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About Face: Making my mornings with Clean & Clear Morning Burst Body Wash and Kraft Milkbite granola bars

Clean & Clear Morning Burst Body Wash: Boost, with Mango & Papaya; Charge, with Pomegranate & Orange Zest; Splash, with Wildberry & Guava

CleanClearBodyWash ChesapeakeFamilyAboutFaceClean & Clear promises you’ll “Get Clean! Get energized! Get Going!” with their new body wash, which “is designed to help stimulate your senses and energize you all over.” The uniqueness of the gel is supposedly because of the “bursting beads,” which are “suspended with exotic fruit extracts.” And though each gel has its own combination of fruity scents, the formulas aren’t different.

That consistency is a good thing, because it allows you to experiment with the various scents while knowing each will seriously cleanse. The three variations pack a seriously fragrant punch: Boost is headily tropical, like a delicious fruit salad; Charge is more citrusy, with a tart sharpness; and Splash is a little bit of both, somewhat exotic from the guava. Each lathers up and rinses off easily; you’ll have a bunch of bubbles but no soapy residue.

The best pros are the thick gel consistency, which means a little goes a long way, and the lingering fragrance, which sticks around for about two to three hours. And, of course, those scrubbing beads seem to explode on contact with your body, adding to that invigorating effect.

There are few cons to the product: I didn’t see any discernible acne-negating effect after using the body washes daily for about two weeks, but the company doesn’t promise any specific impact, either. Similarly, the description doesn’t say how long the body wash’s fragrance should last.

Overall, though, these body washes smell good enough to eat—and have helped me wake up enough in the mornings so that I now can enjoy a quick breakfast, too … 

Kraft Milkbite Milk & Granola Bars: Strawberry and Chocolate

KraftMilkbiteMilkandGranolaBars ChesapeakeFamilyAboutFace… Enter Kraft Milkbite Milk & Granola Bars, which Kraft sent along so I could taste-test. Available in five different flavors, the bars need to be stored in the refrigerator (because they contain milk) but have a soft, chewy texture, almost like a doughy cake. The Strawberry and Chocolate flavors are now my morning go-to: Made with real milk and packed with calcium, protein, fiber, and vitamin D, the bars are so good that my entire family ate all the samples Kraft provided. They left me only one bar of each flavor to taste-test, and then went out and bought a bunch of new bars for themselves. Thanks, guys. I’ll remember that.

With Clean & Clear Morning Burst Body Wash and Kraft Milkbite Milk & Granola Bars, my mornings are made. It’s almost like I’m a responsible, capable adult! (Almost.)

VERDICT: A for both. Clean & Clear Morning Burst Body Wash is invigorating, great-smelling, and a good value, coming in a pretty large bottle for the low price. And Kraft Milkbite Milk & Granola Bars are delicious and nutritious, a really solid meal substitute for your mornings.

PRICE: Clean & Clear Morning Burst Body Wash, $4-6 for 16 oz. Kraft Milkbite Milk & Granola Bars, $3.49 for each box of five bars.

AVAILABILITY: For Clean & Clear Morning Burst Body Wash, CVS, Walmart, Target, and other drugstores. For Kraft Milkbite Milk & Granola Bars, your local grocery store.

EDITORIAL NOTE: The product/s reviewed in this post were provided to Chesapeake Family’s About Face blog by the manufacturer or their public relations company for review. Chesapeake Family’s reviews are inspired by personal experience and opinion, and are not paid for or influenced by the manufacturer, PR company or any other organization unless mentioned.

Kraft Milkbite product photo courtesy of Kraft, Clean & Clear product photo by Adam Fried.

Roxana Hadadi_headshotIn middle school, Roxana Hadadi was a cosmetics-scorning tomboy; in high school, a glitter eye shadow- and black nail polish-loving trend kid; in college, obsessively committed to dying her hair unruly colors that upset her mom. Now a bit older and a bit more mature, she’s trying to figure out what hair, body and cosmetics products will work for her, you and your family in About Face, Chesapeake Family’s new beauty blog — and she’ll leave the sparkle makeup and neon highlights in the past. Roxana also writes movie reviews for Chesapeake Family’s Popcorn Parents blog.

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