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Nature Valley Sweet and Spicy Chili Granola Bars, Dark Chocolate, 6 Count (Pack of 12)
Nature Valley Sweet and Spicy Chili Granola Bars, Dark Chocolate, 6 Count (Pack of 12)
Offered by BC Groceries and more
Price: $85.50
2 used & new from $79.95

3.0 out of 5 stars Definitely good, definitely not health food!, July 3, 2015
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
this is not, repeat not, a protein or healthy bar - this is a snack bar... while each bar only has 9 grams of sugar and 3 grams of protein, there are 21 grams of carbs... by weight, the top three ingredients are: peanuts, corn syrup, and sugar (not turbinado sugar or brown sugar)

i'm giving this bar 3 stars - it's OK, tastes good, and the 'zippiness' of the cayenne comes through after 15-20 seconds of the first bite (most likely masked by the sugar and chocolate)...

my main beef with these granola bars is that nearly all become almost inedible after a very short time in high temps - try hiking or walking in 90F heat with one of these in your pack, cargo pocket, or purse, and you'll end up with a gloppy, sodden mess and sticky fingers - not fun!

at least the picture on the front of the box makes the bar look healthy - to Nature Valley's credit (a General Mills company), no claim is made that this is 'health food.'


Hamilton Beach 25478 Breakfast Sandwich Maker with Timer, Silver
Hamilton Beach 25478 Breakfast Sandwich Maker with Timer, Silver
Price: $29.00
14 used & new from $22.07

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars worked for me!!! good breakfast!, June 18, 2015
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
just finished cleaning up breakfast after making two different sandwiches with this maker: a low-carb bread sandwich with egg, Canadian bacon, and a slice of white American cheese... here are the steps i used after prepping the maker (wash, dry, then spray w/veg oil):

1. scrounge around the house for a glass or jar that just fits the circumference of the maker, then press out two slices of bread to fit - voila!
2. preheat
3. open maker, lay down bread, then bacon, then cheese
4. close middle section, crack an egg into the maker, piercing the yolk
5. place bread lightly on top
6. close, set for 4.5 minutes
7. after time's up, slide egg plate to the left
8. open maker, use small plastic spatula to slide onto a small plate
9. let cool, then enjoy! it was PERFECT!

the next sandwich was made using a bagel, Canadian bacon, slice of swiss cheese, and an egg - the bagel was too big to fit, so i thought for a minute, and then SQUEEZED the bagel slices to fit - easy!!!

now here's where to avoid a mess - LET THE UNIT PREHEAT BEFORE MAKING A SECOND SANDWICH!!! if you don't, the egg run out of the make down the sides...

(don't ask me how i learned this...)

i like this unit - our breakfast turned out just fine the first time - and was great!

i am taking off one star - there are too many 'nooks and crannies' on the device to make cleaning really simple - if you make a baked on mess, you'll need a hot scrub with a toothbrush to get all the stuff out of the little edges - but if you preheat between sandwiches, you'll be fine
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Playtex Women's 18 Hour Fittingly Fabulous Wire-free Bra, Sandshell, 44C
Playtex Women's 18 Hour Fittingly Fabulous Wire-free Bra, Sandshell, 44C
Price: $14.99
18 used & new from $14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars a perfect match!, June 17, 2015
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
when i clicked the five-star rating for this five-star product i did so because my wife insisted that when i write this review that i let folks know that it is, indeed, a five-star product -

as i've learned over the years, women can have a hard time finding a good fitting bra at a reasonable price - believe me, i've been on the hunting excursions and many times have personally witnessed the frustrations during the search

so it was a really nice, very pleasant surprise when, on a whim, i acquired this bra for my wife - she of course, was a bit skeptical, but immediately had to admit that this bra was comfortable, supporting, and fit like a glove...

and it makes her look fabulous, so five stars from me!


Klymit Inertia O Zone Lightweight Camping Air Pad, Blue/Gray
Klymit Inertia O Zone Lightweight Camping Air Pad, Blue/Gray
Price: Click here to see our price
25 used & new from $71.09

5.0 out of 5 stars life is now good sleeping under the stars!, June 13, 2015
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
this has to be the most amazing, convenient and useful camping product i've ever run across... i'm kinda 'old school,' and in the past have used Army surplus sleeping bags, Swedish military surplus cooking gear, and old brass stoves, such as the SVEA 123 and Optimus 8R, but one thing, at least to me, that was essential for a nice sleep in the great outdoors was a good pad for my sleeping bag - for years i used an old Thermarest, but alas it literally disintegrated from use...

this pad on the other hand, is just amazing! it packs down to nothing, weighs only 12 oz, and features - gasp! - a built-in pillow!!! YAHOO! life is great now under the stars! it only took a few breaths to blow up (push down to lock the air valves)...

and even better: it comes with a repair kit in the unfortunate situation you plop down on a goat thorn or sharp rock...

5 stars all the way for this product!


