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Food Review + Giveaway: Fisher ‘Nut Exactly’ Dark Chocolate Dipped Snack Bites + $50 Costco Gift Card Giveaway!

Every school day when the kids come home they run straight to the kitchen to grab a snack.  My daughter will usually pick an orange or strawberries but my son prefers something crunchy which is mostly potato chips or those mixed snacks bags.   I have been going over the labels on his snacks with him for the last few months and we both find the sodium and fat content in most of the salty snacks kids eat, alarming, not to mention the artificial flavors and ingredients.  Yikes!  One of his snacks has 230mg of sodium in one serving which is just 1/2 of a cup!

Fisher Nut Exactly Dark Chocolate Dipped Snack Bites

We were very happy to see that a new snack in our house, Fisher® Nut Exactly, has only 140mg of sodium and a serving is 10 big crunchy pieces!  Having something substantial to eat, something that you don’t have to have a handful of to put in your mouth (like smaller snacks), allows you to feel like you’re really eating something, not just shoving a snack in your mouth.

This is Sebastian sitting down so share a bowl of Nut Exactly with his sister. 🙂

He thought he was really funny when Madelyn asked “can I have some?” to which he replied “nut exactly”.. and she was very confused.

At Fisher, they live for the little joyful moments in life that are about taking a break and sharing a bite. They love dreaming up and creating flavor combinations with a fresh twist. We live for morsels, nibbles, things that crunch.  This is all right up my son’s ally.  Except Fisher has done the work for my son and put an incredible combination of goodness together in one bite size snack, for him!

Fisher Nut Exactly popcorn almond chocolate snack

Each of the ingredients you see above make the delicious snack balls taste divine.  My kids love popcorn, almonds, and chocolate so there wasn’t a chance in the world that they wouldn’t like Nut Exactly as you can see in the photo of my daughter devouring a Nut Exactly before I could get a good shot, below.

Fisher Nut Exactly at Costco

Fisher® thought long and hard about what makes the perfect snack. A satisfying crunch, a sweet yet savory taste and unlimited poppablitity. It’s not exactly almonds. It’s not exactly popcorn. It’s not exactly dark chocolate. It’s Nut Exactly. Every bite should leave you coming back for more.  With NO artificial ingredients,  Fisher Nut Exactly is a flavorful, sweet & savory snack that you  can feel good about enjoying.

Fisher Nut Exactly at Costco

The best part? More doesn’t feel like too much. It feels like just right. It’s a snack you can feel good about enjoying.  It’s a good thing my mom shops at Costco once a week and is kind enough to ask if the kids and I need anything while she’s there.  I’ve been saying no for a few years since I discovered online ordering of paper towels, etc.. but now we’re saying yes please, Nut Exactly!

Costco stores throughout the Southeast will also have sampling of Fisher Nut Exactly on April 26th so be sure to drive to your nearest Costco and have  a try!

Fisher Nut Exactly will be available at select Costco locations for a limited time beginning April 6, 2014, for $6.99 (15 ounce package).

Fisher Nut Exactly prize pack

Win A Fisher Nut Exactly Prize Pack Complete With A $50 Costco Gift Card

One lucky reader of The Mommy Insider will win a Fisher Nut Exactly prize pack that includes:

  • Fisher Nut Exactly
  • $50 Costco Gift Card

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Entries accepted through 11am EST May 9th, 2014. Contest open to U.S. residents ages 18+ only. No P.O. Boxes. The Mommy Insider is not responsible for prize fulfillment and shipping.

Super Bowl Sunday Appetizer Idea & Recipe: Pickle Wraps

Come Super Bowl time every year, I look for easy-to-make appetizers that can be prepared ahead of time and can be serves to the masses.   Pickle wraps always make the list!  Pickle wraps have been one of my favorites since I was a child.  They are a staple for any and all of our family functions.

Super Bowl Sunday Appetizer Idea & Recipe: Pickle Wraps


  • 1 jar kosher pickle spears
  • 1/2 pound deli ham – sliced for sandwiches
  • 1 8 oz whipped cream cheese


  • Drain juice from jar of pickles
  • Fold 2 paper towels together and set on the counter
  • Lay pickles out to dry on the paper towels for about 30 minutes
  • Place 1 slice of ham on a cutting board
  • Spread enough cream cheese on the ham to cover the slice
  • Set a pickle on one side of  ham and then wrap the pickle in the ham
  • When you get all the pickles wrapped in the ham slices, place on a plate and put in the fridge for about an house to nice and cold
  • Remove the pickles from the fridge and cut each pickle wrap into about 4 pieces.

Serve and enjoy, 


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Chili Vinaigrette Recipe – Use Colman’s Dry Mustard To Add Spice To Your Salad

Summer is here!
Summer made a swift entrance into town a couple of days ago already hitting 90+ degrees outside. It’s hot and I don’t feel like eating when it is hot out. I know, I know, I have to eat. I just don’t feel like it. I usually eat lots and lots of salad in summer. But salad gets boring. A couple of months ago I started making my own salad dressing. I have come across some great recipes for salad dressing. It has been fun experimenting with different kinds of dressings. Then I came across a recipe using Colman’s dry mustard powder. I never would have thought of using dry mustard as an ingredient!

Colman’s dry mustard powder has less than 15 calories and only 0.8 grams of fat per teaspoon. They have some great recipes on their website. Here’s one that I tried out and I absolutely love!

Colman's Mustard Powder

Colman’s Chili Vinaigrette Recipe


  • 4 tbs. olive oil
  • 1 tbs. white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Colman’s Original Powdered Mustard
  • 4 “splashes” mild green Tabasco sauce
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. honey


  • Mix all ingredients together.  That’s it!

I had all the ingredients on hand so it was easy to whip it together fast. I put just enough on my salad to barely coat the lettuce and it was great!

The Chili Vinaigrette had just the right amount of sweet and spicy for me.

Now that I know about Colman’s Dry Mustard I am going to check out their website more often and find even more recipes to try.

You can find more information about Colman’s on their website, facebook page and on twitter.

About Colman’s

Established in 1814, Colman’s of Norwich has been recognized widely as the English mustard in the world. Using a unique and zesty blend of brown mustard seeds (Brassica Juncea) and white mustard seeds (Sinapis Alba), Jeremiah Colman created a mustard with a flavorful heat sensation that has become an essential condiment and paramount ingredient in Britain’s favorite recipes, even to the highest royal order. In 1866 Queen Victoria bestowed the ultimate seal of approval – the Royal Warrant – galvanizing Colman’s as the crown jewel of mustards, securing its place in the most discerning kitchens around the world. Sold as prepared mustard and mustard powder, Colman’s provides a pure, fiery and complex condiment for all your recipes and dishes. Complete Your Cooking With Colman’s. Visit Colman’s of Norwich on the web at www.colmansusa.com. For recipes, extended history and information visit www.colmansusa.com.

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