Calbee Harvest Snaps – Back to School Products Worth Reviewing

HARVEST SNAPS NEW

What is it about that first delectable crunch when you bite into a new savory snack? Is it the initial delight that lingers on your tongue or how the crisp crunchiness has just the right bite? There’s no denying that sometimes our taste buds and our tummies crave for something savory and delicious. But it doesn’t have to be limited to just good old fashioned chips. In our world of sophisticated palates and unbound curiosity to try a new cuisine, along comes a new style of “chips” that’ll literally blow the other savory snacks out of the fryer.

Allow me to introduce you to Calbee’s newest Harvest Snaps Snapea Crisps and Lentil Snaps: made with real and wholesome ingredients, baked not fried, and are high in fiber and low in sodium. They are so delicious and so addicting that you really can’t eat just a handful. If you’ve never tried baked snap peas and it sounds strange to you – don’t let the description deter you. Once you take a bite, you really have no other reason to not include them in your snack repertoire.

LENTIL SNAPSA

Harvest Snaps Snapea and Lentil Snaps (http://harvestsnaps.com/) were recently redesigned to align with the growing needs of food in America. They made their snapeas and lentil snaps healthier, with less salt, and possibly even more delicious. I’m not exaggerating when I say that their snapeas are so addictive that recently I bought a “family-size” bag at our local Costco. And of course it disappeared in just a few days. But the most important fact about Harvest Snaps Snapeas is that they are baked, and contains at least 70% of green peas. That’s a lot of peas if you’re considering adding more plant foods in your diet or you just want a healthier savory snack alternative. Green peas are full of fiber and essential vitamins and being a vegetarian, I rely mostly on legumes to give me the protein and fiber content.

Harvest Snaps are made with green peas, a bit of salt and natural oil. They do not use genetically modified ingredients and their peas are solely grown in the United States. Their products are also easy to find as you’ve probably seen them at your local grocery store or natural food stores. Their bright and beautiful bags are attention-grabbing and they come in a healthy size so you can share them and still have enough. But in our house, when we do snack, these snapea chips go pretty quickly. And the fun thing about Harvest Snapeas are their versatility. They are great with a sandwich, dipped in soups, and of course, eaten as they are and when you take a bite, they literally sing in your mouth.

SNAP PEAS

The good folks at Calbee Harvest Snaps had sent me a box full of snack-sized Lightly Salted Snapea Crisps for a fundraising event I was involved in. We passed out these ultra delicious snacks to everyone who attended and the kids had a blast eating them! They kept coming back for more but being as delicious as they are, the bags ran out quick. I personally think Harvest Snapea Crisps are great for kids and make wonderful lunch treats or in-between meal snacks. They are easy to eat, fun to hold, and filled with lots of healthy ingredients and important vitamins and minerals. My son loves them and we keep them in our pantry all of the time. Yes, all of the time!

So if you’re interested in trying Harvest Snaps Snapea Crisps, you can find them in most natural grocery stores as well as supermarkets that carry natural foods. They are versatile and healthy and you might end up hooked on them too!

Disclaimer: The product(s)were sent to the author for review by the manufacturer/PR. All reviews on “Happymomblogger” remain unbiased and unpaid and are the sole decision of the author. The opinions of these product(s) were not influenced in any way, shape, or form. As always, please read the ingredients carefully when trying new products.

Please read the labels and ingredients carefully and follow all manufacturer’s instructions (if any). The products selected for the giveaway were generously donated by the companies/PR to help readers learn more about their products. The winner’s choice in using/consuming these products are entirely up to the winner and will not hold the author and her family liable nor the companies/PR liable. These products are made with non-toxic ingredients but always be safe with what you use and consume.

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Sahale Snacks – Products Worth Reviewing and Giveaway

We love movie nights in our house. We also love enjoying some yummy snacks while watching a movie that we can ALL agree upon. But sometimes we get tired of the same old popcorn or chips. Sometime we crave for something different, something a bit unusual but still satisfies that snacking sensation. I’m sure most families across America feel the same way sometimes and then we all get stumped as to what to try at the next family movie night.

Nuts are a big deal in my family. Since being a vegetarian and having family members as long time vegetarians, we’ve learned the importance of incorporating nuts and seeds into our daily diet. Nuts alone provide many healthy benefits including essential fatty acids, protein, vitamins, and antioxidants. Certain nuts have more health benefits than others, but as long as incorporating some kind of nuts into our diets, we can go to the path of eating and living healthier. That’s why when I was introduced to Sahale Snacks, I was incrediby intrigued at the products they offered.

Sahale Snacks (http://www.sahalesnacks.com/products.aspx) is indeed a unique company that makes wholesome and healthy nuts, fruits, and seeds blended together in a truly delicious form of nouveau snack. Sahale Snacks go beyond the traditional nuts, seeds, or dried fruits. Their snacks are delightfully different and delicious by themselves or mixed into other foods. Their snacks are crunchy, delicate, sweet, and savory and they’re fitting for anyone who enjoys a good blend of something healthy and unique. Whether you’re a nut and seed fan or a dried fruit fan, you’ll be surprised at all the unique combinations that Sahale Snacks has to offer. Sahale Snacks makes scrumptious snacks such as Pomegranate Pistachios, Honey Almond Glazed Nuts, Southwestern Style Cashews, Maple Pecans, and their delightful Sahale Crunchers which is a passionate blend of almonds and savory Parmesan Cheese with fresh herbs, or delicately dried cranberries with honey and almonds, or finely dried cherries and apples intermingled with sweet maple and cinnamon. Each one of their distinctive nuts, seeds, and fruit blends is definitely something out of the ordinary.)

