What a Wafer! #LoackerCanada #FaceOfLoacker #PureGoodness #giveaway #ad

Recently I received a package of pure goodness.  This pure goodness was unexpectedly yummy, and now I have a newfound love for a great wafer!

Disclosure: I have been compensated to share this post. The opinions on this blog are my own.

As a child, I had been given wafers to eat as a snack, and as a dessert.  However, I NEVER enjoyed them.  It didn’t matter if they were chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry because they all tasted bland and paper-like.  This is the truth and I can’t say otherwise.

You can imagine how concerned I was to have been offered to review wafers!  It was the variety of flavours that peaked my interest so I agreed to give them a try.  Am I ever happy that I did!!

I was introduced to a brand that has been in existence since 1925 … I actually had never heard of them … over the years, Loacker grew from a small regional confectioner to the globally known brand of today.  In my opinion, Loacker doesn’t just make wafers!  Oh it’s much more like premium pastry.  [Visit https://www.loacker.com/ca/en/company/about-us/ to learn more about Loacker.]

Read on to learn more.  You can be the judge and then enter my giveaway to try and get some yummy goodness into your hands as well!!!

Are you a chocolate lover?  You are in for a flavourful experience that you’ll never forget!  Loacker’s Double Chocolate wafers are IT!  Loacker covered their popular wafer classics in delicious chocolate. Underneath, there are light, crispy wafers and two layers of melting cream filling. Classic Chocolat is available in two delicious varieties. Chocolat Napolitaner is covered with the finest milk chocolate and smooth cream filling made with exquisite Italian hazelnuts, freshly roasted on-site at Loacker. Chocolat Dark Noir Fondente is enrobed with dark chocolate and a refined dark chocolate cream filling. Who can resist?  Not I.

Fancy vanilla?  Loacker’s vanilla is elevated and refined.  In fact, during product manufacturing Loacker continues to cut their vanilla pods by hand.  “The precious Planifolia Bourbon vanilla pods from Madagascar are the only type of vanilla used for the production of Loacker products. This top quality species is known for its purity without additives.”  … and with no addition of flavourings.

Loacker is dedicated to excellence:  no colourings, no preservatives, and no hydrogenated fats.

Don’t think for a moment that their flavour options end there.  No way!  There are too many flavours for me to list and describe.  Their list of flavours, combinations, and shapes can be found at https://www.loacker.com/ca/en/products/product-category/relcategory/world-of-wafers/

What I can say is, from the selection of flavours that were sent to me I found it difficult to pick a favourite.  I was stupefied to discover that I loved them all!  I will even say that I now love wafers … but only if they’re Loacker!  Total YUM!!

Celebrating Pure Goodness and Canadian Classics:

To celebrate the best ingredients nature has to offer, Loacker has created ten recipes inspired by iconic Canadian desserts and Canada’s favourite flavours. These indulgently delicious recipes are easy to prepare, so that Canadians can share a moment of pure goodness and serenity with their loved ones. 

  • Nanaimo Bars: Chocolate wafer biscuits are flaked into the crust of this quintessential west coast dish, adding even more of the flavour Canadians know and love!
  • Maple Sugar Bars: Canadian through-and-through, this recipe adds maple and a light wafer crunch to the classic tarte au sucre.
  • S’mores Brownies: Inspired by summer at the cottage, layers of marshmallow, crisp wafer biscuits and chocolate combine for this take on a nostalgic treat – no campfire necessary!

Discover Loacker Recipeshttps://www.loacker.com/ca/en/experience-loacker/recipes/

To enter my Giveaway visit my Instagram page and find the respective post.  You probably should know how to find me there, but just in case, go here.

Good Luck!

About Loacker 
Wholesome, natural goodness, the highest quality and the love for nature combined in delicious wafer and chocolate specialties – this is what Loacker has been known for since 1925. Founded by Alfons Loacker the family business grew over the last 90 years from a small, regional pastry shop in Bolzano to a world-famous brand whose products inspire in over 100 countries. Even today, all Loacker products are manufactured at the foot of the Dolomites, in Unterinn (South Tyrol) and in Heinfels (East Tyrol), the highest quality standards. The company attaches particular importance to selected, natural ingredients and produces its products without additional flavourings and preservatives.

