Thursday, April 7, 2016

The Perfect Gifts for Every Mom This Mother's Day

With Mother's Day fast-approaching, it's time to start thinking about the perfect gift to say thank you for all that Mom has and continues to do. Whether she's the chef of the family, always on the go, the chocolate lover, health nut, or a combination of all four, below find the perfect gift that will be sure to make any mom's day.   

For the chefSpiceologist is a premium and inventive spice, rub, and kitchen accessory brand that offers over 150 premium spices and kitchen gadgets including the Spiceologist Block, a beautiful European Beech block that holds 22 glass vials of fresh spices stylish on your kitchen counter. You can pick your own spices ($179) or choose from a Chef Inspired, Baking, or Mediterranean starter block ($159.95). You can also personalize each block to include a sweet message or sentiment (for an extra $20), making it the perfect gift for every mom who loves to cook. 

For the busy mom on the goDaily Harvest delivers frozen ready-to-blend smoothies right to your door in 14  “30 second” smoothie blends, consisting of frozen and pre-measured ingredients designed for optimum nutrition and taste. Gone are the days of shopping, washing, chopping, portioning, cleaning and wasting (music to Mom's ears). The 6-blend box is the perfect gift for the busy mom on-the-go ($47.94 with free shipping) who doesn’t want to compromise convenience for healthy nutrition. Each blend features a variety of nutritious and functional superfood ingredients including matcha, chlorella, avocado, ginger, turmeric, cacao nibs, wheatgrass, along with a base of organic fruits and vegetables.

For the chocolate loverbarkTHINSan innovator of delicious snacking chocolate, blends irresistible dark chocolate with current, on-trend ingredients such as nuts, seeds, fruits, pretzels and more, with hints of sea salt. barkTHINS delivers slivers of goodness in breakable pieces that are perfect for anytime indulgences and are non-GMO Project Verified, Fair Trade Ingredient Certified and contain no artificial colors or flavors. barkTHINS 4.7 oz. re-sealable bags ($4.49 - $4.99) include a variety of delicious flavors sure to please any chocolate lover such as the classic Dark Chocolate Almond with Sea Salt and Dark Chocolate Blueberry with Quinoa Crunch.  Made with only simple and healthy ingredients, it's the chocolate treat Mom won't feel guilty about afterwards.

For the health nut: For moms who love their cold-pressed organic green juice, we recommend gifting one of Suja Juice’s new juice subscriptions. With two different options available, Go Lightly (starting at $40) and Green Freak (starting at $46), mom won’t have to worry about running to the store for her juice fix. Go Lightly is perfect for the mom watching her sugar and calorie intake, and includes popular flavors such as Lavenade, Lemon Love and Twelve Essentials. Green Freak is ideal for the mom dedicated to her green juice, with juices such as Green Supreme, Fortitude and Glow, that combine nutrient dense greens with earthy veggies and just a little fruit. Each offering is perfect for whatever Mom's specific needs are, and we all know anything that makes Mom's life easier and healthier she'll love.   

My Thoughts

While all of these products sound great, I was most excited to try the barkTHINS. barkTHINS are a line of better-for-you snacking chocolates that  are perfectly portioned thin slivers of chocolate crammed full of snack lovers’ favorite natural ingredients. Currently available in a variety seriously tasty flavors, these snacking chocolates are perfect for sharing with loved ones (or not!).

The five flavors of BarkTHINS include  Dark Chocolate Almond, Dark Chocolate Mint, Dark Chocolate Toasted Coconut, Dark Chocolate Pretzel, Milk Chocolate Peanut, Blueberry Quinoa, and Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Seed. With so much variety, there's something for everyone, but personally, I would like to horde them all for myself.

The barkTHINS snacking chocolates are a melt-in-your mouth delight. Each piece is the perfect portion of chocolate you can indulge in without guilt. The chocolate is rich and creamy, but it's also made with only certified fair trade ingredients that are free from any GMOS. But don't think this will take away from the taste. This is gourmet chocolate that is ten times better than most of the bars lining grocery store shelves. It's made to suit an adult palette.

Some of the flavors I knew I would love before I even opened the bag, like the Dark Chocolate Pretzel and the Toasted Coconut. You can't go wrong with those combinations . I was a little more tentative when it came to the Blueberry Quinoa and Pumpkin Seed, but even these varieties  surprised me and kept me coming back to more. They were a different twist on chocolate that make barkTHINS even more unique. 

Overall, I adored all the flavors I tried and I might be completely addicted. If you're a chocolate lover, you should definitely give barkTHINS try. To learn more about this fantastic product or find a location near you, be sure to visit their website.  


aperry said...

I love barkthins. I buy the large bag at costco.