Grab the snack that gives back #ThisBarSavesLives

Every year, severe acute malnutrition claims the lives of 2.6 million children. That’s one child every 12 seconds. But here’s the thing…it’s preventable. If we each made even a small effort, this could be a reality of the past.

That’s where This Bar Saves Lives comes in (founded by actors and activists Kristen Bell, Ryan Devlin, Todd Grinnell and Ravi Patel). They’re the makers of 3 delicious, non-GMO snack bars packed with superfoods.

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Whole Foods brought them in stores to bring awareness to their buy-one, give-one movement. For each bar you purchase, one life-saving packet of Plumpy’Nut®—a nutrient-rich paste—is donated to a malnourished child across the world.

Learn more about the bars, the cause, and ordering at http://www.thisbarsaveslives.com/pages/faq

This morning, I’m not just enjoying my snack while at work – I’m saving lives!

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Okay, it’s great that they make a difference, but how do they taste? I think they taste great! In-fact they have replaced my usual morning granola bars. The Wild Blueberry Pistachio is by far my favorite. I plan to continue buying them when my case is gone.

How about you? Tell me, where do you save lives?

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Kernel Season’s Movie Night Party Pack, a great gift for any movie lover. #Giveaway

Kernel Season’s Movie Night Party Pack! Available at participating Walmart store locations just in time for the holiday season, Movie Night Party Pack will be on shelves November 12 – 25. The Movie Night Party Pack features 4 mini jars of our shake-on, all natural popcorn seasoning blends (White Cheddar, Butter, Nacho Cheddar and Kettle Corn) and 2 dual packs of our premium popping corn and popping oil.

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I recently received a Kernel Season’s Movie Night Party Pack for review. We enjoyed it during a recent family movie night. Already big fans of Kernel Season’s, this was a fun surprise for our kids. Pairing it with homemade DIY microwave popcorn was a real highlight of the night.

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Check out the video and in 3 easy steps, Jasmin Fine, of 1FineCookie.com, will show you how to make great tasting popcorn at home in just a few minutes.

With a SRP of just $6.98, it’s easy to give the gift of fresh and flavorful popcorn perfect to any movie buff and foodie this year. Making it a great addition to the Five Dollar Shake 2014 Holiday Gift Guide!

Enter to win!

You also have the chance to win a Kernel Season’s Movie Night Party Pack here on Five Dollar Shake. Enter to win by using the widget below. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. Winner must be 18+ and live within the confidential U.S. No PO boxes please. One winner will be chosen and contacted by email on November 30th.

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Back to School snacks & sandwiches with Boar’s Head

With the kids back to school, anytime is a great time for delicious sandwiches and snacks with Boar’s Head products.

Easy ham roll-ups (made with low sodium Boar’s Head Deli Sliced Ham), along with fresh fruit and veggies make for a perfect after school/ study snack. It not only taste great, but it gives our teenage daughter a balance of energy and brain power that she needs to get through the school week.

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About Boar’s Head:
“Since 1905, Boar’s Head has been a family business. In the beginning we had a very simple idea: Make the finest cold cuts possible. Nothing less. More than a century later, we remain committed to continuously improving our time-honored processes so that we can meet the unwavering standards of quality and service that our customers have come to expect – and deserve.”

All of Boar’s Head premium products contain no fillers, no by-products, no artificial colors or flavors, no gluten, and zero grams of trans fat per serving. So, it’s no surprise to us, that Boar’s Head is our family’s first choice when it comes to sandwiches.

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and we LOVE sandwiches! Knowing that sliced meats are not always made of the best ingredients, my husband and I try to stick with a healthy, lower sodium option whenever available.

Boar’s Head makes that easy by offering a nice varity. Bologna, Black forrest ham, Oven roasted beef, Oven roasted turkey to name a few of the meats. They also offer a nice selection of cheeses such as Swiss, Muenster, Lacey Swiss, American and more. See a complete list on their website.

When shopping – I always ask for Boar’s Head by name. You can really taste the difference.

One of our favorite ways to enjoy Boar’s Head in is Ovengold® Turkey Slaw Sliders!

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“Enjoy the perfect combination of sweet and savory with coleslaw and Boar’s Head Fiery Chipotle Gourmaise™ deliciously layered on our Ovengold® Turkey, then crowned with a pretzel bun.”

Visit the Boar’s Head website for this, and a variety of other great recipes.

Do you have a favorite sandwich recipe? Try it next time with Boar’s Head, available at your local butcher/ deli and where perineum fine meats are sold.

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PB Crave 4 Flavor Variety Pack Review & Giveaway #pbcrave

Curt’s Peanut Butter Company has developed four unique PB Crave flavors. The exciting new premium peanut butter is produced by Sweet Harvest Foods in Cannon Falls, MN and is now available at Walmart Supercenters and Cost Plus World Market stores across the US.

Mmmm, did someone say peanut butter? BP Crave takes peanut butter to a whole new level! With four mouthwatering, natural peanut butter blends — each mixing favorite flavors with premium peanut butter — for a new twist on an old classic.

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I recently received the above PB Crave 4 Flavor Variety Pack for my family to review. We go through a lot of peanut butter in our house, so to say this has been a welcomed review, is a real understatement.

We put peanut butter on almost everything! Sandwiches, toast, apples, bagels, waffles, pancakes, pretzels, gram crackers, to just name a few.

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PB Crave is artisan-crafted using high-quality ingredients and proven practices.

