Pillsbury Sweet Moments Review and Giveaway {Closed}

Have you ever thought, “there aren’t enough moments in the day?” If so, it’s time to escape with Pillsbury® Sweet Moments®. Whether it’s reading a book, relaxing with a glass of wine or something just for you, Pillsbury® Sweet Moments® can help make your moment of the day even sweeter.

These ready-to-eat, bite size brownies are layered with delicious fillings, covered in a cocoa-kissed shell and topped off with a cocoa drizzle.

  • Sweet Moments are now available in two delicious new flavors, each with a combination of rich, luxurious brownie and velvety cheesecake: Caramel Brownie Cheesecake and Raspberry Brownie Cheesecake
  • Find these and additional flavors like Cocoa Fudge Escape and Cocoa Caramel Obsession in your local grocer’s refrigerator aisle

Ready-to-eat Pillsbury® Sweet Moments® give you the indulgence you crave in a bite-size brownie that is chilled to perfection. So go on – indulge in your Sweet Moment today.

 Doesn’t this look like the perfect cozy night in gift pack?


I’d love to say I used the blanket to cuddle up in while I sipped coffee from the mug and ate Sweet Moments while thoughtfully journalling.  The truth however is that my 3year old claimed the super soft blanket as his own (because the 4 or 5 lovies he has now might all mysteriously disappear on him).  I don’t drink coffee even in the pretties of mugs, so my husband claimed that.  And the two of us snuck out Sweet Moments after the kids were in bed and we watched shameful reality TV.  But OMG were they good.  We had the Cocoa Caramel Obsession and they were heavenly.  Seriously, I was super impressed with how yummy these ready to eat treats were.  They come in packages of 12 bite sized treats and I will admit that I had fully intended to devour a bag based on its rather small size.  But after 5 (hush don’t judge me or tell me how many calories that was) I couldn’t eat another bite.  They were so rich and so good!  I will be kind and not share how many my husband ate.  Not that it matters since his 19 inch waste isn’t affected by it anyway!

Enter to win:

  • 2 VIP coupons for the free purchase of any Pillsbury® Sweet Moments® variety
  • Leather journal
  • Fleece blanket
  • Coffee mug
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9. humanecatssaid…
I like/follow you on Facebook as Ricky Todd.
September 1, 2011 7:24 AM 
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Giddy All Natural Kid Friendly Snack, Review and Giveaway

dip’ems (strawberry, grape, sour apple, strawberry). Each individually wrapped snack pack has scrumptious biscuits baked with whole grains to dip in real fruit! No refined sugar, no high fructose corn syrup, no preservatives or anything artificial. Just real, tasty food!

As a mom I have learned one thing about getting kids to eat things I WANT them to eat: if they think it’s fun, they’re way more likely to eat it.  And DIP is fun for kids.  Our family got to try the strawberry and grape dip ’ems and they were a hit.  I will say I was a little nervous about the brightly colored fruit dip and my inherently messy kids but there was no mess left behind.  It may have been because they were inhaled so quickly that I didn’t even get the chance to take a photo of the kids enjoying them.  And if I didn’t know better, I’d think they has some sort of magical* ability because my boys even threw away their garbage….BEFORE I even asked them too. 

*Neither giddy or I make any real claim of magical powers to make kids clean up!

I’m not sure I’d use these snack IN the car but they are great for on the go if you’re going to be snacking outside or somewhere that isn’t moving. The fruit dip is a little too liquidy for me to be comfortable with the kids (or even myself) having it open in a moving vehicle.  But at the park or out in our yard, or even in our house they are great.  And they are packaged well for travel.  I’ve tried traveling with fresh fruit before and it doesn’t go very well.  This is a great alternative.
You can find Dip ‘Ems from Giddy in local Chicago area Target stores now, in by the fruit snacks and granola bars for $3.99. 

