How I Created These Colorful, Super Duper MOIST Cake Balls With Instant Pudding Packets

This past weekend was Mother’s Day weekend and I wanted to do something special to celebrate it. My husband and I had some kid-free time and we came up with the grand idea of creating these Super Duper Moist Cake Balls together! Ok, I lied, it was actually ALL my idea and I just employed his help. Does that mean I can call him Give It A Whirl Boy since he helped me with one of my blog projects? Keep reading to find out how I added a secret ingredient to make these cake balls the moistest cake balls you ever did have.

 

Super Duper MOIST Cake Balls by Give It A Whirl Girl
Super Duper MOIST Cake Balls – pistachio and cheesecake flavor!

 

So many pretty colors on these Super Duper Moist Cake Balls!
So many pretty colors on these Super Duper Moist Cake Balls!

 

 

 

Here is how I created these Super Duper Moist Cake Balls

The secret ingredient is…

Want to know what my key ingredient is with any cake mix I ever use? Sugar-free instant pudding packets from Jell-O! Yup, and I use the whole entire packet. For these two batches of cake balls that I whipped up, I used one packet of sugar-free cheesecake pudding for the pink and blue balls, and for the green cake balls I had to use my favorite pudding mix, pistachio pudding (sugar-free as well). I always opt for any of the sugar-free pudding packets since I think it is unnecessary to add even more sugar to the cake, but you can feel free to use any pudding packet your heart desires.

Baking the cake

First things first! For these Super Duper Moist Cake Balls, you need to decide on a boxed cake mix to use. I went with Betty Crocker’s Super Moist Rainbow Chip mix. I created two batches of cake balls so I needed two boxes of cake mix. To add a much-loved moist cake ball you then need to choose a pudding mix. You will also need to choose a can of frosting that you would like to mix in to hold these balls together. I used Betty Crocker’s Rainbow Chip frosting.

Make sure you have some decent bakeware to use! I love my Circulon nonstick set.

PRO TIP!

The cake mix calls for 1/2 cup of oil. I used ghee (butter) instead and they came out marvelous!


I used a 9×13″ cake pan and baked the cake for 28 minutes. After the cake cools I then scrape the top and middle part away and pour the crumbled cake into a large mixing bowl. I do not use the bottom part of the baked cake because it has that baked texture to it. The top of the cake has plenty of that baked texture to it and that is plenty for cake balls. You will want to crumble all of the cake into the smallest pieces. You do not want large cake pieces in your mixing bowl.


Some of the key ingredients for my Super Duper Moist Cake Balls!
Some of the key ingredients for my Super Duper Moist Cake Balls

 

Here are the two cakes crumbled up and awaiting the frosting
Here are the two cakes crumbled up and awaiting the frosting

Frosting to hold them all together

The frosting is what you will be using to hold these balls together and to give them a big punch of sweetness for that sweet tooth of yours. Once you have all of the cake crumbles in the large mixing bowl, add 3/4 of the frosting to the bowl and mix it all up until well incorporated. I use a soft spatula to do this. You might need to use the entire can but I do not recommend it. This is going to take a bit of muscle to stir this all up so pull up your sleeves and get ready to mix, mix, mix!

After the cake and frosting is completely mixed you will want to make sure you have VERY CLEAN hands and you will want to take the mixture with your hands and form 1-inch cake balls

Chill them balls!

After you form those cake balls with the cake crumbles and frosting you will want to freeze the balls for a short period of time. 15 minutes is plenty! Just be sure that you do not freeze them for too long. You don’t want them completely frozen.

Wilton Bright Candy Melts

I wanna dip my balls in it!

Oh my goodness! Who here remembers this show The State? Truth be told, that while my hubby and I were working on these balls there were some humorous injections pertaining to balls jokes! Yeah yeah… I am 38 years old and still haven’t grown up! lol!

Anyway…

You will need to choose some candy melts to dip your balls in. I went with the Wilton Candy Melts. I was able to locate the new Brights colors and got bright pink, bright green, and bright blue.


 

Here is our work area for the Super Duper Moist Cakes Balls that we created
Here is our work area for the Super Duper Moist Cakes Balls that we created

 

Sprinkles galore!

Hello and welcome to the fun part of this post! Here is where we get a bit messy and have a bit of a sprinkle explosion. You can get creative here and use the sprinkles of your choice to decorate these Super Duper Moist Cake Balls! I had a wide variety of many different rainbow sprinkles on hand so my moist cake balls have a lot going on.

You might LOVE these rainbow sprinkles for the Sweet Tooth Fairy
You might LOVE these rainbow sprinkles for the Sweet Tooth Fairy

 

Wilton Rainbow Chip Crunch - Available at JoAnn's - This is one of my favorite sprinkles to use!
Wilton Rainbow Chip Crunch – Available at JoAnn’s – This is one of my favorite sprinkles to use!

Which Super Duper Moist Cake Ball will you try first? The cheesecake or pistachio?
Which Super Duper Moist Cake Ball will you try first? The cheesecake or pistachio?

 

 

Each and every Super Duper Moist Cake Ball is unique
Each and every Super Duper Moist Cake Ball is unique

 

Mmmm mmm MOIST cake balls! Nom Nom Nom!
Mmmm mmm MOIST cake balls! Nom Nom Nom!

Final thoughts

Boy! These Super Duper Moist Cake Balls sure were a labor of love and completely and totally worth all the time and effort put into making them. My family came over after Mother’s Day dinner and we played cards and ate cake balls! These moist cake balls were enjoyed by all, both children and adults. They are a joy to eat, that is for sure! How many will you eat? Always remember to save room for dessert!

 

Question & Answer Time!

Tell me what ingredients you will use to make a batch of cake balls.

 

 

Stunning array of our Super Duper Moist Cake Balls
Stunning array of our Super Duper Moist Cake Balls

 

Super Duper Moist Cake Balls ready for you!
Super Duper Moist Cake Balls ready for you! They sure are a labor of love!

 

One last photo of our Super Duper Moist Cake Balls
One last photo of our Super Duper Moist Cake Balls

 

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15 Food & Drink Novelty Gifts – Gift Guide – The Ultimate Shopping Guide For The Foodie

If you know me then you would know that I do have a sense of humor. I believe that laughter and smiles are truly the best medicine. So today I have put together this funloving novelty gifts gift guide for my readers. The 15 items that I have included in this novelty gifts gift guide are sure to put a smile on your face or the recipient’s face! We have everything here from nutsack tea infusers to canned unicorn meat included here! I absolutely LOVE putting novelty gift guides together over here at Give It A Whirl Girl. Stuff like this is totally my style and right up my alley.

 

NOVELTY GIFTS GIFT GUIDE

Realistic Pizza Throw Blanket

Here we have a realistic throw blanket that resembles a cheese and pepperoni pizza! This pizza throw blanket measures in at 60″ in diameter and is made from a soft, polyester fleece material. This pizza blanket is perfect for the pizza lover in your life and is great for snuggling up into.

Realistic Pizza Throw Blanket
Realistic Pizza Throw Blanket


Teabagger Nutsack Tea Infuser

I gotta just come out and say here how brilliant and genius and brilliant this Teabagger Tea Infuser is. Hiliarious! Have you ever seen a tea infuser that is funnier than this one? Nope… not me!

For those of you who are hurting in the testicles department, there is a special Blue Balls Edition Teabagger Tea Infuser.

And they didn’t want to leave out the Chocolate Lovers so here is their Chocolate Lovers Teabagger Tea Infuser.

Teabagger Nutsack Tea Infuser
Teabagger Nutsack Tea Infuser


Mr. Sneezy Egg Separator

This snot-nosed egg separator is a must-have item in your kitchen if you have any sense of humor. I can’t think of a better more enjoyable way of separating your eggs!

Mr. Sneezy Egg Separator
Mr. Sneezy Egg Separator



Funny Drink Coasters

These funny drink coasters from Ultimate Hostess contain the perfect amount of an offensive attitude. Try not to be offended here, they are just having fun!

Funny Drink Coasters from Ultimate Hostess
Funny Drink Coasters from Ultimate Hostess



Canned Unicorn Meat by ThinkGeek

Ummm hmmm… not sure what the heck unicorn meat tastes like but if you are curious and intrigued by this canned unicorn meat from ThinkGeek I say GO FOR IT!

They say it is an excellent source or sparkles and that there is magic in every bite.

Canned Unicorn Meat
Canned Unicorn Meat




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Nostalgia Grilled Cheese Sandwich Toaster

This is a pretty darn impressive item from Nostalgia. This is a grilled cheese sandwich toaster that is capable of creating two grilled cheese sandwiches for you in minutes!

Nostalgia Grilled Cheese Sandwich Maker
Nostalgia Grilled Cheese Sandwich Maker

Giant Gummy Cheeseburger

Ahhh yes! Gummy candies… a major HUGE weakness of mine! This is a 7 oz. giant gummy cheeseburger. This gummy candy has the flavors of cherry, orange, and sour apples.

Giant Gummy Cheeseburger
Giant Gummy Cheeseburger

 

 

Dinosaur Taco Holder Set

Serve up your next batch of Mexican food on Taco Tuesday with this 4-pack set of dinosaur taco holders!

4-Pack Dinosaur Taco Holder Set
4-Pack Dinosaur Taco Holder Set

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Blue Q Oven Mitt

This brand, Blue Q, totally blows my mind with their clever and witty designs for your kitchen. Blue Q has some gut-busting funny oven mitts and dish towels available.

Blue Q Oven Mitt (I'm Beautiful and I EAT A LOT)
Blue Q Oven Mitt (I’m Beautiful and I EAT A LOT)


 

Brain Ice Cube Mold

This brain ice cube mold is sure to make your next drink stand out from the crowd. This 3-dimensional brain mold creates 4 brainy ice-cubes.

Brain Ice Cube Mold
Brain Ice Cube Mold



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Deez Nuts Banana Bread Scented Candle

Anyone remember when Deez Nuts wanted to run for president. I do! This is a banana bread, toasted coconut, and hazelnut-scented candle in a glass jar.

Deez Nuts Banana Bread Scented Candle
Deez Nuts Banana Bread Scented Candle


Food Themed Socks

Show off your love for food on your feet with this super duper fun food sock set! This set contains 12 sets of food-related socks.

Food Socks - 12 Socks Set
Food Socks – 12 Socks Set

Fred & Friends Rainbow Party Cup

I am head over heels in love with this Fred & Friends reusable rainbow party cup AND this is an item that I do actually have the pleasure of owning! This is my go-to cup for when I need to wet my whistle!

Fred & Friends Rainbow Party Cup
Fred & Friends Rainbow Party Cup


Jelly Belly Beanboozled Jelly Bean Game

I believe that everyone should play Jelly Belly’s Beanboozled game at least once in their lifetime. This simple game is sure to bring belly laughs to the table with gross flavors like barf, boogers, and rotten eggs. There are also some yummy flavors of Jelly Belly jelly beans in here. You never know what you are going to end up with when you spin the Beanboozled wheel! This is such a fantastic game to play with family and friends. You might just want to even video record the reactions that you end up with on your face when you take a bite out of one of the disgusting jelly beans.

Jelly Belly Beanboozled Jelly Bean Game
Jelly Belly Beanboozled Jelly Bean Game


I’ve Got Anxiety Coffee Mug from LookHUMAN

Yup… this coffee mug basically sums up my life! I love this coffee mug from LookHUMAN. This is a brand that has a ton of clever items available. LookHUMAN knows how to make someone’s day with their clever and witty products.

I've Got Anxiety Coffee Mug from LookHUMAN
I’ve Got Anxiety Coffee Mug from LookHUMAN




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Question Time!

What food & drink novelty gifts do you love from this gift guide for the foodie in your life? Leave me a comment and let me know what item(s) made you laugh out loud!

 


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CBD Only REVIEW – Edibles – CBD Hard Candy, CBD Caramel, and CBD Gummies

I just recently had a chance to give CBD Only edibles a whirl and I am so happy to share my experience with you today in this CBD Only review. I have tried CBD gummies plenty of times but this was my first ever experience with CBD hard candies and caramels. I love my gummies, like really really love them and I enjoy taking them but it is always fun to mix it up and try something different and new for a change. That is where CBD Only comes in with their range of edibles available. I had the opportunity to try some CBD edbiles from CBD Only and that includes their CBD hard candy, CBD caramel, and CBD gummy bears.

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Please note that I am not a medical professional and this review is not to be taken as medical advice. If you have health concerns please address them with your physician and consult your doctor before taking any CBD products mentioned within this review.


What Is CBD & How CBD Can Help You!

There is a plethora of information available online about what exactly CBD is. I highly suggest taking a moment to read up on CBD if you are a curious first time user.

The second most prominent compound in cannabis, CBD (Cannabidiol) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid with non-euphoric, non-toxic, and anti-oxidants effects used for relief to a wide range of health disorders.

Did you see the part about CBD being non-psychoactive? It is indeed true. When I consume CBD I do not feel high. There is no high attached to consuming CBD oil and that is what makes it so wonderful to me. I am not against marijuana but it just isn’t for me. I have tried many different types of marijuana and me and the THC just don’t jive! It isn’t for me. But I became aware of the benefits of CBD recently and I was intrigued that there are so many benefits and I wanted to see how it could help me.

