I've decided to expand into product reviews part-time, so I'm dedicating a new "wing" of my website to just that. It's called "Emphatically Yours," because that's how my reviews tend to be described—energetic and oh-so-direct. ;)
To give you an idea of how I do it, here's a re-post from my old blog:
That said, let me tell you about the magic that is Chex Mix Popped. I’ve been getting Klout perks for a couple of years now—things like Moo Minicards, a Shutterfly book, a McDonald’s gift card, etc.—but this is the first snack that’s shown up on my doorstep. When I opened up the box, I was pretty shocked to find not one, but two full-sized bags to try.
(I totally assumed they would cheap out and give me one of those tiny bags kids get in their lunch boxes. Oops!)
Now, before I get into my reaction, I should preface this with two facts:
1. I don’t like sweets, because they’ve always made me sick. Thankfully, I’m on meds now, but the preference (or lack thereof) remains.
2. I hate snacks that are covered in a thick, heavily-seasoned coating, just to be branded as another flavor.
Let’s just say I was skeptical, but optimistic as I opened the White Cheddar...
My first thought was, “Is it all just popcorn puffs? Where’s the stuff they showed on the front?” I shook the bag around and the heavier pieces surfaced. You’ll definitely want to throw this mix in a bowl or be prepared to root around a little. Don’t worry, though. It’s totally worth it.
Alone, the popcorn isn't too shabby. It has a light, subtle flavor. But when you combine all of the elements? Good stuff! I could totally write and munch on this snack (as long as I was in the mood to deal with kernels).
Next came the Sweet and Salty. This was the one I wasn’t too sure about. If it was anything like a sticky box of Cracker Jacks, I probably wouldn’t enjoy it. I carefully pried the bag open and laid all the pieces out...
This time, my first thought was, “OH MY GOSH. THIS STUFF IS CRACK!”
Seriously. I went to town on this bag. It wasn’t too sweet or too salty—plus, it had that light, popped thing going on. (Note: This would make perfect PMS food, ladies. The next time I get some book royalties, I’m picking up a bag or two to keep on hand!) You’ll definitely want to try this one first.