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Review: Quaker Overnight Oats

I got the opportunity to test out Quaker's new overnight oats for free to test out from Sample Source, although I got the products for free all the opinions are my own.

Sample Source sent me a coupon so that I could pick out my preference of flavor- I chose the Walnut, Raisin & Honey flavor as it seemed like the least sweet out of the options.

Quaker Overnight Oats

I was a little hesitant to try this product as I'm not the biggest fan of oatmeal (just can't stand that squishy texture) but the crunch of the walnuts balanced out the texture quite well.

Ingredients:

WHOLE GRAIN ROLLED OATS, SUGAR, WALNUTS COATED WITH ROSEMARY EXTRACT (TO HELP PROTECT FLAVOR), RAISINS, QUINOA, FLAXSEED, SALT, HONEY, NATURAL FLAVOR

I'm always a fan of products that you can read and understand all the ingredients.

Quaker Overnight Oats
Quaker Overnight Oats

Overall this was a solid product, the convenience is certainly there with the service size and easy prep however it was way too sweet for my liking- plus I'm actually trying to reduce my plastic usage so these little cups really don't encourage that.

I personally wouldn't buy it again however for someone who enjoys sweet oatmeal and someone who is on the go this would be a perfect addition to their pantry.

Review: Orville Redenbacher's Caramel & White Cheddar Popcorn

Every Wednesday I take some time to review a product, place or experience in hopes I'll inspire someone to try something new! 

I had the opportunity to sample some of Orville Redenbacher's new creations!

CARAMEL & WHITE CHEDDAR

Popcorn

I received this product free/complimentary for testing purposes but all opinions are my own." So far it's delicious! Loving the white cheddar for sure. The caramel is super sweet but still pretty good I must say.

Caramel White Cheddar

My only critiques for the flavors would be that the caramel popcorn was SUPER sweet so I found myself digging through trying to find the white cheddar kernels more often then not. However that's a me thing- I'm just not big on sweets. 

Popcorn

I also found the packaging ridiculously large for the amount of popcorn actually inside the bag. Huge bag, huge box- which got shipped Canada post? Couldn't have been cheap. I get it they're trying to look competitive next to maybe a not so premium flavor- but it was a bit of a disappointment when I opened the bag.

However overall I did enjoy the product and I would definitely buy it again for a special treat on movie night or if I'm just having people over.

Popcorn

 

Thanks Orville Redenbacher and to Influenster Canada for giving me the opportunity to try this out!

Review: East Coast Hub Saloon & Hoghorn BBQ

Every Wednesday afternoon I take some time to review a product, place or experience in hopes I'll inspire someone to try something new!

So it was Monday afternoon, I was minding my own business when I get a frantic text from my boyfriend stating "We're going out for dinner... My treat. Tell me when you can go out" 

East Coast Hub Saloon

Whelp I never say no to a free food so Tuesday night we headed out for dinner! He informed we were going to the "Hub too" in Dartmouth which I always remembered it t be a dirty bar that I would never want to go near.. But apparently recently it has changed owners! I had noted the beautiful painted mural in the past but my thought process really ended there for the poor old bar.

We arrived a few minutes before 6PM, the dining room area is petite but functional, one waitress can manage the whole place herself. We chose a seat in the top corner comfortably on the slightly warn booth seats (they were a tad ripped up- they could probably use some reupholstering.) Not much seemed to be updated in the dining area, but from what we heard the kitchen was redone completely to cater to their smoky BBQ menu. 

I'll start off by warning there is definitely some growing pains with the servers... The waitress was pretty quick to arrive at our table. We ordered our drinks, Mike got a Pepsi and a water and I ordered the same... I only got my water womp womp.

Pulled pork from the East Coast Hub Saloon

Pulled pork from the East Coast Hub Saloon

After that we took a look at the Menu, it's a one pager all meat and very select options (always a good sign that the food is going to be amazing). I ordered the pulled pork and Mike got the brisket. Mike got fries for a side and I got beans... Which sadly I never received.... I also ordered deep fried pickles... which they were out of... BUT I will say that the meat was absolutely delicious! Lots of flavor and the portions are great. The fries were amazing as well, they were soft but fully cooked and had an incredible amount of flavor.

Brisket from the East coast hub saloon

Brisket from the East coast hub saloon

To summarize; great food, not so great service... However every new place deserves some growing pain time and the server was incredibly friendly. We'll be back, and I have no doubt my opinion on this place will grow. (I hope..)

Prices are reasonable for the delicious food (and I was happy to see I wasn't charged for the things I ordered and never received. Also.... LOOK at that wine price!

Hoghorn BBQ