Biggest Party of the Year!

7-Eleven turned 87 today and this year their birthday party is going to be a little more extravagant. Traditionally, 7-Eleven shares a free 12oz Slurpee with their customers to celebrate their special day. This year, the celebration will last 9 days.

Anyone and everyone can crash the party today. Come in and grab your slurpee! However, in order to be invited to the after-party, you need to download the 7-Eleven app on your phone. The app is completely free as with the treats you will receive for downloading it.

Here is a list of free goodies that the convenience store will be offering for the next nine days:

Everyone is welcome to come in today for this one:

• Friday, July 11: Small Slurpee

Those who have downloaded 7-Eleven’s app are eligible to receive the following:

• July 12: Big Gulp soft drink
• July 13: M&M’s Birthday Cake Flavor candies
• July 14: Grandma’s Cookies
• July 15: Hostess Twinkies
• July 16 Snickers or Twix brand ice cream bar
• July 17: Quaker Chewy Yogurt snack bar
• July 18: Pillsbury cookie
• July 19: Small Slurpee

If you are reading this on a smart phone, I suggest that you download the app right now so you don’t forget. If you are on a tablet or computer, you need to get up and get your slurpee!

Review: Lovely Candy Co. Chewy Original Caramels

Happy third Thursday, everyone! Third Thursday? What? What’s so special about third Thursdays!?!

Oh! Where do I begin!

My very sweet and wonderful boyfriend and I celebrate our relationship with all-day festivities every third Thursday. He liked me enough to make me his girlfriend on a third Thursday and still likes me enough to never let me forget it!

Third Thursdays are also the days that the farmer’s market extends their hours. Hooray for organic fruits and veggies!

Anywho, on to the review!

I picked up these caramels for about a buck-fifty from Target today along with an E.L.F. Eyelid Primer [to be reviewed].

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As you can see, I was very excited to try them. I had my boyfriend rip through the packaging before I could even think about taking a perfect pretty picture.

[which is funny because the fancy orange packaging was incredibly difficult to open so I had more than a few minutes to think about it.]

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The caramels are elegantly dressed in sheer white wax paper. Eight of these beauties came in my bag but I believe the count varies.

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No high fructose corn syrup. No trans fats. No artificial ingredients or colors. Made in the good ol’ U.S.A. with 7 ingredients that a child could easily read.

Personal thoughts and feelings about the product:
These caramels have a very desirable texture. Chewing them is almost effortless. It takes some time to get through a piece, but it is a very pleasant time, indeed. They are the most creamy and delicious caramel I have ever tasted, and best of all, these babies are au naturel!

I will never go back to eating those “caramel” squares of high fructose corn syrup. Never again will accidentally ingest that cheap clear plastic.

Never. Again.