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Hail Merry Organic, Raw, Gluten Free Cookie Dough Macaroons Review

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Hail Merry Snacks

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

About Hail Merry:

WHY: Hail Merry exists to help people achieve higher health. HOW: By creating truly great tasting snacks using our award winning recipes. Our pure ingredients are consciously sourced and prepared in innovative ways, while also meeting the needs of those with special dietary restrictions. WHAT: Hail Merry is a category redefining snack-food company born out of the yoga culture that is owned and led by women who seek to nurture each other, our employees, our partners, our families and our customers.”

About the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Macaroons:

“Dreams do come true! Winner Best of Show at Natural Foods Expo West 2014! Finally a gluten-free & vegan cookie dough that delivers on taste and happiness. We worked hard to make these treats the most luxurious, best tasting macaroons you will ever try, crafted with organic Fair Trade chocolate chips, almond flour and organic maple syrup from a family farm in Vermont.  Dehydrated at low temps and made with pure ingredients, enjoy the melt-in-your-mouth macaroons at room temp or in your favorite ice cream for a heavenly delight. 8 cookies per bag, 3.5 oz. bag, 8 bags per case. Buy today and share with friends and family! We celebrate our pure ingredients: organic maple syrup, almond flour, organic shredded coconut, organic chocolate chips (organic cane sugar, organic cocoa liquor, organic cocoa butter), organic extra virgin coconut oil, organic Madagascar vanilla, sea salt. Allergy warning: Contains almonds.”

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My Thoughts:

I try to maintain a balance of putting a large amount of nutrient-rich, alkaline foods into my body along with indulging occasionally on my favorite foods. Brands that make that “splurging” and sweet-tooth-satisfying healthy, mindful and power packed don’t go unseen by me. I so much appreciate what Hail Merry is doing here. To sum it up, right off the bat, I can’t think of a sweet, healthy treat I’d rather reach for than these Hail Merry Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Macaroons. Words don’t do them justice. They are an EXPERIENCE. Despite the fact that they are a “treat”, they are pretty macro balanced. These macaroons have 10g of fat, 9g of carbs (6g of sugar) and 2 g of protein per 2 macaroons (1 serving). They are dense little bundles of pure goodness. They’re also rife with organic & raw ingredients. Organic & Raw are king in my world! Low in sugar is also something that I search for and am pretty mindful of. I don’t consciously count calories or sugar grams, but I know how my body feels with I overload it with sugar–so I stay tuned into that. I see these macaroons as the best option I’ve seen out there for a satisfying, alive (not packed with highly-processed, heated crud), healthy treats. I can grab a bag of these and feel really good about the ingredients. If I were making these at home to snack on, I would cut the sugar content in half and add some protein powder (Hey Hail Merry, next product?!) 🙂 For the dessert use, though, they are healthful, tasty perfection.

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Blissmo Subscription Sample Box Review

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Blissmo Subscription Sample Box

Overall Rating: images

About Blissmo Box:

Welcome! Discover exceptional organic, non-toxic & eco products that are safer, healthier and better than conventional alternatives with blissmo.

How it works: Each month blissmo delivers a curated blissmobox to your door packed with a selection of health conscious products. We also offer individual boxes as perfect gifts for friends & family.

Why do we do this? We want to use products that are better & safer for our bodies, our families, our communities and our planet, but realized it difficult to know where to find these products or if they were truly safer. Basically, we’d go shopping and this was us:

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Odwalla Super Protein Bar

About:

“The Original Super Protein is so strong it can carry 14 grams of protein and 8 essential amino acids without lifting a finger. But don’t worry, you’ll have no trouble picking up this protein bar. Because you’re human…and way bigger than a bar.”

My Thoughts:

I like the idea of this bar, but in all actuality, it doesn’t contain a ton of things that would appeal to me. I like the serving of protein, but wish I saw more than 20% organic ingredients in it. I also typically steer clear of grains and gluten–which this bar appears to contain. The taste is pleasant, but the ingredients are not per my choice. I would definitely be more interested in this bar if it was gluten free and paleo (no grains and no derivates of grains).

