Product Reviews

Get Unjunked With UNREAL Candy

by Maggie on October 17, 2012

Unreal Mom - Unjunk Junk Food With UNREAL Candy

I was recently given the opportunity to host an UNREAL party. The biggest question is what is Unreal Candy? So first, let me share a little bit of information regarding UNREAL and their candy:

UNREAL exists because one Halloween, a thirteen-year-old boy asked why candy needs to be so unhealthy. After an argument with his father, he did a bit of research only to find that candy is filled with bad things like hydrogenated oils and artificial colors and flavors. And what’s worse, he found out that those ingredients don’t make candy taste better, they simply make it cheaper to produce.

Nicky believed that candy without the junk could be made and that it would taste better. And he and his father and brother decided to prove it.

And they did.

UNREAL provides many of the great flavor combinations we love in our treats, but without the corn syrup, without the partially hydrogenated oils, without the GMOs (genetically modified organisms), without the artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives, and with 40% less sugar per serving on average. Instead, they use real sugar, natural oils, and real milk. The key ingredients are responsibly sourced, and the candy is available in the stores we all shop, at a price point we can all afford.

Get Unjunked With UNREAL Candy

They have a number of products and each one correlates to a leading brand product. See the list below.

  • Unreal 54 – Peanut M&M’s
  • Unreal 41 – M&M’s
  • Unreal 5 – Milky Way
  • Unreal 8 – Snickers
  • Unreal 77 – Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

I received each of the above in my party kit and let me just say yum. The flavor is a bit different but for the better. I invited friends and family over for a little party. At the party, I had samples out in bowls and cut up on plates. Everyone was picking at them throughout the party without really noticing a difference.

About halfway through the party, I announced that the candy that they had all been eating was UNREAL candy. I went on to explain the story and how much healthier the candy is. Everyone was impressed. After the announcement, some people commented on that they thought the candy tasted a bit different but it was really good.

Get Unjunked With UNREAL Candy Goody Bags

They were all very happy to hear that this candy is available at regular stores. I handed goody bags out with one of each of the candy listed above along with an informational one paper. The only complaint I received was that the wrappers were very confusing because they all have a similar design. They suggested that maybe do something more to differentiate the products.

Child Unjunked With UNREAL Candy

All in all everyone, including myself seemed to really enjoy the candy and the healthiness of it. It’s nice to know that our children are eating candy that is healthier. Also, we don’t have to feel as guilty ourselves for eating candy.

Feel free to learn more about UNREAL at http://getunreal.com or check out their facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/unreal. Also, make sure to check out this fun video about Unreal, featuring Matt Damon, Gisele and other celebs.


Disclosure:  I participated in a campaign for UNREAL Candy. I received product samples and compensation to throw the party.

{ 0 comments }

Polly Pocket Playtime Pet Shop

Last month we were given the opportunity to review the Mattel Polly Pocket Stick ‘n’ Play Hangout House and Lea Patio Party Playsets. Ever since then, my daughter has been addicted to Polly Pocket. She has played with these consistently for the past month which is huge since she is a 5 year old that loses interest very fast.

Polly Pocket Playtime Pet Shop Play Set Review

This month we were sent the Mattel Polly Pocket Playtime Pet Shop Play Set and the Polly Pocket Friends Finish First DVD to review. Let me just say that my daughter was utterly ecstatic! She couldn’t wait for me to open up this toy.

Polly Pocket Playtime Pet Shop Play Set Review 1

Once this toy was open, she jumped right in. She just loved the doll and all of the animals. She loved the play set and all of the cool surprises like the elevator, the food dispensers, and the slide to name a few. After about an hour of play she informs us that she just realized that this toy does not have suction cups!  She had a blast!

Polly Pocket Playtime Pet Shop Play Set

We also received the Polly Pocket DVD which she loved. It was a great movie with a wonderful message. The DVD was 22 minutes long and when it was done, she wanted more. So, we went online and found a few more episodes of Polly Pocket to watch!

I would have to say that the Polly Pocket toys are great! I have seen them draw my daughter in and keep her attention for long periods of time. They are great toys that are perfectly sized for my daughter. After playing with both sets, I would highly recommend the Polly Pocket line of toys.

You can get this set at Amazon.com:

Disclosure:  I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Mattel Polly Pocket. I received product samples and a promotional item as a thank-you for participating.

{ 0 comments }

Polly Pocket Stick N Play Hangout House & Patio Review

I was so excited when I was given the opportunity to review the Mattel Polly Pocket Stick ‘n’ Play Hangout House and Lea Patio Party Playsets. I knew she would really enjoy these because she has other Polly Pocket items that she just loves playing with. So I brought these on our 10-day camping trip as a surprise for my daughter for a rainy day.

She was so happy when I gave these to her. She played with them all the time at the campground. She even played with them in the car on the three hour car drive. Once we got home, these were the only toys she wanted to unpack and she has played with them everyday since.

Polly Pocket Stick N Play Hangout House & Patio Review 2

These playsets are wonderful with their bright colors and perfectly sized pieces. They are the perfect size for my 5 year old daughter. Each piece even has suction cups on the bottom to help them stick to the playsets making them more portable. I did have a hard time with a few of the suction cups popping up rather quickly but once I wet them, they stuck much better.

