Monday, June 27, 2011

Corazonas "Love Your Heart, Love The Taste" Oatmeal Squares Review

We all know down deep inside that we should make healthy choices when we eat and snack through each and everyday.  At times that can be very challenging.  It is difficult to find brands that somehow are able to "sneak" healthy ingredients into their products and still make them taste good. 

Corazonas has Masters Degree in "Sneakiness".  Their products "Love your Heart, Love the Taste".

Corazonas is the ONLY line of snacks infused with plant sterols.  Corazonas provide us consumers with 3 different types of snacks..All Natural Tortilla Chips, All Natural Potato Chips and All Natural Oatmeal Squares.

Clinical studies indicate that, when consumed as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, plant sterols can help reduce the absorption of cholesterol in the small intestine by up to 50%, which in turn can lower LDL blood cholesterol by 5-14%.

Plant sterols, also known as phytosterols, are plant-based compounds that occur naturally in fruit, vegetables, legumes, whole-grain products and most vegetable oils, but usually at levels too low to effect LDL cholesterol. But plant sterols can be added to other foods at beneficial levels that help lower blood cholesterol and reduce risk of coronary heart disease.

Corazonas provided me with all five of their delicious All Natural Oatmeal Squares.  Yes I said FIVE flavors...so I am certain you will be able to find at least one that will make you want to come back for more....Plus your Heart will Thank You.


My Favorite flavor of all was the Corazonas Oatmeal Squares was the Banana Walnut.
It was like eating a piece of homemade moist banana bread in a cookie with square sides.  The banana flavor was distinct and did not taste fake. 

Another flavor I tried was the Peanut Butter.  To be honest I am not a huge peanut butter fan but these were good and had actual real peanuts inside.  I enjoyed them and so did my boys.  My oldest actually dipped his in grape jam.

The Cranberry Flax was wonderful!

The cranberries add a nice tartness to the oatmeal square.  The cranberries themselves were nice an chewy which complimented the texture of the oatmeal and flax.

I didn't get the opportunity to sample the Chocolate Chip oatmeal squares.  My boys stole them right out of the box and wanted more after they finished the two that were sent...I guess that says it all on those.

Last but certainly  not least was the Chocolate Brownie and Almond.
Look at this chocolately goodness!  The smell of chocolate greats your nose the instant the package is opened.  It was like having dessert for breakfast.  How can something that tastes so sinful be heart health?  I sure don't know but I am not complaining!

Corazonas is such a caring company they are offering an excellent deal called the ICare Package

"With a Corazonas ICare™ package, you can give someone you care about three bags of chips and four Oatmeal Squares — all proven to help lower cholesterol — for just the cost of shipping ($9.95). That's a $20 value for the cost of shipping. Why are we helping you do such a thing? Because we want to spread the word about our amazing-tasting snacks while more people enjoy Freedom to Snack™ Sensibly. Thanks for helping the people you love — they're going to love you for it"

Thank you Corazonas!!!



Sunday, June 26, 2011

Winners Announced of Many Giveaways... Including Anthony's Pasta, GoodOnYabar, Manna Bread, Erin Baker, and Coffee-mate

Here is the list of winners from a lot of Giveaways recently hosted on Fishful Thinking....

The winner of the Anthony's Pasta Giveaway - Value $160 is.....
Mari said... #3 

I'd also like to try the wide egg noodles.


Thank you Anthony's for many healthy pasta taste great!

The winner of the Erin Baker's Wholesome Baked Goods is....

trishden said... #233

Hello, I learned that in 1994 the Erin Baker Cookie was born and that Erin Baker rents the local Washington State 4-H kitchen at the Island County Fairgrounds to bake. Thanks!


Thank you Erin Baker's for making Breakfast fun and tasty!

The winner of the Manna Bread Giveaway - $25 Value is.....
Diana said... #139

I would love to try the sunny sourdough bread


Thank you Manna Bread for making such an outstanding product.  I can't wait to work with you again soon....So watch for further details everyone!!!

