Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Vena CBD Chocolate Review


Okay, so I admit I am not very familiar with CBD products. Don't get me wrong it's not that I haven't heard about them, CBD products are everywhere. People use them to treat things like anxiety, chronic pain, insomnia and for overall health and wellness in the body. CBD is also safe for pets and is used to calm hyperactive dogs. In fact one of our dogs suffers from seizures and his vet suggested we try CBD as it is known to be effective in treating seizure disorders. Our other dog, a German Shepherd, is starting to have stiff joints and pain from old age and CBD was also suggested to relieve his discomfort. So you see CBD is being widely used and many people are touting their effectiveness. That's why when I was approached with the opportunity to try Vena's premium, gourmet CBD chocolates I thought, now is my chance to see what all the fuss about. 

Vena is a line of CBD products created by Tamra and Eddie Judge of Real Housewives of Orange County fame. If you follow their lives on RHOC than you know that Tamra and Eddie are owners of CUT Fitness, a training studio in Orange County. The duo is all about health and wellness. This passion has extended to bring optimal health to everyone through their high quality CBD products. They offer everything from oils, capsules, topical creams and CBD edibles to relieve whatever ails you. 

I was sent a package of the new CBD Chocolates for review. These come in 3 different flavors; Dark Chocolate and Peppermint, Decadent Dark Chocolate and Milk Chocolate Toffee Crumble. I received the latter of the three. Each package contains 10 individually wrapped chocolates containing 25mg of CBD each. They are super tasty! I have been eating one a night right before bed time and I do notice a sense of calming. Even though CBD comes from the Cannabis plant it does not contain THC and therefore does not have the same effects as edibles that contain THC. Rather CBD products are meant to be taken as part of a health and wellness lifestyle.

If you are unsure about CBD there is  information available on the Vena website and you can check out some of the other products offered. Now that I am a little more familiar I plan to try more and I will also be looking into CBD for my pups as well. Vena is currently offering 20% off their products for surviving 2020. No coupon code required!

The featured product{s} in this post were provided to me free of charge by the manufacturer or PR company representing them. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and not influenced in any way by  anyone.

Monday, December 28, 2020

Pink Panda Candy Review and Giveaway


For those of you who like gummy candy's, there is a new gummy candy with only 2 grams of sugar and 90 calories per 1.8oz. bag (23 candy's), and it's called Pink Panda. Same great texture and taste as other gummy candy bags with less sugar and less calories. It's candy without the guilt! Pink Panda currently comes in 3 varieties; Astro Blasters (sour), Treasure Chews (chewy) and Gummy Bears (juicy). ***Bonus*** All Pink Panda candy's are made in the USA, vegan friendly and their Gummy Bears are keto friendly at only 5g of net carbs per bag. So what makes these tasty treats sweet? They contain allulose, a natural form of sugar found in foods like raisins and figs. 

"It tastes like sugar, but doesn't act like sugar in your body. Since allulose isn't absorbed by the body, you subtract it, along with fiber to find the net carbs per bag. "

I was sent some Treasure Chews and Astro Blasters (pictured above) for review. The Treasure Chews are on the chewier side, kinda like a fruit snack. They are sweet, but not to sweet with just a bit of tartness to them. The Astro Blasters are sour and taste very similar to a popular brand of sour gummies, you know the kid ones. My daughter also enjoyed both varieties and snuck off with a couple of bags for later. 

If you have have a sweet tooth you will surely enjoy these. You can get your fingers on them online. Unfortunatly the gummy bears are currently sold out, but they are working on making some more. 

I also have a couple of bags of Pink Panda Candy I would like to treat one Girly Girl reader to. You can enter to win 2 bags of Treasure Chews and 2 bags of Astro Blasters. That's a total of 4 bags of Pink Panda sweets! This giveaway is open to US residents. Be sure to make your email address visible so I can contact you if you win. Good luck! 

The featured product{s} in this post were provided to me free of charge by the manufacturer or PR company representing them. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and not influenced in any way by  anyone.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Sunday, December 13, 2020

***Gift Idea*** Tree Hut's Shea Sugar Scrubs


Have you checked out Tree Hut's sugar scrubs? They are the perfect indulgent gift with all the sweetness but none of the calories! Infused with Shea Butter, natural oils and a cup of sugar in every jar.  these scrubs will leave your skin smooth and glowing. You can find scents like Frosted Sugar Cookie and Pink Champagne that are perfect for the Holidays. 

Or about how about Banana Muffin or Tahitian Vanilla Bean? Ulta Beauty  carries all these and more, including Tree Hut's Limited Edition Lemon Blueberry Tart

These come in an 18oz. jar and sell for only $8.99, pair with a nice candle and you have the perfect Girly Girl gift!

Friday, December 4, 2020

***Gift Idea*** Doorstep Market

 Doorstep Market  is a new multi-region, multi-vendor shopping site that offers hand crafted goods, specialty foods and more from local craftspeople, growers and makers from several regions across the country. Find unique creations from vendors located in Hudson River, the Bay Area, New England, Southern and Baja California and the South.  Have these creations shipped right to your door! I was perusing the site and found some items I thought would make great Holiday gifts this season. 

This 8-Tin Chef's Pack locally made in Cambridge, MA by Curio Spice Company would make a nice gift for someone who loves to cook. These spice blends don't exist anywhere else in the world. What a treat for the foodie in your life!

How about surprising that someone with a sweet tooth, with these pretty chocolates from Philip Ashley Chocolates in Memphis, TN. With flavors like Sweet Tea Caramel Vodka Lemonade and Memphis Toddy Spiced Whisky, this is not your ordinary box of chocolates! 

This sherpa blanket from Poppy Soup in Poughkeepsie, NY is lovely and perfect for keeping warm on a chilly night. I love poppies and this blanket is such a gorgeous blend of colors. I would love to see it under my tree!

If you are looking for a gift that is different and will be welcomed with surprise, go check out Doorstep Market

Saturday, November 28, 2020

***Stocking Stuffer Ideas*** Sugar Plum


Looking for some stocking stuffer ideas for someone with a sweet tooth? How about some of Sugar Plum's  new chocolate Holiday bars?!

These chocolate bars come in Divine Candy Cane, Peppermint Brownie, Peppermint Hot Cocoa and Peppermint Latte and they are the perfect size to slip into a cozy stocking, for a sweet surprise. 

These bars are sold in packs of 4 for $30 and look amazing. 

Some other tasty treats from Sugar Plum that would make yummy gifts for a foodie in your life include Chocolate Covered Chips  …yes please, Beer and Bourbon Flavored Peanuts …yum and Chocolate Covered Popcorn … crunch crunch crunch. Check out these and more tasty creations here

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