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NEW ALL-NATURAL SNACKITY BOX {Munch-it}

[ 0 ] July 18, 2013 |

Munchit ReviewThis box has the best name ever.  Munchit.  Loveit.  But besides the killer name, it also has a totally sweet concept – weekly portion-controlled snack deliveries.  If you are anything like 99% of the universe, portion control is like, the hardest part of eating.  Sure, I can eat something healthy…but, then I eat 52 servings of it (oh, hello 9,000 calories!).

The awesome thing about this box is that they take the guess work out of your healthy snack time by providing weekly boxes of goodies, each of which include a couple of organic treats and a 180-calorie serving of their custom Munchit mix  (such as Banana Split, Blind Date & Sas Squash).  Ha ha.  Love that one!

You create an online account and select your faves.  The Munchit team chooses the mix, treat(s) & tea and sends that baby to your doorstep. Here’s the scoop:

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THE SCOOP:

Munchit aims to help consumers snack smarter by delivering all-natural, portion-controlled snacks through the mail (delivered weekly).

WHAT’S IN THE BOX

  • You get a recycle box, hand-packed with 1 of 10 custom Munchit mixes, an organic treat, a piece of organic chewing gum & a hot or cold brew tea bag

WHAT’S IT GONNA COST:

  •  $3.58 a week (including shipping)
  • NOTE:  They currently only deliver to Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington DC and West Virginia.  But, they are working on opening up delivery to the full US check back often!

THE BONUS: 

Since this box is brand new, the first 300 people to sign up for Munchit will receive a FREE box!  The Munchit team will let you know if you are eligible for a FREE box.

Oh, and also – In promoting a natural way of eating, Munchit also seeks to inspire others to leave a positive impact on the world around them.  They aim to keep waste & pollution to a minimum, carefully portioning out snacks and using a minimal amount of packaging and processing.

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Here’s what came in my box!

2013-07-11 16.57.46All the goods came packaged snugly in a tiny lil’ box.

2013-07-11 16.58.06I got to try the Route 66 mix which included cranberries, golden-flax seeds, golden raisins & whole almonds.  I’m a huge nut & seed fan, so this mix hit the spot for me.

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As I unpacked the box, I noticed the little personal touches throughout – like the recycled lining (a napkin to use while snacking!) and the special note letting me know that Tim (one of the co-founders) had packaged my snack for me.

2013-07-11 16.59.50For my bevvy, I received a cold brewed iced tea.  I’m not a huge fan of peach, but the husby will totally gulp this down.

2013-07-11 16.59.10Last but not least, some sugar-free Glee gum & and an organic piece of hard candy.

2013-07-11 16.59.20Oh, and I forgot.  Um, how cute is their card?  It has a bite out of it….like a little creature was munching on it…ha ha .  Munchit. Get it?  Get it?  Love.

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Yey!  Start munchin’ people!

 

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I SHOULD BE EATING COOKIES…

[ 0 ] July 17, 2013 |

No seriously.  I should be eating cookies at this very moment.  I feel brainwashed by cookie brainwashers.  And, I’m okay with it.

Botanical BakeryThe stars of my cookie fantasies are these fancy lil’ shortbreads from the Botanical Bakery.  I received a package of these babies in my Hammockpack a couple of months ago and as of this very moment, I can’t get them out of my mind. They were insane delish.  So much so, that if the president of all cookies in the land came to my house right now, I’d probably sell my soul to him (or her).  I’m gross.

Anyway – we tasted the Lemon Thyme, but I’m 99% sure all of the flavors are awesome. Described as “Brazen Chunks of Indulgence with a Butter Soul” these sweet treats are made from organic and all natural ingredients.  They “carefully select the most aromatic organic or wild-crafted herbs and spices using the actual leaves, roots, stems, seeds, blossoms or pollen not flavorings or oils”.  

Super fancy…and, super-duper worth it.  Here’s the flavors I plan on inhaling…I mean sampling, in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

Chocolate ChipotleBotanical Bakery Chocolate Chipotle Shorties (3.5 oz)

Two of my favorite flavors smooshed together in the form of a cookie.  Seems to be a match made in heaven.

Find yours:  here for $6.50






Botanical Bakery Thai ChiliNew!  Thai Chili Shorties (3.5 oz)

Oh sweet Thai Chili shortbread dreamies.  Will you be mine?  Will you?

Find yours:  here for $6.50






Botanical Bakery Brown Butter SageBrown Butter Sage Shorties (3.5 oz)

I shouldn’t even have to say it, but I will.  Thanksgiving (in your mouth).

Find yours:  here for $6.50






I’m fat.  Well, not really but I should be based upon the dirty cookie thoughts I’m having.  I’m adding these to my rewards list (treats I give myself for being healthy & fit).  Oh, and P.S.  They also have Cheese Snaps, but that’s a whole other blog post. Can’t wait to indulge.  Stalk away!  Toota-loota-loo!

