Earlier this month I received a Love VoxBox from Influenster, filled with products for me to sample. As a baker who prides herself on only using top quality and all natural ingredients, I’m ashamed to say that I have passed by Ghirardelli chocolate bars in the grocery store before now. The box came with a free Milk Chocolate Bar and 2 coupons for more. When I tell you that it was so delicious I wish I had one right now to eat for breakfast, I’m completely serious!
My real surprise came when I looked at the ingredients list! We’re aware that a lot of products claim to be all natural but not many chocolate products have a small list of pure ingredients. Small is the key. There isn’t a lot required to make chocolate you know.
Ghirardelli’s all natural milk chocolate bars are smooth and creamy. As a matter of fact, I took 2 squares from my bar and melted them with a little milk to dip my fresh strawberries in for an evening snack.
It’s a Love VoxBox…why not do something a little sexy with it.
Since my discovery I have also added Ghirardelli to my preferred list of ingredients for Sugar Rush (and my grocery list for myself)!
I actually almost titled this giveaway something different because these sandwiches definitely fall into the “budgeting for household success” category! You know there are two things going on in my house these days. 1) I’m cooking more and buying more groceries to take for lunch than I’m eating out. 2) I’m trying to lose weight. Well everyone knows that you should kick start your metabolism in the butt with breakfast and for a while I found myself at the closest QT buying sausage biscuits or the Sonic next to work buying breakfast burritos. Then one day I decided it would be more cost efficient to BUY MY OWN breakfast at the grocery store and take it to work with me. I say all of that to say that I’m all about frozen breakfast solutions that I can grab and run out the door with.
Weekday mornings can feel like a balancing act. Between scrambling to get yourself ready and if you have little people they have to be dressed for school so it can be a challenge to fit in a good, hot breakfast that will set you up for a good day. Now Pillsbury is bringing your weekend favorites to the weekday breakfast table with new Pillsbury Grands!® Biscuit Sandwiches and Pillsbury Egg Scrambles™.
Available in your grocer’s freezer, Pillsbury Grands! Biscuit Sandwiches and Pillsbury Egg Scrambles heat up in minutes in the microwave. Made with quality ingredients like fluffy real egg, tasty meat, cheese, Grands! Biscuits and Green Giant® vegetables, the new line of quick and delicious frozen breakfast dishes comes in six flavorful choices:
Sausage & Cheese Biscuit Sandwich
Bacon & Cheese Biscuit Sandwich
Ham & Veggies Biscuit Sandwich
Bacon & Veggies Egg Scrambles
Sausage Egg Scrambles
Sausage & Veggies Egg Scrambles
I tried the Sausage-Egg Scrambles first because I have a co-worker who always eats scrambles and I thought if I liked them that I’d pass my review on to her. Well I passed my review on anyway because she loves potatoes….which was the one ingredient that soured my scrambles experience. I really don’t like potatoes for breakfast.
Next I tried the Sausage & Cheese biscuit sandwich and the Bacon & Cheese biscuit sandwich and I’m here to tell you that the biscuits are heavenly! Each box comes with two biscuits in half with fluffy eggs, cheddar cheese, and meat frozen on top. You put the two halves in a plate or thick napkin and microwave for 2 minutes. Then you put the halves together and instant mouth and tummy happiness!
Now it’s obvious at this point that I didn’t pay for mine but the price point on these puppies was pretty reasonable. At the local grocer they were $2.50 each and we all know that’s the cost of ONE breakfast sandwich or burrito from a fast food restaurant. Not only that but I guarantee you that your fast food biscuit can’t even tough this Grands! biscuit! It was what really sold the sandwich for me. When asked by Pillsbury to try their new breakfast scrambles and breakfast sandwiches, they sent me a pretty neat package. I received 3 coupons to purchase a free package of new Pillsbury Grands! Biscuit Sandwiches or Pillsbury Egg Scrambles, a Doughboy Keychain, and a Doughboy Beanie Doll. I’ll be honest….I don’t have any children so I gave the beanie doll to a friend’s 2 year old daughter and she said “Tank you for my preshent.” LOL
Well now I have a neat package for you! Your prize pack will contain:
3 coupons to purchase a free package of new Pillsbury Grands! Biscuit Sandwiches or Pillsbury Egg Scrambles
Doughboy Beanie Doll
To enter the contest simply leave a comment telling me which of the products from the list above you want to try the most by Monday and on Tuesday I’ll announce a randomly selected winner! YAY!!!!
*Legal disclosure: The VIP coupons, prize pack, information, and giveaway have been provided by Pillsbury through MyBlogSpark.
I have learned a few things along the way in these 9 or so years that I’ve been natural and letting my curls roam free. One of them is that any product that seals in moisture rocks my world! Do you read about sealing in moisture all the time on natural blogs and wonder what the hell they’re talking about? I DO….well I did. I thought that sealing in moisture was just something that happened if I used oil on my ends like the “pros” say. And then one day I used a product and I loved the fact that when I put it in my soaking wet hair, water stopped dripping on my neck. It was an a-ha moment. The moisture had been sealed in!