The winner of the GoodOnYabar Giveaway is.....

jadavis said... #99

I Follow Fishful Thinking on Twitter


Thank you GoodOnYabar for creating a health option for snacking, breakfast or anytime of the day.  These are so easy to take along anywhere and enjoy.

And last but not least the Fishful Thinking Coffee-mate Giveaway winners are....


gfc follower

Winner #2 Jessica said... #103

like coffee-mate on facebook


Thank you everyone for your support of my Foodie Blog..The more chance you enter...the more chance you have to win.

Don't miss out on all my current giveaways:

Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil $40 Value (Ends 06/28), Snikiddy Cheese Puffs - 1 Product (Ends 06-29), Bee Free Honee - 2 winners - $10 Total Value (Ends 06/30), Kopali Organics Prize Pack $34 Value (07-01), Madelaine Chocolate $30 Value (Ends 07/02)

Good Luck Everyone and Congrats to all the winners!!






Winners of the Perky Jerky Giveaway

And the 20 Winners of the Perky Jerky Giveaway have been selected via Random.org.



Here we go with the list in order...

#295 jadavis said...

I "Like" Perky Jerky on Facebook
jadavis42@tntech.edu


#101 Reanne said...

The Home Depot 1.4 miles away from me sells PerkyJerky!
bringhamsweeps (at) yahoo *dot* com

#282 Valerie @ My-2-cents said...

I follow Perky jerky on Twitter
@valeries_2cents
my_2_cents at hotmail dot com

#318 purango said...

I like Perky Jerky on Facebook. garrettsambo@aol.com


#54 Cali said...

I entered manna organics giveaway
4allibaby at gmail dot com


#219 Anonymous said...

I Follow Perky Jerky on Twitter.
parts33
Kim Newcomb
kimnewcomb@hotmail.com


#203 Heather said...

I would love to try the turkey jerky!
supasonicsage@gmail.com

#285 Valerie @ My-2-cents said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/Valeries_2cents/status/82281145705832448
my_2_cents at hotmail dot com


#252 lewalk said...

Entered Anthony's.
lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com


#149 Renee G said...

I am following as Renee G on gFC
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com


#317 purango said...

I would like to try the Turkey Perky Jerky. garrettsambo@aol.com


#309 ~dab said...

I Follow Fishful Thinking on Twitter
donna@simplydab.com


#51 Cali said...

I would like to try the beef perky jerky.
4allibaby at gmail dot com


#254 lewalk said...

And wrote on their wall.
https://www.facebook.com/perkyjerky?sk=app_201068359932698#!/lewalk76/posts/10150206979932064
lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com



FOLLOW U GFC
mrs.mommyy@gmail.com


#178 Marija said...

You can buy Perky Jerky at Target- super convenient!
marija.majerle at gmail dot com


#280 Valerie @ My-2-cents said...

I "Like" Perky Jerky on Facebook
Valerie Sandel-Stayton
my_2_cents at hotmail dot com



RT'd giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/angiewith3/status/82230534675234817
angiewith3 at live dot com


#261 Lmbrunken said...

Like perky jerky on fb larissa brunken lmbrunken {AT} gmail {DOT} com


#215 Sue said...

I learned they support NASCAR
shouldhavethought@gmail.com


Congrats winners and Thank you so much Perky Jerky for this great giveaway for all my bloggy friends.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Madelaine Chocolate Company Review / Giveaway $30 Value

I am such a die hard Chocolate LOVER...but...I am picky on what kind of Chocolates I will indulge in.  I appreciate companies who know how to handle chocolate and bring out its natural beauty and flavors.
I have found a new United States Chocolate Company who "knows" Chocolate...The have been in the business since 1949.  The are dedicated to perfecting the superior taste and quality of chocolate.  They believe that everyone should be able to afford great tasting chocolate.  They are committed to their customers and ensure they will never compromised on flavor or quality.  What company and I talking about????



If you have never heard of Madelaine Chocolate before...trust me once you try any of their varieties of confections..You will NEVER forget.

