Friday, July 31, 2020

Brooklyn Born Chocolate's Review

When you think of chocolate, you may be thinking about that candy bar, by the check out register in the grocery store. But real chocolate is made by a chocolatier, and is made with cacao, meaning bean to bar.

The company Brooklyn Born Chocolate, product creations are made by such, a chocolatier. Their chocolate bars are made with simple and fine ingredients, and with Tumbador chocolate. The Paleo line of chocolate bars are made with simple ingredients, and USDA certified chocolate. The chocolate bars are unprocessed, vegan, paleo, and have no additives what so ever.

Jean-Francois Bonnet is the Executive pastry Chef, behind these amazing chocolate creations. From a small town in France, he always had the passion for pastry. And it paid off, because in 2005 and in 2006, he was listed among Dessert Professional Magazine as one of the top ten pastry Chefs in America. Pretty impressive!

Now everyone can taste his wonderful creations, that he so passionately creates. These confections are not only blends of exotic fruits, spices, and herbs, but have all American ingredients like peanuts, crispy rice, and graham crackers included. On the outside of the bars is a very exquisite design, that is very elegant, as are the flavors.

The designs of the luxury chocolates are in a league of their own, apart from other chocolate. Creating partnerships with boutique's, hotels, resorts, and major corporations, and gourmet markets as well. Their private label chocolates are wonderful welcoming sweets, for all hospitality services.

And if you have a special event coming up, you can even choose to design your very memorable souvenir. Including logo's, artwork, and your own personalized text. They have every thing they need to make your custom favors stunning.

The company is also community based, believing that staff is as special and diverse as its products. There are many members of the Tumbador chocolate family that are given a second chance through community based programs, such as Goodwill and The Fortune Society. You can learn more at

From Rahway, NJ, my home state, I have the honor of tasting these amazing Brooklyn Born Chocolates, that have been recognized by The Wall Street Journal, Grub Street, The New York Times, and so many more.

The first set of chocolate bars for my family and I to taste, are from the Brooklyn Born Keto selection. These wonderful tasting, and delicious keto bars are made with either dark chocolate or milk chocolate. So that our palates do not get overwhelmed, we will taste a small piece of each chocolate bar. Tasting them like fine wine, slowly and taking a break, so that we can continue without losing the ability to savor the unique blends.

Up first, is the Brooklyn Born Keto chocolate bar, coconut milk. This bar is made with milk chocolate. Created, with 40 percent milk chocolate, and lightly toasted coconut milk and a nice hint of vanilla bean. And to get the sweetness, it is done so naturally using Monk fruit. Monk fruit sweeteners, are made from Monk Fruit extract. This exact is sweeter then sugar, but has zero calories, zero carbohydrates, zero sodium, and zero fat. The other premium ingredients include: organic cacao butter, organic coconut powder, organic tapioca fiber, organic cacao liquor, organic chia seeds, organic monk fruit extract, organic vanilla, sea salt. Now it is important to remember, these are fine quality pure chocolate bars, not your grocery store products. They may require you to get a taste for them, but once you do, you will never turn back. The texture is not grainy at all, and the chocolate just melts in your mouth. The sweetness is so perfect, not under or over. They are a very tasty indulgent for any chocolate craving.

The next tasting of Brooklyn Born Chocolates, is their dark chocolate Himalayan sea salt flavor. This is a dark chocolate at 70 percent, then creating a sweet and salty taste, with Himalayan sea salt. Also, for the natural sweetness, Monk fruit  was used again. The premium ingredient list consist of : organic dark chocolate, organic cacao liquor, organic tapioca fiber, organic cacao butter, organic monk fruit extract, organic vanilla, sea salt, organic lemon oil, organic coffee beans, sea salt. The dark chocolate bar is very low in fat, so it makes a great treat for everyone. The wonders of having chocolate with Himalayan sea salt are just amazing. And the fact that these are Keto, bars is even more amazing. It is very easy to become obsessed with all these bars, that is how fantastic the flavors are. The balance of the sat to the chocolate is in perfect balance. Brooklyn Born Chocolates was able to create an impeccable tasting bar with this combo.