Sahale Snacks was founded and developed by two friends who realized that the usual nuts and dried fruits snack industry was less than desirable. An inspiration struck on a usual hiking trip for the two friends and their love for wholesome and natural foods helped them develop a new snacking phenomenon. Thus, Sahale Snacks was born and is now sold in natural grocery stores, Nordstrom, Starbucks, REI, and certain supermarkets that sells natural foods. Sahale Snacks does not compromise on quality and taste. Using  ingredients that are derived naturally and organically, Sahale Snacks takes a step forward in the usual nut business by blending in savory herbs and spices, naturally dried and unsulfered fruits, and good-for-you seeds. The flavors are indeed a pleasure to the palate and a memorable sensation making you want to eat the entire bag. With Sahale Snacks, you’ll find only high-quality and wholesome ingredients and it will most likely become our newest movie night snack choice.

The good folks at Sahale Snacks had kindly sent me their most popular Sahale Crunchers which comes in three different varieties – Cranberries, Sesame Seeds + Honey, Cherries, Apples + Maple, and Parmesan Cheese + Herbs. We truly enjoyed all of them but since I’m such a lover of hoeny and seeds, I do find the Cranberries, Sesame Seeds + Honey as one of my favorites. My son equally enjoyed them and I sprinkled some onto his yogurt, but he liked it best straight out of the bag. Sahale Snacks would also like to give 1 LUCKY reader of Happymomblogger the opportunity to win a Sahale Cruncers snack pack. See above for a photo of the prize. So how do you win this delightfully delicious prize? Read below to find out!

Here’s how to enter in the Sahale Snacks giveaway:

(Please note, the rules have changed slightly. Please read carefully before entering)

ENTRIES:

#1 entry – “Like” Sahale Snacks on Facebook: http://facebook.com/sahalesnacks and write on their wall that you are entering the contest at Happymomblogger: http://www.happymomblogger.wordpress.com/. Please put Happymomblogger as the heading.

ADDITIONAL ENTRIES: 

#2 entry – Become a follower: http://twitter.com/#!/happymomblogger and “Tweet” me @happymomblogger that you are entering the Sahale Snacks giveaway. Become a follower of Sahale Snacks: http://twitter.com/sahalesnacks and “Tweet” that you are entering the contest at Happymomblogger.

#3 entry – Subscribe to my Blog.

#4 entry – Tell me which Sahale Snacks you would most like to try

#5 entry – Vote for me at Top Mommy Blogs using the link provided below.

You can enter by telling me the 5 entries in the LEAVE A COMMENT box. Please be sure to give me your name and email address so that I may contact you if you win. Contest is open to residents of US only. 18 years and older please. Please be sure to provide a physical address and not a P.O. Box. Only 1 contestant per household please. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of prize. Any violation of the rules will deem your entry as disqualified. Happymomblogger is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged prizes but will do the best to ensure your prize gets there. In  the event the winner can not be contacted within 3 days of email sent then another winner will be chosen. No purchase necessary to enter. Void where prohibed by law.

Contest Start Date: October 19, 2012

Contest End Date: October 29, 2012. Congratulations to Elena for winning the prize!

Only 1 winner will be chosen at random and I will post the winner’s names on my blog.

GOOD LUCK AND THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING!

Disclaimer: The product(s)were sent to the author for review by the manufacturer/PR. All reviews on “Happymomblogger” remain unbiased and unpaid and are the sole decision of the author. The opinions of these product(s) were not influenced in any way, shape, or form. As always, please read the ingredients carefully when trying new products.

Please read the labels and ingredients carefully and follow all manufacturer’s instructions (if any). The products selected for the giveaway were generously donated by the companies/PR to help readers learn more about their products. The winner’s choice in using/consuming these products are entirely up to the winner and will not hold the author and her family liable nor the companies/PR liable. These products are made with non-toxic ingredients but always be safe with what you use and consume.

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Snyders EatSmart Naturals – Products Worth Reviewing and Giveaway

I don’t snack that often and I’m pretty choosy on what I want to snack on. I’m even doubly choosy when it comes to snacks for my son. I take my time reading labels before I purchase anything new and I always made sure they have some kind of nutritional content to them. Although snacking on fresh foods are ideal and preferred, sometimes our bodies and our mind crave something entirely different. And while it’s okay to snack on something besides fruit, veggies, and cheese, it’s crucial to find healthy and wholesome snacks made with natural ingredients and minimally processed.