Health benefits of CBD

Health benefits of CBD

Chronic pain
Anxiety
Depression
Epilepsy
Arthritis
Schizophrenia
MS
Diabetes
Insomnia
Post-partum depression
Can help alleviate cancer-related symptoms
Nausea
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
May reduce acne
Can help benefit heart health
Substance abuse

 


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How I use CBD in my life – A little bit of my story

For me personally, I choose to use CBD to help with my ongoing battle with anxiety and depression. I have dealt with these problems in life for as long as I can remember. CBD helps alleviate these health issues for me. CBD does not make me high but what it does is CBD helps balance me out. When I feel anxiety or depression creeping in on me I use CBD to erase it all away.

Right now my primary use of CBD products is to help me battle through benzodiazepine withdrawal. I have been on Klonopin for seven years (prescribed by a doctor and never abused). I am currently almost done with my taper that I started in early October and I will be jumping off the med soon. I switched over to Valium for a smoother taper and I am currently on a dose that is virtually nothing (0.5mg of Valium).

Some people say to avoid CBD during benzo withdrawal and others will tell you that CBD is a miracle product for them. I am part of the latter. CBD is truly a miracle product for me. It aids in evaporating and dissipating withdrawal symptoms. Benzos are extremely hard to come off of and many will even venture to say that they are harder to kick than heroin. I feel grateful that I have CBD products on-hand and available to me to help me get off this hellacious medication that I was prescribed for way too damn long!


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CBD Only Edibles information

With any CBD products, it is always advised to consult with a physician before consuming.

CBD edibles are not the most direct method of consuming CBD. Because it takes a bit of time for them to be metabolized into the bloodstream, it can take anywhere from an hour or two to start working.

The amount of time changed based on what else you’ve eaten, your metabolic rate, body weight, and other personal factors.

Dosing ranges widely based on many personal lifestyle and health factors. The recommended dose could be anywhere from 1-6mg per 10 pounds of body weight.


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CBD Only Review of Edibles I tried

I received the following items from CBD Only for review purposes: Paradise 10mg CBD hard candies, Paradise 10mg CBD caramels, and Paradise CBD 10mg gummies. I really enjoyed each and every one of these CBD edibles.

After some experimentation, I found that my sweet spot with dosage is 30-50mg. Please note that dosages will vary from person-to-person. What works for me may not work for you.

CBDOnly Edibles
CBD Only Edibles

CBD Hard Candies by Paradise 4-Pack

These CBD hard candies come in four wonderful flavors: watermelon, raspberry, tangerine, and apple. They are each 10mg of CBD. This dosage is perfect for me when I just need a tad bit of CBD. 10mg is a fairly small dosage. It might be a great starting point for someone who is going to give CBD a whirl for the first time. I think you will enjoy the taste of these CBD hard candies. What you do with these CBD candies is just place them in your mouth and let them dissolve if you want maximum potency.

These are available for $7.95. You can think of it as $2 a dose. That is a small price to pay for relief!

CBDOnly Hard Candies
CBD Only Hard Candies 10mg
CBDOnly CBD fruit hard candies
CBD Only CBD fruit hard candies

CBD Caramels by Paradise 4-Pack

Never ever had a CBD caramel so this was a first for me and I really enjoyed these and would definitely purchase them in the future. If you love caramel then you are going to flip for these! These are each 10mg a piece. If you need something a little more potent, CBD Only also offers these as 50mg. I mention the stronger dosage caramels below. To consume these caramels simply place them in your mouth and allow them some time to dissolve. These are a great deal at $7.95 for a 4-pack.

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CBD Only Caramels 10mg
CBDOnly CBD caramel 10mg pieces
CBD Only CBD caramel 10mg pieces

CBD Gummies by Paradise 100mg

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CBD Only Gummies 10mg
CBDOnly CBD Gummies 10mg pieces
CBD Only CBD Gummies 10mg pieces

Paradise CBD High Dose Edible Single Hard Candy (50mg)

CBDOnly Hard Candies
CBD Only Hard Candies 50mg

Each of these high dose edible hard candies contains 50mg of high quality extracted CBD oil. These edibles from Paradise are the perfect amount of CBD for when you need a higher dosage. My regular dosage of CBD is usually 30mg. Having a 50mg edible on hand is a great thing to have for when you need a bigger boost in relief. These lemon flavored hard candies are fun to consume and the lemon flavor is very pleasing.

One 5mg piece of CBD hard candy is going to $4.95 a pop. This is totally worth the price! The effects of these CBD hard candies will provide relief for several hours.

Since these are a higher dosage of CBD it is not advised to use 50mg as a starting point. The 10mg pieces mentioned earlier in this review would be perfect for the CBD virgin!

CBDOnly Hard Candies 50mg
CBD Only Hard Candies 50mg

Paradise CBD High Dose Caramel Singles (50mg)

CBDOnly Caramels
CBD Only Caramels 50mg

The high dose caramel edibles each contain 50mg of high-quality extracted CBD oil as well. These caramels make taking CBD a joy! The caramels have a very pleasant flavor.

CBDOnly 50mg caramels
CBD Only 50mg caramels

Other edibles available at CBDOnly

This was just a sampling of what CBD Only has to offer in the edibles department. If you love chocolate you are in luck because CBD Only does have a CBD chocolate bar available. Can you say YUM!?!!? The chocolate bars offered are a total of 120mg and are intended to be split up into smaller doses. Both milk chocolate and dark chocolate are available.

There are also some CBD snack bars available in three flavors. Flavors available are: Almond Cranberry, Blueberry Cashew, and Green Power. The snack bars contain 25mg of CBD, which is a pretty moderate dose. The snack bars are something I would really love to try out someday.

And oh my gosh they CBD Only also has a CBD peanut butter and a CBD honey available. These are available in 500mg tubs with full spectrum hemp oil. I am really super duper curious about both of these products and I am sitting here dreaming about all of the wonderful CBD foods I could whip up in the Give It A Whirl Girl kitchen!

All of these fun edible products make CBD a joy. The edibles can easily be incorporated into your diet and lifestyle.

Final Thoughts

I really enjoyed giving these CBD edibles a whirl from CBD Only and I hope this CBD Only review opened your eyes. The edibles that they have available make taking CBD a more enjoyable experience with their hard candies, caramels, and CBD gummies. CBD Only offers more than just edibles though! If you are looking for CBD oils, CBD capsules, and CBD vape products, CBD Only also has those available in their online store. CBD Only allows for star-ratings and reviews for their products and you can see for yourself with the fab reviews that you are going to get an effective and legit CBD product from them. You can definitely buy with confidence and peace of mind.


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Have you ever tried CBD? If so, what CBD products do you use and what do you use CBD for?

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I actually just found out about this incredible place, Rocket Fizz, a few days ago through my sister. My sister took her kiddos here and shared some photos from her experience. I knew that right after seeing those photos of hers that I needed to come in and scope out this fun and unique place. Rocket Fizz is a soda pop & candy shop, as well a nostalgia store located in Shelby Township, MI. These are actually a chain of stores that are located throughout the United States. Spectacular surprises await you around every corner and I am sharing my first-time experience with you in this Rocket Fizz review. From floor-to-ceiling there are sweet confections and oddities everywhere your eyes look. It is like sensory overload in here and I mean that in the greatest way for the candy consumer.

And just a heads up! This is a very pic-heavy post! I feel as though the images here really speak for themselves. I am really and truly hoping that my Rocket Fizz review will inspire you to visit this candy shop! If you want to find out where there is a Rocket Fizz store near you, you can use the store locator tool to find out where the closest location is.

Shop at Rocket Fizz for candy, soda pop, and unique gifts
Shop at Rocket Fizz for candy, soda pop, and unique gifts
Rocket Fizz location in Shelby Township, MI
Rocket Fizz location in Shelby Township, MI
Rocket Fizz location in Shelby Township, MI
Rocket Fizz location in Shelby Township, MI

My Rocket Fizz Review

Just what is Rocket Fizz?

Rocket Fizz just might be the place to head over to when you have a major hankering for sweets and you need to satisfy that sweet tooth of yours. This is the place to visit if you need to stock up on “Cheat Day” sweets and treats.

If you have ever been curious about what mustard-flavored or puke flavored pop tasted like then Rocket Fizz has you covered with their completely and totally INSANE flavors of pop for the thrillseeker!

Rocket Fizz is a store that has great pride in offering unique food and drink items to the public. They are a brand that strives for creativity and innovation. This store is the furthest thing from being boring. Rocket Fizz is the type of store that definitely evokes a lot of happiness, a ton of smiles, and plenty of hardy laughs. The mission of the Rocket Fizz chain of stores is that they want to offer something for everyone, for people of all ages and backgrounds. After my first visit here I can truthfully say that Rocket Fizz does succeed in doing that quite well! We had a blast here and we are all excited to come back soon for another visit.

Rocket Fizz inside of store
Rocket Fizz inside of store
Rocket Fizz soda pops available ROCKET FIZZ REVIEW by GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL
Rocket Fizz soda pops available
Inside of the Rocket Fizz store
Inside of the Rocket Fizz store
There is a huge variety of different soda pops available here! ROCKET FIZZ REVIEW by GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL
There is a huge variety of different soda pops available here!
Soda pops available in adventurous, fun flavors
Soda pops available in adventurous, fun flavors
What flavor of soda-pop would you give a whirl to?
What flavor of soda-pop would you give a whirl to?
So many rootbeers!
So many rootbeers!
Cookie dough soda-pop!
Cookie dough soda-pop!
Judge Wapner!
Judge Wapner! Rootbeer!!
Jimi Hendrix soda-pop ROCKET FIZZ REVIEW by GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL
Jimi Hendrix soda-pop
Chumlee soda-pop ROCKET FIZZ REVIEW by GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL
The Monkees and Chumlee soda-pop
Zombie/Horror soda-pops available ROCKET FIZZ REVIEW by GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL
Zombie/Horror soda-pops available at Rocket Fizz
Do you see any soda pops that you would love to try?
Do you see any soda pops that you would love to try?
Would you try any of these crazy flavors of soda-pop?
Would you try any of these crazy flavors of soda-pop?
What do you think of these weird flavors of soda-pop?
What do you think of these weird flavors of soda-pop?
Ranch dressing or mustard soda-pop?? That is the question!
Ranch dressing or mustard soda-pop?? That is the question!
What soda-pop are you going to try at Rocket Fizz?
What soda-pop are you going to try at Rocket Fizz?
Soda pops come in so many wonderful flavors!
Soda pops come in so many wonderful flavors!

 


 

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Lester’s Fixins Bizarre flavors of soda-pop at Rocket Fizz!

 

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Melba’s Fixins soda-pops available at Rocket Fizz!

 

Which flavor will you be giving a whirl?

 


 

Just living for those Cheat Day thrills!

I ended up taking home a big bag of candy that was chock full of several (and I do mean several) different flavors of taffy. We opted for the larger size bag that you could fill up with as much candy as you could stuff in there. It was $9 for the large bag and I believe it was $7 for the all-you-could-fill smaller bulk candy bag. There were so many different unique flavors of soda-pop at Rocket Fizz and I need to go back when I have a bigger chunk of money to spend here. I also am not a pop-drinker AT ALL but the unique flavors here are worthy of a try. My daughter ended up getting a black licorice pop and boy was it ever tasty! You can choose 4 flavors of soda-pop and build your own 4-pack at Rocket Fizz for $8.00. That is a great deal at $2 a pop! Otherwise, the soda pops sell for $2.29 a piece. The next time I visit this place I am going to get adventurous and try out the weird flavors of soda pop. I am thinking that it would be fun to purchase a couple of different 4-packs and do a video review with my 9-year-old daughter, Chloe Pearl! She is my little blogger sidekick and she has an adventurous palate when it comes to food and drink. Just like her momma, she will try pretty much anything once!

Bulk candy
Bulk candy
Bulk candy /taffy
Bulk candy/taffy

As you can see in the photo below, we did take home quite a bit of taffy in many different assorted flavors. I wonder how long this bowl of candy will last here? Probably not long!

Bowl of taffy that we ended up taking home!
Bowl of taffy that we ended up taking home!

 


 

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Candy Galore!!

Seriously guys and gals… if you can not find a candy here at Rocket Fizz that appeals to you then you might have a problem! This store offers something for everyone! They have the more traditional candies available here as well as some really unique off-the-wall stuff! They have everything from taffy, sour candies, Jelly Bellies, lollipops, gummy candy, chocolate bars, and MORE!

Candy galore!
Candy galore! What will you choose?
Candy at Rocket Fizz
Candy at Rocket Fizz
Lollipop! Lollipop!
Lollipop! Lollipop!
So many Jelly Belly assortments!
So many Jelly Belly assortments!
Candy Sushi!
Candy Sushi!
So many fun chocolate candy bars! What is your favorite?
So many fun chocolate candy bars! What is your favorite?
Candy for days!
Candy for days!
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Assorted candies
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Chocolate Bars
Slime Bar! Ooooh yummy! ROCKET FIZZ REVIEW by GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL
Slime Bar! Ooooh yummy!
Box of boogers! Would you pick these? ROCKET FIZZ REVIEW by GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL
Box of boogers! Would you pick these?

