Since the beginning of the pandemic, about one hundred million billion years ago, one of my greatest joys in life is ordering a large pepperoni Pizza, which I eat entirely by myself, freezing the leftovers for additional meals, so that I can feel the Hot Pizza Love over and over again. For this reason I often joke (half seriously) that Pizza is My Boyfriend and no one can come between us. With Valentines Day coming up sooner than you think, perhaps Pizza will also be your Valentine this year? If so, then why not own this T-Shirt as a sign of your endless love?
Pizza is My Valentine, by Perfect Designers, is available emblazoned shamelessly on a variety of garments including Hoodies, Masks, Long-Sleeve Ts and more, plus assorted T Shirt styles and colors starting at just $24.95. Check out This Link to purchase!
I admit that I was a little bit late to the party ins discovering Broad City, mostly because I had no clue it existed for the first couple of seasons. But now I’m hooked on this crazy, insanely edgy Comedy Central show about the absurdist adventures of best friends Abbi and Ilana, who may or may not be lesbians! It’s like Girls but without the HBO budget, and with less gratuitous nudity! A new season of Broad City starts on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017, so set those DVRs! But first, check out this article about a new line of Broad CitySex Toys!
Hot New Products: we want to know all about them, and when those new items come from a brand whose products we already love, we can’t wait to try them! The promise of being introduced to, and l tasting, delicious new, limited edition and seasonal items from trusted favorites like Tombstone, Pom and Uncle Ben’s — as well as some trending brands that were new to us — brought the food writers and bloggers to the Marriott Marquis on April 6th for Editor Showcase Eat This Event. Here are some of our favorite tasty products that we can’t wait to tell you about!
Hot Pockets, one of the most popular names in frozen sandwiches, have two new additions to the family: Snack Bites and Breakfast Bites. At the showcase, we sampled Hot Pockets Snack Bites Four Cheese Pizza and Pepperoni Pizza, as well as the Breakfast Bites Bacon, Egg & Cheese variety — all very delicious and appetite-satisfying!
Additional varieties include Snack Bites Hickory Ham & Cheddar and Cheesy Beef Nacho, and Breakfast Bites Ham, Egg & Cheese and Sausage, Egg & Cheese! My mouth waters just typing that. Hot Pockets Snack Bites and Breakfast Bites are made with 100% real cheese, are a good source of protein and do not contain any artificial flavors, providing a deliciously hearty snack option that’s ready in just over a minute.
Snack Bites and Breakfast Bites by Hot Pockets are currently available at all Walmart stores and will be available at all participating retailers nationwide starting June 2015!.
Did you know that May is often celebrated as International Mediterranean Month? It’s true! So the time is right to discover Kaldi Mediterranean Cooking Sauces, which come in these four tempting varieties:
Plaki: Bell peppers, Celery & Balsamic Vinegar
Portokali: Blood orange, Black Olives & Ginger
Saganaki: Anise, Black Olives & Capers
Stifado: Red Wine, Onions & Allspice
We had the chance to sample different sauces at Editor Showcase and were won over by the fresh tastes of these authentic family recipes made with all natural ingredients. Whether you are an expert chef, or someone like me who is more comfortable opening a jar, Kaldi sauces provide an easy way to prepare your favorite Mediterranean-inspired recipes and Greek specialties without sacrificing flavor or authenticity. We will be featuring Kaldi sauces exclusively in an upcoming post here on Worleygig.com, but in the meantime you can out more about Kaldi Cooking Sauces and gourmet Olive Oils, and get recipes, at This Link.
Uncle Ben’s may be a brand that we all grew up loving, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t on trend in the creation of new rice and grain side dishes that are both tasty and convenient. Included in Uncle Ben’s new selection of Flavored Grains are Brown Rice & Quinoa Roasted Red Pepper and Long Grain & Wild Rice Basmati Medley Savory Herb, both on your table and ready to eat in just 25 minutes! Get more information as well as money-saving coupons at Uncle Bens Dot Com!
If you are old school like me, you might have grown up in a household where having fish for dinner meant frozen breaded fish sticks that tasted like cardboard! Good eatin’! Times have mercifully changed, and enjoying the convenience of frozen fish can now taste as fresh as the Catch of the Day brought home from the market. Sea Cuisine seafood products are an ideal way for fish lovers to create the perfect meal. Even busy, on-the-go folks who are looking for something simple, yet delicious, to whip up and enjoy at home any night of the week have a variety of products to choose from, including gourmet Tortilla Crusted Tilapia, to Fire Roasted Applewood Smoked Salmon and Beer Battered Cod (a favorite for traditional Fish & Chips). Whether you choose to mix it up with Fish Sliders or Tacos (who doesn’t love those?), or prepare a multi-course banquet, the flavors are always bold and easy to adapt to any meal. Get recipes and coupons for your next purchase of Sea Cuisine at This Link!
