AO Opinions: Upcoming Salty Snacks Project $125

AO Opinions is another Market Research company that I get information from. Right now they are recruiting for an upcoming research study on the subject of Salty Snacks!

Compensation: $125 (if chosen)

Open to: 24-60 year olds

Times Currently Available: MUST join 15-mins early

Wednesday, September 7th, 2022

  • 1:00pm–2:00 pm ET / 12:00pm-1:00pm CT / 10:00am-11:00am PT
  • 2:30pm–3:30 pm ET / 1:30pm-2:30pm CT / 11:30am-12:30pm PT
  • 4:00pm–5:00 pm ET / 3:00pm-4:00pm CT / 1:00pm-2:00pm PT
  • 6:00pm–7:00 pm ET / 5:00pm-6:00pm CT / 3:00pm-4:00pm PT

Thursday, September 8th, 2022

  • 3:00pm–4:00 pm ET / 2:00pm-3:00pm CT / 12:00pm-1:00pm PT
  • 5:00pm–6:00 pm ET / 4:00pm-5:00pm CT / 2:00pm-3:00pm PT

To be considered for this study, complete the pre-screener here.

Not everyone who completes the pre-screener will qualify.

Tryazon: Go Back to School With LesserEvil Snacks

We’ve been participating in Tryazon events for three+ years. We’ve gotten to try all sorts of fun toys, games, and food.  You can learn more about Tryazon here.

LesserEvil is on a mission to make healthier, less processed, earth-friendly snacks with this tasty Tryazon Featured Party opportunity.  Introducing Lil’Puffs! A toddler-friendly snack delicious enough to be enjoyed by everyone! Lil’Puffs are made with good fats from coconut oil, doesn’t include sugar, and is vegan, grain-free, gluten-free, Kosher and Organic making them ideal snacks for school, on the go or at home! The Lil’Puff line comes in 4 flavors: Strawberry Beet, Non-Dairy Cheddar, Sweet Potato Apple & Veggie Blend. Simple Acts. Clean Snacks.

Tryazon has 100 hosting spots open for this opportunity! Those chosen will receive a party pack with a sample of Lil’Puffs to showcase and sample with friends and family!  Learn more and apply here.

Review: Decadent, Creamy Desserts from Bon Devil!

Recently, Bon Devil send us a set of all of their 4 packs of their rich, creamy vegan dessert ganache.

The big kid is vegetarian, and we frequently purchase vegan foods because they are easy to find and I want to support his desire to be vegetarian.

These little cups of ganache are rich, creamy, and smooth. They have a slight coconut aftertaste (they are made with coconut milk), which is delicious by the way. I’ve been using it on fruit, but I can imagine that it would be really good on pound cake, or with cookies/shortbread. That’s how the kids have been eating them, as dip for their cookies.

I know you can eat it by itself, but it’s so rich you really need something a little lighter to pair with it.

They come in four flavors: chocolate, vanilla, salted caramel chocolate, and caramelized banana. In our house, the chocolate and vanilla were the first to get consumed.

If you have tried them, leave a comment and let me know which flavor was your favorite, and how you eat it?

If you haven’t tried Bon Devil desserts yet, you can find them on Amazon and other Mass Merchandisers and Grocery stores.

Thanks to Bon Devil for sending us these tasty desserts to review. I received no financial compensation to facilitate this review, and all opinions are mine. This page may contain affiliate links. For more information about the use of affiliate links and partnerships, visit my disclosure page. 

Time to Hit the Road: Don’t Forget the Snacks!

I’ve talked about our snack basket at home, but what about when we leave home? Oh yeah, we take snacks everywhere!

When it’s time for the zoo or another day out on the town, I pull out the “snack backpack” which is one shoulder slingback bag like this.

Here are a few of our family’s favorite snacks and other stuff I keep in our snack bag:

  1. Re-usable water bottles (I fill them daily). Each child has their own, and I have a larger one. I put lots of ice in mine in addition to water. I also carry extra water in my trunk at all times (in case of emergency, but frequently the emergency is just hot thirsty kiddos).
  2. Powdered drink sticks. Dollar Tree and 99 Cents Only have lots of great flavors to choose from.
  3. Freeze-dried Fruit. Strawberries, Pineapple, and mangoes are favorites here.
  4. Protein bars, granola bars, goldfish crackers, fruit squeezy pouches, Yogurt squeezy pouches, individual cups of peanut butter, crackers to go with the PB (usually Ritz), Pirates Booty, Individual bags of popcorn, homemade trail mix (extra M&M’s no raisins), Ziploc bags of cereal, fruit leathers/fruit rollups, Mott’s Fruit Snacks (these are specifically requested), and depending on what is on sale, juice boxes/pouches or sometimes shelf-stable milk boxes/pouches.
  5. In a zipper pouch (this one), I keep hand wipes, plastic utensils, straws, and napkins.  I also carry a ziploc bag with extra ziplocs in it, and a few small trash bags.

