Sunday, April 1, 2012

GothamBox Food Review / Giveaway. 2 Winners! $40 Total Value! Your favorite city's Most Enticing Food Shipped to you!

What is your Gotham?

Are you all asking yourselves if I have lost my mind?  What kind of question is that?

Well, only each and everyone of you can answer that question....and there is no right or wrong answer.  But it will take answering this question in order to be entered to win your own GothamBox...A $20 Value.

So first of all what do I mean by "What is your Gotham"?  Think through you life....what community, city, or town has inspired you?  Why has it make a huge difference in your life?

These thoughts have helped create a new and generous food business that continually gives back to their Gotham.  I was excited to speak directly with Shawn, one of the founders of such a food based and caring business, in the business to make a positive difference.

I learned Shawn went to school in New York but has since moved to San Fransisco.  So these two cities are Shawn's Gotham!  And he has recently started up the business of his dreams (and any other foodies).  He found a way to share his food passions from New York and San Fransisco to all online.

Thus....GothamBox was created!

GothamBox searches high and low to find the best local brands of these two cities to share with others for the very low cost of $20 a month.  Let me explain you can either subscribe to just New York or San Fransisco and receive an exciting assortment of enticing food shipped directly to your door from that Gotham location....or you can pay $40 to receive a GothamBox for both cities, every month.  And don't worry if you do sign up for this low cost subscription, you can cancel at anytime....No strings attached.

I still can't believe how affordable this fun food experience is....tons of amazing food you may know about or get to experience for the first time, shipped and delivered for only $20!  New experiences every month, just like Christmas all year long.

But along with your $20 subscription...GothamBox will donate a meal to help end hunger in the Gotham city your foodie items have come from....either New York or San Fransisco.  But it is above and beyond that....each month the winning Gotham city will receive double the number of meals donated....right now San Fransisco is in the lead.

Check out the amazing GothamBox from San Francisco I received this month to review.

I truly enjoyed the personal experience that arrived neatly packaged from GothamBox.  Including a personal note, great list of all the products included...
and a little info about that local food business and all the wonderful food!
I must say, when my GothamBox arrived, I wasn't sure what would be inside for $20 total, which includes shipping and handling.  I was delighted and so were my taste buds (plus my boys to see they could enjoy some Peeps before Easter).

My absolute favorite was Coco Tutti (award winning chocolates).  I am sure everyone is so surprised that I would pick chocolate over everything else.
It was so much fun trying the four varieties.  I must say I was surprised by the heat with two of the confections.  They were very spicy, but so smooth and warm.  What a shock to my taste buds!  It was so much fun.  My favorite was the liquid filled caramel.

Yes, there was other items in my GothamBox that were much healthier to enjoy, like the huge bag of Handmade Vegan Cashew, White Peach Granola from NanaJoes.
I was able to taste the difference in this flavorful granola.  I loved how they included a sealed bag of the moist, dried white peaches to keep them fresh in order to enjoy them to the fullest with this fabulously seasoned and nutritious snack or breakfast.  The pieces varied in size from nice a big to small. 

The La Palma flour tortillas were delicious.  And The Chai Cart tea was so fresh and out of this world flavorful.  Just what I need after a long day.
GothamBox you are amazing!!!  What a fantastic and affordable foodie find!

Show GothamBox some love on Facebook and Twitter!

I can't wait to see what will be in next month's GothamBox.

Okay, who wants to win a GothamBox of there own to enjoy and see what will be inside your GothamBox once it is delivered?

Two winners will be chosen!  One will be chosen using the Rafflecoptor form below and one will be selected as to the best answer to the mandatory entry question....What is your Gotham and Why? (So make sure your answer is thoughtful...it could be your winning entry!!!)

*Giveaway ends 4/30/12*  Best of Luck and Thank you GothamBox!

Disclaimer: GothamBox provided me with free
sample of their products 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 in return for the free products.



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55 comments:

  1. my city has helped me start to give back

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  2. My family inspires me every day to give back to the town! I especially have faith in the younger generations of my city, and I want to make the world a better place for them to live. eclairre(at)ymail(dot)com

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  3. my Gothams are Seattle and Boston. Seattle because that's where i grew up, and Boston because that's the first trip my husband and I took together!