I was over whelmed when I visited their site trying to decide what tasty treats I wanted to experience.  Madelaine Chocolate provided many different types of their amazing confections for my review and also for one of my bloggy friends to win!

Where do I begin?  Hummmm, I think I will start with the White Truffle & Raspberry Duets.
"Tart raspberry combined with melt-in-the-mouth white chocolate truffle, delicately wrapped in a luscious milk chocolate shell."  It was a flavor explosion in my mouth!  It had the perfect combination of sweetness off set with the tart raspberry filling.

The Crayon Box was so much fun and LOVED by my boys.
They were the perfect sized treat and special to hand out.  I didn't get the chance to try these, but I can tell you not a crumb of this milk chocolate when to waste.

So If you ever feel guilty about eating chocolate you don't have to any more.  Madelaine has incorporated fruit with dark chocolate.  What a match made in heaven. 

I Love the Dark Chocolate Cranberries.  The berries are still soft and enrobed in the rich, creamy dark chocolate. "The perfect blend of nutritious decadence. Satisfies the consumers growing need for the health benefits of pure cocoa and cranberries. "  The tartness of the cranberries was able to shine through the dark chocolate.

The Dark Chocolate Covered Blueberries were also a favorite.  "Great for filling giftware or party favor items, balloon weights, candy jars."  I was pleasantly surprised by the strong smell of fresh blueberries when I opened the bag.  It was nice to see the flavor of the blueberries coming out through the richness of the dark chocolate.    





The Bridge Mix was not like any other Bridge Mix I have had in the past.  I am now spoiled by Madelaine's quality.  The nuts included in the mix were gourmet to say the least...they were huge and wonderful.
The liked the fact of dark and milk chocolate being included in the mix. "A mix of roasted peanuts, cashews, almonds and raisins, drenched in milk and dark chocolate."  I have a confession to make...I ate the whole box in one sitting.  It was sooooo Gooooood!

I have never heard of a Caramel Truffle before, and I will never forget they exist. "Premium milk chocolate ball filled with buttery caramel, wrapped in gold foil."
This picture doesn't begin to show the ouuuuie, goooie, caramel goodness hidden inside these luscious truffles.  If you are not careful the caramel will find its way down your chin.

And last be not least...Dark Chocolate Espresso Cups!  I think this was my favorite of all.

  "An outrageous, melt-in-your-mouth coffee flavored ganache is smothered in rich, dark chocolate, wrapped in Italian foil featuring a distinctive design that is reminiscent of a cozy coffee house." Madelaine's description fits this gourmet treat perfectly.  I love letting the ganache melt in my mouth, followed by a drink of nice strong coffee.

So How Many of you want your own Madelaine Chocolates???  You are in luck you can purchase them online our find the nearest store on Madelaine Chocolates website.   Or if you are the LUCKY one you can win some of your own....

Here are the details to enter.

One winner will receive all the wonderful Madelaine Chocolates I did to sample including:
Dark Chocolate Espresso Cups, Caramel Truffles, White Truffle & Raspberry Duets, Dark Chocolate Cranberries, Bridge Mix, Dark Chocolate Blueberries and Chocolate Crayons.
A $30 Value.


Open to US residents only age 18 or over. You must complete the Mandatory Entry to be eligible. This giveaway Ends 07/02/11 at 11:59pm MST.

Please leave a separate comment with your email address for each entry that you complete.

*** Mandatory Entry -Visit Madelaine Chocolates and Leave a comment about what you would like to or have tried. ***

Bonus Entries:

"Like" Madelanie Chocolate on Facebook.

Leave a message on Madelanie Chocolate on Facebook that Fishful Thinking sent you and what you would love to try.

Follow Fishful Thinking on Google Friends Connect - on the right side of my blog

Follow Madelaine Chocolate on Twitter

Follow Fishful Thinking on Twitter

Sign up for the Madelaine Chocolate Mailing List.

Use the Madelaine Chocolate product locator and let me the nearest location to you.

Tweet about the Giveaway: You can copy and paste the following Tweet over on Twitter once per day. Remember to let me know you tweeted.