 

Rocket Fizz is more than just candy and soda pop!

The neat thing about Rocket Fizz is that it is more than just a soda-pop and candy shop. You can find some very unique gifts at Rocket Fizz. You can find a vast array of decorative tin signs here, gag gifts, and more. These items are mixed in throughout the store. If you have ever wondered where you could get a giant unicorn mask you are in luck at Rocket Fizz. You can make all of your unicorn dreams come true here!

Rocket Fizz unicorn
Rocket Fizz unicorn
Doll eye glasses at Rocket Fizz
Doll eye glasses at Rocket Fizz
Where else will you find "squirrel underpants"??
Where else will you find “squirrel underpants”??
Crazy Cat Lady
Crazy Cat Lady
Tin signs and gag gifts
Tin signs and gag gifts.
I love the “I refuse to become a nugget” sign!
Nay!
Nay!

Final thoughts

I believe that my readers will really enjoy their first visit to Rocket Fizz! My little family of three sure had fun browsing around this soda-pop and candy shop! There are so many fun and unique items here at Rocket Fizz and it is a lot to take in all at once. It seems as though everywhere I looked I could spot something that I wanted to take home with me to try out! When you do visit this establishment, be sure to bring a decent wad of money with you to blow here. And always remember to eat and drink with an open mind! See something of interest? Take it home and give it a whirl!

 


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50752 Schoenherr Road

Shelby Charter Township, MI 48315


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Nutty Steph’s REVIEW & GIVEAWAY – Chocolate That Actually Makes A Loud Statement

I love when I am browsing the interwebs and come across a super duper cool online store! I recently came upon Nutty Steph’s while checking out a gift-guide chock full chocolates. Nutty Steph’s really stood out to me with their Bernie Bar! I really do try to avoid politics over here at Give It A Whirl Girl, but truth be told, and cat’s out of the bag… I absolutely love Bernie Sanders. Nutty Steph’s hails from the state of Vermont so it only makes sense that this online store backs Bernie as a big supporter. Nutty Steph’s also is a big backer of Planned Parenthood and they have the Vulva Chocolates to prove it!

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Dylan’s Candy Bar Lifestyle Gift Guide – Friday Faves

This Dylan’s Candy Bar gift guide has all of the sweets and treats that you need to satisfy your sweet tooth and candy desires. This Friday Faves list showcases my favorite lifestyle items in one handy gift guide. This gift guide has everything from apparel to coffee mugs and emoji poop! Their online shop is not just about edible confections. They do have a decently sized lifestyle and gifts offering at their store.

Heads up guys and gals! Valentine’s Day is approaching us quick. You might just find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetheart in this Dylan’s Candy Bar gift guide.

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Dylan’s Candy Bar Whirly Pop Mug

Want to give your morning cup of coffee a colorful, rainbow caffeine kick? Start your morning off on the right food with this Whirly Pop coffee mug. May each sip you take be sweet!

Whirly Pop Mug

 

Dylan’s Candy Bar Fuzzy Candy Spill Robe-Women

Get cozy in this Dylan’s Candy Bar Candy Spill Robe!

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Dylan’s Candy Bar for Nod Scented Candy Wall Decal

Now this item here from the Land of Nod is just incredible! Remember the lickable wallpaper in Willy Wonka where the snozzberries taste like snozzberries? This is a scented candy wall decal that is reminiscent of my all-time favorite movie!

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Emoji Rainbow Poop Plush Pillow

This is what you get when rainbows and poop collide!! An emoji rainbow poop plush pillow! Seems that these days emojis are all the rage. This one put on a happy face and there is something wrong with you if this does not make you smile. Wink! Wink!

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Emoji Rainbow Poop Plush Pillow

Dylan’s Candy Bar Signature Throw Blanket

This is a sweet, colorful throw blanket from Dylan’s Candy Bar. Wrap yourself up in the sweetness with this fun blanket!

Signature Throw Blanket

Whirly Pop Choker Necklace

:et the world know just how sweet you truly are with this Whirly Pop Choker Necklace. The whirly pop is a common design for Dylan’s Candy Bar’s line of lifestyle items. Smart move on them because I love lollipops and I think that they make the strongest statement about sweetness and candy!

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Candy Button Pillow

There is just something about candy buttons that I love! I have always had a thing for eating candy buttons since I was a little girl. This super soft candy button pillow measures 24″ x 16″ x 4″.

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Unicorn Snot Lip Gloss Set

Want to give that smile a high-shine in some funky and unique colors? This Unicorn Snot lip-gloss gift set has five different shades of glittery lip balm. You will receive one silver, green, orange, red, and purple lip gloss. This set of lip gloss will bring out your inner unicorn!

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Treat yourself! You deserve it!!

Treat yourself to some candy while you are browsing around at Dylan’s Candy Bar! Here are some of my favorite candy items available at their online store:

Dylan’s Candy Bar Signature Chocolate Wheel – $45.00

The perfect gift for the artist in your life! Our signature chocolate wheel showcases 56 squares of premium Belgian chocolate in color-coded flavors: Dark Raspberry, S’mores, Milk Toffee Crunch, Hazelnut, Dark Espresso, Almond, Caramel, and Milk.

Tutti Frutti Carnival Rainbow Popcorn – $15.00

A classic carnival treat with a rainbow twist! Munch away on our Tutti Frutti popcorn but warning: it will always be impossible to ever go back to plain popcorn!!

Gold Collection Bar- Caramel Fig Filled Dark Chocolate – $9.00

Buttery caramel notes brighten accents of sweet figs in rich dark chocolate. All that glitters is not gold – except our new chocolate bars totally are! Presenting the Dylan’s Candy Bar Gold Collection, a new assortment of luxuriously delicious, high-end Belgian chocolates crafted from only the finest ingredients.

S’mores Jumbo Marshmallow Pops – $10.00

Gimme s’more, please! Jumbo fluffy marshmallows are dipped in smooth milk chocolate and coated in crumbled graham cracker for a twist on the classic smores experience.

Cupcake filled with Gummy Ice Cream & Cupcake Mix – $26.00

Have your (cup)cake and eat it too! Our delicious NEW cupcake container is filled to the top with decadent Ice Cream Cone Gummy and Cupcake Gummy Bites. It is the ultimate dessert mix for the ultimate sweet lovers!

Magical Unicorn Hot Chocolate – $10.00

Hot chocolate doesn’t have to be boring. That’s why we’ve got this special unicorn hot chocolate that changes colors when you add hot water. Just pour into a cup and let the magic begin!

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Kiss My Keto Coupon Code & Chocolate Bar & Energy Supplement Review

When I stumble across a product that I love I just really want to spread the good word! I recently tried a few different products from Kiss My Keto and I was very impressed with the quality of these products. Kiss My Keto has a wonderful online store chock full of keto products for you low-carb, low-sugar diet and lifestyle. I recently gave their chocolate bars a whirl along with their energy supplement. Keep on reading for a special Kiss My Keto coupon code.

 

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Kiss My Keto Chocolate Bars

I placed an order for a couple of Kiss My Keto Chocolate Bars. I went with the Original flavor and Hazelnut bar. These (almost guilt-free) ketogenic chocolate bars are sugar-free and sweetened with stevia. Why do I say almost? Though they are sugar-free they still do have some calories that you need to be aware of! If you eat the entire bar of the original flavor that comes out to 380 calories… so don’t eat the entire bar in one day! What I like to do is enjoy the chocolate bars in thirds, which is the suggested serving size. One serving is 130 calories. You can see the macro breakdown below.

A 1-ounce serving of our bar will give you the following macros:

13g Fat, 2g Net Carbs, 0g Sugar, 10% MCT (source)

 

Kiss My Keto Chocolate Bars
Kiss My Keto Chocolate Bars

Besides being nutritious, this Keto Chocolate Bar is also:

Gluten-free, Vegetarian, Soy-free, Lactose-free, Sugar-free (source)

These delicious Kiss My Keto chocolate bars are specifically designed for anyone doing a keto diet AND you still want to enjoy your chocolate. The macros will allow you to remain in ketosis. One serving is only going to be 2 net carbs, which is fantastic considering that this is for your sweet tooth! The chocolate bars are also infused with MCT which is going to help you along on your weight-loss journey. Burn fat with fat!

 

 

 

Kiss My Keto Chocolate Bar nutrition facts
Kiss My Keto Chocolate Bar nutrition facts

Kiss My Keto Hazelnut Bar

This Kiss My Keto Toasted Hazelnut Dark Chocolate Bar has the right combination and nuttiness happening here. A nice plus to this hazelnut bar is that the hazelnuts are going to give you a boost in fat. One serving size contains 13g of fat, 130 calories, and 2g net carbs.

Kiss My Keto Toasted Hazelnut Chocolate Bar
Kiss My Keto Toasted Hazelnut Chocolate Bar

Other flavors of Kiss My Keto Chocolate Bars

There are two other flavors of Kiss My Keto Chocolate Bars that I have yet to give a whirl too! Kiss My Keto also has a Chocolate Pumpkin Seeds & Sea Salt bar and a Dark Chocolate Roasted Almonds bar.

KETO CHOCOLATE PUMPKIN SEEDS & SEA SALT (4 PACK)

This flavor of Kiss My Keto Chocolate contains pumpkin seeds and sea salt along with dark chocolate. Did you know that pumpkin seeds are a fantastic source of zinc for your diet? This nutrient is perfect for skin care and your immune system.

KETO CHOCOLATE ROASTED ALMONDS (4 PACK)

Lots of great stuff happening here with this Kiss My Keto dark chocolate almond bar. Almonds are a great source of Vitamin E, protein, fiber, magnesium, folate, potassium, among others! This particular bar is a powerhouse of healthy vitamins and nutrients.

Healthy chocolate! Who knew?

Who knew chocolate could be so beneficial for your healthy diet? It really just depends on the chocolate bar that you pick up! You can’t get ahold of Hershey Bar and think that there are health benefits to that… right? I think with chocolate you get what you pay for. When you do the math with these, if you make a one-time purchase, each bar comes out to be $6.25 in the four-pack. If you only nibble on one serving per day, your cost is around $2 for each serving. Not too shabby when you look at it that way.

Kiss My Keto’s chocolate is chocolate that you can feel good about putting in your body. I need my regular fix of chocolate and Kiss My Keto Chocolate will be one of my new go-to brands that I reach for when I have that chocolate candy craving.

Kiss My Keto Chocolate Bars & a way to save!

You can order a 4-pack of chocolate bars for $24.99 or you can sign up for a subscription and get a 4-pack of bars for $21.24. That is a 15% savings. And you are going to want to subscribe because these chocolate bars are the bomb and you are going to want more. Trust me on this!

Kiss My Keto also has this wonderful thing called The Keto Club. With the Kiss My Keto Keto Club, you earn points on every order and those points can be redeemed and you can earn free product. Here is how it works… for every dollar spent you can earn 1 point. For every 100 points that you earn you get a $1 credit for your next order.

Kiss My Keto Energy – one other product that I had to try!

Kiss My Keto Energy Supplement
Kiss My Keto Energy Supplement

I also threw in a Kiss My Keto Energy supplement into my order. For a while, I had a bit of a problem with energy drinks. I know they are terrible for you but I am a big fan of Bang Energy. I am looking to cut back and eliminate energy drinks from my diet. When I came across the energy supplement I was intrigued. Wondering what is inside these gel caps?

Kiss My Keto Energy supplement
Kiss My Keto Energy supplement

 

Kiss My Keto Energy Supplement Nutrition Facts
Kiss My Keto Energy Supplement Nutrition Facts

This energy supplement has MCT oil in it. The MCT is going to kickstart your ketosis and burn fat. The MCT oil is a must-have for anyone doing a low-carb diet and wants to shed some pounds.

The l-theanine that is used in this supplement is known to improve cognition, attention, and focus. After taking this supplement I did feel the increased focus and I was able to get some things done around the house.

I took the supplement in the late afternoon, which is when I start to feel drained because I was up at some insanely early hours. This supplement enabled me to push through and fight fatigue.

The Kiss My Keto energy supplement contains a blend of caffeine, MCT, and a big dose of l-theanine. Each supplement bottle contains enough for a month supply. I gave them a whirl and I did notice a big boost in energy and focus. For me, there were no side effects.

This supplement sells for $29.99 so that comes out to being only a buck a day for good, clean energy without the jitters! If you subscribe you can save 15% and get a bottle for $25.49.

Kiss My Keto Energy Supplement
Kiss My Keto Energy Supplement

About Kiss My Keto

Kiss My Keto might just be your next go-to brand for your ketogenic lifestyle and diet. There are many other products offered at Kiss My Keto that will help you burn that fat that you so desperately want to lose. Watch the video below to learn more.

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More Belly Laughs Brought To You By Perpetual Kid – Novelty Gift Guide For Home & Kitchen

In case you missed my gift guide for Perpetual Kid last month, I have created another one for you today that features more of my favorite home, kitchen , and novelty food items. This Perpetual Kid gift guide has the best of the best that is offered at Perpetual Kid. This online store has some extraordinary and unique items that make life enjoyable and will surely slap a smile upon your face. Perpetual Kid is all about good times, having fun, and has some items that will result in those belly laughs that make so worth living!

