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Supplement Review: Harvest Bay Coconut Water

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Nature’s Hydration
What makes our coconut water Nature’s Hydration? It’s simple. Harvest Bay is 100% not from concentrate, all-natural coconut water from young green coconuts. That’s it. Nothing extra, like added sugar or fat.
Our coconut water is a natural isotonic beverage. Simply put, that means it helps replace fluids and salts that are lost during exercise. And, each serving has more potassium — the natural muscle builder — than a banana.
Combine the natural isotonic qualities, no added sugars and only 35 calories per serving, and you have a perfect (and perfectly natural) beverage to get you through your workout … or your workday!
– harvest-bay.com

Let me tell you this: This is the first Coconut Water I have ever purchased that tastes like you actually drank it straight from the coconut! I have not enjoyed the many others I have tried over the years!

This stuff is by far the best!

I like drinking a half a glass a day post workout. It claims superior hydration, not sure if that is true, but it can’t hurt 😉

If you like coconut water, or you are looking for that extra edge or if you want an all natural product that will aid you in your weight-loss journey, try this product! You will not be disappointed!

I have been having a bunch of coconut water lately including Vitacoca and this stuff is light years better! Tastes like its fresh out if the coconut! I can’t stress that enough!

**Update** June 30th 2014
I just had Zico another one of the large manufacturers and it was pretty good, I would say it was 2nd place behind Harvest Bay. Zico tasted much more natural than Vitacoca! Harvest Bay still rules! I actually found it at a new Stop & Shop which has a larger Natural Foods section then the others. However; it was much more expensive than Green Life Market! It was I believe $5.35 to Green Life’s $4.00


Supplement Review: Farmer Jim’s Small Batch Ketchup *

Farmer Jim’s is a craft producer of ketchup, meaning we make it by hand.
Why Farmer Jim’s?
It’s the best ketchup in the world.
Slow cooked in small batches, it comes in two flavors – Original and Spicy Chipotle.
It’s made with pureed tomatoes, apple cider vinegar, honey, molasses, and a secret blend of spices.
It has only 55mg of sodium per serving, and 1g of sugar.
It’s proudly made in Montclair, New Jersey

farmerjimsco.com

His website really sucks! But don’t hold that against him!

Stay tuned for review!

My diet has been weird and I haven’t had the opportunity for ketchup until today, I had a few hard boiled eggs today, so I opted for my Farmer Jims small batch Chipotle Ketchup and let me tell you, it’s the best tasting ketchup I have ever had! It was delicious! It had a ragu tomato sauce like consistency but tasted like a rich ketchup and it also has a kick! I love it!

What is better than the taste? The nutritional value! It’s only 10 calories per serving and only 2g of carbs! With 1g of sugar! That’s ridiculous!! Plus it’s organic and unlike Heinz it does not contain horrible products like high fructose corn syrup!

I actually wrote Heinz about them containing High fructose corn syrup and this is their response:

May 5, 2014
Dear Louis,

Thank you for visiting our website.

As you can imagine, consumer feedback is very important to us, and we appreciate the opportunity to respond to your concerns about the use of high fructose corn syrup in Heinz products.

Recent media reports have called attention to high fructose corn syrup and its role in the U.S. diet. Many of these articles attempt to link its consumption to obesity.

It is always important to recognize that excess calories from any source can contribute to increased weight in the absence of exercise. It is incorrect to focus on any specific food or ingredient in attempting to address obesity. In moderation, all foods can fit into a healthful, balanced diet.

The Food & Drug Administration’s Obesity Working Group released a report whose primary recommendation was ‘calorie count.’ This recommendation reflects sound science and a wealth of research. This report suggests that instead of focusing on any one food ingredient, the most important message is that, to manage weight, you must balance calories consumed against energy expended. To lose weight, calorie expenditure must be greater than calories consumed.

Heinz is committed to providing a variety of options for different consumer lifestyles. As a result, we extended to our consumers yet another choice for enjoying Heinz Ketchup – to include Simply Heinz Tomato Ketchup which is made with sugar. Production began 2010 and product is now available nationally in supermarkets. This adds to our Heinz Ketchup line selection, which, beyond our base ketchup, also includes Heinz Organic Ketchup-made with organic sugar, Heinz Hot & Spicy Ketchup-made with Tabasco, Heinz No Salt Added Ketchup and Heinz Reduced Sugar Ketchup.

Once again, we are always glad to hear from our consumers, especially one as loyal to Heinz products as you.

Heinz Consumer Resource Center
HeinzConsumerAffairs@us.hjheinz.com

When contacting us, please refer to the following reference number: 003859972A

Really?? Here was my response to their response:

Arsenic can be tolerated in ultra small doses, I don’t recommend you eating that either!

Sincerely,

SSG Louis J. Bianco

Really Heinz if you stuck with your original recipe from the originator you wouldn’t need all those other types! And I guarantee high fructose corn syrup wasn’t in the original recipe!

Try Farmer Jims and then write Heinz and tell them what you think about their products!

