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Thank you to Random.Org for helping to chose the winner of my Zevia Giveaway!

True Random Number Generator:

Result: 23 wins the Variety Full Case

Amanda Says: 3:45 PM  – I am an e-mail subscriber.

Result: 40 & 31 wins the 6-pack Variety Vase

Anonymous Says: 10:22 PM  – I got hooked on diet Coke when I was trying to stay awake while working night shifts. I would like to try Zevia because I’m sure it has healthier ingredients.

stash mama Says: 8:30 PM – I follow you on twitter

I will be emailing you later on today for shipping information… Congratulations again, Helena and Thank You to all who entered for making my first giveaway a success!!! I wish you all the best in my future giveaways!
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A month ago I was sent a free mixed case of Zevia to sample and review (thanks Margaret!!). I could not wait to try Zevia after I learned that it was a zero calorie, all-natural, sweetened with stevia diet soda. I stopped drinking soda a few years ago (aside from the occasional Cherry Coke Zero. I have a weakness for that stuff) and I have never been a fan of diet soda because of it’s bad rep (chemicals, artificial sweeteners, etc). I do not have my Cherry Coke Zero often but sometimes I have a craving for soda other than the Cherry Coke Zero and so these guys are perfect for me, as well as any other health conscious person who is trying to steer away from soda.

After trying all the flavors I am here to tell you that these diet sodas are not only healthy and all-natural, but they are delicious!

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Cola :  I chose this flavor to test first because we all like a good cola. I found this to be less sweet than the regular diet soda. This is a good thing. The sweetness it has is also different in taste. It is a lot less artificial tasting (which should be obvious since there is nothing artificial about it. LOL) If I had to compare it then I would like to say that it tastes more like Diet Coke than Diet Pepsi.

Dr. Zevia: I tried this one next hoping it would be my Dr. Pepper alternative. Thank goodness it did!!! When I am not craving a Cherry Coke Zero it is a Dr. Pepper. I love Dr. Pepper (And the Diet Dr. Pepper tastes just like it!). This version definitely embodied all the flavors of a Dr. Pepper but was less sweet but the overall flavor was outstanding! Yes, I do believe I found my Diet/Dr. Pepper alternative!

Ginger Ale: I am not much of a ginger ale lover but every once in awhile I will indulge. Just like the other flavors thus far it did not disappoint. Tasted just like the usual Ginger Ale’s you would drink but without all that yucky stuff inside. There was the tang of ginger but less intense than a regular ginger ale by a smidgen. I also found this soda to have a lot more fizz/carbonation than the other sodas.

Ginger Rootbeer: This tastes mostly like rootbeer but the added ginger flavor really takes it up a notch. It was hard for me to pinpoint exactly what it tastes like. The only thing I can really say is that it tasted really smooooth.

Lemon Twist: I wasn’t really a big fan of this one. It did not really have much flavor to it. If they discontinued this flavor I wouldn’t miss it or mind.

Black Cherry: Mmm Mmm Good – no Delicious!!! This had A LOT of flavor and just like the Ginger Rootbear it tasted smooothh. The cherry taste wasn’t too strong but it was just enough!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Orange:  I believe that it would be very hard to make an orange soda taste natural. If it did it would taste like orange juice and who wants an orange soda to taste like that? Having said that, this orange soda definately tasted less artificial than any other orange soda i’ve tried in the past.

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And now for the good the part you’ve all been waiting for…details on the giveaway! Zevia has been kind enough to support a giveaway for THREE WINNERS. There will be one grand prize winner who will receive a 24 pack variety case! There will be two runner up winners who will receive a 6 pack variety case.

HERE’S HOW TO WIN

1. YOU MUST DO THIS FIRST or all other entries will be DELETED! Leave me a comment and let me know what is your favorite flavor of soda and why you want to win Zevia

BONUS ENTRIES (each bonus entry must be on a seperate comment otherwise it will count as one entry)

2. Subscribe by Email and Confirm that Subscription (1 entry)
3. Follow my blog (1 entry)
4. Follow ME on Twitter (1 entry)
5. Leave a Tweet and the direct link to that tweet (1 entry) You can do this Daily
6. For another extra entry- Blog about this giveaway, with a link to my blog and come back and leave the link to your blog post. (1 entry)
7. If you don’t have a blog, email or tell a friend about this giveaway and leave me comment telling me you did so. (1 entry)
8. Add me to your blogroll with a link back to me! (1 entry)

**LEAVE YOUR EMAIL IN YOUR COMMENT SO I CAN REACH YOU IF YOU WIN!

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This giveaway ends Sunday, April 11, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. U.S. entrants only. I will pick a winner on Monday morning via Random Org Generator.

