Grace's Niche

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Go Max Candy Review

We set out to create extraordinarily delicious candy bars. We craved candy bars that were chocolatey, nougaty, caramely, peanutty, almondy, coconutty crazy indulgences! We wanted a variety of bars that popped with all the luscious flavor of the traditional treats. What we didn't want in our candy bars was dairy, eggs, hydrogenated oils, trans fats, artificial ingredients, or cholesterol. We had a hunch your sweet tooth might be feeling the same way, and so we went to work on the concept. Happily, our efforts paid off and now even your inner angel (you know, the one who reminds you it's gotta be vegan, or you're dairy intolerant, or you need to kick those hydrogenated oils to the curb, etc.) can enjoy real candy bars again.
Combine great taste, good sense, sweeten with compassion, and what have you got? A Go Max Go candy bar! Our journey, over a year in the making, has finally brought to life the best tasting natural candy bars ever! We are pleased to offer to you the finest vegan versions of the candy bars you grew up with. Make room for the NEW classics.
Go Max Go Foods. Your taste buds will never know the difference.
I recently had the pleasure to review 6 candy bars from
  • Cleo's-Peanut Butter Cup
  • Snap!-Crisp rice with a chocolate coating
  • Buccaneer-Nougat
  • Twilight-Caramel
  • Mahalo-Coconut & Almonds
  • Jokerz-Peanuts, caramel & Nougat
All their candy is Gluten and Dairy free. They taste amazing. You get the same great candy taste without the dairy and gluten. These candies do not taste any different then the regular candy bars. After trying these out I went to Fresh Market and bought more. I bought a few extras for work and they loved them. Go to their website to find a location near you. You will not be disappointed.

Potty Cover Review

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I recently had the pleasure of reviewing potty covers. These are great for on the go public areas. These stay on the toilet without slipping off and provides a waterproof barrier to protect your childs clothes. These are individually wrapped and are folded up nicely to fit in a purse or pocket. 6 potty covers come in a pack. Thank you Potty Covers for this wonderful opportunity. Please visit their website at:

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Navitas Naturals Review

The “Navitas” in our name is the Latin word for energy.And like our name implies, our mission is to provide premium organic functional foods that increase energy and enhance health. Part of this effort is to continually search for the world’s most beneficial natural foods. Navitas Naturals is a certified organic, green business headquartered in Marin County, California.We specialize in organic functional foods, and strive to lead the industry in this expanding market. Health conscious consumers choose our nutrient-rich products because they are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Our premium quality “superfoods” are always free of additives and trans fats; the absence of these elements speaking to the purity and effectiveness of the products.Our company is committed to socially and environmentally responsible business practices. We source our premium functional foods through direct partnerships with farming communities around the world. An essential part of our mission is to create economic opportunities among indigenous people in developing countries, and our support of native agriculture helps expand development of global organic farming practices.

I had the pleasure to review these power snacks. The flavors I received were: Blueberry Hemp and Cacao Goji. I brought these to work for everyone to try and to let me know how they liked them. These are bite size. Everyone told me they felt a burst of energy and revived. Each had 2 pieces (1 of each flavor). they are high in fiber so you do not want to eat too many at once. Everyone at work did enjoy them. Go visit their website. there are many flavors to chose from.

DaVinci Syrup Review

I had the awesome pleasure to review 5 full size syrups from DaVinci. The flavors included: Hazelnut, Zero calorie Cherry, Kahlua, Vanilla, and Zero calorie Chocolate. I used the Vanilla to make my favorite coffee drink. The next one i try is the Kaluhua. It is sugar free and it already has a hint of coffee flavor to it. With the winter months approaching and the holidays, these syrups are definately going to be put to good use with baking. Thank you so much DaVinci for this wonderful opportunity. You can shop their website. They have many more flavors to chose from as well as recipes. I will be ordering several holiday flavored syrups. I highly recommend them, and the best part is they have all the flavors you can possibly want and an affordable rate. Please go check them out.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Licorice Review

I had the opportunity to review licorice from licorice international. I received Black and Strawberry. I ate the strawberry and it was delicious. I gave my mother the black. She loves any and all black licorice. They came in 8oz bags. They are thick yet soft to chew. I highly recommend these. You can call them to order them or visit their website.


Friday, October 5, 2012

GlassDharma Straw Review

Since March of 2007 GlassDharma has been producing glass drinking straws. The GlassDharma mission is to create world-wide awareness about single use plastics and how damaging plastic straws are to our environment. Glass Straws provide an alternative that eliminates the need for straws made from plastic.
When I received these to review I was skepticle at first because I thought they would be too delicate and would break easily. I followed a coconut/pina colada recipe from their blog and put the glass straws to use. I am truly a fan of these now. Never judge a book by its cover. I use my glass straws everyday. They are made with such awesome quality and are resiliant to bumps and dings without breaking. They also are excellent for the environment. No plastic, all glass. I will not go back to plastic straws.