Will Farmer Jim’s plain be as good as the chipotle? Not in my eyes I love spicy! But will it be better than other ketchup? I’m sure it will! Stay tuned for that!


Supplement Review: Coco-Nut Butter – youfreshnaturals.com

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To make this page short and to the point…..WE LOVE SWEETS!!! With that in mind we set out to create snacks that not only taste great, but more importantly are healthy. It’s pretty amazing how such simple ingredients can create such flavorful treats.

We have a pretty strong belief that an ingredient list should not be a page long, which is why all of our products are less then 10 ingredients and only sweetened with what mother nature has provided. Satisfy your sweet tooth naturally, and see for yourself how great healthy can taste. Happy Snacking to you all!

All of our products are:

Paleo Friendly
Gluten Free
Dairy Free
Preservative Free
Naturally Sweetened
Egg Free
Some are Vegan

You Have Questions, We Have Answers!
How much is shipping?
​ The Coco-Nut Butters are:
1-3 Jars- $5.70​ (comes in Double Padded Large Envelope)
4-8 Jars or Gift Basket- $10.00​ (comes in Medium Size Flat Rate Box)
9+ Jars or Packs of Cookies- $1​5.30​ (comes in Large Size Flat Rate Box)
Who do you use for shipping?
-We use USPS Flat Rate Priority Mail. You will recieve a tacking number once your package ships.
​When will your order ship?​
​-We ship on TUESDAY. All order’s must be submitted by Sunday 11:59pm to make the Tuesday shipping deadline.​ The reason we ship 1 day per week is because we DO NOT use preservatives, so every order is made fresh and shipped that day!

FAQ:
01 How much is shipping?
​ The Coco-Nut Butters are:
1-3 Jars- $5.70​ (comes in Double Padded Large Envelope)
4-8 Jars or Gift Basket- $10.00​ (comes in Medium Size Flat Rate Box)
9+ Jars or Packs of Cookies- $1​5.30​ (comes in Large Size Flat Rate Box)

02 Who do you use for shipping?
-We use USPS Flat Rate Priority Mail. You will recieve a tacking number once your package ships.

03​ When will your order ship?​
​-We ship on TUESDAY. All order’s must be submitted by Sunday 11:59pm to make the Tuesday shipping deadline.​ The reason we ship 1 day per week is because we DO NOT use preservatives, so every order is made fresh and shipped that day!

04 Do we ship worldwide?
​-As of right now we only ship within the United States and to Canada.

05 How long does the Coco-Nut Butter last?
​-Our Coco-Nut Butter will last upto 5 months after being opened and 6 months still sealed.

06 Do we Wholesale?
-Absolutely! If you are a store and would like to carry any of our products, simply send an email to Jay@youfreshnaturals.com and we will provide you with our wholesale price list.

Cinnamon Roll (12oz Jar)
$11.99

Toasted Pecans…Sweet Coconut Sugar…Fresh Cinnamon Powder, combined with Homemade Almond Butter and Coconut Butter create a sweet, yet savory treat that your taste buds will enjoy.

Other flavors: maple-vanilla and Cookie Dough.
youfreshnaturals.com

This review is about: Cinnamon Roll

I was a little skeptical as most flavored nut butters are overdone and really fake tasting!

This has a strong Natural Almond Butter flavor with a pleasant aftertaste of coconut and cinnamon. I love the taste!

It’s super creamy and thin with a few occasional chunks of pecans in it! (Will squeeze out of a nutbutter and jelly sandwich! But it’s amazing to top ice cream or iced yogurt with! Also great to mix with Greek yogurt!

I really enjoyed it! However; the only drawback I see is: the size is really small! And at 11.99 a bottle it’s a little too expensive for me; I can down a whole bottle in a sitting. Trader Joe’s plain almond butter is $6.99 for 16oz if this was $8.99 for 12oz it wouldn’t be that bad because it’s a specialty, but I think at $11.99 plus shipping it is pricing itself out of many peoples weekly shopping list.

If they could get in Amazon or Wholefoods then shipping costs could be offset.

I really like the product! And wish it all the success! And I will be buying it as a special indulgence. Next I want to try cookie dough! I am afraid I will eat the entire cookie dough bottle in one shot!

Try it youfresh naturals will like it!

If a smooth Skippy like nut butter is your preference Barney Butter is for you. If you like a smooth peanut butter with tiny bits of other nuts; kind of between smooth and chunky and layered flavors like a gourmet meal then YoufreshNaturals is the way to go. If you are looking for more a coconut butter than Sweet Spreads is your best option.

Check out the recipe: Ultimate Nut-Butter Protein Balls for my practical application of Youfresh Naturals!


Product Review: Better’N Peanut Butter

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Better ‘n Peanut Butter is an all natural, delicious peanut butter spread from Wonder Natural Foods. And with its low fat, low calorie content, dieters from around the country are adding the healthy taste of Better ‘n Peanut Butter to their staple every day.

