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RED Chocolate – A Guiltless Indulgence with LESS fat, calories and sugar

 

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I LOVE chocolate. I really, really, REALLY love it. I have a piece of chocolate usually every day. I keep an assortment on hand so I can have a piece or two every day.

I know that chocolate has a lot of fat and calories. I also need to keep my sugar intake in check. For those reasons I make sure to only have a small piece or two. I also try and eat dark chocolate (85% or higher) because it’s a healthier option compared to milk chocolate.

I also consider myself a bit of a “chocolate snob.” I prefer quality chocolates over cheap chocolates.

If you are like me and you LOVE chocolate, but you don’t like to indulge in it too often because you worry about calories, fat and sugar, then listen up! I have something that is going to get your attention.

I was sent to review some chocolates from a brand called RED Chocolate. I am always excited when I am sent chocolate to review, but I was super excited about RED Chocolate. You see… RED Chocolate has up to 50% LESS calories and 30% – 40% LESS fat than other chocolate.

If that wasn’t great enough, RED Chocolate has NO ADDED SUGAR. It’s natural sweeteners comes from plants.

The chocolate is also Keto-friendly and Weight Watchers friendly too.

Now can you see why I was super excited to try this chocolate out?

I will admit that I was a bit skeptical. How can chocolate with less fat and sugar actually taste good? I honestly was expecting it to taste like chocolate “cardboard.”

RED Chocolate sent me their dark chocolate varieties to review. They do have milk chocolate varieties as well. My review is only for the dark chocolates.

I could not wait to try the first piece of this chocolate. I was anticipating it to be very bland, but I was seriously mistaken. RED Chocolate is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! You would never know that this chocolate is made with less fat and sugar. It tastes EXACTLY like similar chocolates.

I like the bitterness of dark chocolates, and this chocolate did not disappoint. Maybe it’s because the cocoa used to make this chocolate comes from the Ivory Coast of Africa. There farmers select, roast and grind the cocoa beans to perfection. And that is no exaggeration! These chocolates are incredibly delicious.

I have given pieces of this chocolate to my family members (husband, daughter and son). Not one of them could guess there is less fat and sugar in this chocolate. They all thought it was “regular” dark chocolate.

My husband is not a fan of dark chocolate (he likes milk chocolate better) and even he thought this was “regular” dark chocolate. He was surprised when I told him that it was made with less fat, less sugar and had less calories than other dark chocolates (the same applies to the milk chocolates as well).

RED Chocolate is available in;

  • 60% Extra Dark Chocolate
  • Dark Chocolate with Orange and Almond
  • Milk Chocolate
  • Milk Chocolate with Hazelnuts and Macadamia
  • Milk Chocolate Pralines with a Smooth Nut Filling
  • Milk Chocolate Pralines with a Coconut Nut Filling

Now I wish I had asked the brand if they could have sent a variety of flavors instead of all dark chocolate. The other flavors sound so good.

RED Chocolate is available in large bars (broken up into individual squares you can break off), and single bars (a few squares in one package).

Their squares look like faceted gems, which is a nice touch.

You can purchase RED Chocolate directly from their website, RED-Chocolate.com. They offer a flat rate shipping, which is nice. You can also purchase the chocolates from Amazon (this is NOT an affiliate link).

You can also check out the brand on Facebook (I did not find other social media accounts for the brand).

RED Chocolate has a new fan. I’ll be sure to purchase from them as soon as the chocolate I have is gone. It’s my new favorite chocolate – one that I don’t have to feel guilty about enjoying.

Kimberly

*I received free product samples to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

A unique gift idea for that special man (or woman) in your life

 

Father’s Day is almost here. Have you picked up a gift for that special man in your life?

