Saturday, March 25, 2017

Turkey Hill Experience

On our way up to Sight & Sound Theatres, a couple weeks ago, we passed this building next to the freeway that said, "Turkey Hill Experience." Of course my natural curiosity kicked in and I searched on my phone to find out more. I think as a blogger I'm always on the lookout for new experiences.


As we kept driving towards Lancaster, I decided I would give them a call because I read on their website that visitors had the opportunity to create our own ice cream! Say WHAT?! Now mind you, this is a Saturday afternoon. I wasn't really expecting to talk to someone who'd work with me on the fly, but I had to try, right? As soon as they answered the phone, I was chatting with one of the managers, and the next thing I know, she's emailing me tickets for the next day!! Ice cream, here I we come!



Milk, glorious milk

We got up Sunday morning, had a leisurely breakfast, and then hit the road. We decided the night before that we'd check out some covered bridges on the way back to the Turkey Hill Experience. There were only a few near us, but I love bridges so...

When you visit the Turkey Hill experience, you have two options: THE only or THE + LAB. Either one gives you the opportunity to eat ice cream and sample drinks. The LAB is where you get to make your own ice cream, and honestly for the few extra dollars more, it's entirely worth it! If you choose to experience the LAB you should really make a reservation. Just showing up doesn't mean you'll be able to do it. The rooms hold about 58 people and run at various times during the day. It lasts a little under an hour and you want to get in line about 10 min early.

As you walk in you see the desk to purchase or pick up your tickets. Across from the desk is the Gift Shop. I purchased a shirt after we were done for our day, and I have got to tell you, I had to restrain myself because they prices were insanely affordable. There was a whole wall of shirts for under $8!


We headed upstairs to begin our tour. I think we got there at just the right time because it was noon on a Sunday so most people were probably just getting out of church. We were able to read all about the history of Turkey Hill. I love anything steeped in history, and Turkey Hill was just that!


I have a no so secret desire to live on a hobby farm. I've probably wanted that since I was 5 yrs old or whenever I saw my first horse. lol Learning about cows and dairy farming made my heart do flips. Fred convinced me to "milk" the cow. That was NOT easy. lol I don't know about you, but I remember when my mom used to have milk delivered to our home. We had the milk crate out front, and she would fill out a slip every week for the milk man. When I saw the order card on the wall, I had flashbacks of the days where my parents would talk about what they needed to order, and then coming home with our deliveries sitting outside our home.




My hubby loves tea. I think it's a southern thing. I'm personally not a tea kind of gal. Don't shoot! I do love my milk though. Well, at the Experience you can taste a variety of teas and take a test to see your tea personality. I gave all of the samples a Brownie sample, and ended up giving them to Fred who downed them. lol


We kept walking around and that's when I think I found where I wanted to spend the rest of my days and nights...at their ice cream sampling station. They had no limit to how much you ate. NO. LIMIT! I chose their Double Dunker. It was delicious!



It was getting close to our time for our LAB so we went to the stations where you create your virtual containers, create a flavor, and have fun with what you'd think it would be like when you're in the factory. My ice cream was called Mimi's Marvelous Moo. Kinda catchy, eh?


We got in line with a group of other people waiting to enter the LAB. This was where the magic happened. We started off with a pint of vanilla ice cream. As we went about our ice cream creations, an employee of THE taught us more about their whole process from the farm to the factory to the stores. It was fun making our creations while we learned more!


The great part was, she encouraged us to eat our ice cream as we folded, not stirred, our ice cream. I was all in. I took this part very seriously! We started by putting our flavoring in. I chose the ONE flavor where the more you put in the better. Everyone else was limited to their number of drops. My flavor...coffee! Mmmmmm

After we folded in our flavoring, we headed to the inclusion wall where we were able to add about 3 ingredients. Don't tell, but I picked 4. Well, two of the inclusions I chose were just "bits". I started off with toffee bits, then moved on to the espresso puffs. I definitely wanted cookie chunks, and finished with micro chocolate chips.


Then we went back to folding and folding. We all realized that our ice cream was starting to melt even though we were folding, not stirring. To top things off we could add one variegate. Mine was fudge! Right?! The assistants walked around and picked up all of our ice creams so they could sit in a deep freeze for a few minutes.


