Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Canyon Bakehouse Bagels and Brownie Bites Review!

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Hey everyone! Is it just me or have you noticed allergies becoming more and more prominent recently? I remember as a kid nobody really had issues with gluten or peanut butter but now that's a huge deal. Fortunately, as our world changes so does our items and there are so many food alternatives to avoid that said gluten and they taste delicious, too! Especially Canyon Bakehouse items!

The products I received are:
- Plain Bagels
- Everything Bagels
- Brownie Bites

I loved all of these things. First off, I don't have a gluten allergy but I know people that do. Half the time/most of the time that I was eating these items I definitely forgot they were gluten free. There was no weird taste or anything to make you think that. They're also dairy, nut, and soy free. 

There is one dilemma, the calories. The brownies alone, they're about two inches and contain 110 calories per brownie. They are so good though and it's very difficult having just one. The bagels actually aren't so bad and are only 250 calories each which is not bad for bagels. Just the brownies were a little steep.

Everything bagels are pretty much my favorite bagels in the world. You can't imagine how difficult they are to find in Los Angeles. It hurts the most because back in NJ I could literally walk down the street for an everything bagel, here it's not as easy. Bless Costco for selling the best ones I can find out here. These are pretty delicious, too. A little messy, the top would crumble a lot. 

The plain bagels were basic, you know typical plain bagels. I'm not a huge plain bagel fan but they are pretty delicious when you have a fancy cream cheese on them like blueberry or something. 

Overall, I loved these new products. They're all delicious. Whether you have a gluten allergy or just want to try something different and delicious I definitely recommend them. 

Buy It! Head on over to Canyon Bakehouse's website and browse their great selection.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Loot Crate's June "Cyber" Review!

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It's that time of the month again, Loot Crate time! Loot Crate is a monthly subscription box dedicated to all things geeky and gamey. This month's theme was "Cyber."

This crate consisted of:
Glow-in-the-dark Circuit Gadget Pouch
Terminator Genisys Brain Chip Keychain
Terminator Genisys Endo Skull Replica
Borderlands Zer0 Game Mat
Future Replicant Corporate Logo Patch
Nerd HQ Sticker Sheet
Battlestar Galactica Cylon Target Poster

A Prime t-shirt

This was a really interesting crate. I liked that it incorporated the new Terminator movie coming out, that kind of made it super awesome and current. Unfortunately though, most of the fandoms in this crate I'm not big on. I do like the old Terminator movies, specifically the 2nd like mostly everyone, but kinda feel like they're killing the franchise by trying to reboot it over and over again. I don't really plan on seeing the new movie until maybe it's out on DVD or Netflix. 

I'm also not a big Transformers fan, I did like how it was like a Tron-themed Prime shirt but also...not into Tron. I feel like I do know a few friends who like both so I think this shirt would make a great gift.

The Battlestar Galactica poster I thought was cool, but also never watched the show. Kind of wish they had a little fake gun to go with the target poster so you could use it more. 

I did like the gadget pouch because it's great to put some small toiletries in when traveling or pencils if you're in school, still. 

I don't play any computer games so I wasn't really familiar with the game mat or the game on the mat. I also wasn't sure what the patch was from and when my roommate google'd it she said there was a reddit thing asking what it was because not many people knew what it's from.

Overall, while this wasn't my favorite Loot Crate it just shows you know you can't win them all. I can't remember the last Loot Crate I wasn't a huge fan of, so that says something, usually they're on the top of their game. I'm not saying they've lost their game with this one it just shows that there's so many different fandoms and they have to make everyone happy and into the crate. I'm sure a billion other people love it way more than me. Definitely check them out you won't be disappointed!

Buy It! Head on over to Loot Crate's website and sign up!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Endangered Species Chocolate Review!

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Hey everyone, sorry for the lack of blog reviews this past week, my computer broke, had to bring it to the shop but he's all better now! I'm sure you guys are familiar with Nutella which is delicious but guess what there's awesome alternatives out there. Check out Endangered Species Chocolates, they have a variety of great chocolates including some delicious spreads.