I’m not a fan of buying gifts for men, with the exception of my husband. My husband is a big kid at heart, so I can bu him a plethora of things from toys to sports memorabilia, and from books to music. He’s so easy to shop for. Other men in my life (like my father) are near impossible to buy for, at least in my eyes. There are just so many mugs and bottles of cologne a man can own. I sometimes look into techie gifts. I’d love to get him one of those automatic vacuums for his home. I’ve been checking out Roomba review to see if it would make a great gift.

When it comes to gift giving, I also like to put thought into my gifts. I don’t want to buy any random thing. Every gift I’ve ever given my husband I have put a lot of thought into. Some Christmases I even have a “theme” where all his gifts go along with that theme.

If there is one thing I know about men, they love to eat. As odd as it might sound, food gifts are not a bad idea. Not only are they practical, but they are something you know the recipient will use (eat) and appreciate.

There are plenty of gift basket companies that sell gift baskets for men that include beef and cheeses, but if you really want to give a unique food gift, check out Manly Gift Baskets from The Manly Man Company.

The Manly Man Company Manly Gift Baskets are unique because theirs do not include cheese and crackers, like ordinary gift baskets. Their gifts baskets are full of jerky.

If you are not familiar with jerky, it’s lean trimmed meat that has been cut into strips and dried (dehydrated) to prevent spoilage. Jerky used to be made out of beef, but these days jerky is made out of chicken, turkey and fish. There are even jerky made out of alligator, bison, wild boar and yak. No thanks. I’ll stick to the less exotic types of meat.

I happen to like jerky. I don’t eat it often, but I have been known to down a Slim Jim or two here and there. Of course that brand of jerky is the “cheap” version. Real jerky tastes so much better.

There are different types of gift baskets to choose from. Here are just a few examples.

The Best Jerky Gift Box 

  • 1x Barbecue Mesquite Beef Jerky (3oz.)
  • 1x Old Fashioned Maple Bacon Jerky (2oz.)
  • 1x Pepperoni Jerky- Straight up Pepperoni (2oz.)
  • 1x Draft Ale- Black Label Beef Jerky (3oz.)
  • 1x Whiskey Straight- Black Label Beef Jerky (3oz.)
  • 1x Manly Man Original Beef Jerky Flower Trimming (3oz.)
  • 1x Manly Man Teriyaki Beef Jerky Flower Trimming (3oz.)
  • 1x Manly Man Hot Beef Jerky Flower Trimming  (3oz.)

Pizza and Beer Gift Box 

  •  2x Pizza Jerky – Straight Up Pepperoni.
  •  1x Pizza Jerky – Meat Lovers Paradise.
  •  1x Pizza Jerky – Screamin’ For Supreme.
  • 1x Pizza Jerky – Aloha Hawaiian Style.
  • 1x Manly Man Co. Pint Glass.
  • 1x Manly Man Co. Coaster.
  •  1x Man Card – Beer Bottle Opener.

Bloody Mary Kit

  • 1x Mixed Flower Jerky Bouquet (Half/Full Dozen).
  • 1x Manly Man Co. Pint Glass
  • 1x Manly Man Co. Coaster.
  • 1x Bottle of Demitri’s Bloody Mary Seasoning (8oz).
  • 1x Demitri’s Bloody Mary Bacon Rim Shot.
  • 8x Spanish Manzanilla Olives.
  • 1x Mini Tabasco Bottle.
  • 1x Can of Tomato Juice.

The Manly Man Company has several other gift boxes/baskets and other gifts to choose from. I find their jerky bouquets especially interesting.

The Manly Man Company sent me their Best Jerky Gift Box (mentioned above) to try out for myself. Or should I say have my husband and 20 year old son try it out, since it’s a manly gift.

I should mention that WOMEN can enjoy these gifts too. They are not just for men. Jerky loving women would probably get a kick out of the jerky bouquet.

I received all the contents in their Best Jerky Gift Box.

I was super excited to try the pepperoni first. I love pepperoni pizza. Interestingly, the pepperoni jerky didn’t have the same “kick” as the pepperoni you find on a pizza. That doesn’t mean that it’s not good (it is!), it just didn’t taste as spicy.

