August 26, 2009

Organic Applesauce Peanut Butter and Juicebox Give-Away



I don't know about you, but I love me some organic food. Santa Cruz Organic and R. W. Knudsen Organic 'Sensible Sippers' stole our hearts soon after they arrived in our home. They sent us a box full of organic samples in the mail that weighed as much as a heavy stack of text books. We couldn't believe how much food was in it. Did I mention that I love food? In this BOX o' ORGANICS (the very same box you can win in this post) were a bunch of juice boxes, two jars of organic peanut butter (crunchy and creamy), and FOUR different kinds of applesauce! The UPS man may never recover from carrying all that food up to my door.

There was Apple Apricot Sauce, Apple Blackberry Sauce, Apple Cinnamon Sauce and Apple Raspberry Sauce... oh, it was dreamy!

I wish we still had some in the refrigerator right now.

Applesauce is one of our favorite snacks during school because it is healthy and easy (no peeling necessary). I just don't pass up free applesauce, y'all. Applesauce is a Sprittibee staple. I HAD to try this stuff... and I was NOT disappointed. It is crazy good. I am in to brand loyalty (stuck in my ways), but I'm telling you - we have been pining for this stuff since the last of it disappeared.

Unfortunately, the nearest store that sells it is quite a ways in to town. We remain determined to get some more, though. The kids even mentioned it to me today. I'm hoping to talk our local grocery store in to carrying these yummy treats.



After the applesauce vanished, we dug in to the juice boxes. I don't know about you, but I like to add water to my juice to make it less sweet so the kids don't get used to so much sugar. This is especially true for the little ones and kids who are sensitive to sugar in the first place. R. W. Knudsen Organic Sensible Sippers thought of everything. Now you don't have to worry about the kids getting STRAIGHT juice when they crack open a cold juice box on the go - theirs come with 50% juice, 50% water... and they are entirely ORGANIC! My little Bee is sure to be enjoying these in the future!

We loved the flavors, too: Apple, Fruit Punch (organic apple, pineapple, orange, and lemon juices), Banana (shown above), and Mixed Berry (organic apple, raspberry, blackberry, cherry and white grape juices). Mmmm!



Of course, their peanut butter wasn't bad, either. Tastes great with my plum jelly on a PBJ for lunch! In fact, we ate some today! What I love is that they have light roasted creamy or crunchy and DARK roasted creamy or crunchy! They call it 'gourmet peanut butter'. I just call it yummy.

Here's how you can win a heavy box full of yummy organic treats:

#1 (mandatory) Visit www.knudsenjuices.com and click on their 'recipe' section. Tell me your favorite of the recipes they have listed. Leave it in one comment by itself.

#2 (mandatory) Visit www.scojuice.com and click on their 'products' section. Leave one comment by itself telling me what your favorite item is.

Other ways to get additional entries:

#3 (optional) tweet about this contest. ( @sprittibee is giving away a huge box of Organic Applesauce Peanut Butter and Juiceboxes for back to school! Pls RT! http://bit.ly/LSyFy ) You can do this once each day - one entry each time. Leave one comment with your tweet url for each time you tweet.

#4 (optional) follow my recipe blog: www.gatheringmanna.blogspot.com (you can also click the food link in my sidebar!) Leave a comment here telling me that you did it so it will count as an entry.

#5 (optional) email me your favorite recipe. Just because. Then social-bookmark this post! (Stumble, Digg, Facebook, Del.icio.us, etc.) Leave a comment telling me which you did. One entry for each.

#6 (optional) share your favorite snack idea for the school year. Make sure it is in it's own separate comment!

There you go! Six easy ways to enter and win a huge box of organic treats for your kiddos (or yourself... cuz I know you'll be sneaking some when the rug rats aren't looking).

You have until September 12th to enter. The winner will be chosen at random by random.org and announced on September 13th. Good luck!

Happy healthy eating and drinking this school year!



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97 comments:

ethan james said...

I like the Knudsen recipe for the caramel apple smoothie. I love apples and caramel- they remind me of fall, my favorite time of year.

ethan james said...

I like the looks of that Santa Cuz tea. I love tea of all kinds and am always looking for new flavors and brands.

ethan james said...

I signed up for your recipes at your gathering manna site. I have always enjoyed looking at your recipes there. I signed up under my email- bethypa@yahoo.com. These comments are sent under my son's gmail account, hence the difference.

ethan james said...

My favorite snack idea for this year is popcorn. I like it because it is quick, filling and you can mix up the flavor- salty, cheesy, kettle corn, caramel.. so many options. Or with just plain butter. It makes everyone sit down to share and talk too.

ethan james said...

I bookmarked you at Facebook.

Jolene said...

I tweeted today!

http://twitter.com/jolenegreen/status/3555347892

Jolene said...

I had a hard time choosing on the Knudson website which recipes looked the best! I fell in love with all the smoothie recipes..My top 5 are:
Heavenly pineapple coconut smoothie
Pumpkin Pie smoothie
Boysenberry Burst
breakfast bananza
kiwi kick
YUM!