 

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas and #Giveaway #LoveHallmarkCA #myhallmark #ad

Spring has definitely arrived! The birds are chirping, the snow has melted, and Easter has just passed us by.  Now, Mother’s Day will soon be here so I’d like to offer you some wonderful gift idea selections from Hallmark Canada, aside from their beautiful Hallmark cards!

Disclosure: I have been compensated to share this post. The opinions on this blog are my own.

There are so many ways to honour your mother and anyone that is a mother-figure in your life.  Mother’s Day is actually celebrated, around the world, on different dates and for different reasons.  North America celebrates it on the second Sunday in May.

Spring 2019 Greeting Cards

On a personal note my Mother has already passed on; however, I will honour her in a different way and on my own time.  I miss her terribly and I wish she were still here. For those of you who no longer have a Mother (for a variety of reasons) may choose to honour a Mother figure, friends’ that are Mothers, or to skip the whole celebration altogether. That’s totally acceptable!

Spring 2019

For those of you that choose to celebrate the day, here is just a small selection of:

  • gifts for mom including a beautiful frame, mug, and candle
  • the NEW Snug-a-Loves Plush that is great for little ones at Easter or even to tuck into mom’s gift!
  • NEW gift bags and coordinating tissue
  • an assortment of Mother’s Day cards including Hallmark Signature, Paper Wonder, vacuum-sealed ittybittys, and NEW kids’ interactive cards including stickers & paints!

NOTE:  all Easter themed greeting cards were already shared on my Instagram, Twitter and Facebook channels and will not be included in this post.

P.S. I have a GIVEAWAY up on my Instagram page!  Winner will be selected and contacted via my Instagram page.

Visit:   https://www.instagram.com/mybitsandbleeps/

Ok, ok, I’ll be nice and just give you the link right here.

~Lots of love, Jeannine!~

Valentine’s Day on the Way! #LoveHallmarkCA #myhallmark #ad

According to Hallmark’s Corporate site, Valentine’s Day is the second-largest holiday for giving greetings cards.  Approximately 145 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged industry-wide (not including packaged kids’ valentines for classroom exchanges).  I’ll admit I’ve seen a lot of Valentine’s Day cards in my time!

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Disclosure: I have been compensated to share this post. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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Although Valentine’s Day is one sweet holiday, there is a bit of history to it:

“According to Roman legend, during the third century, Valentinus was imprisoned for his Christian beliefs and sentenced to death. While jailed,  Valentinus restored the sight of his jailer’s blind daughter. The night before he died, Valentinus wrote a farewell note to the girl, which he signed, “From Your Valentine.” His sentence was carried out the next day, Feb. 14, 269 A.D.
Hundreds of years later in fifth century Rome, people honored Juno, the pagan goddess of love and marriage, on Feb. 14. During the celebration, men would draw women’s names and court them for marriage.
Around 498 A.D., Pope Gelasius declared Feb. 14 as St. Valentine’s Day to honor the martyr Valentinus and to end the pagan celebration.
In 1849, Esther Howland of Worcester, Mass., published the first American valentine.”

Isn’t that something?  Flash forward in time; Hallmark first offered Valentine’s Day cards in 1913 and began producing them in 1916! They’ve been perfecting all of our Valentine’s Day gift giving desires ever since.  Hallmark offers so many options for all of your gift giving needs … and they cover all of your special loved ones!

Look for their Pet Husky Techno Plush, Mickey & Minnie itty bittys®, Story of Us Card Keeper, Valentine’s Gift Bags and coordinating tissue, assorted Valentine’s Day cards including Kids, Signature and Paper Wonder!  And so much more!

Look for my upcoming social shares for pictures of Hallmark product that you’ll love; as well as, a possible giveaway!  For now I’ll leave you with this post.

P.S. I have a GIVEAWAY up on my Instagram page!

Visit:   https://www.instagram.com/mybitsandbleeps/

Lots of love, Jeannine!