Absolutely Gluten Free Coconut Chews Are My New Favorite On The Go Snack


Coconut Lovers Rejoice, Have Your Cake and Eat it Too With These New Flavors of Raw, Vegan, Chewy Delights


Key Lime & Blueberry Varieties Added to Popular Line of

Absolutely Gluten Free Coconut Chews.

These Chews are Free from Everything— Except Taste! Enjoy A Natural, Delicious Treat With the Whole Family!

·        Kosher for Passover & Year-Round

·        Gluten Free, Grain free, non-GMO, Dairy Free, Vegan

·        Now in 4 Flavor Varieties: Key Lime, Blueberry, Cocoa Nibs & Cranberry


Whether you’re gluten free, Kosher, dairy free, vegan, or simply looking for a natural way to satisfy your cravings, Absolutely Gluten Free gives everyone the freedom to chew! This full line of unique and delicious gluten-free products is a snack tooth satisfier for all — whether you have dietary restrictions or not.


Now, there are a full quartet of flavors for gluten-free coconut lovers from the leading brand in gluten-free: Absolutely Gluten Free.


The brand’s popular Coconut Chews, in cocoa nibs and cranberry, has doubled its line to include refreshing Key Lime and juicy Blueberry flavors! These moist chews are immersed in pure raw coconut and coated with decadent dark chocolate, then individually wrapped for optimal freshness. 

The new varieties are being introduced just in time for Passover 2021, and are Kosher for Passover and Year-round as are all Absolutely Gluten Free products. They are also non-GMO, free of dairy, grain, and gluten, and are vegan. MSRP: ($4.99, 5 oz pouch).


The complete line of Absolutely Gluten Free all-natural wholesome snacks are bursting with flavor, great taste and nutrition.  In addition to Coconut Chews, the line includes:  Absolutely Gluten Free Flatbreads, Absolutely Gluten Free Pizza,  Absolutely Gluten Free Crackers, and Absolutely Gluten Free Macaroons.

 Absolutely Gluten Free (AGF) products are all-natural, certified gluten-free, and OU certified kosher. AGF is a division of Kayco, America’s leading Kosher food distributor, based in Bayonne, NJ.  Follow them at http://absolutelygf.com/, on Twitter at @absolutelygf, and on FB at https://www.facebook.com/AbsolutelyGF/

The 411:

I love that they are individually wrapped. I keep them in my car, my desk, my pocketbook and even in my classroom snack cabinet just in case someone doesn't have a snack from home. 

Coconut and chocolate is an incredible combination and these bite size snacks are truly a treat. I wasn't sure when I saw they had blueberries. I love blueberries but wasn't sure of the berry pairing. I was truly wrong. 

Absolutely Gluten Free Coconut Chews also come in Key Lime and Chocolate! Try them. You won't be disappointed. 

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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary product for my honest opinion. No monetary compensation was offered. 

Steeped Coffee Making Ice Coffee Easy Plus 7 Ice Coffee Recipes




 Insanely delicious and 100% foolproof, the classic summer beverage starts with Steeped Coffee’s innovative Eco-Friendly Single-Serve Coffee Packs

Plus: 7 ways to cool down with these iced coffee recipes


[Santa Cruz, CA, MAY 3, 2021] – When the summer heats up, coffee lovers crave something a little less steamy and a little more refreshing. Iced coffee fits the bill perfectly. For some, that means driving to the nearest chain, dropping a bundle, and leaving quality to chance.

But you can save time and money – and the planet – on a superior brew by making it at home, exactly the way you like it.

Steeped Coffee’s pre-portioned, eco-friendly coffee bags allow you to steep a farm-to-cup brew nearly anywhere, sans the machine, waste, or harmful chemicals found in powdered coffee. No need to give up high-end coffee.  With a Steeped Coffee Bag and a little bit of patience, your great-tasting, ethically-sourced glass of cold summer happiness is just a few minutes away.

Steeped, Inc. is all about premium coffee with a conscious. Its proprietary single-serve brewing system features Steeped Coffee Packs (think tea bags for coffee) to deliver locally-sourced and roasted micro-batch coffee one delicious cup at a time. Nitro-sealed to preserve freshness, Steeped Coffee Packs are made with renewable and compostable materials and presented in recyclable packaging.

