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Normally I like Tide products, but this was the exception because unfortunately because of the products poorly designed packaging I didn’t get to use 80% of it because the sealed (& previously unopened) 1.56 gallon unit of Tide detergent toothpaste I’d recently purchased at (at a reputable, Nationally recognized wholesale chain store) leaked all over my laundry room floor and all but 1 quart was left. If I’d known that was going to happen I would’ve saved my back the agony of lugging the extra large Tide bottle home & cut out the middleman, by leaving it in the store, going home empty-handed & flushing $20 bills down the toilet instead.
A little something different. Haribo Sour Gold Bears are like Gummi Bears with attitude. They have the same basic flavors as the traditional Gummy Bears, but they have a sweet/sour coating that gives them a little extra, fun kick. They’re not as sweet as regular traditional Haribo Gummy Bears, but they’re much less tart than than Sour Patch Kids & nowhere near as overpowering. They’re sold in most supermarkets & big box stores and they come in a resealable 28.8 oz. bag. #Haribo #GummyBears #SourGummies
I just started using this product so of course (according to Influenster) it’s already been discontinued… butI highly recommend it & I suggest you try buying it on Amazon .com anyway. It’s not heavy or overly oily & has a light, fresh, clean fragrance. It’s very inexpensive (compared to other brands of argan oil) & in addition to that, a little bit of it will go a long, long, looong way. Excellent value. I’ll definitely buy it again, if it’s available.
Swing and a miss. Brach’s has always been a budget priced candy company, so no surprise they’d have economy size bags of candy for sale… but it’s awful. It’s one thing to sell candy that’s cheap, but if it’s substandard, it’s not really a value. There are (I believe) 4 different colors of gummy bears here. “Flavors” (or so they say) but honestly, it’s really hard to tell which is which— there’s little-to-no difference in flavor (other than the gross aftertaste of the red gummy bears, one vaguely reminiscent of Swedish Fish) & what’s more, the alleged flavors have absolutely no correlation to anything organic. Another thing that bothers me is that these are not just “gummy bears”… I didn’t know this until after I’d bought it & opened the package, but it’s a bag of gummy bears AND some (an oddball amount, I don’t know how many) gummy worms— which you’d think would be the same, but oddly enough, they’re not. If I wanted gummy worms, I’d buy them. They’re in there deliberately (upon closer inspection, it says so on the package) but it’s not clear why. No other candy company sells the 2 mixed together, floating around loose in one package. In spite of the “gummy” nature, there’s not really a flavor similarity & the combination makes no sense… if you thought you were buying gummy bears & just opened package, you’d probably think some sloppy; careless mistake at the cheap candy factory happened & the gummy worms fell in there, by accident… which, in turn, would make you say to yourself “OMG! I wonder what ELSE they let fall in there by accident?!” So it’s a lot of candy, and it’s flimsy packaging too, a brittle plastic bag, the type low-budget manufacturers always use, the kind that you open (per their instruction to “tear here”) & then the bag splits open vertically & causes the contents to spill all over the floor of the car (or kitchen floor, counter, or the inside of your purse) & it always happens when you’re out somewhere or without a free hand to access tape or ziplock bags. Nobody can eat 2 pounds of candy in one sitting. So regardless of price, common sense should just dictate: if you’re manufacture a 2+ lb bag of semi-perishable candy (budget priced, or not) it should always be resealable. I hated this candy, but (theoretically) if I loved it, I’m sure I’d want it to stay fresh & not get all dried out, hard & stale. For me, of course, all these questions are hypothetical or academic in nature… because this candy was so bad, it’s is the only time in my life I’ve wished there were FEWER gummy bears in the package! I’m sorry I bought it once, so unless I have occasion to punish my tastebuds or I develop a fondness for this product (unlikely) I do not foresee myself ever buying this again.