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  4. My Gotham is Omaha because that's where I was born and grew up and it's where I met my husband and we started our own life together.

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  5. My Gotham is my mom's small hometown in Germany, Hofheim. That's where I spent time with my grandparents and learned (from my grandmother) how to love many german foods!

    sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

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  6. My Gotham is my hometown. It gives me sense of belonging. Although I only live 15 minutes from where I grew up, I know I can still go to my parents' house at be "home".
    Thanks!

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  7. my gotham box is england, i lived there for many years and pretty7 much grew up there and miss it so

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  8. Benson North Carolina is my Gotham.
    annette3369@yahoo.com

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  9. Buffalo NY is my Gotham (actually it is a small town near Buffalo called Springville

    owen.darlene@gmail.com

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  10. Seattle - totally. I went to grad school there and then stayed for another 6 years and that's where I really found myself. The memories of the small clubs listening to Nirvana and Stone Temple Pilots before they were huge and great restaurants, Pike PLace Market and the flying fish. Just thinking about it makes me happy.

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  11. New York is my Gotham because it's where home and the heart is.
    Tam S. Rafflecopter

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  12. My Gotham is Charleston, SC - So much history, great restaurants, ocean and rivers plus tons of festivals and activities.

    Wanda McHenry
    wbailey113@hotmail.com

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  13. My Gotham is Cove & John, Guyana because even though I left when I was 4, I feel a strong connection. Now that I have kids of my own, I want to share more of my culture with them. So from cooking to traditions, the culture influences every aspect of my life.

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  14. Mine is two amazing mentors I had a few years back.

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  15. I am an Orange County CA native so all of Orange County is my Gotham. My favorite city is where I live now which is Anaheim.

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  16. My Gotham is Houston, Texas because that was where I was born and raised!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  17. My family inspires me every day to give back to the town
    agnesye@hotmail.com

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  18. my gotham would have to be Pittsburgh,Pa cause thats where I have lived my whole life....
    We have so many activities and things to do and see youcould be kept busy everyday
    My favorite place is Kennywood Park

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  19. Oops forgot to put why NYC is my gotham, I live pretty close and it's just an amazing place!

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  20. My Gotham is Ferndale Michigan . though I had to move away from that michigan city I miss it sooo much and wish I never moved to florida Frendale has everything a person could need with in walking distance its a lovely old city

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  21. My Gotham would be my parents farm where I grew up.

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  22. My Gotham are the mountains in Tennessee. Spending much time there during my childhood it holds a special place in my heart. There is something about the fresh air, the beauty, the delicious food and of course all the wonderful people that fill the mountains.

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  23. JR Pickett (Vicki Vix on r/c form)April 7, 2012 at 6:22 PM

    My Gotham was Bangkok, Thailand. We spent a vacation there when I was 13 and it made an indeliable impression on me. It was beautiful in many ways, and to this day, I love Thai food, but the thing that made the strongest impression was the poverty. I'd seen poverty at home - I come from the Caribbean not a rich western county - but not like this. At home even the poor have running water and no one seemed to be quite as poor as in Thailand. I know I lived a sheltered life at home but still I don't think we had anything quite as bad. I've never looked at money, poverty, humanity or my life quite the same since then.
    fromfurrin at gmail dot com

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  24. San Diego. More specifically, the JFS Hand Up Youth Food Pantry located in San Diego is my Gotham. While my husband was stationed in San Diego, I had the privilege to be a part of something HUGE. A tiny food pantry with a HUGE HEART, run by teens, giving a Hand Up (not a hand out,) to the local community on a weekly basis and to the military community on a monthly basis. I was one piece of a puzzle that helped so many families every day, taught the teens about community service and social awareness, I loved the work, and it just plain made me a better person. I wish that every city/town had my Gotham......

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  25. My Gotham is New Orleans. I love the Creole food there!

    lanalbradstream(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  26. My Gotham is Florence, Italy. It's my favorite place ever.

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  27. My Gotham is Grenada, West Indies, & Guyana, South America, because my husband and I met and married there. users20@rocketmail.com

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  28. Charleston is my Gotham. I love the food and the southern hospaility.