  • 2901 South Cicero Ave, Cicero, IL 60804
  • 2333 63rd St, Woodridge, IL 60517
  • 2241 Willow Rd, Glenview, IL 60025
  • 1700 East Rand Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
  • 8560 S Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, IL 60619
  • 7000 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018
  • 4433 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60632
  • 1111 Brook Forest Ave, Shorewood, IL 60431
  • 1154 S Clark St, Chicago, IL 60605
Or enter to win 3 varieties of dip ’ems here!

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Arby’s Angus Cool Deli sandwich wrap Review and Giveaway CLOSED

Inspired by classic sandwich shop subs, the Angus Cool Deli sandwich is lean Angus Beef served cool. Topped with crisp lettuce, tomato, red onion, Swiss cheese, mayonnaise, dressed in vinaigrette and popping with banana peppers and pickles.

I am a huge Arby’s fan. I LOVE the hot roast beef and it was a sad sad day for me when the store just a couple blocks from my office closed its doors.  But I still stop in whenever I’m out and about near an Arby’s.  My typical order is a roast beef (with plenty of Arby’s sauce) and some loaded potato bites.

I wasn’t so such about a cold sandwich from Arby’s but I took a few minutes this week at lunch and took off to my next closest store.  I got the Angus Cool Deli sandwich, but minus some of the extras. My sandwich was just beef, lettuce and mayo and dressing. But it was really good.  I would compare this sandwich to the other cold sub place that promises freaky fast delivery.  It will definitely be something I order from them now.  But as you can see I probably won’t be deviating from my loaded potato bites anytime soon. They are just too good.  And they made a tastey contrast to the cold sub option!!!

Want to try a new Angus Cool Deli sandwich or wrap for yourself?? Enter to win a $10 gift card from Arby’s below!

Enter to win a $10 Arby’s Gift Card to try the new Angus Cool Deli sandwich yourself!

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**Winner**

Anonymous said…
i’m an email subscriber
August 13, 2011 10:38 AM 
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Blue Bunny Ice Cream Treats Review and Giveaway CLOSED

You know, I consider myself somewhat of an ice cream expert.  I’ve put in a lot of hours of research! Well, maybe not so much research as taste testing.  Did you know that there is actually a guy who gets paid to taste test ice cream all day? I saw it on Discovery channel.  Why oh why didn’t my high school guidance counselor tell me about THAT career path!?!?

So I’m not a professional ice cream taster, I do mostly ProBono work.  It’s tough but someone has to, right?  So when Blue Bunny sent me some of their new ice cream treats to try, I rounded up my ice cream interns (my kids, of course) and we did some indepth study.  Actually what we did was try to consume all the ice cream before it melted because our power was out.  Luckily it came back on and no ice cream treats were needlessly lost!

But man oh man, Blue Bunny, gets 2 big thumbs up from me!  I LOVE soft serve ice cream (yea yea I like ANY ice cream) and I am a big fan of soft served dipped in flavors.  But we just don’t get it that often because my ice cream study time is usually after we’re home and settled for an evening.  But Blue Bunny has seriously perfected the at home soft serve treat.  I LOVE the vanilla in chocolate Mini Swirls!  They ARE mini! Consider there are TEN in a box but they are the perfect size for kids and if I am able to control myself they help me with portion control.  But I may have been able to eat two or three without a problem.  The kids loved the Birthday Party variety and they were super cute but they were a little messy (darn those sprinkles) and a little sweet for me with the vanilla coating AND sprinkles.

And then there’s the Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches.  They are the perfect size for little ones but every bit as tastey as full sized.  I NEVER buy Ice Cream Sandwiches even though I LOVE them because they are sooo messy.  But these smaller sizes make them much less messy because they don’t have the time to melt so much.
My kids are in heaven with these new discoveries.  And I was surprised to find out that several of my friends had already become fans of these treats too.  Now the only challenge for me is deciding which great Blue Bunny Ice Cream Novelties to pick up.  Check out their website and see all the varities they have, its mind blowing!  They even find it easy to find the type of treat you want by listing them by type (As a Bar – No Stick, In a Cone, In a Sandwich, On a Stick, With a Spoon) or by flavor, or even dietary restrictions (Fat-Free, No Sugar Added, Dairy-Free, Nut Allergen-Free, Kosher).
I think my next pick might be Mint Grasshopper Ice Cream Sandwiches but shhhh don’t tell the kids, cuz I’m not sharing!!

