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Review Maltesers


We love to go down the international aisle. This was a find this week. It’s made by Mars company. It’s a British made confectionary. Of all the stuff I’ve bought in the past, this is one of my favorites. I’m pretty odd about candy, so if I say I like it, you know it’s good.  LOL. Anyway, It’s sort of like Whoppers, but the chocolate has a different creaminess which I love. The middle just melts away in your mouth. I don’t really have any negative’s too say. What negative things can you say about chocolate? Yes, that’s exactly what I thought. None! If you see this at your store, try it out, it’s good!

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Review: Nestle Aero


I found this chocolate bar in the ethnic aisle from the grocery store. Coop loves, loves, loves this chocolate bar, but the rest of the family didn’t like the bubble feeling. The taste of the chocolate is fantastic though. It’s smooth and sweet. It melts quickly in your mouth. When we visited Hershey, PA we did a taste testing. They said when you eat chocolate you break it and you listen for the snap. You don’t hear that here. That’s ok though. Then you take a small piece and place it on your tongue. Don’t chew it. Let it dissolve. What do you taste? Coop said you taste the best chocolate ever. Anyway, this chocolate is definitely good, but the bubbles of this English/Canadian bar can throw you off. Try it! You may like it ya’ll!

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Review: La Costena Pinto Beans


I use canned beans to make refried beans when I make any type of Mexican foods. It’s just a preference I have, because it makes it quick. I actually had been on the hunt for something new, because my old brand I had to usually rinse the liquid off, because it was a salty liquid. I have a friend who her husband owns a Mexican restaurant. One day when i sent my husband to the grocery store, she was there. He’s searching aimlessly through the aisles and there she was like his ray of light. (Yes I know this sounds corny). He asked her what he was to do, because he had no idea what I was wanting. She handed him this can and said, buy it. It’s the best. I normally would have never bought this. He came home and I thought darn…..this may just be awkward. It wasn’t. It was just fine. In fact it was better than fine. It’s the go to brand now. It has onions and green peppers in it. It’s perfect for any side. I have used it several times since this run in. I wouldn’t advise using it in my chili recipe but it’s perfect any other time. I urge you to give it a chance. I’ve sat here and typed this trying to think of a negative and I simply can’t! It’s that good!

I started these reviews, mostly because I’ve realized that people are becoming very brand specific, or very whatever saves me money specific. It’s always fun to learn about a product that maybe you didn’t know about or was maybe afraid to try before. I hope that you get something good from these reviews.

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Review: Great Value Beef Brisket

I will admit, this sat in my freezer for three months. I didn’t want to eat it. I thought oh man ugh. I kept putting it off for making it. One day the husband was away and he was going to be home for lunch and I didn’t have anything to make! I brought out the dreaded frozen meal. I heated it thinking it was the end of the world, I was literally cringing. It was a mistake. It’s really good. I had only two complaints. Our meat had a ton of fat. Secondly, the green beans weren’t that great. Would I buy it again? Absolutely. It was actually super good. I’d probably microwave the green beans longer, they were just way too crunchy for my liking. Not a bad quick meal!


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Review: Gordo’s Cheese Dip


My favorite Mexican restaurant has the best ever cheese dip. I’m not going to be able to go and get my favorite dip every time I’m in the mood. My husband would be SO mad!! The closest thing I have found to it is Gordo’s. The only thing that I have to do is because the original doesn’t have enough pow and the jalapeño has too much pow. I’ve found that I really like to mix them together and it has the perfect spice amount.  However, I can eat it either way. The biggest downfall to the jalapeño one is that the jalapeño’s are not cut into small enough pieces for my preference. The big pieces end up settling to the bottom, When you get to the bottom, you end up wasting a bunch of yummy cheese. Overall though, this is the best cheese ever.

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Review: Le Sueur


Those of you who have followed my blog know I like to review products too. I began doing this because there are so many products out there. I grew up in a home with a mother who brand shopped. This is actually one of the brands she’d buy. She never bought any peas besides these, ever. I do buy other brands, but this is my go to brand. I can’t explain what the difference is, but I contribute it to the “very young small” sweet peas. I really don’t insist on only buying this brand, but I do think that their peas are much superior to most other brands, therefore I do tend to buy this brand over much of the others. Who here has tried this brand? What have been y9our thoughts?


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Review: Street Kitchen Kit


I’ve tried several of these kits. I really like them. Having these saves me some steps. However, there are downfalls. First I hate the pickling stuff for the onions. i never use it. it trash it. I like the taste of the marinade and sauce mix. The only thing is I don’t marinade it as long as the directions say. Usually I marinade half the time. I also don’t use all the sauce mix. It’s a little too much flavor for our plain Jane family. We also add water because it dulls the flavor a little bit. We need it! Now on the plus side this is such a time saver. I don’t have to find seasonings, or other ingredients to be able to get it done. It tastes so good on tortillas. I think it does serve more than 4 people though, there’s so much sauce!!

Have you tried it? How’d you like it?