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  29. MT GOTHAM IS MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA. THAT IS WHERE I WAS BORN:)
    CUDDLEYVT57@YAHOO.COM

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  30. I haven't gotten to go to many places but I really enjoyed New Port. It was just a beautiful city.

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  31. Mine would be New Orleans.
    rierie11booger (@) yahoo.com

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  32. My Gotham is Bay View/Milwaukee, WI where I have been born and raised. I love to give back to my community and fellow neighbors anyway that I can!

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  33. my gotham is morgan city alabama where I grew up
    crazycat09@ymail.com

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  34. The blog community is my Gotham...specifically the vegan and artist blog communities. I've met so many squealingly amazing and talented people that push the bounds of creativity ever outward and without doubt have inspired me to think out of the box more and more with my own work. I do think cooks belong in the "creative field" too because that is the way they best express their creativity and man, oh man, some of the recipes they invent just spin my spurs with delight! Post Punk Kitchen's blog and forums ( http://www.theppk.com/ )and vegweb.com and Vegnews.com are just some of the happy vegan hubs I love. The artists with whom I interact and email and exchange ideas and artwork have mile-high talent and are spread out in so many cities and countries that there's no way I would ever have met them without our online connection. And artists like Geninne Zlatkis ( http://blogdelanine.blogspot.com/ ) and Cindy at The Slumbering Herd ( http://www.theslumberingherd.com/ ) fill my world with so much spirited color and conversation! I have responsibilities that keep me at home 99% of the time, so I am forever and always grateful for My Gotham in cyberspace!

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  35. I LOVE MY HOMETOWN, WILLISTON, VERMONT. IT USED TO BE A FARMER TOWN, BUT ALL THE FARMER'S WENT OUT OF BUSINESS. SAD, BUT TRUE. THANKS:)
    CUDDLEYVT57@YAHOO.COM

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  36. My "Gothams" are...

    Any city with a large populace from China, Korea, Taiwan, or another Asian country.

    Rosarito mexico (for real Mexican food...only Mexico will do).

    California. I know it's not a real city, and I know they can't ship me freshly made shredded beef tacos in a home-fried crispy shell, or fresh churros...but maybe they can mail sees candy, huge avacados, and artichokes! :-)

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  37. My Gotham is the wonderful city of New Orleans that is becoming more and more friendly to vegans, bike riders, urban gardeners, has always been friendly to artists, musicians, chefs, etc. It's a wonderful city that is such an amazing place to be and watch the constant growth.

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  39. My Gotham would be Parma, Ohio where my wife was born and raised and moved to Corpus Christi, Texas where we met and lived now for many years now with 4 children and 6 grandchildren we couldn't be any happier
    mrbuyouatgmaildotcom

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  40. my Gotham is Knoxville, TN (where I was born and most of my family still resides), Atlanta, GA (where my husband and I live) and Saint Jo, MO (where his mother and grandmother are). So wish there was a way for us to be in all places at once sometimes, but we're always bringing a lil' bit of MO to GA and vice versa by sending some of our favorites back and forth trading with his mother for things available there that he just can't find here :)

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  41. Cajun country in Louisiana is my gotham because I am from there

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  42. My hometown Sapulpa, Oklahoma (bet you can not pronounce it). Even though I live in a big city now, I still carry my small town values with me

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  43. Brooklyn, where I was born & raised!

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  44. Leave a blog post comment, Sharing what is your Gotham and why? If you don't understand the question read the beginning of the post. Leave a Blog Post Comment to count as an entry

    i have always been inspired by Boston..really dont know why

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  45. Dallas, Texas
    Born here Based Here Love Here
    elysesw@aol.com

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  46. There was a time my Gotham was Germany but now I would say Raleigh, NC. It is homey, small enough to handle the traffic but not too small where everyone knows each other.
    seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

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  47. my Gotham is Canandaigua NY my hometown and Rochester NY my current hometown-when i needed help they were there now i help others when i can

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  48. Richwood, ohio thta is where I went to school and it changed me
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  49. My Gotham was Phoenix, Arizona. As a newly single mother, I moved there with my four year old son and built an incredible life over the 10 + years we were there.

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  50. I think my Gotham would be Austin, TX - was born and raised very close to there and I love it!

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  51. Mine would be Baltimore, MD.
    ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. My gotham is Brownwood, TX. It changed my whole life.

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