Natural Balance Foods: The most Amazing Raw Bars Ever!

Hi There! Sorry it’s been awhile since I’ve written, this post was originally planned for last Wednesday, but there’s a major story behind that, which you’ll hear more about later this week.
While I did receive free product, I did not receive monetary compensation of any kind for this review.

A month ago, I was contacted by Natural Balance Foods, and they asked if I would be interested in sampling a box of their raw Nak’d Bars….I said, “of course”. You see, we like to eat at our house, but don’t like foods with lots of added sugar. In a couple of weeks, I received my sampler box, show here:

As you can see, even the box was complimentary…(I’m so punny.) At first, I was skeptical, so I gathered 2 co-workers, and my husband, to try the bars. And they all loved them! The Rhubarb Custard was amazing, it actually tasted like dessert, but was still a true raw bar! My husband gave it a “10” out of 10 because it was sweet enough, but not too sweet. My other favorite flavors were the chocolate crunch, strawberry crunch, apple crunch, and banana crunch. The Cocoa Crunch tasted like a much healthier version of a kit kat bar…with all the nutrition and a great flavor and low sugar. The apple crunch tasted like a great autumn dessert too! I wasn’t as impressed with the berry delight. But none of the other bars let me down. They held up well during shipping, and the sampler contains 13 bars, which is a great deal at $9.99. Cheaper than Lara Bars, but with all the quality. I was very impressed that they kept the ingredients list at 5 or below, and U.S. delivery is free. I will most definitely be ordering these for my husband as part of his Christmas gift, and had great dealings with this company. They were great with follow up, and very personal. Please check out their website here :Nak’d Bar Sampler I would love for you to try their product!

Happy Snacking!

Oh Sweet Heavens: A Delicious Brownie Review

Hi I hope you’ve had an awesome Saturday! We all love treats even, the “cleanest” of eaters, but did you know that you can have healthy desserts and eat them too? But before I delve any further, I just want to let you know that while I did receive free product in exchange for this post, the careful evaluation and opinions are my own.
Jillian Lama, the owner and creator of Oh-Sweet-Heavens bakery strives to create allergen-free deserts that are full of healthy Omega-3’s, protein, and nutrients that we all know we should be consuming. I was thrilled when she contacted me about reviewing her mini brownie sampler, because as many of you know…I LOVE making healthy desserts! I loved getting the box of mini brownies in the mail, and Jillian took special care to make my sampler gluten free, no bad side effects from these cute little morsels of walnutty and caramel-filled goodness. I was concerned at first that they would be dry, because as all of  you g-freeers know, baking for us is both art and exact science. These brownies were not only moist, but definitely had a real, dark chocolate taste…no sugary, fake chocolate, so if you are expecting super-sweet brownies, be fore-warned. I really did enjoy them though, and they tasted amazing with a cup of almond milk They had a great rich taste, and no strange aftertaste, as I’ve experienced with other desserts.
Jillian makes these samplers with any specifications you may desire….Egg allergies? No problem. Gluten free? No problem. And she also makes doughnuts, and a variety of other baked goods. I could also tell through our correspondence that she’s passionate about what she does, which I find to be the biggest plus. You know that when you order from business like her’s you’re going to see even better product development down the road. Also, Oh-Sweet-Heavens Bakery is in Jacksonville, North Carolina, so for those of you in-state, when you order from Jillian, you’re going to be supporting an NC-grown business. Oh, and she’s a military wife, and I am all for military and their spouses starting businesses.I personally plan to order from Oh-Sweet-Heavens in the very near future, and can’t wait to try their doughnuts. To see the full line of Jillian’s products, click on Oh-Sweet-Heavens.

These were soooo yummy! 🙂         

Bon Appetit!

Julie Auler