Good luck everyone!

No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited by law. I was provided a product or sample for this Review & Giveaway..

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A month ago I was sent a free mixed case of Zevia to sample and review (thanks Margaret!!). I could not wait to try Zevia after I learned that it was a zero calorie, all-natural, sweetened with stevia diet soda. I stopped drinking soda a few years ago (aside from the occasional Cherry Coke Zero. I have a weakness for that stuff) and I have never been a fan of diet soda because of it’s bad rep (chemicals, artificial sweeteners, etc). I do not have my Cherry Coke Zero often but sometimes I have a craving for soda other than the Cherry Coke Zero and so these guys are perfect for me, as well as any other health conscious person who is trying to steer away from soda.

After trying all the flavors I am here to tell you that these diet sodas are not only healthy and all-natural, but they are delicious!

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Cola :  I chose this flavor to test first because we all like a good cola. I found this to be less sweet than the regular diet soda. This is a good thing. The sweetness it has is also different in taste. It is a lot less artificial tasting (which should be obvious since there is nothing artificial about it. LOL) If I had to compare it then I would like to say that it tastes more like Diet Coke than Diet Pepsi.

Dr. Zevia: I tried this one next hoping it would be my Dr. Pepper alternative. Thank goodness it did!!! When I am not craving a Cherry Coke Zero it is a Dr. Pepper. I love Dr. Pepper (And the Diet Dr. Pepper tastes just like it!). This version definitely embodied all the flavors of a Dr. Pepper but was less sweet but the overall flavor was outstanding! Yes, I do believe I found my Diet/Dr. Pepper alternative!

Ginger Ale: I am not much of a ginger ale lover but every once in awhile I will indulge. Just like the other flavors thus far it did not disappoint. Tasted just like the usual Ginger Ale’s you would drink but without all that yucky stuff inside. There was the tang of ginger but less intense than a regular ginger ale by a smidgen. I also found this soda to have a lot more fizz/carbonation than the other sodas.

Ginger Rootbeer: This tastes mostly like rootbeer but the added ginger flavor really takes it up a notch. It was hard for me to pinpoint exactly what it tastes like. The only thing I can really say is that it tasted really smooooth.

Lemon Twist: I wasn’t really a big fan of this one. It did not really have much flavor to it. If they discontinued this flavor I wouldn’t miss it or mind.

Black Cherry: Mmm Mmm Good – no Delicious!!! This had A LOT of flavor and just like the Ginger Rootbear it tasted smooothh. The cherry taste wasn’t too strong but it was just enough!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Orange:  I believe that it would be very hard to make an orange soda taste natural. If it did it would taste like orange juice and who wants an orange soda to taste like that? Having said that, this orange soda definately tasted less artificial than any other orange soda i’ve tried in the past.

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And now for the good the part you’ve all been waiting for…details on the giveaway! Zevia has been kind enough to support a giveaway for THREE WINNERS. There will be one grand prize winner who will receive a 24 pack variety case! There will be two runner up winners who will receive a 6 pack variety case.

HERE’S HOW TO WIN

1. YOU MUST DO THIS FIRST or all other entries will be DELETED! Leave me a comment and let me know what is your favorite flavor of soda and why you want to win Zevia

BONUS ENTRIES (each bonus entry must be on a seperate comment otherwise it will count as one entry)

2. Subscribe by Email and Confirm that Subscription (1 entry)
3. Follow my blog (1 entry)
4. Follow ME on Twitter (1 entry)
5. Leave a Tweet and the direct link to that tweet (1 entry) You can do this Daily
6. For another extra entry- Blog about this giveaway, with a link to my blog and come back and leave the link to your blog post. (1 entry)
7. If you don’t have a blog, email or tell a friend about this giveaway and leave me comment telling me you did so. (1 entry)
8. Add me to your blogroll with a link back to me! (1 entry)

**LEAVE YOUR EMAIL IN YOUR COMMENT SO I CAN REACH YOU IF YOU WIN!

 

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This giveaway ends Sunday, April 11, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. U.S. entrants only. I will pick a winner on Monday morning via Random Org Generator.