That product is One ‘n Only Argan Oil Curl Cream.
One of the world’s rarest oils, argan oil is derived from the Moroccan argan tree. It’s moisturizing properties help revive and nourish dry and damaged hair.
One ‘n Only Argan Oil Curl Cream is a breakthrough styling product created to enhance and define curly hair. One ‘n Only Argan Oil Curl Cream is a leave-in conditioning cream that defines and enhances curly hair, delivering added texture and hold, and leaves curls bouncy. Eliminates frizz and is humdity resistant. Provides instant hydration without sticky residue. Enhances shine and provides color protection.
Enhances and defines curly hair
Eliminates frizz and humidity resistent
Leaves curls bouncy
Use on wet or dry hair
I’d been reading about other argan oil products and people were going absolutely gaga over them. But I couldn’t get gaga over those prices. Then someone briefly mentioned that Sally Beauty Supply carried a much more cost effective alternative that was just as good as those luxury brands. So one weekend while I was out on an emotional shopping spree, I stopped at Sally’s and decided to check it out. I didn’t have to search far for it because there was a display right there at the front door. Not only was it cost effective….IT WAS ON SALE! Every product on display was $7.99 (sorry I didn’t blog sooner because the sale ended in August).
This curl cream does absolutely everything the description says it does! I wet my hair and saturate it with my cheapo deapo conditioner that I use for a leave in (and by cheapo deapo I mean any type of Suave I have at the moment), detangle and define with my Denman brush and then I take one pump of this curl cream and run it through my hair….scrunching as I go.
No long drying process
I’m averaging 3 day hair with this….not the longest I’ve gone but oooooooohhhhhhhhhhhh it’s so soft each and every day!!!!!
Have you seen the Fiber One commercial where the husband compares the taste of fiber to a grocery sack and the wife simply keeps quiet and lets him nibble on the Fiber One 80 calorie bar? I love it!
I had the same reaction when I got the box of Honey Squares cereal….imagine my face FIBER AND HONEY…not a combination I was familiar with. Well just like the husband in the commercial I was fooled. You know all those weigh ins I’ve been keeping you posted about? For the weight loss challenge at my job? Well I finished in 4th place and I credit it to tasty and low calorie foods like Fiber One’s Honey Squares cereal. I’m not a big milk fan but dry cereal is one of the best afternoon snacks I can think of.
For the last week I would fill up a little ziplock bag with cereal and munch on them as I sat at my desk instead of cookies or something else more harmful for me.
The wait is over – brand new Fiber One 80 Calories cereal is on store shelves now! Each crunchy wheat and corn puff square in every bowl of Fiber One 80 Calories cereal has a light honey flavor – a delicious way to start your day. Fiber helps satisfy your hunger and helps you feel full, making it a great tool to help manage your weight.
With 40 percent of the Daily Value of fiber in one 80 calorie serving, Fiber One 80 Calories cereal can help curb your hunger, which can help you stick to your weight loss plan.
With great-tasting Fiber One 80 Calories cereal, there is a new breakfast option that helps you feel satisfied without sacrificing flavor!
Are you hungry yet? If so, look for new Fiber One 80 Calories cereal on grocer’s shelves now! Visit http://www.fiberone.com/ for great information on healthy living and coupons for new products. Also, be sure to check out the Fiber One Facebook page and get involved in the conversation. We’d love to hear how you feel satisfied with new Fiber One 80 Calories cereal!
But that wasn’t even my favorite part of the gift pack I received. I love the pedometer! I was so excited to see that it came with a disc and usb cord. I had really high expectations of being able to hook it up to my computer and track my walking/running progress. Unfortunately my disc was unreadable so I’ve been unable to unlock all the potential of my pedometer. The basic features of it though have been phenomenal! It tracks daily steps, total steps, distance, and calories. Apparently I am a moving machine! This last week alone I’ve taken over 20,000 steps!!!!
The last gift in the pack was something I didn’t get the chance to try until today. I strapped on my neoprene smartphone holder with the armstrap and hit shuffle on my very weak running playlist and followed my friend Chele’s instructions….to go faster….GO FASTER. Instead of a pace of 4 on the treadmill, I kicked it up to 5. By the way I’m so exhausted right now LOL It was so much more comfortable running without the phone weighing my pocket down.
I’m really excited about this gift pack….so excited that I’m giving one away!
Fiber One Prize Pack
Your prize pack will contain:
1 box of Fiber One 80 Calories Cereal
1 sensor pedometer with USB connector to chart walking progress (hopefully your software will work)
1 neoprene iPod/smartphone holder with armstrap
Entering the giveaway is simple….just post a comment with suggestions for my running playlist. I need upbeat songs that make me want to keep pushing through the pain for a tight butt. You can post more than one song and each comment is a separate entry. That’s it!
The winner will be announced next Monday (August 8th)
Disclosure: Fiber One 80 Calories cereal, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.