Do something everyday that scares you. Here goes.
I have no clue what is happening, but I am sitting at table #5 getting ready to do an impromptu and speedy product review as part of the conference. Condom? Pack of cigarettes? Depends? I have no idea. But, this is real time, kind of like Live TV, so I hope I don’t lose my cool. Score.
Companies have five minutes to describe their products, then it’s time to switch. Here we go. And the first one is alcohol, they must have seen me coming.
Casa Noble Skinny Margaritas:
All the taste, none of the guilt. Skinny Margarita! 181 calories. Organic. Gives you a buzz (I added that). Made from blue agave nectar, hand crafted. Agave gets to mature 2-3 years longer than competition.
2 oz Casa Noble Crystal Tequila
1 oz fresh lime juice
3/4 oz La Sierra Agave Nectar
Taste: Delicious. Light. Refreshing. Slightly sweet. Taste of tequila comes through beautifully because it is not weighed down by corn syrup or other sweeteners. Great summer drink.
Jovial Einkorn Pasta:
The most ancient wheat pasta. From Italy. Has higher nutritional value than other wheat pastas. High Vitamin B, protein (9 grams per 2 oz servings). Available in gluten free. About $4.99 for 12 oz box from Whole Foods.
I was given a dried bag of pasta. It is dark in color. I have no clue what it tastes like, but interesting concept for sure. Drawback: expensive compared to regular grocery store brands.
Rudi’s Gluten Free Bread:
Multigrain. Made with rice flour. Wholesome, simple list of ingredients. Nothing artificial. About $5.99/loaf.
Taste: Excellent, substantial multi grain bread. Slightly dry. Store in the freezer, no preservatives so shelf life is very short.
Air popped potato chips. The only one like it out there. Next generation of potato chips. No oils in popping process, only sunflower oil in the seasoning. Eight flavors. BBQ, Cheddar, Sour/cream and onion, etc. Jalapeno coming in July.
Taste: Very good and light. Single serve bag is 100 calories. 280 mg of sodium. 4g of fat. Gluten free. Seriously delicious and guiltless. I would SO eat these in front of The Real Housewives any day.
Recharge Natural Sport’s Beverage:
10 calories per stick of mixing powder. Sweetened with Truvia (from the stevia plant). All natural. Nothing artificial. Eight sticks per box for $3.99. Color comes from vegetable dyes. 30 mg sodium, 50 mg potassium.
Taste: If you like Kool Aid you will like this. Sweet, fruity.
Detour Peanut Butter Cream Protein Bar:
15 g whey protein. 1.5 oz bar. 170 calories. 17 g carbs. 1 g sugar, sweetened with sucralose. Whey is co-product of cheese, transfer the most quickly to the muscles of any protein. 3 flavors. Chocolate chip caramel, caramel peanut and peanut butter cream. $1.45 in health/grocery store. Available Costco, GNC, Kroger, etc.
Taste: Very good. Not too heavy or sweet. Tastes like a good candy bar.
Started when Lara when for a hike and she had fruit and nuts, she combined them for a great taste. All have only three to nine ingredients. Gluten free, vegan, dairy free.
Taste: Peanut Butter Cookie – yum. Only has dates, peanuts and salt in the ingredients. Love it. Genius. Healthy, quick snack.
That’s all I got.
Ever tried any of these? Which do you like? I have to say my fave was the skinny margarita and the popchips. They simply went well together. I almost felt like I was at a Bronco’s game.
Do you ever buy/try new stuff based on a blogger’s product review? I may not run out and buy it, but I definitely consider a product a blogger has reviewed the next time I’m looking for an item that is similar to the one reviewed.