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Daily Goodie Box Review- November

The November Daily Goodie Box came with all the items below, keep reading to learn a little more about each one below.

Prince of Peace ginger honey crystals

These crystals are a nice twist on a cup of tea. You combine the crystals with hot water and are ready to enjoy a sweet tea with a little spice kick from the ginger. I like that the crystals are individually packed, and you can alter the intensity of its flavor by adjusting the amount of water you use. Prince of Peace sure knows how to make ginger the main star in its’ products!

Napz- all natural sleep solution

I was a little hesitant on trying this when I opened my Daily Goodie Box, because I am not a fan of sleep aids, but after reading the ingredients and learning that the capsules were a drug-free combination of herbs I went ahead and tried them out. I don’t have problems sleeping, but there are nights where it takes me almost an hour to fall asleep. I tried one of these capsules 30 minutes before I hoped to sleep, and it did help me fall asleep in a nice and calm way. Slept through the night, and woke up feeling good- no groggy feeling.  Napz are a nice alternative to sleep-aid drugs, since they are natural, which means none of those nasty side effects of over-the-counter sleep aids; and are non-habit forming, so you don’t rely on them to sleep. Check them out!

Liquid Ice energy drink

The name and can itself are very appealing at first glance. Liquid Ice tastes pretty good, sweet and almost reminded me of an apple. In my opinion, it has a much better taste than other popular energy drinks. The special ingredient in this is CoQ-10 enzyme, which helps give a you a focused feeling. It gives you the energy it promises, but no over the top crazy/jittery feeling. Tasted good, nice amount of caffeine, all those feel-good vitamins and enzymes, and no crash. If you like energy drinks, try this one out- also works good as a mixer 😉

Fix-signature sriracha sauce

While it was not as spicy as compared to most sriracha sauces, this one has a pleasantly sweet garlic flavor. The sweetness reminded me of Vietnamese tuong den pho sauce, which I like very much. This would make an interesting marinade, and seems great for people who prefer a milder hot sauce. I would definitely try this again. I also really liked the sample packaging for on the go, much more convenient than a bottle.

Vive hangover prevention 

Tried this prior to having a few drinks, and though the consistency of this was quite interesting ( think jello shots) no hangover the next day. It didn’t taste bad, but the jello-like texture made it hard to drink. All the vitamins and the fact you are drinking a tall glass of water prior to drinking definitely helps in preventing feeling sick the next day, so overall I think this is a pretty cool product.

Black Forest organic sour heads

Gummy candy has got to be one of my favorites. I really liked the fact these were sour on a nice level, not overbearing. All the flavors tasted good, the only bad thing is they are hard to share!

Desserts on us- Macadamia & milk chocolate cookie

One word to describe Laceys macadamia wafer would be: DECADENT. These were melt-in-your-mouth delicious. The toffee combined with macadamia and chocolate, were a perfect blend. I shared one with my husband and he said “these are so bad, because you can’t just have one”. Let’s just say, i will definitely be ordering some of these 😉

Pure Cosmetics- Pure illumination light up lip gloss

This lip gloss is made with medical-grade lanolin, I immediately knew it would be extremely moisturizing; and gladly I was not disappointed.  The shade is a very subtle and shimmery pink. The formula is not at all sticky or heavy on your lips. On top of it, it had a handy mirror on the side and a LED-lit applicator!! These would make awesome gifts for Christmas, highly recommend it.

Mirabella- black magic marker eyeliner

Thanks to my Goodie Boxes, I discovered this awesome makeup brand- Mirabella. I love, love, love this eyeliner. The felt tip reminded me of Kat Von D’s liners, it applied even and was very easy to use. This is the type of eyeliner people who are new to makeup and pros can both easily use. It is a nice light black shade, and since it applies very easily, you can work more product to make it a darker and more intense black.

Loved all the products in this month’s Daily Goodie Box! Have you tried any of them?!

Daily Goodie Box review- October

Why do I love Daily Goodie Boxes you might ask!? I support them, because I have discovered products ranging from organic, to companies who donate some proceeds. They obviously care about what products and companies go in their boxes, and this month left me amazed at all the goodies!

