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Taste Test Tuesday: Chef Boyardee Good To Go Snack Kit

Chef Boyardee Good To Go Snack Kits by Chef Boyardee Photo Credit: Chef Boyardee

While cruising the grocery aisles at Wal-Mart I came across these snack kits from Chef Boyardee. Knowing that my nephew loves beefaroni and ravioli I decided to grab a snack kit and see what he thinks.

This little box contains beefaroni, ravioli or mac & cheese, with a granola bar and a pudding cup. My nephew had the ravioli snack kit with the chocolate chip granola bar and a vanilla pudding cup. You would have thought this kid had just gotten a new toy. I wish I could have gotten a picture of the smile on his face as he opened the box. It was hard enough to snap a picture of the box itself.

Inside box

Inside box of snack kit


This is a great choice for anyone, not just people with children. I have two boxes in my desk drawer, sometimes work gets so busy that you don’t have time to go out for lunch or you didn’t bring your lunch with you. Grabbing one of these Chef Boyardee snack kits saves the day.

Snack Kit

Chef Boyardee, thank you for making a quick meal and easy fix. As someone with a busy schedule and a love for a childhood favorite. I appreciate it!


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Taste Test Tuesday JELL-O Pudding Snacks

Good day everyone, June is finally here. Some kids are out of school and other will be getting in the next few days. Summer plans are being finalized, picnics on the beach, overnight camp, sleep overs, etc. All of these things need snacks don’t they? Today we are going to share a classic snack that has added some new flavors to their line. Growing you remember the classic commercial of Bill Cosby and JELL-O Chocolate Pudding? We still love that one. This week’s Taste Test Tuesday post is about JELL-O Pudding Snacks.

Orange Ice Cream Shop 

This one tastes like an orange creamsicle in a cup, you know the ones you got as a kid from the ice cream truck. Creamy orange flavor with the hint of vanilla cream, makes this a great dessert snack. Just think, no messy ice cream on your hands and no sticky fingers afterwards.

Strawberry Sundae

The kids loved these, they thought they were great. Great afternoon snack for them without rushing to the nearest ice cream shop, and it’s less sugar. Strawberry flavored pudding with a strawberry sauce on top. Well you could tell there was the flavor of strawberry in the pudding but we were expecting a more intense flavor. But if you don’t want a strong strawberry flavor then this will definitely work for you.


Let’s say it’s raining out and you can’t make a fire in the back yard but you are craving you camping favorite S’mores. Or, you have an electric stove so there is no fire for you to use. Either way this JELL-O Pudding Snack will help your craving.  Chocolate pudding with a marshmallow topping in a cup. The marshmallow topping does taste like it has some graham cracker flavor to it. We just added more graham crackers to ours. The kids loved it, the adults loved it.

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Taste Test Tuesday: Coffee Mate Natural Bliss

Good Day Foodies! How is your Tuesday going so far? Grab a cup of coffee or a tea and have a seat at the counter. Today’s Taste Test Tuesday posts is all about coffee creamer. Do you use creamer in your coffee or tea? How about baking with it? Let’s take a look at what we can do with creamer.

Coffee Mate Natural Bliss

Photo Credit: Coffee Mate

Coffee Mate is always coming out with new flavors, some seasonal, some are even regional. The newest addition to the Coffee Mate family is the Natural Bliss line. It’s called Natural Bliss because it is made with milk, cream, sugar and the perspective natural flavoring. This line has four flavors:

  • Caramel
  • Vanilla
  • Low-Fat Vanilla
  • Sweet Cream

The sweetness of the creamer is wonderful, sometimes I don’t even add sugar. Depending on how sweet you like your coffee you may decide to add sugar to it. Now being that it is coffee creamer, I have experimented and tried it with some other items, such as tea, oatmeal, cookies and even french toast.

Ways to Use Natural Bliss Creamer:

  • Instead of using milk or water in your oatmeal, try the vanilla or sweet cream creamer.
  • Dunk your bread for french toast in some caramel creamer and sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar or praline pecans.
  • Add 1tsp of creamer to your favorite sugar cookie or snicker doodle recipe.
  • Making pudding? Add creamer instead of milk.
  • Use it in your hot cocoa.

What other ways can you think of to use coffee creamer? Leave a comment on the blog, tweet us on twitter or comment on our Facebook page. We would love to hear from you!