With 85% less fat and 40% fewer calories than regular peanut butter, Better ‘n Peanut Butter is befriending weight conscious people from all across America. Better ‘n Peanut Butter is the most impressive diet peanut butter on the market because it is the ONLY true diet peanut butter on the market. Where other brands fail at offering a diet peanut butter with their so-called “reduced fat” products, we hold true in providing only real diet solution. And if you think you are going to have to sacrifice taste, think again. Better ‘n Peanut Butter tastes just as good as regular with the added benefit of knowing you’re doing something good for your body. For a full list of our nutritional accolades, refer to our nutrition page.

Did you know that peanut butter is in 85% of American households? So when grabbing for those comfort foods in your cupboard, those regular high calorie, high fat peanut butters won’t cut it. This is why we are receiving customer emails proclaiming ours to be “an absolute lifesaver” and “the best product in the world”. Go ahead, read a few more of our customers own words in our Customer’s Stories Page.

Best of all, Better ‘n Peanut Butter can be found at all Trader Joe Locations nationwide. And if you don’t live near a Trader Joes, you can always search for locations near you with our handy Store Locator

Thank you for visiting, and if you haven’t tried some of our fabulous Better ‘n Peanut Butter, we urge you to try it today!

The Facts:
85% Less Fat
40% Less Calories
No Cholesterol
No Preservatives
No Refined Sugars
Natural Soy Lecithin
Non GMO Peanuts

Regular Creamy
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2 tbsp (32.0 g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 100Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.0g3%
Sodium 190mg8%
Total Carbohydrates 13.0g4%
Sugars 2.0g
Protein 4.0g
Fiber2.0g
Vitamin A 0% • Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 4% • Iron 2%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet
Low Sodium
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2 tbsp (32.0 g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 100Calories from Fat 22
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g4%
Sodium 95mg4%
Total Carbohydrates 13.0g4%
Sugars 2.0g
Protein 4.0g
Fiber2.0g
Vitamin A 0% • Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 4% • Iron 2%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet
Ingredients: PEANUTS (AS DEFATTED PEANUT FLOUR AND NATURAL PEANUT BUTTER), TAPIOCA SYRUP, PURE WATER, DEHYDRATED CANE JUICE, RICE SYRUP, VEGETABLE GLYCERIN, SOY FLOUR, SALT, TAPIOCA STARCH, NATURAL FOOD FLAVORS, PAPRIKA & ANNATO, CALCIUM CARBONATE, LECITHIN, VITAMINS E & C (ANTIOXIDANTS).
-betternpeanutbutter.com

This stuff is yummy and sticky like honey! Not easy to stop eating once you start so in that aspect it’s dangerous! More so than plain peanut butter! If it’s a cheat day, it’s better to cheat with this. If you want to add it to your daily diet, I wouldn’t! Like I said it’s too yummy!

They also have a ton of different flavors:

Better ‘n Peanut Butter Regular:
is the all-natural product of the Wonder Natural Foods Corporation that can be used in all the ways that you now use regular peanut butter, but instead of 16 grams of fat per (32 gram) serving, Better ‘n Peanut Butter delivers less than 3 grams of fat per serving and qualifies as a low fat food by USFDA standards.

Better ‘n Peanut Butter Chocolate’s:
unique blend of chocolate and peanut butter can be used in all the ways that you now use regular peanut butter. Instead of 16 grams of fat per (32 gram) serving, Better ‘n Peanut Butter delivers less than 3 grams of fat per serving and qualifies as a low fat food by USFDA standards. Better’n Peanut Butter Chocolate is truly a one of a kind peanut spread that is rich and creamy with a great chocolate flavor and has 85% less fat and 40% fewer calories than regular peanut butter. It’s the only low fat, low calorie, diet chocolate spread of it’s kind and it’s really delicious.

Better’n Peanut Butter Banana:
the newest all-natural product from Wonder Natural Foods. It’s unique blend of banana and peanut butter and can be used in all the ways that you now use regular peanut butter. Instead of 16 grams of fat per (32 gram) serving, Better ‘n Peanut Butter Banana has only 2 grams of fat per serving and qualifies as a low fat food by USFDA standards. Better’n Peanut Butter Banana is truly a one of a kind peanut spread that is rich and creamy with a great banana flavor. It has 85% less fat and 40% fewer calories than regular peanut butter. It’s the only low fat, low calorie, diet banana spread of it’s kind and it’s really delicious.

Low Sodium:

Better ‘n Peanut Butter has the same great taste as the original, but Low Sodium Better ‘n Peanut Butter has just 95 mgs. of Sodium per serving. So if you’re concerned that eating that regular peanut butter might be adding to your high blood pressure, try our delicious alternative Better ‘n Peanut Butter.

Delicious Hot Pepper:
Better’n Peanut Butter has no saturated fats, no trans fats, is pasteurized and is gluten free and dairy free!

Now your health-oriented, weight conscious customers can enjoy the good old fashioned country flavor of Maple Bacon Better’n Peanut Butter!