Let’s take a closer look at each of the goodies included below 😉

Now and Later -shell shocked

These are sooo good! Chewy and fruity, a much different version, but just as good as the original Now and Laters. They had five flavors: cherry, strawberry, banana, grape and sour apple. All were good, but my favorite was banana. They start out with a fruity gum consistency, but quickly change to a fruity chewy candy. Now and Laters remind me of when I was a kid since they were one of my favorites, and shell shocked was a nice change without compromising quality.

Flathau’s Fine Foods- Key Lime Snaps

These little shortbread cookies were simply irresistible. They are soft, yet have a bit of a crunch, and are sweetened just right. You get the key lime taste immediately, and they melt into your mouth with a nice buttery finish. Flathau’s key lime snaps are nice to compliment a tea, or a scoop of ice cream if you want to take dessert to the next level. Besides key lime, they have a nice variety of flavors, so check them all out to find your favorite 😊

Inko’s organic energy drink

This whole can of Inko’s organic energy is only 100 calories! It has a subtle orange taste, and doesn’t taste artificial. It has 165mg of caffeine per can, which is almost double of what is in a standard 8oz cup of coffee. Perfect for days when you need help getting stuff done👍My verdict, light & refreshing drink that gave me the energy I needed to get stuff done almost immediately. That energy kick lasted a few hours, and I didn’t even feel it wear off; which means no groggy feeling or slump like some energy products give you.

Mirabella glisten eyeshadow palette

I hadn’t heard about Mirabella cosmetics before receiving this pretty little palette in my October daily goodie box, and my first impression was, beautiful neutral colors in a compact palette. The colors are perfect for fall! The shadows apply smooth, I saw no fallout, and even though they have shimmer it’s very subtle. I loved the color combo in this palette, it has warm and cool hues and that beautiful frosty white was perfect. This palette is great for daytime or nighttime looks, and you can create subtle or smokey looks. Overall, I give Mirabella’s glisten palette two thumbs up, any palette that includes reds and golds is great in my opinion; especially when they are quality and richly pigmented. 👍👍If you haven’t already checked out Mirabella cosmetics, I highly recommend you do. They have a beautiful variety of natural beauty products from lips, to eyes, to cheeks.

Pure cosmetics silicone blender

I must admit, this silicone blender by Pure cosmetics is what I was most excited about receiving in this month’s box 🙂 My daily makeup routine includes a beautyblender for under eye concealer, so I decided to compare the sponge blender to Pure cosmetics silicone…

After using the silicone blender, there was no product left behind. The application, surprisingly was faster than with the sponge; which had me second guessing whether I had used enough product – and I had! The silicone blender applied all the product (meaning no waste!), blended even and quick. Another pro, silicone is hypoallergenic and so much easier to clean than the sponge. I LOVED my Pure cosmetics silicone pro blender, and have been officially converted to silicone over the sponge beautyblender. 😊

Pirouline rolled wafer

Piroulines are crispy and creamy rolled wafers, which I’ve enjoyed for years! I was very happy to see these dark chocolate crème de Pirouline along with a $1 off coupon in this month’s Daily Goodie Box. They came in a perfect serving of two (because if you buy a whole tin it’s hard to stop at two 😜). These light and flavorful wafers are great with a coffee or tea, your favorite dessert, or alone. If you have never tried Piroulines, they are a treat you have to give a try!

Kur Scandinavian bite size bars

Kur is a word from the Danish language and it means “to restore to the natural or proper condition”. This bite size bar is 110 calories with 8g of sugar, Kur strives to create pure food without the added sugar. Though it’s a small bar, it’s huge in flavor. You get the coconut and cashew taste from the first to the last bite. This bar is soft, chewy and moist; truly is a natural-tasting and sweet treat. This is why I love Daily Goodie Box, they introduce me to tasty, good for you bars, from companies who care about their product’s quality.

Sun & Earth -natural laundry detergent

Sun & Earth natural laundry detergent had a soft, citrus scent. I like the fact it’s a natural, cruelty free detergent. When washing our laundry we do prefer doing it with a hypoallergenic detergent to prevent any allergic reactions to scents and dyes, so this detergent was a good match. Overall, cleaned my clothes with no residue, left a very subtle and natural citrus scent, and no allergic reaction occurred after wearing clothes. 👍👍

Nellie’s -wrinkle b gone

Nellie’s all natural wrinkle-B-gone is a pretty innovative product, simply because it’s a way to avoid ironing! You wash and dry your clothes as usual, and once out of the dryer, spray Nellie’s wrinkle-b-gone and smooth out the piece of clothing you want to be wrinkle-free. Below is a pre-spray and after-spray image on one of my blouses.