Saffron Road Brand is famous for its fabulous Indian and Asian Cuisine prepared in the Halal tradition that embraces respect for the land, fair treatment of farmers and humane treatment of animals, resulting in wholesome and delicious food. The company is now offering a line of frozen Mexican entrees that are just outstanding in their value, flavor and high quality.
Take a look at this Saffron Road Cheese Enchilada Al Chipotle, which is absolutely stuffed fat with fresh Oaxaca Cheese and topped with creamy and spicy Chipotle sauce. Insane! The complete frozen entree comes with sides of Mesquite Black Beans and Garlic Rice, for a satisfying, restaurant-quality meal at half the price! Discover the exciting world of Saffron Road’s all natural foods at This Link!
If pizza is what you crave, Editor Showcase featured two excellent brands with new products to experience. Tombstone has introduced its most unique pizza flavors yet, both of which are designed to celebrate bold flavor combinations.
Diablo pizza features spicy chorizo, jalapenos and sweet red peppers on top of real Wisconsin mozzarella cheese and fiery Sriracha tomato sauce! Hot stuff!
For Sausage Pizza fans, Tombstone’sBratwurst variety is made with slices of premium Bratwurst, green bell peppers, and a blend of cheddar and mozzarella cheeses with a zesty tomato sauce enhanced with hint of spicy brown mustard. Amazing! Both feature a preservative-free crust and are ready to eat hot from the oven in under 20 minutes! These Limited Edition pizzas are currently available nationwide. Visit Tombstone online at This Link!
Bon Appetite frozen specialty pizza is crafted with a thin, artisan crust and topped with carefully selected, flavorful ingredients like whole slices of 100% real mozzarella and halved cherry tomatoes. This is another very delicious pizza that’s made to be paired with a glass of wine (see Gnarly Head Chardonnay, pictured above)! We’ll drink to that!
Five gourmet varieties include Spinaci Pizza, a mouthwatering combination of Mozzarella, Asiago and Parmesan cheese, spinach and a zesty garlic sauce all atop a thin, flaky, buttery, made-from-scratch crust. Outstanding! Find out where to buy Bon Appetite Pizza in your neighborhood by visiting This Link!
Thomas’ Brand English Muffins and Bagels rolled out previews of two new, limited edition seasonal varieties (for Fall/Winter 2015) that should be huge hits: Pumpkin Spice and Cranberry! Breakfast, Get Ready to Rock!
Thomas’ Pumpkin Spice English Muffins and Bagels are made with real Pumpkin, cinnamon and spices. These will be available nationwide from September through November.
Thomas’ Cranberry Muffins and Bagels are studded with fresh cranberries, perfect for enjoying during the holiday season from October through December. Be on the look out for these delicious treats later in the year!
Pom Wonderful Antioxidant Super Tea, we love this beverage! It tastes so good and it so food for you. Pomegranate Peach Passion White Tea, Pomegranate Lemonade Tea, Pomegranate Sweet Tea, and Pomegranate Honey Green Tea are the fresh and fruity flavors for you to enjoy – and it makes a fantastic cocktail mixer as well! And check out the shape on that bottle — Sexy! Find out more about refreshing Pom Antioxidant Super Tea at This Link!
Lifeway Kefir Probiotic Beverage has a new flavor for Summer: lowfat Watermelon, which tastes great!
We also love their other flavors, especially the smooth, sweet and creamy Banana! Check them out at This Link!
Garden of Eatin’ Cantina Style Chips and Sensible Portions Puffs are two great tasting snacks that you will want to have on hand for guilt-free indulgence. These new products just hit shelves and will be seeing wider distribution coming into the summer. Garden of Eatin’ Tortilla Chips bring restaurant style chips into you home with their fresh corn taste and crave-able crispness. These chips are available in two varieties: Blue Corn with Sea Salt and White Corn with Lime. Both are made with organic corn and other non-GMO ingredients, with no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Like them on FaceBook at This Link.