With more healthier snack options nowadays, one can find some pretty tasty and nutritional snacks out on the market. One company who has been making wholesome, natural, and nutritional snacks is a company called Snyders of Hanover. Snyders made pretzels of all kinds but not too long ago, they came out with a new line called EatSmart Naturals. EatSmart Naturals makes savory, natural, and super delicious snacks in the form of Cheesepuffs, Veggie Sticks, Corn Puffs, Tortilla Chips, and Veggie Crisps. EatSmart Naturals, which is a division of Snyders of Hanover produces great-tasting savory snacks that are made with whole grains and natural seasonings. We really love their Corn & Rice Puffs as they melt delightfully in your mouth the minute you pop one in. In fact, their White Cheddar Corn & Rice Puffs are so fun and yummy to eat that one can easily polish off the entire bag in one sitting.

EatSmart Naturals really has their name down right. With so many choices in snacks nowadays, you can really get dizzy on choosing which one is right. Although there are many healthy snack options out there, it’s also important that your snacks taste great as well. And with EatSmart Naturals, there is something so unique and distinctive about their chips and puffs. They taste amazingly fresh without any preservatives and you can really taste the natural cheese and the whole grains in each bite. But EatSmart Naturals isn’t all about delicious, savory snacks. They are also firm believers in preserving our planet and our health through their partnerships with The Nature Conservancy, The Whole Grains Council, Non-GMO Project, and reducing their carbon footprint in every aspect of their company’s policies. In fact, if you took a look at their bags, you’ll see beautiful sceneries of nature on every of their EatSmart Naturals bags. What a nice thought – enjoying your EatSmart Naturals snacks and looking at the gorgeous photos all at the same time.

So perhaps you have heard of Snyders of Hanover and even bought a few of their pretzels but if you haven’t heard of EatSmart Naturals yet, then give them a try – you won’t be disappointed. You can find EatSmart Naturals at natural grocery stores, in major supermarkets, in Target, and you can even order them at their online store. Their bright, beautiful bags won’t be hard to find and their generous portions make it worthwhile to purchase a few.

EatSmart Naturals had generously sent me their favorite products to try and review. The products I tried are: Garden Veggie Crisps, Garden Veggie Sticks, White Cheddar Corn and Rice Puffs, Multigrain Sea Salt Tortilla Chips, and Multigrain White Cheddar Cheesepuffs. They are also giving 3 LUCKY readers of Happymomblogger the chance to win their own savory snack pack. The winners will receive 1 bag each of Garden Veggie Crisps, Garden Veggie Sticks, Parmesan Garlic & Olive Oil Waffle Chips, White Cheddar Corn & Rice Puffs, Multigrain Sea Salt Tortilla Chips, and Multigrain White Cheddar Cheesepuffs. Talk about a scrumptious array of chips and puffs that your neighbors will envy! So how do you win this delicious and generous prize? Read below to find out!

Here’s how to enter in the EatSmart Naturals giveaway:

(Please note, the rules have changed slightly. Please read carefully before entering)

ENTRIES:

#1 entry – “Like” EatSmart Naturals on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SnydersOfHanover#!/pages/EatSmart-Naturals/167166913379113 and write on their wall that you are entering the contest at Happymomblogger: http://www.happymomblogger.wordpress.com/. Please put Happymomblogger as the heading.

ADDITIONAL ENTRIES: 

#2 entry – Become a follower: http://twitter.com/#!/happymomblogger and “Tweet” me @happymomblogger that you are entering the EatSmart Naturals giveaway. Become a follower of Snyders of Hanvover: http://twitter.com/#!/Snyders_Hanover and “Tweet” that you are entering the contest at Happymomblogger.

#3 entry – Subscribe to my Blog.

#4 entry – Enter in my other contests.

#5 entry – Vote for me at Top Mommy Blogs using the link provided below.

You can enter by telling me the 5 entries in the LEAVE A COMMENT box. Please be sure to give me your name and email address so that I may contact you if you win. Contest is open to residents of US only. 18 years and older please. Please be sure to provide a physical address and not a P.O. Box. Only 1 contestant per household please. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of prize. Any violation of the rules will deem your entry as disqualified. Happymomblogger is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged prizes but will do the best to ensure your prize gets there. In  the event the winner can not be contacted within 3 days of email sent then another winner will be chosen. You can win only 1 prize per giveaway period. No purchase necessary to enter. Void where prohibed by law.

Contest Start Date: March 23, 2012

Contest End Date: April 6, 2012 – CONTEST CLOSED, WINNERS WILL BE SELECTED.

Only 3 winners will be chosen at random and I will post the winners names on my blog.

GOOD LUCK AND THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING!

Disclaimer: The product(s)were sent to the author for review by the manufacturer/PR. All reviews on “Happymomblogger” remain unbiased and unpaid and are the sole decision of the author. The opinions of these product(s) were not influenced in any way, shape, or form. As always, please read the ingredients carefully when trying new products. 

Please read the labels and ingredients carefully and follow all manufacturer’s instructions (if any). The products selected for the giveaway were generously donated by the companies/PR to help readers learn more about their products. The winner’s choice in using/consuming these products are entirely up to the winner and will not hold the author and her family liable nor the companies/PR liable. These products are made with non-toxic ingredients but always be safe with what you use and consume.

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