Johnsonville Fully Cooked Sausages

Ready to start a great morning!

Ready to start a great morning!

I’m a member of the Crowdtap Johnsonville rewards program, and Johnsonville sent me a sample of its Johnsonville Fully Cooked Breakfast Sausage Links to review.

I was thrilled when I was chosen for this mission because I love all of Johnsonville products and had missed the opportunity to try the meatballs. I have to admit I was hesitant because anything cooked and preserved has a short shelf life and it made me nervous to see these last for a couple weeks. I reviewed the ingredients and found nothing too alarming which was a pleasant surprise, the only thing I didn’t like was the corn syrup. It’s not high fructose, so I said all right and grabbed the originals.

30 seconds to the taste of Sunday brunch on a weekday!

30 seconds to the taste of Sunday brunch on a weekday!

Yum, they smell yummy!

Yum, they smell yummy!

I used them the next morning by popping them in the microwave while my bread toasted. The sausages were ready before the toast! I put them in a paper towel and started my morning commute.

They were so easy that I could see myself using these in quite a pinch for other uses like quick sausage-spiced tacos or to add to a quick egg casserole for br-inner.

The taste in the Original recipe is a sweeter sausage because of the corn syrup. They would go amazingly well with waffles or french toast because of the sweetness.

I found using them for quick breakfasts was a huge time saver and kept me eating a balanced breakfast despite how late I wake up…

Woke up super late.... these will definitely become a staple in the fridge!

Woke up super late…. these will definitely become a staple in the fridge!

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#WeightWatchersIceCream VoxBox

Ah, the choices!

Ah, the choices!

Yummmmm, ice cream without as much guilt! Influenster teamed up with Weight Watchers to offer two free coupons to try their ice cream. I was able to try two and can give my honest opinion about them.

ww3Currently sitting in my freezer are the Salted Caramel Candy bars & the Dark Chocolate Raspberry bars.

I kicked back and had a candy bar while finally getting into OITNB:

ahhh

ahhh

So, I gave it a try and DISGUSTING! Ugh, it tastes like they just dumped salt into a perfectly okay caramel. The ice cream cannot even help this disaster of a sauce. I threw this one out after two bites thinking maybe I just wasn’t appreciating it enough and tried it three days later while watching a movie.

Gave it another try.

Gave it another try.

Still terrible. I am not a fan of these at all. I am trying to give them away, I wish I would have gotten the Cookies and Cream bar over these.

HOWEVER, the Dark Chocolate Raspberry ARE DELICIOUS! I cannot get enough. They are the perfect amount of tiny sweetness without going overboard.

YUM

YUM

I will definitely be keeping these in the freezer and look forward to any more partnerships Weight Watchers has as they area always supportive and coming up with great ideas to trim your waist!

#DiscoverBrookside

Got to try Brookside Crunchy Clusters as a free sample sponsored by Crowdtap and Brookside.

So yummy, chocolatey, and big!

So yummy, chocolatey, and big!

I opened them up as soon as they arrived and haven’t stopped sharing them! They finally came to stores near me so I’ll have to stock up, I wish there was a coupon included so I could have gotten a new bag sooner, as they’re kind of pricey averaging nearly $4 a bag for 5 oz.

My first bite! Look how bit a Crunchy Cluster is!

My first bite! Look how bit a Crunchy Cluster is!

They are heavenly. The berries inside are so moist and the granola is crunchy, not soggy. I’m very intrigued by the snack.

They are sweet and can be added to a special mix of pretzels and popcorn to surprise guests. I popped them in my ice cream for an extra healthy type of crunch.

I know I’ll be getting more soon because my team at work really loved the dark chocolate. It meshed very well with the fruits and granola unlike a milk chocolate would have.

Great snack for work, relaxing without the guilt!

Great snack for work, relaxing without the guilt!

I know I got great feedback from my coworkers as well, saying they loved how bright the berries tasted and the crunch was an added surprise. One tried it in her vanilla yogurt and said it brought out a flavor that was ultra filling!

I preferred to snack on them at home and will look for coupons soon!

Cozy & snacking! #DiscoverBrookside

Cozy & snacking! #DiscoverBrookside

Lana, my work BFF, chowing down in her cube!

Lana, my work BFF, chowing down in her cube!