Saturday, February 11, 2017

Honduras Chocolate Company


I have always had a love affair with dark chocolate. There has just always been something about it. It's always been serious chocolate and has a flavor that other chocolate lacks. So, I'm sure you can understand how thrilled I was when I reached out to Honduras Chocolate Company for Valentine's and they said....YES! There are countless good things I can say about this company and I'm not just talking about the quaily of the chocolate. All of the chocolate is made from organically-grown, single-origin cacao. The cacao is grown and manufactured in the rainforest of Honduras. The Honduras Chocolate Company provides a sustainable economic solution, ensuring a brighter future and a stronger economic outlook...one chocolate bar at a time. So, what does all this mean? It's chocolate and a company with a heart. They care about the people that are producing the cacao and the land that it's grown on. The cacao is grown by an exclusive network of Honduran farmers. Honduras Chocolate Company knows each of these farmers and their family by name. They also invest in these farmers and the communities and pay higher-than-fair-trade prices plus provide access to training, agricultural resources and micro-loans to the farmers. They do all this so that their farmers can not only better provide for their families but can also invest in their farms. As a result, the cacao they produce is of a superior quality. A company that cares about the little people is rare these days, we applaud them for putting the people about the all mighty dollar and trying to make this world a better place. 
All of the chocolate products are gluten-free, dairy-free, non-GMO and manufactured in a nut and soy free facility. WOW....looks like they have all the bases covered. This means that more people can enjoy these products. That's a win for all the people that have food allergy issues or for someone like me that just likes the fact that everyone can enjoy the art of dark chocolate. Gosh, could you imagine being able to tour the facility? It must smell like pure nirvana...they really should bottle that and make it an air freshener. The chocolate is made in small batches using the perfect blend of beans from each farm. This gives the chocolate bars a complex and rich flavor profile. It truly is a love story from start to finish. And we get to enjoy the fruits of this labor of love. It was a cool experience to be able to try each of these bars. You can taste the variations in the amount of cacao each bar contains. Honduras Chocolate Company would like to share the love they celebrate with making 1 lucky reader a winner. 1 reader will win 4 bars, a $25 value.

  
65% Cacao Dark Chocolate Bar - $6.99
Made with organically grown cacao and pure cane sugar. No preservatives or additives. 65% cacao content for a balanced yet hearty chocolate flavor with natural vanilla notes. 2.7 oz bar.

70% Cacao Dark Chocolate Bar - $6.99
70% cacao for an intense chocolate flavor with a sweet finish. Made with organically grown cacao and pure cane sugar, no preservatives or additives. 2.7 oz bar.
75% Cacao Dark Chocolate Bar - $6.99
70% cacao with rich chocolate flavor, subtly sweet. Made with organically grown cacao and pure cane sugar. No preservatives or additives. 2.7 oz bar.
80% Cacao Extra Dark Chocolate Bar - $6.99
80% cacao, our highest cacao content bar for "extra dark" chocolate lovers. Rich and complex chocolate flavors, slightly sweet. Made with organically grown cacao and pure cane sugar. No preservatives or additives. 2.7 oz bar.

A disclaimer and disclosure: * We received this product in exchange for a review. We were compensated with product or payment for our reviews, however, all our opinions are our own, based on our personal experience with the product. We are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

The Sun, The Moon and The DEATH STAR for Valentine's Day




Love is in the air? This year why not give your loved on the sun, the moon and the DEATH STAR! I have worked with 3D Light Fx a few times over the past year and every time I have received a Star Wars light I say it's my favorite. But, this truly is my favorite. They are all impressive BUT this one just glows...well, after all, it is a star...the DEATH STAR that is!  It takes 3 AA batteries(not included), comes with a cracked wall easy to remove sticker and screws for placing on the wall. The switch for the light is on the side so it is easy to turn on/off or you can slide to the timer position to use as a night light. This also makes a pattern of stars on your wall. A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away......

Each of the lights from 3D Light Fx run off batteries. There is no need to run wires or plug them in. This is great for a child's room because they are cool to the touch. The lights provide a cool glow that is not blinding bright, my kids love to use it for nightlights. Other then the 2 nails holes if you pick to hang them on your wall. There is a sticker that comes in the box that gives it the 3D effect that it's busting out of the wall.


Our family loves all the products that we have from 3D Light Fx, they are a great way to add a focal point to a room. There is such a wide variety you are sure to find one for everyone on your list and a few for yourself too.

But they have much more to offer. They carry Marvel, Warner Bros, Nickelodeon, Cars, Hasbro, Disney, Nature, Star Wars and Universal. We want them all! You can also find lights at TARGET or your local Target store.


About
As parents ourselves, we understand the importance of providing a safe, functional and inspiring environment for our little ones. It was with this exact sentiment that our 3D Deco Lights were created.
The 3D Deco Lights are comforting, cordless, decorative night light that are loved by our tiny customers and big ones alike. The first of our popular designs is a regulation sized soccer ball that gives the playful appearance that it has been kicked into the wall. With a simple switch of the light, a soothing glow provides the necessary light for midnight changes, feedings, reassuring check-ins and, of course, to keep the ‘boogie monster’ at bay.
Tested by our most discerning critics (our partners and children), the 3D Deco/Night Lights have been an amazing addition to our nurseries, rec rooms, and kids’ rooms. We look forward to hearing from you and how 3D Deco/Night Lights have made a difference in your family.


A disclaimer and disclosure: * We received this product in exchange for a review. We were compensated with product or payment for our reviews, however, all our opinions are our own, based on our personal experience with the product. We are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Sweets for your sweetheart from Otis Spunkmeyer






Love is in the air...do you smell it? It could just be the delicious treats we were sent from Otis Spunkmeyer. We do declare, they are irresistible! Great tasting snacks with no funky stuff. Otis Spunkmeyer is a gift you can feel good about giving. Did you know that Otis Spunkmeyer treats only have a 30-day self-life? That's right, these delights don't sit around! That's why they are so much fresher than all the others.There are currently 17 varieties offered for your snacking pleasure.

All these foods make great a great sweet snack to share with family and friends on February 14th, but it can also be REALLY fun to transform these foods into dessert hacks, like chocolate fondue with mini cupcake skewers or chocolate crème cake tiramisu. Both of these mouth-watering recipes were created by Let Me Eat Cake.


Chocolate crème cake with caramel - Ok, let’s be honest. As delicious as the spongy chocolate cake might be, its main job is to provide a soft, edible home for the smooth caramel crème in the center.
Mini chocolate cupcakes - Bite-sized chocolate cupcakes covered in creamy Dutch cocoa icing. They couldn’t get any better… unless we filled them with vanilla sweet créme. But that would be crazy! I don't care! Do it!

Mini golden cupcakes - We heard you like vanilla, so we filled this bite-sized vanilla cupcake with vanilla sweet crème and covered it in vanilla icing. You’re welcome.
Double chocolate cookies - Every day millions of people face a difficult choice: dark or milk chocolate? Well, that agony is officially over: we’ve just put milk and dark chocolate chips into one cookie. (I just got shivers, did you?)
A disclaimer and disclosure: * We received one or more of this product in exchange for a review. We were compensated with product for our reviews, however, all our opinions are our own, based on our personal experience with the product. We are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.