Sunday, January 23, 2011

VMC Products for Health- Yogourmet Yogurt Maker Review and Giveaway

"Founded in 1969 VMC Products for Health Inc., is one of the pioneer companies in the health food industry.  We introduced the first electric yogurt maker for home use in the United States in 1970. Since then, VMC has added various electric and non-electric yogurt makers, accessories for the yogurt makers, yogurt starters, kefir starter, and cheese starters under the "Yogourmet" name."

I have always been a big fan of "homemade" food. Haven't you ever noticed how it just tastes better? You don't have to guess where it's been and how it's been made. Just yesterday I went out to a local steakhouse in my area and I'm pretty sure the lettuce in my salad still had ice chunks on it! My first job was working at a fast food restaurant, and I won't tell you how many "procedures" we were told to bypass for the sake of time. 
Now that I have a Yogourmet electric yogurt maker, buying yogurt at the store is one less thing I have to worry about!


This yogurt maker is amazing! It comes with everything you need to make your own homemade yogurt. 
This Yogourmet Multi system includes:
  • The Electric yogurt maker
  • 2 quarts capacity inner container with seal-tight lid (To make this even better, it's made of food grade plastic and dishwasher safe!)
  • Precision thermometer
  • Cotton bag, used for the yogurt cheese strainer
  • Full instructions not only in English, but also in Spanish and French
  • It also comes with a one year factory warranty!






Now, if you're like me, making or cooking homemade food isn't "in the cards" for you. In fact, I admit I'm not the world's greatest chef...but with this yogurt maker, I can make tasty homemade yogurt with ease!
 Here are the easy steps:         
  1. Pour 2 quarts of milk into a double boiler, pot, or casserole dish. (For me, it was a pot, but they say the double boiler is best. ) Heat for one or two minutes at 82 degrees Celsius (or if you're like me and not too handy doing too many things at once, just wait for the milk to boil.) 
  2. Allow the milk to cool to between 42-44 degrees Celsius. I filled a sink with cold water and placed the pot in that to help speed up the process. Then you take the inner batch container out of the yogurt maker and pour the cooled milk into it.
  3. Next, add lukewarm water to the level of one of the marks inside your Yogourmet maker and plug in your maker, making sure the red light is on. If you're only making one quart, add the water to the first line, or the second line for two quarts. 
  4. After that, pour one package of the starter (I used the Pro biotic Yogurt Starter ) into a cup and gradually add five or six tbls. of the cooled milk. Once the starter is completely dissolved, empty the balance of the cooled milk in the batch container and stir. (They say to mix it extra well). 


Now, all you have to do is cover the batch container with it's lid, slip it into the yogurt maker, and place the cover on the yogurt maker. After four to four and a half hours (4-4 1/2), take the bath container out of the yogurt maker and stick it in your fridge. Let it chill for about 8 hours and serve!
Now, since I don't have any kids and I don't eat yogurt everyday, I found it nice to know that it will stay fresh in your fridge for up to 3 weeks!

Check out some of VMC's other products:

 

Liquid Rennet is great for making different cheeses, desserts, custards, and ice creams. The box includes a handy recipe book and is filled with neat tips.



  • ULTRA10™ contains 13 Billion living cells per capsule
  • Boosts immune system - simulates your immune system and forms a protective barrier to help prevent colonization of pathogens such as E. coli. 
  • Promotes Regularity - Contains bifido bacterium to promote regularity. 
  • Helps to synthesize important vitamins, nutrients and enzymes, such as lactase, necessary to digest the lactose inherent in milk and dairy products. 
  • Strains are optimized for complete coverage of your intestinal track from the top of your small intestine to your colon.
  • Capsules are enteric coated to protect probiotics from the gastric acids so that they arrive undiminished at their target.
  • Each bottle contains 100 Capsules


Giveaway:Now Ended

One (1) lucky reader is going to win their own VMC Health Yogourmet Yogurt Maker and accessories!

Mandatory Entry: Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect and then go to VMC Products for Health  and tell me something you learned about them or their many products! ( 1 entry)

Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win!

Extra Entries

"Like" The Way the Cookie Crumbles on facebook (1 entry)
"Like" VMC Products on facebook and please tell them I sent you! (1 entry)

Ends 02/08/11

*Special thanks to the folks at VMC Health for supplying products for the review and giveaway. This review is based on my own personal opinion. I was paid in no way for this post.











