La Familia Magazine had the opportunity to try or giveaway these wonderful products. Read our reviews especially for you. Happy Holidays!
The traditional Italian brand, Bauli, is best known for their Pandoro and Panettone holiday cakes, which are Christmas and New Year’s Eve staples available during the holiday season. We tried Il Pandoro di Verona and really exceeded our expectations! You have to taste it to believe it.
All Bauli products are ready-to-eat and oven baked, Kosher-certified and made with no preservatives, no artificial colors or flavors, and no GMO ingredients. Bauli’s holiday offerings include:
Panettone – Better than your grandma’s fruitcake – the time-honored recipe has a lighter, less-dense texture and is packed with candied citron, lemon zest and raisins (Now available in NEW Minis!)
Pandoro – Traditional Christmas bread of Italy – a fluffier version of pound cake that can be cut and dusted with powdered sugar to resemble a Christmas tree (Now available in NEW Minis!)
Pandoro di Limonce – Sweet Pandoro loaf infused with a hint of Italian liquor
Also, enjoy this recipe from the brand:
Mini Pandoro Christmas Tree
4 each Bauli pandoro, cut into cubes
4 cups whipped cream
2 cups maraschino cherries
2 cups Hazelnut chocolate spread
Mint, for garnish
Powdered sugar, for garnish
Lay out pieces of pandoro in a round fashion and fill the circle with more pandoro. Spread a layer of whipped cream and drizzle with hazelnut spread. Lay another layer of pandoro, but this time smaller than the circle before. Continue this process until all pandoro, cream, and hazelnut spread have been used. On the outside edges of the circles, place cherries in a neat pattern. Place mints practically around tree and dust with powdered sugar.
Nocciolata and Fiordifrutta
Since me and my daughter tried Nocciolata (pronounced no-cho-lata), we felt in love of this organic, better-for-you, high-quality chocolate-hazelnut spread. We also tried Fiordifrutta (pronounced fyor-dee-froota), an organic, and three-ingredient fruit spread.
From the Altopiano di Asiago, a mountain plateau in Northern Italy (90 miles north of Venice), kids (and adults!) can say “ciao!” to the ordinary PB&J sandwich and enjoy a delicious sandwich with organic ingredients that are free of GMO’s, preservatives, colors, additives, or artificial sweeteners.
Both ingredients hail from Northern Italy. Nocciolata combines hazelnuts, cocoa and cocoa butter, natural vanilla extract, raw cane sugar, and skimmed milk for a chocolate-hazelnut spread with undeniably superior flavor and smooth, creamy texture. Unlike other brands, which use palm oil, Nocciolata is made with environmentally-responsible cold-pressed sunflower oil. It also contains far less sugar than other brands and is free from hydrogenated fats.
Fiordifrutta simply contains over three pounds of perfectly ripened fruit, organic apple juice, and natural fruit pectin. Thanks to its unique recipe, Fiordifrutta yields 30% fewer calories than most other brands. Also, an exclusive room-temperature production process is used to optimally preserve the nutrients and flavors of the freshly-picked fruit.
Rigoni di Asiago Fiordifrutta is certified USDA organic, non-GMO and STAR-KOSHER. It is gluten-free and is available in stores nationwide and online in 250g (8.82-ounce) and 270g (9.17-ounce) glass jars. For more information, please visit http://rigonidiasiago-usa.com/.
Products for Moms and child
If you have a baby, you want the best for his or her skin at all times. La Familia received samples of WaterWipes and share them with some moms. These were the comments:
“The wipes worked well, although they are different from the regular ones, the baby seems comfortable and I am happy that is a more natural product”, said Gina Rodríguez.
The company claims that are “the world’s purest baby wipes, an ideal companion for Moms on the move, providing them with wipes that are as gentle on delicate skin as pure water. The 10-count travel size tucks nicely into a purse, while the 60-count pack fits easily into a diaper bag or backpack – both resulting in a great Mom resource during this busy time of year”.
- The only ingredients used in WaterWipes are 99.9% purified water and 0.1% grapefruit seed extract … and that’s it.
- They can help avoid diaper rash.
- Manufactured in Ireland, WaterWipes have been widely used for years in Ireland and the United Kingdom, and have become an award-winning choice for Irish and UK Moms looking for all-natural baby wipes.
- Now, WaterWipes have become widely available in the United States, and U.S. Moms can find them at Babies R Us, Target, Walgreens, Duane Read, Stop and Shop, Giant, Meijer, Amazon and local chains.
For more info go to: https://www.waterwipes.com/us/
Evenflo got you, breastfeeding mommy!
Evenflo sent us the Evenflo Feeding® Advanced Milk Storage Bags, 5 fl. Oz, and Yaoska was the fortunate mom to try them with her newborn. For her, these products have been a blessing since she works at customer services at a Doral company.
The bags are eco-friendly and use 30% less material. They also reduce waste and are: Quicker freeze and thaw times, highly durable military-grade material, wider side seals for enhanced strength,gusseted bottom for stable upright position, allows for simple filling, tear-off top creates convenient pour spout, SafeZip™ double-track zipper, pump directly into bags with adapters (not included) and they are Made in the USA!
Available for purchase at BuyBuy Baby, Babies‘R’Us, Kmart, Walmart.com, Target.com, and Meijer SRP $7.29 (20 count) and $10.99 (40 count)
Also, Yaoska tried the Evenflo Feeding® Advanced Nursing Pads. These are the characteristics:
- Optimal absorbent material for best in class absorbency and performance
- SuperiorShield™ protects against leaks and soft material allows for discreet silent movement
- Embossed channels help draw milk across pad, away from nipple
- FreeFlow™ breathability keeps your skin dry
- Secure placement with 2 adhesive strips Includes individually wrapped pads for clean, on-the-go convenience
- Available for purchase at BabiesRUs.com. SRP $5.99 (40 Count) and $7.99 (60 Count)
Disney to the rescue!
Irania Cabrera and his son Leo were the lucky ones to try the Disney Winnie the Pooh Bouncer. “Leo really enjoyed this bouncer for hours!” the mom told us. Why?
According to the creators, “The Kids II Winnie the Pooh Bouncer joins your baby’s favorite characters with a calming atmosphere. Deluxe fabrics with soft, neutral colors decorate the bouncer, and the deep, cradling seat ensures that your little one will stay comfortable. Seven different melodies, all with volume control, and soothing vibrations provide a calm atmosphere, so your baby can easily fall asleep. When your baby is ready to play, the removable toy bar includes two spinner toys on each side of the bar and three playtime toys, featuring your baby’s beloved Winnie the Pooh characters. From the removable, snuggly Pooh character insert to the machine washable-design, this bouncer combines versatility with comfort for the delight of you and your baby.”
This product can cost: $49.99
Retailer: Babies “R” Us