Celestial Seasonings Holiday Tea – Candy Cane Lane Green Tea

Christmas in a cup!

Christmas in a cup!

I love this time of year; the festive decorations, the lights on the trees, candy canes, gingerbread cookies and most of all the seasonal products. I have just stumbled upon Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane Green Tea. I love it!

Candy Cane Lane lives up to its name…It tastes just like candy canes. If you love peppermint you’ll love this tea. It’s Christmas comfort in a mug!

Not only are you getting the health benefits of green tea it makes you feel like you are getting a sweet treat without the sugar or calories and it leaves a nice minty taste in your mouth. This tea is also decaffeinated so it is great tea to have a night while unwinding from a stressful day.

Give it a try and have a little Christmas in a cup.

Single-Gals Approved

Coors Light Ice T tastes like old man

In March, Molson Coors introduced Coors Light Iced T. Coors Light Iced T (C.L.I.T) promises beer drinkers a light and lively brew, comprising the sweet maltiness of Coors Light – Canada’s favorite light beer – with a blend of natural tea and lemon flavors. My response to this is WHY?!

I’m not sure who Coors had in mind when they made this product, was this to get more girls to drink beer? As a girl who likes to drink beer, Coors light beer to be exact. C.L.I.T  is an epic fail! I tried it this past weekend and it tasted like an old alcoholic man. You know the man who has been drinking for so long that alcohol seeps out of his pores, so in order to hide the smell he doused himself in Aqua Velva. The smell of Aqua Velva is so strong that it singes your nose hairs and gets into your mouth, and even after drinking a gallon of water to can’t get rid of the taste. That is the new flavour that Molson Coors decided was going to win over the ladies, last time I checked we gals do not like the taste of an old drunk!

I admit the ads for C.L.I.T are great, they make it look refreshing, mouth-watering and tasty. It is easy to see why none beer drinkers would be tempted to try C.L.I.T. and there may even be a few beer drinkers that have been converted. However with all the money that Molson Coors spent on advertising C.L.I.T they should have reduced the price of Coors Light; why mess with Canada’s favorite light beer. Beer is beer, if you like you like it, if you don’t you don’t!

Molson Coors if you want to gear more to the female market, why not make you current advertising more female friendly, show some gals at the cottage drinking beers and watching the hot buffed landscapers trimming the bushes. You get the idea!

Single Gals Disapprove

Gluten Free Buckwheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love chocolate chip cookies! I do not eat them every day but they are my guilty pleasure when I have a sweet craving. I’m  trying to cut out processed foods from my diet and yet I hate to bake so when I am out at my local health food store I always check to see what brands of Chocolate Chip cookies they have. I have tried many, most were like eating saw dust, dry and woodsy tasting.  Today I stumbled across this cookie made locally here in Toronto at Hub  Locavorium Bakery, so I thought what the hell I will give it a try. The girl at the counter was raving about it and she was right this cookie is delish! It’s got the right amount of chewiness, not to sweet and totally yummy. All the ingredients are organic, it’s Gluten and GMO free. For my gal pals  following the weight watchers plan this cookie is 3 points. So you can have a weekly treat and not feel guilty about it.



Single Gals Approved!

23 Degrees of roasted goodness..

Nothing perks a gal up better than a good cup of Joe. Okay maybe a new pair of shoes or a smile from the hottie you’ve been crushing on is a little better…but let’s be real we all know that doesn’t happen every day. For you coffee drinking gals out there, it is our morning cup of coffee that sets the tone for our day. I know I can’t function without it!
Recently a friend had recommended that I try 23 Degrees Roastery, they are a Toronto company that makes organic fair trade coffee. This appeals to me because they are local, organic and fair trade all good things.
They have five different blends; there is the Mugshot (Espresso), Suckerpunch, Morning Star, Liquid Mettle, and Declawed (decaf).  I tried the Morning Star a light/medium roast which they described as a smooth, mid-bodied brew that brings the scent of fresh fruits to help start, or brighten, your day. Not only did it brighten up my day but that of my fellow co-workers since I thought I’d share this find with the office.  The tantalizing aroma had my co-workers running to the lunch room to see what was a brewing. They all walked and away happily sipping a fresh cup of liquid gold.  
A friend of mine has tried the Mugshot (espresso) because she and her husband have espresso every evening after dinner. They loved it! The only problem was that the bag was not big enough they finished it in 3days!
Next one that I plan to try is the Liquid Mettle described as a rich, full-bodied coffee with chocolate tones, deep wine–like berry and earthy flavours.  Chocolate tones! Deep wine-like berry and earthy flavours! It’s like they made this special for the Ladies! I am waiting until I have the gals over to try it because I think it will be a big success.
Not only is the packaging eye catching with the cool 23 Degrees logo but the coffee is delicious. I highly recommend that all you coffee drinkers give it a try. You can find 23 Degrees on shelves in health food stores throughout Toronto; check out their facebook fan page for more info. 
Happy Brewing!    
Single Gals Approved!

