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Thursday, March 11, 2010

A Newman's Own Organics Give-a-way

Good evening everyone!

Welcome to Sunshine Mama's first give-a-way from Newman's Own Organics. (No, Dawn, it wasn't a figure posing suit that was in the box)

I have been thinking about doing a give-a-way for a little while now, and just decided that I would contact a company that has products that I already use.

I currently use Newman's oil and vinegar on my salads. When I went on their web site, I discovered that Paul Newman's daughter, Nell Newman, began her own organics company called Newman's Own Organics,which is separate from her father's company. After looking through their organic website, I noticed that they made a variety of foods that I could eat, and some foods that I could not eat. ( I currently do not eat sugar, white flour and processed foods) I was actually really impressed that they made so many different kinds of organic chocolate and cookies along with five different kinds of pretzels, olive oil and vinegar, organic microwave popcorn and dried fruit.

So, after corresponding with Sally from Newman's Own Organic, we've put together a little package of goodies for someone. Sally has already sent me a box of things for our family to try out, which our children are anxiously waiting to do.
Basically everything that you see in the picture is in this give-a-way box. There are six different kinds of organic chocolate bars, five different kinds of cup types of chocolates, cookies, dried apricots and dried cranberries, honey wheat mini-pretzels, speltz pretzels, and organic microwave popcorn.
This is how the give-a-way will work.
It will run starting tonight through midnight Thursday, March 18, 2010.
You have one chance to enter your name for the drawing...
1.) You can either sign up as a follower and comment that you did so,
2.) you can leave a comment saying that you already are a follower,
3.) or if you do not have a blog just leave a comment
In your comment, just tell me what you think you would like to try out from this give-a-way box. If you do not have a blog, be sure to leave an e-mail address so that I can contact you if you win (except for my dad, I know how to get a hold of you).
I don't want to make this give-a-way too complicated. I'm just really excited that I have an opportunity to give my blog followers a chance to win some quality food from a quality company.
There is one other unfortunate rule. They will not ship outside the United States. Sorry to my Canadian followers, I really wish they could ship to Canada.
The winner will be selected through a drawing from a hat or if I can figure it out, I'll use one of those electronic drawings. LOL! Can you tell this is my first drawing?
Throughout the week I will share our family's taste testing adventures with Newman's Own Organic. Some of the products I will taste test are in the winning package while some things are not.
And I'm not sure how the disclaimer works, but all of this was basically my idea. Does that work as a disclaimer? Ha, Ha.
If you would like to learn more about this company, you can visit
Other than that, Sunshine Mama is doing well today.
I turned eight weeks along today. I have a current picture on the side bar.
I hope you're all doing well. Friday's about here!!
Sunshine Mama


  1. Ooh, Ooh, pick me! ;-) I highly doubt I'll be picked, seeing as I'm the FIRST poster, but odds are odds, I guess. =)

    Of course I want to try the organic chocolate bars. YUM. Aw, who am I kidding, I want to try it all! The popcorn doesn't tempt me as much; I'm not much of a popcorn gal.

    Yay for a giveaway!

  2. Looks like a great give away. To bad I am in Germany. Can't wait to see what you like. I can always have my mom send me some stuff to try!!! I love me some popcorn!

  3. I already follow you on Google Reader :)

    I like their products! I would like to try the popcorn!

  4. Ah, those Americans! :) JOKING! Did you know that we Canadians are actually taught the difference between us and Americans in school??? I've realized the main difference is that we Canadians care what the difference is and American's don't. Seriously, I bet most have never written a school paper on the subject, but we up North have thought long and hard about it. Funny, eh? LOL

    So, today I've learned the real difference is, we Canadians always lose out on the give aways!

    I'd want to try to popcorn. In fact, I'll look for some on my next jaunt over the border for American groceries.

    When does the posing suit arrive? I should have known it would be in a much tinier box, like a letter envelope! :)

  5. I'm a follower! :) And the caramel cups look awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. I'm a follower too. =) I would like to try the dried cranberries...I have said no to them repeatedly in the store but would love to have some on my salad with pears, oranges, onions, & walnuts! Yummmmmmmmmm.....

    I love the picture update!!!

  7. I'm a follower! And it's all about the chocolate for me!

  8. You know I follow! What a great idea for your blog and these products! Their balsamic vinagerette is the best of all time! I am so excited. I went over to their website to do a little exploring and I think I am interested in that popcorn, Pop's Corn. Um, 94% fat free? Yes please! I am intrigued by the cookies, the website calls them "Champion cookies!" But I've been on more of a salty, crunchy fix lately. I think the popcorn is right up my alley!

    Your first giveaway is so cool, Sunshine Mama! Good work. Glad to hear you are doing good today and happy weekend.

    Oh wait! I can't believe I forgot to tell you!!! If you have a girl baby, what about "Sunflower" for Our Darling Kids?? Ahh! I thought of that a long time ago and kept meaning to mention it to you. Still thinking of boy ideas = )

  9. ooh i love newman's own 'cause i can actually eat some of their products! :) umm their "alphabet cookies" are not too tasty though. kind of cardboardy in my opinion. some of their other stuff is good though! you know i'm all about my chocolate, though the dried fruit is appealing too believe it or not.

    i'm a follower already, duh ;)

  10. Hello! I think I've commented maybe once before here...but I've been reading your blog for about a month. You are so inspiring! I even went back and read most of your archived posts.

    As for the Newmans organic items...I would love to try the spelt pretzels. I've never tried spelt before but I have always wanted to. =)

    my e-mail is drgnfly423 (at) gmail )dot) com

  11. Congrats on your first giveaway!

    Of what I see pictured in your goody-box, I'd guess I'd have to say the Honey Twist pretzels. I already love the Rold Gold ones, but always like to give an organic option a try!

  12. This is a great giveaway!! I love everything in that box!!!

    Pick Me!

  13. OMG I want to win this! I am a follower!

    Congrats on your first giveaway!

  14. How fun! Congrats on your first giveaway! I'm following you :)

  15. I have been meaning to try spelt pretzels! That is a grain/flour I haven't tried baking with yet (I hear it is heavier) & want to try a finished product before trying it myself.

    Very cook giveaway! :)

  16. I'm a follower. I already enjoy eating their peanut butter cups, I really want to try those chocolate caramel ones.

  17. i just started following and find you refreshing.
    congratulations on the new baby!
    i live in a area that has a very small amount of newman's own products but i do like what i have tried. i think i want to taste it all LOL

  18. I'm a follower. That popcorn looks good.

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