Once they were frozen again, we took our ice cream and headed back out to the experience. We had such a fun time! We want to go back again with all of the kids. It would be great if we could bring Mum and Pap with us, Fred's parents. Mum loves her ice cream.

What flavor ice cream would you create?

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Zonderkidz Activity & Coloring Books Reviews & Giveaway

You might have noticed that I've really enjoy sharing about the Berenstain Bears Activity books! I think they're such a great book for kids to learn from. When I was offered to review The Berenstain Bears Easter Fun Activity Book as well as The Beginner's Bible Coloring Book and Activity Book, I couldn't resist!


I remember when my kids were little around preschool age. I searched high and low for good resources for them to learn about their faith as well as educationally! Sadly, there wasn't much available unless you were a full fledged homeschooler, which I wasn't.

I've loved the combination of activities for the holidays as well as a general view of the holiday in the Berenstain Bear books. You get the traditional fun of thinking about spring and family traditions along with being reminded of why we celebrate Easter, Jesus' resurrection.


The Berenstain Bears Easter Fun Sticker & Activity Book is absolutely delightful! As always they have fun activities like mazes, matching, coloring, and using stickers are all together in one book. I also love the size of the book. It's long and great for little hands.



All of my kids spent time reading through The Beginner's Bible when they were really young. We loved reading the stories and looking at the pictures. It was such a great introduction to Scripture. My heart went pitter patter when I saw the new Coloring Book and Activity Book. Where have they been all my kids lives? We have them now so that's all that matters, right?


These books are exactly how I want my kids to learn. The coloring book gives 60 bible stories & characters to color and learn about! What a fun way to reinforce Bible stories. The stories really move wonderfully from the children's Bible to the coloring book.



The activity book is full of fun features. You can learn, you can be creative, and you can do both at the same time! Wouldn't these be wonderful to take to church for your kids to have something to keep their attention during the service? You could make a busy bag with them in it!

If you want to get a jump start on teaching your children academically at home, these books are such a great way to go. I really hope they have a whole line of these for parents to choose from!




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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Spring Showers Giveaway Hop Sign Ups

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Beauty And The Beast In Theaters & Activity Sheets

This past week I was able take my guys to see a preview of Beauty And The Beast. We saw it in 3D, which I'm not a big fan of, but was able to enjoy it for the most part. There were a couple moments when the 3D had me jumping! Thankful for the partnership I had that we were able to get tickets to preview this before it came out at the end of the week.

When the movie opened I was literally taken back in time to when the animated version came out. It was a bit emotional for me. My girls really enjoyed this movie, and I just remember watching it through their eyes. The songs were absolutely delightful, and I was so happy they stayed true to them. Don't you always worry that a remade movie will detour too far from the original that you and your children adored?


That's certainly not the case here. It was animation brought to life! It was so magical to see Lumiere and Cogsworth, Chip and Mrs. Potts, Plumette and Garderobe even as CGI. You really felt they were the same as the original, just "real." I didn't feel like Belle was nearly as feminine or wide eyed with wonder. My husband said that he saw an interview with Emma Watson where she mentioned she was intending to make Belle stronger. Not sure how I feel about that, but I still enjoyed her character.

As for the Beast, how Disney created him was pretty spectacular. I honestly thought I could reach out and feel his horns. There were moments when I thought his design was distorted, but that could've been because of the 3D. Of course you can't forget Gaston and Lefou, one who's a complete oaf and the other who's kind of a dingy wingman.


I wish I had watched the original before this release because there was a lot I had forgotten and it would've been nice to have that comparison fresh in my mind. I know there's a lot of talk about Lefou and his sexuality. Aside from a moment at the end and 1 other quick scene, I think it has been overplayed by the media to make it a "thing." I can't remember how the character is depicted in the animated movie, but I'm planning to watch it again this week to see if Lefou's character portrays a gay man back then or if he was just the goofy sidekick. My boys are teenagers so I didn't have to discuss this part of the movie with them. I actually think that if you have small children they won't actually realize that Lefou is gay.

Many of the scenes were mesmerizing! Of course "Be Our Guest" went above and beyond what a fan of the movie could hope for. I actually had to plug my ears at one point because the music was so loud. lol By the end of the song, I thought I was back at Disney World watching the fireworks finale. HA!