–No hydrogenated oil
–No artificial flavors
–No syrups
–No high-fructose corn syrup
–Gluten and cholesterol free
–Small batches, artisan crafted
–USDA-approved manufacturing
–Fun, delicious and nutritious

While the Choco Choco is amazing on anything, the Cookie Nookie was the first of the four flavors to be finished. I think my husband might have been adding a little on top of his evening ice cream. Who would blame him? This stuff is delicious! All four flavors have been a hit with my family. The only, even close to negative thing I’ve heard is a mention that each jar requires a lot of string when opened. But no worries – once you give it a stir, there are a ton of yummy treats to be blended in each jar. I assume that has something to do with the all natural process of how it’s made. Judging by the quality and taste, I wouldn’t change a thing!

My current addiction – CoCo Bananas spread thick on-top of chocolate chip waffles. Yum!

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PB Crave is a delicious twist on peanut butter. But, don’t just take my word for it. PB Crave is now available at Walmart Supercenters and Cost Plus World Market stores across the US. Shop online or to use the store locator visit www.pbcrave.com.

Get social with PB Crave!

On Facebook and Twitter #pbcrave .

You can also enter to win a PB Crave 4 Flavor Variety Pack here on my blog! Enter to win by using the widget below. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. Winner must be 18+ and live within the lower 48 states. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted by email on September 5th.

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We celebrated Milk Chocolate Day with Balance Bar #Giveaway

Attention chocolate lovers! Did you know that Milk Chocolate Day is 7/28? It’s already behind us this year, but just because there is a day titled “Milk Chocolate Day” doesn’t mean you need to ruin your health or diet. Milk Chocolate Day or any day is the perfect time to enjoy a delicious and healthy chocolate treat from Balance Bar!

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I recently received the above box of chocolate bars from Balance Bar. A delicious mix of Chocolate Craze and Double Chocolate Brownie bars for my family to help me review.

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They almost seem too good to be true, decadent and rich, it’s hard to believe these nutritious chocolate bars are for real! Our teenage daughter loves the Double Chocolate Brownie bars, and I’m crazy about the Chocolate Craze bars. Being individually wrapped these bars are great for on the go families like ours. Perfect for a mid-afternoon snack. Not only do Balance Bars tackle my daily sweet tooth, but they give me a nice boost that helps me finish out my day. They also pair great with popcorn. I love my salty, sweet combo while watching movies!

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Balance Bars are avaible in several varieties. For great tips on staying healthy and energized, connect with Balance Bar on Facebook and Twitter.

Enter to win!

Enter to win a mix of Chocolate Craze and Double Chocolate Brownie bars from Balance Bar by using the widget below.

You’ll need a valid email address to enter. If you have any issue with the widget or would prefer to enter by email, please contact me at shakingit@gmail.com. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted by email on August 27th. Winner must be 18+ and live within the U.S. No PO Boxes please.

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Kernel Season’s Seasoning Review & Giveaway #Kernelseasons #Shakeupyourflavor

It’s no secret that my family watches a lot of movies. It’s also no secret that movies often require snacks. Our family’s favorite is popcorn. Movies and popcorn pretty much come as a pair around here. Kind of like peanut butter and jelly. I just can’t imagine one without the other. Being a self proclaimed expert in both movies and snacks, I’m thrilled to have recently receive a variety of Kernel Season’s seasoning shakers to review here on my blog. I love the idea of kicking up our popcorn a notch by shaking on some flavor.

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It all started back in 1999, when college student Brian Taylor was looking for a way to add some pop to his favorite snack, popcorn. In 2000, Brian teamed up with experienced flavor experts to perfect the recipes and began developing a seasoning line. In 2005, Kernel Season’s Popcorn Seasoning started shaking up the flavor in grocery stores, movie theaters and millions of homes around the globe. Kernel Season’s is now the leader in the popcorn-seasoning category.

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Popcorn lovers be prepared – Kernel Season’s seasoning is available in more than a dozen flavors, and with an 18 month shelf life, you have time to experience them all. This is one product my family has been more than happy to help me review. While our teenage daughter and I might not agree on the amount of seasoning to add to our popcorn (she adds way too much), we can agree that Kernel Season’s Caramel seasoning is the bomb! Though the geek in me does love some Bacon Cheddar – come on’ it’s bacon. On my popcorn – bacon! My husband is a fan of the Garlic Parmesan, and my niece chose the Ranch seasoning as her favorite. Also high on the list is the White Cheddar seasoning. In-fact it might just be our first empty shaker.

It’s been so much fun sharing Kernel Season’s Seasoning and asking for opinions. The only flavor photoed above that has not been loved is the Kettle Corn. I’m not sure what happened there, when all the rest are so darn good.

More than just on top of popcorn, Kernel Season’s Seasoning shakes up the flavor of so many other foods. So far I’ve tried Kernel Season’s Ranch seasoning on corn on the cob, Butter + Bacon Cheddar on baked potatoes and White Cheddar on fresh green beans. All were delicious. From pork chops to milk shakes you can find all kinds of fun recipes to try on the Kernel Season’s Recipe page. Also, don’t forget to check each shaker cap for a fun little flavor tip.

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One lucky Five Dollar Shake reader will win a fun Kernel Season’s 8 Seasoning Gift Basket (includes 2 Microwave Popcorn Pks) to Shake up your flavor!

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Enter to win by using the widget below. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. If you have any issue with the widget or would prefer to enter by email, please contact me at shakingit@gmail.com. One winner will be chosen on August 8th and contacted by email. Winner must be 18+ and live in the US, not including Alaska or Hawaii.

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Free Popcorn Tuesdays @ MJR

It’s back…

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Free popcorn! Yes, please! I love that they’re also offering one free refill. Not that I’ve ever gone back for seconds.

Free small popcorn with purchase @ Cinemark

Visit the Cinemark Facebook page and click on the Weekly Coupons tab to score a Cinemark coupon valid for a free small popcorn with the purchase of any bottled water, FUZE or Vitamin water.

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Coupon is valid through Wednesday, February 12th.