Must-have for new pet & multiple pet owners. Neutralizes pet stains & prevents re-marking. Great for house-breaking puppies and for senior pets. When pet owners use this in combination with good house-breaking techniques, practice responsible housekeeping, and maintain good consistent, pet hygiene (regularly washing, brushing coats & pet dental care), Nature’s Miracle can help eliminate pet allergies by virtually neutralizing pet dander.
It’s not my first choice, but it’s better than nothing. For pre-treating stains, I usually go with Tide liquid detergent. But if you’re traveling, you probably left your gallon-sized bottle of Tide at home. This is compact and portable, so they got the “on-the-go” part right, but as for the “Tide” part is concerned, it doesn’t really compare to the real thing. So in short, if you’re sitting in a hotel room somewhere and you just splashed pomegranate juice on your favorite cotton T-shirt & you want to save it from being cut up & turned into a bunch of polishing cloths, then this product is your best bet. It doesn’t not really “erase” the stain though, you’ll still have work on it & wash the item ASAP. Word of Warning: If it’s a fancier garment, you’re looking to use this on, you may want to skip it. In any event, I definitely recommend reading the care labels (on the stained item to-be-treated) carefully first, before you use it. Depending on the fabric, you might actually be harming the garment even worse by using this, than if you opted to spot-clean the stain with a clean cloth and plain water, or by just leaving the stain alone for now & bringing the item to a professional dry cleaner the next day.
Great lotion that’s value priced. St Ives Soothing Oatmeal & Shea Butter Body Lotion has a light, pleasant scent that mostly dissipates, once absorbed. It’s not a flowery scent though, so it’s suitable for the whole family. It absorbs fairly quickly and it doesn’t leave skin feeling oily or greasy. It’s value priced, but they offer coupons for it in magazines and newspapers, so it’s even less expensive. It’s readily available too. You can find it easily online & at just about any grocery store and drugstore chains. I’m definitely buying it again.
This carpet sweeper is in a class by itself. It even did a great job cleaning up bits of dried clay off the carpets in a busy pottery studio.
It’s compact and efficient. It even works better than hand-held vacuums, like the “Dust Buster” It’s literally the next-best thing to vacuuming. In fact, the Fuller Brush Carpet Sweeper works so well, it’s practically a vacuum cleaner. No electricity required. It makes an ideal addition to any first apartment, dorm room, boat or RV— anyplace that has low-pile carpets or rugs & people living in it.
They’re not the official Gummi Bears, but this company makes a pretty good gummy candy at value prices.
As usual with this type of candy, there’s not a big variety of flavors in each bag, just 5: pineapple, lemon, raspberry, orange and strawberry.
With this giant-sized bag of Haribo Gummy Bears though, there seemed to be a noticeable imbalance between the flavors. I don’t know if that’s typical, or if it’s just in the bag I purchased. It’s fine with me, but if I hated pineapple, I’d probably be pretty disappointed. The packaging is resealable but 28.8 oz is over 2 pounds & once opened, the contents are not divided into smaller units. It’s just a giant bag of loose gummy bears.
For this reason, I’d recommend divvying up the contents into smaller Ziplock snack or sandwich bags, to preserve freshness. Also to prevent children from constantly reaching their sticky little hands into the bag & getting germs all over the family supply of gummy bears, I’d also recommend pre-packaging them into individual serving sizes.
This also enables you to have portion control. This product would be nice to give (or get) as a “secret Santa” gift or as a stocking-stuffer for someone who REALLY likes gummy bears. Another possible uses is for decorating a themed birthday cake, but other than that this item’s uses are somewhat limited. Since the candy is loose & not individually wrapped into fun-size amounts, once you open it, the “freshness clock” starts running. Unless the candy is consumed in a timely manner, it becomes overly chewy, tough and stale & you’ll probably end up throwing the rest away & opting for the smaller bags next time.
Also, because the candies are loose and not individually packaged, this item is definitely not a suitable choice of candy to give away as treats to Trick-Or-Treaters on Halloween.