Click the banner below to shop or you can stay for awhile and see what my favorite items are in this nifty shopping guide!

Cool As Sh*t Gifts

Nachosaurus Nacho Dip And Snack Dish Set

Looking to inject some humor and fun to the dinner table? This Nachosaurus chip & dip set has got you covered! This Nachosaurus chip and dip set is not only perfect for your little one but also for the adult who is young-at-heart.


Nachosaurus Nacho Dip And Snack Dish Set

Magical Unicorn Sculpted Mug

Because every morning should start with sunshine, rainbows, and pure happiness! This motivational phrase mug is perfect for your cup of Joe at the start of the morning. Make your morning a magical one with this colorful unicorn mug.


Magical Unicorn Sculpted Mug

Unique Rainbow + Unicorn Gifts

Scented candles from The Stinky Candle Company

Perpetual Kid has some very unique food-scented candles for the foodie in your life! These candles were created by The Stinky Candle Company and these are sure to result in some laughter. There are several different food-scented candles available at Perpetual Kid including: pizza, burrito, popcorn, pickles, nacho cheese, fast-food, bacon, red wine, and beer!

Would you like to see all of the scented candles available at Perpetual Kid’s online store? Simply click HERE.


Pizza Scented Candle


Burrito Scented Candle


Popcorn Scented Candle


Beer Scented Candle

 

Adorable tea infusers

I am head over heels in love with the tea infusers that are available at Perpetual Kid! I love sipping on a warm cup of tea mid-day and these tea infusers are some of the most adorable and clever designs I have ever seen. As you can see below, there is a sloth and a pink elephant tea infuser available at Perpetual Kid but there is also a kitty cat, swan, seahorse, turtle, unicorn, llama, narwhal, polar bear, and manaTEA.

See all of the tea infusers HERE.


Slow Brew Sloth Tea Infuser


Big Brew Pink Elephant Tea Infuser


Two For Tea Mug + Manatea Tea Infuser Gift Set

 

Dish towels that speak their mind

Perpetual Kid has an extensive offering of hilarious dish towels for your kitchen and these are just a few of my favorites! I love and adore the vintage feel of these dish towels. They look like a page out of an illustrated book to me.

Just a fair warning that not all of these towels are going to be kid-friendly, some of these towels do have a bit of a potty-mouth!

You can see all of the humorous towels that are available by clicking HERE.


I Don’t Like Anyone In The Morning Dish Towel


Go Away Retro Hostess Dish Towel


I Want A F*cking Pizza Dish Towel

Loud & retro oven mitts

As you know now, I am a huge fan of the dish towels offered at Perpetual Kid, but I am also a fan of their very loud, retro oven mitts.

Here are some more of my favorite oven mitts:

You can view all that they have to offer right over HERE! There are more available at Perpetual Kid that I did not share.

I am going to show you three of my favorites below. My kitchen would love to have these oven mitts.


I’ll Feed All You F*ckers Oven Mitt


Droppin’ A Recipe On Your Ass Oven Mitt


Horny For Food Oven Mitt

Rainbow Puke Lollipop

Never fear! This hand-poured Rainbow Puke Lollipop does not actually taste like vomit! This Rainbow Puke lolli is a fruit punch flavored pop and it also has some rainbow candy sprinkles inside of it. This colorful lollipop is a delight to eat and you will be the envy of all your friends when you are sucking on this!


Rainbow Puke Lollipop

Bacon Lollipops

Do you have a bacon lover in your life? Show them you care and satisfy their sweet-tooth at the same time with these bacon-flavored lollipops in this gift set.

Bacon Lover's Lollipop Gift Set
Bacon Lover’s Lollipop Gift Set

Hilarious gums

Looking for laughs on a budget? Perpetual Kid has several different hilarious packages of gum to choose from.

See all of the gum that is available HERE.


Cute But Psycho. But Cute. Gum


I’m A Delicate F*cking Flower Gum


Eat Sh*t. Seriously, Do Not Mess With Me Today Gum


I’m Sorry I Called You An Asshole, I Thought You Knew Gum

Bacon!

Cute bandages

Perpetual Kid also has some fun and unique bandages available. Here are some of my favorites that I found.

I shared the food-related bandages with you here. If you would like to see all of the other bandages that are available at Perpetual Kid click HERE.


Pickle Bandages


Cupcake Bandages


Bacon Bandages


Pizza Bandages

 

Current offers and deals at Perpetual Kid

Perpetual Kid is currently having a Christmas clearance sale with several items discounted 50% off. No coupon code needed!

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Question Time!

What novelty item will you be splurging on and treating yourself to at Perpetual Kid? Let me know in the comments what item(s) you gotta have!


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Best Holiday Gifts For The Foodie – Gift Guide

Know someone who is a big-time foodie? Shopping for last-minute holiday gifts? This gift-guide is chock full of the perfect gifts for the foodie in your life. This foodie gift-guide has a variety of different food-related items that will surely put a smile on the recipient’s face. Hopefully, you can find an item in this foodie gift guide that will make for a very memorable gift. I know I would be completely and totally happy and content with anything from this gift-guide.

Sun Basket Gift Card

Give the gift of healthy food and clean eats with a Sun Basket Gift Card. You can read more about Sun Basket in this blog post and here as well. I recently posted this round-up post with my favorite meal kit subscription boxes and you can find the current deals there.

Sun Basket is perfect for gift giving!

Candy Club Gift Box

Candy Club has a few different options for sending a gift to someone. This Candy Club box makes a great gift for a loved one that you can send straight to their doorstep. There is a smaller Fun Box size (which starts at $9 for the first box) and a larger Party Box size (that is $19 for the first box) that you can choose from. There are six different boxes that you can choose from.

You can click this banner to get started and save $20 off your first box. This $20 in savings is on the larger box.

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Grill Masters Club Gift Box

Grill Master’s Club has four different gift boxes that are perfect for gift giving this holiday season! Know someone who is a Grill Master? They will appreciate this gift that keeps on giving. Boxes start at $27.95/month. Giving a one year subscription to this Grill Masters Club gift box will be an unforgettable gift for that foodie that is obsessed with grilling.

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Grill Master’s Club

Bones Coffee

Bones Coffee hands down has some of the most unique flavors of coffee I have ever seen and heard of! Check out their flavors and grab yourself a sampler back of 5 different flavors that you choose.

Electric Unicorn (a fruity cereal flavor), S’morey Time, French Toast, Peanut Butter & Jelly, and Maple Bacon are the five flavors I am dying to try (if anyone wants to gift me a sampler pack… wink! wink! And pretty please with sugar and cream on top lol).

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Bones Coffee 5-Pack Sampler (image via Bones Coffee)

Primal Kitchen

Primal Kitchen is one of my favorite brands and my go-to for clean eats! You can use my special coupon GIVEITAWHIRL10 to save on your order at Primal Kitchen and they currently have free shipping on any order over $50. You can shop at Primal Kitchen’s online store or find them on Amazon.

Paleo By Maileo

Paleo By Maileo has a few different paleo snack boxes available, indivdual snacks so you can create your own box, or you can purchase a gift card in their online store. This is for the foodie in your life that prefers a diet of clean eats and gluten-free foods. I know I would love a gift like this!

 

 

Love With Food Subscription Box

Love With Food is a snack box subscription box. For a limited time only you can get a FREE $25 snack box and $10 off any 6 or 12-month subscription with coupon code JOLLY10. You can also shop around in their online snack shop and create your own custom box. These snack boxes are absolutely wonderful for any foodie that loves to give new and different foods a whirl!

 
Holiday Sale- $25 Free Box + $10 Off w/ 6 or 12 COUPON CODE: JOLLY10
Love With Food Snack Box

Give the Gift of Shipt grocery delivery service

Grocery delivery service is all the rage nowadays. You can now give the gift of Shipt to a loved one. You can choose from a 6-month or 12-month service and the cost starts at $49/month. With Shipt you can receive your grocery ordered delivered in as soon as an hour. This type of service is a godsend to me because I do not drive due to a phobia of driving.

Sign up and get started HERE.

 

FoodStirs Baking Subscription Box

I had a 6-month FoodStirs subscription and I am super bummed that this subscription ran out because we absolutely loved it! FoodStirs is a baking subscription box and FoodStirs only delivers the best ingredients in their baking kits. They use organic ingredients and all of these desserts turn out scrumptious. This is a great box to share with your children that love to help out in the kitchen. My daugher, Chloe, is almost 9 years old and she absolutely loved creating these desserts with me. This is perfect for the sweet tooth foodie in your life.

Celbration Rainbow Pancake Kit from FoodStirs

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Gourmet Candy at Sugarfina

Here are some more gift ideas for the foodie in your life with a major sweet tooth. Sugarfina’s online store is full to the brim with gourmet candies that have a unique flavor profile.

The ultimate gift at SugarFina is the Build-Your-Own Candy Trunk. With this gift you get to choose twenty different gourmet candies to fill it with. Is that too rich for your blood? Check out the Four Piece Holiday Bento Box.

Build Your Own Candy Trunk (20 different flavors)

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Give the gift of Thrive Market

Thrive Market is the place to be if you want big savings on all the organic, clean eats! This company definitely earned a spot in my foodie gift guide and for good reason. Their online store is chock full of gluten-free, paleo, Whole 30, keto, and vegan/vegetarian foods. You can receive 25% off your first order. Delivery is fast and free. I have ordered from Thrive Market before and was totally pleased with my order AND the big savings! Their prices are 25-50% below regular retail prices.

The catch? This is a paid membership site. The membership is $59.95 for one year of access to their online store. This fee, however, pays for itself if you order from Thrive Market frequently. This membership would be an incredible gift for the healthy food enthusiast. 

 

Gift cards are always tops!

Who doesn’t love a good gift-card? Seriously, you just can’t go wrong with one of these and that is why I am including them in this foodie gift-guide for all of those food lovers out there.

Amazon Gift-Card

Amazon is your source for anything and everything. I would imagine that anyone and everyone would be excited to receive one of these gift-cards during the holiday season.

Amazon Gift-Card Holiday Box

Fleming’s Steakhouse & Wine Bar Gift-Card

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is the place to dine if you are looking for food with exceptional taste and quality. At Fleming’s there are also several fancy schmancy wines to choose from to go with you big, juicy steak.

Fleming’s Steakhouse & Wine Bar Gift-Card

Tastemade Gift Card

Tastemade has some very unique for the foodie in your life. They have an online store that has something for everyone.

Tastemade
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Sur La Table Gift Card

Sur La Table has excellent gifts for the home chef. They have cookware, bakeware, small appliances, dinnerware and more. So make that foodie happy and give them the gift of shopping online at Sur La Table!

Sur La Table
Shop at Sur La Table

Chef’s Catalog Gift-Card

The online store at Chef’s Catalog is another slice of heaven for foodies. They also offer cookware, bakeware, and all the kitchen essentials you can possibly think of.

Chefs Catalog
Shop at Chef’s Catalog

Did any of these gifts in this foodie gift-guide pique your interest? Let me know in the comments what you will be gifting this year or treating yourself to!


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MunchPak Coupon – International Snack Box Review – Snacks From All Around The Globe

I recently received a MunchPak in the mail. Talk about a great mail day! There was a little smiling, happy face on the box and it turned out to be quite a terrific mail day. Whenever there are snacks or food involved with my mail it brings me a ton of happiness and joy. MunchPak is a subscription box service that delivers snacks from around the globe to your door each and every month or you can choose to get a box every other week. They have several different options that you can choose from. Keep on reading to find out how you can save a $3.00 off with my special Munchpak coupon code on your first box. There are many ways to customize your box and you can even shop in their online store to choose your snacks.

MunchPak Coupon/Discount Code
MunchPak Coupon/Discount Code

Let me tell you why I love MunchPak

What I love about MunchPak is that it is a fabulous opportunity to try out new snack food products. In my small subscription box, I received six different snacks. You know me, always wanting to try new foods and giving things a whirl. I live for the thrill of this. My soon-to-be 9-year-old daughter Chloe is the same exact way. She came home from school and saw this MunchPak box and it brought a ton of excitement to her day. We took turns opening up the products and trying them out. It was a really great experience with my daughter and it really encourages her to eat with an open mind. Chloe even exclaimed, “these are the best barbeque chips I have ever had”. She had a ton of fun trying these snacks out with me.

MunchPak.comDifferent options available

MunchPak has different options available so you can customize your shipment. They offer three different sized boxes: 5+ snacks, 10+ snacks, and 20+ snacks. Snack boxes start at the low price of $9.95 and currently, all Paks are shipping free of charge. You can also choose your delivery frequency. They have options for delivery every two weeks or once a month.

MunchPak.com

Items that I received in my MunchPak

My snack box included six new-to-me international snack foods. There was a mix of sweet and savory snacks in my MunchPak. I have never seen these snacks ever in my life. So imagine my excitement and my surprised face when I opened up my box. The really neat thing about this snack box is that these snacks come from all over the globe. Each snack is labeled with the country that it originated from.

As you can see in the photos below there are some pretty unusual countries like Israel and Turkey. I do not ever think to try foods from these countries because their availability in the US is sparse. So this is the wonderful thing about the MunchPak. They bring the snacks to you!