The “flowers” are actually bits and pieces of jerky (not strips). You can enjoy them as a snack, or use them to top off baked potatoes, salad or mix in with eggs. I think whatever you can use bacon bits for (that size of meat pieces), you can use the “flowers” for.

I am IN LOVE with the Old Fashioned Maple Bacon Jerky that comes with this gift box. WOW!!! The moment I took my first bite I too claim on the rest of the package (LOL). I did share with my husband and both of my kids, but I was the one who ate (and thoroughly enjoyed) the bulk of it. If you like bacon, and maple, you are going to LOVE this jerky.

The Manly Company does sell most of these jerky varieties individually on their site. I am going to buy more of the Old Fashioned Maple Bacon Jerky for sure.  Mmm… I wish I had a piece right now.

I personally was not a fan of the Whisky Straight jerky, but aside from that one, I like all of them that came with this gift box. As for my husband and son, they enjoyed all of them (although I didn’t let my son try the Whisky Straight or Draft Ale varieties. He’s 20 and I’m not sure if there is any alcohol content in them).

Forget about mugs and colognes. If you want to get a gift that special man in your life can use and enjoy, why not check out all the great options at The Manly Man Company, ManlyManCo.com. The brand can also be found on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. Those links are found on the bottom left of their website. They are also on Twitter (it’s not linked from their site).

Are you a fan of jerky? How about the special man (or men) in your life?

Kimberly

*I received a free sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

Do you like wings? How about Chocolate Peanut Butter Wings?

 

I’ll let you in on a little secret. I have never tried wings before. No kidding. When I tell people that, they look at me like I have three heads.

I don’t know why. I have never found myself in a situation where wings were being served, and I rather order other appetizers from a restaurant (mozzarella sticks, potato skins…) than wings.

Wings look good, but there also doesn’t seem like much meat on them. They also look very messy. I wouldn’t mind getting messy at home, but when I’m at a restaurant, I rather not get food all over my face, hands and clothing.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Wings on the other hand… now that is something I can get behind. And for that, I have no problem making a mess of myself (LOL).

I love chocolate (LOVE is more like it), and I love peanut butter. Of course I love the two flavors combined too. But chocolate peanut butter wings? Is that really a thing? Yes! It is.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Wings are made by the Chocolate Pizza Company. Of course, they don’t make real pizza, as in with sauce and cheese. Their pizza is made out of – you guessed it – Chocolate!

The “crust” of the Chocolate Pizza is made out of chocolate, and the toppings are pretzels, caramel, nuts, toffee and more.

I’ve never tried one before, but I would LOVE to! I told my husband that I would love one for my birthday.

The Chocolate Pizzas are big enough to share with others, but come on now, would you REALLY want to share it? No way! That would be all for me (just kidding). The pizza is also available by the slice.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Wings are made out of rippled potato chips, creamy peanut butter and gourmet chocolate. I’m not sure why they are called “wings,” but perhaps that has something to do with the fact that their pizzas are not real pizzas.

You can see the rippled potato chip underneath.

I was sent a box of the Chocolate Peanut Butter Wings to try out for myself. They arrived in a box that reminded me of a Chinese take-out box as far as the size/shape. They are available in 8 ounce and 16 ounce sizes.

As you can imagine, they taste heavenly. I would have anticipated more of a “crunch” to them, since they are made with potato chips, but I did not experience that. You can get the salty-potato taste when you bite into one. As for the chocolate and peanut butter, they are a perfect combination along with the taste of the potato chip.

The 8 ounce size is perfect for an individual (not as easy when you have a family of four all looking to have some). I would think the 16 ounce would be better for multiple people.

If you would like to check them out for yourself, and to see what other products the Chocolate Pizza Company offers, visit ChocolatePizza.com. The brand can also be found on social media. Their links are found on the bottom right of their website.

