Bai Drinks Packed With Flavor Not Sugar
Disclosure: I was provided samples from Bai for review. Any and all opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced.
Lately my husband has been on a health kick. He’s tired of looking at this spare tire. LOL. (Sorry babes, I love you) The big problem that I have found however is that although he’s saying he wants to eat better he rarely likes any of the healthy stuff I get for him to try. I keep saying to him how does he expect to start eating healthy if he isn’t going to like any of the stuff that’s good for him. He’s not a soda drinker at all but he drinks lots of juices and Gatorade. His major downfall is Sweet Tea. So when I found Bai Drinks I knew it was something worth trying.
Bai sent us eight of their nine flavors to try. The flavors include:
I can tell you now from the time my hubby looked at the bottle and saw that it was only 5 calories per serving and he reading the nutritional facts he wondered how it would taste. He was skeptic, but for his lunch the next day he took the Blueberry drink to work with him for lunch. I didn’t have to wait for him to get home to find out how it tasted. He text me right away saying he was wrong and it was – Soooo Gooood! He loved it. I was surprised. He didn’t waste time telling other people how great it was either. He told all his co-workers and the coaches on his Pop Warner football teams about it as well. He loved that it was low in calories, low in sugar, antioxidant packed, 100% natural and gluten free. It’s a great product. He’s since shared some of ours with friends so they can give it a try. He loved it and encourages everyone to go out and give it a try.
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I love subscription box services, I’ve written before that it’s like getting a surprise in the mail each month. It is also a great way to try new products for a fraction of the cost. For example you see a product you really want to try but not sure you want to spend the money to buy a full-sized product, then you get a sample in your monthly box and try it and love it. Now you can go out and buy the product with confidence you’re going to get your money’s worth. It can also work in the reverse that you get the sample, try it and don’t like it at all, now you didn’t spend the money on the product and you don’t have left over product going to waste. It’s a win-win and also a great way for new products to get exposure. There are subscription boxes for all kinds of things from kids clothes, crafts, food, and boxes for gamers and men. One thing I have taken notice of is the increase of gluten-free and vegan products on the market. It’s so much easier for people who need or choose these products to find them and buy them. That’s one think I liked about Healthy Surprise. Another was the amount of products included in one box.
You can see some of the goodies from my box on my Google+ album. The box I got was the starter box. It had between 16 to 22 servings and could be used to feed up to three people. There were a lot of items in the box. I didn’t get photos of everything in my box. It’s priced at $33 a month plus $6.95 shipping. Another great thing is when you order you order ships the same day if it’s placed before 3:00 PM PST. You can gift the box to someone else or get it for yourself. I liked trying, or attempting to try the items in the box. Some I gave to family members because there were so many in the box and all of my items well individual sizes, most had two servings and definitely bigger than a sample. I would recommend it to anyone looking for great vegan or gluten-free snacks or get it as a gift for someone you know.
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Disclosure: I was provided a starter box for review from Healthy Surprise. Any opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced.
The Essential Gluten-Free Grocery Guide Review
The Essential Gluten-Free Grocery Guide
Author: Triumph Dining
Publisher: New Year Publishing
Pages : 472
Published Date: 5th Edition (2012)
About The Essential Gluten-Free Grocery Guide & Triumph Dining
The guide covers over 44,000 products from hundreds of different brands. The products listed are likely to be found in typical American grocery stores like Walmart, Meijer, Safeway and others. They include brand names, as well as private labels brands from many of the larger grocery chains. The color coded system makes planning and finding your favorite foods a snap.
In 2004, the original founders were living in a new city — Philadelphia — and found that avoiding social opportunities with food was not an effective way to make friends. And he was overwhelmed by how challenging it was to find restaurants to take his fiancée (now wife) where he could actually order something gluten-free.Then his wife had a brilliant idea: “Let’s make dining cards to teach restaurants how to prepare gluten free foods!”Together, the couple visited kitchen restaurants, interviewed chefs, read product labels, and studied dozens of cookbooks. They built lists of foods they could both eat, foods to avoid, and the likely pitfalls they might encounter at restaurants. Eventually, they turned these lists into thorough and foolproof instructions, and enlisted translators – three translators per card, actually – to ready them for ethnic restaurants.
The first time they used the dining cards, they were really just guinea pigs, so you can imagine how glad he was when they actually worked.
He used them in dozens of restaurants across Philadelphia, enjoying corn tortillas at a Mexican greasy spoon — where nobody spoke English — and even eating Indian food — now one of his favorite cuisines — for the very first time.
Triumph’s first customers found success with the cards, too. In fact, most of the sales came from word-of-mouth referrals. The response was incredible!
My Thoughts on the book:
This book takes all the guess work out of gluten free shopping. Whether you are making the change due to healthy reasons or an allergen problem, or simply choosing to use certain products for a healthier lifestyle this is the guide for you. Looking through this guide I don’t think they have missed anything and the best part is the book is constantly updated so they are always improving and adding more products and brands to help making grocery shopping a breeze. The book is broken up into categories including dairy & eggs, beverages, baking aisle, canned & prepackaged foods, bread, cereal, pasta, condiments, snacks, baby formula & food, meat, and frozen foods. The symbols summary makes is a breeze to determine what products are from GF lines or facilities where there is no chance of cross-contamination, if gluten testing is performed or if a product is made with gluten free products but there is a possibility for cross-contamination. It even has photos of gluten free products and brands for even better shopping. If you or someone you know is living or planning on living a gluten-free lifestyle then this is a must have. You can order the book directly from Triumph Dining. While on their site check out some of their other products; The Gluten Free Restaurant Guide, Gluten Free Baking Guide and their dining cards.
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Disclosure: I was provided The Essential Gluten Free Grocery Guide for review from New Year Publishing, I was under no obligation to provide a review and any opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced in any way.
I love subscriptions box services. They are small boxes of awesome surprises that arrive monthly or how ever often you choose. They are are always fun to explore and a great way to try a new product without spending a lot of money or paying full price up front. That way if you like something you can buy more and if you don’t well you didn’t spend a lot of money for it and you don’t have a full size product that could go to waste. I recently got the chance to try gfreely subscription box service and I was impressed.
The box arrived packed with lots of gluten free goodies for me to try. I was excited about seeing what my family would think about the items in the book.
As you can see there was a lot of stuff in the one box so it’s totally worth the price. To subscribe it costs $19 a month plus $5.95 shipping and handling. It’s no commitment and you can go month to month. Here’s a look at the contents.
I was a little apprehensive about trying some of these because I wasn’t sure if it would taste different or not. Although I don’t follow a gluten free diet I am looking into healthier and tasty options for my family. The first thing I tried of course was the triple chocolate mint cookies. I think the kids like this more than I did. They were a bit grainy to me but after a few bites I got use to it and we enjoyed them. We snacked on the noodles like chips. They were crunchy and just right for snacking. I am sure they would work on salads as well. I have to say I hogged both the Just Fruit Bars. I ate them as late night snacks. The cowboy chili was a healthy alternative to regular chili and it worked great with windy days.
Overall I think this is a great service to explore, especially if you are exploring gluten free diets and looking for products to add. You get a lot of value for your money and try some great products as well.
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$19 plus $5.95 shipping per month
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Disclosure: I was provided the box above for review, any opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced.