I am so thankful that summer is upon us! Summer is filled with picnics, grilling by the pool, strolls in the sun, and cocktail hour on the patio, and this season’s Babble Boxx is filled with perfect Garden and Grill items for all our summer activities. We were sent new summer snacks to try, the perfect BBQ side dish, new dressing and BBQ sauce for trying new recipes, and a much needed addition to any summer cocktail hour!
Let’s take a look inside the Babble Boxx!
Crispy Summer Snack with New RITZ Crisp & Thins
I am always looking for a snack that will give me the crunch of a chip with far less fat, so I was really excited to see these included in the Garden and Grill Babble Boxx. The new RITZ Crisp & Thins offers the richness of RITZ Crackers in a thin and crispy, oven-baked chip. They have 50% less fat than the leading regular fried potato chip but each bite is loaded with a ton of flavor and crunch! RITZ Crisp & Thins are available in four flavor varieties: Sea Salt, Cream Cheese & Onion, Bacon and Salt & Vinegar. So far, I’m leaning toward the Cream Cheese & Onion as my favorite!
Summer Cocktail Hour with SVEDKA
Just look at this SVEDKA Vodka Limited-Edition Party Bottle for Summer 2017!!! How fun is this?! The colorful stars and stripes BOOM on the packaging is perfect for summertime parties and especially 4th of July celebrations! We love having a bottle of SVEDKA on hand for summertime because it is our go-to cocktail maker, including my Basil Lemonade Cocktail, Vodka Limeades, and Moscow Mules.
I’m personally excited to try out this cocktail recipe for the SVEDKA Red, White and Boom over this coming 4th of July weekend! It sounds so tasty and right up our cocktail alley. It’s so pretty in red, white and blue! Plus, SVEDKA is the #1 Imported Vodka in the US.
- 1¾ parts SVEDKA Vodka
- ¾ part lemonade
- ½ part triple sec
- 1 part cranberry juice
- Juice of 6 whole limes
- 12 cups ice
- Whole blueberries and sliced strawberries
- Combine all ingredients in a punch bowl.
- Add 5-6 cups of ice, stir, and garnish with blueberries and sliced strawberries.
- As the party continues add more ice and fruit as needed.
The Quintessential BBQ Side Dish with Green Giant Baked Beans
Green Giant has long been known for their vegetables and has now released a new line of baked beans! Green Giant Baked Beans are slow-baked to perfection in traditional iron pots and brick ovens to capture a rich, savory flavor in every single bite! You can find them in Original, Maple, Vegetarian and Country Style varieties.
I can be picky about my baked beans, and these Green Giant Baked Beans definitely make the cut! Every single bite has a great blend of spices. We will be heating a batch up this weekend to enjoy with some brats!
Convenient Mario Olives as an On the Go Snack
I am a huge olive fan so I was really excited to see these fun individually packed Mario Snack Olives. They are liquid free so you get great taste in easy on-the-go packaging without any of the mess! Total win!
With only 60 calories and 3 grams of healthy fat, they are a healthier snack to enjoy all summer long! It can be hard sometimes to find a healthy snack without sacrificing great taste, but Mario has you covered! Gluten Free, no saturated fat, and low carb and calorie. You can find these Mario Snack Olive Packs in 4 unique flavors: Garlic, Savory pepper, Sea Salt Green, and Sea Salt Ripe.
Give them a try now with a coupon from Mario. There is also a promotion on Amazon right now for 20% off all flavors or multi flavor packs for Amazon Prime Members through Amazon Pantry. Offer ends August 31st.
Newman’s Own Dressing and BBQ Sauce for Summer Cooking
I have always been a big fan of Newman’s salad dressing so I was really excited to have some new products to try for summer grill season and salad season. First up is Newman’s Own Citrus Splash Dressing. This dressing is a refreshing, fruity blend of citrus flavors including lemon, lime and tangerine. It makes an amazing chicken marinade, salad dressing, and pasta salad dressing.
Newman’s Own Sweet & Spicy Barbecue Sauce instantly became my BBQ sauce for the season! This new barbecue sauce is available nationwide, contains no high fructose corn syrup and is made with only the highest quality ingredients such as cane sugar and back strap molasses. It has a touch of sweet and a dash of spicy, which is always my favorite combination! This sauce offers the perfect combination for anything you want to grill, dip, or marinate.
Besides great tasting products, which Newman’s Own definitely has, I like buying their dressings and sauces because of their commitment to charity. 100% of their profit goes to their charity foundation which in turn provides grants to charitable organizations. It’s pretty amazing!