Good luck everyone!

No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited by law. I was provided a product or sample for this Review & Giveaway..

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Thank you to Random.Org for helping to chose the winner of my Chobani Giveaway!

True Random Number Generator –
Result: 24

Congratulations Helena Says: 8:37 PM

I found out that it takes 3 pounds of milk to make one pound of Chaboni! I need to win this because I can just taste it already and I know that it will be fabulous!

I will be emailing you later on today for shipping information… Congratulations again, Helena and Thank You to all who entered for making my first giveaway a success!!! I wish you all the best in my future giveaways!

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Chobani Giveaway Winner

Thank you to Random.Org for helping to chose the winner of my Chobani Giveaway!

True Random Number Generator –
Result: 24

Congratulations Helena Says: 8:37 PM

I found out that it takes 3 pounds of milk to make one pound of Chaboni! I need to win this because I can just taste it already and I know that it will be fabulous!

I will be emailing you later on today for shipping information… Congratulations again, Helena and Thank You to all who entered for making my first giveaway a success!!! I wish you all the best in my future giveaways!

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A few weeks ago, I arrived home to a lovely box on my front porch.

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And in the lovely box above the contents of which it contained are below……..(please pardon the countertop clutter in the second picture)

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Do you see all that yummy goodness potential??? I was so excited to test drive these products. Thanks Chobani for giving me the opportunity to taste your products.

Until this point, the only Greek Yogurt I have tasted is Oiko’s. Let’s be real here and remember how much I raved about the yummy goodness that is Oiko’s. Trying to top that would be pretty hard. Well my friends, I am here to tell you that Chobani Rocks My Socks right off!!!  Here’s the lowdown on how my taste buds felt about these fabulous flavors…
Plain: Good, thick and creamy! Much creamier than Oiko’s by a long shot. Similar in taste, but this one tasted better.I liked to mix mine with some cocoa powder or some fresh frozen fruit like mixed berries.

Peach: Delicious! I really enjoyed the huge chunks of peach. It really made this flavor a great one!

Blueberry and Strawberry: Lots of fruit in both of these, great taste too, but I liked the peach better. It had a more powerful fruit flavor than these two. It seemed, to me, that these two lacked a bit of that even tho the fruit bits were in there.

Strawberry-Banana:  I love me some strawberry-banana anything and this was quite tasty. Again, I would have expected a bit more of a PUNCH in flavor but it was still yummy goodness.

Pineapple: DELISH!!! Yum, Yum Gimme Some Delish!! The chunks of Pineapple in here were just the right size, taste and texture. This flavor was certainly my #2 spot. (Peach came in #3)

Raspberry:  Tasted pretty good but i dunno..it was missing something. Maybe I am/was just spoiled by the Peach?!?

Pomegranate…OH BABY! Where have you been all my life?! For real…wanna make a permanent home in my fridge? Yes folks! This is my #1….THEE BEST FLAVOR Chobani has added to their lineup. It seriously tastes just like the pomegranate minus the whole clean up…plus it’s added into the greek yogurt for that extra protein packed punch that we all love and crave with the greek yogurts.  Definately hands-down my #1 favorite flavor!!!!! Chobani did right when they made this flavor! Way to go Chobani!

Honey: Packed full of honey flavor but i’ll be real with ya’ll..i do not like honey in my yogurt so this one didn’t fly with me. yuck! Tho if you are a honey lover, you would enjoy it.

And last but certainly not least……

Vanilla: Omg. This changed my yogurt-eating life! This is seriously my PERFECT yogurt. Thick, creamy, smooth, vanilla-y and just DELICIOUS. Ever since I got these samples (about a month ago) I have been trying to find a local retailer that sells the Chobani but alas, I’m very saddened…no one around here sells them. If they did, I would regularly buy the Vanilla and Pomegrante weekly! They both are THAT good!!!!

