A few months ago, I was in CVS getting ready to check out, when I say UNREAL chocolates staring me in the face. I ended up buying a few of the UNREAL packages, because the packaging looked awesome and what can you say- I LOVE CHOCOLATE!!! Upon my first taste of UNREAL, it was if I went to heaven and came back. It was that good!
Fast forward a few months, when UNREAL contacted me to a review of their candies to let all my readers know about them. I was more than obliged and honored, because this is a product I absolutely LOVE! The best part of UNREAL is they want to make candy, that gets rid of all the junk, in other processed candies. They are the unjunked food company with the mission to unjunk the world.
Started by a 13-year-old, UNREAL is proving that candy can be made without chemicals, artificial colors, corn syrup, and excess sugar – and still taste great. They’ve remade the country’s favorite candies, but have reduced the sugar by 30-40%, and even added nutrition in the form of protein. Honestly, to me, it tastes just as great as some of the other chocolates on the market, but I am much more apt to eat UNREAL because it has no preservatives or harsh chemicals that are found in other products. This is important for me, for myself, as well as my family.
UNREAL candy is now made in five delicious flavors:
- Candy Coated Chocolate with Peanuts (42 grams)
- 200 calories, 16 grams of sugar, 11 grams of total fat, 5 gramssaturated fat, 20 grams of carbs, 3 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein per servingUNREAL® 41
- Candy Coated Chocolates (42 grams)
- 190 calories, 19 grams of sugar, 10 grams of total fat, 6 gramssaturated fat, 24 grams of carbs, 3 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein per servingUNREAL® 5
- Chocolate Caramel Nougat Bar (45 grams)
- 170 calories, 19 grams of sugar, 7 grams of total fat, 4 gramssaturated fat, 28 grams of carbs, 5 grams of fiber, 4 grams of protein per serving
- Chocolate Caramel Peanuts Nougat Bar (49 grams)
- 200 calories, 17 grams of sugar, 12 grams of total fat, 5grams saturated fat, 25 grams of carbs, 5 grams of fiber, 5 grams of protein per servingUNREAL® 77
- Peanut Butter Cups (36 grams)
- 190 calories, 11 grams of sugar, 12 grams of total fat,6grams saturated fat, 18 grams of carbs, 3 grams of fiber, 5 grams of protein per serving
I got to sample all of the UNREAL products and each one was better than the next! You absolutely need to try UNREAL candy if you have a sweet tooth like me! UNREAL products are available in over 20,000 stores nationwide, including Target, CVS, and Staples, with suggested retail prices ranging from $.89 to $1.29 for individual bars and $4.99 for the family sized bags. Be sure to pick up some today!
Win it: One winner will receive an UNREAL prize pack featuring the fabulous flavors. This giveaway is run via rafflecopter so click read more to see the actual giveaway. For this giveaway, tell me if you have ever tried UNREAL and if you have not, why do you want to try it? Please leave comments in comment section proceeding this post. While the other entries are optional, I highly suggest filling it out to increase your chances of winning. Good luck! Us only!
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*UNREAL sent me products for review. All my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.
I have very long hair with heavy textures! My hair wavers between being curly and straight. While I like to wear my hair curly, in the summer, it is easy to flat iron it twice a week, and then keep it that way for a few days at a time. When I flat iron it, I never have to deal with washing it every day, since it keeps my hair straight for awhile.
I was recently sent the e. logica Pure Ceramic Flat Iron, which I have been using for a few months now. This flat iron is incredible and keeps my hair looking beautiful and silky. It features 100 percent pure ceramic plates that provide advanced even-heat distribution for faster styling and smoother/shinier hair.
When I plug in the e. logic, it heats up in a few seconds flat. I am amazed how quickly it turns hot. With other flat irons, I had to wait, a long time to get my iron hot. It can be annoying just waiting, so I was grateful that the e. logica heated up so quickly. It takes about 30 seconds to heat up and heats up to approximately 450 degrees F. It also has 20 different heat settings, so if you want to flat iron your hair with less heat, you are readily able to do that as well.
I love the ease of using the e. logica. The ceramic plates glide through my hair easily and I usually only have to flat iron each section once. It also allows even distribution throughout the plates to prevent hot spots in my hair. When using this hair straightener, I have beautiful, silky, shiny, and smooth hair. I LOVE it! You can flip, shape, control, and smooth hair with all the various settings on the e. logica. Once you are done, it has a closing lock for easy storage.
Be sure to purchase the e. logica if you are in the market for a new hair straightener. It has done wonders to my hair!
*I received the above product for review. All my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.
This weekend was incredible. I was able to see my baby girl do two dance numbers in front of an audience of hundreds at her dance recital. She did amazing and this mama is so very proud. Then on Sunday, we took Hayley and Zane to see Thomas the Train in Carver, MA. The look on Zane’s face, seeing all his favorites come alive before his very own eyes, was priceless!
Enjoy the pictures!
