Big Slice™ Apples Review

Earlier this month I received a package from Big Slice™ Apples. It was full of their various apple products and I have to say I was excited to try them out! I love apples and the different flavors all sounded delicious. I could not wait to try them!

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I have seen the pouches in the store many times and have almost bought them. The pouches always say buy me, buy me but I always end up putting them back. After trying them, there will be no more of this putting them back nonsense.

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I decided to take a pouch with me for an after long run snack. My blood sugar always drops at the end of a long run. I have been taking a small bottle of Mountain Dew with me but I really don’t like drinking soda. During the spring I had my first bad experience with my blood sugar dropping at the end of a race. I was forced to drink my first Coca-Cola in 6 years and did the trick so i’ve stuck with soda.  I am glad I took the pouch of Big Slice™ Apples though. Those bottles of soda will be a thing of the past! The apples tasted great and worked faster than the soda at getting rid of my post run low blood sugar. Talk about a win-win!

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Need some more reasons to try it for yourself? Big slice is:

  • All- natural with no artificial ingredients or preservatives
  • Made with real fruits and superfoods (100% USA grown apples)
  • Naturally gluten free and fat free
  • Vegan
  • Non- GMO (with the exception of Pineapple Passion Fruit)
  • No high fructose corn syrup
  • Around 100 Calories
  • BPA Free
  • Based on an authentic heritage recipe

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Big Slice™ Apples are now a regular part of my marathon training and will continue to be part of my healthy diet. While they are delicious straight out of the packet. They are also perfect on top (and mixed in with) some vanilla greek yogurt or on top of a waffle. They have so many different great flavors from natural to raspberry hibiscus and green coffee extract to my favorite cinnamon french toast, they have a flavor for everybody!

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Want to try them for yourself? Be sure to enter the giveaway below for the opportunity to win 12 sample pouches, Big Slice™ Tumbler, spork (or Jars) with a total retail value of $50!


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Nicole’s Naturals Waffle Mix and a Giveaway!

Not too long ago I received a package in the mail from Nicole’s Natural’s  with their waffle mix. My job was simple make their waffles, review them and host a giveaway for their product. Lucky for me I have several taste testers in my home that were eager to help me. Plus who doesn’t like a giveaway?

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Typically if I make waffles and pancakes I make them from scratch. When I first started my journey in gluten free cooking I just couldn’t find products that were tasty and worth the added expense. Making things from scratch had a drawback though, my husband. I always keep some easy to make stuff for him around the house. My family will never forget the Mother’s Day when he made me pancakes that turned out like rubber. I was genuinely intrigued by the mix.

Here are some details about the mix:

  • Is Gluten-, Wheat-, Dairy- and Soy-Free (but definitely not taste-free!)
  • Contains 150 calories per serving
  • Has only one gram of sugar (much less than other mixes that contain upwards of nine grams per serving) and two grams of fiber
  • Is independently tested at less than five parts gluten per million, far below the FDA regulation of 20 parts per million for products labeled gluten-free.

So are you intrigued yet? With it being free of  so many allergens I was worried that it would have coconut in it. I am allergic to coconut so that makes my quest to be gluten free a bit harder but guess what, it was coconut and nut free also! Hooray for food I can eat! Now to answer the big question, how does it really taste? The answer is not bad at all! My kids all agreed that they tasted just as good as my scratch made waffles. We had a winner on our hands. The bag of mix made 9 waffles which was the perfect amount to feed my kids leaving me one left over.

So are you intrigued yet and ready to try it for yourself? You can buy Nicole’s Naturals Gluten-Free Waffle & Pancake Mix for $8.99 for a 22-ounce container at or at

I am also offering a Nicole’s Naturals giveaway. One lucky winner will receive:

  • 1 can of Nicole’s Naturals GF Mix
  • 1 small container of syrup
  • 4 small breakfast plates
  • Nicole’s Naturals apron

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