The award-winning coffee experts at Steeped Coffee have some tips on preparing the perfect iced coffee. The secret to a classic iced coffee, says the Steeped team, is a well-crafted coffee concentrate. A good concentrate is also the basis for many other refreshing coffee drinks we associate with summer sipping. Read on for tantalizing recipes!


How to make the perfect Steeped Iced Coffee Concentrate

For each serving, you’ll need

1 Steeped Coffee Pack

1 10 oz. mug

Filtered water


1.      Heat filtered water to 205 degrees, or just below boiling

2.      Place Steeped Bag at bottom of mug

3.      Pour hot water over Steeped Bag until the mug is half full

4.      Use string to dunk Steeped Bag 20 to 30 times over 1 minute

5.      Leaving the Steeped Bag in, let the coffee steep for 5 to 7 minutes or more to taste

6.      Remove Steeped Bag


·        To serve a crowd, make multiple batches of Concentrate. Store leftover Concentrate in the fridge.

·        Freeze Steeped coffee in ice cube trays. Use coffee cubes instead of regular ice cubes to avoid diluting your beverage.

·        Everyone knows the best way to enjoy iced coffee is through a straw. Be kind to the environment – buy reusable, dishwasher-safe metal straws!

Now it’s time to win summer with basic Steeped Iced Coffee and 6 decadent variations.

1. Steeped Iced Coffee

For each serving, you’ll need

1 serving of Steeped Iced Coffee Concentrate (see above)

1 10-oz. glass


Optional: sugar and creamer or dairy substitute such as unsweetened almond milk


1.      Fill the glass to the top with ice 

2.      Slowly pour the Steeped Coffee Concentrate into the glass

3.      Optional: top off with your favorite sweetener, creamer or dairy substitute to taste. Stir and enjoy.


2. Steeped Iced Latte

You’ll need

Steeped Iced Coffee Concentrate (see above)


Cocktail shaker


Optional: sweetener or flavored coffee syrup to taste


1.      Fill cocktail shaker with ice.

2.      Add 1 part Steeped Ice Coffee Concentrate and 1 part milk.

3.      Sweeten to taste, or replace sugar with flavored coffee syrup to make Vanilla Latte, Caramel Latte, etc.

4.      Shake until foamy

5.      Pour into a glass filled with ice

 3. Steeped Blended (Frappuccino-Style) Coffee

You’ll need

Steeped Iced Coffee Concentrate (see above)




Whipped cream

Optional: sweetener or flavored coffee syrup to taste (see above)


1.      Prepare as for Latte, but whir in a blender instead of a cocktail shaker.

2.      Top with whipped cream to taste.

4. Steeped Iced Mocha

You’ll need

1 serving of Steeped Iced Coffee Concentrate (see above)

Good quality chocolate syrup


Milk or cream to taste

Whipped cream


1.      Prepare basic Steeped Iced Coffee as above

2.      Pour over ice

3.      Stir in chocolate syrup and milk or cream to taste

4.      Top with whipped cream to taste

5. Steeped Vietnamese Iced Coffee

You’ll need

1 serving of Steeped Iced Coffee Concentrate

Sweetened condensed milk



1.      Prepare basic Steeped Iced Coffee as above, omitting sugar and creamer.

2.      Stir in sweetened condensed milk to taste.

3.      Pour into tall glass over ice.


6. Steeped Thai Iced Coffee

You’ll need

Extra-strong Steeped Iced Coffee Concentrate (allow bag to steep a few extra minutes)

Sweetened condensed milk OR evaporated milk OR half-and-half


Ground cardamom


1.      Prepare basic Steeped Iced Coffee as above.

2.      Pour into tall glass over ice.

3.      Top with your choice of sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, or half-and-half, but DO NOT STIR. Sweeten to taste.

4.      Sprinkle with ground cardamom

7. Steeped Spiked Iced Coffee

You’ll need

Steeped Iced Coffee Concentrate (see above)

Liqueur of your choice: hazelnut, orange, Irish cream, amaretto, etc.