Chocolate Pizza Slices PHOTO SOURCE: Chocolate Pizza Co’s Facebook page.

Kimberly

*I received a free product sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

Get Hydrated and Boost Your Immune System with Kabaki Tea

 

This pandemic has forced a lot of people to forget about their health. A lot of people (myself included) are spending more time on the couch, binge watching with a bag a chips, instead of eating healthy and getting in some exercise. As easy as it is to let ourselves go, we have to do what we can to not only stay healthy, but also to keep ourselves in check so that when we can return to “normalcy,” we look and feel our best.

One thing I have been neglecting is making sure that I am keeping myself hydrated. When I was at work I drank a lot of water. It was instinctual to reach for my water bottle at specific times during the work day. It was a habit to take some sips of water throughout the day. Sadly, now that I am no longer at work (my last day was March 12th), I have fallen out of my routine, and not drinking enough water.

I found that out the hard way yesterday. I was purging the bedroom closet (walk-in). I was on my feet the entire day (literally). All I drank was a cup of coffee in the morning. I didn’t even eat.

In the late afternoon, when I was still working on the closet, I had REALLY BAD cramps in the bottom of my feet. I thought maybe it had to do with being on my feet all day, but after Googling reasons why that could happen I found that dehydration could have been the cause of it. Knowing that all I had was a cup of coffee at 6:00 AM, I have no doubt that not drinking had a lot to do with it. I won’t do that again.

I am not a fan of plain water. I will drink it if I’m really thirsty and it’s very cold. But I prefer water to have a taste to it. I tend to drink a lot of unsweetened ice tea (or lightly flavored ice tea). I will make it by the glass whenever possible. Sometimes I take it on the go with me with either a flavored packet, or a bottle of ice tea.

I have tried many of the major brands of ice tea. They are all good.

I was recently introduced to a new kind of ice tea – Kabaki Kenyan Purple Tea. No, it’s not purple in color. It looks like regular ice tea.

Kabaki Kenyan Purple Tea is made from a plant called Camellia Sinensis.  It is grown in the Kenyan mountains. The intense African sun and cool mountain air allows the sun’s ultraviolet rays to deeply penetrate the Kabaki tea leaves, resulting in their vibrant purple color. It also produces high levels of potent antioxidants, as well as a delicate tea flavor.

Kenyan Purple Tea is known as a Super-Tea because it has more potent antioxidants than green or black tea. The tea is also packed with powerful compounds known to balance the system and prevent illness.

Kabaki Tea is made with pure ingredients, with nothing artificial. It is also grown through organic practice.

The brand was kind enough to send me a sampling of their various teas. I received Unsweetened Tea, Lightly Sweetened Tea, Peach Tea, Raspberry Tea and Lemon Tea.

The tea comes in 16 ounce bottles, and it’s brewed and bottled in the United States.

According to the brand’s website, Kabaki;

  • More potent polyphenol antioxidants than green tea!
  • Supports cell health and brain function
  • Boosts immune system
  • Energizes naturally
  • Low in caffeine
  • All-natural, organically grown ingredients
  • No chemical preservatives
  • Non-GMO certified
  • Certified Kosher
  • Vegan
  • Only 110 calories per bottle

I tried each flavor, and I honestly liked them all. I’m normally not a fan of flavored teas like Peach or Rasberry, but these teas were not that bad. The lemon flavored was my favorite, followed by unsweetened (that is normally how I drink my ice tea) and lightly sweetened.

These teas remind me of a popular brand name ice tea beverage. I don’t want to say which one, but my daughter commented that the Kabaki tea tasted just like it. The only difference is that Kabaki is a super tea, so it has much more benefits that the other brand’s tea.

If you are like me, and you need to get yourself “back on track,” by drinking more, eating right and exercising, why not try out Kabaki Tea.

The brand also provides jobs from locals, is a fair trade product, and donates to healthcare facilities in Kenya.

