MyOatmeal Review!

I shared on my instagram that I teamed up with MyOatmeal to do a review of their products! I was able to make my OWN flavor combinations, too — HOW COOL, right?

IMG_3521

Here’s the package as SOON as I opened it! OOOOOH, someone’s good at TETRIS! ūüėČ So what did I get? WELL!

IMG_3525

Just Monkey-in’ AroundHoney + peanut butter + banana chips
–I opened it and was confused by the smell. There was something weird and strong.¬† I closed my eyes and could smell the bananas in there. Something smelled…different. I couldn’t put my finger on it. I’m guessing it’s the honey flavoring and peanut butter flavoring. The flavor was a match made in heaven. I swear. I could taste both of the flavors equally, and the banana chips added a gorgeous touch! The first time I had this one, I baked it. The banana chips didn’t soften completely and still had a little bite to them. Such a nice surprise!
DOUBLE the Gainsdouble fudge brownie + banana bread
–I could smell the chocolate in there, but what really had my eyes wide poem was the PURE, fresh out of the oven banana bread smell. It was like a dream. I just mixed in stevia drops and liquid egg whites so that I could taste the pure flavor (with sweetener because I didn’t get it sweetened. I prefer to add my own). I could taste the banana bread PURE and STRONG, which I loved. But, sadly, the double fudge brownie kind of got lost somewhere.
She Want That CakeCakeCakewhite cake + vanilla frosting
–it smells like PURE cake. Right when I tore open the bag. As if I has just baked a white cake and was about to take a bite. It literally tastes like that white cake that you had on your birthday as a child (I hope you did, otherwise this is awkward). I had a nostalgic moment as I took that first bite.
Sweet Sticky Bunzsweet icing + cinnamon roll + pecans
–opened and got a large whack in huge face whiff of cinnamon roll. I’m talking Cinnabun whiff. Like…those ones that I used to get when I was little. With the pecans. Cause I could smell those babies in there too! The smell literally had me salivating, and I could picture. That ooey-gooey pecan cinnamon roll with that icing just dripping down the side of it–UGH! Okay okay okay. Onto the flavor. I had it just mixed with liquid stevia drops (because I got it unflavored) and egg whites. I’m telling you. The pecans brought it allll together. The flavor was spot on with a Cinnabun — well, a little less powerful. But I’m telling you- the flavor was THERE. And mixed with oats? Ok. GET THIS ONE.
I’m Hunting Booties PB Leanwhite chocolate + carrot cake
–when I smelled the freshly opened bag, I immediately said (out loud), “ooh. OOOOOOH.” Not kidding. I couldn’t stop smelling it. I even stopped typing this to repeat that. I could smell the strong white chocolate AND the carrot cake. Holy moly, I’m in for a treat. It tasted like I had melted a white chocolate bar on top of some carrot cake, although I wish the carrot cake flavor was a bit stronger. With crushed peanuts in the cake. All in all, it was a nice pairing!

SO. Now, I’m sure you’re wondering how to get YOUR hands on some of this stuff, right? Head on over to www.MyOatmeal.com, and start making creations! You get to mix and match different flavors, add-ins, spices, sweeteners, whatever your little heart desires!! …granted that it’s an option, that is. Want to know something ELSE that is cool? If you use SarahRoats15¬†at the checkout, then you get 15% off your order!

Now get to it!!! Can’t wait to hear what you guys order! And thank you again, Anthony, for allowing me this incredible opportunity! It is much, much, much appreciated.

5150 Nut Butter Review

OOOOOOKAY, you all know (or should know) that I am an insanely crazy nut butter addict that should be admitted to NBAA (Nut Butter Addicts Anonymous). I have had the pleasure/blessing/no words of trying 5150 Nut Butter and becoming good friends with their owner, Jordan. He is amazing, and his nut butters go perfectly with him because they are also awesome. I recommend each and every one wholeheartedly. Which one do I love the most? I could not tell you! They are all so unique and perfect. I mean that.

IMG_2844

I took notes after eating each one. I kid you not. First, it’s important to let you all know that these are all chunky nut butters. They’re not chunky like “chunky peanut butter.” Gritty may be the right word? Maybe not- that sounds so negative. I mean that in the most positive way that I could possibly make it because they have chunks of actual nuts in them. YEAH. I’ll let that soak in……………Not enough time, but it’s time¬†for the breakdown.

Chocolate Chip Cookie- This one is sweet, chocolatey, and chunky. It’s nutty chocolatey, obviously because of the nut chunks. Really sweet. Really, really good.

Chocolate biscuit-¬†This one is more nutty. Nutty with a hint of chocolate. I could taste a buttery biscuit when I closed my eyes. I was so skeptical of the “biscuit” part of this one, but I honestly could taste that buttery biscuit.

