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MunchPak giveaway

December 10th, 2013 by Rosa

The Sour Skittles that I reviewed  yesterday came from MunchPak, a new snack subscription service. For $19.95, you can get a box full of snacks delivered to your door every week, every other week, or every month. They sent me a free sample of a MunchPak to review, and they’re also letting me give one away.

According to MunchPak, the boxes will weigh between 2.5-3.5 pounds. Here’s just a subset of all the stuff that came in my MunchPak. There were additional cookies, crackers, chips, and nuts that I didn’t photograph for the blog since they’re not candy.

Though some of the stuff could be easily found at a grocery store checkout counter, there was some additional foreign treats in there as well. The true cost of the contents is less than the twenty bucks they charge, but you pay for the convenience and aggregation of a variety of treats that you normally wouldn’t buy or even see in stores. This would be a great way to send care packages to college students or kids living away from home.

If you’d like the chance to see a MunchPak for yourself, you’re in luck! They’re letting me give one away via the blog. One randomly selected winner will be selected via the RaffleCopter below! You can enter once through Facebook, once for letting me know which treat you’d like to get in a MunchPak, and daily through Twitter.

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EDIT: This contest is now closed. Congratulations to Heidi!

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical giveaway

October 22nd, 2013 by Rosa

When it rains it pours. Or something. I’m currently running a giveaway for a free bag of Zulka sugar, and today I’m starting yet another giveaway for a free download of the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical soundtrack. It’s the only candy-centered musical that I can think of!


The musical is currently playing in London, but I’ve read that they’re hoping to bring it to Broadway eventually. I have fond memories of watching the original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie as a kid, and I think I read Roald Dahl’s books about that chocolate factory at least half a dozen times each.

If you’d like to try to win a free download of the musical soundtrack, courtesy of WaterTower Music, leave a comment here about your favorite Charlie and the Chocolate Factory moment. I’ll randomly select one winner. Contest closes a week from today at 11:59PM EST, October 29th. No geographic restrictions on this one, since the prize is a digital download!

Good luck!

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Zulka sugar skull giveaway

October 17th, 2013 by Rosa

We all know that Halloween is coming, but did you know about the Mexican holiday that follows it? Really, it’s more correct to say that the Day of the Dead precedes Halloween…

The Day of the Dead is all about celebrating the memories of loved ones who have died. It involves lots of skeletons and skulls for decorations, including skulls made out of sugar.

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The folks at Zulka sent me the above bag of cane sugar and a skull mold so that I could try my hand at making a sugar skull. He’s still drying out, so I can’t decorate him yet.

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If you’d like the chance to make your own sugar skull, you’re in luck! Zulka’s letting me give away another sugar skull making kit. One lucky, randomly selected reader will get a 4lb bag of Zulka sugar and a skull mold.

To enter, leave a comment about your favorite Halloween tradition. Contest closes at 11:59 PM EST next Friday, October 25th. U.S. readers only. Good luck!

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YumEarth Giveaway Reminder

August 29th, 2013 by Rosa

The entry period for my giveaway of YumEarth Fruit Snacks ends tomorrow. Don’t forget to enter if you haven’t already! I’m getting a kick out of reading about people’s lunchbox snacks.

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YumEarth Organics Fruit Snacks + Giveaway

August 23rd, 2013 by Rosa

Is there a different between gummis and fruit snacks? The former is definitely a candy and is usually viewed as an occasional treat for kids, whereas the latter is often found in school lunch boxes.

To me, they’re basically the same, though fruit snacks get a health washing. I think it’s because they can usually brag about being made with real fruit juice.

Case in point, YumEarth Organics’ (formerly Yummy Earth) fruit snacks. In addition to containing real fruit juice, they brag about being 100% natural, organic, and without artificial dyes.

I got some free samples to review, and permission to do a giveaway as well. More on that later…

The fruit snacks came in banana, cherry, peach, and strawberry. They were firm and dry on the outside, so that they almost had a shell, like what you get when candy gets dried out.

The fruit jelly immediately and cleanly yielded to my bite. The texture was firm with zero bounce, like a grainless fruit pate.

Banana (yellow) was mild and brightly sweet, almost tart in flavor. It had just a hint of banana flavor, enough so that I could tell it was the banana fruit snack (though the shape clued me in as well), but not so much that it was artificially off-putting.

This was the best banana-flavored candy or gummy that I’ve ever had. Usually I hate banana candies, but I loved this.

Cherry (pink circle) was also sweet, fruity, and lightly tart. It had a deep red fruit finish to the end and managed to avoid any cough syrup notes.

Peach (orangey circle) was sweet with a spot-on peach flavor. It was sweet and floral, and so close to the real thing that I could practically taste the peach fuzz.

Finally, strawberry (pink triangle) had the same fruity sweetness of the other gummis, plus a mild and floral strawberry undertone.

By avoiding the use of artificial ingredients, these fruit snacks from YumEarth managed to pack a ton of intense and delicious flavors into tiny packages. I give them an OM.

If you’d like to give these a try, YumEarth is letting me give away two bags of their back to school snack packs to one lucky reader. To enter, please leave a comment about your favorite lunchbox snack to pack for your kids or from when you were a kid.

I will randomly select one reader from the comments. Continental U.S. readers only, and contest closes a week from today, at 11:59 PM Eastern, Friday, August 30th, 2013. Good luck!

EDIT: This contest is now closed. Congrats to Caley on being my randomly selected winner!

