Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Basket of Indulgence, Week 1


This drawing is now closed. For a chance to win another basket, please had over HERE. Thanks!

How fun is that?

Lucky little me was so excited to receive this in the mail last week. Lucky family members of mine were thrilled to get to share those Chex Mix bars with me too! I have had the pleasure of being asked to be a part of MyBlogSpark which basically means I get to try fun things like this and then offer a few of you the same opportunity. Not bad, eh? Not only is there a full box of Chex Mix bars in there, but there is also a nail brush, loofah sponge, massager, caramel scented lotion, and three chocolate scented candles.

I am very upfront about the fact that I make just about any kind of treat or baked good from scratch in this house. I make granola bars. I bake our bread. Yada yada yada. But I'm also not "above" packaged treats. And when I read the description of these Turtle Chex Mix bars --"These new snacks combine crunchy Chex pieces, pretzels and peanuts with chewy and indulgent ingredients like caramel and chocolate. And if that´s not enough, they have less than 150 calories per bar and provide at least 8 grams of whole grain per serving (48 grams recommended daily)!"-- there was little doubt in my mind that we would all like them. And we did. I have since purchased a second box of Chex Mix bars using this coupon. They're super handy to keep in the diaper bag for a quick snack for the kids or a last-ditch breakfast for a mommy who rushed out the door too fast!

I am delighted to be able to offer one of these baskets to THREE of my readers. For the next three weeks, I'll be giving away one basket each week. The entry period will run from 6:00 AM Wednesday morning until 6:00 PM Eastern Time on Tuesday.

To enter, please leave a comment answering this question:

What is your favorite quick treat to carry in a purse or diaper bag?

Please be sure your name is "clickable" or you leave an email address so I can contact you.

For a bonus entry, mention this giveaway on your blog then post your link in the comments.

Thanks... good luck!!!

82 comments:

Tara aka "Mama Koala" said...

I love NutriGrain Fruit Twists--healthy and tasty, but very hard to find!

Thanks for the chance to win.

justusseven said...

Im a choco-holic, so I'd have to say M&M's

KCShipe said...

Justusseven - how do you keep m&ms from melting in your diaper bag?

I like gold fish. Just keep them in the side pocket of the bag or you have gold crumbs instead!

FishMama said...

I can keep FishPapa from being crabby if I have Balance bars on hand. But, for me? Anything good I have to have 6 of - one for me and then 5 for the kids, so I rarely have anything on hand. Unless, of course, I sneak off to a corner by myself -- and then I stuff snack size Twix in my mouth before anyone can see me.

Phoebe said...

I, too, like to keep goldfish in my purse. Or, especially this time of year, I keep those little bags of pretzels.

What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.

Megan Muprhy said...

I carry animal crackers!

My email is meganm021182@hotmail.com

Shauna said...

Unhealthy as it may be.... I'm pretty sure that I have like 3 little packs of fruit snacks in my diaper bag right now!! :) my personnal fav: fruit smiles :)
shaunasue87@live.com

Lisa D said...

Nature Valley Fruit And Nut bars. I am addicted to them. They are sooooo good.

email: I_B_A_4mercarny1 at yahoo dot com

toohotforturtle said...

I love fruit leather.

Ryann said...

Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Nut bars (peanut are my favorite) are kept in my purse at all times. Since Addy doesn't eat food, no need to keep anything for her in the diaper bag.

the perpetual optimist said...

We usually just carry a bottle of water for each of us (in the car, of course!).

If we are going to be out for a long time and need snacks we take small baggies of crackers like wheat thins or maybe some granola bars.

Ryann said...

I blogged about your giveaway on my blog. Check it out.

http://tiny.cc/JPXz9

Lura said...

I like fruit snacks to keep in the diaper bag. Lwshells@juno.com

Mrs. Bargain Hunting Wife said...

My favorite snack to keep in the purse is either Fiber One Bars or Nature Valley Nut Bars.

Shaybplus3 said...

I keep yummy Quaker Simple Harvest Bars in my purse because not only do I like them but so do the kids.

delicious.

What a Yummy giveaway,

Thanks for the chance,
Shay B.
Tigger2sch(at)aol(dot)com

Sabrina Lawrence said...

I keep Goldfish, Cheerios for baby, and fruitroll ups.
sabrina_lawrence@yahoo.com

Just Jenny said...

