Cooling Off with Arbor Mist Frozen Wine Cocktails! {Product Review}

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Arbor Mist Cocktails

This Labor Day weekend, Daisy’s Papa and I enjoyed kicking back and relaxing with new frozen wine cocktails from Arbor Mist.  A big THANKS to SheSpeaks for sending them for us to try in time for the holiday! I always enjoy  frozen cocktails, but sometimes making them can be a hassle and leave a mess to clean up. I’ve even burned out a blender when a good friend came to visit and we got a bit carried away and wore out the poor machine!

freezer full of arbor mist cocktails

What makes these different is that the Arbor Mist Frozen Wine Cocktails require no mixing of ingredients, ice or blenders. You just place the liquid pouch in the freezer for five hours, gently massage, tear open the top, squeeze to pour into a glass and enjoy a smooth frozen wine cocktail! Very refreshing, especially since it’s been really hot down here this weekend, as usual!

cocktail glasses of arbor mist

We received all three flavors to try:  Blackberry MerlotStrawberry White Zinfandel and White Pear Pinot Grigio. My own personal favorite was the white pear, while hubby liked the strawberry best. They are a bit sweet and too high in calories for regular consumption, but they sure were tasty, fun and perfect for the holiday weekend! I think they would also work well for picnics, taking to the beach or for a concert or festival since you can throw the frozen pouches in the cooler and then just enjoy them with a straw when they’ve melted to be a bit more slushy!

arbor mist with straw

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I was provided with samples of Arbor Mist Frozen Cocktails courtesy of  SheSpeaks, so that I could try them and tell you what I think. All opinions are 100% my own! Remember to always drink responsibly and never drink and drive!

Freezy Pups Frozen Dog Treat Kit {Product Review}

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Freezy Pups Kit Product Review

Just in time for the dog days of summer, we got the chance to try out Freezy Pups,  a make-at-home kit of organic, frozen dog treats. Freezy Pups come in 4 flavors: Chicken Soup Recipe, White Cheddar Cheese, Juicy Apple and Sweet Potato ‘n Maple. Not only are the super fun and easy to make, but they are also less than 4 calories each. These cool treats are free from wheat, corn, soy and gluten, and contain NO artificial colors or flavors.

Freezy Pups Kit

The Freezy Pups Kit is $19.99 and comes with a Freezy Pups Tray and 4 packs of organic treat mix (one in each flavor; each pack makes one tray). The entire kit is enough to make 56 treats and refill packs are available at the Freezy Pup website for $8.99 per box (makes 70 treats). The first step is to mix a packet with 7 oz. of hot water. If you don’t have a measuring cup that shows ounces, it works out to 7/8 of a Cup. Then just stir.

mixing Freezy Pups

After mixing, you pour the liquid into the Freezy Pup Tray (I found it easiest to use my Pyrex measuring cup for the whole thing since I could measure, mix and pour from the same container).

pouring into Freezy Pups tray

Then it’s ready to go into the freezer. Our first batch was the Sweet Potato ‘n Maple, in case you were wondering! We did this in the evening so they would be ready the next day!

Freezy Pups in the freezer

After a few hours the tray of bone-shaped frozen treats is ready to go! A great tip that the makers of Freezy Pups were smart enough to print right on the package is: For easy removal of treats, let the tray rest on the counter for about 4 minutes. That sure does the trick, and they popped right out for us! Here they are up close so you can see how they come out:

frozen dog treats

In addition to LOVING the treats in their frozen form, Daisy also enjoys when I melt 1 or 2 and mix it with her dry kibble like gravy! She loves all 4 flavor, and I like the fact that they are made with organic, natural ingredients!  These are some of the COOLEST treats we’ve tried and are officially Daisy Tested and Approved!

Daisy freezy pups treats

Be sure to stay tuned because we’ll be hosting a Freezy Pups Giveaway in the very near future and one lucky reader will win their very own Freezy Pups Kit with everything you need to make yummy frozen treats for YOUR dog! Can’t wait to win it? Visit the Freezy Pups website here to order online or search for a sales location near you!

Disclosure: We were provided with a Freezy Pup Kit so that we test it out and tell you what we think. All opinions are 100% mine and Daisy’s!