Before I get to my final Living Light post, it’s high time I catch up on some reviews! For months now, I’ve been behind on sharing with you some of the great products I’ve had the opportunity to try. I’ve decided to make this a monthly column of sorts, so I hope you enjoy it and get to learn about some new yummies on the market. Bonus: most of this month’s selections are raw!
I was SO stoked when Two Moms In The Raw sent me a pack of products to try. I’d seen their raw, vegan, organic, gluten-free snacks at Whole Foods before, but hadn’t tried them yet. I received three types of granola to try – gojiberry, blueberry, and cranberry – as well as a bag of tomato basil sea crackers.
Their granola comes in huge bar-sized chunks, and each one was so dense and chewy that not only did it take me awhile to eat, but it kept me full a really long time, which is great. I love the assortment of nuts, seeds, and fruit in each one, and the fact that they use no refined sugars, of course! The sea crackers were tasty too; crunchy and flavorful. Thanks, Two Moms In The Raw!
I received a jar of unrefined, certified organic, cold-pressed, virgin Sri Lankan coconut oil from Kelapo.
I’m a big fan of extremely-coconutty coconut oils, and Kelapo does not disappoint. I love it when product quality and great taste align. I couldn’t decide whether I wanted to start by slathering this on my skin like lotion, or sampling it with a spoon—so I did both. 😉
Brad’s Raw Chips sent me a very generous package of products to try.
There were several varieties of kale chips, including Naked (plain vegan cheese), Nasty Hot (jalapeño & vegan cheese) and my favorite, Vampire Killer (garlic & vegan cheese). These were just as good as homemade kale chips—and, admittedly, even more convenient!
I also got to try two varieties of flax chips—Indian and Red Bell Pepper. Though I crunched on most of them as-is, I also made soy yogurt-Vegenaise-herb dip to dunk them in. Thanks again, Brad!
You already know I’m a huge fan of any and all nuts (har har, yes, I heard it too), so these cashews from Yumnuts Naturals got me really excited.
I snacked on the Chili-Lime variety while at Living Light…
…and Matt and I shared the Toasted Coconut cashews on the road trip we took last weekend (more on that soon!).
Lastly, I recently received a very cute package from Lipton Iced Teas. I used to drink bottled iced tea all the time when I was younger, before I fell in love with hot teas (especially oolong!). It’s been awhile since I’ve had chilled, pre-brewed tea out of a bottle, but with summer coming on strong already (it’s over 90 degrees here!), I welcomed this box of refreshments.
Lipton sent me a selection of flavors from their new 100% Natural line: Green Tea with Citrus, Iced Tea with Lemon, Green Tea with Passionfruit Mango, Iced Tea with Pomegranate Blueberry, Diet Green Tea with Citrus, and Diet Green Tea with Watermelon.
I’m not one to drink my calories, so I’ll be sharing the regular flavors with friends, but I am all over these preservative-free diet flavors, which are naturally sweetened with stevia. I’ve got two more trips to take in the next two weeks, including another road trip, so these will make great travel sips while on the go. Thanks, Lipton!
I wrote this review while participating in a blog campaign by Gen-Yknot on behalf of Lipton and received Lipton product samples and a subscription to Pandora One to facilitate my candid review. Gen-Yknot also sent me a promotional item to thank me for my time.
Which of these products looks/sounds yummiest to you?
Have you tried any great new food products lately?