One a Day VitaCraves Gummies, review

Gummy Vitamins I wonder how many parents are guilty of eating their children's gummy bear vitamins? I know I am. At this time, besides the occasional children's gummy vitamin, I take Vitamin D. Doctors in the Northwest recommend extra Vitamin D. In the past, I've taken multivitamins, but they taste bad, are difficult to swallow and sometimes cause me to vomit. While reviewing the nutritional content of my multivitamin(which I almost never take), I realize the VitaCrave gummies from One a Day® are lacking in nutritional content. There is no Iron, Calcium and Magnesium. I find this to be true of all the gummy multivitamins(children's as well). Gummy vitamins add sugar and calories to your diet, but if you can't get the regular … [Read more...]

SoBe lifewater black & blue berry review

Northwest Berries The only way to truly know what a fruit or vegetable tastes like is to try it fresh and ripe. Moving to the Northwest has given me the opportunity to try other fresh fruits and vegetables. Some new favorites are raspberries and blueberries. In fact, I like blueberries so much, I planted some in my backyard. Before moving here, I would have describe blueberries as floral or green; maybe even watery. Blueberries are a touch more complex when picked ripe. They have a nice full sweetness, a touch of a floral character, some seedy notes, nice juiciness and a subtle tartness. My Impression The SoBe lifewater black & blueberry has an excellent flavor. It is distinctly blueberry with a nice juicy, sweet, seedy and full … [Read more...]

Blue Diamond Almonds BOLD Wasabi & Soy Sauce review

Smart Snacking I'm glad the container of these almonds is labeled "smart snacking", because I have almost finished the entire container. These seasoned almonds are amazingly delicious. The aroma off the container is nutty, roasted and spicy (nasal clearing).  The taste is a wonderful balance of sweet, salty, roasted notes with the pungency of wasabi. There is no vegetative/broccoli like off notes that wasabi or horseradish sometimes have. The savory character of the almonds balance beautifully with the heat of the wasabi. Umami The delicious savory character is described as Umami  in flavor science. Umami means "pleasant savory taste" in Japanese  and is usually attributed to glutamates or nucleotides. This boldly seasoned almond does … [Read more...]