Straight out of the dryer, my blouse was very wrinkled. I sprayed Nellie’s and let it dry for welll over five minutes. Pretty much all the wrinkles were gone, and Nellie’s left a nice fresh scent behind. This is a pretty handyspray, and Nellie’s is a great company committed to natural products.

Daily Goodie Box August Review

This month’s Daily Goodie Box had all these sweet goodies! Daily Goodie Box has been very impressive in goodies they have sent out. I love the fact their selection includes many organic and natural products! Get to know these month’s brands below 🙂

Hannah Max Cookie Chips

These are like thin, crispy chocolate chip cookies. They might lack size in comparison to other cookies, but the flavor was excellent. The crunchy texture, combined with the decadent chocolate made a delicious treat. For those of you who are health conscience, these are 120 per serving (5 cookies), non gmo, no preservatives, and they offer gluten-free options. I truly loved these “thin snacking cookies. ” Check out their selection here.

Yarok- Feed your Moisture Shampoo

This is one of those non-lathering shampoos, but it 100% leaves your scalp feeling clean and your hair moisturized. It’s good for all hair types, and free of paraben sulfates and cruelty free. It has a nice, subtle floral scent to it and immediately after rinsing you can feel the softness in your hair. Yarok is “food for your head, good for the earth,” and you cannot go wrong with something that good! check out their full line of quality and affordable products here.

PB crave flavored peanut butter

Tried this chocolate banana peanut butter by PB Crave straight out of the packet, and it was the perfect quick snack. So delicious, and I loved that it’s sweetened with honey. The little packet it comes in is so handy to keep in your purse or grab and go. Check out of PB Crave flavored peanut butters here.

Javazen organic coffee brew bags

Javazen created these organic coffee brew bags with matcha and cacao, and I was very pleased with the taste. The process of making coffee becomes much easier with simply putting a brew bag into hot water, and the coffee itself tasted smooth and rich. I personally love matcha, so the addition to my coffee makes it even better! Try Javazen organic coffee brew bags here!

Balla body spray for men

Another goody in this month’s Daily Goodie Box for my husband, and he was pretty happy about that! He tried this Balla body spray and said he was very happy with it. He is very picky about scents, and usually prefers a cologne over body spray; but he said this one was actually a nice, clean scent. It reminded me of a classic cologne: subtle, crisp and not overwhelming. It smells good when first applied, and lasts through the day. Check out more products by Balla here.

Clean happens- all purpose cleaner

I was so happy to get a sample of Better Life cleaning products this month, because I have actually used other cleaning products by this brand and was already a fan! This all purpose cleaner came in a convenient spray bottle, ready to use. I love the fact it’s unscented and safe to use, especially with kids. I highly recommend this line of products, check them out here.

Essential oxygen- organic brushing rinse

Essential oxygen has this organic brushing rinse, which is meant to help whiten teeth, fight bad breath, help with teeth sensitivity, and many other oral issues. It’s all natural and a quality product. You use this rinse prior to brushing, then brush with the rinse still in your mouth. You complete the routing with your after brushing rinse, and you are done. The peppermint flavor is very light, and leaves a crisp feeling afterwards. Another great product discovered in my Daily Goodie Box I will definitely be buying! Check out Essential Oxygen products here.

Detox Water peachberry

This is the third time I try Detox Water, and I am not complaining! Every time I get a new flavor, it becomes my favorite! Prior to trying Detox Water, I was not a fan of aloe drinks- that’s how good Detox Water is! Peachberry is a mix of peach & blueberry and it tastes as good as the combination sounds. Sweet, natural and refreshing. Try Detox Water peachberry and their other yummy flavors here.

Daily Goodie Box July review

Check out all the cool stuff in this month’s Daily Goodie Box below!