Copy and Paste Tweet:

#Win $30 Assort. Chocolates from @madchocny Madelaine Chocolate on @busch0218 blog!  http://t.co/bCasGcW Ends 07/02 11:59 MST #giveaway


Enter other active Giveaway's on Fishful Thinking, Anthony's Whole Grain Pasta $160 Value (Ends 06-25), Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil $40 Value (Ends 06/28), Snikiddy Cheese Puffs - 2 Free Products (Ends 06-29), Kopali Organics $34 Value (Ends 07-01),  Spoonful of Comfort Homemade meal $55.95 Value (Ends 07/10)  make sure to leave a comment about each one you enter.

Don't forget Madelaine Chocolate for your Holiday Celebrations!!

Kopali Organics Review / Giveaway with a No Enemy Apparel T-shirt $34 Value!

Pure....Natural....Delicious.....Organic

These four very simple words are the only way I can think to describe a Wonderfully, caring and compassionate company.....


I was so excited when I came across Kopali Organics that I had to know more.  Did you know. 

**Today with every bag of Kopali, together we are supporting thousands of farmers, and communities in countries all over the world.

**Kopali's mission has expanded...to bring to the U.S. market not just bananas, and not just food from Costa Rica, but many products from all over the world that are nourishing, healthful, and healing in deep ways to all involved, to the planet as well as to current and future generations.

**Kopali Organics' products are certified organic. This means a Government-approved certifier has inspected each and every farm where the food is grown, as well as each and every producer and company that processes it, to make sure they are following all the rules necessary to meet USDA organic standards.

Kopali Organics shared a wonderful product pack with me to learn more about their Organic Products and mission. I was able to sample a bag of their Kopali Organic Dark Chocolate Covered Bananas.   The bananas are picked fully ripe, for all their intense natural flavor, sweetness and nutrients, and then dried immediately right on site. No sugar, no sulfites, no oil – absolutely nothing added.  Kopali's Organic Dark Chocolate Covered Bananas far exceeded my expectations.  They were little droplets from heaven.

The coated Organic Banana pieces are amazing fresh and still have a pleasant chew.  There is a perfect balance of the dark chocolate and fruit.  I couldn't stop eating them.


I also was able to try a bag of Kopali Organic Mango slices

My taste buds couldn't believe what they were experiencing.  The Mango was perfectly sweet and had a slight chew.  It was so easy to eat and taste the true and pure flavor of the Mango shining through.  I need to buy some more of these from Amazon.com since I do not have a location close by that carries Kopali.

Kopali even mailed me out a super comfortable Organic t-shirt with the word Organic and a little spout on it.  I should not be surprised Kopali teamed up with No Enemy Apparel as they have a common vision to improve the goods we use and the lives of the people who produce them + the plant we all share.  This t-shirt is 100% Organic with No toxic dyes used.

One winner will receive a bag of Kopali Organic Dark Chocolate Covered Bananas, a bag of Mango and a Organic No Enemy Apparel T-shirt.  A $34 Value!!


Open to US residents only age 18 or over.

You must complete the Mandatory Entry to be eligible. This giveaway Ends 07/01/11 at 11:59pm MST.

Please leave a separate comment with your email address for each entry that you complete.

*** Mandatory Entry -Visit Kopali Organics and tell me something you have or would like to try***

Bonus Entries:

"Like" Kopali Organics on Facebook

Leave a message on
 Kopali Organics on Facebook that Fishful Thinking sent you and what product you would love to try.

Follow
 Kopali Organics on Twitter.

Follow Fishful Thinking on Google Friends Connect - on the right side of my blog

Follow
Fishful Thinking on Twitter.

Share a location where Kopali Organics as been featured.

Leave a comment what Kopali means.


Tweet about the Giveaway: You can copy and paste the following Tweet over on Twitter once per day. Remember to let me know you tweeted.