  • Glass straws don’t leach toxins into your food as you drink.
  • Each time you use your glass straw equals one less plastic straw ending up in your landfill.
  • One glass straw replaces thousands of plastic straws. (How many times will you use a straw the    rest of your life?)
  • Using your glass drinking straw adds a feeling of beauty to your day.
  • Made of borosilicate tubing and is the strongest glass commercially available.
    Means that we have spared no expense in bringing you the strongest, most durable drinking straw possible.

    I recommend you go to their website and check them out. Their links are below.

    Triscuit review

    Got this full size box Triscuits in the mail. I love Trisuits. They are good with milk, coffee, or even to add cheese, fruit, cream cheese, or whatever your favorite topping is. These are whole grain. I ate some of these with cheese and apple slices. Yum Yum Yum. Thanks Triscuit.

    Monday, October 1, 2012

    Inbru Coffee Flavor Giveaway

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    Inbru Coffee Review

    I had the pleasure to review two coffee samples from Inbru. The flavors are: Mountain Hazelnut and Danish Pastry. What you do is add a pinch of these flavorings to your coffee and brew. Inbru contains no sugar, fat or calories. So you get a great taste without the extra baggage. They have a wide variety of flavors to choose from. Each flavoring comes with a scoop, so all you do is add your ground coffee to your filter, add a scoop of Inbru flavoring, then brew. It makes your coffee even more delicious.

    Eucerin Lotion

    I received this Eucerin lotion to try out. It has an SPF 15 sunscreen protector in it. It's fragrance free and dermatologist recommended. I work outside so this is a great lotion to use. It protects you from UV exposure. It goes on a bit thick and penetrates into your skin. I like that, cause thin runny lotions do not imbed into my skin to well. I love this lotion. Thanks Eucerin.

    Sunday, September 23, 2012

    Pretzel Crisps® Review

    I had the awesome privelage to review seven different flavors of Pretzel Crisps® . I recieved Everything deli style, Original, chipitle, Jalapeno Jack, Garlic Parmesan, Sesame, and Buffalo Wing. I also received a reusable bag. I always use reusable bags. It is very sturdy too. I love it. I also received 3 coupons. 1 for a FREE bag and 2 coupons for $1.00 off. My family and i enjoyed all the flavors. What makes these pretzels amazing is that they are thin, therefore you don't get a dry mouth like the thicker pretzels. Please visit their website at:  You will be able to find a local store near you to buy them, health facts, and recipes. These Pretzel Crisps® exceeded my expectations. I am absolutely in love with these and will be heading to my local grocery store today to buy more.

    Premier Organics Review

    I had the pleasure to review some samples from Premier Organics. These are great to add to smoothies, cooking, baking, or whatever you would like to add them too. The flavors I received are Cacao Bliss, Cashew Butter, Pecan Butter, and Coconut Butter. I used the Cacao Bliss which is a chocolate coconut butter to my chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies. My cookies turned out fluffy and had that extra pop to them. The cookies weren't too chocolatey and they tasted extra delicious. I also tried the coconut butter to make a coconut cake. I used white cake and added the coconut butter to the cake as well as to the homemade frosting. Wow it was delicious and my family loved it too. This coming week I will try out the other two flavors. You can visit their website at: to see all the yummy flavors they carry. Their products are 100% organic. I love that part. Please go visit their website. You will not be disappointed. 

    Friday, September 14, 2012

    Immaculate Baking Company Review

    Today i received 2 coupons to review products for Immaculate Baking Co. I am excited to try their products. You can find a store near you by checking their wesite at:

    They have lots of goodies to try and haven't decided on the 2 items I am going to try out. I will be going this weekend to see what looks yummy. Thanks Immaculate baking for this great opportunity.

    Asher's Chocolate covered pretzel Assortment

    I had the pleasure of reviewing a box of chocolate covered pretzels in milk, dark, and white chocolate from Asher's chocolates. These were amazing. As you can see the first to go was the white chocolate. You can find them at These are big size pretzels. I am pleasantly surprised at how good the chocolate is. Im not that much of a dark chocolate eater, but even the dark chocolate pretzels were delicious. Thank you Asher's for this wonderful box of deliciousness.

    1Sale A Day Heart pendant

    I received this awesome heart pendant and chain from 1Sale A Day. Shipping was free and so was the pendant. Thanks 1 Sale A Day. You can find them at Keep checking their site often. They have great prices and often have free items with free shipping included.

    Granite Gold Review

    I received 3 awesome products to review from Granite Gold. The first item is Granite Gold Disinfecting wipes. This disinfects without damaging sealed stone surface. It's also good for granite, marble, travertine, limestone, and glazed ceramic. It has a nice smell to it. Leaves the surface clean, disinfected and germ free. I love these wipes.