They added in a couple of extra songs, making them unique to the new movie. Because I couldn't remember all of the original, so much of Beauty And The Beast felt new to me. Of course, they weren't going to make it 100% the same, but it followed along so well, I enjoyed this version just as much as the first one.


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Friday, March 17, 2017

Precious Moments Fill My Heart With Cheer Care Bear Giveaway

When you think of ways to cheer up someone you know, how do you go about it? Maybe bring them a card, a bouquet of flowers, or some candy? While meaningful, they won't be a reminder of the care you have for the person who needs cheering. Well, when Precious Moments asked me to share about their Fill My Heart With Cheer figurine, I couldn't resist! I don't think there are many times in our lives where we don't have someone we know needing some cheering up!


I know that as soon as I pulled this figurine out of the box, it put a smile on my face. If it did for me, it would for anyone. I mean, it's so adorable! There are actually a couple unique pieces to this figurine. The rainbow is sparkly. I kept trying to capture it, but alas couldn't do it the justice it deserves. The other part is that the Care Bear is actually fuzzy! Isn't that fantastic?


So, while I did take it out of the box so I could show you how wonderful it is, I'll be gifting it to a friend of mine. I love that the purpose of this Precious Moments is to cheer someone up! Everyone goes through ups and downs, and to receive a thoughtful gift like this would be a reminder of how much they're loved.


Now for me, if I were to keep it because I need cheering sometimes, too, I'd add it to my entryway table. Then I could share the cheer with everyone who came into my home. What a gift to be able fill hearts with cheer with every visit.


This porcelain figuring stands at 5.25" high. It's made from a bisque porcelain and hand painted. It's so sweet that the little girl's headband matches the rainbow on Cheer Bear's belly. On the back paws of Cheer bear are the darker paw pads along with hearts on the front paws.


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Sticking With The Gym


A couple weeks ago, I had a harebrained idea to invite my youngest son with me to Zumba. When I was leaving my class, they were talking about how the weekend coming up was a free weekend. You could invite people to come. Well, they always have 3 day passes, but I jumped on a few of them. I wasn't sure if my Doodle would come, but since he does Just Dance with me, why not this...aside from all the other people.


When I asked him, he was totally for it! Go figure! We went on a Monday, and he totally rocked it!

I have to say, he hardly broke a sweat. The cool part though, there were about 4-5 other guys there, too. A couple of them pretty young, but not "my son" young. Amanda is below in the shirt that says I 💜 Zumba, and my kiddo is in the bright green shirt.


When we do our Zumba class, Amanda will bring up someone just for fun to "help" her through one of the dances. I'm one of those people I hope she never calls on. I should probably mention that to her, that way we won't have that super awkward moment. Her coming up to me, all pumped and excited with her face saying to me, "C'mon Mimi, c'mon up with me! Look at my smile and be wooed into helping with this dance!" To which my response would be with my face, "Amanda who? I don't see anyone in front of me? Is there someone smiling at me? Inches from my face because I definitely can NOT see her!" When she realizes with her face, "Oh my gosh, she's one of them, one of those people who can dance to random 80s songs in a grocery store aisle, but won't help me lead my class. Our relationship has just totally changed. I know I can't count on her!" And so it goes!

Meanwhile, she called all of the guys up to the front of my class. My kid, shrugs his shoulders, smiles at me and heads up to the front of the class! That's. My. Kid! It was so awesome to see him up there! He wasn't able to do all of the moves like Amanda, of course, but he gave it his all with a smile on his face and a great attitude! These kinds of things helps me know I've done something right as a mom!


The next week I had a friend from our small group from last year come with me! Turned out she came to a super full class. It's kind of funny. Some days the class is really big and we're all almost touching finger tips. Other times, we have space to dance around with no fear of tripping our neighbor.

Thankfully she loves Zumba so having her go with me and it be a full class wasn't an issue. We ran to the Whole Foods which is right next door first. I wanted to see if they had some blood oranges because the ones I'd gotten at Safeway turned out to be an insanely expensive Sumo orange...$1.99 for ONE! They had the wrong sign in front of them and since I'd never seen a blood orange before, I had no idea.


As always, the class was awesome. Afterwards, Z wanted to talk to Amanda to thank her for how fun it was! I've asked my oldest daughter to go with me on Monday when she comes into town! I hope she brings her workout clothes! I just want everyone to enjoy Zumba as much as I do. lol

What is your favorite exercise to do?

