Wallace Farms – my first review AND giveaway!
I am so excited to being doing my first product review and giveaway for my blog! First of all, thank you WALLACE FARMS for supporting my new allergy blog, and for providing me with my first review and giveaway!
Wallace Farms (www.wallacefarms.com) is a family owned and operated farm located in Keystone, Iowa. Their mission is to bring superior grass-fed beef and other naturally raised meats and wild fish to all of their customers and their families. Wallace Farms is a worry-free alternative to food that is raised and processed in a factory-like setting. What are the advantages of grass-fed beef, you ask? Grass-fed Beef has low saturated fat levels (similar to the levels found in lean chicken breasts), high in “good fat” omega-3’s (also commonly found in certain fish, such as salmon and tuna), contains high doses of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)(thought by many to be a cancer fighter), there is a reduced exposure to E. coli bacteria, and is an agricultural process that is ecologically friendly.
It is common practice for cattle to be fed growth hormones and Genetically Modified Corn. I have even found information on the internet saying that cows are being fed candy and/or cookies to battle the rising corn prices. This is food we eat, and they wonder why allergies, autism, and obesity is on the rise??
Wallace Farms allows you to shop online, and then pick up at several Illinois and Iowa locations. Once your order is placed online, within a few days an invoice will be emailed to you. You can choose to pay it online, or you can pay at the time of pick up. There are only certain dates and times you can pick up your items, but they have a wonderful service that will send you an email reminder about your pick up! I picked up at the Naperville location, and was greeted by Lisa Wallace. I am not sure about their other locations, but you can pre-order online, or you can walk-in and shop during their pick up times. No order is necessary to go in and shop and browse all their products. They have several freezers there with everything from hot dogs to salmon to ham. Today they had cage free eggs too – not sure if these are available all the time or not. The place is SUPER kid friendly. They have a small room with a slide for children to play in. They also have coloring pages, tattoos, and pencils for the kids.
The product I am reviewing today is Nick’s Sticks (www.nicks-sticks.com) for Wallace Farms . They contain NO antibiotics, NO hormones, NO msg, NO red dye, are Gluten Free, and shelf stable. After we picked up our items at Wallace Farms, my youngest daughter Bubbles said she was hungry. I opened the packages of the Grass-Fed Beef Snack Sticks and instantly they smelled so good. I could not wait to try them. I split one of the sticks with Bubbles. She said it was “soo yummy”, and I agree! Normally snack sticks are greasy or are too spicy, but these were perfect. Very flavorful, with just the right spices added to make them so very yummy! Then we tried the Free-Range Turkey Snack Sticks and those were just as good. I asked Bubbles which one she liked better, and she said she liked them both very much. I was in the same boat, and loved both the turkey and the beef just the same. As I am sitting here typing this, Bubbles said, “I really wish I could have more of these.” so I gave her another stick. I think they are a favorite for her! When my older daughter, Bean, got home, I let her try them too. She said, “I don’t like these.” I was shocked and surprised. Then she yelled, “I don’t like them, because I love them!!” These are such a great product – an easy, healthy snack that you feel good about eating and giving your children. Plus you can take them along anywhere. The packaging is sealed so well, that you can throw them in your purse, without worry that your purse will end up smelling like meat snack sticks or that they will accidentally open. Having two kids who seem to always be hungry for a snack, I am thrilled about this product! They are portable, good for you, a great source of protein, convenient, and a non-messy snack that can be eaten anywhere!! They are great before workouts, sports practice, or a snack any time of day! Best of all, they are ALLERGEN FREE! I love these so much, I am taking two of the four packages that I was given, and would like to do a giveaway so someone else can try them and fall in love with these too! One lucky winner will receive a package of Free-Range Turkey Snack Sticks, and a package of Grass-Fed Beef Snack Sticks. These can be ordered online at http://www.nicks-sticks.com (nationwide shipping!) or through Wallace Farms (www.wallacefarms.com) website.
GIVEAWAY LINK: Please click here and follow instructions on my Facebook page!
Giveaway is open to the continental USA and ends on February 28, 2013. Winner will be selected at random from all eligible entries by Rafflecopter. I will contact the winner by email.
No purchase necessary to enter or win. Odds of winning are not increased by a purchase.
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