I always have goldfish and graham cracker sticks available at ALL times so there is no meltdown!!

Just Jenny said...

I also wrote about your contest on my blog - come check it out -

http://jenny-justjenny.blogspot.com/2008/11/winner.html

Andrea V said...

My son loves glod fish and fruit roll ups. I take pretzels and cheerios for my daughter.
vickers at comcast dot net

one frugal lady said...

My daughter and I are totally addicted to goldfish. They are great and not as bad as most snacks, unfortunately, we end up eating more than the "serving size"...lol.

CrystalGB said...

I like the Chex Mix bars and the Fiber One bars.

Tina said...

Usually have rice krispie treats for grandson!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

What a great basket of goodies!

My favorite thing to have with me for a quick snack is a Kashi bar. They are SO yummy.

Briana Almengor said...

I'm a granola bar girl when it comes to carry with you treats.

Anonymous said...

i love chocolate... so usually some form of it is with me to munch on.

my email: bethwright@alltel.net

Joan said...

I give my mom credit for this; we keep a baggy of "trail trash" with us at all times.

Simply mix some combination of the following (whatever you like/have on hand) - Cheerios (preferably the multi-grain version), raisins, goldfish, Kix, Chex, pretzel sticks and/or banana chips in a baggy or snap-top bowl and enjoy!

The sweet/salty balance appeals to everyone, and the various textures keep everybody satisfied!

Rachel said...

I love any kind of granola bar. They are light, quick, and easy. This is a great giveaway!

Stephanie said...

I like to have granola bars or pretzels on hand all the time. Thanks for the chance to win it looks fantastic.

Stephanie said...

I bloged about your giveaway here
www.couponjunkie26.blogspot.com

Mommakitten said...

My favorite quick treat is chocolate covered pretzels! What a wonderful giveaway! Come check out my blog for my first giveaway! csikatlane@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

My fave quick treat is dried cranberries. Quite yummy. Thanks for the chance to win.
Brandi
lawyer180@yahoo.com

Christy said...

My favorite quick snack is animal crackers! Thanks for the giveaway!
lovemycoach1377@yahoo.com

*~Dani~* said...

A Fiber One Peanuts and Caramel bar. Yum!

Crazy_in_MD said...

Gold fish is a must have in the diapter bag along with Cheerios!

Great Giveaway!

laura.m.hutchcroft AT uscg.mil

Melinda said...

I enjoy Werther's originals :)
mjf926 at gmail dot com

Caroline said...

It may not be super quick, but they last for a little while and are so easy to throw together:

PBJ's!!!

Whole wheat bread, natural peanut (or almond butter), and low sugar jelly -- delicious and GREAT for you!

Fiddle D. Dee said...

I like to keep peanut butter crackers in my purse! Thanks for the chance to enter!

bookworm said...

I always have a granola bar in my purse in case of emergencies. They are a nice quick treat that doesn't make a mess!

mama2&b said...

Fruit snacks -- for the twin 3-yr-olds AND their papa. And for Halloween we got some little packages of LifeSavers gummisavers and those are big favorites too! No need to worry about crumbs.
orangetriangle2 AT yahoo DOT com

Anonymous said...

For my 4 year old son I usually try to have individual baggies of trail mix. We love the sweet/salty mixture!

Thanks!

candrab13 @ yahoo dot com

Heather said...

My kids love Nutrigrain bars so we usually have those around for when we go out.


amethystjade28{at}aol{dot}com

debbielynne said...

Fiber One Bars

liz said...

Kashi granola bars! I love em! Or second would have to be pretzels! I am a salt addict!
Lizannshort@gmail.com

alisha said...

I love those trail mix granola bars. They are chewy and have a crunch.
doteez2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jinxy and Me said...

I always keep a granola bar in my bag. They can take some wear and tear and are good at tiding me over.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Mandy said...

Mmmmmmm!! That's a basket-o-heaven! My favorite on-the-go treat is Soy Joy bars.

Lori said...

My favorite (though the bag usually never has them since their expensive) is the Odwalla Berries Go Mega, I split them with my daughter!

lkziegler[at]gmail[dot]com

Nanci said...

My favorite is granola bars. Thanks for the giveaway.

Crystal Paine said...

Oh, I would love this!

My favorite snacks to keep in the diaper bag are homemade muffins from the freezer or granola bars.

Amy said...