Enter to Win Bunny Bucks! (a coupon for purchase of one Blue Bunny packaged ice cream or frozen novelty)
 

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KIDStrong Hydration Beverages Review and Giveaway CLOSED

In IL the winters are COLD and the summers are HOT.  Having kids that are active makes me constantly worry about their hydration in the summer.  We drink TONS of water but sometimes they really want something with some flavor.  I’m personally not a fan of most sports drinks on the market, just because of my personal taste preferences so  was skeptical when I heard of KIDStrong.  But along with being a better alternative to my usual go to when we’re on the run (juice pouches) they actually taste pretty good.  The boys all loved them and I tried each of the flavors and thought they were notable better than the normal sports drinks out there.

About KIDStrong®

Our mission is to be the world’s number one provider of positive energy to kids everywhere. That’s why behind every great-tasting sip are KIDStrong experts who are fully dedicated to the unique needs of growing children. We stay on top of the latest obesity trends, are acutely aware of today’s busy lifestyles, and are genuinely interested in providing families with a convenient, healthy option. At KIDStrong, scientifically-formulated goodness is with you, every step of the way.

Our Mission/Quest

KIDStrong Enterprises seeks to do its part to help reverse the trends that have had a negative impact on our children’s health and well-being. At KIDStrong, our goal is to build a kids’ brand that portrays a powerful image; a brand that delivers a consistent, positive message relevant to both children and their parents. This message is one of a positive self-image, health, strength, vitality, and optimism. Through our use of advanced scientific research, our company designs, develops, markets and distributes unique, healthy beverages that are convenient, all-natural, nutritional, low in sugar and taste great. At KIDStrong, we encourage our consumers to “Be Kids… Grow Strong!”

No bull. Scientifically Developed, Naturally.

KIDStrong Hydration Beverages are scientifically formulated for kids’ hydration and energy and provide a healthful alternative to high glycemic index, sugar-based soft drinks that promote childhood obesity. KIDStrong products contain all-natural ingredients, contain no artificial flavors, colors, or sweeteners, and are preservative-free. KIDStrong Hydration Beverages are low in sugar, consist of a low glycemic index carbohydrate blend, have an optimal electrolyte profile, and are power-packed with 20 vitamins, minerals, and nutrients.

Enter to WIN!

4 bottles of each of the 3 KIDStrong flavors (Clearly Grape, Clearly Fruit Punch, Clearly Orange)

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Microwave S’mores

Summer time means camping and bon-fires in our house.  But I have never been a fan of the flaming marshmallow method of s’mores making.  Molten hot marshmallow being flung around by young kids is simply not my idea of a relaxing evening by the fire. And I’m also not a fan of the taste of charbroiled marshmallow.  I DO however love some melted marshmallow and chocolate messy goodness.  But I just like to roll, microwave style.  And you don’t need one of those crazy $20 s’mores makers.  Seriously!  Check this out, they are easy, delicious and you won’t even need a fire extinguisher.

Step One:
Lay out the bottom graham cracker for the quantity of S’mores you want to make.  I’m making 4!

Step Two:
Add your chocolate. I use 1/4 of a standard sized Hershey bar.  I’ve heard Andes Mints or even Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups make great S’Mores too.

Step Three:
Add a marshmallow to each of your S’mores! I use standard marshamallows but you could also use several of the smaller marshmallows.  The new GIGANTIC ones do not work though, they make a ricidulous mess.

Step Four:
Microwave for :15 seconds.

When you take them out nothing will look very melted but trust me, 15 seconds is enough!  They should look like this:

Step Five:
Add your top graham cracker.

Let sit for a minute, then enjoy!!  All the messy marshmallow and chocolatey goodness without the charred taste!

For other great S’mores creations check out these delicious recipes.  
(click on the image to be taken to the recipe site.)