You can learn more and/or make a purchase at KabakiTea.com. Right now you can get 15% OFF and FREE Shipping with Coupon Code: WELCOME15.

The brand is also on social media. Their links can be found on the bottom right of their website.

Are you a fan of ice tea?

Kimberly

*I received free product samples to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

Add some pizzazz to your meals with herbs and spices from Kitchen Crafted

 

How are you doing during the quarantine? Have you experience “cabin fever” yet? I have! Or are you using this time to catch up on things, or perhaps start a new hobby? My daughter is stuck at home too (she’s almost 23). She is so bored that she’s been buying a bunch of arts and crafts in hopes of picking up a new hobby to keep her occupied until life can return to normal. She even went so far as to purchase a Ukulele (don’t ask… LOL). She’s literally trying to learn how to play it.

My daughter also wants to take up baking and cooking. She keeps asking us what we’d like her to make for dinner. She’s anxious to try making lasagna. She’s also been going through my cookbooks and taking notes on other things she’d like to try making for our family.

I like that she’s using this time at home to learn a few things (cooking, baking) as well as take up some new hobbies (so far she’s been latch hooking, and she’s going to start crochet).

I really need to look into trying some new recipes too. It seems like I make the same things week after week.

Sometimes you don’t have to necessarily make all new recipes. Sometimes you can change how a meal tastes simply by adding herbs and spices.

A while back, I was sent an awesome assortment of spices, herbs and spreads from a band called Kitchen Crafted.

Spice up your love life with Kitchen Crafted! Kitchen Crafted creates globally-inspired spices (BLND) and spreads (SPRD) to fit the needs of all foodies alike. Dropping the “E” and “A” for “Everything Artificial” in their BLND® and SPRD®, Kitchen Crafted creates a new category of non-gmo, gluten-free, kosher-certified food flavors powered by their 8 signature herbs and spices. Using only the healthiest and most naturally sourced ingredients available today, mindful flavor seekers can rejoice when they use SPRD as a sandwich or burger topper, tasty dip or the secret ingredient in their sauce. The BLND adds a tasty touch to meals, dips, sauces, and marinades. Kitchen Crafted herb and spice combinations infuse your dishes with the natural power of spice so health-conscious foodies can add a kick of flavor to everything!

I was sent the following products to review.

Bayou Catch 

Add a Cajun kick to your seafood, shellfish, soups, stews, and gumbos with this BLND. Try it on french fries, baked potatos, and veggies too!

This spice does have a “kick” to it. It’s not too hot, and it’s very flavorful.

We’ve tried this on vegetables (I love it on steamed string beans and broccoli), and we love it.

It’s not the type of spice I would consider using, but so far we have been enjoying it.

Love My Chai

Chai tea spice has been a beloved Indian tradition for centuries. Enjoy our family recipe in hot or cold drinks, on pies, or even on ice cream!

We tried the suggestion and sprinkled this on ice cream (vanilla) and it’s yummy. Would would have ever thought about sprinkling a spice on ice cream?

I’ve tried sprinkling this on my coffee, but I wasn’t fond of the taste. Then again, I’m a boring coffee drinker. I like plain coffee with just cream and a little sugar. I am not fan of flavored coffees, so that might be why.

I’m not sure what cold drink to try this with. I don’t think it would taste good with ice team. So I’d have to say I’m still learning about this one.

Fire N’ Lime

Spicy sriracha and cool lime combine in this BLND to give all your favorite foods an extra punch! Use it as a rub, or sprinkle it on popcorn and chips!

I tried this and it was too hot and spicy for me, personally. I am not a fan of sriracha in any form.

My son did sprinkle this on some salsa (medium) and said that it made it really spicy hot. So I guess if you like spicy hot stuff, this one is for you. I’m sorry that it just wasn’t my “cup of tea.”

Harissa Heat

Heat up everything from chickpeas to meat to couscous with this blend of traditional North African spices.

