This season has provided several opportunities to get free food from a fantastic product testing site called BzzAgent.
BzzAgent is a website that anyone can join. You just need to sign up with BzzAgent and do some initial surveys so that they can tailor product suited to your lifestyle. When a campaign comes along that they think you would be a good fit for, they send you an invitation via email. The campaigns fill up quickly, so you want to jump in right away. You receive free full-sized products that you get to test out and review. They even give you coupons to pass out to your friends. The whole point is to generate a “Buzz” and get the word out. Also your insight help the sponsors better their products and marketing campaigns.
The first thing I tried was the Dark Chocolate with Quinoa made with 70% Cacao. Now first off, I love dark chocolate! At first bite, it was a little bitter. I was quite surprised it that it was not sweet at all. It had kind of a baker’s chocolate flavor to it with a Nestle Crunch texture. Hubby tried it and thought it was gross. But the more I ate, the more the flavor grew on me. I don’t know if I would buy it again, but I do like how it is not only a treat, but it also has 4 grams of fiber! Love that.
Next I tried the Ready to Drink Tea Energy Beverage in Lime. I tried a few sips and then never touched it again. I’m not a huge fan of tea anyway, so to me, it was kind of bland. But then again, I think all tea is bland.
Then I went to Fry’s Food, my local Kroger store to use my free coupons. I was amazed at the huge variety of Simple Truth products! They have everything from fresh beef, to chips and candy, to beverages. It is all over the store too and not just in the organic section. It makes shopping for organic food really convenient and you don’t have to search all over town and spend a fortune on good organic products.
So I found the Simple Truth Organic Ready to Bake Bread in a display near the bakery. They had 4 different varieties at my store. We chose the Italian Simple Truth Organic Ready to Bake Bread. It was really good. Just throw it in the oven and a few mins later you have warm, fresh bread. The texture was awesome; crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. I even made myself a sandwich with it.
I also chose the Simple Truth Organic Greek Yogurt Cup in black cherry. There was not a huge variety of flavors so that one looked like my best bet. It was a little bit bitter as greek yogurt usually is, but it needed a little something to sweeten it up. I eat greek yogurt every day, so I have tried almost every variety there is. I wasn’t a huge fan of this flavor. Especially when there are so many other more flavorful varieties out there.
So the Simple Truth Organic brand gets 4 stars from me. It makes eating organic food more affordable, and convenient since there are so many products available in this line. And you don’t have to go to a specialty store to get it. I would give it 5 stars if the products I tried tasted a little better. But I will definitely check out some of the other products in this line and you should too!