CocoFeed: January 2015 Pop Sugar Must Have Subscription Box

I decided to try out PopSugar’s Must Have box and I was pleasantly surprised! I absolutely love the glass cup and First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream. Those two items made this box worth it for me.

Cost: $39.95/month.
Coupon: Use coupon code “REFER5” to save $5 off your first PopSugar Must Have Box.

Included in this month’s box:

I’ve already started using the cup and cream. My boyfriend loves the granola.

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CocoFeed: Frozen Olaf “Do You Want to Build a Snowman” Marshmallow Snacks

Stopped by the Wrapping Party at our apartment complex last night for some homemade hot chocolate and they had these marshmallows. Cute idea!!

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CocoFeed: ClubW has AWESOME coupons!

I found an awesome ClubW coupon on RetailMeNot, and was able to get a steal of THREE wine bottles for only $20, including shipping and tax. This would usually cost about $50. Holy crap, right?

Since I pretty much only drink Moscato type wines, I decided to branch out and try something new. I chose:

Reckless Optimism – a red
Little Sur – a chardonnay
So This Happened… – a white

Great deal if you ask me… Cheers!

Skinnygirl Daily On-The-Go Bars

Founded by New York Times bestselling author Bethenny Frankel and health and wellness guru Matt Hesse, Skinnygirl Daily is a nutrition line that helps women look and feel their best. The bars are the perfect indulgent treat for individuals looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Included in my Influenster SweetHeart Voxbox was a full size of Skinnygirl Daily On-The-Go Bar!

I was lucky enough to get to try out the Coco-nut with peanut butter flavor! And wow! It was DELICIOUS! I am not a huge fan of super sweet things, so I was pleasantly surprised that it had just the right amount of sweetness. It was also crunchy AND soft. I really like how balanced this bar is.

Skinnygirl Daily On-The-Go Bars come in four flavors (I can’t wait to try them all!)

  • Banana Oatmeal Dark Chocolate
  • Coco-Nut with Peanut Butter
  • Dark Chocolate Multi-Grain Pretzel
  • Greek Yogurt Blueberry Crisp

I personally like to have a stash of nutrition bars that I can throw in my bag when I know I wont get a chance to eat, so having many options in my pantry is important. Overall, I really liked the Coco-Nut bar. The are two negatives I can see: availability (they can only be purchased online?) and price (they are on the expensive side). They do have a few incentives on their website, such as free shipping for orders over $29, and reoccurring special offers. But ignoring those issues, in my opinion the bar was very good. I actually ate half one night and the other half a few days later just to savor it.

Skinnygirl Daily On-The-Go Bars: Coco-nut

As I said in my initial impression, I did not have a positive opinion of the brand based on the media, but now I think I may reconsider and give Skinnygirl a chance! I definitely want to try a Skinnygirl cocktail!

Check out the Product Page for the Skinnygirl Daily On-The-Go Bars at Influenster for more information and reviews, plus a 25% off code for your next purchase at Skinnygirl Daily!

Skinnygirl Daily products can be purchased via their website. Suggested retail price: $12.99 for a 5-pack.

Courtney’s Rating: B

Disclaimer: I received these products to test for free through the Influenster VoxBox program.

Truvía® natural sweetener

Truvía® natural sweetener is the first natural, great-tasting, zero-calorie sweetener born from the leaves of the stevia plant. Truvia is refreshingly uncomplicated. Sprinkle it on your grapefruit. Spoon it in your coffee. It won’t end up on your conscience or your thighs.

Included in my Influenster Love Voxbox were samples of the natural sweetener Truvia. Check out Truvia’s website for more information on natural sweetener!

Truvia natural sweetener is made from Truvia stevia leaf extract, the best tasting part of the stevia leaf, erythritol and natural flavors. Learn more about Truvia from their FAQ page. When learning about Truvia, the main question on my mind is, is it healthy? Well, I don’t know and I can’t answer that question. But there is plenty of information on the internet asking the same question. Two that stood out to me were Mark’s Daily Apple and Food Renegade‘s article and is definitely an interesting unbiased opinion.

Truvia natural sweetener

Evil kitty Bella was curious what I was doing!

For my taste test of Truvia sweetener, I made my favorite Iced Coffee. But instead of sugar, I used 5 packets of Truvia, which is still less real sugar than I usually use. I definitely think Truvia is sweeter than real sugar and my taste buds would be correct because Truvia says that one packet (3.5g) is equal to the same sweetness as two teaspoons (9.5g) of real sugar. For someone who doesn’t like VERY sweet drinks. It didn’t taste bad, but I probably should have only used 2 or 3 packets. Very sweet!

Overall, I think Truvia is a great sugar substitute for those who don’t want to consume real sugar, but I am a little too hesitant. I really only use sugar to sweeten my once a week or less Iced Coffee, so it’s not something I need in my lifestyle. However, I do think it is a lot healthier than other sweetener’s on the market, and would probably recommend to those who do use sweeteners.

Courtney’s Rating: B+

Disclaimer: I received these products to test for free through the Influenster VoxBox program.