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Elusive Miss Ellison Review & Kindle Package Giveaway

The Elusive Miss Ellison
by Carolyn Miller
Publisher: Kregel Publication
ISBN: 978-0825444500

I really enjoy being part of book reviewing groups! It's nice to be introduced to new authors. I received my book from Litfuse to review for my readers!

Summary:

Handsome appearance counts for naught unless matched by good character and actions.

That's the firm opinion of not-so-meek minister's daughter Lavinia Ellison. So even though all the other villagers of St. Hampton Heath are swooning over the newly returned seventh Earl of Hawkesbury, she is not impressed. If a man won't take his responsibilities seriously and help those who are supposed to be able to depend on him, he deserves no respect from her. In Lavinia's pretty, gray eyes, Nicholas Stamford is just as arrogant and reckless as his brother--who stole the most important person in Livvie's world.

Nicholas is weighed down by his own guilt and responsibility, by the pain his careless brother caused, and by the legacy of war he's just left. This quick visit home to St. Hampton Heath will be just long enough to ease a small part of that burden. Asking him to bother with the lives of the villagers when there's already a bailiff on the job is simply too much to expect.

That is, until the hoydenish, intelligent, and very opinionated Miss Ellison challenges him to see past his pain and pride. With her angelic voice in his head, he may even be beginning to care. But his isn't the only heart that needs to change.

These two lonely hearts may each have something the other needs. But with society's opposition, ancestral obligations, and a shocking family secret, there may be too many obstacles in their way.

The Elusive Miss Ellison Carolyn Miller

My Review:

Now, I have to preface this by saying, read my whole review, not just the beginning.

When I first started reading The Elusive Miss Ellison, I wasn't very impressed. I cringe saying that knowing that a novel is an author's baby. I just felt like it was forced, contrived. Gah, really, I hate saying that, but I have to be truthful. It seemed like the author was trying to hard to make it sound old British instead of it feeling natural. I decided by the end of chapter 1 that I would give the author a chance and read into chapter 2, and maybe on to chapter 3.

I was actually glad I kept reading! Much of what felt like forced writing seemed to fade away. I was able to start enjoying the story and the characters. I still had a bump here and there with how things were written, but it was rare. I liked Lavinia and her desire to take care of the poor, and loved how she didn't give a hoot about Nicholas's title.

It took a little bit, but I came to like Nicholas. There was a turning point about halfway through the story that solidified his character for me. From that point on, I was looking forward to him and Lavinia finally figuring out that they belonged together.

By the end of the book, I was surprised that I had ended up liking it so much. What started off with me being concerned about continuing the story found me looking forward to reaching the end, but in a good way, knowing I'd enjoyed the overall story.

I would give her other books a read to get to know the author and her writing better.

Regency romance fans have another must-read novel to add to their lists: Carolyn Miller's The Elusive Miss Ellison. Enjoy the spirited exchanges between the bluestocking minister's daughter and the bruised war hero as they move past pride and presumption to a humbled appreciation of God's grace and the true strength of love. These two lonely hearts may each have something the other needs. But with society's opposition, ancestral obligations, and a shocking family secret, there may be too many obstacles in their way.

Settle in for a cozy night of reading with a cuppa and a Kindle from Carolyn!


One grand prize winner will receive:

Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on March 22. The winner will be announced March 23 on the Litfuse blog.

About the Author:

Carolyn Miller lives in New South Wales, Australia, with her husband and four children. A longtime lover of Regency romance, Carolyn'’s novels have won a number of RWA and ACFW contests. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Australasian Christian Writers.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

A Note Yet Unsung By Tamera Alexander

A Note Yet Unsung
by Tamera Alexander
Publisher: Bethany House
ISBN: 978-0764206245

I. Love. Tamera. Alexander. Love her. L-O-V-E H-E-R!

Ok, so you may think I'm a little overboard, but if you haven't read any of Tamera's novels, you're missing out. Bethany House sent me book 3 of the Belmont Mansion Novel series to review and it was amazing! I can't wait to share about this book with you!

