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Oldies but Goodies: NERDS, SweeTARTS, & Black Forest Gummy Bears

You may have noticed a resurgence and welcoming of old school and classic products. We’re not talking just fashion, what was old is new again in many categories. We’d all love an escape to our childhoods when life was simpler, happier; and nothing says happy childhood like your favorite candies. We grew up enjoying classic candies like NERDS, SweeTARTS, and Black Forest Gummy Bears, and are still loving these delicious sweet treats today.

 NERDS, SweeTARTS and Black Forest Gummy Bears

Ferrara Candy Company, the parent company of some of everyone’s favorite candies – NERDS, SweeTARTS and Black Forest Gummy Bears, welcomes several NEW products that recently hit store shelves. NERDS were a staple growing up. The creature shaped mini candies originally came in two flavors per box and were enjoyed by all ages from kindergarten to high school. This year expect to enjoy NERDS in three forms – Big Chewy, Sour Big Chewy, and the original tiny, tangy and crunchy form but in a rainbow of colors.


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Fans of the original SweeTARTS (and those who love the combination of sweet and sour), will love the SweeTARTS Berries & Cherries, and SweeTARTS Ropes Bites. The fond memories of biting into the sweet and tangy goodness of SweeTARTS continues on with these two new varieties.

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Black Forest Gummy Bears

Last but most certainly not least, gummy bears; and these are no ordinary gummy bears. These are award-winning gummy bears. Say yum to Black Forest Classic and Organic Gummy Bears, made with real fruit juice! Many of the gummy bears’ colors are derived from plant-based ingredients and the Classic Gummy Bears is the winner of the 2019 Product of the Year Award in the sugar confections category, based on a survey of 40,000 people. With its fruity flavor and soft, juicy texture, it’s easy to see why it’s an award-winning snack.

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Why not bring a bit of your childhood into your present life with NERDS, SweeTARTS, and Black Forest Gummy Bears. We promise you’ll enjoy them as much as you did when you were a child. What are your thoughts on the latest candy launches from Ferrara Candy Company? Do these classic candies get your sweet tooth going?

Have Gluten Sensitivity? Try NEW Gluten-Free Brownie Brittle

We’re taking a short break from NYFW to bring you some delicious snacks. There are some things you come across that are so good, they leave you speechless. For us, that’s the two newest additions to the Brownie Brittle product range, the Gluten-Free Brownie Brittle bites. After tasting these delicious snacks, we almost couldn’t express in words how delicious they are. Bite after bite of their deliciousness had us ooohing and aaahing and before we knew it, the bag was empty. These smooth, creamy, chocolate-covered morsels are truly heaven, and they’re perfect for those chocolate lovers with gluten sensitivity.

If you’re a chocolate chip lover like we are, the Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Brownie Brittle will have you floating. We enjoyed these bite-size treats mixed in with our favorite yogurt for an unforgettable experience. You’ve probably enjoyed the amazing original and organic range of Brownie Brittle, you’ll be happy to know the new gluten-free versions are still packed with the delicious flavors you know and love.

The other gluten-free flavor has also completely captured our souls and taste buds. If you’re looking for a sweet snack with a hint of sea salt, you’ll love the Gluten-Free Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Brownie Brittle. When the craving hits, the combination has to be just right, and this flavor combination is beyond satisfying.

With such great flavors, it’s difficult to choose just one of Sheila G’s tasty snacks, both flavors are divine and what’s even more amazing is that they can be mixed with just about anything, that’s why we make sure to purchase multiple bags for those nights spent at home with a great book.

Once in a while, you come across something so good that you shouldn’t keep it to yourself. You must share it so that others can also enjoy a bit of heaven. Trust me when we say treat yourself to some of Sheila G’s Gluten-Free Brownie Brittle today, you’ll enjoy them whether you’re gluten-free or not.

Who’s Ready-To-Eat? Cucina and Amore Quinoa Meals

We’d love to say we prepare lovely meals and meal prep for the week but there is not nearly enough time in the day. Instead, we satisfy our foodie appetites with dinner out with friends when our budget allows, and savory, ready-to-eat quick meals like the Cucina and Amore Quinoa Meals. They are perfect for those of us who have no time to cook, or are just looking for a quick, healthy meal or snack.

These gluten-free, preservative free, and non-GMO meals are not only jam packed with nutrients, they are conveniently packaged for on-the-go ease. The Cucina and Amore Quinoa Meals are available in four delicious flavors, Artichoke & Roasted Piquillo Peppers, Mango & Jalapeno Peppers, Basil Pesto, and Spicy Jalapeno and Roasted Peppers, that are vegan (the Basil Pesto is vegetarian).

