Friday, October 16, 2009

Betty Crocker Gluten-Free Fruit Snacks {Review and Giveaway}


My Blog Spark has teamed up with Betty Crocker yet again to provide another wonderful review opportunity for us bloggers(and you readers *wink wink*)! Similar to my last Review with Betty Crocker, they have introduced a line of gluten free, fruit-flavored snacks for kids that are both healthy and too darn good if you ask me-Here is some information straight from their website:

"Betty Crocker Fruit-Flavored Snacks are a snack choice you can feel good about - they are made with real fruit and each serving is less than 100 calories! Now every kid can enjoy the simple joy of a fun, great tasting gluten free snack."

I was THRILLED to receive the package via the USPS the other day with the words 'MyBlogSpark' on it because I know right then and there that it's going to be quality! This time, I intercepted it before my dad could mistakenly rip it open with the preconceived notion that it was his(which is an ongoing battle between the two of us). You can see when I opened it I was not disappointed...

In this fun package deemed 'Simple Joys' , there was included:

  • 2 Boxes of Betty Crocker Fruit-Flavored, Gluten Free Snacks
  • A Retro Pick em' Up Sticks Game
  • A Light Up Yo Yo(My personal favorite)
  • A Classic Frisbe
Let me share with you a few secrets:

Secret #1: I have been playing with that yo yo every chance I get-I mean come on...It Lights Up!!

Secret#2: Between the 3 people that live in my household, those snacks were gone within 2 days (tops).

I can express all of those 3 people's opinions in one word: Yummy! They honestly didn't taste any different then the regular fruit snacks you could run out and get right now. I have yet to play with my Frisbe and pick-up sticks, but I'm just waiting for someone who will play with me :-)

I know-I need a life. Lol

There was one thing that I wasn't too thrilled about though: Even though the snacks were gluten free, they weren't high fructose corn syrup or dye free. For me personally, I like to go as organic and natural as I can. However, for a kids lunch or snack time, I have no qualms in saying that these will do the trick-Especially if your kids are gluten sensitive.


{The Giveaway}

One lucky T.E.E. reader will be getting the same Simple Joys Prize Pack I received (includes all you see below)!!


{The Rules}

1. You MUST include a way to reach you whether it be an email or blogger URL.
2. Each comment, mandatory and or extra, has to be separate.


{Win It}


Share with us one of your favorite 'Simple Joys'



{Extras}

1. Follow my Blog(1 extra)

2. Subscribe to Me(1 extra)
*Located on the right-You can't miss it.

3. Follow Me on Twitter(1 extra)

4. Tweet this giveaway(1 extra)
-Win a Simple Joys Prize Package from Betty Crocker @ http://bit.ly/HCslI

5. Tell me how you have been affected by food sensitivities(2 extra)

6. Go to Betty Crocker's Gluten Free Website Page and tell me something you learned(1 extra)

7. Blog about this giveaway leaving a link back(3 extra)


That's 1 mandatory entry + 10 extra entries which = 11 entries total!
Good Luck!


This contest will run from Friday October 16, 2009 12:00 pm central standard time until Friday November 6, 2009 11:59 pm central standard time. The winner will be chosen via Random.org and will be contacted within 24 hours of the drawing. You have 72 hours to claim your prize and send me your shipping information-If I haven't heard from you within that time frame, I will choose another winner.

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I received a Simple Joys Prize Package from My Blog Spark so that I could accurately write an honest review of the company’s products and it‘s services-All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are mine and mine alone.

Happy Damn FTC?

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127 comments:

AStarrA said...

A simply joy for me is able to read some of a book without being interrupted (that's why I show up early to carpool)
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Linda K said...

My simple joy is just hanging out with my dog

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Linda K said...

I have been affected by not being able to eat regular ice cream due to lactose intolerance. Causes significant pain if I eat it.

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tanya904 said...

One of my simple joys is taking long walks in the evening Just me and my dog..
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I learned that Betty Crocker
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minishoes1 said...

My simple joy is playing with my 2 dogs(ginger and Vinny) outside on a beautiful Fall day. thanks! jacquecurl1@gmail.com

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They will come out with gluten free frosting this fall. jacquecurl1@gmail.com

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I can't eat very much cereal (peanutbutter crunch)because I am lactose intolerant.jacquecurl1@gmail.com

Brimful Curiosities said...

A cup of hot tea is joy for me. Especially when it is cold outside.

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Brimful Curiosities said...

I have a walnut allergy. I loathe potlucks because I'm always worried that someone sneaked them into their dessert.

Leslie said...

My simple joy is blogging :)

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Leslie said...

I learned that Betty Crocker® is a proud sponsor of the Celiac Disease Foundation :)

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noreen said...

playing hop scotch with my girls

hollowsins said...

My simple joys are my children,bubble baths and good books.

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My son was lactose intolerant and that makes it dificult to creat family meals everyone enjoys

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lactose intolerant

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betty crocker-I learned they make a variety of items I have never seen

Michele P. said...

a simple joy for me is a nice long bubble bath after a very stressful day!

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Michelle said...

One of my favorite simple joys is reading the paper and drinking coffee on Sunday morning. Thanks for the chance to win!

cjcmommy said...

One of my simple joy's is to put a puzzle together with my son.
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Heidi V said...

My simple joy is Saturday family breakfast.

