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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Editor's Pick: Snack Factory

Snack Factory’s Pretzel Crisps have been around since 2004, and the company is well known for its originality in the first pretzel-shaped cracker. This gluten free snack is nutritious and contains no trans fat, saturated fat, or cholesterol. It’s a healthier alternative and I love the flavor combinations. This cracker can be used with almost anything imaginable to create an enjoyable snack.

Different flavors are offered and each of the flavors go well with different things. The original is delicious alone and it goes well with just about anything. I prefer it with dips like guacamole because the taste of the dip is superior and salted cracker just adds a little more flavor. The Sriracha and Lime is one of the company's new flavors. It works really well with any type of chunky salsa. The flavor of the actual cracker compliments a mild salsa really well. The last flavor that I had the pleasure of trying is the Salted Caramel. I like the salted caramel dipped in chocolate; the salty/sweet combination is tremendously popular. This is a fun convenient snack I am able to pull out when unexpected company comes over.    

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Editor's Pick: Scrub Daddy

The newest member of the Scrub Daddy family is the Sponge Daddy. It maintains the familiar rectangular shape, but has a few changes that are evident when utilized. It's different from other sponges due to the FlexTextured material. FlexTextured material allows the sponge to get soft in warm water and firm in cold water. No matter what state it might be in, the sponge doesn't scratch, which makes it ideal when cleaning surfaces or pots and pans. One of the great things about this sponge is that is remains free from debris for a substantial amount of time.

When cleaning one’s own house, you always want to use to the best products, right? I like to use what are considered to be the best products while getting my house in order. It’s a bonus when the product can be used in multiple ways and is still able to last a long time. That is exactly what the Sponge Daddy does for me. I've had it for a few weeks and am still able to use it for basic cleaning chores. I can attest to the fact that when it is placed in hot water it gets soft, which makes it easier to clean things like spills. On the opposite of that, when I put it in cold water it gets firm, making it easier to clean stains on hard surfaces.
Bottom line: the product is a great cleaning tool. Cleaning isn’t as much of a hassle as it has been in the past because the Sponge Daddy makes cleaning so convenient, easier and simple.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Editor's Pick: Renfro Froods

With the hope of success and the Depression a recent memory, Mrs. Renfro’s was started in 1940 by George and Arthirine Renfro. Its first collection was a line of syrups which received positive feedback. The company then moved onto jellies, preserves and vinegar. Their business continued as the Renfro company expanded its line of production. 
The world of salsa is constantly growing with introductions of different flavors being offered. Normally I stick to one kind of mild salsa, but after finding all that it has to offer, how can I? I recently tried Mrs. Renfro's Peach Salsa. Initially, I had my reservations about it because of the peach addition, but I was completely wrong. The sweet flavor blends well the other spices that are included. It's one of the salsas that introduced me to a flavor I never knew existed. It’s a mild sauce that has a smooth texture and luscious in taste due to the spice flavor and the hint of sweetness the peach flavor offers.   
The experience didn’t stop there. I got a little adventurous and decided to try the Raspberry Chipotle Salsa as well. It's a bit sweeter due to the fact that the raspberry doesn’t sit under the spices. The raspberry is an innovative addition with chipotle and is a combination that I never would have thought was so complementary.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Editor's Pick: WOATS Oatsnack

You know the snack is really good when everyone in your household is able to enjoy it with you. That is exactly what WOATS does for my household.
Sometimes my day can get pretty busy between school, work and caring for a little one. With a schedule that's that jam-packed, I don't always have time to stop and have meals that keep my energy levels up. Sometimes a convenient snack that I can carry with me everywhere I go will have to suffice, so I have to make sure it’s a good one. In the morning I like to fill a sandwich bag with WOATS for my daughter and myself so that we can enjoy our snack together throughout the day. We also love to enjoy them on some of our relaxing days, just because the flavors are so yummy.
WOATS came onto the snacking scene in December of 2003 thanks to Justin Anderson. This company has a mission to create some inspiring flavor combinations such as Cookies ’n’ Dream, Peanut Butter and Graham Slam and Nuts About Berries.