Jolene said...

From the Santa Cruz website...I would love to try the Super Fruit Blands! I dont have any Santa Cruz juice near me anywheres...but it sure does look good and een better...its organic!

Jolene said...

I homeschool...so my fav snack idea is something great the kids can help me make! My kiddos are 5 and 6. They love to make FRUIT SALAD!! It is easy, yummy and healthy too!

Tina said...

On the Knudsen sight, I am making the French Toast. Looks like a new twist on our favoite breakfast for supper.

Tina said...

I am hoping to find some of the apple blueberry sauce near me. Sounds yummy.

Tina said...

I am now a recipe follower. I love trying new recipes.

TZel said...

i would love to try the Pineapple Yam Bake recipe! Especially when yams are so plentiful in the fall. Thank you!

TZel said...

I would love to try the Santa Cruz Organics cherry soda! Thanks!

holly K said...

At the Knudsen site, I found a recipe for SOY Panna Cotta. This is awesome because my son is allergic to dairy! cookiecutter72 at hotmail dot com

holly K said...

I'd love to try the Tangerine soda. cookiecutter72 at hotmail dot com

holly K said...

I put you on my Facebook page.
cookiecutter72 at hotmail dot com

Katrina Flaws said...

Im going to try the Knudsen for the Peachy Keen smoothie. Im making yogurt in the crockpot now!

Katrina Flaws said...

The Santa Cruz Apricot Mango juice is wonderful! Put in some crushed ice or make popsicles for the kiddos! YUM!

Katrina Flaws said...

Im signed up for your recipe blog Gathering Manna. Love the name by the way. Im signed up under email lunamom_murphy@yahoo.com

Katrina Flaws said...

My easiest and most healthy after school snack (actually we homeschool so its an anytime snack) is when I make smoothies in the morning, then freeze the leftovers in popsicles for the kids. I have a recipe called the Popeye smoothie which has OJ, spinach, coconut oil, flax seeds and a handful of frozen blueberries!

Katrina Flaws said...

Ive got you on my links page on facebook.

michellenotdawn said...

Oh yum!
Pomegranate Sorbet...gonna have to try that one.

michellenotdawn said...

Ooh, sparkling tangerine sounds wonderful.

Tami said...

the Double Cherry Vanilla smoothie sounds great!

Tami said...

i tweeted http://twitter.com/agodlyhomemaker/status/3561756314

Tami said...

i love the Juice Drink Boxes

Tami said...

we love homemade yogurt with strawberries as a snack

sarah said...

i like the Cranberry Tea Refresher recipe. it looks really yummy :)

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sarah said...

i think the Santa Cruz Organic® organic chocolate syrup sounds really good!

sadiekate2001 at yahoo.com

sarah said...

i tweeted! http://twitter.com/sadiekate08/status/3562286451

sadiekate2001 at yahoo.com

Jolene said...

http://twitter.com/jolenegreen/status/3555347892

I tweeted again today! :)

jeannie said...

I really think the Sunrise Smoothie sounds good.

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Jeannie said...

The product I like the best is the juice boxes, tropical flavor.

jhenrichs@ymail.com

Traci Best said...

Black Forest Cherry Smoothie!

Traci Best said...

Concord Grape Soda! YUM!

Traci Best said...

http://twitter.com/tracibest Tweet!

Traci Best said...

Now following Gathering Manna! ;)

Traci Best said...

Sent Cran-Apple Oatmeal recipe...and linked to this post on Facebook!

Traci Best said...

Favorite Snack Idea: Pumpkin Cake! This weekend I mixed up a dark chocolate cake mix with a small can of pumpkin, two eggs and two Tbs of oil. Bake by directions on the box.

I glazed it with a powdered sugar/cocoa glaze but it would be good with just a dab of cool whip!

The great thing is you can switch out any type of cake mix! Yellow, white or SPICE would be yummy.

I added 2 T cinnamon to the cake mix and 2tsp of cinnamon to the glaze too to shake it up a bit.

Extra fiber and veggies! ;)

Heather S. said...

I like the recipe for the Pumpkin Pie Smoothie. Coming from the "Pumpkin Capital of the World," I have a weakness for anything pumpkin!!

Heather S. said...

The Santa Cruz Rasberry Lemonade sounds yummy!

Heather S. said...

I'm going to follow your recipe blog through google reader.

Heather S. said...

A snack we like at our house:

Party rye bread
mayo
cucumber, cut in slices
crazy pepper

Spread a little mayo on each slice of party rye bread. Add a cucumber slice and sprinkle with crazy pepper!

Home Grown Learning said...

I tweeted today. www.twitter.com/susanmight

Home Grown Learning said...

I emailed you my favorite recipe and I also "bookmarked" (posted a link to) this post on my Facebook.

Home Grown Learning said...

My kids and I love it when I make a fruit dip made of marshmallow fluff, cream cheese and a bit of vanilla extract mixed together. I then put out a variety of fresh fruit and we dip and munch til our hearts (and tummies) content.

Home Grown Learning said...

I am now following your Gathering Manna Blog.

