Dec 10, 2012

Adding the Zing-Factor!

As I'm working on the final papers of the semester, zingers are on my mind.

I need a witty opening, so I catch my reader's (aka, my grader's) attention. I need a strong finish, so my awesomeness is fresh in their mind when it comes time to put the grade on the paper. And I need loads and loads of brilliant witticisms and insights throughout the paper, so that they don't fall asleep!

Essentially, I want my papers to be the level of awesome that inspires this in readers:

So you see, zingers are a thing.

Zingers at snack or meal time are pretty valuable, too!

Natural Zing is an online health-food store with all sorts of vegetarian, vegan, and organic raw foods. And if you're either stocking up (bulk buying can be a real money saver when you're online shopping) or sharing an order with friends, there's daily free shipping for all domestic orders over $99.

How much trail mix is that? Hmmm, Christmas present to myself? Tempted. Oh so tempted.

I got to try some of their raw organic Goji Berries, Cacao Nibs, and Incan Berries. They add the zing factor to yogurt granola parfaits, cereal bowls, ice cream sundaes, baked goods, bread, sandwiches, and bowls of cottage cheese and peanut butter, yogurt messes...

Incan Berries, Goji Berries, Cacao Nibs, and FIber 1 Original on Wildwood Soyogurt
Yup, they're just all-around general zingers that can add the zing factor to all sorts of yummies! And the awesomest part is that they're not only tasty superfoods, but they're each just the one organic ingredient that they advertise themselves as.

No preservatives. No additivies. No sweeteners. Just good, natural goji berries, incan berries, and cacao nibs.

And they have those great clear windows for checking how much you have. I'm a big fan of those, because it's a great way of checking how much you have left and when you need to stock up again.

The cacao nibs are flavorful, nutty, fragrant, and amazing on vanilla ice cream with melted peanut butter.

Or on just about anything else, for that matter.

I love the Incan berries! Sweet and tart at the same time, they have the same delightful contrast combo that makes me obsessed with dried cranberries.

But they're a drier (not as sticky) texture and a more exotic flavor. Plus, unlike my beloved dried cranberries, they're just fruit and no syrup, sugar, and/or oil. Just fruit!

I also really love Goji Berries on yogurt-granola-nut butter parfaits. They're chewy, sweet, unique, and delightful! You have to be careful with Goji berries, though, because you can easily end up with dry, not very flavorful Goji Berries if you're not careful - and for what Goji Berries cost, it's a real bummer when the taste isn't up-to-par!

But these, in their stay-fresh pack, are the right amount of chewy, still just plump enough to deliver the true sweet flavor of Goji Berries.


I really enjoyed all three Natural Zing products and they're all consistently high quality, so I'd definitely recommend checking them out. They also have all sorts of nut butters, raw snacks and treats, sprouted seeds and nuts, other dried fruits, and more. If those are half as good as the three yummies that I tried, they're pretty great!

Do you know what else is pretty great? A new giveaway!

Today's giveaway in the 25 Days of Giveaways is of the new Dancing Deer Christmas Bakery Gift Assortment!

NEW Christmas Bakery Gift Assortment

The assortment includes soft and chewy Molasses Clove Cookies, rich and decadent Chocolate Chunk Brownies, crisp and buttery Holiday Stars (in vanilla, chocolate, and snickerdoodle flavors), and 3 hand-decorated Christmas Tree sugar cookies.

It's a $32.99 value, but if you want to buy one you can use the coupon code GOODIE to get 20% off of your Dancing Deer online purchase. That goes for anything in their store, in case you want to get something else!


  1. The Dancing Deer Caramel Sea Salt Brownie collection looks divine! Wow - they have great gifts too!

  2. Signature Brownie & Cookie Gift Medley

  3. I want the whole store. You can't possibly expect me to pick one thing. :)

  4. chocolate espresso cake?? oh my gosh. my mouth is watering. and the dark chocolate gingerbread cake. actually basically the whole site looks amazing!

  5. The Deluxe Cake, Cookie & Brownie Baskets looks divine as you get to try a bit of all their delicious creations!

  6. The caramel pecan brownies look great

  7. ALL of the brownies..... all of them

  8. dark choco gingerbread cake!! yumm~

  9. Caramel Sea Salt & Cappuccino Gift Set

  10. I really want to try the Goji berries!

  11. Dark chocolate gingerbread cake

  12. I would like to try the signature holiday brownie sampler. :)

  13. The fruit and nut squares with rolled oats! :)

  14. Chocolate cookies!!!!!!!!!!! i love cookies!!!!!

  15. super yummo!
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  16. I'd go with the Triple Chocolate Chip Cookie Gift Box or the chewy sampler!

  17. The cookie towers look awesome. Thanks for the giveaway! :-)

  18. Any of the Holiday assortments look yum!

  19. The blondies look great!!

  20. I would love to try anything in the Premium Baker's Best Holiday Gift Tower and it would make a great holiday gift too!

  21. I'd like to try their triple chocolate chip cookies.

  22. Yummm...the cookie towers look amazing!

  23. The Sweet Lemon Squares look so good!


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