    Next, I received the Granite Gold daily cleaner. It's a streak free formula,. It has a fresh citrus scent. Safe and recommended for everyday use. Biodegradable. Quickly removes all types of spills and soils.

    Lastly I received the Granite Gold Polish. It enhanses shine and luster on dull countertops. Reinforces sealer. Helps natural stone resist hard water marks and fingerprints. Streak free formula that leaves no residue. Biodegradable and safe for food preparation surfaces.

    All these amazing products can be found at :

    Visit their Twitter at: @GraniteGold

    Saturday, September 8, 2012

    Rocky Mountain Popcorn Review

    I received this wonderful box from Rocky Mountain Popcorn. The box came with 12 bags (1.5 oz. each). The flavors that i received are: Jalapeno with white cheddar cheese- 2 bags, Caramel, Southwest Cheddar (zesty with a splash of lime), Naked (natural, lightly salted)-2 bags, Butter- 2 bags, Cinnamon Sugar - 2 bags, Kettle (sweet & salty), White Cheddar. These are very light yet filling. Does not leave too much salt taste in your mouth. So far we have tried the Caramel and Jalapeno. I'm not much of a spicy food eater, but this did not leave my mouth burning. Very flavorful and tasty. The caramel was real delicious. Thanks Rocky Mountain Popcorn.

    Rocky Mountain Popcorn Company started over 20 years ago in the eastern foothills of the great Rocky Mountains near Denver, CO. Long known, and much admired, as a great local product, the company grew by reputation until 2007, when it exploded onto the national scene, bringing the bold taste of the Rockies to a nation hungry for wholesome snacks.

    Friday, September 7, 2012

    Swiffer Wet Jet

    I received 2 samples of Swiffer Wet Jet pad refills. These are great for wood floors, marble, ceramic and vinyl floors. These have the same power effect as Mr. Clean's magic eraser. Although my hardwood floors did not have scuff marks, it did leave them clean and shiny with no damage to the wood floors. Thanks Swiffer.

    P&G swimming pin

    Thanks Proctor&Gamble. P&G sent me the London 2012 swimming pin. They are a worldwide partner.

    Schick Hydro Razor

    Today I received the Schick Hydro Razor Silk to try out. I must say I really like it. It did not leave my skin feeling dry. It has 5 curving sensing blades. I also like the fact it did not break my skin out. Many other brands leave my skin dry and irritated.

    Newman’s Own Organics Review

    Newmans Own Organics
    I had the pleasure to review many products from Newman’s Own Organics. When Nell Newman and business partner Peter Meehanstarted Newman’s Own Organics: The Second Generation in 1993, they were sure there was a market for organic snack foods, but they couldn’t have anticipated just how fast the demand for their products would grow. What started with pretzels and grew to include other snack foods has now expanded to many other organic items: coffee, tea, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, organic dried fruit, and pet food. The partners anticipate adding a number of new items each year in all these areas.
    Nell approached her father in 1992 about the possibility of an organic division. He offered to cover one year’s expenses for Nell and Peter to determine the feasibility of an organic product line under the Newman name. The one stipulation was that, once established, they would return the seed money, so that it could be added to his charity money. They not only managed to do this within a short period of time, but also became an independent company in early 2001. This had been the goal from the beginning. They are committed to following the philanthropic role of Paul Newman and bringing out products that he would be proud to have his name associated with.
    Pretzels (Salted pretzel sticks, rods, and honey wheat minis)

    Licorice (Sour Cherry, Sour Mango, Sour Apple, Pomegranate, Strawberry, Black Licorice, and Sour Strawberry)

    Mints (Wintergreen, Cinnamon, Peppermints, and Ginger) Each pack of mints have 4 rolls to the pack.
    Fig Newman's Cookies
    Hermits soft raisin and molassses cookies

    Cookies (Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, Cinnamon Graham, Ginger Snap, and Double Chocolate Chip)

    Newman's O's creme filled chocolate cookies
    Hint-O-Mint Cookies
    Ginger 'N Creme Cookies
    Apricots, Berry Blend

    Candy Bars (Mocha Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Super Dark Chocolate, Espresso Dark Chocolate, Orange Dark Chocolate, and Milk Chocolate)

    Candy Cups (Dark Chocolate Caramel, Peppermint, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter, Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter, Milk Chocolate Caramel)

    The beautiful part about all this is that all the products are organic. Newman's Own Organics really outdid themselves.

    Wednesday, September 5, 2012

    Kiss Nail Review

    Influenster came through again. I received this 2 piece nail manicure set. I received the imPress nails in Glisten Up. Just stick and go. They are great for in a hurry situations, or just because you want your nails to look beautiful. I also got a box of nail dresses. These are great for nails and toes. You just peal, apply and file into shape. Easy as 1,2,3. Lasts up to 10 days.