       

146 comments:

alfaxtc said...

So glad you enjoyed our products. Industry standards say companies don’t have to tell you all the ingredients that goes into a product, but Yogourmet is not just a company. We are a family and our family is concerned about your family. At Yogourmet going beyond the industry standard is our family standard.

Your readers can also "like" us on Facebook for even more up to date information on probiotics and our products.

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Yogourmet/117657294927044

miha.ela said...

Enter me please !

GFC: miha.ela
I learned:
The Yogourmet Multi is the only yogurt maker on the market with the unique "water bath" system, similar to a double boiler, to create an even heating wall.
When making your own yogurt, you control what goes into it. No additives or preservatives!

mihaela.mihordea(@) gmail(.) com
FB: mihaela-pojogu

TKS!

pinklady705 said...

gfc follower - pinklady705

I learned that VMC introduced the first electric yogurt maker for home use in the United States in 1970.

2liv2laf2luv at gmail dot com

pinklady705 said...

I like you on FB - Lorrie R.

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Stacy said...

I follow on GFC
The only yogurt maker using the “water bath” system to maintain the ideal temperature for yogurt making
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Stacy said...

I "Like" you on Facebook
Stacy Tilton (Mom in Training)
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lewalk said...

I was most surprised by the statement that probiotics can help prevent eczema in children. Man, is there anything they can't do? Wow.

lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

lewalk said...

I forgot to tell you in the last comment that I follow you via GFC as lewalk. I was so amazed by all probiotics can do that I got sidetracked.

Also like you on FB.

lewalk76
Leah W.

lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

alfaxtc said...

It seems strange that probiotics can effect so many things in our body, but having 80% of our immune system in our intestines, probiotics will be involved in many aspects of how our body functions.

jbmthill said...

This is the largest capacity yogurt maker available ! I would love to make yogurt at home, one thing my 2 boys love to eat !
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jbmthill said...

I like you on facebook at Beth H.
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jbmthill said...

Like yogourmet on facebook and told them you sent me !
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mitch1066 said...

ooh they do suppliments too.reminds me i used to take royal jelly,i must try that again.We eat a lot of yogurt so this would be amazing!
Im a follower...mitch1066

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Dana V said...

i learned that probiotics can be used to treat diarrhea
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Dana V said...

i like you on FB- name Dana Vaughn
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Dana V said...

i like yogourmet on Fb and told them you sent me!
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Stacy said...

They introduced the first electric yogurt maker for home use in the United States in 1970.
GFC follower
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@nola727 said...

What a great giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity. I learned this is the largest yogurt maker on the market. ooo..even better

nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

@nola727 said...

"Like" VMC Products on facebook and please tell them I sent you! (1 entry)

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I did!

@nola727 said...

"Like" The Way the Cookie Crumbles on facebook (1 entry)

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Jackie said...

I follow via google friend connect. I learned that one of their products is Lyo-San Yogurt & Acidophilus Capsules. Says it is the same benefits as yogurt..but better. Thanks!
jackievillano at gmail dot com

SummerSorbet said...

I learned that VMC is the only yogurt maker that uses the “water bath” system to maintain the ideal temperature for yogurt making.
~Darlene A.
snacee@scottsboro.org

SummerSorbet said...

I like VMC Products on facebook.
~Darlene A.
snacee@scottsboro.org

SummerSorbet said...

I like the Way the Cookie Crumbles on facebook.
~Darlene A.
snacee@scottsboro.org

SummerSorbet said...

I am following you via Google friend connect.
~Darlene A.
snacee@scottsboro.org

Heather Honey said...

You can get several different kids of starter kits such as skim, greek, etc! And every kind of bacteria can make it's way around the world in 48 hours. YUCK!
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Heather Honey said...

I liked you on FB>
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Heather Honey said...

I liked Yogourmet on FB.
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organizedfairy said...

I follow on GFC. I learned that they have products to make your own cheese, sour cream and buttermilk.

Kate said...

I'm following you through google and I learned that probiotics are good for a number of things including reducing bladder cancer recurrence, preventing eczema in children and boosting your immune system.

Kate said...

I like you on facebook.

Kate said...

I like VMC Products on facebook and told them you sent me.

Ayereiss said...