Detox Water

This is the second Detox water I try and was just as impressed. This mango flavored drink has aloe, electrolytes and vitamins. Aloe is great for digestive health, which makes Detox water both yummy and good for your gut. Check out their various flavors here

Palo popcorn

Made in Wisconsin,  Palo premium cheddar cheese popcorn was perfectly cheesy! A good snack, low in calories, and made with coconut oil. This cheddar popcorn did not disappoint, definitely recommend it, especially if you love popcorn. Try it here

Watusee foods organic Chickpeatos

Green pea and chickpea puffs, caramel sea salt flavor were one of my favorite snacks I’ve tried in my goodie boxes. They were filling, the right amount of sweet and salty, and a great option for a healthy snack. I highly recommend these, very addicting 👍👍Get them here.

FlapJacked protein smoothie 

I love a good protein smoothie! FlapJacked protein smoothie packs flavor, protein, and probiotics due to the addition of Greek yogurt. I usually mix my protein powder with fruits, peanut butter or coffee, but I wanted to get the real taste of this one so stuck with just coconut milk. Had a smooth, chocolate taste to it. No chalkiness or bad aftertaste, and the coconut milk combined with the chocolate was a great mix! Try FlapJacked protein smoothie powders here.

Goddess Garden natural lip balm 

After three days in Reno, my lips needed some highly needed moisture to stop that chapped feeling. I immediately applied Goddess Garden lip balm which has natural minerals and sunscreen, and the next day my lips felt much better. Huge difference, I felt them getting smoother again, no pain and thankfully prevented the cracking that somethings occurs in drier weather. Goddess Garden has not let me down so far with all their organic and natural products I have tried. Check them out here

Natural Vitality anti-stress drink

Ever feel like you need to just stop, breathe and relax for a minute? Then you must check out Natural Vitality’s Calm. The anti-stress drink in a variety of flavors. Having a pretty busy morning and afternoon one day, I felt like I just needed a moment of calmness to avoid going into overdrive, so I mixed the lemon flavored drink into a bottle of water, watched it fizz,  stirred it and drank it. This powder is pretty much loaded in magnesium, and it does help slow you down, which is sometimes what you need to clear your head and keep going. Check out Natural Vitality anti-stress drinks here.

Davidson’s coconut vanilla dessert tea 

Davidson’s coconut vanilla dessert tea is perfect when you get a craving for something sweet. Especially if you get them at night or in the evenings. Leaves your tummy full, and satisfies your sweet tooth. The tea can be enjoyed hot or iced. The coconut and vanilla perfectly blend for a creamy, and smooth tea. Check them out here.

Honey Stinger bar

Cran-apple & walnut flavored bar. This bar is more on the nutty side, not a chewy kind, but still incredibly tasty. You can taste the freshness of the ingredients used. I’d love to see these at local groceries to try out other flavors, in the meantime find them here.

Curoxen first aid ointment 

Natural. Organic. Effective. Three words I love to see on something that comes in contact with your skin 👍 I actually ended up using this ointment on a sunburn to help relieve the itch, and it was very helpful. Not heavy, or smelly, and definitely effective. Find other Curoxen products here

Balla body powder for men

This body powder for men looks fancy and smells so good. Has a fresh, clean, minty scent and works great at keeping your man dry and fresh in the summer season. My husband approved, and liked the fact it’s portable so you can just toss it in your car or gym bag and go. Get Balla body powder and other products for men here.

Daily Goodie Box June Review

This month’s Daily Goodie Box was full of sweet surprises 🙂

June’s box had a nice variety which included snacks, maple syrup, a body wash and a caffeine energy bar. Keep reading for a close look at each one.

Better than coffee energy bars

You had me at coffee! This plant-based energy bar says it delivers a caffeine kick, better than coffee- I must admit, they are not lying. I got a dark chocolate and mint bar, with the first bite the mint hits you, then you get the coffee flavor, mixed with the chocolate. The bar was good, nice texture, not grainy; and even though you taste the caffeine, it doesn’t feel like you are munching on straight coffee beans. You feel very energized afterwards, and I didn’t feel a crash. The name is fit for the bar, however I still enjoy the ritual of sipping on a cup of coffee. Don’t get me wrong, BTC bars are a good alternative to coffee when you are on the go. Nice to stash them in your office or purse when you are low in energy, without any jitters or crash when the caffeine runs its course. I love the fact these energy bars also give you 5g of protein and 4g of fiber, and the protein is derived from peas. Check out all BTC energy bars here.