Disclosure: I have been in no way compensated for this post.  I simply decided to take some photos when I had a s’mores craving recently.  Then I happened to get an email from Betty Crocker with these yummy looking recipes the next day and thought I’d share.

Chex Mix Muddy Buddies Review and Giveaway CLOSED

Chex Mix® heard you loud and clear and is making every day a holiday by offering the previously limited-edition Chex Mix® Muddy Buddies year-round!

Chex Mix Muddy Buddies offers a unique combination of Corn Chex cereal, peanut butter, and chocolate, dusted with a powdery sweet coating. It’s the same delicious snack you’ve been making at home for years, now conveniently packaged and sharable for all occasions. Plus, it’s made with 50% less fat than regular potato chips so you can enjoy the taste without the guilt. Yum!

Check out the Chex Mix Facebook page at Facebook.com/ChexMix and get involved in the conversation! Chex Mix Muddy Buddies might not be available year-round if others hadn’t shared their thoughts about how much they love this mix!

Although we all love Chex Mix Muddy Buddies, it is one of those things I simply don’t ever make.  So when I spotted Muddy Buddies on the shelf back at the holidays, I picked up several bags that were quickly devoured.  So I am thrilled that it is back year round.  When received our prize pack, we didn’t hesitate to break open the bag and between the boys and I, made quick work of that delicious treat!  I love that now when I get a craving for Muddy Buddies I can go to the store and grab them.  Yes, I DO get cravings for that chocolatey, peanut buttery powdered sugar messiness, but that’s why I don’t make it.  Because if I made it, I’d rationalize that if I’m going through the work to make it, I should make a very large batch.  Then there would be a large amount in our house…and self control and Muddy Buddies…they don’t go well together.  So I’m thankful that Chex has made this perfect sized bag that I can split 4 ways and not feel horribly guilty about finishing in a sitting or two.

Enter to Win! Chex Mix Muddy Buddies gift pack that includes a bag of Chex Mix Muddy Buddies, an airtight sealed container, a snacking bowl, and a magnetic clip.

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**Winner**
17. Avery James Photography said… I’ve only made them myself once, just for me bf and son and we just sat home watching a movie snacking on them. YUmm!!
🙂
Thanks!
http://averyjamesphotography.blogspot.com/ 

 
 
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Cocoa Puffs Brownie Crunch Review and Giveaway CLOSED

With the delicious taste of brownies “baked” into every bowl, Cocoa Puffs Brownie Crunch is a delicious chocolate-y cereal ready to be enjoyed for breakfast or as a satisfying snack on the go. You will be sure to get some brownie points as your family’s taste buds delight in the perfect balance of whole grain goodness and delicious chocolate flavor in every bite.

Cocoa Puffs Brownie Crunch has at least 8 grams of whole grain (48 grams recommended daily) and a good source of calcium and Vitamin D in every serving. For chocolate lovers everywhere, Cocoa Puffs Brownie Crunch is sure to become a choco-licious go-to!

Our family tried the new Cocoa Puffs Brownie Crunch and it was a BIG hit.  It was gone in two mornings.  Getting my boys to eat first thing in the morning can sometimes be a challenge.  They, like me, aren’t usually ready to eat as soon as they get up. But on days that we need to get up and go, this complicates things.  But having a box of something like Cocoa Puffs Brownie Crunch on hand can be a big help.  Having an extra special “treat” for breakfast can convince them to eat well and quickly so we can move on with our day without worry that they’ll be whining that they’re hungry as soon as we leave the house.  And with whole grain, calcium and Vitamin D in each serving I don’t have to feel so guilty about this “treat!”

Would your family like to try Cocoa Puffs Brownie Crunch cereal?

Enter to win this great prize pack:

  • One box of the new Cocoa Puffs Brownie Crunch cereal;
  • Two cereal on-the-go containers;
  • And, a fun Cocoa Puffs frisbee
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**Winner**

72. wildcat32 said…
follow you on twitter @5memb
June 22, 2011 10:10 AM 

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Dove Ice Cream Review and Giveaway.