This yogurt maker looks amazing! I've always been a fan of 'homemade' foods :) I learned that VMC started in 1969, the company exports to Asia, Europe and South America, and that the first recipe on their list is 'potato salad with yogurt dressing'. And of course I follow you! Thanks for the great giveaway,
Nancy
nafairbank@gmail.com

Jacqueline said...

im a follower! id like to try the delicious asparagus recipe on their site. Ive never had anything on top of my asparagus before! jmmccarr@gmail.com

Jessy B said...

I'm following you via GFC, and I learned that they have a lot of great looking recipes on their site - including one for yogurt cake w/ Blueberry sauce - yum!!
jessyisawinner(at)gmail(dot)com

Jessy B said...

I like the way the cookie crumbles on Facebook.

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Jessy B said...

I like yogourmet (VMC products) on facebook!
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@nola727 said...

I learned that this particular Yogurt Maker incorporates a "water bath"

nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

@nola727 said...

nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

norleans louisiana

"Like" The Way the Cookie Crumbles on facebook (1 entry)

@nola727 said...

nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

norleans louisiana

"Like" VMC Products on facebook and please tell them I sent you! (1 entry)

Jolene said...

I follow you on GFC (Jolene Johnson). I learned that I can purchase the products from Yogourmet at a store in my state that happens to be close to me!

taznjade at gmail dot com

Jolene said...

Liked you on facebook!

taznjade at gmail dot com

Jolene said...

Liked Yogourmet on facebook and posted you sent me!

taznjade at gmail dot com

kellyr78 said...

I am a GFC Follower(kellyr78) and I learned that VMC sells many probiotic ingredients and can custom formulate a specific product for you.

KellywcuATyahooDOTcom

kellyr78 said...

I "Like" The Way the Cookie Crumbles on facebook (kelly D)
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kellyr78 said...

I like Yogourmet on FB (kelly D) and commented that you sent me
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Yogourmet/117657294927044#!/kellywcu/posts/196218533737586

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Kristen said...

I follow via GFC. I learned that Cow, Soy, and Goat’s milk can be used as starters.

kristen_yeh at yahoo dot com

katychick said...

i learned there is such a thing called traverlers diaherrea- 30-80% of people going to tropical countires for a month can get it.
tcogbill at live dot com

Little Miss Sunshine said...

There's evidence that probiotics boost your immune system, among other things.
lmsunshine33ATgmailDOTcom

Little Miss Sunshine said...

Liked the way the cookie crumbles on fb as Missy Sunshon.
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Little Miss Sunshine said...

Liked yogourmet on fb as Missy Sunshon and left a comment.
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ArtsyChaos said...

I follow you with GFC. I honestly would LOVE to win this. My Grandmother made homemade yogurt and I just loved it.
I learned at VMC that they have many great recipes!
hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

ArtsyChaos said...

I like The Way the Cookie Crumbles on facebook.
(Wendy R.)
hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

ArtsyChaos said...

I like Yogourmet on facebook and left a comment.
(Wendy R.)
hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

Hope said...

Please enter me! I'm a GFC follower, and I learned that you can use Cow, Goat' and Soy milk with the YoGourmet Yogurt maker!
onepilgrim86[at]yahoo.com

MANDY83 said...

follow via gfc as mandy83 and i learned they invented the first electronic yogurt maker in 1970

pokergrl8@gmail.com

MANDY83 said...

like u on fb as amanda s

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MANDY83 said...

like vmc on fb and told them u sent me

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Claudia said...

I learned that probiotics may help treat Treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
nclaudia25 at yahoo dot com

Claudia said...

I "Like" The Way the Cookie Crumbles on facebook
(claudia n)
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Claudia said...

I "Like" VMC Products on facebook and left a comment on their FB wall
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Yogourmet/117657294927044?v=wall&filter=3#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=197031736989599&id=100000083362870

(claudia n)
nclaudia 25 at yahoo dot com

Dede said...

I'm a new google friend connect follower! I learned that you can use raw milk, though it's recommended you heat it to 180 degrees (Farenheit). So interesting and cool!

Dede said...

I like The Way the Cookie Crumbles on facebook!

dedelandblog at gmail.com

Dede said...

I like VMC on facebook and told them you sent me!:-)

dedelandblog at gmail.com

The Fantastic Four said...

Follow you on GFC and I learned that you can make drinks and cheese with the yogurt that you make!! Fun recipes!!
jenncutie at hotmail dot com

The Fantastic Four said...

Like you on FB as Jay Coupon

jenncutie at hotmail dot com

The Fantastic Four said...