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FEAST YOUR EYES ON THIS! {Gourmet Spotting Subscription Box!}

[ 0 ] April 17, 2013 |

gourmet spottingStop everything you are doing right now and feast your eyes on this favoloso subscription box.  The husby and I recently had the pleasure of sampling Gourmet Spotting and it was a total love (especially, the pasta, popcorn, brownie, cookie and pancakes).  Oh, wait.  That’s everything.

Gourmet Spotting is a “curated culinary subscription service of gourmet food from local and international artisans.”  I absolutely LOVE that the boxes include foods curated from outside the U.S. as well.  Such a nice touch and a great way to feel like you are a “big time” foodie.  Thank you Sandro Diazzi and Aman Sarkaria for developing a subscription service that sends FULL SIZE products.  My taste buds want to give you a high five.

Everything you need to know about this yum-mo box is below the images (including a coupon code for $10 bucks off!).  If food is your thang, then Gourmet Spotting is totes worth signing up and checking out yourself. Mangia! Mangia!

ELI ZABAR BLONDIE:  Let’s start off with this brownie.  We did.  We opened the box, grabbed the camera lickity-split, took the shot and devoured this baby whole.  It was a naughty, and it felt naughty.  Mission accomplished.

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BACORN:  The makers of this snack couldn’t have created something better suited for my belly – two of my faves (popcorn & bacon), smoooshed together in a masterpiece of OMG.  Love.  Didn’t want to share.

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STRANGOZZI WITH SUMMER TRUFFLE:  I’m a total idiot and thought these cute lil’ birdy nest shapped Strangozzi’s where going to stay in birdy nest shape.  But, duh.  Either way, I’m not a huge fan of truffle, but this was a total surprise love.  I kept it simple, with a drizzle of EVOO and some parmesan/romano cheese.  The man fancied it up with some red sauce. He’s crazy like that. WOOT!DSC_0034

ELI ZABAR CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE:  I realize now that I’m a big fat liar.  I was thinking the brownie was the first thing we opened and devoured, but it was actually this gigundo cookie followed immediately by the brownie.  Can you say fatty-pants? Anyway…um,  can a chocolate Chip cookie ever be bad?  No.  No it can’t.DSC_0027

SHORTCAKES PANCAKE / WAFFLE MIX:  We have not tried this yet.   But, I continue to fawn over this container which is SO cute!  I will update you when we give it a taste.  I’m sure these will be awesome…with bacon…and hashbrowns….and….I just died.DSC_0037

Time to hook yourself up!

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THE SCOOP:

At its core, Gourmet Spotting is a curated monthly subscription service for foodies!

WHAT’S IN THE BOX

  • You get 4 to 6 medium/full size delicious gourmet products
  • Example of products include fresh pasta from Italy, truffle products, prized tea from China, potato chips from El Salvador, and much more.

WHAT’S IT GONNA COST:

  •  $ 37.94  a month (including shipping)

BONUS:  Enter 5STYLEHIGH at checkout for $10 off your first month if you sign up for the monthly subscription!

THE BONUS: 

Every time they ship out a Tasting Box, they donate a meal to charity

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Have you seen my Insanely Huge Directory of Subscription Boxes yet? 

Click on this fancy lil’ link to scope out some other awesome Foodie subscription boxes!

Ciao!

 

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STUFF THAT’S AWESOME FOR GUYS! {Manly Cupcakes from the Butch Bakery}

[ 0 ] February 12, 2013 |

It’s time for Stuff That’s Awesome For Guys! 

Ladies – Valentine’s day is like 4 seconds away.  Did you get something awesome for your man yet?  If not, please, oh please, hook him up with a “man-cake” from the Butch Bakery.  I’m pretty sure if you get him these cupcakes he’ll agree to be your man-slave for life.

I have been stalking this freaking AWESOME bakery for like, a hundred years.  Well, not really a hundred years (I’m only 21…duh) – The point is, that I found this joint a while back, then they disappeared, and now they are back in full effect.  Thank god.  I can finally brag about them.

NOTE:  It looks like these cupcakes are only shipping within NY right now, which makes me sad. Wah! Maybe if you keep reading below and send them 1 million emails per day begging them to deliver nationwide they will.  No seriously, don’t send them a million emails.  Just one would be groovy.

Oh, and also I’m a complete bi-atch and forgot to ask my hubby for the “he says” portion of this post!  So, you’ll have to take my word for it – The kid would eat the hell outta these babies.

Get ready to swoon:

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ABOUT THE BAKERY:

David Arrick decided it was time to add some masculinity to the traditionally cutey-patooty ladycake – basically, he wanted to “butch” that shit up, and so he created the Butch Bakery.

Butch Bakery is the place where “Butch meets Buttercream“.  The place where cliche’ “golf tee” and “baseball” inspired manly sweets take a back seat to something way awesomer. I mean, check out these flavors (listed below) .   Even I’d down one or one million of these babies, and I’m a sophisticated lady.