Moving on is the Brooklyn Born Chocolate, Lemon Coffee flavor, a first for my family and I. This bar is also dark chocolate of 70 percent. Made with, organic dark chocolate,  organic cacao liquor, organic tapioca fiber, organic cacao butter, organic monk fruit extract, organic vanilla, sea salt, organic lemon oil, organic coffee beans, sea salt. The flavor profile, of mixing lemon and coffee, is truly delightful. Did you know if you hold your nose while tasting a piece of fine chocolate, you can really identify the sweetness. Sounds silly but it works. The texture of this bar, is not grainy, but very smooth. There is no bitterness at all from the coffee, purely a wonderful creamy bar with exquisite elements.

Now for those who love chocolate and mint, this next bar is for you. It is Brooklyn Born Keto chocolate bar with mint cacao nibs. The ingredient list is, organic dark chocolate,  organic cacao liquor, organic tapioca fiber, organic cacao butter, organic monk fruit extract, organic vanilla, sea salt, organic cacao nibs, organic peppermint oil. The chocolate percentage of this bar is 70 percent. You get the nice refreshing flavor of mint, with a hint of vanilla. The chocolate bar just melts so nice in your mouth. The notes of peppermint are deep, but yet smooth, and the bar has a nice natural gritty texture, with the nibs. If you don't know about nibs, they are cacao nibs that have been crushed up into pieces. The same bean that makes up the chocolate bar. You still get a nice sweet, not bitter taste when eating a piece.

For the last Keto bar, from Brooklyn Born Chocolate, it was their flavor dark chocolate with salted almonds. This is another perfect pairing, of ingredients. The other ingredients that make up this wonderful bar are, organic dark chocolate, organic cacao liquor, organic tapioca fiber, organic cacao butter, organic monk fruit extract, organic vanilla, sea salt, organic toasted almond, sea salt. Almonds work so well with dark chocolate, and paired with the sea salt, you get such a exquisite melody of taste. This bar is also nice and smooth, with a little crunch. When you taste the bar, you not only see how well it was crafted, but taste it as well. There is no bitterness, and is great for you Chocoholics. The final experience tasting these Keto bars, was a true culinary adventure. 

Brooklyn Born Chocolate also sent to me some of their Paleo chocolate bars. These are great vegan bars, but you don’t have to be vegan to enjoy them.

The first in this line of Paleo chocolate bars was the flavor, coffee hazelnut. The chocolate bar is also made with simple natural ingredients, organic dark chocolate, organic cacao beans, organic cacao butter, organic coconut sugar, organic coffee beans, toasted organic hazelnuts. This chocolate from Brooklyn Born Chocolates is amazing enough, but add coffee and hazelnuts to the mix, and you have a delicious elegant bar. The artistry put into every bar is phenomenal. The melding of the dark chocolate, with coffee, is very complemented, it has a nice rich deep flavor profile. The chocolate percentage is 70 percent for this bar. It is not only smooth, but very decadent. A little fact is the high the percentage is of the cacao, the darker the chocolate, and the higher the flavonid antioxidants are. Even though being a dark chocolate, there is no bitterness to it. You get a true symphony in your mouth. The combo of the cacao also enhances the flavor of the hazelnuts, that your taste buds just fall in love with. You not only see the Hazelnut bits in the chocolate bar, there is plenty in there, to enjoy in every bite.

For another nut flavor, Brooklyn Born chocolates included the bar with almond butter. The ingredients for this bar have, organic dark chocolate, organic cacao beans organic cacao butter, organic coconut sugar, organic almond butter, sea salt. On top of great ingredients, there are many health benefits to these Paleo chocolate bars. They are, Vegan, Paleo, All Natural, Non-GMO, Certified Organic, Primal, Unprocessed, and No Additives. You have the, stunning art work on top, and the creamy almond butter inside, making for a very decadent chocolate bar. This to is made with 70 percent dark chocolate. The flavor profile of this chocolate bar from Brooklyn Born Chocolates is everything exquisite and more. It is creamy and dreamy!

For the next nut flavored bar, from Brooklyn Born Chocolates, is their banana cashew. This is a unique pairing that has ingredients of, organic dark chocolate, organic cacao beans, organic cacao butter, organic coconut sugar, organic bananas, organic cashews. When you break a piece of, you can see the cashew bits, and again there is plenty of them. Melding the banana, along with cashews, takes your taste buds to heaven and back. The bar has a nice creamy texture, with the cashews coming in after the chocolate melts in your mouth. It is like eating a five star chocolate banana. A very refined flavor pairing.