Pure growth organic snack mix

Cute packaging for kids, with ingredients that make them a guilt-free snack. Tasted like a less salty version of Chex mix. Both my kids liked them, and the bag was empty after snack time 👍👍 Satisfied kids after a healthier alternative to chips or trail mix, makes for a happy mommy. Try some out for your little ones here.

Goddess Garden Mineral removing cleanser

Second product I’ve used from Goddess Garden, and they have not disappointed! Used this whole packet up in about a week. Worked great to remove and cleanse my face at night, and saw no unwanted side effects on my skin. It’s a greyish, clay-like liquid with not much of a fragrance. Loved the lightness of it, and how fresh my face felt afterwards. Definitely recommend this. Try Goddess Garden mineral removing cleanser for yourself here, or check out some of their other amazing products.

Crown Maple Syrup

My husband tried this one out for me, since I am not a fan of maple syrups. He is very picky about which syrup to use, so he was the perfect candidate to try this one out. Happy to say, he liked Crown maple syrup, very much. Said it’s one of the best he’s tasted, and he wished the sample was bigger lol. Guess that means we gotta put in an order, find more syrup varieties by Crown Maple here!

Tiger Balm pain relieving ointment

Summer season also brings mosquitoes along, and if you’ve ever been bitten I’m sure you’ve experienced the pain after over-scratching.  This Tiger Balm ointment came in handy both to help stop the itch from a few mosquitoe bites, and soothe the slight pain. Nice little packet made it easy to squeeze out a small amount, fold it up and save more for next time. I like that Tiger Balm has that minty/floral scent that it’s known for, but they are branching out into different products to deliver that soothing comfort when it’s needed. Grab some Tiger Balm pain relieving ointment, and check out their other products here.

Prince of Peace ginger honey crystals

My previous Goodie Box had some chewy ginger candy by Prince of Peace that I really enjoyed, so I was pretty sure this tea wouldn’t disappoint. It’s a nice alternative to your standard tea bag; you pour out the ginger honey crystals, add hot water and voilà! The tea tasted very much like the chewy ginger candy, a little bit sweeter, but you still get that zing from the ginger. Very nice tasting tea, even better that it’s made of ginger since it has great health benefits. Prince of Peace truly knows how to make great tasting products utilizing ginger root. Check out more Prince of Peace products here.

BiPro protein water berry burst

BiPro protein water is naturally sweetened and contains whey protein to help your muscles grow and recover post workout. Each bottle is 90 calories and contains a whooping 20g of protein. It is recommended to be taken 30 minutes before or after your workout, right before bed or upon waking up for best results. I took mine 30 minutes post workout to help with muscle recovery, and it was a nice and fruity treat. Doesn’t leave you feeling thirsty for water like some drinks do, and it’s got a nice berry flavor to it, without an artificial or over-sweet taste. It has five ingredients which is nice to see on something that’s supposed to be helping you, and zero carbs and sugars. Good drink to cut your sweet cravings, get a good source of protein and not feel guilty about drinking your calories. Try BiPro for yourself here.

Black Forest organic gummy bears

These gummy bears were so sweet and soft to chew. They tasted very juicy, and have got to be the best tasting gummy bears I’ve had, hands down. I liked them so much, I went out and bought a pack of their organic gummy worms the next day 🙊Those were good too, but the gummy bears were much better. Grab some here!

VitaBath body wash

VitaBath lavender and chamomile body wash is sulfate and paraben free, and it doesn’t lack any good stuff. The scent smells so delicious, almost like a juicy gummy bear. The lavender and chamomile hints are both there, they are strong but not in a bad way. Leaves your skin feeling soft and clean. Massage on the soles of your feet for a nice, soothing feeling on tired feet. I normally prefer a body scrub, but this body wash might have changed my mind. A must try! Find it, and more products by VitaBath here.

Daily Goodie Box May review

April’s Daily Goodie Box came with all the cool samples below. 

This month had a nice variety with products I hadn’t yet heard of, and a few from companies I already knew about. 

Ona cookies 

Ona cookies brownie tasted delicious. They were soft, but had a nice texture with the chopped nuts added in. It’s a nice snack, especially when looking for healthy and clean products. Would definitely buy these to satisfy cravings. Check them out here!

Viter energy caffeinated breath mints

I had no idea caffeinated breath mints existed, thank you Daily Goodie Box for introducing them to me! I got a wintergreen flavor pack and it was very yummy. Nice way to freshen up your breath, and get a kick of caffeine. Try tthem out for yourself here.