Home Grown Learning said...

I went to the Knudsen Juices website and checked out their recipes. I can't wait to try many of their smoothie recipes as my kids love smoothies and I think it is a great way to get a serving or more of fruit.

Home Grown Learning said...

I am looking forward to trying the Santa Cruz juice boxes. I think I will stop by the store today and pick some up. I think this will be a great alternative on-the-go drink to our usual soda from the drive-thru. The fact that they are organic is an added bonus.

Julie said...

Mmmm...the Knudsen french toast sounds yummy! I have some of their juice here and it is good!

Julie said...

We love the Santa Cruz Mango Lemonade...makes good popsicles too!

Julie said...

Just signed up to follow your recipe blog. :)

LilBear said...

Tough choice. I like the Black Forest Cherry smoothie (but I'd use organic chocolate milk instead of soymilk). Orange Mango Chicken looks yummy, too. Thanks for this giveaway!

LilBear said...

Over at Santa Cruz Organics, their Raspberry Lemonade soda looks good. Peanut butter, too (love all things peanut butter!). Thanks again!

LilBear said...

Just twittered at twitter.com/LilbearMe

LilBear said...

My fave recipe is Ranch Chicken http://embraceeverymoment.blogspot.com/2009/02/ranch-chicken.html . Just posted on facebook.com/LilbearMe

LilBear said...

My fave snack idea depends on the day, our moods, and what kind of pick-me-up we need. Mainly, a piece of fruit and a sweet & salty nut bar (Nature Valley) works well. Sometimes I throw in some m&m's or a few Dove chocolates for a boost (definitely for me!).

Katmagick said...

Lemon Ginger Granita sounds delicious.

Katmagick said...

Champagne Style Sparkling Limeade is my favorite product.

Katmagick said...

TWEET
http://twitter.com/katmagick/statuses/3644479166

Katmagick said...

Signed up to Follow

Katmagick said...

One of my favorite snacks is frozen grapes.

Home Grown Learning said...

just twittered....

www.twitter.com/susanmight

Home Grown Learning said...

posted a link to facebook.

www.facebook.com/smight

Katmagick said...

Daily Tweet

http://twitter.com/katmagick/statuses/3670150539

Home Grown Learning said...

twittered and posted on facebook

www.twitter.com/susanmight

www.facebook.com/smight

Traci Best said...

ReTweet! ;)

saradickens said...

Pina Colada anyone? :) YUM!
http://www.knudsenjuices.com/recipes/smoothies_and_snacks/heavenly_pineapple_coconut_smoothie

saradickens said...

FB-ed it :)

Katmagick said...

http://twitter.com/katmagick/statuses/3742558025

Katmagick said...

following your gathering manna blog

Katmagick said...

Tweet

http://twitter.com/katmagick/statuses/3761936023

Traci Best said...

ReTweet! ;)

Katmagick said...

http://twitter.com/katmagick/statuses/3787809580

Katmagick said...

http://twitter.com/katmagick/statuses/3800722778

Katmagick said...

http://twitter.com/katmagick/statuses/3819320252

"Miss" Anita said...

I like Knudsen's Caribbean Punch recipe.

roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

"Miss" Anita said...

I like the Santa Cruz Organic chocolate syrup. Yum!!!

roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

"Miss" Anita said...

I tweeted about this for 9/7:

http://twitter.com/HSBSuzanne/status/3820524222

roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

"Miss" Anita said...

I follow your recipe blog.

roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

"Miss" Anita said...

My favorite snack idea is apple and cheese slices... oooh good!

roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

LilBear said...

Just retweeted again! Thanks for this giveaway, Heather!

Katmagick said...

http://twitter.com/katmagick/statuses/3845020309

"Miss" Anita said...

I tweeted for 9/8:

http://twitter.com/HSBSuzanne/status/3854601354

roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

(Does it help if we shout, "We love you, Heather!"???)

Katmagick said...

http://twitter.com/katmagick/statuses/3872019352

"Miss" Anita said...

I tweeted for 9/9:

http://twitter.com/HSBSuzanne/status/3875837905

roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

Katmagick said...

http://twitter.com/katmagick/statuses/3889257539

Home Grown Learning said...

twittered an posted on facebook...

www.twitter.com/susanmight

www.facebook.com/smight

"Miss" Anita said...

I tweeted for 9/10:

http://twitter.com/HSBSuzanne/status/3901528900

roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

Katmagick said...

Daily Tweet

http://twitter.com/katmagick/statuses/3915368685

Katmagick said...

My Final Tweet
http://twitter.com/katmagick/statuses/3937287809

"Miss" Anita said...

I tweeted for 9/12:

http://twitter.com/HSBSuzanne/status/3941689547

roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com

Bay said...

Fave recipe: Grilled Spiced Apple Jamaican Jerk Chicken. (mouthful!)

Bay said...

Fave Santa Cruz product: Dark roasted crunchy!

Bay said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/queenmotherblog/status/3947451045

Traci Best said...

ReTweet Retweet ;)

 

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