ChickChak Everything Flavored Snacks
ChickChak Everything Flavored Snacks
DeeBest Sour Super Dooperz Apple Flavor
DeeBest Sour Super Dooperz Apple Flavor
Double Dutch Maple Stroopwafel
Double Dutch Maple Stroopwafel
Zazers Roundz Mixed Fruits
Zazers Roundz Mixed Fruits
Tomahawk Chips BBQ Flavor
Tomahawk Chips BBQ Flavor
Cadbury Curlywurly
Cadbury Curlywurly

Our favorite picks from our MunchPak

Since my daughter and I have been indulging in some not-so-healthy snacks lately we really loved the candies that satisfied our sweet tooth. My favorite candy that was included in my shipment were the Zazers Mixed Fruit Candies. They came from the UK and they were a lot like the Mentos that we have here in the US. They had a really fantastic fruity flavor.

The DeeBest Sour Super Dooperz Apple Flavor candies were also a big hit with my daughter and I. We love sour gummies so these sweet little treats were devoured quite quickly!

Chloe really loved those Tomahawk BBQ chips. They were our favorite savory snack that was in our MunchPak.

HealthPak from MunchPak

Looking for some snacks that are healthy and good for you? MunchPak also offers a subscription box called HealthPak. These boxes contain at least 10 different snacks and all snacks are made with all natural ingredients and are free of GMOs.

HealthPak by MunchPak healthy snack subscription box
HealthPak by MunchPak healthy snack subscription box
HealthPak by MunchPak healthy snack subscription box
HealthPak by MunchPak healthy snack subscription box

CheatPak

How does half-indulgent and half-healthy sound to you? MunchPak has a CheatPak available that gives you the best of both worlds. The CheatPak includes at least 10 different snacks from around the world.

CheatPack from MunchPak
CheatPack from MunchPak

MunchPak Online Store

MunchPak also has an online store where you can shop around and choose your own snacks. The average cost of each snack runs about $2-$5.00. There are a lot of sweet and savory snacks to choose from and it is fun shopping around and deciding on what to get yourself.

Perfect for gift-giving!

Would you like to send a gift to a loved one? I am quite sure they would appreciate this box showing up at their doorstep! You can choose the right gift for your loved one on the MunchPak website. MunchPak makes for the most perfect and unexpected gift.

Special Munchpak coupon code!

I have a special Munchpak coupon code just for my readers! When you use my special discount code GIVEITAWHIRL you can save $3 off your first box. Heck yeah! I really hope you give this subscription box a try. I don’t think you will be disappointed with this. If you love trying out new foods then MunchPak is the perfect subscription box for you.

Final thoughts

This is a subscription box service that I can easily see myself being a regular with. I would love to receive a shipment of MunchPak once a month. I am also really curious and intrigued by the HealthPak that they offer. Though the CheatPak might be more fun, the HealthPak for me would be the way to go since I try to lean on the side of healthy eating and lifestyle. I hope this Munchpak review will inspire you to try out these snacks from all around the globe.

Question Time!

Have you ever tried any snacks from a different country? Tell me about your experience in the comments.

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White Elephant Gift Guide At Perpetual Kid & GIVEAWAY

I have some fabulous white elephant gifts included in this gift guide from Perpetual Kid. Perpetual Kid is an online store for adults who are young and heart and love to inject some fun and humor into their lives. This is a great source of novelty gifts. Besides the food-related items here, they have way more to offer beyond that. I highly recommend checking them out because they can be a one-stop shop for all of your holiday shopping needs. Perpetual Kid has something for everyone! I have narrowed down my favorite food-related items in this Friday Faves shopping guide.

Not sure what a white elephant gift exchange is?

The white elephant is also known as a Secret Santa Gift Exchange. I prefer the term White Elephant though. The rules of the game are fairly simple. There is an excellent blog post about how to do a white elephant gift exchange.

  • Let’s say there are 12 people participating in the white elephant gift exchange.
  • Everyone participating brings a wrapped gift without a name tag on it.
  • You write down the numbers 1-12 on a small piece of paper and fold it up.
  • Everybody chooses a number.
  • The person with the number 1 chooses a wrapped gift.
  • The next person can either steal the gift that #1 had or they can choose a wrapped gift.
  • If person #1 has their item stolen, they choose another wrapped gift.
  • Player #3 either steals a gift from player 1 or 2 or can choose a wrapped gift
  • You can set your own rules about how many times an item can be stolen. Some people will allow an item to be stolen once, twice, or three times. It is your choice.
  • You continue this process until person #12 goes up to steal or choose the last wrapped gift.
  • At this point, everyone should have a gift.

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A GIVEAWAY TOO!

Check out the gift guide, do a little shopping, and then scroll down to enter the GIVEAWAY for a $25 Perpetual Kid gift card. This giveaway is open to anyone 18+ that lives in the United States and Canada!

Stocking Stuffers

Say Cheese-burger Mug

This “Say Cheese” Burger Mug makes for one heck of a great white elephant gift. Who wants to drink coffee out of a boring coffee cup when you can drink out of an extraordinary one like this? Perpetual Kid has a wide variety of various coffee mugs and these always make great gifts.

Say-Cheese Cheeseburger Mug
Say-Cheese Cheeseburger Mug

Horny For Food Oven Mitt

If you are on my Give It A Whirl Girl blog, chances are you are horny for food! Am I right? I don’t think I can be wrong. These Horny For Food oven mitts are hilarious.

Horny For Food Oven Mitts
Horny For Food Oven Mitts

Unicorn Tea Infuser

This unicorn tea infuser is the most magical tea infuser around. Make someone’s next cup of a tea an enchanting one!

Unicorn Tea Infuser
Unicorn Tea Infuser

Rainbow Wine Stopper + Drink Marker Set

Where are my wine lovers at? And where are my rainbow fanatics? I’m right over here and I love and adore this rainbow wine stopper. This wine stopper also includes six colorful wine markers.

Rainbow Wine Stopper + Drink Marker Se
Rainbow Wine Stopper + Drink Marker Set

Holy Toast Bread Stamp

This bread stamp is a bizarre white elephant gift. You can emboss your bread with some holiness. Behold the miracle when your holy toast pops up out of the toaster!

Holy Toast Bread Stamp
Holy Toast Bread Stamp

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Japanese Candy & Snacks – Kawaii Sweets Gift Guide – 10 Awesome Ideas

Are you willing and eager to try something new in life? Why not try some unique & interesting Japanese candy and snacks? Over here at the Give It A Whirl Girl blog we are all about trying out new and unique foods and the Japanese candy and snacks fit right in perfectly! There is a very wide assortment of Japanese candy and snacks in this gift guide and there is something for everyone. Many of these Japanese candies come in some unusual flavors, such as lychee flavor and milk flavor. I am always trying to encourage others to eat with an open mind. My intent behind this list is to open you up to some new and exciting flavors and foods.

Do you know what the word KAWAII means? In Japanese, the word kawaii means cute.

Everything here on this gift guide ventures into the realm of cuteness! These candies would be perfect for gift giving to a child or an adult who is young at heart. The packaging on all of these Japanese candies and snacks are adorable, creative, colorful, and interesting to look at.

These products are all available on Amazon and they include free 2-day shipping if you are an Amazon Prime member.

If you are not yet a Prime member be sure to sign up for a free 30-day trial.

This free trial will definitely come in handy for all of your holiday shopping this year.

Japanese Candy & Snacks Amazon Gift Guide

Japanese Candy Assortment – Premium Selection of Candy and Snacks Imported from Japan

This is a fabulous assortment box to help kick off this list here! This is $30.00 on Amazon (at the time of publication) and it ships free with Amazon Prime. This variety pack contains 15 premium pieces of Japanese candy and snacks. This assortment is perfect for gift giving as well if you are looking to give someone a memorable gift.

Japanese Candy Assortment - Premium Selection of Candy and Snacks Imported from Japan
Japanese Candy Assortment – Premium Selection of Candy and Snacks Imported from Japan

 

Ramune Japanese Marble Soft Drink Mix Variety 8 Flavors 8 Bottles by Hata Shanderia

Ramune is a popular Japanese drink that has a marble inside of it! No kidding! Don’t worry though, you are not going to choke on the marble. The marble is trapped inside. Leave it to the Japanese to come up with such a fun and innovative drink! Mad props to them! This variety pack of Japanese Ramune soda includes 8 fun flavors to delight your palate. It includes pineapple, coconut, grape, melon, lychee, strawberry, orange, and original flavor.

 

Ramune Japanese Marble Soft Drink Mix Variety 8 Flavors 8 Bottles by Hata Shanderia
Ramune Japanese Marble Soft Drink Mix Variety 8 Flavors 8 Bottles by Hata Shanderia

 

Japanese Candy Kit Kat 16 pcs TONOSAMA selection, ALL DIFFERENT FLAVORS

Wowza! Check out this variety pack of Japanese Kit Kat candies. Kit Kat is HUGE in Japan. It saddens me that we do not have these fun flavors in the US, but lucky for us, this is available on Amazon with free 2-day Prime shipping. This is also super excellent for gift-giving. I know that if I ever received this variety pack it would make for one hell of a memorable gift and I would savor each and every bite.

Japanese Kit Kat 16 pcs TONOSAMA selection, ALL DIFFERENT FLAVORS
Japanese Kit Kat 16 pcs TONOSAMA selection, ALL DIFFERENT FLAVORS


Pocky Pejoy Biscuit Sticks Variety, Pack of 9 Boxes

Ahhh yes! Pocky! This is a Japanese candy that you are definitely going to want to try. Pocky are little biscuit stick snacks that are dipped into various flavors.

Pocky Flavors Include: Chocolate, Strawberry, Matcha, Cookies & Cream, Chocolate Banana, Milk Chocolate. Pejoy Flavors Include: Chocolate, Matcha, and Cookies & Cream.

Variety Pack of Pocky - Includes 9 Flavors
Variety Pack of Pocky – Includes 9 Flavors


Morinaga Hi-chew – 8 Flavor pack

Hi-Chew is one of my all-time favorite Japanese candies! These are the flavors that are included in this variety pack: Strawberry, Grape, Green Apple, Mikan, White Soda, Cola, Pineapple, Lemon Squash. If you like candies that have a chewy texture then you will absolutely love Hi-Chew candies.

Hi-Chew 8 Flavor Variety Pack
Hi-Chew 8 Flavor Variety Pack



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Best Stocking Stuffers of 2018 – Gift Guide – Friday Faves

Welcome to this week’s installment of Friday Faves over here at Give It A Whirl Girl. This week I am sharing my favorite stocking stuffers of 2018 with you. These items are perfect for gift giving for the foodie in your life. Everything here on this gift guide is food and drink related. I love putting together these shopping guides so I can share with you the best of the best. I hope that you find this gift guide to be helpful with your Christmas shopping efforts.

 

Christmas 2018 Tackle Box – DYLAN’S CANDY BAR

Dylan’s Candy Bar is a great go-to brand for candy and this 2018 Tackle Box contains all the goodies to satisfy your family or friend’s sweet tooth. This would be a wonderful stocking stuffer for a child or an adult who is young at heart. This Dylan’s Candy Bar Tackle Box includes Gummy Christmas Trees, Candy Cane Licorice, Chocolate Santas, Hershey’s Kisses and more! Available at Nordstrom.

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Dylan's Candy Bar 2018 Tackle Box
Dylan’s Candy Bar 2018 Tackle Box

Yummy World Large Flaco Taco Plush Toy – KIDROBOT

This adorable taco plush from Yummy World is available at Nordstrom and this is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face this Christmas.

Tacos not your thing? Be sure to check out the Yummy World French Fries, ramen noodles, banana, jelly beans, candy twists (Twizzlers), and fiery puffs (Cheetos).

Yummy World Taco Plush
Yummy World Taco Plush


Sugarfina 3-Piece Rose All Day Candy Bento Box

This Rose candy bento box from Sugarfina is available at Nordstrom. It includes three varieties of rose candies (Rose All Day, Sparkling Rose Bears and Rose Roses) to satisfy your sweet tooth. I have a bit of an obsession with the Sugarfina brand of candy. It is gourmet candy and the taste is exquisite.

Be sure to check out Sugarfina’s holiday collection that is currently available. Sugarfina has a Happy Holidays Candy Trunk that is available on their website and it is chock full of delicious and delectable Sugarfina candies!

There is also a unique Vice Collection to satisfy those who have a liking for adult beverages.

 

Sugarfina 3 Piece Rose Candy Bento Box
Sugarfina 3 Piece Rose Candy Bento Box

Sushi 9-Piece Chocolate Set MAGGIE LOUISE CONFECTIONS

Stun the sushi fanatic in your life with this stunning set of candy by Maggie Louise Confections. I am a huge sushi lover and I know that I would just be over the moon thrilled to try these and give them a whirl!

  • Includes one white chocolate lemon; two white chocolate ginger mini cubes; one white chocolate wasabi piece with chocolate caramel and sea salt; three milk chocolate sushi pieces with peanut butter candy; three dark chocolate sushi with mocha crunch and one white chocolate tile

Be sure to check out more from this line of gorgeous chocolate!