The last bar from Brooklyn Born Chocolates, is their Paleo bar, coconut chia. The fine ingredients for this bar are, organic dark chocolate, organic cacao beans, organic cacao butter, organic coconut sugar, organic coconut, organic chia seeds. This is another unique melding of ingredients with a 70 percent dark chocolate. The chocolate bar is creamy, and as it melts in your mouth, the chia seeds start to emerge. Over all the flavor profile as well as the taste is exquisite. It is a very well blended, all natural chocolate bar, with simple ingredients, that you fall in love with on first bite.

If you want more information on these artisan chocolates, visit Brooklyn Born Chocolates online or on Amazon.

Tasting bean to bar chocolate is a true culinary experience!

Disclaimer: Momzdailyscoops has personally reviewed the product listed above. Momzdailyscoops has not received any monetary compensation for her review. Momzdailyscoops did receive a free product to try out so Momzdailyscoops could evaluate and use it for her review. Momzdailyscoops thoughts & opinions in this review are unbiased & honest and your opinions may differ. Camera and lighting might effect appearance of product/products.

Casa M Spice Company Review

From Casa M Spice Company, located in Denton Texas, I received a stunning gift pack of spices to taste and talk about. The gift set is seven stainless shaker's that contain, Casa M Spice Companies famous blends. You also get a nice apron, and tote bag. The gift set is ready for just that, a wonderful gift for someone special in your life.

Casa M Spice Company, was established when Mike Hernandez and Manny Hernandez, were sick of being only able to share their initial spice blends with their closest friends and colleagues. Though the name is recent, over two decades of July 4th barbecues, birthday potlucks, and holiday dinners, their blends were tried, checked, and mastered. Today they are working tirelessly to make Chain Reaction ready for you to celebrate with everyone that shares your table. Their spices are far too good to hang on to themselves. So from their home to yours they want to share good tasting food with you!

"Feli" introduced Mike and Manny to one of the core products of Casa M Spice Company, the Chile Seco. This compact and strong Mexican chili brings the spices of Casa M Spice Company, their intense strength and amazing taste. Casa M Spice Company, uses only the finest Chile Seco, which is still directly obtained from Mexican producers.

That being said, I took two days to cook, with these seasoning blends, that Casa M Spice Company so passionately created.

Day One:

The dinner started with a nice pumpkin and chickpea salad, and was seasoned to perfection with Casa M Spice Company Good Shepherd Lamb Seasoning. This seasoning blend gave my salad a fresh, smoky, sweet, and nice spicy kick. The heat level for this seasoning is a one Chile Seco. The seasoning blend is so easy to use, because it already comes in a stunning stainless steel shaker. This seasoning blend was created for lamb, but being adventurous in cooking I decided to add it to a salad. The blend is nicely grinded, to a fine perfection. The Casa M Spice Company Good Shepherd Lamb Seasoning, really transformed my salad to new levels. It's a great seasoning with very low sodium, low salt, no msg, and is keto friendly. Great for those who are looking out to eat healthy. Ingredients in the seasoning blend starts with Chain Reaction, and then has added all natural ingredients, including black pepper, mustard, and nice aromatics. The heat level was just right, it was enough to excite your taste, but not over controlled to where you can't talk. The Good Shepherd Lamb Seasoning blend gave my salad a robust flavor that was very satisfying.

Moving on to a wonderful tasting appetizer, I made some chicken wings roasted in the oven and seasoned with the Free Range Chicken blend. This was the only flavor I added to the wings, so all the taste came from the Free Range Chicken seasoning from Casa M Spice Company. Not only did the seasoning blend give my wings a transformed taste, it gave them a beautiful color. The seasoning blend Free Range Chicken, has expertly blended Barbecue chicken spices and seasonings in the ingredient list. Along with all the other natural ones as well. You can use this seasoning blend, if you are grilling, baking or frying, it's very versatile. And what you have as the end result is a remarkable taste that goes all the way down to the bone. The heat level from the Chile Seco is a two, with the heat creeping, upon you near the end of your bite. Another great feature to all of Casa M Spice Companies products are that they are dairy, soy and nut free. Making them great for vegan, keto diets, and those looking for natural seasoning blends with signature flavors. Every bite you take gives you a flavor profile of sweet and heat. The Free Range Chicken Seasoning really transforms your poultry, and not only flavors it, but brings the natural taste of the chicken forward. Again this awesome seasoning is very versatile, and can be used in many different types of recipes.