Kelty Cosmic 21 Degree 550 DriDown Sleeping Bag - Regular
Kelty Cosmic 21 Degree 550 DriDown Sleeping Bag - Regular
Price: $149.89
9 used & new from $149.49

5.0 out of 5 stars the Cadillac of 3-season bags!, June 13, 2015
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
this is a top-of-the-line 3-season sleeping bag - although stated using 'DriDown,' this bag contains a 70/30 mix of duck/polyester fill in a box-construction mummy... good features are:

- light weight
- nice 550 loft
- padded head
- bag insulated head area
- two-way zipper for venting (most folks are also going to use a liner nowadays; i'm old school and used a $15 Army surplus bag for nearly 20 years until it died)
- sewn-in hanging and tie-down points (for airing or storing the bag, and for avoiding the dreaded 'bag rollover' when sleeping at night)

of course, you will also need a lliner and good mattress (again, i'm old school and used a Thermarest for years, but recently acquired a fabulous Klymit Inertia air pad to go with this bag)

i expect this sleeping bag to last me the rest of my years - if you need to learn more about sleeping bags i recommend 'The Complete Walker' (3rd edition, *not* the 4th), or REI's advice links on sleeping bags and liners...

no country of origin listed anywhere on the bag's packaging or on the bag or on Kelty's site - we can all probably guess where it was made, can't we?


DII 100% Cotton, Machine Washable, Cleaning, Drying, Utility Bar Mop Multi Use Dishtowel, Set of 4, Patriotic
DII 100% Cotton, Machine Washable, Cleaning, Drying, Utility Bar Mop Multi Use Dishtowel, Set of 4, Patriotic
Price: $9.99

2.0 out of 5 stars WARNING! COLORS WILL RUN!!!, June 13, 2015
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
i'm not sure how 'patriotic' buying Chinese-made cotton bar mop towels is, but these appear to be up to the task of wiping down our kitchen countertop; however, WASH THESE BEFORE USE!!!

these are cheaply made, sold at a premium price without a prewash - NOT COLORFAST!!!

i don't trust any new colored towels, so i ran the red one under some water in the sink, squeezed it, and yup, bright red color emerged from the towel - definitely shows lack of concern for the consumer - beware!


L'Oreal Paris Cosmetics Voluminous Miss Manga Rock Mascara, 388 Black, 0.27 Fluid Ounce
L'Oreal Paris Cosmetics Voluminous Miss Manga Rock Mascara, 388 Black, 0.27 Fluid Ounce
Price: $6.99
6 used & new from $4.38

4.0 out of 5 stars Choujou! as advertised with advertised results!, June 10, 2015
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
this product, according to my in-house tester, is excellent at what it does and provides at least one marked improvement over many other mascaras

first, it certainly will give you those 'Manga' eye lashes! however, with a bit of judicious removal, very acceptable (toned down) results may be obtained, thankfully due to the water solvency of the makeup... to quote: "Not every gal wants Tammy Faye Baker eyes"

the brush is convenient, ergonomic, and best of all, has a non-rolling extrusion - in other words, it won't roll all over a counter! there is plenty of makeup included, so this brush will last for quite some time...


TSST SAMSUNG SDI Polymer battery cell Grand Capacity 10,000mAh External Battery Power Bank Charger for Samsung Galaxy, iPhone, iPad, HTC, and More (Silver), Ultra high charging speed 2.4A
TSST SAMSUNG SDI Polymer battery cell Grand Capacity 10,000mAh External Battery Power Bank Charger for Samsung Galaxy, iPhone, iPad, HTC, and More (Silver), Ultra high charging speed 2.4A
Price: $29.99
4 used & new from $29.99

4.0 out of 5 stars handy way to extend your play!!!, June 5, 2015
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
compact, phone-sized charging unit with higher-than normal capacity and dual amperage USB ports (many tablets or other devices need more power to recharge)

takes about 7 hours to recharge this battery cell

the digital readout is handy, but could have just used red/yellow/green led schema too...

voltage on the USB ports only seems active when a device is attached or digital readout button is pressed

DO NOT THINK ABOUT USING THE USB IN SERIES!!! common conductors for the ports are used and the unit *will* shut down (albeit non-destructively, which is a bonus)

i'd be wary about claims of recharge times, btw - and remember, if you're going to put this in long-term storage, deplete the battery to 60 percent (Li-ions are happier that way)

only a one-year warranty


Natural Brew #2 Cone Coffee Filters, Natural Brown Paper, 100-Count Bags (Pack of 8)
Natural Brew #2 Cone Coffee Filters, Natural Brown Paper, 100-Count Bags (Pack of 8)
Price: $17.14

5.0 out of 5 stars nice filters, June 3, 2015
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good price, natural paper, made in USA - what's not to like? will use these for my single-cup mornings!


Natural Brew Basket Coffee Filters, 8-12 Cup, Natural Brown Paper, 200-Count Bags (Pack of 12)
Natural Brew Basket Coffee Filters, 8-12 Cup, Natural Brown Paper, 200-Count Bags (Pack of 12)
Price: $21.80

5.0 out of 5 stars excellent purchase!, June 3, 2015
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good price, natural paper, made in USA - what's not to like?


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