Thursday, May 9, 2013

Elderberry Life Drinks & Jams Sponsor Spotlight Review


Oh, you are in for a treat with these awesome juices! Have you ever tried Elderberry Juice before? I haven't and I guess I must have been in a daring move that day when I accepted these products to review. But, someone must have been looking out for me because these were some of the best tasting juices I have had in a long time!
 
They are made by Elderberry Life and here is what they sent me to review:
 
1.)  Elderberry Jelly
2.)  Elderberry Jam
3.)  Elderberry Blackberry Juice (my absolute favorite!)
4.)  Elderberry Aid Juice
5.)  Elderberry Juice
6.)  Peach Elderberry
7.)  Elderberry Herbal Cordial
 
The Elderberry Jam is made with the whole fruit and no seeds. It is then lightly sweetened with pure cane sugar and a touch of lemon juice. They are filled into Recyclable 9 FL oz reusable, recyclable glass jars. Elderberry Life says that they are great for brain health and memory, which is something I desperately need!
 
I have to tell you that this makes the most awesome toast jam with a little bit of butter. I prefer jams over jelly because it is thicker and in some cases they will still have chunks of the real fruit in there.
 
So, yes, I like my jams to be really thick and this one did not disappoint and it was actually a lot better than I thought. I was a little afraid to try it because I did not want it to taste awful but to my surprise, I loved it!
 
I haven't done anything else with it yet other than to put on toast or biscuits but Elderberry Life made this awesome looking Elderberry Apple Crisp Pie! Doesn't that look absolutely yummy?
 
 
And these are Peanut Butter Cookies filled with Elderberry Jam!
 
 
They also have a Elderberry Jelly and I know it tastes just as good as the jam, and they are made with pure Elderberry Juice, lightly sweetened with pure cane sugar and a touch of lemon juice. Recyclable 9 FL oz reusable glass jars.

Pretty much the same as jam and for that reason, I didn't open the Jelly just yet. I already have several jars of jellies in the fridge and no more room to put an opened jar of jelly. Plus, I don't like having two items almost the same opened at the same time.
 
I like to finish one then start on the other. And as you can see from the above picture, you really can't tell much difference other than when I open this jelly, it will be clearer and more smooth, sorta like jello but not quite that bouncy. Once I finish the jam, I will definitely open the jelly.
 
 
Okay, this one is the Elderberry Aid Juice and is made from a combination of lemon and elderberry juice sweetened with peach juice and pear juice concentrate.  In their classic reusable mug, this tart  refreshing drink contains 10% elderberry juice.  Now, this one really wasn't my favorite but my friend and next door neighbor took it because she was here when they arrived and she opened this one and said it was really good.
 
Well, I am not real keen on lemons in drinks, not even in my Sweet Tea so it was a little too lemony for me. Plus, the lemon juice added made it a tad too uncomfortable for me to try considering I have I.C. (chronic bladder pain) which is brought on my acids such as lemon juice and orange juice. But, I did find someone who liked it so it worked out okay.
 
Each serving of Elderberry Aid contains powerful amounts of antioxidants, vitamins A, C, B-6, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and copper. Elderberries are known for boosting the immune support system and helping in flu prevention and recovery.  Elderberry is also a known diuretic and is very effective at promoting regularity.
 
 
Now, this was my favorite one of all the juices. Don't know why but for me, it almost tasted  just like grape juice and I love grape juice and we actually had to fight a little over this one, even Mike and my friend thought it was awesome, too, but I told them they had plenty of other things that they could drink, so leave my Elderberry Blackberry Juice alone! 
 
Each 16 oz mug of Blackberry Elderberry Juice contains elderberry juice, blackberry juice and a small amount of pear juice concentrate to sweeten it a bit.  No added water, no added sugar, gluten free, nothing artificial.
 
