MunchPak Monthly Subscription Box

MunchPak Monthly Subscription BoxMost monthly subscription boxes send you a box full of healthy snacks to your door each month, and while this is great, that can sometimes get redundant and boring. If you’re like us and like a little flavor, namely sweet flavor, then you will fall in love with MunchPak! Love sweets? You sound like our kind of person!

MunchPak is a monthly subscription box that is super affordable and offers a variety of options for sizing. You will get a box filled with delicious treats and sweets from around the globe. How many people do you know that can say they’ve tasted candy from all around the world? Be one of them!

If you like something in the box then you can simply go online to their website to order more of it, so no worries about getting hooked on a caramel from Sweden and not being able to enjoy it ever again. This box is pure fun and your taste-buds are bound to love the experience of tasting foods that before now, you never would’ve thought possible. Think about it, if you were to track down and source the best sweets from around the globe and then have them delivered straight to your doorstep, you would spend a lot of time and a ton of cash. MunchPak has already done all of the work for us!

This is a fantastic monthly box that we highly recommend. For more information or to subscribe to this affordable and fun box, visit www.MunchPak.com.

It’s Organic!

Photography by Selina Kade-Poff

These days it seems like the only thing people aren’t growing at home, is money.  With the buzz around the U.S. about eating, growing, and processing ‘organic’ food, could it really be better for you? Maybe cheaper? Or simply does it taste a little better than normally processed food, and where do you buy it? A-lot of people ask themselves the same questions.

To start off, organic foods are grown and prepared completely and entirely different.  While traditional growing habits are involved with the use of numerous chemicals, organic growing techniques stray from that sense.  With the only added unnatural ingredient being elbow grease, many people look to organic foods as a safer alternative to typical dining choices. There is no use of herbicide, or chemical fertilizer,  in the organic growing process, and while antibiotics and growing hormones are widely used in original methods, grazing that is rotated and access to the outdoors are preventative measures to prevent disease in livestock; also the use of organic feed!

Organoleptic value is a system to show how organic food is experienced by the senses for example: taste, sight, smell , touch. Organic food tends to have a better shelf life, this probably due to the higher level of antioxidants, and a lower level of nitrates which make fruit and vegetables age quicker. Also studies have shown that the higher the crop yield, the lower amount of antioxidants in the crop. This is why most people, when put to a blind taste test, will choose organic fruits and veggies showing that they have a higher organoleptic value.

Photography by Selina Kade-Poff

Now where can I buy organic foods and will they but a whole in my pocket?  As the nation grows more aware of organic foods, expect to see it in all types or grocery stores along with standalone stores that specialize in just organic products.  Although the dramatic differences in growing techniques, the prices for organic fruits and vegetables are roughly the same. For non organic apples at a supermarket expect to pay around $3.99 per pound, while organic apples would be placed at $4.49, so expect somewhat of a price hike, but nothing that will break the bank.  Organic foods are  becoming more accessible, cheaper, abundant so we may see some families start to take a more natural approach to cooking and eating once exposed to it.