Summary:

A master violinist trained in Vienna, Rebekah Carrington manages to wheedle her way into an audition with the maestro at the newly formed Nashville Philharmonic. But women are "far too fragile and frail" for the rigors of an orchestra, and Rebekah's hopes are swiftly dashed because the conductor--determined to leave his mark on the world of classical music--bows to public opinion. To make matters worse, Adelicia Acklen Cheatham, mistress of Belmont Mansion and Rebekah's new employer, agrees with him.

Nationally acclaimed conductor Nathaniel Tate Whitcomb is Nashville's new orchestra leader. And despite a reluctant muse--and a strange buzzing and recurring pain in his head--he must finish composing his symphony before the grand opening of the city's new opera hall. But far more pressing, he must finish it for the one who first inspired his love of music--his father, who is dying. As Tate's ailment worsens, he believes Rebekah can help him finish his symphony. But how do you win back a woman's trust when you've robbed her of her dream?

As music moves us to tears yet makes our hearts soar, A Note Yet Unsung captures the splendor of classical music at a time when women's hard-won strides in cultural issues changed not only world history--but the hearts of men.

My Review:

***SPOILER*** When I first started reading A Note Yet Unsung, I was surprised by the storyline that it began with. It was one I wasn't prepared for, and it gave me a bit of a jolt, which is why I'm sharing it with you. I want to give a bit of a "warning" that if you've ever dealt with molestation you should be prepared. Now, the beginning of the story is where the strongest emotions of this theme are for me. It then becomes a "lesser" part of the story, although it remains there.

 Now we get to dig into the rest of the story, which I loved. I'll admit, I lose myself in stories sometimes, but this time was more than most other times. I think Tamera Alexander's writing brought to life the characters and the setting of the story in a way that lent to me being the fly on the wall in every scene.

We meet Rebekah Carrington as she's coming home after the death of her grandma. She's returning from Vienna, where she's been sheltered away from her step father. Knowing she can't live at home with that man there, she goes in search of a job immediately. She of course ends up working at the mansion, but it's certainly not her dream job. To achieve that, so much more needs to happen.

When we meet Tate Whitcomb, he's easy to like, but has moments where you just want to tell him to shut it. I think most conductors have reputations for having tempers, and he definitely shows that side of himself. There's a side that Rebekah gets to know that doesn't always have that temper rearing it's ugly head, but there's more to him than meets the eye.

Watching these characters develop was like having a front row seat in the orchestra. I crescendoed with them on their highs and decrescendoed with them to their lows. There are twists and turns as well as comedic moments. It is a fabulous story and I would recommend it to anyone!

About the Author:

Tamera Alexander is a USA Today bestselling author and one of today's most popular writers in the historical fiction genre. She and her husband live in Nashville, Tennessee, not far from the Southern mansions that serve as the backdrop for six of her award-winning novels.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Chick-fil-A Breakfast Gift Card Giveaway

Not sure if I've mentioned it before, but I'm not a morning person, which means I'm never out an about to grab breakfast at Chick-fil-A. Bonus to you my friend is that you get a chance to win three promotional cards to enjoy a variety of items from their breakfast menu. Lucky duck!


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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Mary Poppins Returns - First Look

I didn't realize this, but Disney is making a sequel to Mary Poppins. And can you guess when it's set to release? Only on my oldest daughter's favorite day of the year...CHRISTMAS 2018!! So, we've got a while to wait, but exciting nevertheless! Check out the first look of Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins:


Directed and produced by Rob Marshall, MARY POPPINS RETURNS also stars Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer and Julie Walters with Colin Firth and Meryl Streep.

The film, which introduces three new Banks children, played by Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and newcomer Joel Dawson, also features Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury. The film is set in 1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is drawn from the wealth of material in PL Travers’ additional seven books. In the story, Michael (Whishaw) and Jane (Mortimer) are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Walters), living on Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael suffers a personal loss, the enigmatic nanny Mary Poppins (Blunt) re-enters the lives of the Banks family, and, along with the optimistic street lamplighter Jack (Miranda), uses her unique magical skills to help the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Mary Poppins also introduces the children to a new assortment of colorful and whimsical characters, including her eccentric cousin, Topsy (Streep). The film is produced by Marshall, John DeLuca and Marc Platt. The screenplay is by David Magee based on The Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers with Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman writing all new songs and Shaiman composing an original score.

