Thursday, June 28, 2012

Quaker Soft Baked Oatmeal Cookies

The first product I am reviewing from my influenster Mom Voxbox is the Quaker Oatmeal soft baked Oatmeal Rasin cookie. These are new cookies from the Quaker Oatmeal company that come in a variety of flavors and can be found in the cookie aisle of your super market. According the enclosed card in my voxbox they retail for $2.69 for a box of 6, but I got a box of 6 from my local Wal-Mart for $2.19 a box.

This is the packaging for the cookie. Each cookie in the box comes individually wrapped which makes them very easy to send in packed lunches.

The cookie is a good sized cookie too. As you can see in the above picture, it is roughly the size of the palm of my hand. There are 170 calories, 6 grams of fat, 27 grams of carbohydrates and 4 grams of fiber to each cookie. Over all, not too bad stats for a cookie I think. Much better than when you get much smaller cookies and only get one to a serving size. Also Quaker Oatmeal is a company I trust for good tasting, quality oatmeal and granola products. They've been in the oatmeal business for a long time, and it shows.

The cookie itself was very yummy. It was chewy, had just the right amount of cinnamon and rasins and was satisfying. I think the 4 grams of fiber help to fill you up, while I loved the cookie and definitely would eat it again, I didn't feel the need to scarf another one right away.

After eating the cookie all to myself, I did feel guilty for not sharing it, since oatmeal rasin is my husband's favorite cookie and my kids just love cookies. So I went and got a couple of boxes from Wal-Mart. One box of the oatmeal rasin and one of the cinnamon apple oatmeal cookies. I haven't got my husband's review yet, but I got my son's seal of approval on the cookies. My daughter read the word oatmeal and ran away (oh the horror, a semi healthy cookie!)

Overall I would recommend these cookies to anyone who like oatmeal cookies. They taste good, are a good size, are affordable and come from a company that I trust. Thank you Quaker Oatmeal and thank you Influenster!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I am so very happy to have been picked for the 2012 Mom Voxbox from Influenster. What is Influenster you may ask? It is this really cool website that you can sign up on and earn badges. The badges help them identify which deomographics you fit into to test out products. They have several boxes a year that they send out to members to test out and then review and report back about the products. It is a free program and is awesome for us as the testers and awesome for the companies that want to get their products out into the markets.

So for mother's day this year, they had a Mom box. Yay for being a mom! As the busy mom of two and also pregnant with my third, I was very happy to be selected. So just what do I get in my mom box?? Here is a picture of what came in my box.

Here is the breakdown as explained on the post card inside the box
    Ivory soap bar - sold in packs of 10 for about $4.27 the bar that is so pure it floats! I remember using this bar of soap as a kid and look forward to trying it out. As someone who usually uses liquid body wash, I am interested in seeing how I like the feel of this soap.

   DenTek Comfort Clean and Fun Flossers - $1.99 to $2.99 for full packages....anything that makes flossing easier it great in my books....I am interested in seeing what my kids think of the fruit flavored kid flossers.

  Stash Tea superfruits tea sampler and Nektar sweetner - I LOVE tea...and love fruit.Very excited to try out these fruit infused yummy teas. And the Nektar sweetner is crystalized honey....I love honey as a natural sweetner so I am interested in seeing how well these work. Would be much easier and more convienent to carry packets of crystalized honey around than an actual sticky bottle.

  Quaker soft baked cookie - $2.69 for a box of 6 - I got an oatmeal rasin cookie to try out. One of my favorite flavors of cookies.

   imPress press on manicure by Broadway Nails - $5.99 to $7.99 per pack. Fun, easy to apply press on nails that are supposed to last up to a week. It has been a long time since I have even attempted to use press on nails so I am interested in trying these out.

I want to thank Influenster for allowing me to particiate in this program and giving me the opportunity to try out these great products! Check back for my reviews on each of these products as I go through each one.