Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Earth Balance Giveaway 6/19

Earth Balance

My son Max was about 8 months old when we realized he was allergic to milk.  It really was silly that it took the doctors so long to figure it out, but when I was nursing, they told me it was what I was eating.   I gradually started eliminating until I had eliminated most foods, and my milk dried up. Then they told me it was the colic, and back then, there weren't many formulas like today, so they gave him steroids to help his tummy, but it didn't solve his diaper issues.  When that didn't help they decided 12 stinky diapers a day, and all the other measures we tried didn't help meant it was a milk allergy.  We put him on a soy base formula and distilled water, and Viola!  Tummy troubles be gone!

A few years back, Max my 13 year old was tested for allergies, and he is allergic to milk, eggs, pecans, and a few other things.   So now, in addition to avoiding milk, he has to avoid products with eggs in them as well which makes it quite interesting at times.  Although we aren't a vegan household, because of Max's allergies, I have taken to making vegan treats, and using vegan products in a lot of cases because they are egg free and milk free.

Earth Balance is the perfect solution to our milk/egg issues because they are an all natural company which offers products that are vegan, 100% plant based, lactose-free, gluten-free, egg-free, and have 0 trans fat!  To put it simply these foods are healthy for all of us, and they cover a broad range of tummy issues and allergies as well! 

I was blessed to receive products from Earth Balance to help facilitate my review.  Because Max has had an aversion to soy milk since he turned about 5, I decided to try the Earth Balance Chocolate Soy milk and pour it in a cup before he saw the package.  Also, I selected the Earth Balance Crunchy Peanut Butter and the Earth Balance Mayonnaise.

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The Chocolate Soy milk went over as well as I expected and my four darlings only took two nights at supper to go through a half-gallon.  I heard lots of "yum" and "may I have more" comments so I knew this is a keeper in our home.  

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We tried the Olive Oil Mayonnaise when my parents were visiting this past weekend and it was a big hit.  I asked my dad to try it, because he has never tried any prepackaged healthy foods.  They eat mostly garden products anyways, but as far as mayonnaise, it has been the same brand for years.  He said he could taste a difference, but that it was "good" and proceeded to request it the rest of the weekend when I put out "his brand" of mayo for him which means he really liked it!  I also love the mayo.  It has pea protein in it and I can ever so slightly taste the pea, and it adds such depth of flavor.  It is tangy and just plain good!  I have been using it exclusively since, and will continue to do so since I like it so well and it is so healthy for me.

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The peanut butter quickly became pbj sandwiches, and the kids gobbled them right up!  I bought the Crunchy Peanut Butter, and it was a nice thick butter with lots of chunks in it. However, it still spread well.

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In the last few months I have been making our peanut butter homemade so I can prevent preservatives and such, but it is surely nice to know there is a brand I can go in the store and grab that is so healthy for us!  This will save me a lot of time.  You can find out more about Earth Balance products on their website, and access them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Youtube as well.

Earth Balance has generously offered one of my readers some Earth Balance products of their own via product coupons so you can choose your own items!  All you have to do is complete one or more options on the Rafflecopter in order to be entered to win!




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Disclaimer: Many thanks to Earth Balance for the products I received to facilitate this review. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed in this review are honest and my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.  Please do your own due diligence when making decisions on purchasing something.

40 comments:

  1. I'd love to try their spreads, either coconut or original! I see recipes that call for the original all the time!

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  2. I'd love to try their coconut spread. I use their regular spread and LOVE it!!

    SHEILATF52 AT YAHOO DOT COM

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  3. It’s the tub that started it all. Our Original Buttery
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  4. They have some great recipes that I'm going to have to look up. My son has a milk allergy too. Such a pain in the bum! (The allergy not him, though he can be too.) Thanks for the giveaway.

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  5. soy nog - yum!
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  6. I would love to try their Original Spread.

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  7. I would love to try their Original Buttery Spreads.

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  8. I like the coconut spread - emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

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  9. I want to try the coconut spread! :)

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  10. I love that they make a soy egg nog! But I'm so intrigued by the coconut spread, mmmmm.

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  11. I really want to try the Soy Nog

    lola_violets_2010[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  12. I love coconut oil, so the coconut spread sounds like something I would try.

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  13. I posted a comment under the link,
    Rhythm Superfoods Great for Summer Snacking. :)

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  14. Commented on the kale chips of rhythm (Rhythm superfoods post), they're righteous

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  15. I haven't had the opportunity to try their items but ..woah! They make a Coconut & Peanut Spread? I'm intrigued to say the least. Soy Nog also sounds amazing.

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  16. I've left a comment on the Meatless Monday Kale Chips post..but my comment is still awaiting approval. :)

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  17. I really like their butter spread.

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  18. The buttery spread of course. Just heavenly.

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  19. jenn mcnary, id love to try the buttery spread

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  20. Ttrockwood@yahoo.comJune 12, 2012 at 11:53 PM

    Peanut coconut spread sounds ammmaaazing!

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  21. Ttrockwood@yahoo.comJune 12, 2012 at 11:58 PM

    Just commented on silpat review

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  22. I would like to try the olive oil buttery spread

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  23. coconut spread...i can't believe how beneficial coconut is

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  24. Earth Balance Creamy Almond Butter sounds superdelicious!

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  25. I want to try the coconut spread. eclairre(at)ymail(dot)com

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  26. The Soy eggnog
    seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

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  27. The organic coconut spread looks great.

    Cynthia crawford

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  28. Coconut spread? Yes please! Coconut and peanuts are probably outstanding together - I MUST investigate...

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  29. i have to go with the Earth Balance Creamy Almond Butter.

    dani marie

    ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  30. original spread
    sweepin4me @ yahoo

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  31. I use their organic buttery spread and I love it! kristiflowers at yahoo.com

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  32. I left a comment on the Vaska Review.

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  33. I love their buttery spreads, they are so good

    alterna7 at hotmail dot com

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  34. I would like to try their coconut spread

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