Bixby Whippersnapper Chocolate Bar

About:

“Premium 72% dark organic chocolate is filled with dried wild Maine blueberries which have a natural, sweet taste and are full of antioxidants; and, with delicious roasted walnuts grown in California; and, then we spice it with a touch of ground Tellicherry pepper, the finest and highest grade of black pepper available from Southern India, where each peppercorn is vine-ripened to ensure a full, rich flavor.  The layers of flavors complement each other, offering a delicacy of an artisan chocolate snack bar that is low in calories, sugar and fat and high in antioxidants, natural fiber, Vitamin C and Omega-3s.

Vegan, Gluten free, no GMOs and Handmade.”

My Thoughts:

YUM! This little bar was a little surprise. I tasted the bar before I noticed that it contained blueberries–what an interesting zip. I love blueberries–but they’re not my favorite combined with chocolate. The chocolate part of this bar, on the other hand, is rich, creamy and totally decadent. Love the organic ingredients–that trait in a product gets me on board right away. I can see myself trying other flavors of the Bixby bar–big chocolately flavor deliciousness.

Nude Food Bar

About:

“Don’t you just love the classics? So do we! Crystal River Organics’ version of this all-American duet pairs the very best dark, rich organic chocolate chunks with the peanutiest of all peanut butters – Valencia. Dates add their subtle sweetness while Pink Himalayan Salt, organic cinnamon & plenty of Madagascar vanilla extract round out this hottie! And, of course, our Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk NudeFood Bar is Raw & Gluten, Soy, Corn & Dairy Free – or, it wouldn’t be one of our most popular flavors.”

My Thoughts:

I’m not even a bar-kind-of-girl but I found this Nude Food bar to be pretty awesome! As they suggest, the peanut flavor is the real deal. I’d say it makes the bar. This bar is chock full of organic ingredients (also gluten free), tastes great and is convenient to tote around–couldn’t ask for much more!

Choice Teas: Organic Breathing Space

About:

“Breathe deep and help maintain healthy airways with this refreshing blend.** Echinacea, one of the most popular immunity-supporting herbs, is paired with elder flower, trusted by herbalists to support healthy sinuses, ears, and throats.** Eucalyptus, known for thousands of years to help support normal respiratory function for healthy breathing, completes the blend.** Enjoy this amber cup with a bright, minty taste. (Caffeine Free).”

My Thoughts:

It’s safe to say that I am more of a coffee connoisseur. I do occasionally enjoy a cup of tea, though–especially if I’m needing it for wellness-related issues like nasal stuffiness. The combination of ingredients in this tea is rejuvenating and awakening. The eucalyptus really comes through and seems to open up my nasal cavities immediately. I enjoyed taking in several deep breaths of my steeping tea before drinking it. I’m impressed with the quality of the tea (organic) and am excited to try out Choice’s other tea blends.

Ola Granola

About:

“Ola! Vanilla Almond Granola is a healthful snack of crunchy clusters of oats and whole almonds infused with pure vanilla and lightly sweetened with blue agave and pure maple syrup. 100 Calories per serving. Gluten Free, Non-GMO Verified, Vegan, Kosher. 0 Trans Fats, No soy, dairy, or added oils.”

My Thoughts:

As much as I enjoy the flavor and taste of this granola, I won’t be eating it regularly since I typically avoid grains. For those that have no problem eating granola regularly, I think this one is good quality, with gluten-free and non-gmo ingredients. All-organic would be better, but this granola’s quality is definitely above average and so is the taste–the vanilla and almond combo is delicious.

Emmy’s Organics Coconut Vanilla Macaroons

About:

“Our well-crafted take on the classic blonde macaroon. This purely decadent delight features a rich, nutty flavor rounded out by the essence of vanilla extract. truly divine!”

My Thoughts:

Almost entirely organic, and all of it is non-gmo–and so delicious! I took these to the movie theatre as my mid-movie snack and they were an absolute treat! They are so dense and satisfying. They’re a healthy treat that I can feel good about eating and letting my 5 year old eat, too.

Smooch Lip Smackingly Good Pack

About:

  • “100% Natural
  • Natural Source of Omega-3
  • Natural Source of Vitamin C
  • Vegan & Vegetarian Friendly
  • Low in Calories (less than 100 per Smooch)
  • Contains Whole Chia Grains – Natural Fiber
  • 1 of your 5 Daily Fruit Portions.”

My Thoughts:

I love that these packs are plant-based, gluten free, dairy free. Wish they were organic, however, they are non-gmo and free of artificial ingredients. They are a gigantic step in the right direction. Love the convenient pouch–it’s easy to pack into a lunch box or tote in a purse.