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DaVinci Gourmet {Review}

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 When we were going to school full-time, we were living in a college town in Washington state — you can only imagine how important the local coffee shops were to most of the students on campus.  Between the college setting and being just over an hour away from Seattle, coffee was king!  I don’t drink coffee, but many of our study sessions or get-togethers after class or work took place at a coffee shop, so I needed to find something there outside of hot chocolate for the warm summer months.  Enter Italian sodas!  I loved having a fun fruity drink to order, and I especially loved being able to try multiple flavors and mix and match over the two years I lived there.

I found a great post for Italian sodas on one of my favorite foodie blogs at the beginning of the summer, and it took me right back to these fun times with friends!  I added “fruit flavored syrups” to my shopping list so I grab them at the grocery store, but there were NONE to be found — some vanilla, caramel, and chocolate flavors to add to coffees or hot chocolates, but no fruity flavors for Italian sodas.

 

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I headed online to see where I could purchase these syrups online, and I came across the new Fruit Innovations Syrups offered by DaVinci Gourmet!  “The Fruit Innovationsâ„¢ Syrups are specially formulated for making refreshing cold beverages.  Give lemonades, ice teas, and sodas a unique twist by adding one of our gourmet syrup flavors.  These delicious syrups are made with pure cane sugar and ultra-filtered water.  Easily mixable Fruit Innovationsâ„¢ syrups naturally compliment many cold drinks without adding overwhelming sweetness.  So stir in one of our nine new flavors into your next drink recipe and get that fresh-squeezed fruit taste anywhere, anytime!”

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We were sent the Pomegranate, Raspberry, Strawberry, Peach, and Mango flavors to try, so we invited some friends over for dessert and games and pulled out all the fixings for Italian sodas!  By the end of the evening, we had sampled all five flavors and were pleased with all of them.  Peach, though, was a clear favorite, with raspberry coming in right behind.

DaVinci Gourmet also offers Honey Melon, Kiwi, Mandarin Orange, and Tropical Fruit in this new Fruit Innovations line — they all sound amazing!  DaVinci Gourmet also provides a plethora of recipes that use these  Fruit Innovationsâ„¢ Syrups, such as Asian Citrus Sorbet, Summertime Strawberry Lemonade, and Peaches and Cream Soda.  I would highly recommend these great  Fruit Innovationsâ„¢ Syrups to add a fun twist to lots of different drinks!

In addition to these great new summer fruit flavors, DaVinci Gourmet also offers Classic Syrups, Sugar Free Flavored Syrups, All Natural Flavors Syrups, Gourmet Sauces, and Tea Concentrates.

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**This review was sponsored by DaVinci Gourmet, but all opinions are strictly my own.

Karma Wellness Water {Review}

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During the summer months, I’m always amazed by how much we drink during the day.  The boys are always constantly asking for lemonade and filling their cups with water (that they actually drink!), and I’m right behind them with my water bottle.  I made the grave mistake of bringing home a 12-pack of soda the other day, and that just made things worse — I was drinking all day long and craving more, but I never felt like my thirst was quenched.

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I know that water is the best for our family to drink, but there are times when I want something with a little more flavor for variety.  Karma Wellness Water is a delicious line of natural, nutrient-enhanced water formulated for your mind, body, spirit, balance, and vitality (which happens to be the names of the five varieties)!  We loved the different flavors and especially loved that we could mix the drink immediately with the push of a button on the top of the cap.

“The driving force behind Karma is the fact that water-soluble vitamins lose their potency while sitting in water or when they are exposed to moisture. Additionally, vitamins suffer degradation when they are subjected to UV rays, oxygen, or heat. The loss of strength is greater when the vitamin contents are spread across the full contents of bottled beverages, causing premixed vitamin drinks to lose their potency over time. This is the challenge we see with many current wellness drinks on the market.

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With Karma, we’re hoping to make a healthy decision easy. All five functional varieties contain 110 percent (or more) of the recommended daily allowances of vitamins A, B3
, B5, B6, B12, D, and E, and the vitamins and nutrients are protected in a KarmaCap until the consumer is ready to drink. At that point, they just push, peel, and shake to turn water into wellness, as seen in this video:”

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**This review was sponsored by Karma Wellness Water, but all opinions are strictly my own.

ONE Coconut Water {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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In the past few years, we’ve lived in the desert of California, the “panhandle” of Florida, and the coast of North Carolina — all locations have had incredibly warm summers, which can make me especially nervous for my two incredibly active young boys.  They love to play outside, and their light skin lends to flushed faces really fast!  I prefer to give them water as much as possible, but you can imagine that they prefer something with a little more flavor.

I was excited to try out ONE Coconut Water and was anxious to see what my boys would think about the drinks.  I had no reason to worry — they drank them down then asked for more!  Just imagine what it must sound like to hear your four-year-old ask for some “mango coconut water” when you ask what they want to have with lunch…  Yep, just as cute in person as it was in your head.

We were sent three different kinds to try out: plain, mango, and pink guava.  The drinks all have a great flavor (with mango being my son’s favorite!), and the liquid feels very smooth.  It feels very hydrating and is an excellent alternate to water, with four different tropical flavors. ONE Coconut Water can be bought online through Amazon and can also be found in many locations across the United States.

ONE Coconut Water also participated in helping those affected by Hurricane Sandy and is also donating 4,400 cases of coconut water to Feed the Children, a charity that is using its resources to help get food into the effected Hurricane Sandy area.

ONE Coconut Water wants to give away FOUR cases of their coconut water to TWO Dandy readers!  Be sure to enter below!

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**This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

**The winner of this giveaway will be posted no later than the morning of Monday, November 26th and emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

**This posting and giveaway were sponsored by ONE Coconut Water, but all opinions are strictly my own.

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