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Holiday Candy Giveaway from Temptation Candy

December 11th, 2012 by Rosa

The folks at Temptation Candy, an online candy store, would like to give one of my readers free holiday candy. How awesome is that?

The holiday giveaway candy includes Ghirardelli chocolate squares, Starburst and Jolly Rancher candy canes, Jelly Belly Christmas chocolate malt balls, and more! A full list can be found on their blog.

To enter this contest, leave a comment on this post about what candy is most tempting for you by 11:59 PM EST on Friday December 14th. I’ll randomly select one winner from the commenters.

U.S. readers from the 48 contiguous states only, please, and make sure you leave a valid email address in the mail field. I will only use that to contact the winner to ship his/her prize, hopefully in time for Christmas!

Also, don’t forget the Merci Chocolate giveaway closes this weekend!

Edited 12/15/2012: This contest is now closed. Congratulations to Sam!

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Merci Chocolate Giveaway

December 4th, 2012 by Rosa

I reviewed Merci Chocolates about four years ago, back in 2008 (also, whoa, I’ve been writing this blog for that long?). This year, they contacted me about running a giveaway for a free box of their chocolates for their “Share the Joy of Thank You” holiday promotion.

Merci wants people to think about what they’re thankful for this holiday season, so to enter this giveway, leave a post sharing who you’d like to give a meaningful “thank you” to this holiday season, and why.

I will randomly select one winner to receive a free box of Merci chocolates, so you’ll also get to be thankful for that! Contest closes at 11:59 PM EST on December 15th. U.S. readers only, please, and make sure to leave a valid email address in the mail field (I’ll only use them to contact the winner).

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Yume Blush giveaway

August 9th, 2012 by Rosa

Today’s giveaway is a little different. It smells like candy, sort of looks like candy, is inspired by candy, and is even edible! But it’s not candy…

Though it may look like chocolate mousse, it’s actually a chocolate-raspberry flavored edible body butter/massage oil/lip treatment from the folks at Yume Blush. I got a free sample to do a news post and giveaway on.

It smells just like a fruity chocolate truffle and has the texture of a fluffy chocolate mousse, so I’d be careful leaving these out around kids, as they may mistake them for dessert. Apparently they are edible, but I don’t think that means you should be eating them…

Yume Blush is letting me give away one free sample of their product to a lucky reader. You can pick one of their pre-existing flavors or combine two to make your own scented treat.

To enter, leave a comment about the weirdest non-food (or food) item that you or your child has accidentally (or not so accidentally) ingested. I’ll randomly select one commenter to win. Make sure you leave a valid email in the address field (seen only by me) so that I can contact you if you are my lucky winner. US readers only, please, and contest closes at 11:59 PM EST, Wednesday, August 15th. Good luck!

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Sour Patch Kids contest and giveaway

July 24th, 2012 by Rosa

Sour Patch Kids is currently running a Facebook campaign that extends their promotion of Sour Patch Kids as little trouble makers that do “sour” things and then try to make up for it with a small, “sweet” gesture. It’s the case of The People vs Sour Patch Kids, and the trial’s playing out over Facebook.

If you visit their website, you can upload photos or videos of how you’ve been wronged by Sour Patch Kids and hope for a personalized video rebuttal from their lawyer.

To further promote the trial, they’re helping me give y’all the chance to win some Sour Patch Kids candies and t-shirts. To enter, leave a comment naming something sour or sweet that you’ve done recently. I’ll select my favorite sour comment and my favorite sweet comment to win, and an additional 3rd winner will be randomly selected from the remaining entries.

U.S. readers only, please, and make sure you leave a valid email address in the mail field (it will only be used to contact the winners). Contest closes at 11:59 PM EST on July 31st, 2012. Good luck!

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Zeke’s Butterscotch + Giveaway

June 6th, 2012 by Rosa

I received this box of Uncle Zeke’s Old Fashioned Cracked Butterscotch, or Zeke’s Butterscotch, for short, as a free sample from the manufacturer. My only experience with butterscotch has been with the little gold Brach’s discs, and I didn’t know what to expect from the Old Fashioned moniker.

The butterscotch came in shards of various sizes dusted in powdered sugar to keep it from sticking to itself. It smelled liked buttery caramel with scorchy notes that were almost sour in their intensity.

The texture was really interesting – there was both a button and a sticker on the packaging with the instructions, “Suck, don’t chew!” I’m still deciding what I can do with my button for maximum humor impact.

The pieces were hard and, if broken sharply, would cleave with a smooth break. Once it warmed up in my mouth, however, it took on a stiffly pliable texture that increasingly softened as it warmed and melted.

It was just like a Now and Later in texture. If I had tried to chew it, it definitely would’ve gotten cemented in my teeth.

It had a round, buttery sweetness to it, with scorchy undertones in the finish. The flavor is reminiscent of Werther’s Originals but with a bit more complexity thanks to the high quality of the ingredients (real butter, pure cane sugar, and molasses) that went in it. It was definitely a far cry above the disc version.

This was an unusual and tasty treat to be slowly enjoyed in small doses. I sprinkled some in a recent batch of brownies that I made – SO GOOD! An OM.

If you’d like to try these for yourself, Zeke’s is letting me give away a box to one lucky reader. Leave a comment on this post about what I should do with my “Suck, don’t chew” button by June 13, 11:59 PM EST (let’s keep it PG-13, please). Make sure you put a working email address in the email field. Only I’ll be able to see it, and I’ll only use it to contact the randomly select a winner. U.S. readers only please.

And if you don’t win this giveaway, keep an eye on their Facebook page. It looks like they do giveaways through different blogs on a fairly regular basis.

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