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9 Apr 2013, Comments (9)

Cackalacky Review & Giveaway!

Author: Healthnuttxo



So  I was recently featured on a friend of mine’s awesome website who also does reviews, Freezerburns. We all did a video review of the Cackalacky spice sauce, which you can see here.

Now you can finally put face to name! haha.

SO- on behalf of Cackalacky, they are offering a giveaway!
What will you win?
You can win the same prize pack featured in the video, or this stuff here.

How to enter? LEAVE a comment below! 1 comment for each entry!

1. What would you like to try Cackalacky spice sauce on? (side note: I tried it/cooked it with on ground turkey another day- sooooo good!)
2. Did you picture what I looked like to be what I actually looked like? 😉

GIVEAWAY ends April 13th 12 pm EST. U.S. Only.

*******giveaway now closed******* Congrats Ashley! Look out for an e-mail from me 🙂

24 Aug 2011, Comments (5)

Oogie’s Hatch Chili Con Queso Popcorn

Author: Healthnuttxo

First off, I’m already a pretty big fan of Oogie’s Gourmet Popcorn. I REALLY liked the Smoked Gouda popcorn, which if you haven’t checked out already, you can read about it here.

Another bag that Oogie’s sent me to try was the Hatch Chili Con Queso Popcorn. I didn’t know what to expect with this popcorn. Would it be spicy? Would it taste cheesy? Salty? The only sure way to find out….open the bag and eat some! ; )

As you can see, it had an orangey tint. It’s even brighter than that picture depicts.

The flavor was certainly different. At first, a very slight cheesy taste, that kind of reminded me of nacho cheese. Then it tastes a bit salty, and reminded me of white cheddar popcorn. Then, WHAM! This little bit of heat and spice creeps up and is left with the aftertaste, with a slight burn lingering in my mouth. It was pretty good, and was spicy enough to detect, but not overly spicy that made me go running to the fridge for some milk to calm the spicyness.There was also a bit of oniony flavor in this light and fluffy popcorn, that added a nice touch.

While I liked this gluten free popcorn and think its very tasty,  I dont think I could eat more than a serving at a time. But hey, maybe that’s a good thing..no eating the whole bag in one sitting! Another thing I noticed with this bag and the other Oogie’s popcorn I have had, is that the seasoning is very hit or miss. Some kernels have a lot (which, I LOVE!) and others are bland. But then again, I feel that way with some other brands of chips too. I guess it’s hard to evenly coat everything!!

Overall, 3 1/2 stars. Pretty good, but I kind of wish it was a bit more cheesy tasting, for the “Queso” aspect. I also found myself coughing quite a bit from the spice/heat of the popcorn. But then again…I’m a wimp when it comes to spicy foods =P  My favorite is still the Smoked Gouda!

SPICY FOODS- yay or nay? I would take super mild peach salsa over hot salsa any day =)

I received this to try for free for the company, but my opinion remains unaffected.
9 Jan 2011, Comments (0)

Meals to Live White Chicken Burrito

Author: Healthnuttxo

Following my last Meals to Live review, last night I tried the White Chicken Burrito. It sounded delicious, and good for me too! It had 15 grams of fiber, 17 grams of protein, and only 5 grams of fat (and only 480 mg of sodium, which I don’t think is that bad!)

I opened the box, cooked it for about 5 minutes in the microwave, and took off the plastic. I saw a rather large brownish square with some green color on it as well from the green sauce. I then transferred it to a plate, and noticed that the “green sauce” as stated on the front of the box was more like a green paste or gel. It certainly didn’t have a lot of fluidity, and was just kind of like a spicy green jelly.

Anyway, I opened up the burrito to show you what it looks like. Here’s what I saw…

*apologies for the blurriness! I'm a horrible picture-taker 🙂 *

As you can see, it took up the majority of my plate, and was rather large. The inside had quinoa, black beans, corn and more. I decided to try the tortilla first.It was actually pretty good- chewy, slightly crispy on the edges, and quite yummy. The green sauce didn’t really add much to it, aside from a little bit of spiciness.

Next, I tried the inside of the burrito. It was rather dry, and kind of pasty. There were also pieces of chicken on the inside which were chewy, but good, and not overly salty tasting. There wasn’t a lot of unique flavor going on because it was SO SPICY! Honestly, I couldn’t really distinguish flavors of anything because it was so overly spicy. Perhaps if you like the heat in foods, you would like this, but so not for me. All I could taste was the spice!

Overall, it wasn’t exactly my favorite dish, but perhaps I would have liked it more if it wasn’t so SPICY!  And, it did have pretty impressive nutritional stats, leaving this dish at 2 1/2 stars.

1 package (255 grams) is 5 grams of fat, 58 grams of carbohydrates, 15 grams of fiber, 8 grams of sugar, and 17 grams of protein.

If you could make the perfect burrito, what foods would  you put in it?

I was provided this meal to try for free from Meals to Live.

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