Thursday, May 20, 2010

Michael Season's Review and Giveaway

We love to snack around our house quite a bit and are always looking for healthier alternatives of doing so. Yes, we love our sweets like Ice Cream or maybe a cookie, but for the most part we do what we can to be healthy. In a world full of obesity, sometimes it's really hard to stick to a strict regimen without letting go once in a while. My girls love going out for an ice cream treat once in a while and believe anything is OK in moderation. One of our very favorite snacks is chips, crackers, and my girls love cheese puffs. There is a great snack that is satisfying as well as good for you. I had the opportunity recently to review some delicious snacks from Michael Season's. I had never seen Michael Season's snacks anywhere until I started blogging and reading other blogs. There was nothing but really great reviews and giveaways linked to Michael Season's so I was excited to be able to try them for myself. I was sent the following products for review:

*Hot Chili Pepper Curls-Looking for a cheese snack with a kick, this baked cheddar snack will satisfy your craving.

*White Cheddar Pops-Healthy snack alternative, 50% less fat than regular white cheddar pops.

*Jalapeno Puffs-Perfect balance between real cheddar cheese and the simple heat of Jalapeno Peppers, 50% less fat.

*Cheddar Cheese Puffs-Baked Cheddar Puff with 65% less fat than the regular cheddar puff. You will love this all natural, wheat free, gluten free snack. Made with real cheese and organic cornmeal, this will be you new favorite snack!
*Cheddar Cheese Curls-Looking for a cheese snack but not all that fat, 50% less fat than the regular cheese curls. Baked crunchy cheddar curl will satisfy your craving, all natural, wheat free, gluten free and made with real cheese.

Let me tell you, we definitely enjoyed all of these snacks and love the fact that they are all baked and never fried. The oldest is starting to get into spicy foods so she was most excited to try the Jalapeno Puffs. Sometimes we have an easy dinner of sandwiches and chips, especially on night when the oldest has soccer practice, so these snacks were a perfect addition to that dinner. She really enjoyed her Jalapeno Puffs as did her dad, who really loves spicy foods. I tried a couple myself and they were delicious not to mention really crunchy. If you love foods with a little kick to them, you will definitely LOVE these. The White Cheddar Pops were my favorite, I love anything cheese but White Cheddar is one of my favorite cheeses out there. These were really light, airy and crispy snacks and I can tell you little one surely liked them, she couldn't get enough! The Cheddar Puffs were my oldest daughter's favorite and she ended up taking most of the bag with her to school with her lunches. She told me she shared some of them with her friends at lunchtime and they thought that they were really yummy. The Cheddar Cheese Curls were really delish too, crispy, crunchy and full of cheese flavor, I put these out at a family cookout that we had at our house and they went really fast. My hubby's favorite was definitely the Hot Chili Pepper Curls, he said they had an awesome flavor to them and pretty good kick as well. I tried a couple and he was definitely right. All of these snacks from Michael Season's would make great snacks for any time of the day, good to put out for parties, or just keep them to yourself. These are snacks you can feel good about eating and giving to your kids. These snacks are not greasy like some of the traditional snacks that you may be used to eating. I can't wait to try all of the other varieties and flavors of snacks that Michael Season's has to offer.

Here are some great reasons to love Michael Season's snacks:
*All natural*Wheat Free
*Gluten Free
*No Trans Fat
*No Preservatives
*No Artificial Colors*No Artificial Flavors
*They are ALL delicious!

In 1976, Michael Season moved his wife and children from Illinois to Oregon to try organic farming. From his Oregon farm, he developed one of the largest natural foods distributorships in the US. When his family returned to the Midwest, Michael started what is known today as Michael Season's potato chips and the product quickly gained a royal following. In 1993, he introduced what is now today's most popular and successful products-Michael Season's Thin & Crispy Potato Chips. Michael Season's is committed to using all natural ingredients and providing an exceptional product at an affordable price. The average price of a bag or chips in the stores nowadays runs anywhere from $2.50 to almost $4.00 a bag. You can get a great tasting, good for you, all natural bag if Michael Season's products for right around $3, a great deal.
In January of 2007, Michael Season's and Mexi-Snacks merges their operations to form Natural Snacks LLC. Both companies have been family owned and operated for over twenty years, each having their roots in the natural products industry. They use natural ingredients so you can enjoy better tasting snacks.

In addition to the Baked Snacks, Michael Season's offers:
*Baked Multigrain Chips-Original, Cheddar, & Honey Chipotle
*Ultimate Puffs & Curls-Cheddar Cheese & White Cheddar
*Baked Potato Chips-Original, Sweet Barbecue, Cheddar & Sour Cream
*Reduced Fat Thin & Crispy- Original, Ripple, Unsalted, Honey Barbecue, Salt & Pepper, & Mediterranean
*Baked Single Serve Bags

You can purchase Michael Season's snacks at Whole Foods, Kroger, Safeway, Roundy's, and Publix as well as purchase them online at Michael Season's online store. You may also purchase Mexi-Snax products here as well. For more information and to see for yourself all of the great products that Michael Season's has to offer, please head over HERE.
The generous folks over at Michael Season's/Natural Snacks LLC. would love to give one lucky Mommy2TwoGirls reader a prize pack featuring a Reusable Tote, a Chip Clip, and TWO bags of Michael Season's Baked Jalapeno Puffs. (approx value $10)

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Giveaway will end on Thursday 6/3 at 7pm EST. Winner will be chosen via and notified by email as well as posted here on my blog. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. Open to US and Canadian residents ONLY! Special thanks to Christine and everyone at Natural Snacks LLC. for sponsoring this giveaway. GOOD LUCK!
Disclosure- I received no monetary compensation for this review, only a free selection of products from Michael Season's/Natural Snacks LLC in exchange for my honest opinions. The words expressed in this review are my own and not influenced by anyone. Additional information provided by Michael Season's website. No purchase necessary and void where prohibited by law.


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