Monday, April 14, 2014

Guylian Belgian Chocolate Review and Giveaway

Before I do my review about this amazing tasting chocolate you need to know the story about how this became Guylian

The Guylian Story

Guy Foubert was a passionate Belgian Chocolatier making handmade chocolate truffles in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. In 1958, Guy and Liliane joined their names, both in marriage and in their company name creating Chocolaterie Guylian; a small, artisanal chocolate maker. Today, Guylian crafts the finest authentic Belgian chocolate truffles, selling them to chocolate lovers in Belgium and in more than 100 countries across the world.

Guylian “ultra-indulgent” luxurious chocolate seashells are 100% pure, silky smooth, dark and white Belgian chocolate and are filled with our rich & creamy signature hazelnut filling.  The Guylian brand dates back to the late 1950’s when Guy Foubert, a passionate Belgian chocolataire married his love, Liliane, who then joined names creating Chocolaterie Guylian. Today, Guylian crafts the finest authentic Belgian Chocolate Truffles, utilizing the original handmade recipe of Guy and Liliane.  Our original signature truffle recipe is still made in small-batch copper kettles exclusively by Guylian’s Master Chocolatiers in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium.

Ok, so on with my review. I've had a great opportunity of receiving several boxes of these delicious chocolate. I can remember my very first Guylian. My mom bought it at this store that was closing and I was in love ever since. That was about 20 years ago. I've said this enough times. I am not a big fan of sweets, but this is something I would never say no to. I can honestly say that this is by far my favorite chocolate out there, and for me to say that, it must be good.

I wasn't going to share but, how could I possibly eat all these. So, I shared, lol. I gave some to my girlfriend, my mom and a box even went to the Philippines to my Grandma ( I sent her the fancy one with the bow for Christmas).

Someone asked me why this chocolate is different and why I love it so much. I just tell them because it's well made and it actually taste divine. The smell alone would make me want to lick the box. It does look too pretty to eat, but it still ends up in my mouth. The texture is rich and so creamy that it melts in your mouth like butter.

Here's the cool part. The President of Guylian Company, Mr. Cobb was nice enough to do a giveaway to one of the lucky readers / followers of my blog and receive a boxful of these delicious chocolates.

Here are the goodies that you will receive on this giveaway:
One winner (1) will receive the following products:
One – 22 piece box of Guylian Artisanal Belgian Original Chocolate Truffles
One – 22 piece box of Guylian Artisanal Belgian Extra Dark Chocolate Truffles  
Two - 6 piece Original Chocolate Truffle Box
Four - 2 piece Original Chocolate Truffle Box
No Sugar Added Chocolate Bars—Milk and Dark Chocolate (one bar of each)

One- 16 piece Vanilla Cream Truffles - Limited Edition

More cool fact about Guylian:

1. Did you know? Cocoa butter has a low melting point (just below body temperature), so the moment you first touch a Guylian Chocolate, you can feel it start to melt. As you place the Guylian chocolate in your mouth, it creates a luxuriously creamy texture that is meant to be slowly savoured.

2. Guylian has been the major sustaining sponsor of Project Seahorse since 1999 donating more than $1.5 million. Please visit their link HERE.

If you want to know more about Guylian, make sure you visit their SITE
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Want to buy some for yourself get them HERE.


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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Way Better Snack Review and Giveaway (Are "Way Better" Chips Really Better?) Open to US and Canada

I first saw these yummy chips from my friend who also is a blogger. You should check her site out at Chetopian Family, she does lots of giveaways.  

Anywhooo... I love chips, but most of the chips our there are so greasy and no nutrients on them at all. That's why I had to contact the people at Way Better Snacks to see why their chips are much better than the others. 

Here's what you need to know about their chips and why it's definitely Way Better.
  1. They use simple ingredients to produce a great tasting and nutritious product.
  2. Sprouting provides increased vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, digestibility and nutrient absorption.
  3. Whether you're snacking by yourself or with friends, they have flavor that fits.
  4. Their broccoli and daikon radish seeds contain sulphoraphane glucosinolate, the natural antioxidant found in broccoli. Plus, each serving of their chips contains at least 17 grams of whole grains. 

What do you get when you add sprouted whole grains & seeds to a tortilla chip? A Way Better Snack!
Every chip in here is bursting with goodness, because we’ve unlocked the powerful nutrients found in perfect, unprocessed ingredients. So when you share these deliciously sprouted chips, you’re actually improving someone’s well-being. You’re the best. Still good & crunchy. Still great with salsa. Just better for you. Doesn’t that make snacking better too?

What do you get when you add sprouted whole grains & seeds to a tortilla chip? A Way Better Snack!

It all started with a simple vision to create a better snack.  We wondered, wouldn’t it be great to go back to a time when the food we ate was actually nutritious and good for you.  You know, before decades of environmental harm and mega food conglomerate processing wiped out most of the nutrients which used to be abundant in the food your grandparents ate.  To make products you could feel good about eating again and sharing with others.  Well, with that in mind, we decided to do just that.  And we were led to the miracle of germination (you might know it as sprouting).  Now we know that nutritionists and naturalists have been touting the incredible nutritional benefits of sprouting for years.  And we knew how sprouting unlocked all the “good” that is inherent in all grains, seed and beans and brings them back to life (nutritionally speaking).  So we thought, why then couldn’t we combine the powerful benefits of sprouting to a great tasting snack?  You know sort of like those old TV commercials with that guy and girl tripping into each other with their chocolate and peanut butter.  Anyway, you get the picture.
So, supported by the memories of simpler days gone by, we began to craft our products.  And after many tries, we can say we’re proud to share Way Better Snacks with you.  All are high in omega 3’s, antioxidants and other vital nutrients, and all are low in sodium and saturated fat.  Way Better Snacks!  They pretty much named themselves.
So grab a bag of Way Better Snacks, sit back, kick your feet up and think about some great old memories of simpler days gone by.  And Enjoy!