Like Yogourmet on FB as Jay Coupon and let them know that you sent me!!

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carole said...

VMC made the first electric yogurt maker
carole
gram122@comcast.net

carole said...

GFC follower
carole
gram122@comcast.net

April said...

I follow you with GFC.

The recipe they posted lemon yogurt cake sounds delicious. http://vmc-health.com/recipes.html#desserts

Thanks for the giveaway!
lirpaskoorb@gmail.com

April said...

I like you on facebook. lirpa skoorb

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Ashley said...

I learned that I can't buy there products in my town.
Thanks for the giveaway!
-Ashley
ashley887@gmail.com

dythia99 said...

I learned that they not only supply individuals with home yogurt making equipment, but they also supply the American manufacturers with standard probiotic ingredients and custom probiotic formulas.

dythia_99@yahoo.com

Sarah said...

I follow on GFC and I learned "Now we not only supply individuals with home yogurt making equipment, but we also supply the American manufacturers with standard probiotic ingredients and custom probiotic formulas."

I didn't know that they provided American manufacturers with their probiotic ingredients.

surrosarah{at}gmail{dot}com

Sarah said...

I am following you on FB

surrosarah{at}gmail{dot}com

Sarah said...

I follow Yogourmet on FB and I told them you sent me!

surrosarah{at}gmail{dot}com

Mandy said...

i follow on GFC, i learned they have electric and nonelectric
cluelessme8(at)hotmail(dot)com

Mandy said...

i like you on facebook
cluelessme8(at)hotmail(dot)com

Mandy said...

i like yogourmet on facebook and told them you sent me
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AmyLynn said...

Following your blog via gfc. I learned that VMC Products for Health "introduced the first electric yogurt maker for home use in the United States in 1970." Very interesting. :)

AmyLynn said...

I "Like" The Way the Cookie Crumbles on facebook - Amy H

AmyLynn said...

I "Like" VMC Products on facebook and commented on their page.

anash said...

I follow google connect "anash"
email anashct [at] gmail [dot] com

anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

anash said...

i learned that There is a growing public and scientific interest in probiotics. Researchers are studying whether probiotics taken as foods or supplements can help treat or prevent illness. There is encouraging evidence that probiotics may help:
Prevent eczema in children.

my child suffers and this raises my attention

anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

Susanmeep said...

I follow via gfc and learned that probiotics can help prevent eczema in children. suelee1998 @ gmail.com

Susanmeep said...

I like The Way the Cookie Crumbles
on facebook susan s
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Carli said...

GFC Follower Carli Karren
cjkcoupon at gmail dot com

Carli said...

Whoops, I forgot to add this in my last post, I learned that they make electric and non electric yogurt makers. Cool! :) So I will add it with one of my bonus entries:
I like you on Facebook
Carli Clayton
cjkcoupon at gmail dot com

Carli said...

I like them on FB and said you sent me. Hope I win! Carli
cjkcoupon at gmail dot com

Diana said...

I follow on GFC and love the many different recipes using yogurt on their site!

Diana said...

I "like" the way the cookie crumbles on fb

Kimberly said...

I'm a google follower. I learned that the yogurt maker can be used with goat or soy milk too. I found this interesting since soy milk has a thinner consistency, but I'd love to try it out!
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

Jen said...

I follow you on Google Friend Connect. I went to this AWESOME site and LOVE everything, but I learned they also have a cheese starter kit!! So cool!

mykidsrmyjoy at gmail dot com

Jen said...

I like The Way The Cookie Crumbles on FB :)

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Jen said...

I like YoGourmet VMC Products on FB and told them you sent me over.

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Amanda said...

Follow your blog. I found out I could use it to make allergy friendly yogurt for my kids
jandrmom2009 at gmail dot com

Marion said...

I learned this is the largest yogurt maker. That'll be great for entertaining

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Marion said...

I like cookie crumbles on FB

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Marion said...

like yogourmet on fb

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Stacy said...

I "Like" them on Facebook & Told them you sent me.
Stacy Tilton (Mom in Training)
stacy4avon @ comcast.net

Brooke Anna said...

I follow and learned that you can bypass boilion the milk by using an ultra high temp milk!
brookeannaroberts(at)yahoo(dot)com

Hifam said...

I follow with gfc (psychdog) and I didn't even realize you could make yogurt at home! I would love to try this. I learned that the water bath helps keep the temperature even and that it only takes 4 1/2 hours to make yogurt.
hickenfam at hotmail dot com

kdschirado said...