Have you tried Dove Ice Cream, it is seriously the most amazing blend of two of my biggest weaknesses, chocolate and ice cream.  And this summer Dove is introducing three NEW flavors to their already amazing line.

Chocolate Peanut Butter
Chocolate Dulce de LecheChocolate Dulce de Leche
Rich, creamy chocolate ice cream paired with
dulce de leche gelato and sensational salty
caramel truffles. Ah, sweet, salty surrender.
Chocolate Cherry Amaretto


Chocolate Peanut Butter
Rich, creamy chocolate and peanut
butter ice creams sprinkled with peanut
butter cups. Go ahead, give in to your
chocolate peanut butter passion.

Chocolate Cherry Amaretto
Rich, creamy chocolate amaretto
flavored ice cream paired with
chocolatey chunks and succulent cherry
pieces. You’ll delight in every sweet
chocolate cherry spoonful.

Vanilla Caramel Pecan

Vanilla Caramel Pecan
Rich, creamy vanilla ice cream paired
with luscious caramel swirls, chocolatey
chunks and milk chocolatey-coated
pecans. It’s the perfect guilty pleasure.

Vanilla with Chocolate Chunks 

Vanilla with Chocolate Chunks
Rich, creamy vanilla ice cream
sprinkled with luscious chocolatey
swirls and chunks. Vanilla just met its
rich, delicious chocolate soul mate.

Vanilla with Fudge Brownies

Vanilla with Fudge Brownies
Rich, creamy vanilla ice cream with
delectably chewy brownie chunks and
chocolatey chunks. Give in to the
ultimate brownie sensation.

Mint Chocolate Chip

Mint Chocolate Chip
Rich, creamy mint ice cream with
scrumptious chocolatey chunks and
swirls. Ah, such sweet minty,
chocolatey surrender.

Vanilla Caramel Toffee  

Vanilla Caramel Toffee
Rich, creamy vanilla ice cream with
scrumptious caramel swirls, chocolatey
chunks and buttery English toffee.
You’ll savor every moment.

Unconditional Chocolate®

Unconditional Chocolate®
Rich, creamy chocolate ice cream
paired with delectable chocolatey
chunks and swirls. It’s a decadently
delicious chocolate lover’s fantasy
come true.

 Want to try Dove Ice Cream for yourself?
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Chili’s Triple Dipper – Good Things Come In 3’s Review and Giveaway

My family and I have been Chili’s fans for a long time.  It’s one of those places where there is something there that everyone in the family really enjoys and the service is always fabulous. 
I also love it for lunch during the week. They have great lunch specials and they also have quick service even during the busy lunch rush so you can have a great lunch without being late getting back to work.
But recently it seems Chili’s has really been working hard to outdo even themselves.  There have been many great promotions lately but I am LOVING this latest one, Chili’s Triple Dipper.  If you’re like me you’ve looked at a menu and thought if only I could have this with this combo instead, it’d be perfect.  Well with the new Triple Dipper Good Things REALLY DO Come in 3’s because you can chose from TEN different appetizers for some dippin goodness!  If you can’t find 3 things you LOVE from these choices, you just aren’t hungry!

TRIPLE DIPPER™
Combine your three favorite appetizers! Served with dipping sauces • NEW! Loaded Potato Skins • NEW! Memphis BBQ Skins • NEW! Honey-Chipotle Shrimp • Big Mouth® Bites • Boneless Buffalo Wings • Southwestern Eggrolls • Chicken Crispers® • Wings Over Buffalo® • Fried Cheese • Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip

To celebrate this chose your own trio Chili’s gives you the chance to win $20 gift card each day or a grand prize $333 gift card at Shout Out To East Out.

Upload a headshot and create your perfect trio. One random winner every day May 1st – June 30th gets a $20 Chili’s gift card. One grand prize winner will win a $333 Chili’s Gift Card.

