll have to try to find it. Love y’alls site!

  3. jqlee April 6, 2010 at 2:16 PM #

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the prana and boomi bars!I can’t even choose a favorite because they have all been really good.

  4. Kelsey @ CleanTeenKelsey June 24, 2010 at 9:12 PM #

    So glad to know I’m not the only one with a plethora of samples to review! I made the mistake of contacting a whole bunch of companies at once, (I honestly thought most would ignore me or decline) so I’m going to have a ton of packages coming in these next few weeks. Woops. 😛

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