Category: Food & Drink

Review: Annie’s Homegrown Rice Pasta & Cheddar Gluten Free

Annie's Homegrown Mac&CheeseI’ve heard of Annie’s Homegrown macaroni and cheese products for some time and have been wanting to try them, so I was excited to see a single-serving container in my #MamaVoxBox from Influenster. I was even more excited that I got to try their gluten-free option — the Rice Pasta & Cheddar Gluten Free Microwavable Mac and Cheese Cup.

All in all, my family was impressed by their natural ingredients, no artificial flavors, synthetic colors, synthetic preservatives, GMOs, growth hormones, or persistent pesticides.

My husband and I shared some with our toddler, and all of us enjoyed the true cheddar flavor.

However, we’re not big salt people, so we were a little disappointed by the sodium content in one small single-serving container — 470 mg. The ingredients list shows salt in both the cheese and as a standalone ingredient. We prefer to add salt if we find it’s needed, and in this case the salt contained in the cheese would have likely been enough for us, flavorwise. got it from influenster However, many Americans prefer a lot of salt, so that’s par for the course, and it could be much worse.

I would like to try more flavors from Annie’s Homegrown, and I am thankful for the opportunity that we had to try this product.

Disclosure: I received this product complimentary through Influenster.

Review: Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil

I recently had the opportunity to try Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil courtesy BzzAgent. My family are avid fans of EVOO; we use it in cooking on a regular basis, so we were excited to try this brand since we usually tend to go for whatever’s on sale.

Let me tell you, there is a definite difference in taste. This stuff is excellent! It was a light, delicate flavor, not overly heavy or oily. It doesn’t overpower the meal, but rather complements anything you use it in. (more…)

Review: On the upcoming menu: Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Yay! I just signed up for the latest BzzAgent campaign, to try Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil. This household LOVES its EVOO — we use it in almost everything! So naturally I jumped at the chance to try this brand!

Good, healthy fats — you can’t go wrong! We’re so excited to try this out, and I’ll be sure to update with a review! We usually buy whatever brand is on sale in our market, so we love trying new brands. (more…)