Sensible Portions Puffs are also made with organic corn, without artificial flavors or preservatives and are non-GMO. These puffs are baked and deliciously seasoned, bit-sized treats that come in four flavors including Cheddar Cheese, Sour Cream and Onion, Veggie and Tomato Basil. These puffs are very low in calories and have no transfats, so they are perfect for the entire family. Get more familiar with the Sensible Portions brand by liking their Facebook page at This Link!
Here’s an item that is unique and brand new to us, Nuttzo Nut Butter. Made with seven different kinds of nuts and seeds, every jar of Nuttzo contains cashews, almonds, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, peanuts, sunflower seeds and flax seeds – wow! Nuttzo is 100% organic, high in omega 3s and protein and comes in both crunchy and smooth varieties, as well as a 70% Dark Chocolate version. Find out more about Nuttzo Nut Butter at This Link!
And everyone who visited their booth at Editor Showcase got a free jar of Nuttzo to take home!
Ever since being introduced to ginnybakes Gluten Free Cookies at a trade show last year, we have been huge fans! ginnybakes cookies are the most delicious, tiny, crispy cookies and we do not want to share them with anyone, ever. At Editor Showcase, we got to sample their newest variety, Cranberry Pistachio Bliss! You can see the chunk of pistachio and cranberries right in the cookies even! So great! All of ginnybakes cookies are fresh baked before packaging and are organic, gluten-free, non-GMO, kosher and are baked with only the finest natural ingredients. They make gluten free baking mixes as well! Find out more about ginnybakes and buy their cookies online right now at This Link!
Orchard Valley Harvest natural snacks and Nut Exactly Snack Bites shared a Booth, and we love to see the camaraderie! Both products feature tasty, wholesome snack options with Grab & Go convenience!
Nut Exactly (by Fisher) is a combination of roasted nuts and whole grain popcorn, rolled into a snack-sized bite that’s dipped in milk chocolate, dark chocolate, peanut butter or salted caramel. Each snack bite contains only 15 to 16 calories and no artificial preservatives. Four varieties include Almond Popcorn dipped in Milk Chocolate,Peanut Popcorn dipped in Peanut Butter, Almond Popcorn dipped in Milk Chocolate, and Pecan Popcorn dipped in Salted Caramel. Super Yummy! Find Out More at Fisher Nut Exactly Dot Com.
Orchard Valley Harvest snacks are a brand dedicated to offering products with close-to-the-earth goodness and taste, starting with ingredients that are pure and simple. All of their nuts are picked at their peak, minimally processed and have no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Orchard Valley Harvest nut and fruit mixes can be found in the produce section of retailers nationwide in convenient on-the-go standup bags (one to two servings) and multipacks (eight single-serving bags), which are perfect for consumers living active lifestyles. Check them out online at Orchard Valley Harvest Dot Com.
Justin’s Nut Butter is a product that started out in creator Justin Gold’s home kitchen for just his own personal use, then moved on to become a favorite seller at Farmers Markets, and eventually became a nationally distributed brand! Justin’s makes seven different varieties of Nut Butters including Maple Almond Butter, Honey Peanut Butter and Chocolate Hazelnut Butter! Outstanding!
Justin’s also makes a variety of Peanut Butter Cups and new Mini Peanut Butter Cups — in white chocolate, milk chocolate and dark chocolate — that put Reeses to shame! Find out more about Justin’s at Justins Dot Com!
You may recall Previously Readingabout Better 4U Pizzas here on The Gig, because they are a super delicious, guilt-free way to enjoy pizza conveniently at home. Happily, our friends at Better 4U are keeping us in the loop with all of their new products, as we recently received a shipment of their latest pizza creations with a thin and crispy Sprouted Grain crust!
Like all Better 4U Pizzas, the new Sprouted Grain Pizzas are made entirely with All Natural Ingredients, and that includes everything that goes into making the crust and the sauce, plus all of the delicious toppings. The sprouted grain crusts do contain wheat, however, so they are not ideal for those on a Gluten-free diet.
Better 4U Sprouted Grain Pizzas come in three mouth-watering varietes:
Bruschetta Style: Topped with Mozzarella, Feta Cheese, Tomatoes, Garlic, Olive Oil and Basil
Old World Veggie: Topped with Mozzarella, Feta Cheese, Tomatoes, Spinach, Onion, Garlic, Diced Red Peppers and Oregano
Mediterranean: Topped with Spinach, Artichokes, Red Onions, Red Pepper, Kalamata Olives, Oregano and Feta
Here is the Brushetta Style pizza coming out of a hot oven. It is normal for the crust to be brown like that, so don’t worry that the dark color indicates overdoneness. As expected, the crust is light and crispy but supports the toppings well. With a salad, this is a pefect light summer dinner for two.