Thanks to Chili’s I had the chance to head out to our nearest location to check out the Triple Dipper myself.  Even with THREE choices, it was hard to narrow it down from all the delicious looking choices (I LOVE photo menus).  Because sharing the Triple Dipper 5 ways didn’t sound like fun to me, I chose to have the appetizer sampler, as my meal and I’m so glad I did.  For an appetizer for all of us, we stuck with our tried and true favorite of chips and salsa.  Seriously if you haven’t had their chips and salsa, you NEED to try them because they are my favorite chips in the whole world.  AND they are bottomless (and if you ask nicely they’ll even send you home with some).
As for the Triple Dipper, their equation of 3 appetizers+ 3 dips= 1 happy you.  Totally true.  I loved every bite of mine.  The boneless buffalo wings were full of kick!  The loaded potato skins were amazing.  I love skins, but sometimes they can get a little overly dry, but these were perfect.  And while I think it’s kind of hard to go wrong with Fried Cheese (yeah yeah my arteries hate me but I LOVE it), these were really good and not overly greasy.  Overall it made for the perfect combination.  Now the only problem I have is wanting to go back to try 3 more choices!!!

The Trippler Dipper Menu
one of the options I HAD to get. They were DELICIOUS!

I chose to have the Trippler Dipper as my meal.  Everything about it was amazing.  I had loaded potato skins, boneless buffalo wins and fried cheese.  When it came there MIGHT have been some jealous looks!
And because Chili’s IS one of our whole families favorite places, I did take the whole crew.  But these were the only ones feeling photogenic.
We couldn’t visit Chili’s without getting chips and salsa because they seriously have my favorite chips in the world!!

And this monster of a burger, is what my husband decided to try. It was huge, but he did manage to clean his plate, as did everyone else!! And that says a lot in my book!

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Giveaway Rules
Required Entry: Click here to open an entry form and enter Oh Boy Oh Boy Oh Boy, then leave a comment letting me know you’ve done so.

Additional entries: (Extra entries are only valid after completing the required entry. Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry)

~Leave a comment sharing your 3 favorite foods you would like to have all on 1 plate.
~Follow me publicly on google friend connect (at bottom of page) – 1 entry
~Subscribe by email (must activate) – 1 entry
~Follow my blog on networked blogs – 1 entry
~’Like’ my blog on FaceBook  – 1 entry
~’Like’ Chili’s on FaceBook  – 1 entry
~Follow me on twitter – 1 entry (leave username)
~Follow @Shoutout2eatout on twitter – 1 entry (leave username)
~Tweet the giveaway- may be done once daily, include @lisanoel03 and a link to this post – 1 entry (leave direct url to tweet)
~ Tweet  out this
            “At @Chilis Good Things Come In 3’s! Check out @2Wired2Tired http://bit.ly/linkyrave for 200 chances to win in the #tripledipper linky rave!” – 1 entry (leave direct url to tweet)
~Post my button on your blog (make sure it’s my NEW button) – 2 entries
~Blog about the giveaway – 3 entries (leave link and 3 comments)
~Enter any of my other current giveaways (listed at the top of my page) – 1 entry per giveaway
~Create your terrific trio and comment with the URL link -1 entry
~Opt-In to Chili’s email club (You’ll receive a free appetizer certificate too!) – 1 entry
~Write a post on your blog about your 3 favorite foods you would like to have all on 1 plate and mention the Shoutout2eatout.com promotion. Then comment with the URL link. – 3 entries

 PLEASE NOTE: I will do my best to mediate any problems in delivery of giveaway prizes with the sponsor, and I do my best only to represent companies I trust, however I am not personally responsible for any prizes which are not received for delivery or any other reasons.

**Winner**

Deb said…
I follow you on GFC.
June 10, 2011 7:29 PM 
Contest ended 6/12/11!
US Residents Only!
Please be sure that I have a way to contact you either with a email available on your blogger account or leave your email in your comment. If I can not contact you via email, or you do not respond with in approx. 48 hours to my email, I have to pick a new winner. And I really hate doing that!



Disclosure:  The product(s) featured in this review was provided free of cost to me for the sole purpose of product testing and review. This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of my family and/or self. Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.