I love it when my favorite bloggers share their finds. It’s a great way to discover new products or services and I’ve found more than a few great things that way. So, I thought it might be fun if I did a favorites list too! Let me know what you think. If you enjoy this post I’ll try and make this a monthly thing. :)
I recently had the opportunity to try out Bestowed, which is a subscription service that delivers full-sized, healthy snacks to your doorstep every month for just $19. I like this concept because it makes it easy to try new snacks without having to buy an entire package of something you may not like. (Case in point: last month I bought a box of coconut Health Warrior Chia Bars based upon positive Amazon reviews…and I hated them.)
My Bestowed box arrived last week and was filled with goodies for the entire family, including:
- Unreal Peanut Butter Cups
- Bakery on Main Carrot Cake Oatmeal
- Herbal Philosophy Feel Beautiful Tea
- Santa Barbara Coconut Almond Bar
- R.W. Garcia MixtBag Yellow & Blue Corn Tortilla Chips
- Funley’s Wholly Granolly Clusters in Peanut Butter & Double Chocolate Chip
Since each item was full-size there was enough for everyone to sample things. We all liked the peanut butter cups and coconut almond bar, while I liked the carrot cake oatmeal and the munchkin enjoyed the double chocolate chip granola clusters. We’ll definitely be replacing my husband’s favorite Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups with the healthier Unreal Peanut Butter Cups and I’m pretty sure I’ll be adding the Santa Barbara bar to our on-the-go snack rotation. The other items won’t be going on our purchasing list, but I’m so glad we had the chance to try them. Not only did we learn something but it was fun sampling new foods. If you are on the lookout for new, healthy snacks Bestowed is a fantastic way to let nutrition experts send tasty options right to your door. I think we’ll be signing up for the service and if you want to also I have a promo code for you! Use the discount code HELLOYUM11 to get your first box for $10 instead of $19. (Code expires 3/15/14).
For years we have been using (and loving) Alton Brown’s Perfect Popcorn recipe, but because we didn’t have a popcorn popper we were stuck using a large metal bowl covered with aluminum foil. It worked, but it was a pain – and that’s the last thing you want when you’re looking for a relaxing movie night at home. We found the answer to our popcorn prayers a few weeks ago when I just happened to see the Whirly Pop and at shop on Church Street in downtown Burlington, VT. Talk about a lucky purchase! It is so easy to use and produces perfectly popped popcorn every time. We’ve enjoyed many a popcorn fueled winter movie night since I brought this baby home.