Sunday, January 28, 2018

Check Out ShopRite’s Wholesome Pantry Products and Snack Smarter in 2018 (Review) #WholesomePantry

Disclosure:  I was sent samples from the vendor in exchange for an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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Dried Fruits and Nuts

Can you believe that we are almost into February?  Boy, this year is flying by already. Maybe it is because of all the snowstorms, illness or craziness in our lives...but, for my family, it feels like we have been going non-stop.  With the craziness of life, it can be hard to keep new year's resolutions.  How are your going?  Are you keeping up with the gym or your 2018 exercise regime?  Are you working hard to eat healthier meals and snacks?  I have shared how I am trying to make more "me time" to lessen the stress of life, as well as make a point to do date night outside the house, at least every other month, so that my husband and I can reconnect without the girls around.  While I am not looking to loose weight -- even though I would be happy if I did :-) -- I am trying to stock the pantry with healthy and wholesome snacks for the whole family, as well as serve up meals that are not only something my girls will eat, but that are also healthy and with fresh ingredients.  While I haven't been able to keep "me time" and date nights out with my husband since we kicked off 2018 due to the flu, pneumonia and other illnesses that have hit our house and gone through everyone once or twice, I have been able to keep the house stocked with healthy snacks that everyone has been loving, and asking for more of. 

Thanks to a recent opportunity to sample and review Wholesome Pantry snacks available from ShopRite markets, both of my two picky eater daughters are in love with almond butter and trail mix, which contains sunflower seeds, organic raisins and dried fruits and nuts.  Do you have a ShopRite market near you?  We have some in CT and I shop there when I am in the area, as I love the sales and deals, but also their Wholesome Pantry store brand of products.

Wholesome Pantry: So Simple

"Snacking is part of our daily lives, and ShopRite’s Wholesome Pantry line elevates the snacking experience by returning to simple, authentic ingredients at an affordable price point. Since launching in December 2016, ShopRite has introduced hundreds of Wholesome Pantry products, extending to nearly every aisle, including frozen, produce, dairy, and meat, along with more than 35 wholesome snack varieties."

Like I said, I was sent a sampling of new Wholesome Pantry to try out with my family, and each and every product sent was a huge hit with everyone. And, since receiving I had shopped ShopRite to pick up more of these healthy and wholesome snacks for on-the-go snacking for my girls, and my husband has been working hard to keep one of his resolutions of reaching for healthy snacks while at work.  

Here are the products I was recently sent:

Wholesome Pantry Organic Crushed Pepper and Truffle Oil Popcorn --- Finished with a hint of elegant truffle oil and a dash of spicy pepper for a purely rich treat

I am a huge popcorn fan.  While it was hard to give up butter popcorn a couple years back, after sampling the Wholesome Pantry Organic Crushed Pepper and Truffle Oil Popcorn, I found myself wondering why I ever ate butter popcorn, as this one was so delicious.  The crushed pepper is not to strong, and gives just the right am out of spice to a handful of popcorn.  And, the truffle oil makes me feel like I am eating a decadent popcorn, with this luxurious oil.  Yum! is all that I can say, as I sit here now wishing I had more of this popcorn to snack on -- my husband and I finished off the bag I opened during our in-home date night this past Friday.  I was surprised that my husband loved this popcorn so much, as he is not usually a popcorn fan.  But, like me, he liked the hint of pepper, paired with the truffle oil.

Wholesome Pantry Organic Pecan Halves --- Packed with nutrients, these nuts enrich favorite recipes or can be enjoyed along as a snack

My husband was quick to grab this bag of these pecans to bring to work with him, as he said they would be great with the oatmeal he makes in the morning there for breakfast.  He cooks up instant oats, drizzles it with honey or maple syrup and crumbles up pecans to add to it, before he stirs up and enjoy.  He couldn't believe how big the pecan halves were and how fresh they tasted.  I have since stocked up on a few packages of these pecans, to have on hand for baking, and so that he can have for his breakfast and for mid-day snacking.

Wholesome Pantry Organic Energy Mix --- A satisfying mix of sunflower seed, organic raisins, dried cranberries, nuts and dried apples

My husband and I were both impressed with this energy mix, partly because of the all the fresh ingredients added to it, but also that is contained sunflower seeds, which you don't usually find with a trail or energy mix.  With every handful of this mix, you find yourself getting a sampling of dried fruit, nuts and seeds.  Both my husband and I found ourselves getting full after having a couple of this is a great snack to reach for if you are looking to fill up between meals, or need a pick me up or are craving a sweet treat that is healthy for you.  This is yet another Wholesome Pantry product I have stocked up on and make a point to have on hand in the pantry for my husband to grab a bag to bring to work, or for me to grab when I find myself on the go with my girls and need a healthy snack to enjoy between meals.

Wholesome Pantry Freeze Dried Fuji Apple Fruit Crisps --- Flavorful and portable, these low-calorie treats are great on the go

My oldest daughter, Savannah, loves dried fruit especially apples, so I knew she would be a great person to have sample and compare to other dried apple pouches we have bought in the past.  Savannah tried these dried apples, and it was hard for her to share, as she said they were so good, and she kept reaching into the bag for another apple piece.  She loved how the apple pieces were big and full of flavor.  

She loved letting them melt on her tongue so she could have the apple flavor linger.  I made a special trip to ShopRite a couple weeks ago just to pick this dried fruit snack up as we ran out and Savannah kept asking for them at snack-time.  And, being a picky eater, it is hard to get her to eat foods, and when I find food and snacks she likes, I like to have on hand so it isn't a battle to make her eat.

Wholesome Pantry Almond Butter ---  A delectable nut butter with the perfect balance of flavor, smoothness and creaminess

Like I said in the beginning of my post, the almond butter was the first product we all tried, and that both of my girls loved and kept reaching for a spoon to grab a scoop, or they would ask for toast for breakfast or lunch, just so that they could smooth on the oh so tasty almond butter on their toast.  They also enjoy dipping apple slices into the almond butter, too.  

This nut butter is full of flavor and so creamy and smooth.  I have tried an assortment of almond butters over the years, and have to say that this one is by far my favorite one.  It is the perfect balance of flavor, creaminess and smoothness, in a product that you can enjoy right out of the jar, spread on toast or crackers or used to dip fruit into.

I could go on and on about how much fun my family had sampling the new Wholesome Pantry products mentioned above, available at your local ShopRite market, but, instead of getting your hungry or wishing you had these tasty snacks on hand to enjoy, why not add these products to your shopping list and pick up the next time you shop at ShopRite?  Once you try these and other Wholesome Pantry products you will see why people, including my family, drive out of our way to pick up these great tasting snacks and products, and stock our pantries with.  The prices of these products are great for families on a budget, but don't skimp on flavor.  Each and every product tastes amazing and you are left happy and satisfied.

To learn more about these and other Wholesome Pantry products available from ShopRite, which are all free from preservatives, additives or colors, head on over to today. I can't wait to see which Wholesome Pantry products become hits with your family.
Have fun sampling these great healthy products with your family -- we sure did!

Disclosure:  I was sent samples from the vendor in exchange for an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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