MARY POPPINS RETURNS will be released in U.S. theaters on December 25, 2018!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Nature's Bakery Fig Bars & Giveaway


Can you believe that Spring is right around the corner? I know that we are all getting excited for the weather to start warming up! But we don't want to forget the month we're in. Anderson's Angels, This Mamas Life, The More The Merrier and Woven by Words, are very excited to bring you the Lucky Clover Giveaway Event! We've teamed up with over 20 other wonderful bloggers, to bring you another great giveaway event! Each blog has gathered a prize package worth $25 or more so be sure to visit each blog and enter!

And before I get too far into my post, let me just say I reached out to Nature's Bakery asking if they'd work with me and they agreed! I couldn't figure out where to insert this naturally to let you know I was working with them, and to share my story of beginning to work with them. So, there we go. Got that out of the way!

In January I headed to North Carolina for a week with our new company. It was a couple of days before I realized they had snacks sitting out for everyone. I wish I had taken a photo of the spread of food they had. It's hard to explain how thoughtful and considerate they were. It wasn't until the last day that I finally ventured over to see what they actually had to offer. I'd only been drinking the bottled water.


I looked through everything and a package caught my eye. Let me explain a quirk I have. I'm not a fan of buying a package of something unless I've tried it or it appeals to me so much with the packaging, I'm willing to give it a try. When I see something new and it even slightly appeals to me AND I don't have to pay for it, badabing, I'm on it.

I picked up the raspberry snack of Nature's Bakery Fig Bars. First, I've loved fig bars since I was a little girl. Not sure what it was about them, but loved them! I am extremely particular about certain things, and fig bars is one of them. If it doesn't taste like a fig bar, I won't take a second bite. Not kidding. And of course, if it has a "flavor" I'm bound to give it the stink eye.


Well, well, well let me just say, I was in fig bar heaven when I bit into my snack! It had the fig taste and feel, but with one of my favorite flavors, raspberry. I liked it so much, I took a picture of the packaging so I could start searching for them when I got back home. Admittedly, I kept the wrapper so I wouldn't forget as well. hahahahaha

I finally found a couple of boxes after some online searching. It wasn't easy because the first couple individual packages I found in a checkout line at a local grocery store. I finally found a couple of boxes at a different grocery store, and they were with the granola & breakfast bars. When I shared my new obsession on Instagram & Facebook, I had a lot of feedback that so many people loved these! I was like, where the heck have I been living, under a rock?!

I reached out to Nature's Bakery because I knew I probably would have a hard time finding more than a couple of flavors, and I honestly liked their bars so much, I knew it would be a perfect fit, especially with my working out. I want to have better snacks during my day and after my workouts.

They mentioned sending me a several flavors, but I never expected EIGHT!!! Oh my gosh, fig bar heaven! Cue the angels & harps.


I've been snacking on them over the past couple of weeks, and have sampled each of the varieties they sent. Turns out my fig bar loving daughter also snacked on them when I wasn't looking while she was here visiting. I should've hidden them. lol Of course, she went straight for the raspberry ones, too. Like mother like daughter!

Two bars come in each package. I usually eat one piece, and if I'm still hungry a little while later, go back for the second one. One piece is typically enough for the moment.

A little bit about these bars:

  • Non-GMO Project Verified
  • Stone Ground Whole Wheat
  • No Artificial Flavors or Colors
  • Soy Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Cholesterol Free
  • No High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • 0 Trans Fat
Nature's Bakery does have Gluten Free options as well. I don't have an issue with gluten, but I definitely want to try the pomegranate flavor! There's also a Brownie variety. I can get overwhelmed with chocolate so I bypassed the Brownie...BUT, there's a Mint flavor, and I may have to find those to try them out!


I was surprised at which ones became my favorites. Raspberry and strawberry are a given, but I loved the peach apricot. I was surprised I really liked that one. There's just a fresh, light taste about it that I was happy to discover. If you like blueberry, you'll definitely dig the blueberry fig bar. I'm going to send them to baseball practice with my son once he gets started next week.

What I like most about the flavors of all of the fig bars is that it's just a hint of flavor. You can still tell that it's a fig bar. The fig isn't lost in the flavors. Now, my only issue with these is that sometimes, like this afternoon, I'll eat the whole package even when I'm not hungry for both. lol I eat the first one, and even though I'm full, I still eat the second one. Then I end up overfull.


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