Sangria To Go

Glass of sangria? I wouldn’t turn it down! When Beso Del Sol contacted me about trying out their sangria-in-a-box, the answer was pretty obvious. Like I said, I don’t turn down some wine.

Beso Del Sol Sangria

Beso Del Sol Sangria is made with a Spanish Tempranillo wine blended with fruits. I love Tempranillo so that was another selling point for me. Not to mention the fun box.. it would be great to take to a party, cookout, or even to the beach.

I was psyched when I got the package in the mail last week and promptly put the box in the fridge. A couple hours later, I decided it was time for a little break.. I mean, I had to do the appropriate research for my review, right? I couldn’t put off tasting time.

Beso Del Sol Sangria Glass

Mine didn’t look this pretty.

It was a pretty solid sangrialike the description said, light and fruityperfect for a hot summer day. It was a bit sweet for me so at first I added a splash of sparkling water. I love adding sparkling water to everything to make it a little bubbly, but to really kick it up a notch, I decided to add a splash of bourbon! Everything is better with bourbon, right? 😉

If you can pace yourself, this sangria can last up to 6 weeks in the fridge after opening. It’s also a great deala 3 liter box, which is the equivalent of 4 bottles of wine, will run you just $20! Like I mentioned before, it would be great to take to a party and I would definitely do just that.

Check out Beso Del Sol on Facebook and Twitter to find out where you can get a box of your own!

Disclaimer: I was provided one complimentary box of Beso Del Sol Sangria for review, but the opinions expressed are honest and all my own.

Food for Thought

Are you a sangria fan?

Foodie Friday: Peanut Butter Cup PARTY Popcorn

Last night was the premiere of the Tone It Up girls’ new show on Bravo, Toned Up. Aside from creating a wonderful fitness and health plan [that really works!], these girls have also formed an incredible community around the world. In Baltimore, this community brought me together with a group of ladies who happened to make an appearance at my wedding 😉

Tone It Up Baltimore BMoreToned

Don’t mess!

Knowing what a strong community this is, I quickly took advantage when I came to California. I’ve been welcomed to the Bay Area group with open arms and when I was invited to a Toned Up premiere party, I jumped at the opportunity to get to know these girls too! Obviously I couldn’t show up empty-handed so I needed to figure out a figure-friendly snack to bring.. that I could make in the hotel room.

Peanut Butter Cup PARTY Popcorn

Serves 6

Peanut Butter Cup Party Popcorn Barr & Table

– 12 cups popped popcorn
– 1/3 cup sliced almonds; toasted
– 1/3 cup Trader Joe’s Roasted Coconut Chips [these are the best!]
– 2 oz dark chocolate squares
– 2 tbsp Dark Chocolate Dreams
– 4 tbsp Old Fashioned Smooth
– Pinch of salt

Lay popcorn, almonds, and coconut chips out in one flat layer on a couple trays. In one small bowl, add dark chocolate squares and Dark Chocolate Dreams. Microwave for 30 seconds, remove from microwave, and stir the mixture. If it’s not melted, microwave in additional 30 second intervals until fully melted. Using a spoon, drizzle over the popcorn mixture.

In another small bowl, add Old Fashioned Smooth and microwave about 15-20 seconds until melted. Using another spoon, drizzle the peanut butter over top of the popcorn mixture. Sprinkle a pinch of salt over all of the popcorn, almonds, and coconut. Place the trays in the freezer to setup.

Peanut Butter Cup Party Popcorn Almonds Barr & Table

MMM toasted almonds!

This recipe is what I call “dangerous.” It makes enough to serve about 6 people, but if you’re anything like me, by the time it makes it out, it might only serve 1 😉

And how could I show up without the proper accompaniment?

Lagranja Tempranillo

Red wine is better with chocolate than milk.

I’m not too picky when it comes to my wine, but this is one of our faves! Trader Joe’s is the best. How did I ever live without wine in grocery stores?!

I’m so happy to have had the opportunity to meet up with these girls for the premiere of the show and I hope to meet more of the Bay Area girls next time!

Sprint 2 the Table

Food for Thought

Did you watch the Toned Up premiere?
What is your favorite drink with chocolate?