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Holiday Cheer # Torani Syrups Review

in , , , , , , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Tuesday, December 04, 2012

I was really excited to learn that I was chosen to partner with Torani Syrups again just in time for the Holidays.  

coffee,tea, cocoa syrups
About Torani:

Since 1925, 3rd generation family-owned Torani has been crafting great tasting flavored syrups that coffeehouses use to make their flavored drinks taste so delicious. With over 120 flavors in Regular and Sugar Free varieties, Torani flavored syrups are perfect for flavored lattes, mochas, coffees, cocoas, Italian sodas, teas, lemonades, cocktails and smoothies. Coffeehouse professionals choose Torani flavors because they are expertly crafted and made with the highest quality ingredients, like natural flavors and pure cane sugar. The Sugar Free flavors have no calories and are sweetened with Splenda. Now, Torani flavored syrups are widely available at retail so you can easily create authentic coffeehouse quality drinks at home.
I received a 750 ml bottle of Vanilla Bean and Peppermint to try and review.
In a word: Yum!  
My family and I love them in coffee, over ice cream, in Tea, cocoa.  Torani Syrups are so versatile, we even have a few dessert recipe ideas we’d like to try.  You can check out all the great recipes at the Torani Website 
Here are two of my favorite Torani Recipes.
For Vanilla Bean Syrup:
Café Feminino Coffee
  • 2 tbsp (1 oz.) Torani Vanilla Bean Syrup
  • 1 cup (8oz) milk
  • 2 shots espresso*
Steam together milk and Torani. Pour into a tall glass and add brewed espresso*. *Can substitute 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee.
For Peppermint Syrup:
Iced Peppermint Latte

2 ½ tbsp. (1 ¼ oz.) Torani Peppermint Syrup
1 cup (8oz) milk
2 shots espresso*, chilled

INSTRUCTIONS: Combine chilled espresso*, milk and Torani in a tall glass filled with ice and stir well. *Can substitute 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee.
The Peppermint Latte is quickly becoming a personal favorite. I reward myself with this after a good workout! It cools me down and puts pep in my step.
Don’t these recipes sound good? Want to purchase syrup or two for yourself?
Save 10% off your purchase by going HERE to print out a dollar off coupon.
With the help of Torani flavored syrups we can all experience coffeehouse taste on a budget! I hope you found this review helpful. Please stop by and let me know which flavor you would like to try or buy.
This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks and Torani. I received 2 750 ml bottles to review, however all opinions are my own.



Rubbermaid LunchBlox Review

in , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Friday, September 07, 2012

 With the girls back in school, I was happy to do a review for Rubbermaid's LunchBlox.

 Both girls take lunches from home all school year, so I was intrigued by the portioned containers which would allow me to buy in bulk, split yogurts and snacks, and cut back on storage bag usage. Saving money while feeding my girls a healthy lunch is a top priority for me.

If you aren’t familiar with these cool lunch sets, take a look at this cute, organizing set.
Courtesy: Rubbermaid

Company Description:

Rubbermaid LunchBlox™ makes packing lunch easier than ever. These modular containers snap together in multiple configurations to efficiently use the space in your lunch box or bag. Containers are perfectly portioned for your favorite lunch foods with handy measurements on the sides of each container. Your lunch stays chilled with snap in Blue Ice™. Individual containers are sold separately from kits so you can configure a different way everyday.
Containers stack compactly to stay organized.
Ice pack keeps your lunch cool on the Go.
Secure lid seal.
BPA- free.
Microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe.
Sandwich container holds regular and specialty bread. 
Sandwich kit includes 2 snack containers, 1 side container, 1 sandwich container and 1 medium blue ice.
My Review:
At first I thought the small 4oz. container wouldn’t hold my regular serving size of baby carrots, but looks can be deceiving. I had plenty of room.
The sandwich container is very roomy, allowing me to use hearty, 12 grain bread for their sandwiches.  While their old sandwich keeper had me smooshing down their sandwiches, I had plenty of room with the Rubbermaid LunchBlox.
My other concern was that the small ice pack, which goes in between the containers, may not keep lunches cold long enough, but I was pleasantly surprised again. My youngest got off the bus at 4:20 pm and asked if she could finish her turkey sandwich from lunch. I checked its temperature and it was still cold! Impressive!
The lids come off easily, so even the youngest kids can master them. Although I would remind them to keep track of all their lids.
Both girls gave the Rubbermaid LunchBlox 2 thumbs up and as the Chief Lunch Preparer, so do I. 
 I highly recommend this product.
If you would like more information about this and other lunch solutions from Rubbermaid, please visit them here.  While there, look for their coupon, or use the link below.

Click Here for Coupon

I hope you found this review helpful. Please feel free to share this with friends and family.

Rubbermaid sent me one LunchBlox to review. I was not compensated. Coupon link is not an affiliate link.  All opinions are my own.

Torani Syrups Review & Giveaway

in , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Monday, December 12, 2011

Since I’d never tried Torani syrups before, I was happy to learn I’d been selected to review their products via SheSpeaks.


About Torani

Torani flavored syrups are part of San Francisco’s heritage. With handwritten recipes from their Italian hometown, Rinaldo and Ezilda Torre introduced Torani syrups to San Francisco in 1925. In the back of their grocery store, they pressed fruits, nuts and spices, blended extracts with cane sugar and water in redwood vats and then fine-tuned the flavor.  A true labor of love that has paid off for Torani, now the # 1 brand of flavored syrups in America, offering over 100 flavors.
I got to try to wonderful flavors: sugar free Vanilla and Pumpkin Pie.


The Review

I tried the sugar free Vanilla in my coffee first, adding 1 oz. to my coffee as instructed on the bottle. The aroma was inviting and I couldn’t wait to try my morning cup, but yikes, was it ever sweet! Perhaps an ounce is for a venti. I’m slowly learning to use the vanilla syrup properly, it is delicious, and my daughters love it full strength in their café au lait.
However, I like the Pumpkin Pie flavoring full strength in my coffee. For my daughters, I made Pumpkin Pie floats with:
·        1 oz. Torani Pumpkin Pie flavored syrup
·        1 scoop vanilla ice cream
·        6 fl. oz. of ginger ale
Makes 1 float.

I highly recommend Torani syrups and will be purchasing them again, especially since I‘ve got my eye on their Blackberry syrup!

How would you like to try one of Torani’s amazing syrups? Well, just enter my give away below for two coupons for two free bottles of Torani Syrup! (maximum value $8.00 each).

Since there can only be one winner, I’d like to offer you a chance to save using  coupon code “shespeaks” to save 10% at!

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