 

Sushi 9-Piece Chocolate Set MAGGIE LOUISE CONFECTIONS
Sushi 9-Piece Chocolate Set MAGGIE LOUISE CONFECTIONS


Harry & David Moose Munch Gourmet Popcorn Holiday Collection

Mmmm I love gourmet popcorn and Harry & David does not disappoint with this line of Moose Munch, which is gourmet popcorn. These popcorn tins are perfect for gift-giving during the holidays and come in a wide variety of fun flavors. I have posted the links to four of the flavors below but there are more to choose from! These are currently on sale for $9.99 (at the time of publication).

Harry & David Moose Munch Gourmet Popcorn Canister (Milk Chocolate)
Harry & David Moose Munch Gourmet Popcorn Canister (Milk Chocolate)

 

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Erma’s Frozen Custard REVIEW – St. Clair Shores Michigan – A Trio Of Frozen Custard Parfaits

Erma’s Frozen Custard is the place to be if you want some top quality frozen custard and some exciting, fun ways to top it. This place has so many wonderful flavor concoctions it is somewhat overwhelming to decide on just one! Give me two. NO! Give me three! The flavor options here are just mindblowing. This was my first time visiting with my little family of 3 and we each chose our own parfaits. I just had to go with Peanut Butter & Jelly. I really have a thing for PB&J and that is my jam right now. My husband went with the S’mores Parfait. I believe I heard him moaning over just how good it was. And last but not least my daughter, Chloe, went with a Candy Parfait. Keep reading my Erma’s Frozen Custard review to learn more about this delectable little ice-cream shop!

Our Visit To Erma's Frozen Custard in St Clair Shores, MI
Our Visit To Erma’s Frozen Custard in St Clair Shores, MI
Peanut Butter & Jelly Parfait at Erma's Frozen Custard in St Clair Shore, MI
Peanut Butter & Jelly Parfait at Erma’s Frozen Custard in St Clair Shores, MI

My Erma’s Frozen Custard Review

Hard work does pay off… in frozen treat form!

We had a yard sale for the past few days and this was a great place to go to reward ourselves for our hard work. Chloe had a blast with the yard-sale (it was her first) and she was so thrilled about earning some money. It was her idea to go out for ice-cream. She insisted that she wanted to purchase her own sundae with her own money. That kid had some sheer determination to spend money last night!

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Always seeking something new to experience

It was my idea, of course, to try out something new. Erma’s Frozen Custard is so conveniently located that we could actually take a stroll and walk on over there. How have I been living in St Clair Shores for so long and never ever stopped at Erma’s. It saddens me to think about how much I have been missing out on all these years. I am definitely going to visit this place one more time before they close for the season. I already know what I’m going with too~ Raspberry Truffle Parfait!

Peanut Butter & Jelly Parfait and S'mores at Erma's Frozen Custard in St Clair Shore, MI
Peanut Butter & Jelly Parfait and S’mores at Erma’s Frozen Custard in St Clair Shores, MI

 

Chloe with her Candy Parfait at Erma's Frozen Custard
Chloe with her Candy Parfait at Erma’s Frozen Custard

 


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Peanut Butter Jelly TIME!

I want to discuss a bit on my parfait that I ordered, the Peanut Butter & Jelly! Let’s start with the bottom here: first up is vanilla custard, a layer of peanut butter, chopped peanuts, more vanilla custard, a generous helping of strawberry jelly, more nuts, whipped cream and then topped off with a cherry. I gotta say that I enjoyed this immensely! Yes I said that word and I reserve it for rare occasions!

Wowza! Check out that strawberry chunk in my PB&J Parfait at Erma's Frozen Custard
Wowza! Check out that strawberry chunk in my PB&J Parfait at Erma’s Frozen Custard

 


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In the two photos below you can see just how many options Erma’s Frozen Custard offers. I highly suggest checking out Erma’s frozen custard menu so you aren’t standing around looking dumbfounded trying to figure out what the heck you are going to order!

Take a dip

What I love about this place is that they have some great flavors of dip that you can go with! I love that hard-shelled dip on my cone. They even offer a Confetti Cake dip! I am addicted to any and all things cake flavored and I know I will be going with that dip someday.

I absolutely love their creativity here and there is something for everyone.

Candy Coatings and Toppings at Erma’s Frozen Custard

Numerous options to choose from here! Erma’s Frozen Custard offers sundaes where you can choose one topping. These sundaes also come equipped with whipped cream and a cherry on top because no sundae is complete without that. Then they offer something called an Explosion! With the Explosion, this is where you can really let your creativity shine and you get your choice of not one, but two different toppings. You can see the Erma’s Frozen Custard menu in the photos below.

Flavor board of parfaits at Erma's Frozen Custard in St. Clair Shores, MI (Erma's Frozen Custard menu)
Flavor board of parfaits at Erma’s Frozen Custard in St. Clair Shores, MI
So many flavors to choose from at Erma's Frozen Custard! (Erma's Frozen Custard menu)
So many flavors to choose from at Erma’s Frozen Custard! Featured flavors of frozen custard week by week.
Chloe's Candy Parfait at Erma's Frozen Custard
Chloe’s Candy Parfait at Erma’s Frozen Custard
Chloe enjoying her Candy Parfait at Erma's Frozen Custard
Chloe enjoying her Candy Parfait at Erma’s Frozen Custard

More than just parfaits and sundaes!

If you are craving something besides a parfait or sundae you are in luck because Erma’s offers a variety of other things you can go with. They offer milkshakes, slushies, floats & coolers. They offer specialty desserts as well such as: Custard Puff, Brownie Delight, Strawberry Shortcake, Banana Split, and a peculiar item known as an Upside-Down Banana Split (that is something I most definitely need to try!).

Nutrition

Erma’s Frozen Custard offers 100% Michigan dairy products and their frozen custard is gluten and soy-free. You can read up on this more HERE.

My one beef about this place, speaking honestly here

These parfaits come in at $6.30 a piece. For a family of 3 to go out for parfaits here you are going to have to fork over $18.90. I am not what I would consider a stingy person whatsoever but for the amount of ice-cream and toppings that they give you for $6.30 just is not enough for me. I truly feel that maybe these should cost a little less or possibly just make the serving size larger. I will visit this place again when I have the means to, but I really believe that the price is a tad too steep. We usually do not pay that much to go out for ice-cream. We can go to Menchie’s and do big build-your-own froyos with a ton of toppings and usually only be out $15 for the visit there.

Where can I get my Erma’s?

Great news Michiganders! There are multiple locations to find Erma’s Frozen Custard. There are currently locations in: St. Clair Shores, Shelby Township, and Warren, MI.

Check out the store locator for more details on where you can find your closest Erma’s!

Find out more about Erma’s Frozen Custard

I hope you enjoyed this Erma’s Frozen Custard review and it inspires you to visit! I believe you will fall in love with this place at first bite!

So what will you be ordering at Erma’s Frozen Custard? Check out their menu online and leave me a comment and let me know what appeals the most to you!

 

Please note this is a seasonal establishment! They are open April 1- October 31.

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I have been trying to lose my halo halo virginity for well over a year now. A freaking year! I discovered this crazy cool concoction on Instagram one day and ever since I have been dreaming of the day that I would get a chance to give this a whirl. My day finally came at Tou & Mai in the Midtown section of Detroit, MI yesterday. This Tou & Mai review will cover my first time experiences at this neat little place that is nestled down in the Midtown area of Detroit.

I was going to share this post for my Tried It Out Tuesday feature but I am really eager to share the details with you and since it is Sunday, maybe you can head on over there today to give this extraordinary and unparalleled dessert a try! There truly is no other dessert on this planet like it.

Tou & Mai is a quaint and curious place! There is so much to see and take in, in such a small space. The first thing you see when walking in is the big white menu. I analyzed the menu online before visiting so I already knew what my strategy was when it came down to deciding and ordering. I started off with a passion fruit boba tea and of course I had to get myself the Hello Hello (their version of halo halo). Click HERE to get a better look at the menu.

Hello Hello (Halo Halo) at Tou & Mai in Detroit, MI
Hello Hello (Halo Halo) at Tou & Mai in Detroit, MI

I planned on getting the Hello Hello most definitely and I wanted to try out the Tricolour Tapioca but bummer… they were temporarily out of that dessert. That one sounded so fascinating to me and it will be next up on my list of to-try items at Tou & Mai. Here is a description of the tapioca dessert.

TRiCOLOUR TAPIOCA
popular & colourful southeast asian dessert
made with pandan flavored tapioca strings,
miniature tapioca pearls, ruby chestnuts and
creamy coconut milk

Source

Since I could not try out the tapioca I figured I should go ahead and satisfy my boba addiction with a Sweet Tea Boba. I went with the passion fruit flavor. The passion fruit boba was the perfect amount of sweetness and the mango star jellies were a big bonus to go with the exotic flavor of passion fruit. If you have never tried passion fruit the way it can be best described in my terms is a sweet and sour exotic fruit. It has the perfect balance of both. It currently has earned the top spot on my list of favorite fruits, for the moment anyway!

Passion Fruit Sweet Tea Boba at Tou & Mai
Passion Fruit Sweet with Mango Star Jellies at Tea Boba at Tou & Mai

Other flavors available at Tou & Mai were:

ORIGINO JASMINE
SUMMER LITCHI
PASSION FRUIT
TROPICO MANGO
STRAWBERRY
CUCUMBER
PEACH SEASON

If you like your boba milky you are in luck because Tou & Mai also offers Sweet Boba Milk Tea in a variety of fun flavors.

CLASSICO BLACK
TARO ROOT
HONEY DEW
MANGO
MATCHA LATTE
COCONUT
BANANA
ALMOND

And if slushies are your thing they have those available as well! Here is a list of the flavors available for slushies.

SWEET MANGO
RED ADZUKI BEAN
JACK FRUIT
DURIAN
TROPIC TARO
AVOCADO

Menu Board At Tou & Mai in Detroit, MI
Menu Board At Tou & Mai in Detroit, MI

 

I really need to go back to this place to explore the menu more just look at these options below for new garnishes available. FLAN! ZOMG!

Garnishes at Tou & Mai in Detroit, MI
Garnishes at Tou & Mai in Detroit, MI

 

What the heck is halo halo?

Halo halo is a famous dessert in the Philippines. To create it they use a purple ice-cream that is derived from a purple yam, otherwise known as ube. It also has a scoop of mango ice cream, coco de nata, aiyu jellie, basil seeds, red adzuki bean, sala cider, coconut milk, condensed milk, wafer roll, and toasted candied coconut. Wowza! That sure is a lot to take in and process right? Google might just have to be my friend here to tell me what exactly it was that I ate! Let’s explore this a little bit more!

This was my first time trying ube and when you put that together with all of these other unique ingredients you get one hell of a memorable dessert!

Having actual beans in my dessert was also another first for me. They include red adzuki beans in this dessert. Odd huh? These are sweet red beans and they are a magnificent source of protein! A one cup serving of these beans is a whopping 39 grams of protein. I would say they use about a quarter cup in their Hello Hello. I enjoyed these beans immensely!

For the next ingredient Wikipedia sure came in handy so I included that information as a quote directly from he source.

Nata de coco is a chewy, translucent, jelly-like food produced by the fermentation of coconut water, which gels through the production of microbial cellulose by Acetobacter xylinum. (source: Wikipedia)

This is really a complex dessert! I really had to use Wikipedia for the aiyu jellie as well since I am not familiar with it whatsoever.

Aiyu jelly, known in Taiwanese Hokkien as ogio, and as ice jelly in Singapore, is a jelly made from the gel from the seeds of the awkeotsang creeping fig found in Taiwan and East Asian countries of the same climates and latitudes. Wikipedia

Basil seeds! I did a little research and discovered that these seeds are void of calories but rich in antioxidants. They are also great for your skin and beneficial for a diabetic.

The sala cider is a fruity ingredient but I could not gather much information on that. If anyone has knowledge of this ingredient, feel free to leave me a comment and fill me in.

The Hello Hello here also used coconut milk and condensed milk. The dessert is topped with candied coconut which is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and it also has a beautiful orange glow to it.

And let’s not forget those two wafer sticks that really stand out and scream halo halo! No halo halo frozen treat is complete without those wafers. There were two in the dessert and the three of us sharing. Joe, my husband, got left out.

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Hello Hello (Halo Halo) at Tou & Mai in Detroit, MI - GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL
Hello Hello (Halo Halo) at Tou & Mai in Detroit, MI
Hello Hello (Halo Halo) at Tou & Mai in Detroit, MI GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL
Hello Hello (Halo Halo) at Tou & Mai in Detroit, MI

Hello Hello (Halo Halo) at Tou & Mai in Detroit, MI

Hello Hello (Halo Halo) at Tou & Mai in Detroit, MI GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL
Hello Hello (Halo Halo) at Tou & Mai in Detroit, MI
Hello Hello (Halo Halo) at Tou & Mai in Detroit, MI
Hello Hello (Halo Halo) at Tou & Mai in Detroit, MI

More than just a place to grab dessert!

Need to do a little bit of Asian grocery shopping? You can certainly load up here at Tou & Mai. They packed in a lot of Asian goodies in this small space. My 8-year-old daughter had fun looking at all of the colorful and peculiar packaging. Anyone want to send a crisp new $100 bill my way because I sure would have a ton of fun blowing a big wad of money in this place.