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Heidi V said...

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Amy said...

One of life's simple joys is my almost daily belly laughs with my little toddler.

lmurley2000 said...

i love butterscotch ice cream
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Jennifer said...

My favorite simple joys are hugs and kisses from my four babies! I love it!!

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AJ said...

A simple joy for me is being to go online to chat with friends ( :

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Kristie said...

One of my simple joys is hearing my kids laugh. :-)

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sweetpea08 said...

My simple joy is snuggling with my little guy! Just seeing him smile and laugh is the simplest, but greatest joy!
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sweetpea08 said...

I LOVE ice cream, but unfortunately it doesn't agree with me...so it's just easier not to eat it! I have found that sorbet and sherbet I can handle...so I eat smoothies instead!
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sweetpea08 said...

#2 I LOVE ice cream, but unfortunately it doesn't agree with me...so it's just easier not to eat it! I have found that sorbet and sherbet I can handle...so I eat smoothies instead!
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sweetpea08 said...

I learned that it was because two of their co-workers had to change to a gluten free diet that they realized they didn't want people to miss out on sweet moments, so that's how they came up with gluten-free products!
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tanya904 said...

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Shadowofwonder47 said...

This sounds like an absolutely awesome giveaway! Please enter me.

My simple joy is reading! Once when I was little I brought a book with me to a concert/fair and everyone kept asking me how I could read it over the noise. I told them it was because I have five siblings and it wasn’t really that different from my house.

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+2 (food sensivity) I used to have mild allergies of peanuts when I was younger! Worse, is that I absolutely LOVE peanuts/peanut butter and I could never eat them without getting allergies and lectures!!! I’m really glad that I grew out of it.

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Jessca said...

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Natalie A. said...

My simple joy is my family, friend's, and my pets! Thanks!

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My food sensitivites are milk products! I'm allergic to them! Thanks! 1

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My food sensitivites are milk products! I'm allergic to them! Thanks! 2

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Natalie A. said...

I learned they have 4 new gluten free mixes! The cookie and brownie mix sure catch my eye! Thanks!

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Deb K said...

One of my favorite Simple Joys is spending time with my grandchildren at the Park :)

Thanks for the chance!

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Deb K said...

I have Milk allergies so I have to be careful what I eat all the time!

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I have Milk allergies so I have to be careful what I eat all the time!

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Bachuchay said...

My Simple Joy is playing Peek-A-boo with my one-year old daughter.. Nothing beats the joy I have when i see her giggle

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jjfiji said...

A simple joy is looking at the cat all curled up and sleeping on the bed at night. Thanks!

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jjfiji said...

I'm sensitive to milk products - they do a real job on my stomach. So, I never buy ice cream :( and avoid anything not lactose-free. - entry 1

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jjfiji said...

I'm sensitive to milk products - they do a real job on my stomach. So, I never buy ice cream :( and avoid anything not lactose-free. - entry 2

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jjfiji said...

On the website, I learned that Betty Crocker sponsors both the Celiac Disease Foundation and the Celiac Sprue Association.

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Mama Zen said...

Coloring with brand new Crayons!

Janet and Maya said...

One of my simple joys is watching my daughter play....just watching the expressions that skitter across her face. Pure joy! (and she loves yo-yo's!)

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i don't personally have food sensitivities but one of my best friends cannot tolerate gluten so I've learned much about it.
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i don't personally have food sensitivities but one of my best friends cannot tolerate gluten so I've learned much about it.
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ABCFrugality.com said...

My favorite Simple Joy is my son's laugh! He's 4 months old and to me, it's like angels singing!

Janet and Maya said...

i went to the website and learned that Betty Crocker makes many gluten free mixes - cakes, brownies etc!
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Susan said...

Simple Joys happen every day. A hug from my Grandchildren. A sunny day. 10 minutes of peace and quiet. A parking place close to the store.

Susan said...

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Susan said...

My grandchildren have Food sensitivities. The 5 year old was diagnosed as lactose intolerant as an infant. We now know it's a sensitivity to gluten. It's so hard for her to change up her diet and eat things she wans't supposed to and NOT eat things she wants.

Susan said...

I was so glad to see the Gluten Free mixes. I'll be able to use this with my granddaughter!! Yippee!

lfhpueblo said...

One of my simple joys is to go on a long walk with my dogs.

I used the google account entry link you have to post my comment.
Thanks, Lauralee Hensley.

Good luck to all.

lfhpueblo said...

I subscribed to you via email.

I used your google account entry link to post.

Thanks, Lauralee Hensley

lfhpueblo said...

I have quite a few food allergies.
The worst being Lamb ( wool and lanolin by products too).
You know, it's pretty hard finding really effective, good lotions without lanolin products in them.

I used your google account link entry to post this comment.

Thanks, Lauralee Hensley

lfhpueblo said...

See food allergy entry above, second extra entry for doing such above.
Thanks, Lauralee Hensley

lfhpueblo said...

I learned that Betty Crocker has quite a few Gluten Free Recipes on their site that use their Gluten Free Mixes, one of such is the Marble Cake, that uses two different products of their's.

Used your google account link to post this comment.
Thanks,
Lauralee Hensley

Bonita12 said...

A simple joy to me is to have time alone to get a facial, read a book, or surf the net.

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I learned the website has several Gluten-free recipes.