They sent me their three flavors:
Almond Spread with Cocoa
Hazelnut Spread with Cocoa
Natural Cocoa Spread

Before we go into how delicious the spreads are let's talk about how great of a company Endangered Species Chocolates are. They boast a trio of environmental certifications -- fair-trade, non-GMO, and vegan. Each jar also generates funds for species preservation projects worldwide (over $1 million donated in the past three years). So it's delicious and great for the environment and animals, too!

I was a huge fan of all of these spreads, they all tasted great. The natural cocoa spread is thick creamy, like a nice dark chocolate spread. The hazelnut is most similar to nutella, it's nutty and rich, yet still with hints of the chocolatey cocoa. The almond is the one I thought I was going to like least but ended up really liking. I'm not a huge fan of almonds but this spread was great, it was smooth and not as nutty as the hazelnut and the hint of cocoa complimented it very well.

These spreads are all so great. I love having them with celery because it kind of makes it a semi-healthy snack. My roommate and I actually ended up having a taste test with all of the flavors, she had them with girl scout cookies and I had them with the celery. We really couldn't pick a favorite, honestly. They all tasted a bit different but all very delicious. 

Overall, these are great and I definitely recommend them. 

Buy It! Head on over to Endangered Species Chocolate's website and browse their selection, they have more than spreads, too!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Blue Diamonds Sriracha Almonds Review!

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Just when you think Blue Diamond almonds has all the flavors you can imagine already...they come out with another crazy awesome and delicious one! Still continuing to blow my mind, guys, still continuing to. Their latest? Can I get a drum roll?!


I'm not sure if you guys are aware with the drama surrounding Sriracha a year or two ago. They almost had to close down the plant because it was a nuisance and gave the neighborhood a weird smell. Fortunately they fixed it and sriracha is back in production. Thank goodness right? I am a pretty big fan of the stuff.

Needless to say, I really liked these almonds. They weren't too hot or spicy but you can still taste the sriracha kick to it. They claim the taste is intense but not in a bad spicy way, intense in that it's jam packed with flavor. They were delicious.

Almonds are pretty good for you. Scientific evidence suggests, but does not prove, that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, such as almonds, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease. Boom! 

Overall, these were one of my new favorites, definitely check them out you won't be disappointed! 

Buy It! Head on over to Blue Diamond's website and see where you can buy them!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Fabness Canvas Print Review!

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Hey everyone, I love decorating. Not sure if I'm that great at it, but sometimes you find great pieces for your home you just have to have. If you can't find certain photos or things you can make them! Especially thanks to Fabness. Fabness is a canvas photo printing website that let's you put your favorite pictures on canvas. I was very excited that I got a chance to do a review for them.

I received the opportunity to create a 10x15 canvas of my choosing so I did!

Last year I took this photo of the New York City skyline and I love it. Not sure if you guys know this but I live in Los Angeles but I'm from North Jersey, twenty minutes from Manhattan. New York City is my favorite city in the world and I miss it. I have a wall in my room of my "homes" a NJ picture, a London tube map (that's where I studied abroad), and now this beautiful canvas will grace their presence.

It's really easy to make a canvas on the website, you upload your own image, you can move it around and boom. Extremely user friendly and easy. The canvas also doesn't take long to come in the mail either, I think it arrived in a week or less.

Fabness doesn't just have canvases, but also some great photo blocks that you can put on your desk at work, house signs that you can put in the front of your house, and more.

The canvas also comes with a hook that's a "sawtooth hanger" that you can post into the wooden part.

Overall, I really loved how the canvas turned out. Really clear and beautiful. Just makes me miss Manhattan more. Definitely check out Fabness, it works really well and very reasonably priced. Perfect for gifts or just a gift for yourself!

Buy It! Head on over to Fabness's website to browse their selection!