Tou & Mai in Detroit, MI
Tou & Mai in Detroit, MI

Tou & Mai in Detroit, MI

Asian snacks at Tou & Mai in Detroit, MI GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL
Asian snacks at Tou & Mai in Detroit, MI
Asian snacks at Tou & Mai in Detroit, MI GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL
Asian snacks at Tou & Mai in Detroit, MI
Asian snacks at Tou & Mai in Detroit, MI GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL
Tou & Mai in Detroit, MI
Asian snacks at Tou & Mai in Detroit, MI
Tou & Mai in Detroit, MI
Asian snacks at Tou & Mai in Detroit, MI
Snacks At Tou & Mai
Asian snacks at Tou & Mai in Detroit, MI GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL
Asian beverages at Tou & Mai in Detroit, MI
Asian snacks at Tou & Mai in Detroit, MI
More Asian snacks at Tou &Mai in Detroit, MI
Chloe sipping on a Passionfruit Sweet Tea Boba at Tou & Mai in Detroit - GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL
Chloe sipping on a Passionfruit Sweet Tea Boba at Tou & Mai in Detroit Actually stealing MY drink lol!

Oh and macarons!

They also have various flavors of fresh macarons available at $2.49 each. I have no doubt they are delicious but honestly I felt as though the price was somewhat steep for one macaron so I passed. Bummer! The flavors did sound intriguing.

Macarons at Tou & Mai - GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL
Macarons at Tou & Mai

I scream for ice-cream!

Tou & Mai also has a small selection of ice-creams available for $3.29 a scoop. That price seems reasonable to me. If you are not going to go with their Hello Hello dessert at least treat yourself to some of that delish purple ube ice-cream. You won’t regret it! Then you can boast to your friends that you tried a purple yam ice-cream! Wink!

Ice-Cream Flavors At Tou & Mai
Ice-Cream Flavors At Tou & Mai

Hot drinks

The air is getting quite crisp and nippy so if you are not into cold treats on cold days they have some hot beverage options. The tea flavors are unusual and impressive. I am definitely going to stop in here on a chilly day and give one of those teas a whirl! I am all about trying new things and I love the tea flavors they offer. The only problem? Deciding on one flavor because they all sound interesting.

Tou & Mai Hot Drinks Menu
Hot Drinks Menu At Tou & Mai

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Question Time!

So are you going to hop in the car and make a trip down to Tou & Mai today? I hope that my Tou & Mai review will inspire you to visit this unique place!

 


Tou & Mai Location

4240 CASS AVE – SUITE 102

DETROIT, MICHIGAN 48201


Tou & Mai Hours

MON-SAT 11:00am – 9:00pm

Sun 4:00p – 9:00pm

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My Visit To Menchie’s – REVIEW – Froyo Is Always The Best Medicine

Menchie’s is nothing new to me. This serve-yourself frozen yogurt bar has been a family favorite dessert destination spot for years now. The great thing about Menchie’s is that each and every trip here can be a new experience. There is always a wide variety of frozen yogurt flavors to choose from, as well as sorbets. Menchie’s also often introduces new flavors to try to keep things exciting. We go to Menchie’s to celebrate. We go to Menchie’s to drown our sorrows on a bad day. I always joke around about Menchie’s being the best medicine and a remedy to take your day to better heights. When I’m stuffing my face with froyo I don’t have a care in the world. This Menchie’s review will inform you of everything you need to know about this unique frozen yogurt shop!

Menchies Heritage Village in Warren, MI

My Menchie’s Review & everything you need to know!

Serve Yourself At Menchie’s

Upon walking in you see a serve yourself frozen yogurt and topping area. How neat! I have always had a spot in my heart for frozen yogurt. I used to get so excited when my mom took us to TCBY and we could choose 3 different toppings for a parfait. You, however, did not have the opportunity to serve yourself there, somebody else took care of you. Menchie’s has a help yourself frozen yogurt bar and a serve yourself topping bar where all your wildest dessert dreams can become a reality. You can build and create anything your heart desires. I love this help-yourself approach to frozen yogurt. It is a gratifying experience to walk into a place like this and create your own little (or big) cup of edible art.

Get creative at Menchie’s

At Menchie’s your creation is completely and totally up to you! The froyo is in your hands. Your froyo creation is sold by weight. So if you go wild and crazy with the froyo and the toppings be prepared to pay a hefty amount for that epic creation of yours.

Fun flavors!

You can scope out all of the flavors that Menchie’s has available by clicking THIS LINK. Please note that not all flavors will be available at your location. Call your local store up if you want to inquire about what flavors they have available.

My local Menchie’s has seven self-serve froyo stations and each station has two flavors. You can help yourself or swirl both flavors together. This means that there are usually 14 different flavors available. One of my usual go-tos is the Takes The Cake Batter. The Rich ‘n” Nutty Pistachio is another favorite. The pistachio always gives me flashbacks of the pistachio pudding that my grandma used to make with me and my sister.

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Menchies Heritage Village in Warren, MI
Menchies Heritage Village in Warren, MI – Variety of frozen yogurts to choose from

Menchie’s toppings… the fun part!

My favorite part of visiting Menchie’s is dressing up my froyo with all of the available toppings. Decisions! Decisions! Only so much can fit into the cup so you have to be a little choosy with what you go with. Menchie’s has the available toppings menu online. Please note with this as well,  not all toppings will be available at every Menchie’s location. I didn’t see the Bursting Boba toppings available yesterday and those are one of Chloe’s favorites. She usually builds a fruity sorbet cup and goes with colorful toppings such as boba and gummy candies.

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Menchies Heritage Village in Warren, MI – Toppings bar
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Menchies Heritage Village in Warren, MI – Toppings bar
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Menchies Heritage Village in Warren, MI -Toppings bar
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Menchies Heritage Village in Warren, MI – Fresh fruit at the toppings bar
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Menchies Heritage Village in Warren, MI – Toppings bar (whipped cream, cherries, cheesecake, cookie dough, brownie, etc)

Insider tips:

  • Do not go too crazy with different flavors and toppings. Think things through and really think to yourself, “is this going to taste good?” If your Menchie’s does not taste good, you are probably to blame.
  • They charge by weight so if you want to keep it on the cheap side do not out an enormous amount of froyo in your cup. Also, stick to light toppings like candy sprinkles, whipped cream, etc.
  • They have a lot of gummy candy toppings to choose from but keep in mind that your froyo is FROZEN yogurt so once that gummy candy sits there on top of your creation for a bit it does tend to get on the hard side, as opposed to soft like a gummy candy should be.
  • I forgot to get a photo of the liquid toppings available like marshmallow and hot fudge. It is a good idea to put this on your froyo BEFORE the toppings.
  • Menchie’s does offer a rewards program, known as My Smileage, so you can save on frozen yogurt once you reach a certain amount of money spent. Once you reach 50 Smiles (spend $50) you get a $5 reward. Just for signing up they start your account with 25 Smiles.
  • Don’t forget Menchie’s for your next celebration. They do offer frozen yogurt cakes!

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How can Menchie’s improve?

  • Orange Leaf is a froyo competitor and they offer little paper dividers for your cup so different flavors and prevented from blending together.
  • Offer breakfast flavors as a regular option. Last year Orange Leaf offered a line of breakfast flavored froyo like pancakes w/ syrup, Fruity Pebbles, etc. The breakfast flavors are my favorite. Keeping these flavors as a permanent offering would be fabulous. I would even visit in the morning for a breakfast treat if those flavors were always available.
  • Rearrange the stations just a bit. The liquid topping area is at the end of the self-serve area. I think it just makes sense to put hot fudge, etc. on top of your froyo BEFORE you put the cute little toppings on. When you put this on last it smothers your creation.

Final thoughts

I hope my Menchie’s review has opened your eyes about this unique place to visit. The possibilities really truly are endless! You can get creative at Menchie’s with the HUGE toppings bar that they have. There is a wide variety of toppings and sauces for your frozen yogurt creation. It is also a very family-friendly place. Your children will love Menchies… I guarantee it!


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If you have never visited this place will this Menchie’s review inspire you to go? I sure hope so and I hope you love your first experience there. I was hooked from my first visit!


MENCHIE’S LOCATION (Heritage Village – Warren, MI)

29367 Mound Road

Warren, MI 48092

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I Tried The Gourmet Candy From Sugarfina Cereal Collection & Here Are My Thoughts – Sweets For The Sweet!

I have been virtually drooling all over the line of Sugarfina items that I have seen online for years now. The reason I didn’t get a chance to try it out until now? Let’s be honest the price of this candy is astronomical. I was blessed with a nice big fat Nordstrom gift card recently so that I how I ended up finally splurging on Sugarfina. I went with the Sugarfina Cereal Collection Favorites Candy Gift Set. The price of this gift set is going to set you back $34.90 but if it makes your taste buds jump for joy and give you a foodgasm the price tag just might be worth it.

Sugarfina Cereal Collection Gift Set
Sugarfina Cereal Collection Gift Set
Sugarfina Cereal Collection Gift Set
Sugarfina Cereal Collection Gift Set

It felt like Xmas morning when the delivery man brought this package to me. I opened up the box. It was actually packed quite well to ensure that it wouldn’t arrive broken. But much to my surprise both bars were snapped in half when I took them out of their pretty packaging. You can see below in the photos what I mean. Yes, I was quite sad and I did end up calling up Nordstrom customer service. The customer service agent that I spoke to was super helpful with my dilemma that I had reported and he told me that he would send out another package to me, this time hopefully the bars would be in a beautiful and intact state. I don’t blame Nordstrom and I don’t blame Sugarfina for this mishap. I blame UPS. They throw packages onto porches without a thought in the world that maybe, just maybe there is something delicate and fragile contained in the box.

Sugarfina Cereal Collection Gift Set
Sugarfina Cereal Collection Gift Set (Froot Loops Bar)
Sugarfina Cereal Collection Gift Set
Sugarfina Cereal Collection Gift Set (Lucky Charms Bar)

Despite the broken bars I still felt pretty freaking awesome to have this gorgeous candy in my possession. To me, it is pure eye-candy CANDY! Just look at it. The gift set included more than just the two candy bars (Froot Loops bar and a Lucky Charms bar). The set also came with little ball-shaped candies~ Fruity Loops and Cinnamon Crunchies. The Fruity Loops definitely did remind me of the colorful & sugary cereal Froot Loops. The Cinnamon Crunchies were like eating Cinnamon Toast Crunch, only better.

Sugarfina Cereal Collection Gift Set
Cereal Collection Favorites Candy Gift Set

After giving all the candies a whirl I see why they are considered gourmet. The taste of each candy was exquisite and divine. The taste transported me to some kind of weird state of food euphoria!

Sugarfina Cereal Collection Gift Set
Sugarfina Cereal Collection Gift Set
Sugarfina Cereal Collection Gift Set Fruity Cereal Bar
Sugarfina Cereal Collection Gift Set Fruity Cereal Bar
Sugarfina Cereal Collection Gift Set Fruity Loops
Sugarfina Cereal Collection Gift Set Fruit Loops Canmdy
Sugarfina Cereal Collection Gift Set
Sugarfina Cereal Collection Gift Set
Sugarfina Cereal Collection Gift Set
Sugarfina Cereal Collection Gift Set

So what’s next for me with Sugarfina?

Have you ever seen the Champagne Bears that Sugarfina has available? Going out on a limb here and going to say that I bet these are the greatest gummy bears around. I can’t even possibly begin to imagine how divine these must taste! Yes these are definitely on my wishlist of indulgent candies that I want to give a whirl!

Champagne Bears by Sugarfina
Champagne Bears by Sugarfina

Sugarfina also has this champagne set available for when I really want to splurge! This set contains 3 different kinds of champagne flavored candies!

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Set of 6 Champagne Lovers’ Delight Candy Boxes

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The Most Scrumptious Gluten-Free Cotton Candy Cake & How I Created It

This morning I would love to share with you about my experience with the Wilton Easy Layers cake set and how I made my gluten-free cotton candy cake. I blogged about this cake pan set on a recent Friday Faves post and I ended up ordering myself one and I am so happy that I did. I ended up creating the best cake I have ever made in my life yesterday! I am truly proud of it and I was happy to serve it to my mother, who came over for a t-bone steak dinner. The cake that I made was the most perfect dessert to serve to her and she fell in love with it. And of course, my daughter, Chloe, was absolutely in love with this cake. She assisted me in making it and it is always a joy to work alongside her in the Give It A Whirl Girl Kitchen.

Cotton Candy Cake by Give It A Whirl Girl

Cotton Candy Cake by Give It A Whirl Girl
Cotton Candy Cake
Me in the Give It A Whirl Girl Kitchen
Me in the Give It A Whirl Girl Kitchen

Here is how I made my gluten-free Cotton Candy Cake

Here is how I used Wilton Easy Layers Cake Pan Set

The Wilton Easy Layers contains 5 pans that are 6 inches in diameter. They are pretty shallow pans. They have a non-stick coating but I still sprayed mine with a bit of coconut oil just in case I had a problem with my cake sticking. The pans will fill up one standard size serving of cake batter. These cake pans will also all, conveniently, fit inside the oven at the same time due to their small size.