Sweetener or creamer (optional)


1.      Prepare basic Steeped Iced Coffee as above.

2.      Pour into tall glass over ice.

3.      Stir in 1 shot of liqueur.

4.      Sweeten and top with creamer to taste. Stir and enjoy.

About Steeped Coffee

Steeped, Inc. based in Santa Cruz, California, is a Certified B Corp and Benefit Corporation focused on every detail from farm-to-cup and beyond, to bring people the most convenient, quality, ethically sourced, and sustainably packaged products available. Steeped is the new standard in coffee helping to make quality coffee more accessible through its proprietary technology and Steeped Brewing Method that is licensed to over 200 of the top specialty roasters around the globe. Steeped delivers 100% freshly roasted, precision ground, and nitro-sealed specialty coffee pre-portioned within Steeped Full Immersion Filters. Steeped Coffee is the simplest way to make a perfect cup of coffee by just adding water, with no machine needed. Welcome to Coffee Simplified.

Steeped Coffee is available through KeHE, as well as on Amazon with Prime Free Delivery, at premium supermarkets, luxury hotels, and offices with craft coffee and at-home services. For more information, visit steepedcoffee.com

National Geographic Kids Dinosaur Prize Pack Giveaway 5/25


OMG I worked for two hours on a post about all these wonderful books. IT is gone. Not sure what I did! UGH...

Prizes Include The Following Books:
Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs (ages 4-8)
Dino Records: The Most Amazing Prehistoric Creatures Ever to Have Lived on Earth! (ages 8-12)
Ultimate Dinopedia, 2nd ED (ages 7-10)
Weird But True! Dinosaurs (ages 8-12)
You Can Be a Paleontologist! with Dr. Scott (ages 4-8)

Dinosaurs continue to fascinate kids, and although these amazing creatures roamed the Earth ages ago, new dinosaur discoveries are still being made today! The new edition of the popular Nat Geo Kids Dinopedia includes all the latest species and is the most complete, up-to-date dinosaur reference available. Find favorites, like the fierce T-rex and the gentle Brontosaurus, plus audacious new finds, like the Anzu, Kosmoceratops, and Yi. Every dino profile is colorfully illustrated and features descriptions of when they roamed the Earth, how they lived, what they ate, and more. There are more than 600 dinos featured in all, including 10 profiles of recently discovered dinosaurs and new entries in the Dino Dictionary. Reports from paleontologists present the latest news and insights from the field.

Curious which creatures ruled when dinosaurs roamed the Earth? Get ready to meet the record-setters, including the biggest, smallest, smartest, weirdest, deadliest, most notorious, and most mysterious of all time. You'll find fantastic firsts, including the first dinosaur fossils found and the first dinos in space. And you'll meet other rad, remarkable creatures that lived before, after, and alongside them.

Did you know that the largest fish, the largest turtle, and the largest flying animal that ever existed lived during the time of the dinosaurs? Or that mammals – no bigger than a small dog when dinosaurs roamed – eventually evolved into massive land animals? See who wins in head-to-head species smackdowns and enjoy games that complement the records.

Weird But True! is going prehistoric! This new addition to the wildly popular, mind-blowing, fact-packed series is taking on the jaws and claws that ruled the Mesozoic world.

Calling all dino dynamos! Get ready to devour wacky wonders, facts, stats, and trivia about all things dinosaur. Did you know that the T. rex had vision 13 times better than the average human's? Or that people collect fossilized dino poop? And get this: There's a dinosaur named after Hogwarts--Harry Potter's wizarding school! Get ready to meet dinosaurs with horns and feathers, razor-sharp claws and gigantic teeth. You'll encounter the places they lived, the bizarre art they inspired, and the amazing paleontologists who discovered them.

The third title in National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book series, this book is for kids 4- to 8-years-old who LOVE dinos! The prehistoric world comes alive with dinosaurs small, big, giant, and gigantic, with stunning illustrations by Franco Tempesta-who illustrated National Geographic Kids The Ultimate Dinopedia. Bursting with fun facts and age appropriate information, each spread features a different dinosaur, along with simple text in big type that is perfect for little kids. Young dino fans will love the interactivity included in every chapter, and parents will appreciate tips to help carry readers' experience beyond the page.

