So Much To Do, So Little Time

I keep apologizing for being behind on reviewing products I receive. It’s time to make some decisions about how I handle things going forward. In the meantime, I am getting toward empty shelves. Here are some of my latest favorite products. 

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It’s always time for ice cream…  

I love ice cream any time of year and I had a lot of fun making some with Hijinx. No ice cream machine is needed. Just use a blender to put your favorite ingredients together for your preferred flavor. The only requirement is milk and the best part of Hijinx is that you can use any milk you want.

I put together low-fat milk (the mix does have a high 11-gram fat content), peanut butter cups, and a swirl of peanut butter and it was delicious. I just put it in a container in the freezer for four hours. It’s a great activity to do with the kids and useful to those who can’t eat ice cream with cow’s milk.

You can purchase Hijinx on their website.

And more ice cream...

Great Scoops: Recipes from the Neighborhood Ice Cream Shop,
by Marlene Haley, Amelia Ryan, and Ann Desbrisay, is the ultimate ice cream making book. Start from scratch and end up with the frozen treats you want, whether it’s vanilla, or flavors such as corn and lavender.

You’ll find 80 different recipes in Great Scoops, including gluten-free and vegan ones. You can buy the book at Amazon.

Cashews, chocolate & gravy?…

While in college in Flint, Michigan, Adit Agrawal struggled with his weight and finding healthy foods. A trip back to his native India encouraged him to work with his father and start Alco Foods.

The company makes Masala spices and Indian gravy mixes, but what I received were their Alco Eats Sweet Cashews. I’ve always been a fan of cashews and these healthy nuts are even better when covered with chocolate espresso, cinnamon sugar, or white chocolate. Despite the term “sweet,” I didn’t find them too sugary at all. In fact, the Chocolate Espresso Cashews only have 4.5 grams of natural sugar.

Alco Eats Cashews are available on their website.

Another spiked coffee…

Spiked coffees have been all the rage in the last year. From K-cups to ground, I’ve received quite a few. Now, there’s Café Agave Cold Brew cans.

These are 12.5% alcohol so I don’t suggest them with breakfast, but the blends of dark arabica coffee are tasty flavors: Salted Caramel, Vanilla Cinammon, Café Mocha, and Espresso Shot. The agave refers to the only sweetener used. As for the alcohol, it’s kosher wine.

Café Agave
is sold wherever you purchase liquor.

Mix the Mary’s…

Mary’s Mixers start with the Bloody Mary mixes, but don’t end there. The Pineapple Jalapeño is a perfect accompaniment to tequila. The original Bloody Mary Mix is tasty and the Spicy Bloody Mary should be taken seriously. Both are done with a pickle brine produced in house.

I did have one caution with 
Mary’s Mixers. The flavors on the bottle didn’t necessarily represent what is inside. I was looking forward to the Dark Cherry Pomegranate until I read that it’s loaded with tangerine, lime, and key lime juice (I’m allergic to citrus).

Mary’s Mixers
are available for sale on Amazon.


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