Copy and Paste Tweet:

 #win @KopaliOrganics Products & @noenemyclothing Organic tshirt $34 Val @busch0218 blog http://t.co/W8f4xYG Ends 07/1 1159pm MST #giveaways

Enter other active Giveaway's on Fishful Thinking
, Anthony's 100% Whole Grain Pasta and a Cuisinart Chef's Classic Stainless Steal 4-piece 12-Quart Pasta/Steamer Set. $160 Value (Ends 06/25), Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil $40 Value (Ends 06/28), Snikiddy Cheese Puffs - 2 Free Products (Ends 06-29), Bee Free Honee - 2 winners - $10 Total Value (Ends 06/30), Madelaine Chocolate $30 Value (Ends 07/02), Spoonful of Comfort Homemade meal $55.95 Value (Ends 07/10) make sure to leave a comment about each one you enter.

Kopali Organics stand to prove that business can and must move beyond being harmful, and even beyond becoming responsible, to serving as a healing force in our world.


Sunday, June 19, 2011

Marcal Small Steps Premium Recycled Toilet Paper / Paper Towels Review. Sign up for Free Promotions Today

How many of you get stuck in a rut, and continue to use the same brand of products, just because that is all you have ever used?

How many of you really care about the environment, but sometimes find environmentally friendly products to be much more expensive and sometimes not that good?




Do you realize that environmentally friendly products are continually improving and their cost is coming down.  The more people try environmentally friendly products and realize they are great and affordable...the more the cost will continue to go down.  And best of all... the more we are able to help out our great planet, Earth. 

I recently found an environmentally friendly company, that I have never heard of before.  I am surprised I have never heard of them because they have been around since 1950.  I was busy tweeting one day and saw a tweet from a company called Marcal Small Steps @Marcalsmallstep.


I was curious of their name..."The name Small Steps® signifies the small and easy steps toward making a difference in the world that you can make by using these recycled paper products."  How cool is that and their products are affordable?

I was so excited by Marcal Small Steps product line I had to know more.  I was privileged, Marcal Small Steps send me out some of their new and improved Marcal Small Steps Toilet Paper and Paper towels.

Too be honest I was skeptical when I saw the notation on the packaging of toilet paper. "Now Softer!".  I mean really how "Soft" can 100% Premium Recycled paper be?

I now feel so guilty about even having that question in my mind.  Marcal Small Steps has earned the right in my book to use the words "Premium".  There is no doubt that is what this toilet paper is...Premium!

I decided to not tell my family about it and just switch from our name brand toilet paper and see what they thought.  Well, they didn't even notice I made the switch to Marcal Small Steps New and Improved Toilet Paper.  That is saying A LOT...as my family is always on a toilet paper quest to find the strongest, but softest toilet paper for their "delicate" tushes.

The actual first person to notice the toilet paper was different...and the only reason they noticed was because of the very cute design on it,
was my five year old son.  This is going to be our new toilet paper and I am not just saying that because they sent me free toilet paper to try. 

The Marcal Small Steps Paper towels were amazing strong.  The roll seemed to last longer than our normal brand, I think because we didn't have to use as many.  Which by not using as many, it means we save more money.

Marcal is proud to announce their SOFTER 2 Ply Bath Tissue and Towels that are STRONGER When Wet!!  I know that sounds impossible, but it is true.  I can say that from personal experience.

In fact, if every US family switched just one of their paper purchases to Marcal® Small Steps®, together we could Save 1 Million trees!

You Can Make A Difference!!!


Love coupons and promotionsMarcal can help you save green in more ways than one; sign up to find out more on their website.  You can also follow them on Facebook.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Bee Free Honee (Apple Based Vegan) Giveaway and Review, 2 Winners $10 Total Value

Did you know there is a small time company that has created a NEW Product, like nothing I have ever seen or tasted before. 


The company is based in Minnesota and calls it's self Bee Free Honee.  So why the unique name?? BEE..Cause the Honee is made out of....
I had no idea that was even possible until I found Bee Free Honee.  They were nice enough to send me a bottle of their Vegan Friendly Bee Free Honee to try out and share two bottles with my Bloggy Friends (Details to follow).