My main dish for dinner was some nice rib eye steaks on the grill. And on the top for flavor I used the Casa M Spice Company, Cattle Drive Beef Seasoning. The flavor that this seasoning gave my rib eye, was nice a peppery flavor, with a spicy earthy taste. The steak, came out so juicy and tender, and with a nice caramelizing texture. The Cattle Drive Beef Seasoning would also be great for a rub on any type of meat, letting the meat sit and soak it up before cooking. The spice's in the ingredients are all natural, but also contain nice beef Barbecue spices and seasonings. The formulation of this beef seasoning is so spot on. It brings out the natural taste of the beef, with a nice heat level of two, from the Chili Seco. Your taste buds will be dancing around your mouth from the robust flavors. The Cattle Drive Beef Seasoning, would be great as a dry rub for a nice brisket. But don't stop there. If your looking for a bold flavor, with a nice heat level with a nice pinch of sugar for great caramelizing, this is the blend to use.

To end day one trying out these wonderful seasonings, I made some mixed fruit cups. On the top I sprinkled some of the Casa M Spice Company, Chain Reaction. This seasoning is a wonderful balance of smoky, and spicy, and brings out the flavor of the fruit and draws out the natural juices as well. Chain Reaction, is a season all multi purpose seasoning, that pairs great with all types of food. It brings a nice flavor profile, with a nice heat level of three, kicking the heat level up a few notches. The tone of the heat slowly builds after your bite, and lingers for a bit, but you are in control of how much you want to sprinkle on. And with the shaker type containers the seasonings come in, it easy to control your use. Casa M Spice Company really made a award winning seasoning mix with Chain Reaction, its so fantastic. Not only can you apply it to meat or poultry, but using it on fish would be great, and how about the rim of a margarita glass. All these products are a valuable asset to your spice rack!

Day Two:

The second day continued using Casa M Spice Companies, seasoning blends. And the meals just keep getting better.

For the nights appetizer, I made some pulled pork nachos with Casa M Spice Companies, whole hog pork seasoning. The flavor profile that it brought to my pork was smoky, and spicy, with a heat level of two. The Chili Seco's really do bring a very unique flavor to the seasonings. The premium healthy ingredients in these seasonings are so perfectly balanced and full of flavor. You can use this seasoning blend of Whole Hog, for a dry rub, or sprinkle it on, either way, you are going to get over the top robust flavors. The seasoning draws the natural pork flavor out, and transforms it into a signature flavor. This is a versatile seasoning blend, that is not limited to pork, it would be great mixed in with beef to make some juicy bold burgers. Whole Hog Pork Seasoning is a great go in, for any recipe you are creating, but for pork it is a expertly created blend. It's hard at times to find products with low sodium levels that taste good, but Casa M Spice Company beat the odds and made products with perfect harmony blends.

The side dish I made for dinner was extra special, using the Hooked Fish Seasoning from Casa M Spice Company. I made grilled corn on the cob with tomato's, and the blend. Taking a risk it paid off, and turned out great, with the Hooked Fish Seasoning bringing out the natural taste and flavor of the corn. The seasoning blend, brings you a fresh taste, with the flavor of onion, and a little smoke. Although it is for fish, it worked with a veggie. Again you can use Casa M Spice Company Hooked Fish Seasoning as a versatile seasoning for just about anything. Fish being what it was created for! The flavor profile on your taste buds are from the fresh dill, and the onions. And melded with the grilled corn, brought a nice flavor. When you sprinkle it onto your food, there is such a delightful aroma just drawing you in for a big bite. This blend would make such a great addition to soups as well as a salad topping, just be creative!

My main dish for dinner was some nice thick chicken quarters, sprinkled all over with Casa M Spice Company, seasoning blend Pecking Order Poultry Seasoning. The seasoning blend has a nice combo of black pepper, sugar and turmeric, which gave my chicken quarter skins a stunning and inviting to eat color. The chicken had a nice caramelizing, and did not burn or char when grilling it. The end result using this Pecking Order Poultry Seasoning was a moist, flavorful, delicious chicken. The Pecking Order Poultry Seasoning is a great staple for other poultry meats, but think out the box and see what you can create using it. The ingredients are the same all of which are all natural, and in perfect harmony. The heat level is a two, that comes near the end, in a delicious fashion. The balance between the flavor and the heat is very satisfying. The moist bite you get when you dive in, is remarkable, and goes again down to the bone. If chicken bones we're eatable, that’s what you would want to do. That's how good the Pecking Order Poultry Seasoning is.