Ever wondered how to find a dinosaur? Paleontologist Dr. Scott Sampson, host of Dinosaur Train on PBS Kids, tells kids how! How do paleontologists find dinosaur bones? How do they know what dinosaurs ate or looked like? And what is paleontology, anyway? Dr. Scott tackles all these questions and more while inspiring kids to go out and make the next big dino discovery!

My preschool class has been pouring over these books with a teacher's help. They are only 2-3 year's old and are hard on books. It breaks my heart to see ripped books so these are special books that they are allowed to look at with a teacher. I find their love of dinosaurs very interesting. Every class loves something different. This year it is dinosaurs, last year cars and the year prior trains. You teach what they love and I was thrilled to bring these books into them. They were amazed at the photos and one of my little guys knows every single name of the dinosaurs. Even when we can't pronounce them, he can. It is amazing.

Enter this giveaway before 5/25 for your chance to win all the books in the photos above. Truly an amazing prize pack for every dinosaur lover. 

Dino May Nia is here this month and if you have a dino fan in your household, check this out.

Calling all dinomaniacs! Meet paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim and learn about his recent discoveries, including Spinosaurus. Dig into dinosaur facts and explore more fun stuff at http://natgeokids.com/dinomania. Subscribe for more National Geographic Kids videos: http://bit.ly/SubscribeToNatGeoKids Check out our other fun series!: Amazing Animals ...

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary product for my honest opinion. No monetary compensation was offered. 

DINO RANCH Returns to Disney Jr. with New Episodes 5/10 @dino_ranch

OMG this is cute! My toddler preschool class LOVES dinosaurs this year. Every year the class loves something different. Last year it was cars. The year before trains. This group loves everything Dinos! It doesn't hurt that one of my two year old kids can name every single dinosaur even when my assistant and I cannot. It is the cutest thing hearing him easily say these long names that we have never heard of. I cannot wait to check out Dino Ranch with them. This show looks adorable. Coming up soon is a Nat Geo Kids Dino Giveaway so be sure to come back and check that out too!

New to Disney Junior in January of 2021, Boat Rocker Studios and Industrial Brothers’ “Dino Ranch” is already ranked cable’s #1 animated preschool series! The show brings adventure, fun and problem-solving to young audiences through the Cassidy family and their dinosaur friends, showcasing an imaginative world where dinos roam a working farm and sanctuary. Managed by the tight-knit family, including Ma (Jane), Pa (Bo) and their adopted children, Jon, Min and Miguel, the fun never ends on Dino Ranch! 

The Rancheroos are back in action when “Guitar Heroes” and “Wild Wild Thunderfoot” air in the U.S. on Monday, May 10 at 12:30 p.m. ET/PT. Fans will also be able to stream all episodes any time on DisneyNOW.

If you want to meet the roar-some “Dino Ranch” characters, be sure to check out this video: https://bhipr.co/3aWlV6n

Covid-19 Restrictions Are Opening Up. Which Activities Are You Doing?

As Covid-19 vaccines continue to roll out across the world, how much have attitudes about going out really changed since last year? Invisibly used it’s Realtime Research tool to poll 1044 people to find out

how they feel about returning to their life activities right now during current pandemic circumstances. We then compared the results to an identical survey conducted in July 2020.

What Invisibly learned is that people are still hesitant to go about their normal activities, almost as much as they were in July 2020. The data shows little difference in the groups of people that say they will wait 2+ months to get back to normal from the responses gathered last July. Also, men are much more likely than women to resume their typical activities.


Activities people are willing to go out and do right now/today:

  • 63.5% of respondents said they would consider getting a haircut. 
  • 61% of respondents said they would consider going to the dentist. 
  • 55% of respondents said they would consider dining at a restaurant.
  • 55% of respondents said they would return to working in an office. 
  • 47% of respondents said they would consider going to the gym.

In popular order, where people are going out to most now/today:

  • Getting a haircut: 63.5%
  • Going to the dentist: 61%
  • Returning to work in an office: 55%
  • Dining at a restaurant: 55%
  • Going to the Gym: 47%

Some key insights we learned:

  • Men are much more willing than women to return to normal activities in nearly every category.
  • Younger people are feeling more cautious than other ages about resuming regular activities.
  • We have not made as much progress in our return to normal as would have been predicted by the survey in July 2020.

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