Review: Organicasaurus baked organic corn snack by Good Boy Organics

Organicasaurus by Good Boy OrganicsAbout:

Good Boy Organics sent me two bags of their Organicasaurus snacks. These dinosaur-shaped, real cheddar cheese puffs are baked, certified USDA organic, gluten-free, and non-GMO.

Our Experiences:

I’m a salty snack person (although, I usually won’t say “no” to ice cream or chocolate), so I’m always trying different types of chips, cheese puffs, crackers, and other salted foods. I loved these! So did Baby J. We also shared a bag with some friends, and these puffs were gobbled up quickly.

The ingredients list only has one “suspicious” ingredient on it: silicon dioxide. Good Boy Organics actually explains on their site that it’s a naturally-occurring mineral found in foods like fruits and veggies. I did some further research and found out that silicon dioxide is not considered dangerous when eaten. I do it every day, in fact. It’s in my coffee, my creamer, my oatmeal, and so on.

I used the store locator on the Good Boy Organics website and found a market close to me that carries these puffs. I’m planning on stopping there after running this morning, because I’m happy to have found a tasty, non-GMO, organic snack to fulfill my salt cravings. The only issue I can see with these is the temptation to eat an entire bag by myself in one sitting. Yup, I have no will power. As I’m writing this post early Tuesday morning, I’m becoming increasingly hungry thinking about the puffs I’ll consume later today!

Rawr!
Rawr!

They also make a Baked Organic Potato Snack, otherwise known as BOPS. This snack is sold in four flavors: sea salt, barbecue, aged white cheddar, and sour cream & onion. Not into salty snacks? Good Boy Organics also makes pasta sauces, tomato purees, and tomato concentrate.

For more information on GMOs, organics, and more, check out the Good Boy Organics’ blog. Also follow them on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

Note: The folks at Good Boy Organics sent me two bags of their Organicasaurus snacks. I was not compensated for this post. I loved the snacks, but that’s my opinion. Yours may differ!

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Giveaway: YumEarth Candy 8/5-8/31

Your kids will inevitably want candy. Why not give them a healthy, delicious candy that is packed full of only the best ingredients like organic brown rice and organic fruit juice? A product that isn’t just healthy but delicious?

Then it’s about time your kids try YumEarth. A candy “born out of the need to feed families only healthy food free of chemicals and full of real fruit extracts and planet friendly ingredients.”

In celebration of back to school YumEarth wants to send your little ones off with some delicious and nutritious treats to fill their bellies and keep moms happy. They are launching their 100% vegan and gluten-free Fruit Snacks, with all the flavor and deliciousness of a candy using only the best ingredients.

From YumEarth:
So many families contacted us and asked us to make
VEGAN fruit snacks.  You asked us to make them not sticky like the other ones, fruity and flavorful, vegan, and gluten-free.  Our first four flavors are Banana, Cherry, Peach, and Strawberry. Shaped like their real-life fruit friends, we hope you and your families will have as much fun devouring these as we do! Made with real fruit extracts and no gluten, dairy, nuts, soy, or artificial colors and dyes. Click here for Ingredients.

Find out more about these delicious treats from Conservamom’s review.
Now for the best part! YumEarth will be giving away a year’s supply (12 bags) of YumEarth Vegan Fruit Snacks to one winner! This giveaway is valued at $48! Send your little one back to school year with only the best snacks filled with only the best products around!
This great giveaway is sponsored by YumEarth
Hosted by Conservamom and cohosted by :Everything Mommyhood and Viva Veltoro
To purchase these delicious treats go to YumEarth.You can purchase directly from their site, or check out other online retailers you can get this wonderful product from!
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event was organized by Conservamom. Please contact mome@conservamome.com with questions,comments or concerns. My Life: A Work in Progress is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

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Review: Simply Snackin jerky


Simply Snackin sent me an assorted mix of their jerky to enjoy.

 photo SimplySnackin_zps1e097139.jpg About:

Simply Snackin makes gourmet dried meat snacks or “jerky.” While high on protein, these snacks are low-calorie and paired with ingredients like mangos, apples, and blueberries for an unconventional jerky flavor.

Flavors include:

  • Beef Sirloin with cranberries & blueberries
  • Beef Sirloin with apples & cherries
  • Teriyaki Beef Sirloin with pineapples
  • Chicken Breast with black bean salsa
  • Italian Chicken Breast with romano cheese
  • Teriyaki Chicken Breast with mangoes & papayas
My Experiences:

I have to confess, I ate all the jerky in one sitting. All six pieces. It was that good. Hubby was at sea, so he didn’t get any. Yes, I feel a little guilty for not saving him some! Anyway, the beef was more tender than the chicken. My guess would be it has something to do with how the meat reacts to the drying process? But both were still very good.

My favorite flavor was the “teriyaki chicken breast with mangoes & papayas.” I love teriyaki flavored jerky, and I love mangoes. The pairing of the two was just sweet and delicious. The “chicken breast with black bean salsa” was good but quite spicy, so I wouldn’t recommend trying that one unless you like heat. My least favorite was the “Italian chicken breast with Romano cheese.” I could smell the cheese on it, because it was quite strong. It was fine…I just didn’t like it as much as the others.

Here’s a list of the flavors, in the order that I liked them, with the mango being my favorite and Italian the least. As you can see, I preferred the fruit/meat combinations.

  • Teriyaki Chicken Breast with mangoes & papayas
  • Teriyaki Beef Sirloin with pineapples
  • Beef Sirloin with cranberries & blueberries
  • Beef Sirloin with apples & cherries
  • Chicken Breast with black bean salsa
  • Italian Chicken Breast with romano cheese

When I first viewed the Simply Snackin website, the prices threw me off a little. I thought they were expensive, but I’ve since learned I was wrong. Apparently I’ve never paid much attention before when I’ve grabbed a bag of jerky in the store! I did a search on Amazon and discovered that most of the different jerky brands are being sold for $1.05-1.85 an ounce, depending on the quality. Simply Snackin sells 12 pieces for $1.44 an ounce, so their prices are well within the middle of that range. The more you buy from Simply Snackin, the cheaper it is per ounce. For example, you can buy 150 pieces at $1.29 an ounce. Simply Snackin is currently not sold in stores, so you will have to take shipping into account. Orders of 12 or 18 pieces ship for $4.95 anywhere in the 48 continuous states. Any other size packages will ship $6.95 and up. I really enjoyed this jerky, and I’m hoping they’ll start offering it in local stores soon, so it’s easier to get. This stuff is seriously tasty!

Visit Simply Snackin on the web for more information on their products and to purchase. You can also find them on Facebook.

Note: 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.

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