I couldn't BEE...lieve this Honee, did not contain a single drop of Honey.  It looks like Honey and has the same consistency of Honey, but has its own tasty, tantalizing flavor profile.  80% of the Honee is Apple based.  The other 20% is VERY simple, vegan quality pure can sugar and lemon juice.  The combination of sweetness and the bit of tartness, leaves a person wanting another taste.

I love the fact that Bee Free Honee is safe for Small Children, can BEE used by people who are allergic to traditional Honey, is Vegan and the price is more stable than Honey.  There is nothing artificial, no added color and no corn syrup.   Plus if you cannot find Bee Free Honee in your area, it can be purchased on Amazon.com. 

Just as you would have more than one flavor jam in your refrigerator, this gives you a new flavor for your pantry. It is an apple syrup for your pancakes as well as an all natural sweetener. It is great for kids and it is Minnesota made while strictly using Midwest apples.


I get so excited when I find USA food companies that have a passion to produce quality products!  Bee Free Honee is one of those.  Thank you for following your dreams and giving us Foodies a new flavor experience.

Two winners will receive a Full Size Bottle of Bee Free Honee. $5 Value, each.

Open to US residents only age 18 or over. You must complete the Mandatory Entry to be eligible. This giveaway Ends 06/30/11 at 11:59pm MST.


Please leave a separate comment with your email address for each entry that you complete.

*** Mandatory Entry -Visit Bee Free Honee and Leave a comment about what you would do with your Bee Free Honee if you won. ***

Bonus Entries:
"Like" Bee Free Honee on Facebook.

Leave a message on Bee Free Honee on Facebook that Fishful Thinking sent you and what you would do with your Honee.

Follow Fishful Thinking on Google Friends Connect - on the right side of my blog

Follow Fishful Thinking on Twitter

Tweet about the Giveaway: You can copy and paste the following Tweet over on Twitter once per day. Remember to let me know you tweeted.

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Two will #Win a Bottle of Bee Free Honee $5 Value Apple Vegan Based Sweetner @busch0218 blog http://t.co/eqoQS1P Ends 06/30 #giveaway

Leave a comment telling me a location you can purchase Bee Free Honee.

Tell me one ingredient used in the featured recipe on Bee Free Honee's Website, besides Honee!

Enter other active Giveaway's on Fishful Thinking Perky Jerky Beef Jerky, 20 chances to win (Ends 06/18), Anthony's Whole Grain Pasta $160 Value (Ends 06-25),   Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil $40 Value (Ends 06/28), Snikiddy Cheese Puffs - 2 Free Products (Ends 06-29), Kopali Organics Prize Pack $34 Value (07-01), Madelaine Chocolate $30 Value (Ends 07/02) make sure to leave a comment about each one you enter.

Editor's Pick from Prizey.com

Snikiddy All Natural Cheese Puffs & Baked Fries Review and Giveaway

How many of you reading this are wonder WHAT???  Your thinking she has officially lost it....Or maybe you are laughing because you are not sure how to pronounce "Snikiddy" or feel the need to say "Bless you" thinking I just sneezed.
 
Snikiddy® is a brand of great tasting snacks made from simple, wholesome and real ingredients. They are a healthy snacking alternative for toddlers, kids, and adults. Snikiddy Snacks put a smile on everyone’s faces.
Snikiddy was kind enough to send me out a free coupon so I could pick up two bags of their snacks to review.  Yes, one coupon that works to get two of their snacks for FREE.  How COOL it that?  They are so environmentally friendly!!

Here was my problem...I couldn't find these delicious snacks anywhere in my area, but that didn't stop me.  I ended up traveling 120 miles away for a trip and found Snikiddy's at a Toys R Us store.  But I forgot my coupon, but bought some anyway, because I was looking forward to trying out this healthier snack food item for my boys and I.  Even if you don't have a store near you (you can use the Snikiddy' locater to check for the nearest store)...you can purchase any of the Snikiddy products online.  And you can get a coupon on their website to help you purchase your next bag.