I think these are great toys. The concept of the suction cups to keep the dolls and their accessories in place is so unique and innovative allowing the toys to be very portable. I think these will be a favorite for a long time. I give these toys two thumbs up!

You can get them at Amazon.com:

Disclosure:  I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Mattel Polly Pocket. I received product samples and a promotional item as a thank-you for participating.

{ 1 comment }

Michelob ULTRA Light Cider Review

Ever since I had my daughter, I have not been much of a drinker. Though I do have to say that once in a while I do like to have a drink, especially on hot summer days.

I was recently given the opportunity to review the new Michelob Ultra Light Cider. I was also sent an Outdoor Gathering kit which included a Crate & Barrel Table In A Bag, a Crate & Barrel Picnic Blanket, a Crate & Barrel Insulated Tote, two coordinating Crate & Barrel Napkins, a Crate & Barrel Cutting Board, two acrylic glasses, a summer sausage, and a box of crackers.

Crate & Barrel Outdoor Gathering Kit

One hot summer day, my husband and I decided to try these out. We set everything up and poured ourselves a glass each. There is just one word to describe it – delicious! It was light, crisp, and refreshing. A perfect hot summer day type of drink.

Some great things to know about the Michelob ULTRA Light Cider are that it is made from crisp apples making it a naturally sweetened, gluten-free cider, and at 120 calories, it has one-third fewer calories than other ciders. And, if you don’t like the taste of beer, have no fear, it definitely doesn’t taste like beer.  It tastes more like champagne!

And now you can try it too!

GIVEAWAY:

Michelob ULTRA Light CiderCrate & Barrel Outdoor Gathering Kit

One lucky Snag A Bargain reader will win a Michelob ULTRA Light Cider/Crate & Barrel Outdoor Gathering Kit which will include:

  • $20 gift card to purchase Light Cider samples
  • 1 Crate & Barrel Table In A Bag
  • 1 Crate & Barrel Picnic Blanket
  • 1 Crate & Barrel Insulated Tote
  • 2 Crate & Barrel Napkins
  • 1 Crate & Barrel Cutting Board
  • 2 acrylic glasses
  • 1 summer sausage
  • 1 box of crackers

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Details:  Make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry! All entries will be verified. If it cannot be verified, it will not count. If the Mandatory entry is not done, all other entries will not count. This giveaway is open to US residents 21 years or older and will end on August 1, 2012 at 11:59pm EST. One winner will be selected randomly and will have 48 hours to claim the prize or another winner will be randomly selected.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL!

Disclosure:  A free sample of this product was sent to me for review purposes. This had no bearing on the review. All opinions are my own and are not influenced by anyone or anything.

 

{ 168 comments }

The Future of Our Past Review & Giveaway

About the Book:  Julia Abbot and Ryan Matthews have been inseparable best friends since the moment they met. Each of them fight an internal battle, unwilling to risk their incredible friendship, but unable to quell their deep longing for the other. On the verge of Ryan’s departure to Harvard Medical School and Julia’s for her new job on the opposite coast, they are forced to face the undeniable truth of their deeper feelings and find themselves enthralled in a passion like neither has ever known.

The lovers are faced with forced separation, great distances and others who try to sabotage their relationship as both of them work to build the shared future they both dream of. When their lives begin to finally gel, Julia is offered a promotion that will jettison her career to new heights. Ryan is left angry and bereft as it will only postpone their reunion yet again. In light of the sacrifices she has made for him, he can hardly deny her, and Julia is faced with the most difficult decision of her life. Will she choose the chance of a lifetime or the love of her life?

The Future of Our Past is the first book in The Remembrance Trilogy, a truly transcendent love story of a powerful and passionate connection, like we all dream of.

My Review:  If you love romance books then this book is for you. An amazing book about an incedible love story. This book had great characters and the storyline great. This was a book that definitely left me wanting more. I highly suggest this book if you are looking for a very real feeling love story. Great summer reading.

Where to Buy:  Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords

Author Bio:  Kahlen Aymes grew up in the Mid-Western United States and was educated at a private university. She is divorced with one daughter, has a B.S.B.A. degree in business/marketing and began writing as a way to network a business venture. Soon, writing turned into her passion and morphed all other career goals.  Her readers have told her they want to read angsty, passionate love stories that put them into the pages.  She does her best to deliver!  Her work was described by her publisher as “…a female fantasy – the intersection of perfect love, tragedy and raging intimacy.”   

Nominated for numerous writing awards in the second largest derivative fiction community in the world, she has won several, including Best Author, Best Angst, Best Love Scene, Best Indie Fiction & Best Series.   Kahlen enjoys communicating with her readers far and near, and encourages them to contact her personally! 

Make sure to check out her blog, facebook page, and twitter.

GIVEAWAY:

One lucky Snag A Bargain reader will receive an ebook copy of The River Runes by Ken Lindsey!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Details:  Make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry! All entries will be verified. If it cannot be verified, it will not count. If the Mandatory entry is not done, all other entries will not count. This giveaway is open to US residents 18 years or older and will end on June 24, 2012 at 11:59pm EST. One winner will be selected randomly and will have 48 hours to claim the prize or another winner will be randomly selected.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL!

Disclosure: Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of Reading Addiction Blog Tours and a copy of this book was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Reading Addiction Blog Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was no obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, publisher, publicist, or readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision’s 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning Use of Endorcements and Testimonials in Advertising.

{ 0 comments }