A few months ago, I think it was October, I was approached by iHerb.com. I had heard / read about their huge selection of items online through other bloggers reviews and recommendations, but had not actually looked into their website and products that they offered thoroughly.
I was surprised when iHerb had contacted me asking if they could share my Pumpkin Turkey Chili recipe on their blog. In return for allowing to use my recipe, they offered me credit to the website to try out some products. I thought it would be a great opportunity to try out some new-to-me products that I had seen and wanted to try, but had never actually ordered or had the ability to try since we don’t get the brand in Canada. I’ve only just ventured into products that are only offered in the States, I found Trader Joe’s about a year or two ago and have recently made some more trips to Fred Meyer and Target, where I can find specialty foods and brands that we can’t find here in Canada. And there are SO many yummy brands/food items I’ve had my eye on – Especially Justin’s Nut Butter!!
I tried to order a little bit of everything, the online store is seriously HUGE with over 35,000 products. From healthcare, to pet care, to baby care, to food and cleaning supplies. They also have many wheat free, gluten free and other food allergy sensitive items. They have it covered. And, there is a huge variety of brand names they carry as well. I started filling my online shopping cart only about a week or two ago, after humming and hawing over a few items I wanted, and being too busy over the holidays to really take a look. Before I knew it the packages were in the mail and on their way.
Here is what I ended up ordering:
Update: Tried this chocolate bar tonight, didn’t love it. Had a really, really mild mint flavour and a slight rosemary. The dark chocolate itself was ok.
A lot of the items I ordered are for cooking/baking. I’ll be featuring them in recipes in the future I’m sure – Looking forward to trying them all.