GFC follower

kdschirado said...

only one on the market with a water bath

Toesthattwinkle! said...

I follow GFC- M.P. and I didnt realize the vmc products made the first yogurt maker
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Toesthattwinkle! said...

I follow you on fb-Mar Sam
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Toesthattwinkle! said...

I follow yogourmet on fb-Mar Sam
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Amanda said...

I follow on GFC and I learned that probiotics in yogurt actually reduce the recurrence of some cancers.
mandalynn72756@yahoo.com

Amanda said...

Following you on Facebook @ Amanda Smith
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Amanda said...

Following Yogourmet on Facebook too
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pmj said...

Lyo-San Yogurt & Acidophilus Capsules- what a convenient product.
pjames330 at aol dot com
gfc follower

pmj said...

"Like" The Way the Cookie Crumbles on facebook
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janetfaye said...

I follow you on GFC - janetfaye

I would like to try 206- Yogourmet UHT Skim Milk Powder.

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janetfaye said...

I like The Way the Cookie Crumbles on FB - Janet Fri

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kpintn said...

Follow via GFC
I like the Yogotherm Cheese Starter - make your own chese and sour cream! Yum!
kpintn/at/hotmail/dot/com

kpintn said...

Follow you on FB as Karen Dxxxxx
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kpintn said...

Wrote a comment on their wall!
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Beckeesdeals said...

GFC follower and I learned they have a 1 yr warranty!
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Beckeesdeals said...

Like you on FB
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Beckeesdeals said...

Like Yogourmet on FB
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Jes said...

Follow your blog via Google Friend Connect. I learned they introduced the first electric yogurt maker for home use in the United States in 1970.

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Jes said...

"Like" The Way the Cookie Crumbles on Facebook

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Tiff and Royce said...

Follow Blog!! 3tiff3@gmail.com

Tiff and Royce said...

I learned VMC's probiotic ingredients and formulas are available in many different forms. 3tiff3@gmail.com

Nan said...

Follow via GFC (Nan916)

I learned: The Yogourmet Multi is the only yogurt maker on the market with the unique "water bath" system, similar to a double boiler, to create an even heating wall.

nono916@gmail.com

Nan said...

Like you on Facebook
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Nan said...

Liked VMC Products on Facebook
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Anne said...

I follow on google friend connect and I learned they make 202- Malaka Brand Liquid Vegetarian Rennet. My daughter is vegetarian, and we have been looking for vegetarian rennet.

ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

Anne said...

I am a facebook fan (Anne Jolly) of yours
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Amber D. said...

I learned that peppermint oil calms cramps. I also follow you with GFC.

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Amber D. said...

I like the way the cookie crumbles on FB.

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Amber D. said...

Like yogourmet on facebook and told them you sent me !

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Maney said...

Following via GFC and I learned that the probiotics in their products can help with digestion issues.

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Maney said...

I like you on facebook

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Maney said...

I like VMC on facebook and I let them know you sent me :)

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sweetpea08 said...

I follow you on GFC that they now export to Asia, Europe and South America. Also all products manufactured by VMC Products For health Inc. are of the highest quality
rachel_demille at yahoo dot com

sweetpea08 said...

I liked you on Facebook (Rachel Honsvick DeMille)
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sweetpea08 said...

I liked VMC on Facebook and said you sent me (Rachel Honsvick DeMille)
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sos said...

they make vegetarian rennet too
follower

Tricia said...

follow you on google friend.
liltrickster at hotmail.com

Tricia said...

The Yogourmet is the only yogurt maker to have a water bath system.
liltrickster@hotmail.com

Tricia said...

I follow you on facebook.
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SheilaBee said...

I learned that not only do they provide probiotic products but they can also customeize them to suit your needs.

SheilaBee said...

I like the Way the Cookie Crubbles on FB. Sheila B
email visible in profile

SheilaBee said...

Like Yogourmet on FB and told them you set me. Sheila B
email visible in profile.

Katherine Josh said...

i've been drinking bird nest soup every night (i only get the homemade kind back at home). the only reason why i drink it is because it's supposed to be good for complexion.

i’ve been taking the store-bought kind online (e.g. http://www.geocities.jp/hongkong_bird_nest/index_e.htm of famous branded only of course) which is directly mailed from Hong Kong. this would be at a more affordable price.