November 20, 2014

Btipsy Cocktail Muddler Review and Giveaway

I don't really drink much, just occasionally. Honestly, I do not know how to mix alcoholic drinks, not one! I do have friends though who knows how to prepare cocktails drinks for special events and they always wow me. That's why this Btipsy Cocktail Muddler got me interested.

I never knew how easy it was to prepare drinks for guests using a muddler. There are actually a few things I like about this product. First, it doesn't slip (most probably because and if you use it the correct way, like above). The muddler's weight is right enough (not too heavy so as not to make your hands tired) to crush ingredients. I also admire the quality as to how it was made. There were no scratches on the silver metal when it arrived (unlike some other products I've received previously).
Besides mixing mojitos and other cocktail drinks, I found it useful with other kitchen chores too. Like for example, in baking banana bread and in making mashed potatoes! Just look at how those little hands became really helpful. This muddler also works perfectly with kids' hands I should say!
Potato Masher!
For baking banana bread!
I recommend this as a simple present for friends. I believe it's quite affordable, they set the right price. If you click the link to Amazon below, you'll learn more about the product details.

I really liked this product and I am happy to say that one's up for a giveaway! Feel free to join thru the Rafflecopter link below.
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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. This post may contain affiliate links.

November 12, 2014

Do You Use USDA Organic Spices?


As some of you might know, I love baking. I actually have a couple of spices at home but I never thought some of it are available in plastic packaging. I used to think they only come in plastic cans or small bottles. Glad I found something via like nutmeg via Amazon.com because I just realized it's cheaper. I guess I'll be buying my spices in bulk from now on. :)
So, what do I like about this product?

  • Certified USDA Organic Ground Nutmeg
  • High Purity
  • Intense Aroma
  • Great Taste
  • No salt, No MSg, Non-GMO, No Ethylene Oxide treatment Non-Irradiated
  • All Natural, No Artificial Colors, Flavors or Preservatives
  • Packed in resalable bag and completely sealed to preserve aroma, purity and to avoid contamination.
The only thing that concerned me was, when I received the product, I think it differed a lot from the packaging shown above. I would have taken a photo but I already opened the packaging and transferred it to another container. Spell excited. It looked more like a plastic of the same size probably but with a printed stick-on label. Not like the one shown above, the label somehow looks like it was printed on a stick-on paper which I think is less attractive. But I guess what's more important is the quality of what's inside, right? That I think was met.

I also didn't notice an expiration date. Maybe because spices has a longer shelf life? 

Anyway, I think I'll be buying more spices in bulk because I use them oftentimes. 

How about you, what spices do you have at home? Are they organic too?

DISCLAIMER
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tazo Chai Tea in Filterbags and Latte Concentrates + Giveaway

You must have probably heard about Tazo's new Chai teas already. Since it was released, I thought it has been popular. Tazo has always been my best choice for tea brands because I know this brand is being served at a popular coffee shop. It's not really surprising to know that the Tazo Chai teas sounds very aromatic and the taste is quite different, in a positive note.

The Tazo Chai Promise. The perfect blend of sweet and spicy.
"In Hindi, the native language of India, the word "Chai" simply means "tea". At Tazo, we use Chai to describe a blend of strong black Assam teas layered with oxotic spices sourced from around the world. Tazo's robust Chai blends were inspired by our desire to bring the Indian experience to the United States. 
Tazo Chai began with our signature Chai tea in filterbags, which brings together classic spice such as ginger, pepper and cardamom for a deliciously distinct taste. We then developed smooth and creamy latte concentrates, the perfect way to enjoy our delightfully unexpected chai flavors with milk. Now we are introducing new flavors to Chai - from the sweet creaminess of Vanilla Caramel to the seasonal flavor of Pumpkin, Tazo believes there is truly a Chai for everyone."
Sweet Meets Spicy
Tazo Chai Tea Profile [Filterbags and Concentrate]
  • Classic Chai - A blend of rich and full-bodie teas, layered with sweet cinnamon and spicy ginger root. Warm cardamom is offset by the unique flavor of star anise and cloves, finished with the heat of black peppercorns.
  • Chocolate Chai - Rich cocoa peel, black tea and licorice root with classic spices including cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, black pepper and clove.
  • Vanilla Caramel Chai - Vanilla and caramel flavors mix with milk black tea, cinnamon and licorice root. Ginger, black pepper and cloves lend a sweet spicy finish.
  • Seasonal Pumpkin Spice Chai - Cinnamon and licorice root lend strong pumpkin spice notes mixed with black tea and ginger. The warmth of clove, black pepper and cardamom blend into a sweet pumpkin finish.
Pumpkin SpiceOrganic Chai
Wondering where their ingredients are from? Well, here are the countries from which they are sourced, and by the way this is specific to Tazo Chai:
  • Guatemala - Cardamom
  • India - Cloves, Ginger and Black Pepper
  • Vietnam - Cinnamon and Star Anise
As much as possible, I want my readers to get a taste of the products I review so now, I am giving one of my readers a chance to win (2) full value coupons to purchase packs of Tazo filterbags or Tazo concentrate. Enter thru the Rafflecopter link below. Good luck!
DISCLOSURE
I was not paid to do a review of this post. I was given samples but was not required to do a review of the product/s mentioned above. Everything was based on my honest opinion.