This is an interesting spice blend. I was a bit “iffy” on it because it’s new to me.

We’ve tried this on chicken (it was good), veggies (worked with the string beans and broccoli too), and rice.

It’s good. We like it, but I’m not sure if it’s something we would purchase once it runs out. We haven’t really used it that much, so this will last a while. It’s not one that I keep grabbing for when making dinner.

Ride ‘Em Gaucho

Infused with chimichurri, this Argentinian-inspired condiment is great on steak, burgers, chicken and even pizza.

This is good. We like this one. Chicken, steak, meatloaf, meatballs… it’s worked well on all of them. I especially like using it in my meatloaf and meatballs. It makes the meat very flavorful. Even my kids, who are not fans of my meatloaf, said my meatloaf didn’t taste that bad when I used this spice blend.

This is a “go to” spice. I enjoy playing around with this one. I can see a lot of use for this in my recipes.

Jumpin’ Java

Espresso beans blended masterfully with our signature herbs and spices to give your steak, meat, fish, and vegetables a little jolt of java.

We honestly haven’t use this one that much. I did use it in homemade barbecue sauce. Mmm… that worked out very good. But aside from the barbecue sauce, we haven’t really tried this one that much.

Kansas City Kicker

Bring real Kansas City flavor to your backyard by using this rub on ribs, brisket, sausage, chicken, and fish. Try adding it to dips, sauces, and chili too!

This is another blend that my family and I really like. It adds a kick to your recipes, without being too hot or spicy.

We’ve used this in some chicken recipes, as well as on steak meat. If you just have some plain chicken, sprinkle this one it when you are cooking it and sprinkle some more on when you’ve plated the chicken, to really jazz it up.

We buy plain pieces of steak meat, and this adds flavor to it. So much so that we don’t feel the need to use ketchup or AI Sauce on the meat. Meaning, the meat has enough flavor to it that you don’t have to use dips or condiments to add more flavor.

Creole Kicker

Creole Kicker® is a lively Non-GMO SPRD® containing Creole mustard and our 8 signature herbs and spices. Its uniquely vibrant flavor will have your taste buds celebrating – New Orleans style!

I like mustard, but it depends on what kind (some I like more than others). I tried this a few times, but I found it to be a wee bit too spicy for my taste buds. Sadly, no one else in my family likes mustard, so I am the only one who tried this.

I always put mustard on my Ham & Swiss sandwiches. I tried this. I just found it to be too much.

If you like a spread with a lot of flavor, this one is for you.

Marinara Mia

Marinara Mia® is our bold and tasty Non-GMO SPRD® that highlights our 8 signature herbs and spices. Its creamy, smooth texture and full flavor combine to create a richly authentic Italian taste.

We used this on top of french fries (yummy!) and my husband and I tried it on some pasta as a side dish. I didn’t use the whole jar for a pot of pasta because we already used some for fries for an earlier meal.

This is really good. It’s got a bold flavor. It’s not your traditional marinara sauce. This tastes home made, and not like it came from a jar. I can see me purchasing this again.

Overall I think that Kitchen Crafted offers a nice variety of products. The spices are great to play around with using your current recipes, or perhaps coming up with an entirely new recipe.

If you are “Foodie,” you’ll love playing around with these.

As for the spreads, they really take your sandwiches and other foods to a whole new level. They sure people plain old mayonnaise any day.

If you are interested in learning more about these and other Kitchen Crafted products, as well as check out some yummy sounding recipes, visit KitchenCrafted.com. The brand can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Those links are found on the bottom right of their website.

Kimberly

*I received free product samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

Kick start your healthy eating in 2020 with Spinato’s broccoli crust pizzas

 

Do you have any resolutions for the new year? Not me. I don’t make resolutions. I think they set you up for failure (sadly). Instead, I choose to make smaller, more achievable, goals.

