I have had the privilege of being a member of Influenster for a little over 2 years now and I have gotten to test out numerous products, for free, as a result. Over the weekend, I received their Feast VoxBox filled with some really great food items just in time for Thanksgiving! I'm breaking this review into two parts, simply because there are so many awesome products that one review wouldn't do them all justice.
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As soon as I opened the box, Connor was all over it. He loves when we get packages (let's be honest, who doesn't?) and he loves helping me with anything. Not to mention one of the first things we took out of this box was cookies. He was in heaven and even agreed to model for me, rather than hiding his face as soon as I go the camera out.
Tim Tam Biscuits are yummy, three layer treats that describe themselves as "a biscuit [see: cookie] with creme filling covered in chocolaty deliciousness." Basically, it's a cookie sandwich with chocolate inside and out. They didn't last long in my house. Connor torn into them right away, Hubs enjoyed them, and even Kylar was begging for some (although he's only 14 months old and didn't actually get to have any). To be completely honest, I was a bit skeptical as to whether or not I would enjoy them because I'm not really a fan of dark chocolate, but a family friend who lives in Australia (Tim Tam's native land) suggested dipping them in my coffee so I gave it a shot. Oh. My. GAWD! I can't imagine coffee or Tim Tams any other way now. It was ah-mazing. You should definitely try it.
Up next, I tried the teas from Bigelow. I'm not as much as a tea drinker as I was in high school and college, but I do enjoy a nice warm cup every now and then. Bigelow prides themselves on making teas that are not only good to the taste, but good for your body. The teas that we were sent are part of their Bigelow Benefits line and they are yummy teas that serve a purpose.
Both teas that I recieved, the Lemon Echinacea and Ginger Peach Herbal Teas, were delightful. I added a TBSP of sugar to each, because I like things sweet, and thoroughly enjoyed them both. The Lemon Echinacea had hints of lemon without being overwhelmingly lemony, which I appreciate. I really liked the Peach Ginger tea even more, though. It smelled strongly of peaches, but didn't taste too peachy (that's a good thing to me because I don't really loooove peaches). It even had a slight minty aftertaste. A major bonus for me as my go-to tea is peppermint. I highly recommend both of them. While I cannot attest to their supposed health benefits since I only had a cup of each, the Lemon Echinacea is meant to help boost your immune system and the Ginger Peach is supposed to be good for settling unhappy tummies.
The final one that we tested out this week is actually a staple in our house. Corn. Specifically Del Monte Fresh Cut Golden Sweet Whole Kernel Corn. My boys love corn. I don't know what it is about corn, but they inhale it like there's no tomorrow. Cream corn. Whole kernel corn. Corn on the cob. None of it lasts very long in our house. So, naturally, this lovely little can was a big hit.
I know some people have reservations about using canned veggies or worry about the chemicals used to grow and/or preserve the food we eat. Del Monte wants you to rest easy and eat well knowing that their corn is picked and packed at the peak of freshness, non-GMO and canned with only water and "a dash" of sea salt. I have no fears, concerns or reservations when feeding their canned veggies to my boys.
I will be cooking and reviewing the final two items from our Feast VoxBox over the next week and have the second part of this review up for y'all next week! If you've ever had any experience with any of these products, which ones and what did you think of them?