Oh and P.S. – David is a former Wall Street attorney, so don’t get any funny ideas.  He’ll probably beat you up and sue you if you don’t buy his freaking awesome dude-cakes.

Being sued is lame, so you know…you should buy these.

KICK-ASS FLAVORS:

So, um yeah.  Butch Bakery cupcakes are available in 12 different flavors, like THE DRILLER – a maple cake topped with crumbled bacon and loaded up with milk-chocolate buttercream.

If brandy is your man’s thang, you should hook him up with THE SIDECAR  – a brandy soaked cake featuring an orange brandy buttercream.  I can barely breathe.

If he’s a fancy lush who likes to drink in the summer, hook him up with the MOJITO – a rum soaked lime cake with lime mint buttercream.

Oh, and the BEER RUN cupcake is perfect for your average “joe” – a chocolate beer cake with beer infused buttercream, topped with crushed pretzels.

Did you just get wasted?  Yeah, so did I.  Click here to scope out the rest of the flavors offered.

Oh, and all of the cakes come with a “decorative chocolate disc” available in 6 different styles – Woodland Camo (shown above), Wood Grain, Houndstooth, Plaid, Checkerboard or Marble.   You can either pick your fave(s) or they will mix em’ up for you.

PLACE YOUR ORDER!

  • The Dry Round features one each of the Driller, Home Run, Campout, Jack Hammer, Big Papi & the Tail Gate – for $25.50
  • The Full Round includes the B-52, Rum & Coke, Sidecar, Old Fashioned, Mojito & Beer Run for $25.50 each
  • Sample the full 12-flavor line via the Butch Box - for $48 bucks
  • Order custom bite-sized versions too!  Mini-Mates are $22 bucks per dozen (minimum of 3 dozen)

You lucky New Yorkers.  I can’t believe I just wrote this entire post and can’t even order any for my own husby.  Dear Butch Bakery, please deliver to Boston, starting in 5 minutes. Love, a former New Yorker.  Please, and thank you.  You’re the bestest.

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TASTY NATUREBOX REVIEW {& giveaway!}

[ 12 ] September 20, 2012 |

Yey!  It’s snickity-snackity time!

Oh, sweet, crunchy, healthies delivered to my doorstep in a box.  Thanks to NatureBox, I got to try 5 new snacks for FREE this month.  P.S. they were SO good, I just signed up for a subscription myself.  But, before I blab about how lucky my belly is right now, I’ll give ya’ the scoop on this fab health-foodie box, so you can hook yourself up too:

WHAT’S IN THE BOX

NatureBox is a subscription service that offers the ability to discover and enjoy healthy snacks on a monthly basis.”  You get 4-6 full size all-natural snacks that are “made from wholesome ingredients and are Nutritionist-approved. We abide by our strict quality standards: No High Fructose Corn Syrup, No Partially Hydrogenated Oils, No Trans Fats, No Artificial Sweeteners, No Artificial Flavors, No Artificial Colors.”

And, in an effort to help feed over 14 million hungry children in America, NatureBox donates 1 meal for every box sent out! 

WHAT’S IT GONNA COST:

  • You get the box for $19.95 a month (including shipping)
  • Gift (or get) a 3-month, 6-month or 12-month subscription!

THE BONUS: 

Get 25% off your first box!  Just enter Promocode: APPLE25  at checkout. Note:  25% discount is only applicable to the month-to-month subscription.  The 6-month subscriptions receive 1 month free & 12-month subscriptions receive 3 months free.

Also:  Be on the lookout for special NatureBoxes that address dietary needs & personal prefs.  If you’re lookin’ for some Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Vegan or Low-Sugar snacks, send an email to info@naturebox.com to be added to the mailing list & be notified once the custom boxes launch.

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Here’s a sneaky-peeky of what kinda stuff ya’ get:

1. Umami Roasted Nuts:  These nuts are a fab source of heart-healthy fats, and super-doop Umami (that means “yummy” for my non-Japanese readers).

2. Pistachio Power Clusters: It took everything I had not to eat this whole entire sweet & savory bag without letting the hub have a taste.  But since I’m not a total B-word, I saved him a couple.

3. Toasted Sesame Stix:  I’m eating these calcium rich sessy-stix as I type.  They’re fab.  Enough said.

4.Big Island Pineapple: When I opened the bag, that remake of “Somewhere over the Rainbow” by that Hawaiian guy with the insanely long name started playing.  Then, I unexplainabley began to hula-dance.  Aloha!

5.  Apple Orchards Granola:  I truly saved the very best for last.  I have never tasted granola that was as soft & chewy as an apple pie.  NatureBox?  Let’s start a serious relationship.  Like, yesterday.

Wanna try awesome NatureBox snackies too?  Of course you do!  Thankfully, they are giving away a future box to one lucky 5-style-high reader!  Who-hoo!  Be sure to get forty million, bazillion entries & spread the word via the Rafflecopter entry form below.    My the force be with you…ha-ha.  I have no clue why I just said that.  Good luck!

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