This blog is written by a graduate of Iowa State University (undergrad) and the University of Illinois (graduate). While this new full-time worker is far from perfect, she is trying to follow a healthy and environmentally-conscious lifestyle. Within these pages you will find various product reviews, giveaways, recipes, pictures, and musings about this blogger's adventures in exercise and daily living.
Before my review, I'd like to share a snow picture I recently took, since that is still the most prominent feature of the Iowa landscape now :-).
So I've got a few reviews to catch up on :-). Joel from YouBar generously offered to send me a few samples of their bars, trail mixes, and shake mixes to sample and review for my blog. I'll review the YouTrailMixes first since they were my favorite!
Here's a little information about YouTrailMixes. You get to "design your own custom trail mix perfectly tailored to your personal taste and nutritional needs. With over 40 ingredients to choose from you are bound to find your perfect custom trail mix combination. Each customized trail mix is handmade and guaranteeddelicious. Pick your own perfect trail mix today!"
Sounds great doesn't it?! Who wouldn't want to make their own personalized trail mix? And you can visit their site here: http://www.youbars.com/
Now on to the reviews....
I give this mix an 8.5 of 10. The best part of it was the freshness - all the ingredients were fresh and crisp! I especially loved the dark chocolate covered raisens :-). The apple bits were quite soft, chewy, and flavorful, but some were really tiny and crumb-like, which was a tad annoying.
This mix gets a 9 of 10. The cheeries were amazingly sweet and tart. And again, all the ingredients were quite fresh.
The Best Trail Mix
This mix gets a 9 of 10. Their M&M-like sun drops were pretty cool, with a uniquely sweetened outside and a great chocolate inside. I did wonder why the berries in this mix were sweetened though, for I didn't think that was necessary considering how sweet the others were just by themselves. Overall, a good experience!
And here's the Deal for You! If you head over to http://www.youbars.com/ and use my code “FoodFotos” you will receive a 5% discount on your order. So if you're thinking you'd like to try them out, now would be a good time ;-).