I was pleased to see how many different flavor choices Snikiddy offers....mild ones such as Mac N Cheese Puffs (which by the way are AWESOME!!!).   The Mac N Cheese Puffs I purchased were addictive.  I couldn't stop eating them.  They had the perfect amount of seasoning and a nice crunch, but not hard.



And then they had flavors for more adult tastes like Bold Buffalo Baked Fries.  I was sad that they didn't have this flavor on hand, so I chose the Classic Ketchup Baked Fries.  I was amazed at how well the combination worked.  It was sweet, but zingy.  My boys loved them.  I love the fact they are a healthier snack option.
Snikiddy has kindly offered to mail one winner their own bag of Snikiddy Snacks...
One qualified person will win...

1 - A bag of Snikiddy's Snacks.

Open to US residents only age 18 or over. You must complete the Mandatory Entry to be eligible. This giveaway Ends 06/29/11 at 11:59pm MST. Please leave a separate comment with your email address for each entry that you complete.

*** Mandatory Entry - You must follow this Blog - Fishful Thinking on Google Friends Connect - on the right side of my blog ***

Bonus Entries:

"Like" Snikiddy on Facebook.

Leave a comment on Snikiddy's Facebook Page telling them Fishful Thinking sent you and what product you do or would love to try.

Follow Fishful Thinking on Twitter.

Follow Snikiddy on Twitter.

Leave a Comment telling me what Snikiddy Product you would like to try if you win.

Tweet about the Giveaway: You can copy and paste the following Tweet over on Twitter once per day. Remember to let me know you tweeted.

Copy and Paste Tweet:

U can #win 1 Free @Snikiddy Snack Product on @busch0218 blog!http://t.co/h8AbNqu Ends 06/29 1159pm MST #giveaways


Use the Store Locator on Snikiddy's site and tell me the closest location you can buy Snikiddy Snacks.

Enter other active Giveaway's on Fishful Thinking  Perky Jerky Beef Jerky, 20 chances to win (Ends 06/18), Anthony's Whole Grain Pasta $160 Value (Ends 06-25),  Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil $40 Value (Ends 06/28), Bee Free Honee - 2 winners - $10 Total Value (Ends 06/30),  Kopali Organics Prize Pack $34 Value (07-01)Madelaine Chocolate $30 Value (Ends 07/02)  make sure to leave a comment about each one you enter.

Good Luck Everyone!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil Review/Giveaway $40 Value

I love learning about new food products and ways to incorporate these products into my cooking and daily life.  To be honest I had never used Coconut Oil until I found Tropical Traditions.  They were so kind to send me a 32oz. jar of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil. 


I was amazed that this beautiful oil which smells so aromatic is not over powering when added to my recipes.  I made an easy box recipe for waffles for supper tonight and used Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut .  They turned out perfect and no one knew I used the oil in them. 

The one thing I have had to get use to about the Coconut oil is it is solid at temps below 76 degrees F.  But that is very easy to fix..I just place the sealed jar in a warm water bath and within a few minutes it is liquefied and ready to use.

If you are not sure what to do with coconut oil..here are some excellent recipes.



This Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is a truly unrefined coconut oil. This coconut oil is made on Mt. Banahaw and surrounding areas from organic coconuts.

Coconuts are used fresh (within 24-48 hours of harvest) from small family farms on Mt. Banahaw and other rural places in Quezon Province, the coconut capital of the Philippines. Only the highest quality coconuts are hand-picked from each harvest.

The volcanic soil of Mt. Banahaw makes these organic coconuts some of the most nutritionally rich coconuts in the world! Testing done in independent laboratories reveals higher levels of phenolic antioxidants than other coconut oils. The fresh coconut meat is shredded (wet milled), and then cold-pressed using the water from inside the coconuts to make coconut milk. The milk is then allowed to sit for about half a day, while the oil naturally separates from the heavier water. The oil is then filtered from the curds (coconut solids).