The Basil Pesto Quinoa Meal will wake up your taste buds with a delicious blend of basil and pine nuts; the Mango & Jalapeno Quinoa Meal is the perfect balance of sweetness and hint of fire; and if you really love spicy food, the Spicy Jalapeno, and Roasted Peppers Quinoa Meal will blow your taste buds away. Whether you’re vegan (vegetarian) or a carnivore, you’ll love these prepackaged quinoa meals (they make great side dishes by the way). And if you are vegan, the Cucina and Amore Quinoa Meals are excellent sources of amino acids, various B vitamins, and protein. The ready-to-eat quinoa meals come in microwavable BPA-free containers, need no refrigeration, can be enjoyed hot or cold and comes with a mini spoon.

The next ancient grain to get excited for is Farro, an excellent source of vegan protein, fiber, antioxidants, and nutrients like magnesium and iron. Launching this fall from Cucina & Amore is their range of Farro with Quinoa Quick Meals in three mouth-watering flavors, Grilled Vegetables & Herbs, Roasted Pepper & artichoke, and Artichoke, Lemon & Roasted Garlic. These healthy, innovative products will help keep you feeling fuller longer, making it easier to manage your weight, as well as help to improve protection against diseases.

What are your thoughts on these healthy Italian dishes? Will you be trying these Cucina and Amore Quinoa Meals?

Breakfast is Ready: NestFresh Eggs and Godshall’s Quality Meats

The most important meal of the day doesn’t have to be a quick bite on the go. It can be a delicious and hearty breakfast featuring the best ingredients like free-range, non-GMO eggs and artisan meats. When it comes to these simple and healthy ingredients, look no further than NestFresh Eggs and Godshall’s Quality Meats. We had the pleasure of being introduced to these wonderful and hearty products a few weeks ago. Using these great NestFresh Eggs and Godshall’s Quality Meats, we’ve satisfied both our healthy meal guidelines and our almost insatiable foodie appetites.

NestFresh Eggs

NestFresh believes in the humane treatment of egg laying hens, which is why they only offer cage free eggs, organic eggs and pasture raised eggs. The NestFresh hen is 100% cage free and enjoys a more natural way of life. Trust us when we say, the treatment of NestFresh hen is reflected in the absolutely delicious taste of these eggs. Not only did they have a richer flavor, they just tasted fresher too. We found our NestFresh Eggs at the Fairway Market on 26th Street in NYC, but you can also find them at Whole Foods, ShopRite, Kings, etc.

Godshall’s Quality Meats

What goes better with eggs than bacon, and Godshall’s Quality Meats is just what you need. Known for their premium, real wood smoked meat specialties, like their Turkey, Chicken and Beef Bacon, Godshall’s has been satisfying households since 1945. To keep up with our healthier routine, indulged in Godshall’s Quality Meats’ newly launched products: Artisan Butcher Turkey Breast, Uncured Turkey Bacon Crumblz, and Fully Cooked Uncured Turkey Bacon. All Godshall’s products were all natural and flavorful. The Fully Cooked Uncured Turkey Bacon boasts the same real meat, real wood Smoked Turkey Bacon taste, with No Nitrates or Nitrites! The Uncured Turkey Bacon Crumblz was a revelation on salads, pizzas, in our soups, and of course, it was perfect with the NestFresh Eggs.

Talk about flavorful! The combination of NestFresh Eggs and Godshall’s Quality Meats blew our taste buds away. Although the above was a simple dish, every bite was a delight and met all our expectations of a healthy, hearty meal. We highly recommend you give these two brands a try and make sure they gain a spotlight during your breakfast. Godshall’s Quality Meats are available at Sam’s Club and Acme Supermarket.

Chobani Welcomes New Greek Yogurt Flavors

Sometimes we’re the type to stick to a particular flavor if it’s a favorite, but we’re also front and center when exciting new flavors are launched. Here is one of those times. We love Chobani Greek Yogurt, and have indulged in several flavors that have become absolute favorites. We’re sure many of you can say the same. Well, get ready to rejoice in some new deliciousness because Chobani welcomes new Greek yogurt flavors with the launch of new flavors from Chobani Oats, Flips, and Limited Batch Greek Yogurts.