Eating right, losing weight, drinking more water and exercising are almost always at the top of most people’s resolutions list. Admittedly, they are usually on the top of mine too, but I prefer to make conscious “baby steps” instead of telling myself I’ll never eat another cookie, or I’ll lose 50 pounds by the end of the year (I wish!).

When it comes to food, I am going to make the effort to be more mindful of what I eat, eat in moderation, and look for better, healthier, alternatives. I’m not going to deprive myself of cookies. I’ll just have one or two instead of five or six.

There are some foods I cannot live without. If I were to go on a diet or a diet plan, there are some things I simply cannot give up – coffee, cheese and pizza.

I love pizza so much. I could literally eat it every day if it were possible (breakfast, lunch and dinner!). That is how much I love pizza. I love all types of pizza too. Pineapple pizza is my most favorite, but I also love chicken pizza, pizza with pepperoni and pizza with veggie toppings.

I know that I shouldn’t eat a lot of carbs. Sadly, pizza is made out of pizza dough, which is a carb. It’s not so much the toppings that are not good for you (too much of the meats are not good for you), but the dough that makes the crust.

A Phoenix-based company called Spinato’s Fine Foods has come up with a yummy solution – broccoli crust pizza.

The Spinato’s family has run its five pizzerias across Phoenix, AZ for over 45 years and have recently entered into the grocery industry.

Thankfully my family and I love broccoli, and eat it once or twice a week. Growing up, my kids also ate spinach, cauliflower and chick peas (to name a few). I’m grateful that they’ve always loved vegetables.

Spinato’s broccoli crush pizzas are naturally gluten-free and have a very subtle broccoli flavor, which makes them the perfect veggie-packed option for even the pickiest of eaters.

The broccoli crust pizzas are available in a variety of delicious flavors – Mediterranean Supreme, Primavera and Aged Asiago, Romano, Mozzarella, and Margherita with Slow-Roasted Tomatoes.

I was sent some of their broccoli crusted pizzas to review.

The pizzas look just like a regular frozen pizza. The crust does not look like it’s made out of broccoli. I was expecting it to be green and/or have green broccoli chunks in it. If I didn’t already know that the crust was made out of broccoli I would have never known to be honest with you.

I was pleasantly surprised by the taste of the pizza. The crust, in my opinion, did not taste like broccoli at all. It really didn’t. It tasted like a normal frozen pizza crust. Even both of my kids (young adult) commented that the crust did not taste like broccoli. My husband is the picky eater in the family. He opted not to try any of the pizzas I was sent to review. His loss! That meant more for the rest of us. Ha Ha.

The broccoli crusted pizza baked in the oven just like a traditional frozen pizza.

The toppings tasted great. They were fresh tasting. They didn’t taste like they were sitting in a freezer for a year. It could have easily passed off as a handmade pizza that was just made.

The crust does not look like broccoli in any way.

The only difference between the broccoli crust and a regular frozen pizza crust is that it didn’t seem to get as crispy (hard) are a regular crush. That is fine. I really didn’t mind it. The crust is also thin, which is something I wasn’t used to. We order pizza more so than make frozen pizza, so I am used to a thicker crust. But again, I honestly didn’t mind.

Me and my kids really enjoyed these pizzas. I would gladly buy them again and again (the Primavera and Aged Asiago, Romano, Mozzarella are AMAZING!). I have not seen them locally, but every time I go food shopping I keep an eye out for them.

These are certainly a great choice if you want to incorporate more vegetables into your diet (or your family’s diet), and if you are looking to reduce your carb intake and want a better for you pizza option.

For more information about Spinato’s broccoli crust pizza, visit Spinatos.com. Click on the top tab that says “Our Pies” for the broccoli crusted piazzas.

The brand can also be found on social media.

What do you think about the idea of broccoli crusted pizza? Do you think you would be interested in trying it out for yourself? Why or why not? Feel free to comment and share your thoughts.

Kimberly

*I received free product samples to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.