Wilton Easy Layers cake pan set
Wilton Easy Layers cake pan set
Wilton Easy Layer cake pan set
Wilton Easy Layer cake pan set


Most of the ingredients I used in the Cotton Candy Cake - Give It A Whirl Girl
Most of the ingredients I used

Pamela’s Gluten-Free Vanilla Cake Mix

The cake itself was made with a gluten-free mix by Pamela’s. I used Pamela’s Vanilla Cake Mix. I have used this mix once before for cupcakes and I was very satisfied with the taste and texture. What I also love about the gluten-free mix is that it is non-GMO, uses no artificial colors or flavors, no preservatives, and no high fructose corn syrup.


Lorann’s Cotton Candy flavor oil

I achieved the cotton candy flavoring using a bottle of Lorann’s Cotton Candy Flavoring Oil. This was my first time using a flavoring oil of this kind and I heard that a little bit can go a long way but I ended up having to use about half of the bottle to get the flavor I was going for. I really enjoyed the flavor of this, though it was not exactly like cotton candy. I will have to explore other flavor oils and extracts from this brand because I am just not a plain vanilla person.

Lorann Cotton Candy Flavor Oil
Lorann Cotton Candy Flavor Oil


How I created the frosting for this cotton candy cake

For the frosting, I decided to go with a homemade buttercream. I had a fridge full of different kinds of butter from Chef Shamy so I gave the Honey Butter Vanilla Bean a whirl. Chef Shamy serves up a high-quality butter with no weird ingredients… just pure butter. It is also gluten-free. This particular vanilla flavor produced the most glorious buttercream I have ever whipped up. I used Simple Truth Organic Powdered Sugar with the butter and a few splashes of almond milk. The flavor of this buttercream was out of this world. If I had to give myself a grade it would be an A+. It really was that great!

Chef Shamy Honey Butter Vanilla Bean
Chef Shamy Honey Butter Vanilla Bean


Coloring the cotton candy cake

Now let’s get on with the color. Yes, this time around I was naughty and used artificial colors… GASP! It’s true that I did. I’m not proud but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do and YOLO! I used Betty Crocker’s Neon Gel Food Colors for the pink and the purple. Gel food coloring is some pretty potent and powerful stuff. They really do produce gorgeous coloring on your creations. I don’t know why but for the neon pack they do not include the color blue, so for that, I used a Kroger brand neon blue. I am so pleased with how the colors turned out!

Cotton Candy Cake by Give It A Whirl Girl
Cotton Candy Cake
Cotton Candy Cake by Give It A Whirl Girl
Cotton Candy Cake

A ton of candy to top it all off!

And for that gorgeous candy that is all over the cake? I created my own mix of sprinkles with several different brands. The sprinkles with the big bits are pieces of candy that were from Celebrations By Frey. My local Kroger store sells them but I can not locate them on Amazon. The bottle of sprinkles is titled MixLicious.

Cotton Candy Cake by Give It A Whirl Girl
Cotton Candy Cake
Cotton Candy Cake by Give It A Whirl Girl
Cotton Candy Cake


Final thoughts on this gluten-free cotton candy cake

I am super duper pleased as pie (or should I say “cake”) with how this cake turned out and I was proud to serve it to my family. It really did taste as good as it looks. I am not a professional baker so I am aware that the cake is a little sloppy but I am always working towards bettering myself as a chef and as a baker.

This cake was so incredibly fun to make with my daughter and I could do this every single day if I had the funds (and if I wanted to be on 600lb Life). I am going to definitely be working on more cakes in the future and I might even get brave and give fondant a try. I love the way fondant cakes look. They are edible art! The beautiful cakes that I see on Instagram and on food blogs are so inspiring.

Cotton Candy Cake by Give It A Whirl Girl
Slice of Cotton Candy Cake
Cotton Candy Cake by Give It A Whirl Girl
Slice of Cotton Candy Cake
Cotton Candy Cake by Give It A Whirl Girl
Slice of Cotton Candy Cake
Cotton Candy Cake by Give It A Whirl Girl
Cotton Candy Cake
Cotton Candy Cake by Give It A Whirl Girl
Cotton Candy Cake
Cotton Candy Cake by Give It A Whirl Girl
Cotton Candy Cake
Slice of gluten-free Cotton Candy Cake by Give It A Whirl Girl
Slice of gluten-free Cotton Candy Cake

So tell me… what is your favorite flavor of cake? Leave me a comment and let me know. Would love to hear from my readers. Comments always brighten up my day.

 

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Bubblegum Cake! This Is My Gluten-Free Let’s Get The Party Started Cake With Pamela’s Vanilla Cake Mix (REVIEW)

Baking is hard. Not just hard but difficult. I get a vision in my mind and I want to create it. I know exactly how I want it to look and exactly how I want it to taste. Does my wish for this charming and glamourous cake become a reality for? Kinda sorta in this case. It looks so very amateurish and you want to know why? I am an amateur. I am a newbie on the food scene. I am a food blogger but I never tout myself as being a professional in any sort of way. For me, this blog is about the whole entire learning process of cooking and baking and food exploration. I am completely self-taught and I am learning something new every single day on this journey. Today I baked a bubblegum cake. I had that vision in my mind. However, things did not go exactly as planned.

Let’s see here… my buttercream was way too thin and runny and it was just DROOLING off the sides of the cake. I had a brand new, nifty smoothing spatula that I thought would result in perfect icing… nope! I knew my buttercream was too thin and I didn’t have any powdered sugar left to stiffen and thicken up. Cries! So a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. I had to work with what I had on hand and make the most of an unfortunate situation.

Here is how I created this bubblegum cake!

Pamela’s Vanilla Cake Mix

Today I will sharing my experience and Pamela’s Vanilla Cake Mix review with you. Another key product that I used in this cake was Lorann’s bubblegum flavor. Keep reading to find out more about this bubblegum cake I created!

Bubblegum Gluten-Free Cake - Let's Get The Party Started
Bubblegum Gluten-Free Cake – Let’s Get The Party Started

 

Ingredients used for gluten-free cake
Ingredients used for gluten-free cake

For this cake, I used a cake mix. I am in love with Pamela’s Classic Vanilla Cake Mix. This was my second time using this mix and I am so pleased to say that this is a fabulous mix. The last time I used this mix I made a Gluten-Free Cotton Candy Cake. Click this LINK to learn more about that. It was scrumptious!


How I got the bubblegum flavor with Lorann’s Oils

This was my second time using Lorann’s Oils to flavor my cake. This time around I used the bubblegum flavor. This oil is potent stuff and a little bit goes a long way. My house sure smelled bubblegummy from baking this cake. What a wonderful scent! I have never experienced a scent like that in my home before. Just marvelous! I wish my house stunk like bubblegum all day every day!


How I colored the bubblegum cake

I used a rose and teal color to dye my cake. I am in love with the color teal and I was really impressed with how vibrant the color was and that is was actually teal and not just blue! The rose color also lent a stunning pink color to the cake. Yeah yeah… artificial colors. I really don’t know what’s come over me. I try to go natural as much as possible and I’ve been slipping up recently but I’m really just having so much fun!

Topping the bubblegum cake

If you are wondering where the candy is from I will fill you in. I made a pit stop over at Roger’s Bulk Candy & Ice-Cream specifically for the candy on this cake. I love that store. You can read more about my first time visiting by clicking this link right over HERE. If you ever visit please let them know that Give It A Whirl Girl sent you! I know I have already inspired at least one of my friends to check out that place. I got my gorgeous, pearlescent gumballs there. I knew what I needed and was able to grab exactly what I needed from the bins. I am also so very grateful that I grabbed a pink lollipop to put smack dab in the center of my cake. A 5-tier layer cake needs support and the lollipop helped to be a dowel of sorts to prevent it from slipping away on me. The sprinkles came from a couple places: Michael’s and Mile’s Cake and Candy Supply. I got a delightful jar of Wilton Diamond Medley from Michael’s (woohoo and thank goodness for those coupons). The little rainbow hearts were from Mile’s. They have a wide variety of sprinkles to choose from

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Gumballs and candy sprinkles – so pretty!

 

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Sprinkles and gumballs – eye candy candy!

Sugarfina was an extra splurge!

And to make it a little more extra special I also topped it with Sugarfina Fruity Loops. They came from the Sugarfina Cereal Collection that I treated myself too. They are to die for yummy yummy yummy!

Having fun is what matters most! 

You know what? Even though my cake looks like it was made by an inept and unskilled baker I am really truly proud of it. I wish I could send a virtual slice of this cake through your screen because the taste would blow your mind. I am calling this cake, Let’s Get The Party Started”. There is no party happening here… not a party in sight. But you know what I want to celebrate today? Life! I have been feeling incredible the past two months since I started this food blog. I feel so revived and renewed. I feel like a whole new better ME. That is enough reason for me to bake a cake and celebrate! I’m also going to give myself an A for effort because I really did work my booty off on this creation!

Bubblegum Gluten-Free Cake - Let's Get The Party Started
Bubblegum Gluten-Free Cake – Let’s Get The Party Started
Bubblegum Gluten-Free Cake - Let's Get The Party Started
Bubblegum Gluten-Free Cake – Let’s Get The Party Started
Bubblegum Gluten-Free Cake - Let's Get The Party Started
Bubblegum Gluten-Free Cake – Let’s Get The Party Started

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Slice of Bubblegum Gluten-Free Cake - Let's Get The Party Started
Slice of Bubblegum Gluten-Free Cake – Let’s Get The Party Started
Slice of Bubblegum Gluten-Free Cake - Let's Get The Party Started
Slice of Bubblegum Gluten-Free Cake – Let’s Get The Party Started


Hope you all enjoyed this pretty long post about my bubblegum cake!

What are you going to celebrate today? Could be anything. Drop me a comment and let me know and let’s get the party started OK?

 

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RECIPE -Cinnamon Churro SmashMallow Stuffed Plantain

You all know me! Trying out new foods all the time. This time around I had the chance to try out a plantain for the first time, AKA the “ugly bananas”! I ran into Kroger with my daughter to pick up some ingredients for some homemade popsicles that I will be creating this week. We were checking out the exotic fruits and a big plantain made its way into my shopping basket. I only purchased one. I had no clue what I was going to do with it but I wanted to bring it home anyway. I got home and did a bit of research on plantains. You do not want to eat these things raw. I did discover that these are best prepared cooked because if you bite into a raw one you are going to experience a bitter taste. You will not get sick eating a raw one but you will likely regret the taste in your mouth! I needed to figure out a plan of action with the plantain. I was sent a variety pack of SmashMallows to review. I already have a special recipe post drafted up for National S’mores Day (August 10th) featuring these yummy marshmallows. So I figured I could somehow incorporate the Cinnamon Churro flavor with the plantain. I made a roasted s’mores banana earlier this year and it turned out fantastic! I had the idea to use my plantain with the SmashMallows and roast it all up. I sprinkled some unsweetened coconut on it and a bit of cinnamon and cardamom.

I could not wait to tear into this when it popped out of the oven! I really enjoyed the taste of the plantain combined with the SmashMallows. After roasting the plantain for 13 minutes it had softened and was the perfect texture to eat.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 plantain
  • 6-8 Cinnamon Churro SmashMallows (or as many as you can cram inside!)
  • Tablespoon of unsweetened coconut
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon
  • Sprinkle of cardamom

Recipe:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Slice the plantain down the middle but not completely. Leave a little space at top & bottom.
  3. Stuff the plantain with the SmashMallows. I used a teaspoon along the sides to spread it open.
  4. Top with unsweetened coconut, cinnamon, and cardamom.
  5. Place the stuffed plantain onto a baking sheet or pan and wrap it up with foil, leaving an opening at the top.
  6. Roast for 13 minutes (or until the SmashMallows get a golden crust on them).
  7. Enjoy!
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Cinnamon Churro SmashMallow Stuffed Plantain before roasting
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Cinnamon Churro SmashMallow Stuffed Plantain after roasting
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Cinnamon Churro SmashMallow Stuffed Plantain after roasting

This sure was a great dessert for my daughter and me to share. Of course, she loved the ooey, gooey toasted marshmallow part the most. I ended up being the one to eat most of the plantain. That was perfectly fine with me. I am really happy that I finally gave the “ugly banana” a whirl. I have seen those plantains around for ages and have always been so curious about them.

Tidbits of information on the plantain:

  • 1 medium cooked plantain contains approximately 230 calories.
  • 1 medium plantain has appx. 4.6 grams of fiber.
  • Plantains are rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and potassium.
  • Plantains come from several parts of the world: West & Central Africa, the Caribbean Islands, Central America, and coastal parts of South America.
  • If you are following a paleo diet plantains are ok to eat. They are starchy but considered a good source of carbohydrates.
  • When the plantain gets brown/black it is at its peak stage of ripeness. This is when it is the most sweet.

Tidbits of information on SmashMallows:

You can find the Cinnamon Churro SmashMallows on Amazon:

Or why not try a variety pack?!!

 

Have you ever tried a plantain? How do you like to serve yours? Leave me a comment and let me know. I would love to hear from you!

 

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