All of these products leave your mouth watering, and craving for more. Casa M Spice Company is making Texas proud!

 If you want seasonings that bring robust flavors, stunning colors to your dish's and help create table memories, visit Casa M Spice Company, the seasonings are waiting for you!

The products are available online and Amazon.

Disclaimer: Momzdailyscoops has personally reviewed the product listed above. Momzdailyscoops has not received any monetary compensation for her review. Momzdailyscoops did receive a free product to try out so Momzdailyscoops could evaluate and use it for her review. Momzdailyscoops thoughts & opinions in this review are unbiased & honest and your opinions may differ. Camera and lighting might effect appearance of product/products.

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Tasty Buds Candy Review

Ok, this is a first for me, candy that looks like Cannabis buds. When I opened the box, I had to take a double look. The first thing I thought, was what a great gag gift for someone. The company is called Tasty Buds, candy that looks just like Cannabis buds.

When two of Vancouver's best friends, noticed growing developments in the Cannabis and Confectionary Sectors, they set out to develop a brand-new style of munchies that is as enjoyable as they are tasty. Combining high-quality chocolate and organic gourmet ingredients to produce taste blends that are completely original to the planet! Tasty Buds are produced in Vancouver , BC and looks just like weed buds, they don't include THC or CBD, the only addiction is wanting more yummy candy.
Tasty Buds is currently available in over 420 specialty retail outlets throughout Canada and distributed worldwide.

The candy really makes you take a double take, but when I opened the box the aromas told a different story. The whole box smelled like different candy flavors. This is going to be a very fun review!

The first bag was Canadian Maple Crunch, and I don't need to remind you again what it looks like. These tasty buds are made with a combo of white chocolate, cocoa butter, Canadian maple flakes, and golden maple drops. It taste just like delicious maple syrup. The buds are a pretty good size, with a little crunch to them. Don't get this confused, this is not edible Cannabis, this is CANDY! This candy is unique in look and texture. But after you put it into your mouth you taste the amazing flavor. It's maple and chocolate together, very tasty. If you love the taste of Canadian Maple, you will love these snacks.

The next bag of Tasty Buds, was the flavor of cotton candy, and right through the bag the aroma came through. Kind of reminds you of being at a carnival. The design these guys came up with is spot on. It really looks like Cannabis buds. Tasty Buds candy is a great snack, I would keep it with adults, but it is very great tasting. All the products are produced in a real kitchen, by expert cooks, then packaged and shipped worldwide.

The third bag from Tasty Buds was the blueberry yum yum. The Tasty Buds, would make a great party favor, or even a gag gift. As far as flavor the blueberry yum yum, is made with blueberries from B.C, and has a nice fruity taste. Then you have the white chocolate in there as well, with a nice crunch. The crunch comes from rice crisps, that is a ingredient in all the Tasty Buds.

It really does get even better, with Tasty Buds, mint cookies, this is truly a yummy snack. Your taste buds get the flavor profile of mint candies, mixed in with white and dark chocolate. And then there is pieces of Oreo cookies and cream. It really is a refreshing sweet tasting Tasty Bud.

Raspberry Haze was the last bag from Tasty Buds, and you really get a nice tartness to the bite. The flavor is amazingly subtle, and smells so fruity. Within the ingredients is white chocolate, and dark chocolate, along with freeze dried raspberries. When you bite it you do get some sweetness its tart at the end. All the flavors are perfectly blended.

This product was a gamble for Tasty Buds, but it paid off. They are a fantastic whimsical candy, and tasty as well. They are a snack that will not disappoint.

The candy does have the ingredient of hemp hearts, but don't be alarmed, these are technically a nut, with a mild nutty flavor. Totally safe to eat. It is actually a good seed to eat, high in antioxidants, and omega 3, and has six fatty acids, and no CBD.

If you want to know more about these whimsical candies, visit Tasty Buds online.

Disclaimer: Momzdailyscoops has personally reviewed the product listed above. Momzdailyscoops has not received any monetary compensation for her review. Momzdailyscoops did receive a free product to try out so Momzdailyscoops could evaluate and use it for her review. Momzdailyscoops thoughts & opinions in this review are unbiased & honest and your opinions may differ. Camera and lighting might effect appearance of product/products.