Chocolate Tea Gift Set

Looking for the perfect gift for chocolate lovers who are tea drinkers? Consider the Chocolate Trio Gift Box Set from American Tea Room.

The gift combines their best-selling tea, Choco*Late, with toffee treats and Organic Macaroon, a chocolate coconut caffeine free tea.

If you don’t know anything about Choco*Late, it is a caffeine-free, fat free organic tea blended for American Tea Room. It contains, cacao husks, vanilla bean, and rooibos tea. The flavor is a balance of chocolate, vanilla, and tea flavors. They suggest drinking it plain or adding a little agave nectar or rice milk.

The tea rates a 4.5 out of 5 stars on their site. Check out the full tea set gift or just the Choco*Late tea itself (sold by the ounce).

Also, be sure to use the coupon on their site! It varies from month to month but right now is 20% off your entire order!

Cranberry Raisinet Review

I’m a huge fan of Raisinets. They are always my “go to” snack at the movies and usually even when we watch movies at home. Since I am also a big cranberry eater, I decided that I would try Nestle’s new Cranberry Raisinets.

Honestly, there wasn’t much of a difference in the taste of the cranberry from the regular raisins. They may have been just a little bit more tart, but certainly not as tart as regular cranberries. I love that cranberries are full of anti-oxidants, which makes these a great little treat. You can actually even get them in 100 calorie packs. The nutritional information is almost the exact same for the regular Raisinets and the regular Raisinets. While I will still primarily stick with my traditional Raisinets, I will absolutely mix it up every now and again with the Cranberry for a little different flavor.

Here’s a cute video produced by Nestle:


Mousse Temptations by JELL-O Review

JELL-O has released a new product called Mousse Temptations. Although my Kroger is not yet carrying it, I was able to pick up a package at Marsh. They come packaged just like their regular refrigerated pudding cups (6 to a pack). They have three flavors that I could find: Dark Chocolate, Chocolate Indulgence, and Caramel Creme. The best part is that they are sugar free and only 60 calories–a perfect snack or dessert if you are on Weight Watchers!

I opted for the Dark Chocolate and figured that I would give them to my family for dessert last night. I’m the biggest pudding eater in the house, but everyone was up for trying something different.

The texture was definitely between a real mousse and pudding. My daughter first thought it felt like a brownie when she stuck her spoon into it because it was so thick. But then when you taste it, it is actually very light. The Dark Chocolate had a true dark chocolate taste without the sweetness of milk chocolate. However, my kids do not normally like dark chocolate and they gobbled the Mousse up. In fact, with a family of 4, we were all fighting about who was going to get the other 2 cups (I’m eating one as I type before the kids get home from school!).

If you are watching your waistline but love chocolate, I would definitely recommend the Mousse Temptations by JELL-O. No diet taste or consistency at all. They might be a bit hard to find right now but are definitely worth looking out for.

Review of Emerald Cocoa Roast Almonds

I was walking through the snack aisle at SuperTarget looking for some trail mix to throw in my suitcase for an upcoming trip. I happened to see a box of Emerald Cocoa Roast Almonds. I vaguely remembered Hungry Girl mentioning them. Because they were in 100 calorie packs, I figured that I would buy a box (of 7) and give them a try.

Curiosity got the best of me before I even left for my trip. The call of “Dark Chocolate Flavor” was too much for this chocoholic. I opened the package not knowing what to expect (except that it seemed a little small for 100 calories).

Inside were about a handful of perfectly roasted almonds with just a touch of cocoa flavor. It was a little sweeter than if they had been rolled in plain cocoa, but not too much. Definitely not a “milk chocolate” taste. The package reads that it is 100 calories and 8 grams of fat. I guess that it to be expected from a dry roasted nut like an almond. I don’t think that the cocoa added much to that.

If I were looking for a real chocolate fix, I don’t think that this would do it for me. As it was, I was looking for a healthy snack (and with 2 grams of fiber, I think it was) with a little chocolate kick. I will definitely be throwing these in my carry-on for trip this weekend. And a couple to share because I have a feeling my travel companions will be curious about them as well.

Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding Snacks from JELL-O

I’m always looking for ways to satisfy my chocolate sweet tooth without packing on the pounds. Today I saw JELL-O Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding Snacks. At 60 calories and only 1.5g of fat, I knew that I had to try it.

The pudding snacks come 6 to a package and must stay refridgerated. Although I often eat my pudding with a dollop of fat free Cool Whip, I decided to eat the dark chocolate pudding straight so that I could appreciate the flavor. Good choice! The pudding was creamy and thick–perfect for someone who craves chocolate after almost every meal. Although I can’t say that it was much different than their regular sugar free chocolate pudding, it definitely seemed a little darker, a little less sweet.

If you are watching your sugar intake or your waistline but still love chocolate, you should definitely check out the newest sugar free treats from JELL-O. You can indulge every day and not feel the least bit guilty.

P.S. The Dark Chocolate Raspberry was as delicious as the Dark Chocolate!