Better 4U’s Sprouted Grain crust is a delightful departure from traditional crust – or even their excellent Gluten Free crust offerings – in that it has a distinctive whole grain taste with a delicious nuttiness that I’d compare to 7 Grain toast. Very delicious!
Here are some photos of the Old World Veggie Pizza.
I wanted you to get a good idea of how thin the crust is, thus, this pre-cooked “elevation” photo!
I happened to have a few leftover slices of Pepperoni, so I just threw them on the pizza before popping it into the oven – no harm no foul! Look how yummy and caramelized the onions get and yet the spinach maintains its bright green color, because the pizza cooks so fast. You can almost, as they say, “Taste it with your eyes.”
Indulging in these delcious pizzas is not going to lay waste to your diet plan either. One serving (half a pizza) is just 220 calories for the Old World Veggie and Mediterranean styles, and 230 calories per serving for the thin crust Bruschetta Style variety.
Find out more about Better 4U Sprouted Grain Pizzas and other fine Better 4U products, and locate the store near you that sells them, at This Link!
Last month, Anne and I went to this Beauty Event Thing, which we (wrongly) assumed was some kind of Cosmetics Product Tradeshow, but which turned out to be a convention center full of little girls standing in long lines to buy makeup. Plus, lots of Tweeting. It was basically ridiculous. Two grown women with real lives had absolutely no business being there except as a means to score free product to write about on our blogs, which was much easier said than done.
One of the booth displays was from a brand called Me Undies that sells expensive underpants, one style of which has pictures of junk food on them. Yes, I just typed that.
Detail of Junk Food Print Fabric
There is no denying that Junk Food Underpants have a great visual appeal, even if I believe that most younger ladies prefer a bikini style to a high-waisted brief. Nevertheless, they look quite well-made.
Me Undies, as you can see, was going full-on with their booth display, which included oversized inflatable donuts and papier-mâché pizza slices. Nicely done!
Roasted Vegetable and Pepperoni are Two of the Varieties Available in a Convenient 7-Inch Size!
Do you like Pizza? I sure do. The only problem I have with pizza is that, if I make a frozen pizza at home, it is a challenge to not eat the entire thing all at once. Because pizza is delicious. So, thank god that Better4U Foods has created a way to save me from myself by expanding its line of healthy convenience foods with the launch of a new personal-sized, 7-inch version of the company’s frozen multigrain gluten-free pizzas. Hallelujah!
Four Cheese and Mediterranean Style Pizza Round Out The Selection
Last year, I had the opportunity to ReviewBetter 4U, full sized gluten-free pizzas — which exceeded my expectations for taste and quality — so I was super excited about receiving a selection of the personal pizzas to write about for The Gig. I am happy to report that, as much as I loved my experience last year, it seems that Better 4U has even found a way to improve on their delicious and high-quality gluten-free crust.
This is what the Pepperoni Pizza looks like after cooking according to package directions. How gorgeous is that? The crust is crisp, but there is a fluffy, fresh-baked-bread layer between the toppings and the crispness, which is just ideal, as far as I’m concerned. The cheese is fresh and plentiful and the uncured pepperoni cooks up nice and crisp. And this little pizza will satisfy your appetite for just 420 guilt-free calories!
Mediterranean Pizza, Fresh Out of the Box!
One evening, a friend of mine who has a gluten intolerance came over for a night of TV and snacks, so we made the Mediterranean and Roasted Vegetable Pizzas and split them. She was totally won over!
I think this looks and tastes as good as any pizza you would buy at your favorite take out place. The only difference is it’s ready to bake when you’re ready to eat it, and it saves you a few bucks. Each 9.5-oz personal pizza has a suggested retail price of $5.99 to $6.99. What a Bargain!
A company-owned, certified gluten-free facility in Ontario produces these personal pizzas, and each pizza contains 15 grams of whole grains. With Four Cheese, Roasted Vegetable, Pepperoni and Mediterranean varieties to choose from, there is really something for everybody, but If you prefer to make a gluten-free pizza with your desired, unique selection of toppings, Better 4U offers a shelf stable gluten-free pizza crust! For Vegans, there is the dairy free gluten-free Roasted Vegetable pizza as an option.
Find out more about Better 4U Gluten-Free Pizzas and other fine products, and locate a store near you that sells them, at This Link!