Oh but wait…the review doesn’t stop there!!!! Chobani was also kind enough to send over the Children’s Line called Chobani Champions for Little Bear to try.

Straw-nana:  Little Bear was not as excited with this one as she was the Very Berry but she did like it. It made a perfect addition to her snack line up.

Very Berry: Little Bear immediately went “Mmm” and smacked her lips with this one. She loves berry anything and this was PERFECT for her. She finished the cup in lightening speed and even asked for more! When I tried it I then knew why she liked it. It was just the right berry-fection.

Chocolate:  Little Bear was not fond of this one at all!! She had one small taste and went “EW”. Really, you should have seen the look on her face. I tried to take a pic but she wouldn’t let me.  I obviously had to take a taste for myself..EW is right!!! Sorry Chobani but you need to work on this one. It tasted so gritty and not chocolatey at all. Two thumbs DOWN on this one.

HoneyNana: Little Bear must be like me because she said “Ew” and made the face with this one too. It just wasn’t her cup of tea – nor mine. I tried but again, we know how i feel about honey in my yogurt. no dice.

There you have it folks….it looks like Chobani is certainly a greek yogurt winner for this family. It’s just too bad I cannot find it anywhere around here. I’ve since went back to my Oiko’s yogurt and let me tell you, there is no comparison between the two once you try Chobani.  I’m very sad I cannot get my hands on these. They are AWESOME and pack more protein in their cup than Oiko’s.  If you can grab your hands on some Chobani, I suggest you do…Oh wait, you can!!! Here’s how……

The folks over at Chobani have offered one lovely winner an opportunity to receive your own Cho-Case. There are a few ways to enter our CHOBANI GIVEAWAY!!!!!! Which also happens to be my very FIRST GIVEAWAY!

HERE’S HOW TO WIN

1. YOU MUST DO THIS FIRST or all other entries will be DELETED! Please go to the Chobani website, take a look around then come back here and comment about one thing you learned AND why you want to win.

BONUS ENTRIES

2. Subscribe by Email and Confirm that Subscription (1 entry)

3. Follow my blog (1 entry)

4. Follow ME on Twitter (1 entry)

5. Leave a Tweet and the direct link to that tweet (1 entry) You can do this Daily

6. For another extra entry- Blog about this giveaway, with a link to my blog and come back and leave the link to your blog post. (1 entry)

7. If you don’t have a blog, email or tell a friend about this giveaway and leave me comment telling me you did so. (1 entry)

8. Add me to your blogroll with a link back to me! (1 entry)

LEAVE YOUR EMAIL IN YOUR COMMENT SO I CAN REACH YOU IF YOU WIN!
The giveaway ends on Sunday night, 4/4/2010 at 11:59pm EST. U.S. entrants only I will pick a winner on Monday morning. Many thanks to Chobani for this Review and Giveaway Opportunity!

Good luck everyone!
 
No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited by law. I was provided a product or sample for this Review & Giveaway..

P.S. I have a few more reviews and giveaways up my sleeve in the coming weeks…stay tuned. 🙂
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Here’s the low down….

I’m probably going to be taking advantage of this domain name sale that I spoke about earlier today and I need to come up with a domain name. I’m uncertain if the current title of my blog fits or not.

Momma is thinking she needs to know if her current Blog Name is working or not. Do you think that my title fits the content of this blog? or do you feel another name would better suit it? If so, what would YOU suggest?

Here’s where you come in….

I want YOUR suggestions for my blog home. What would YOU chose the title of my blog to be? You can suggest as many as you would like. I’ll leave this open until Sunday, February 22, 2009. I’ll look them all over and make a decision Monday, February 23, 2009 and annouce either Monday afternoon/evening or Tuesday morning first thing.

Feel free to pass on and share my Giveway with other’s as well. The more the merrier.

What will the winner receive?

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AVON’s NEW Naturals Apple & Honeysuckle Shower Gel, Body Lotion and Body Mist Spray. It’s a refreshing scent/retreat and perfect for Spring time. I’m sure you are going to LOVE it. I know I do! This product is not available for another month! You’ll be one of the first ones to have it!

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