And what I love best about these mugs is that I can use them for glasses afterwards because they have the handles on them, so I am really stoked about that. It brings back old times and old memories of what I used to drink out of when we lived in a small town when I was very young. Here's a better look at them so you can see the handles:
 
 
Now, the last three drinks were put in a different kind of bottle and not sure why but they must have had a reason.
 
Let's see, the first one I tasted of this threesome was the Peach Elderberry Juice.  The Peach Elderberry Juice is made from a combination of peach juice and elderberry juice sweetened with pear juice concentrate. In an 10 oz. recyclable glass bottle, this refreshing drink appeals to those who prefer a sweeter taste and is a great way to get your daily 1 oz. serving of elderberry juice.
 
 
Each 1 oz. serving of Elderberry Juice contains powerful amounts of antioxidants, vitamins A, C, B-6, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and copper.
 
 
Oh, by the way, you can get these juices in cases of 12 bottles each. These above are the Elderberry Herbal Cordial Juice. These are made with their pure elderberry juice, cinnamon, cloves and sweetened with local honey. Not from European Concentrate.
 
Well, you won't believe what me and Mike did! We had not read the below paragraph and we had tried to drink it and both of us were like, no way! So, please do not take more than the one to three tablespoons! Man, I was like, this is not gonna happen. Glad to know it is not for drinking straight up.
 
Recommended  serving: 1-3 tablespoons as needed for sore, irritated throat or as a flu remedy. Delicious added to your favorite beverage. 1oz in sparkling water makes a great elderberry soda your kids will love, and you will love a splash in your favorite warm tea.  One bottle can make nearly a whole gallon of mixed juice or spritzer!
 
 
Lastly, is what I call the plain Elderberry Juice. The Elderberry Juice is made from American grown native elderberries. Not from European Concentrate. 10 fluid oz recyclable glass bottles. Elderberry juice contains higher levels of antioxidants than Sweet Cherry, Tart Cherry, Acai, Noni, Goji, Pomegranate and Cranberry juices.
 
Now, this one wasn't too bad either. I wouldn't call it my favorite but I could drink it. Mike really liked it and so did my friend. So, I got several opinions other than mine for several of these products because I also have Acute Gastritis (which I just find out I had in the last few weeks) so, I knew I better not drink too  much juice, just enough to have an opinion.
 
But, seriously, I really loved the Elderberry Blackberry the best. I could drink that several times a day, that is how good it is. So, all, in all, I have 2 juices I can drink and the jam & jelly. Mike will have the rest except the Cordial we will keep for our medical emergency sore throats or if we catch the flu.
 
Here is what I found out about Elderberries:
Hippocrates called the elder tree as his medicine chest. Classical healers Theophrastus, Dioscorides and Galen referred to elder as one of nature’s greatest healers. The trend continues today, as Austria’s most beloved herbal healer, Father Hermann Josef Weidinger, also names elderberry as one of his favorite plants.  
“Elderberry cleanses the digestive system and promotes healthy elimination,” he explains. “Elderberry protects the body from serious diseases, and it balances the emotions. Elderberry is good for the soul.” 
Clinical studies are starting to confirm what ancient healers always knew: that elderberries are good for you.  Studies indicate that the anthocyanins in elderberries, which give them their rich purple color, boost immune response.  
Scientists believe that it is these anthocyanins, in combination with flavonoids and a high profile in vitamin A, B6, and C, iron and potassium, that gives elderberry its ability to fight at least 10 different strains of the flu virus and play a role in the treatment and prevention of HIV, herpes, diabetes, arthritis, cancer, and other chronic diseases. (Visit the Resources Page for links to articles and journals).
Connect with Elderberry Life several ways:

Mailing Address:
55 Frog Pond Road
Pittsboro, North Carolina 27312
Phone:  (919) 602-2082
Email:   elderberrylife@gmail.com

The folks at Elderberry Life have agreed to give the winner of my Something Special for Mom Giveaway Event the same set of products that I just reviewed. The event starts on May 10th and ends on May 26th. Open in the U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.

5 comments:

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Dr.Eromosal said...

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Dr.Eromosal said...

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