Naked Juice

Recently I was working at the Yoga in Motion event in Toronto and one of the vendors at this event was Naked Juice. They did not have a representative at their table just numerous bottles of their Green Machine juice for participants to take.  I usually stay away from bottled juices and smoothies but I thought since it is there and free to take that I would check it out.  The label states that it is a 100% fruit & vegetable smoothie with NO sugar added (Awesome!).  The fruits in this smoothie drink are 2 ¾ apples, 1/3 kiwi, ½ banana, 1/3 mango and a hint of pineapple, the vegetable portion is a green machine powder mix that includes (Spirulina, chlorella, broccoli, spinach, barely grass, wheat grass, parsley, Ginger Root, Blue Green Algae, garlic extract) This is definitely a healthy nutritious juice, now you may be thinking how does it taste? …Like pears! I know there are no pears in this juice but that is what the taste reminds me of bartlett pears. It’s delicious!!

I would not recommend that you drink the whole 450ml bottle in one shot. There is no added sugar but since there is so much fruit the sugar content is still high at 28g per 250ml. I think this smoothie would be great as a post workout drink, use half the bottle and put in a scoop of protein.  The fruit will help restore your depleted glucose and protein for muscle repair.

This is an American company and as far as I can find out they do not sell here in Canada. I am going to assume since they had their product at the Yoga in Motion event in Toronto that means they will be coming to Canada soon. If you see it, give it a try and maybe you can let us know where you found it.
Single Gals Approved!

Cookin Greens Spinach, Kale, Rapini and Designer Mix

Cookin’ Greens are dark-leafy greens that are farm picked and within six hours, double-washed, double blanched, chopped and flash frozen. There are four Cookin Greens products available which include chopped spinach, chopped kale, chopped rapini and a Designer mix which is a blend of spinach, collards, rapini, yellow bean and onion. My favorite is the kale, I would never have bought fresh kale because I have no clue what to do with it. However with Cookin Greens it is easy, I just heat up some olive oil, add garlic, add my Cookin Greens chopped kale, I also like to add sun dried tomatoes, diced chicken breast to make a complete meal. Cooking greens is great for a Single Gal because you can use as much as you need and put the rest back in the freezer. You can add greens to everything when you have Cookin Greens on hand, all you have to do is reach into the bag and grab a handful to toss in pasta sauce, your omelette or stir fry.
This is a great product to add to a healthy diet and the quick easy convince is just what a Single Gal needs. To give it a try look for it at a retailer near you.

Single Gals Approved!

New Grist Gluten Free Beer

Lately I have notice that beer, my favorite alcoholic beverage, has not been agreeing with me. I tried different brands from light brews to dark ales and I wouldn’t feel good even after just one drink. I’m thinking that there is something in regular beer that I may be allergic to. So I started looking for alternatives, and I came across New Grist Gluten Free Beer made with sorghum (a grain), rice extract, hops, water, and gluten-free yeast.
This pale ale has a bitter slightly fruity flavor, at first I was a little thrown off by the fruity flavor but after a few sips it grows on you and it tastes quite good. The best part is there is no bloating or cramping like what I typically feel from regular beer. Also New Grist has a 5.7% Alcohol so it is a little stronger, so be careful especially if you are a light drinker!
So if you are a beer drinker and lately you think that maybe beer does not like you or if you’re just looking for something that tastes a little different, then give this one a try!

This product is Single Gals Approved

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