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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Limited Edition Cookie Sandwiches from LANCE

This year for the first time ever, Lance has launched their NEW line of Seasonal Favorites cookie sandwiches – on shelves this month, just in time for the Holidays! Combining their best-selling cookies with the most popular seasonal filling flavors, new Lance® Seasonal favorites are a delicious additional to the tasty line-up of Lance®snacks.

The NEW Lance Seasonal Favorites come in three delectable flavors that include:

* Chocolate Nekot® Cookies with Mint Filling
* Nekot® Cookies with Pumpkin Cheesecake Filling
* Sprinkled Sugar Cookies with Sweet Creme Filling

The company sent me one box of each of the three new flavors and I was super excited to test them out! All of these snacks are preservative free!

The Nekot® Cookies with Pumpkin Cheesecake Filling were my absolute favorite out of the three. They are very flavorful and taste like a pumpkin cheesecake with some crunch! Very full-filling! Just perfect...a snack and a dessert all wrapped into one.

The Sprinkled Sugar Cookies with Sweet Creme Filling were my second favorites. I love how festive they look and trust me, they taste just like a crunchy sugar cookie! This particular flavor was my 5 1/2 year old grand daughter's favorite! She took the remaining 5 packs from me to carry to school.

Now for the final one. The Chocolate Nekot® Cookies with Mint Filling were my husband's favorites! He said these remind him of those famous "GS Cookies" but in his opinion, better because they are more full-filling and he loves the crunch. I thought they were good too and they reminded me of a chocolate peppermint patty.

All three are delicious! I am hoping that Lance does this on a regular basis. I would love to see some new limited edition flavors in the Spring and then again next Fall. Yes...please LANCE...bring us more!

Disclaimer: Shelly Hill has personally reviewed the product listed above. Shelly has not received any monetary compensation for her review. Shelly did receive a free product to try out so she could evaluate and use it for her review. Her thoughts & opinions in this review are unbiased & honest and your opinions may differ. The Shakin N Bakin Blog is not responsible for delivery/shipping of giveaway items won from this blog nor are we responsible for mis-use or injury caused by items won from this Blog. Content on this blog is copyrighted, all rights reserved. We reserve the right to legally pursue anyone who violates our rights and/or steals our copyrighted material.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

3 Seed Veggie Dipping Chips from RW Garcia

Nothing satisfies a salty snack craving quite like a chip, but opening a bag can often come with a side of guilt. Next time those snack cravings hit, have no fear for RW Garcia Veggie Dippers are here! And snacking with satisfaction just got a little bit easier, because these go-to dipping and nacho chips have 25% less fat than traditional potato chips, and are now available in Sam¹s Clubs nationwide.

Dippers are unique chips from leading tortilla chipmaker RW Garcia that feature a shape and texture ideal for dipping. They come in six varieties, including Veggie, which features three flavors ­ Spinach and Garlic, Red Beet and Onion, and Carrot Tomato Sesame ­ in one bag. All Dippers are made from stoneground corn along with flax, sesame and chia seeds, and are Non-GMO Project verified and certified gluten free. In addition to being perfect for dipping, they also are strong enough to hold up in any nacho recipe.

The company sent us two large bags of their Dippers 3 Seed Veggie Dipping Chips to try out for all of you. This particular bag includes 3 different flavors within it:

* Spinach & Garlic
* Red Beet & Onion
* Carrot & Tomato

We love snacking on chips and were pretty excited to try out a healthier alternative. These Veggie Dipping Chips are all natural and gluten free. Serving size is 10 strips which equals about 140 calories with 60 calories being from fat. They are non GMO project verified.

Hubby and I decided to serve these Veggie Dipping Chips one evening during our weekly family movie night. We served them right along our favorite salsa and guacamole dip. The family was immediately in-love with them after just a few bites!

They have a fabulous taste to them, hints of sea salt and are just delicious alone or dunked into your favorite dip. My personal favorite was the Carrot & Tomato but hubby was all over the Spinach & Garlic. Our daughter & my mother loved the Red Beet & Onion. Good thing that all three flavors come in this big bag!

Head on over to RW Garcia to learn more about this product and the other products that they have to offer. You can also find the company over on Facebook.

Disclaimer: Shelly Hill has personally reviewed the product listed above. Shelly has not received any monetary compensation for her review. Shelly did receive a free product to try out so she could evaluate and use it for her review. Her thoughts & opinions in this review are unbiased & honest and your opinions may differ. The Shakin N Bakin Blog is not responsible for delivery/shipping of giveaway items won from this blog nor are we responsible for mis-use or injury caused by items won from this Blog. Content on this blog is copyrighted, all rights reserved. We reserve the right to legally pursue anyone who violates our rights and/or steals our copyrighted material.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Spiced Cranberry Pomegranate Margarita Cocktail Recipe

Bare Organic Mixers is spicing up the holidays and decking the halls with their Spiced Cranberry Pomegranate Margarita cocktail recipe. Bare Organic Mixers are a naturally low-calorie, flavorful, organic and light tasting cocktail mixers that are made with fresh organic fruit juices and agave nectar created by Natalie Susi. Bare comes in a variety of mixers such as margarita, lemon drop and pomegranate cranberry cosmo that blend well with nearly any liquor or spirit or can also be enjoyed straight up on the rocks. All of their mixers make great tasting clean cocktails with less than half the calories without any fillers unlike other brands on the market.

For Margaritas

¼ c Spiced Cranberry Simple Syrup
¾ c Bare Mixer's Pomegranate Cranberry Cosmo
¼ c Bare Mixer's Margarita
¾ c Silver Tequila
½ c Patron Citronage or Grand Marnier
Cinnamon Sticks
Sugared Cranberries
Green sugar for rimming glasses

For Spiced Cranberry Simple Syrup

3/4 c water
2/3 c agave nectar
2 Tbsp whole allspice
2 Tbsp whole cloves
4 cinnamon sticks
One 2" fresh nob of ginger, peeled and sliced
2 c fresh cranberries, rinsed


Instructions: For Simple Syrup

Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and stir over low heat until combined. Raise heat and simmer the mixture for about 5-6 minutes or until the cranberries start to split. Once most have split remove the pan from the heat and cover with a lid. Let sit for 2 hours for the flavors to infuse. After the two hours strain the mixture into a jar using a mesh strainer, pressing the mixture against the strainer to extract all of the flavor. Keep in a resealable container and chill completely until ready to use.

For Margaritas

Dip the rim of the glasses in a shallow bowl of the simple syrup and then immediately into a shallow bowl of green dyed sugar. Let dry completely. Once dry fill the glasses with ice. In a cocktail shaker with ice add 4 Tbsp of the spiced cranberry simple syrup, the tequila, orange liqueur, Bare Mixer's Pomegranate Cranberry Cosmo and Bare Mixer's Margarita. Cover and shake well then strain into the 4 glasses. Taste and add more simple syrup if desired. Garnish with cinnamon sticks and sugared cranberry skewers.

Disclosure: You must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcohol. Please drink responsibly. Photos and recipe are courtesy of BareMixers.com.