My favorite treat to keep in my purse is a granola bar.
aleach6179 AT gmail DOT com

Maryea said...

I keep Extra gum in my purse. I'm on a diet and it helps.

Megan said...

I love to carry cheerios!!

- Marybeth I. said...

granola bars - they are easy to carry and not too messy

Lucy K said...

I carry almonds or peanuts in baggies, the kids love them and so do I.
Thanks

MrsAdams06 said...

I love to carry fruit leathers, but only get these when we make the trip to Trader Joe's, where they're cheaper. The rest of the time I love to carry granola bars.

RoseFan said...

I have had these and love them so would love some free ones. I like to take them to games or to the movies, alot cheaper this way for a sweet snack

MrsAdams06 said...

I blogged about your giveaway here:
http://www.frugalinvirginia.com/2008/11/giveaways-galore.html

Helen said...

Goldfish crackers.
aunthoney(at)frontiernet(dot)net

donna444444 said...

For toddlers, some cereal in a snack holder or a ziplock bag is a good idea.
donna444444@yahoo.com

Nyckia said...

I love coffee breakfast bars they are delicious nyckia@msn.com

Sandidandi420 said...

My kids love Goldfish crackers and fresh fruit, so I would say that those would be my favorite snack to take along.

Anonymous said...

I like to keep animal crackers with me at work. They come in handy! Thanks for the giveaway! My email is snblandes@aol.com

Anonymous said...

100 calorie packs, great snack that doesn't ruin my diet.

Thanks!

amberd_short@hotmail.com

Dani said...

I have been trying to win one of these for weeks now!

My favorite snack is pretzels. With so many food allergies in our family, snacks are almost impossible. We have found a brand of pretzels that is safe. I keep them everywhere!

daniwilliams30 AT gmail DOT com

Katie said...

This is a great giveaway, thanks! I like to do different things so I don't get bored. Right now I like granola and fruit bars. I also like to buy the little snack size ziplock baggies and make my own 100 calorie packs of pretzels, cheezits and things like that.

KatieJones7@gmail.com

bison61 said...

either goldfish or fruit snacks

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

lapetitevie said...

Lately I keep clif's mojo bars in my bag. healthy with lots of fill-me-up power

Rachel said...

I like to have goldfish, fruit leather, or some kind of granola bar.

racheldowd07[at]gmail[dot]com

ArkieRN said...

Quaker oatmeal bars are my fav to-go snack to have on hand.

wigget said...

i usually have a banana with me. but i'd prefer a candy bar or gum!

Elissa said...

I have a baggie of Multi-grain Cheerios and some fruit leather in my diaper bag.

jessilynn said...

I like to have Kashi cereal as a snack. It's high in protein and fiber so it's filling and helps get me through the day when my sugar level starts to drop. I also like throwing in a few of the honey wheat pretzel twists in with it for something salty. Thank you for your giveaway! Btw, I bet your homemade granola bars are awesome. I would love to know how to make those. This is my first visit to your blog. Take care! Kristi in FL

Marisa said...

I like to keep a granola bar in my bag, especially now that I am nursing!
marisajayne_16@hotmail.com

Christine said...

I keep granola bars in the diaper bag.

christinerupp(at)gmail(dot)com

Carolyn said...

I try to keep a granola bar in my purse, perferably one with some chocolate in it, lol

thanks for sharing

ceashark@aol.com

judybrittle said...

I like to keep Reese's peanut butter cups in my purse. Just because they taste so good.

Blessings From Above said...

Lately I have actually been keeping Beef Jerky in the diaper bag. My little guy is a very picky eater, but he recently discovered a fondness for Beef Jerky.

Thanks for the contest! :)

TXsunlover said...

I usually keep NutraGrain bars and bottled water handy in my bag and in the car.
Thanks for the chance to win!
proudyaya04 {at} yahoo {dot} com

Michelle said...

I usually have a pack of cheese and peanut butter crackers with water! That always does the trick. I also love NutriGrain Bars.

Michelle
MFraticelli123@yahoo.com

snbjork said...

I'm hooked on Fiber One Bars. But, I also like to have a little bag of raw almonds, craisins, and chocolate chips in the diaper bag for something different.

snbjork@yahoo.com

tracy said...

i love pecans, i could eat them everyday.
snookysk@aol.com

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I tend to carry 100 Cal granola bars!

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