Cookies & Cream-¬†It doesn’t taste like an Oreo, no, but it tastes like cookies…and cream…I can’t figure out a better way to put it. Just like the name says! Seriously. Like a buttery, chocolatey, nutty cookie dipped in warm milk. Chocolatey. Nutty. Milky. Goodness.

Gluten-Free Cookies & Cream- Okay, so I was surprised by this one because I kind of thought it tasted¬†more like “cookies & cream” than the regular gluten-filled cookies & cream flavor. Maybe? I now am second-guessing myself as I type this. But I remember tasting more chocolate in this one. And uh…who doesn’t love chocolate? Especially with cream ;). ¬†It had a stronger peanut and cookie taste. There’s something else, too. Maybe it’s a hint of coffee flavor? I’m not sure¬†what¬†it is. I just know that I do like this one a lot! I like them both. I like them all.

Health Nut-¬†Who doesn’t like nut butter? And a blend of peanuts and almonds? Yeah. The best of both worlds, seriously. This one has a strictly¬†nut¬†taste, obviously. The chunks are thicker. This one is super chunky, and it has a very natural, pure nut taste, as if you’re sitting there chewing nuts. It’s sooooo different than other peanut and almond butters I’ve had. I LOVE.

NOW GO OVER TO 5150 Nut Butter AND BUY BUY BUY. I seriously give Jordan’s nut butters 1000000000/10.

“Get Up and Go” Review

YAY for my first review on my blogaroo! “Get Up and Go”¬†was kind enough to send me four of their products to try out, and I want to share my thoughts on them!

IMG_2571

 

As you see here, I received the Caffeinated Chocolate Chip Cookie, the Caffeinated Fudgy Brownie, the Naturally Caffeinated Mocha Espresso Cookie, and the Caffeinated Mocha Joe Granola. These are not your average baked goods because each is equivalent to one cup of coffee. Cool, right? Now let’s dig in…

IMG_2570

First, I tried out the¬†Caffeinated Fudgy Brownie. Before trying it, I assumed it was going to be a “healthy-made brownie.” You know how those go- they’re delicious, but they’re not spot on¬†with the real deal. It’s just a fact. BUT (there’s always a but)!!!¬†This, my friends, was a gooey, soft, moist brownie. The¬†REAL DEAL. It melted in my mouth.
Macros (1/2 brownie/43g): 170 calories, 8.5g fat, 29g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 1g protein

IMG_2581

Next, I tried the Caffeinated Chocolate Chip Cookie. I remember texting my good friend Kelly saying how the taste and texture of this one was¬†exactly like my grandma’s chocolate chip cookies growing up. I SWEAR. Soft, moist, sweet, but it wasn’t¬†too soft. It still had that “tough cookie” feel, if ya know what I mean. The chocolate chips with large and in charge, and I greeted them with open arms…erm, mouth. My tummy was happy. I think I remember there being a¬†hint of espresso, but I mostly tasted regular chocolate chip cookie. I think that’s what the company was going for, and I’m sure as heck not complaining.
Macros (1/2 cookie/43g): 173 calories, 8.1g fat, 27g carbs, 0g fiber, 1g protein

IMG_2605

 

And theeeeen the other cookie, the Naturally Caffeinated Mocha Espresso Chip Cookie. This one has the same texture as the Chocolate Chip cookie, which I was happy about. The cookie¬†is a¬†chocolate cookie. I’m a chocolate¬†lover, so this was really, really nice. The chocolate chips were also large, like the other cookie. Chocolate on chocolate. If you’re a chocolate fan, you’ll like this! This one has a little more of a coffee hint to it than the other, and it pairs so nicely with the chocolatey-ness of this cookie.
Macros (1/2 cookie/43g): 190 calories, 9g fat, 30g carbs, 0g fiber, 2g protein

IMG_2840

And last but certainly not least, I tried the Caffeintad Mocha Joe Granola. It has that chocolate look to it, so hello- I was excited. The granola is¬†pretty much like any other granola I’ve had, texture-wise, to be honest. Not in a bad why at all. It’s crunchy, nutty, and granola…y. This is the most coffee-tasting product out of the four that I tried. It was extremely satisfying.¬†I had this on some Strawberry Cheesecake greek yogurt. Match made in heaven!

I sit here writing this review asking myself if these goodies gave me a “kick in the booty,” per se, because of the caffeine. I’m going to be honest and say:¬†I don’t know. I only ate half of the goodies¬†at a time and really only ate them for the taste and experience rather than the caffeine. I’ve heard from others that they felt a boost, so I can give you that much. I recommend all of these goodies wholeheartedly. I also heard a rumor that they’re working on new recipes for protein-packed goodies! Basically, I cannot wait! I also really have my eye on some other goodies on their site! Check them out at www.getupandgobaked.com!

finallogo-copy4