    Evologie sample review

    I received this 2 piece serum/cream sample to try by Evologie. It is a blemish control effective for teens and adults. The serum is to target the blemish and the cream is to keep your skin clear from blemish. I work outdoors all the time at my job and in my work environment a lot of dirt and debre is flying around. For the last week since using this my face has stayed clean and clear from any blemishes. I highly recommend using this product. You can view their website at:

    Monday, September 3, 2012

    Dropps Laundry Detergent

    I was lucky enough to receive 3 packs of Dropps Laundry Detergent to try out. Each pack comes with 2 toss and go pacs. The 3 packs i got were for Baby, Fresh Scent, and Scent & dye free. These are tough on dirt but easy on the clothes. These packs save on water, plastic and the planet. They are good for all color clothes types and can be used in all washers. I tried the scent and dye free pack yesterday. They left my clothes soft and clean. My clothes smelled fresh but didnt have a perfumy smell like many scented detergents. I was really impressed with these. Thanks Dropps. You can visit their website at:

    Sunday, September 2, 2012

    Frigo Cheese Head Lunch Cooler

    I received this awesome Frigo Cheese Head lunch cooler. With it came a $1.00 off a pack of Frigo cheese. The funny thing is I was in need of a lunch cooler for work. This came in such perfect timing. It is insulated on the inside. I will be using it for work today. Thank you Frigo Cheese Heads. You can visit them at:

    Thursday, August 30, 2012

    Mom Voxbox

    I had the pleasure of reviewing a Voxbox through Influenster. The box came with an array of goodies. First was a pack of Quaker soft baked oatmeal cookie. Notice i said cookie. These are so delicious but the pack comes with only one cookie in it. I thought well maybe it was just for review purposes, so I went and bought a box from the store. Low and behold it really does only come with one cookie. Wish there were two cookies in the pack. Next was a Stash Superfruits tea sampler box. There were 18 tea bags that came in 6 flavors (Acai Berry, Blueberry, Yumberry, Goji Berry, Mangosteen, and Pomegranate). Blueberry and Pomegranate were y favorites, but all the flavors were delicious. The kicker though is you can drink these tea cold over ice or hot. Also in the box came a sample pack of Dentek flossers and a sample pack of Dentek flossers for kids. These are really great for on the go purposes. They have a pick on the end as well, but these aren't great for those hard to reach places. Also received a bar of Ivory soap. I love how this bar of soap made my skin feel. It soft and lathers. I also received a pack of ImPress nails. These are great for last minute manicure imperfections, but mine only lasted 2 days. I also received a pack of Honey Crystals by Nektar. This is great to add sweetness to my tea. I also received a few coupons to try these products again. For all the latest and greatest awesome products go Its free to sign up. Thanks Influenster for my wonderful box.

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

    Green Mountain Coffee Sampler

    I received this really awesome product sample in the mail. It is a four pack K-Cup sampler set by Green Mountain Coffee. Two were Hazelnut, one Nantucket Blend, and one French Vanilla. Here's the kicker after you brew the coffee you serve it over ice for an iced coffee drink. I'm so excited to try this because I love iced coffee drinks. Also with it came a $1.00 coupon. With the hot weather in full swing, this is a sure way to cool down and boost your energy.

    Saturday, July 28, 2012

    imPRESS Press On Manicure

    I was fortunate enough to be able to do a product test for the imPress press on nails through influenster. The color I got to test was Glisten Up. Theres no drying time, and it has superior shine. It is also easy to remove without damaging your nails. Its great because when you have limited time to manicure, you can just pop these one and your done. Your nails will look beautiful. There is an array of colors to chose from. Real affordable and it lasts up to a week. A much better alternative to high end acrylic manicures. The link is below. Go check the website out and give them a try. They are sold at most drug stores.

    Quaker Soft Baked Oatmeal Cookies

    I was chosen to test the oatmeal cookie from influenster as a product tester. The cookie tasted great  and was soft and chewy.I would liked it better if it had 2 cookies in the package and not just one. It is made from whole grain oats. They are individually packaged and they provide a good source of fiber and contains 6 grams of total fat per serving. The oatmeal raisin cookie is the one that i was testing. It is a great snack to add to your luch or just to have when you need a quick healthy hunger fix.

    Friday, July 27, 2012

    The Many Uses of Ivory

    I recived a bar of ivory soap from the mom voxbox from influenster. I use it when I shower. I like the way it makes my skin feel and  smell. It feels great, it leaves my skin soft and smells great. I purchase Ivory soap all the time. It has a great lather to it also. Ivory soap is also great for washing clothes. It is also affordable. Ivory has been around many years and will continue to be around for many more years.