Natralia eczema body wash & shampoo

 I had previously tried this brand from a lotion in a previous Goodie Box, and loved the fact Natralia aims for natural products you can trust. Especially when it comes to products for your kids, you want to make sure you know what goes on their skin. I tried this as body wash and really liked the fact it didn’t have overpowering scents, as well as the active ingredient being colloidal oatmeal. It had a lotion-like texture and left my skin feeling smooth. Definitely nice to keep around if your kids have dry, itchy skin,  or in case rashes happen. Check out this and other great products from Natralia here.

Volo vitamins energy sticks

Grab a stick and go! Nice pick me up to keep in your purse for when you are low on energy. I liked the citrus flavored one a little more than the berry, simply because I prefer lemon flavored drinks. Not too sweet when mixed with a good amount of water, and even more refreshing with ice. I like this type of energy drink over others that overstimulate the body. Check them out here.

Tiger Balm pain relieving patch

Oldie but a goodie! If you have ever used Tiger Balm for pains or sprains you will probably remember it’s scent and goopy texture, and now they offer a quick yet effective alternative with these patches. Ladies who suffer from back pain from pms, you seriously need this. Tried and loved it. Relieves the pain, without the mess or harsh scent. Stock up on these convenient and effective Tiger Balm patches here.

Kicking horse coffee

In case I haven’t mentioned it before, I love coffee! My daily coffee ritual started after having my first baby, and it’s still going strong after my second born. With that being said, I was soooo happy to receive this full size sample of Kicking Horse coffee in a dark roast. This was the first thing I tried out of my Daily Goodie Box.  I love the packaging, and even more the fact this dark roast is describedas “sweet, smoky, audacious”. I brewed myself a cup and tried it black to get the actual flavor, it tasted good. Smooth, you get a subtle sweetness, and I actually didn’t mind drinking the full cup with nothing added to it. Coffee lover? You can’t pass this one up, look for Kicking Horse’s various roasts here.

Georgia Grinders creamy peanut butter

If I could describe Georgia Grinders creamy peanut butter in one word, it would be balance. It tastes like you took some peanuts, lightly salted them, and grinded then to a creamy spread. I’ve had various peanut butter brands, and this one ranks as probably the most natural-tasting. I’m sure that’s exactly what they were aiming for, mission achieved. You have to knead it before squeezing it out to ensure it has that soft and creamy texture. Are you looking for a natural and great tasting peanut butter? Then get your own Georgia Grinders peanut butter here.

Andalou face cream

This sample couldn’t have come at a better time! I was literally looking for a new face cream since I had just finished the one I had been using. The sample I received from Andalou was a hyaluronic DMAE lift & firm cream. The job of this cream is to give you a lifted, former and more youthful appearance (who doesn’t want that right?!) It’s vegan, and most importantly, cruelty free. It had a very light fruity scent and left my face feeling soft and clean, with no added weight or oils. I could definitely see myself purchasing a full size of this one, mostly because of that tight, clean feeling it left. No redness, dryness or breakout after using it for well over a week. Try out Andalou’s creams and check out their various products here.

Swago cologne

The hubby was a little hesitant on helping me out by trying this Swago cologne, mostly because it was a wipe 🙂 I wasn’t sure what to expect from a cologne wipe either, but surprisingly it had a nice scent to it. To best describe it, it smelled like a clean man’s cologne. Not too musty, more on the freshly showered side. Be sure to only do a few dabs of these wipes so as not to overdo it. Never had I heard of cologne wipes, yet they seem like a perfect addition for a guy on the go. Keep some stashed in your car, or at the office. Grab some Swago cologne wipes for your favorite guy here.

Prince of Peace ginger candy

I’ll admit, when I saw these in the box I wasn’t too excited. But once I opened one up and realized it was a chewy kind, my first impression changed. I have tried ginger candy before, but a chewy kind was a first for me. I tried four the first time, because I couldn’t stop after the first lol. They are coated in powdered sugar, which is a nice offset to the ginger. The chewy texture makes this ginger candy stick out from others I’ve tried. If you are pregnant or want to get something to keep around for when you have an upset tummy, get these! You not only get the great health benefits ginger provides, but it’s a nice little gummy treat. Buy some here.