No chemical or high-heat treatment is used, and this oil contains no trans fatty acids. This oil is NOT mass produced. It is made by families who are coconut farmers using old-fashioned traditional methods that have been used in the Philippines for hundreds of years. The coconut trees and family producers are certified organic according to strict USDA standards. The families who produce the oil are also trained according to GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) standards and re-certified each year. This high-grade Virgin Coconut Oil has a long shelf life due to the high antioxidant properties. The Gold Label Standard is our highest standard for Virgin Coconut Oil.

Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free
sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if
I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or
sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.


Now here is your chance to win.....

The winner will receive a 32oz. Jar of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil  $40 Value.


Open to US residents only age 18 or over. You must complete the Mandatory Entry to be eligible. This giveaway Ends 06/28/11 at 11:59pm MST.


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Leave a comment telling me another product Tropical Traditions website carries.

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Enter other active Giveaway's on Fishful Thinking Perky Jerky Beef Jerky, 20 chances to win (Ends 06/18), Anthony's Whole Grain Pasta $160 Value (Ends 06-25), Snikiddy Cheese Puffs - 2 Free Products (Ends 06-29), Bee Free Honee - 2 winners - $10 Total Value (Ends 06/30),  Kopali Organics Prize Pack $34 Value (07-01), Madelaine Chocolate $30 Value (Ends 07/02) make sure to leave a comment about each one you enter.

Friday, June 10, 2011

$160 Value Giveaway/Review of Anthony's Whole Grain Pasta & Cuisinart 4 Piece Pasta/Steamer Set

Did you know The USDA Dietary Guidelines recommend six servings of grains per day—at least half from whole grains?  I can totally understand how that can feel like an over whelming feat, especially if you have children.  As a parent we are responsible to make sure our children are recieving a balanced diet.

I had the priviledge to find a new product on the food market that is helping my family and I meet the USDA Dietary Guidlelines for servings of grains per day.  We are able to meet it and enjoy every bite along the way thanks to.....
 Anthony's Whole Grain Pasta.

Anthony's offers 100% Whole Grain spaghetti, elbows, penne and angel hair pasta, which received the Whole Grain Council’s “100% Whole Grain” stamp of approval.

Anthony's Whole Grain Pasta sent out four boxes of their fantastic pasta for me to try out and review.  Beyond the review...they are offering one of my bloggy friends a HUGE prize!!!
Anthony's Whole Grain Pasta is beautiful.  You can see specks of goodness in ever noodle.  It was so easy to cook up in a hurry and it didn't stick together one bit.
It has a perfect texture and the heartiness of the whole grain wasn't over powering.  It was slightly nutty and very filling.  My boys and I love it!  I can't imagine going back to "regular" pasta.  Thank you Anthony's for making eating healthy enjoyable!


You can stop over and LIKE Anthony's Pasta on Facebook and you can print off a $1 Coupon to help purchase your first or next box - PLUS by LIKING Anthony's Pasta on Facebook - it counts as an extra entry for your chance to win!


Now for the Giveaway information.....1 Lucky Winner will be selected via Random.org.

The winner will receive 4 boxes of Anthony's 100% Whole Grain Pasta and a Cuisinart Chef's Classic Stainless Steal 4-piece 12-Quart Pasta/Steamer Set.  $160 Value.


Open to US residents only age 18 or over. You must complete the Mandatory Entry to be eligible. This giveaway Ends 06/25/11 at 11:59pm MST.


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*** Mandatory Entry -Visit Anthony's Pasta and tell me something you would like to try or a nutritional fact***

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Leave a comment about what recipe you would like to try with your Anthony's Pasta.

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Enter other active Giveaway's on Fishful Thinking Manna Organics Bread $25 Value (Ends 06/10), Erin Baker's Wholesome Baked Goods (Ends 06/13) Perky Jerky Beef Jerky, 20 chances to win (Ends 06/18),  Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil $40 Value (Ends 06/28)Snikiddy Cheese Puffs - 2 Free Products (Ends 06-29), Bee Free Honee - 2 winners - $10 Total Value (Ends 06/30),  Kopali Organics Prize Pack $34 Value (07-01)Madelaine Chocolate $30 Value (Ends 07/02) make sure to leave a comment about each one you enter.
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