Chobani Flips

Chobani Greek Yogurt Flips

Chobani introduces six new flavors in their Chobani Flip category, a unique combination of creamy Chobani Greek yogurt and wonderful toppings inspired by the chef’s creations at the Chobani SoHo café in New York. Such toppings  include pistachios, chocolate chunks, almonds, and toasted coconut flakes,  which make for an irresistibly crunchy snack.  Are you ready to yield to these new flavors?

  • Peanut Butter Dream – Vanilla Low-Fat Yogurt with Honey Roasted Peanuts, Peanut Butter Clusters, and Milk Chocolate
  • Coffee Break Bliss – Coffee Low-Fat Yogurt with Crunchy Biscotti Pieces and Chocolate Chunks
  • Strawberry Summer Crisp – Strawberry Low-Fat Yogurt with Graham Crackers and White Chocolate
  • Pumpkin Harvest Crisp – Pumpkin Low-Fat Yogurt with Pie Crust Pieces, Glazed Pumpkin Seeds and Pecans
  • Chocolate Haze Craze – Chocolate & Hazelnut Flavored Low-Fat Yogurt with Hazelnuts and Chocolate Chips
  • Salted Caramel Crunch – Caramel Low-Fat Yogurt with Salted Pretzels, Chocolate, and Praline Pecans

Chobani Oats


Do you eat a yogurt for breakfast? With Chobani Oats, you can start your day with a powerful breakfast of yogurt, fruit, and gluten-free whole grains. Chobani adds to new flavors, Peach, and Raisin Brown Sugar to their existing, six hearty breakfast treats. So even if you have no time to sit down for a hearty breakfast, the combination of steel-cut oats, authentic Greek yogurt, quinoa, buckwheat, amaranth,  chia, and fruit, is all you’ll need to start your day off right.

Chobani Simply 100

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For those of you who love Greek yogurt but are counting calories, you’ll love Chobani Simply 100 Blended Non-Fat Greek Yogurt in this new tropical flavor. With 12g protein, 5g fiber, and 75% less sugar than regular yogurt thanks to its perfect blend of natural sweeteners: stevia, monk fruit and evaporated cane juice, you won’t be able to get enough of these spoonfuls of delicious Mango Passion Fruit. You won’t believe it’s only 100 calories.

Limited Batch Chobani

CHOBANI Limited Batch

Sometimes seasonal flavor launches give you the opportunity to delight in some unique fruits, and that’s exactly what you get with the Limited Batch Chobani Greek Yogurts. These unconventional yogurt flavors are a delicious escape from the standard and Chobani’s new Limited Batch Plum, and returning Limited Batch Watermelon, both of which are available in stores now, will excite your taste buds. While the Plum is subtle in flavor with a slight sweetness and real slices of plum, the watermelon captivates with the refreshing flavor of the popular summer fruit.

Some of these flavors, especially the Limited Batch ones won’t be available for long, so stock up before they’re all gone. For a list of retailers that carry Chobani, click on their store locator.

GIVEAWAY: Tastykake Launches Mini Cupcakes

Fans of Tastykake, get ready for some rejoicing. If you’ve ever felt guilty about devouring an entire box of their tasty cupcakes, the brand’s recent launches will certainly help you get rid of that guilt. Thanks to their new minis collection, which includes mini versions of two of Tastykake’s classics, we all can satisfy our sweet tooth without having to endure the high caloric count. The smaller portioned treats, available in a family pack, boasts eight packs of three mini cakes at under 200 calories….that’s 24 mini cakes for you to enjoy. In celebration of this new launch, we are giving (2) two lucky readers the chance to win $25.00 worth of Tastykake Mini cupcakes each. The delicious Tastykake Mini Cupcake varieties include:

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  • Mini Peanut Butter Swirly Cupcakes – chocolate cupcakes filled with peanut butter creme and topped with peanut butter icing made with Reese’s Brand Peanut Butter.
  • Mini Swirly Cupcakes – chocolate cupcakes made with Hershey’s Cocoa topped with chocolate icing and white creme filling.
  • Mini Koffee Kake Cupcakes – crumb-covered, creme-filled coffee cake cupcakes.

Thanks to Tastykake, you can enjoy these mini treats whenever you want to indulge in a little sweet break. Each Tastykake box is designed with a perforated tear tab that creates an opening for you to grab a snack whenever you need one, and allows you to see just how many mini cupcakes are left inside, so you know when to restock. The Tastykake Mini Cupcakes are available now for $3.99 everywhere Tastykake is sold.