CHILDREN’S MEDICAL GRANTS NOW AVAILABLE FROM
THE UNITEDHEALTHCARE CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION
- Grants help families pay for children’s medical expenses not covered, or not fully covered, by a commercial health insurance plan
- More than 5,000 medical grants have been awarded since 2006; apply online at www.uhccf.org
The United HealthCare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child’s health care treatments, services, or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plan.
Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 per grant to help pay for medical services and equipment such as physical, occupational and speech therapy, counseling services, surgeries, prescriptions, wheelchairs, orthotics, eyeglasses and hearing aids.
To be eligible for a grant, children must be 16 years of age or younger. Families must meet economic guidelines, reside in the United States, and have a commercial health insurance plan. Grants are available for medical expenses families have incurred 60 days prior to the date of application as well as for ongoing and future medical needs. Parents and legal guardians may apply for grants at www.uhccf.org, and there is no application deadline. Organizations or private donors can make tax-deductible donations to UHCCF at www.uhccf.org . Donations are used for grants to help children and families in the region in which they are received.
“The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation is dedicated to improving a child’s health and quality of life by making it easier to access needed medical-related services. The grants enable families to focus on their children’s health instead of worrying about how they’ll pay their medical bills,” said Matt Peterson, president of the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation. “Eligible families are encouraged to apply online for a medical grant today and take advantage of this valuable resource.”
In 2012, UHCCF awarded more than 1,300 grants, worth more than $4.1 million, to families across theUnited States for treatments associated with medical conditions such as cancer, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, diabetes, hearing loss, autism, cystic fibrosis, Down syndrome, ADHD and cerebral palsy. As successful fund-raising efforts continue to grow, UHCCF is hoping to help more children and families in 2013.
About UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation
The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charity that strives to enhance either the clinical condition or quality of life of children who have health care needs not fully covered by their commercial health benefit plan. UHCCF provides medical grants of up to $5,000 for costs associated with medical services and equipment. UHCCF’s funding is provided by contributions from individuals, corporations and UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) employees. Donations to help provide assistance are deeply appreciated. To apply, donate or learn more, please visit www.uhccf.org.
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**During the school year, 21.5 million children rely on free or reduced-price meals to help them keep from going hungry. When school is out, only 2.3 million children participate in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). This means there are millions of children at an increased risk of hunger during the summer. You can help by purchasing participating ConAgra Foods products and entering those codes to trigger meal donations.**
Nearly 1 in 5 children in our country is going hungry. Last month I told you about the amazing program ConAgra is running to help end child hunger in America. Just by purchasing products labeled with the red pushpin in grocery stores of 19 select ConAgra popular Foods brands, you can provide a hungry child with a meal. For every code entered by 8/31/13, ConAgra Foods will donate the monetary equivalent of one meal to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization.
I love shopping for these specific products, and knowing that just by purchasing things that I would have bought anyway for my own family like Pam, Hunts, and Chef Boyardee, that I am helping to feed children in need as well. Learning about the crisis through the ConAgra program made me feel that I wanted to do more. I wanted to feel like I was directly impacting my local community as well, while still contributing to ConAgra’s National Child Hunger Ends Here campaign by purchasing their products.
To fully understand child hunger an up-close-and-personal experience like visiting a local food bank or feeding center really drives things home. I collected donations by setting up boxes at the end of my driveway and encouraging local friends, and neighbors to donate participating nonperishable CHEH items that we then took to the local Feeding America food bank. Before delivering the donations I entered in the codes on all of the packages to provide an additional meal through the ConAgra Child Hunger Ends Here campaign.
I was surprised to learn how much of a need there was even right here in my own town. If you enter your zip code on the Child Hunger Ends Here website, you can have the opportunity to help support your local food bank as well. It was important to me to include my kids in this process so they can begin to see simple ways that we can give back.
My kids are too young yet to participate in the GenerationOn table building event also supported by the ConAgra campaign, but it sounds like an amazing experience, and great way for young people to make a difference, and learn about issues affecting their communities at an early age. GenerationOn is a youth-focused non-profit that will look to engage 300,000 youth in the ask: “What Will You Bring to the Table?”. Actions are given of ways youth can get involved in their own community: volunteer, share the pledge page, watch an educational film on child hunger or donate.
If you would like to get involved in your own community visit the ChildHungerEndsHere.com website or on Facebook, to see how you can impact your own local community. You can also enter you code from your ConAgra foods here to help make a difference in childhood hunger! Join millions of people, along with celebrities such as
Cody Simpson and Amber Riley to help donate up to 3 million meals to Feeding America. Do it today and let’s help fight childhood hunger!
Giveaway: One winner will receive a $40 Visa Gift Card and one lyric sheet autographed by Amber Riley. For the mandatory entry, please tell me if you have ever donated to a food bank before in the comment section proceeding the post. While the other entries are optional, I highly suggest filling it out to increase your chances of winning. Good luck!
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*This is sponsored post with The Motherhood. All opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.*