Update (5/24/2010): This giveaway contest is now finished. We’ll announce the winner soon.
Recently, Madison on the Cheap received an e-mail from MyBlogSpark asking if we would be interested in receiving a “Live Green Together” prize pack from Cascadian Farm that included cereals and granola bars. It was accompanied by the offer of an additional prize pack to give away to one of our readers. It was this latter offer that convinced us we wanted to participate in this offer.
When our prize pack arrived, it included the following products from Cascadian Farm: Fruitful O´s cereal, Cinnamon Crunch cereal, Chocolate Chip Chewy granola bars, Dark Chocolate Almond Granola, Dark Chocolate Almond granola bars, Oats & Honey granola, and an eco-friendly grocery bag. These were regular, full-sized packages, not little samples.
Izzy the Intern immediately staked a claim to the granola bars, pausing briefly to ask, “But do they contain bran?” We checked the nutritional information and the answer was, “No.” However, we learned that the Dark Chocolate Almond granola bars each contained 5 grams of fiber, which pleased Izzy, who tends to get bored eating bran cereal and prunes (and that’s just about all we’re going to say about fiber).
Scanning the nutritional information for all six products, we learned that Cascadian Farm products are organic – and very importantly – they do NOT contain high fructose corn syrup (something Izzy was surprised to learn was in the leading brand of bran cereal he’s been eating).
There are so many brands of cereals and granola bars in grocery stores these days, it’s easy to fall into a rut and keep buying what’s familiar, rather than making the bold decision to leave your comfort zone and try something new.
We enjoyed our Cascadian Farm products and were please to discover that the company is open and forthright when it comes to providing information about them.** Check out their website to learn more about the Cascadian Farm story, the nutritional information for each product, and why (if you don’t already know) buying organic is good for you and your family.
Now – at last! – the part of this post you’ve been waiting to read. If you’d like to win a prize pack that includes the following products from Cascadian Farms: Fruitful O´s cereal, Cinnamon Crunch cereal, Chocolate Chip Chewy granola bars, Dark Chocolate Almond Granola, Dark Chocolate Almond granola bars, Oats & Honey granola, and an eco-friendly grocery bag, here’s how to enter our giveaway contest:
Leave a comment on this post and tell us either what you normally eat for breakfast, or what you’d really prefer to be eating for breakfast.
You must leave your name (first name only, if you wish) and a valid e-mail address (which will not be visible to others). We need the e-mail address to contact the winner for addition information (mailing address).
The contest is open until 11:59 p.m. CST on Sunday, May 23rd, 2010. Any entries received after that time will not be accepted. Only one entry per person. Multiple entries will be discarded. Contest open only to U.S. residents with a U.S. mailing address. MyBlogSpark will ship the prize directly to the winner via FedEx, so the winner will have to provide a street address in order to receive the prize.
Winner will be selected using Random.org and notified by e-mail. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize.
Note: We use comment moderation, so your comment may not appear immediately. We’ll check comments in the queue several times a day, so check back later if you want to see yourself in print.
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