While the initial outlay of money to buy a backpack and stock of food to keep in the snack bag and water bottles may be steep (it was about $65 for us), you will save that much money in just a few weeks in the summer. You’ll be able to avoid drive-thru lines, and you can better control what your family is eating.

file0001779824833.jpgWhen we are going to be gone all day, I also pack a small soft-sided cooler bag with blue ice and cold treats like frozen tubes of yogurt, berries, cheese, and cold cuts. I like using reusable plastic containers, instead of zip-top bags. They are usually better for keeping food cold and for squishable items like berries in good condition. These are all the same things that we eat for lunch during the school year, so our food budget in the summer does not increase- We also take advantage of summer school lunch programs as well.

I’m really looking forward to our spring and summer shenanigans!

AO Opinions: Upcoming Project on Snacks $40-90

AO Opinions is another Market Research company that I get information from. Right now they are recruiting for an upcoming research study on the topic of snacks.

To be considered, please complete the pre-screener survey here.

  • Compensation: $40-$90 (if chosen)
  • Open to: 18+ years old
  • Tuesday December 14th, Wednesday, December 15th, or Thursday, December 16th, 2021
  • Times Currently Available: MUST JOIN 15-MINS EARLY – 3-HR COMMITMENT
  • 6:30PM-9:30PM ET / 5:30PM-8:30PM CT / 4:30PM-7:30PM MT / 3:30PM-6:30PM PT

AO Opinions: Upcoming Project on Snacks $100

AO Opinions is another Market Research company that I get information from. Right now they are recruiting for an upcoming research study on the topic of snacks.

To be considered, please complete the pre-screener survey here.

  • Compensation: $100 (if chosen)
  • Open to Men and Women 22-39 years olds.
  • Online Webcam Group via Desktop/Laptop with Webcam.

Kabrita’s NEW Free Trial Kit – $50 Value!

** This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

Starting today Kabrita’s Free Trial Kit has undergone a transformation! Now the trial kit has a value of $50!

 3 150g boxes of Kabrita Goat Milk Toddler Formula, 1 bag of Snack Puffs with Goat Cheese, with some shown in a bowl, and 2 coupons

As of September 22, each kit will come with:

    • 3 boxes of Goat Milk Toddler Formula—that’s 24, 4oz servings!
    • 1 bag of Snack Puffs with Goat Cheese
    • $14 worth of coupons

*$4.99 Shipping & Handling applies at check-out, limited to one offer per household. This is not a subscription. Please note, our Trial Offer may include either the Apple Cinnamon or Multigrain Porridge.

When my littles were wee, they both had delicate tummies. It’s hard to know what kinds of formula to trust, so after lots of research, trying samples, and talking to other moms (really our pediatrician was ZERO help- she’s a nice lady, but formula wasn’t her wheelhouse), I stumbled upon Kabrita.

Our pediatrician is really big on making sure babies get prebiotics and probiotics, especially if they are formula fed. Kabrita has prebiotics, which are a natural digestive aid.

I like Kabrita because it doesn’t have any added white or processed sugar- just lactose, the sweetener from milk! Also, Kabrita formula smells like goats milk and tastes like goats milk. I will confess: after smelling some formulas I wouldn’t want to taste them, but I tried an ounce of Kabrita once just to see. It tastes like goats milk.

All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. I’ve used Kabrita for both of my kids. This post contains affiliate links and I may be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

Sweet Deals and Samples from Kabrita!

** This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I love sharing all about Kabrita. Earlier this week they sent me a package with some of their porridge and a cookbook that had tons of recipes to use their products in new and different ways. I love that they are always innovating!

If you have a kiddo that has a sensitive tummy, check out this post where you can score a free sample kit of their products. Their puffs are really tasty, even if you aren’t a kid.

I’m making porridge muffins this morning, the recipe looks a bit like the Malt O Meal Muffins I’ve made in the past. The Kabrita website has really great recipes to use their products too!

Q-insights Snacks Study – Pays $175


Q-insights is another company that I do research groups, focus groups, and online surveys to earn extra money.

They have a lot of stuff in South Orange County, and less often San Diego County. These days they are doing most of their studies online via chat or online surveys.

Right now Q-Insights is currently recruiting for a Paid Study Opportunity about snacks (yum)!

The study will run between July 6th-July 8th and you will be compensated $125 as a thank you for your time.

Please note that this study will require a pre homework assignment for an additional $50.

To complete the pre-screener survey, please click here. 

Fetch Rewards and PepsiCo Tasty Rewards!



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Joining is fast, free, and deliciously rewarding. Sign up now for a special Welcome Offer to earn more points on the brands you love. I received a special offer for a bonus of 500 points when I buy a PepsiCo beverage and a Frito-lay snack.


If you haven’t signed up for Fetch Rewards yet, or want to learn more, check out my post here. Find the Fetch Rewards app in your app store, and when you download it and scan any receipt, use my code ND2TB when you sign up and you’ll score 2,000 bonus points.