Plus look at all the ingredients. Yummy goodness on each and every bite. 

What we love about it is the taste. You can actually taste all the flavors and it won't leave that oily taste in your mouth. It's also thick enough for dips. We love chips in this house. We eat them by the bagfuls. If there's chips around, you bet it will be gone quick. But, like I said we're used to eating the greasy ones admit it, they taste good even though they're covered in oil and makes a pretty mess on your hands. So, the real taste test was with my family. Specially the little ones. Most of my reviews are based from them when it comes to the food reviews. The first one we tasted was the Unbeatable Blues Tortilla Chips. I was looking at the kids faces when they had their first bite and crossing my fingers behind my back. VICTORY!!! They loved it, they really loved it. I was so happy that they did. When the bag was gone. We tried the Sweeet Potato Tortilla Chips and I had to take the bag away from them or they will devour the whole thing, and I had to taste it too. LOL! 

The great thing about it is they are available at our local store. YESSS!!! 

How could you not like something that is:

  • Certified Gluten Free
  • Non GMO Project verified
  • Kosher
  • Vegan
  • Excellent source of whole grain
  • Low sodium
  • Good source of fiber
  • All natural
  • Contains no Trans fat, Artificial colors, Flavors or Preservatives
  • Made in the U.S.A.

If you would love to try these chips or if you're already in love with the taste you can check them out.

Visit their Website
Learn more about Sprouting
Want to know what you're eating? Check out their ingredients
They have them in our local store, see if they sell them in your town 
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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

How to use your Donut Hair Bun - DIY

Over the years my hair has gotten thinner and I'm loosing tons of them every day. I've always had long hair, even when I was a kid and I love doing my hair. Then when I had kids I didn't have a lot of time doing fancy stuff to it so most of the time I just tie it in a ponytail and go on with my day.  

So when I saw a friend of mine and she had a bun on her head I asked her what it's called and so I went and bought myself a Conair Bun Maker Set.

It was easy to do and I love it. Keeps intact for the whole entire day and I don't have to worry about my hair getting in the way of my daily chores.

Hope the video helps you out a bit. There's no audio on my video (sorry).


Monday, March 3, 2014

Oven Roasted Ranch Corn on the Cob Recipe

It's still winter here in NY and I'm craving for some delicious fresh corn. Too bad I have to wait for another 4-5 months :-( so kicking myself for posting this now. I made this last summer and didn't get the chance to post it. I can just imagine how this would taste right now. I feel like I want to lick the screen but I won't. LOL!

Anyway, that's just a weird image of someone licking a computer screen hahaha. I'm going insane with this crazy winter we've had. I'm not even sure if it will ever end. Looking out the window, it's beautiful outside with the sun being out, but the ground is covered with snow.  UGH! I CANNOT wait until spring or warmer weather is here.

So here's what you need:
  • 1 Stick butter, melted
  • 1 packet Hidden Valley Original Ranch Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix
  • 8 ears fresh corn on the cob (cleaned and husked) I left the end for easy pick up or to hold

What to do:
  1. Preheat your oven to 425F
  2. Husk your corn and clean. Place on an oven safe aluminum pan.
  3. Melt butter and mix most of the ranch powder. You can save some to sprinkle after the corn is done cooking or you can mix it all in the melted butter, it's up to you. It doesn't matter, it will taste good no matter what.
  4. Brush corn with the ranch butter mix and bake for 20-25 minutes or until it's soft and turning brown.
  5. Take it out of the oven and brush it with ranch butter mix if you still have some left and enjoy!

Soooooo, good!!! I seriously cannot wait until summer to have some more of these.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Slowly coming back, it's been a long 2 months

Hi everyone! The past few months have been a crazy whirlwind, that's why I haven't posted anything on the blog. Now that my chaos have slowed down a bit I can go back into swing. I have tons of giveaways and reviews to do, it's way over my head.  To those who aren't a Facebook follower or my friend on Facebook, few things had happened and that's why I haven't posted anything for a while.

I got really sick in November, got better. Then comes December and 2 days before Christmas we received a call from New Jersey that my brother was sick. So on the 25th we drove down there because he was in ICU with double lung pneumonia. Had the kids opened their Christmas present and then left with the presents all over the floor. The 26th my husband got sick so I had to drive to the Hospital for a couple of days visiting. Just as he was getting a bit better I got sick, which was on the 29th and I was so sick that hubby had to take me to the Doctors when we got home. I was down for about 2 weeks with the flu.

When I felt better, I had to catch up with houseworks and everything else that needed to be cleaned. I am also working (part-time) now so it's been a crazy and hectic schedule.

So, I apologize for not being here. Glad you're all so patient with me being gone this long. I am hoping to back into swing in a couple of days.

I have a giveaway to do. Woohoo!

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