Monday, January 19, 2015

Two Reviews

Today I have a couple of product reviews, which I like to do from time to time. I'm not compensated financially, but these companies did provide me with free samples of their products.

First, I tried new frozen pupusas made by Tres Pupusas in Boulder.  If you're not familiar with pupusas, they're Salvadoran cakes made from corn masa and stuffed with different fillings. Kind of like a quesadilla, but smaller in circumference and thicker. Tres Pupusas' cakes are made with organic and non-GMO masa, although I don't think the other ingredients are organic. I chose the Green Chile & Cheese and Spinach & Cheese flavors. Two vegan flavors, Black Bean & Sweet Corn and Pinto Bean & Kale are also available.

The pupusas cooked up quickly in a skillet on the stovetop, and Jackson, Olivia and I shared them for lunch. I preferred the green chile and cheese pupusas, with that little added touch of heat from the green chiles. The kids loved the spinach and cheese variety. They had fun stringing out the melted, gooey mozzarella filling. The masa crust was crispy on the outside, but creamy on the inside. 

The Tres Pupusas packaging recommended serving them with curtido, a kind of cole slaw, for authenticity,  but we just ate them plain. I think they would have also been good with some marinara! 

Next, Cocozia has just released a chocolate flavored coconut water. In addition to the hydrating, healthful properties of coconut water, this has the added bonus of tasting just like chocolate milk! I'm not kidding. It is a great electrolyte replacer after a workout, sure, but I've also been drinking a cup as a treat before bed when I'm craving a little something sweet.

Not quite as thick as a chocolate soymilk or almond milk, true, but it's still plenty creamy and chocolaty for about 60 calories per cup.

Have you tried any new products that I should check out?

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