“We’re thrilled to provide mini versions of classic and new Tastykake treats for fans to enjoy and expand our flavor offerings,” said Brent Bradshaw, Flowers Foods’ vice president of cake marketing. “These new treats are great for sharing and conveniently packaged for both on-the-go and at-home snacking.”

As previously mentioned, two lucky readers will win $25.00 worth of Tastykake Mini Cupcakes each, what more can you ask for when you feel the need for a sweet snack. To enter, complete all the Rafflecopter entries below.  For more info about Tastykake, visit or

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Some Moments Call for Pillsbury’s Sweet Moments

Here’s another post by Grambling University English Major, Sharlene Cassius, on the absolutely sinfully delicious Pillsbury Sweet Moments Bite-sized Brownies which come in two new tasty flavors. She is a bit more subtle in her love for these decadent snacks – I’m absolutely addicted to them. I currently have half a bag taped and shoved in the back of my fridge so I won’t eat the entire thing all at once (It’s a losing battle but I am so enjoying the war). Anyway, here’s her take:

Listen up people! I have a confession to make. I’m a chocolate lover. I’m the girl who smiles and hums when I have a good chocolate cookie. It’s almost sensual. The chocolate cookie and I have a moment when I’m enjoying it. Seriously. I am not kidding. So recently, I discovered the perfect little dessert that not only caters to chocolate lovers but also to sweet-toothed cheesecake and caramel lovers. It’s Pillsbury’s Sweet Moments Bite-Sized Brownies NEWEST additions to their sweet indulgence – Raspberry Brownie Cheesecake and Caramel Brownie Cheesecake

These delicious escapes launched last year and originally came in three amazing flavors including Cocoa Fudge, Fudge Chip and Cocoa Caramel Bliss but these two new flavors are a cheesecake lovers dream. At the moment my favorite is the Caramel Brownie Cheesecake, a bite-size layered cube of rich chocolate brownie, caramel and cheesecake with chocolate coating! And if you are health conscious, don’t worry because there are only 180 calories per serving. I have four words for you –  Oh my gosh!! Deliciousness

The package does not lie. It is decadent and delicious! So go on, grab a packet next time you visit the refrigerated food section. Each pack of Pillsbury’s Sweet Moments Bite-Sized Brownies contains 12 bite-size pieces and is available nationwide in select grocery stores for approximately $3.19. Not bad, huh? Well, here’s an added bonus, Pillsbury offers a coupon to try this incredible product – download the Pillsbury Sweet Moments Coupon now, you definitely won’t regret it!



When it comes to healthy eating, I’m not what you’d call a consistent person but there are healthy things I love like SOYJOY, so of course SOYJOY has naturally been on My Life on and off the Guest List – last year to be exact when my favorite flavor, Banana, was introduced. You can read about it by clicking on SOYJOY – Healthy Tasty Snacking. Quick Tip – Warm a Banana SOYJOY in the microwave – its like warm Banana Bread.

This time around, SOYJOY has gone more tropical with the newest flavor addition to their healthy snacking family – Pineapple SOYJOY

This tropical addition, which launched last month, is deliciously moist and fruity, gluten-free, made with real pineapple and ground whole soybeans. It has 140 calories, 3 grams of fiber, 4 grams of protein, gluten-free carbohydrates, non-GMO soybeans and 35% daily vitamin C. Its perfect for anytime snacking, great for long-lasting, sustained energy and especially when that mid afternoon sweet snack urge kicks in. Like the Banana SOYJOY, it also it extra delicious when eaten warm – think warm Pineapple Upsidedown Cake. Pineapple SOYJOY retails for $1.29 each and can be purchased at or in the nutrition bar aisle of your grocery, health and natural food stores.

To give you a head start on the delicious healthy fun, four winners will each win SIX (6) bars of Pineapple SOYJOY.

To enter this giveaway:

Leave a comment on this post stating what bad snack habit would your Pineapple SOYJOY replace

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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Must be legal U.S. and Canada resident, 18 yrs or older to enter. Sweepstakes to commence on June 27th, 2011 at 2:00:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and end on July 6th, 2011 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET. My Life on and off the Guest List will determine (4) four winners by random drawing from all eligible entries. Four Winners will receive (6) bars of Pineapple SOYJOY each. Limit one prize per household. Odds of winning are dependent on the total number of eligible entries. Approx estimated retail value of prize $8.00 each. Winners will be notified by email. Offer valid while supplies last. Giveaway sponsored by My Life on and off the Guest List; Prize provided by SOYJOY.