Friday, February 4, 2011

Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate! Don't miss this giveaway!

Congratulations to Catherine G.N.A.T.!  You're the winner of the Equal Exchange chocolate giveaway!  Please e-mail me your shipping address ASAP (less dot sweet at gmail dot com)!

I love it when companies whose products I already buy contact me to review their products!  I love Equal Exchange chocolates.  Their dark chocolate has a luscious, deep chocolate flavor, and the company is a worker-owned Fair Trade company to boot.  Equal Exchange is "building equitable trade relationships with co-ops of small-scale farmers, while also working to reform an increasingly consolidated and unjust food system."

Equal Exchange has two new chocolate offerings just in time for Valentine's Day.  The first is Organic Ecuador Dark Chocolate (65% cacao content).  This chocolate has a fantastic deep chocolate flavor.  My kids (also dark chocolate fiends) loved it as much as my husband and I did.  It's a delicious chocolate that I would happily buy.
The second new offering is one that speaks directly to my heart.  I love caramel as much as I love chocolate, and add sea salt to the mix...swoon!  Equal Exchange has a new Organic Chocolate Caramel Crunch with Sea Salt (55% cacao content) bar.  This bar is so good that I gave my husband a small square to try and hoarded the rest for myself.  If you like caramel and chocolate, this is a bar that will make you go weak in the knees.
Here's the best part - Equal Exchange is giving one lucky reader a box of assorted Equal Exchange fairly-traded chocolate bars!

To enter, simply leave a comment telling me which Equal Exchange chocolate bar you would most like to try.  Entries will be accepted until 11:59 pm Saturday, Feb 5.  The winner must provide a valid shipping address by noon MST on Monday, February 7. 

Everyone wins!
Equal Exchange is also offering a coupon code for $5 off a case of Equal Exchange chocolates on the Equal Exchange webstore.  Use the code chocolate5 to take advantage of this coupon.  The coupon is valid through 2/28/11.

Good luck!!

Disclaimer:  All chocolates were provided by Equal Exchange.  All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Celestial Seasonings Tea giveaway!

Congratulations, Wendy!  You're the winner of the Celestial Seasonings Tea giveaway!

When I was a grad student in Boulder, CO, my husband and I lived in the condos across the street from Celestial Seasonings.  We both have fond memories of Celestial Seasonings.  Not only do they make good tea, but they were good neighbors too.  I particularly loved watching the prairie dogs that lived on the Celestial Seasonings property and walking and rollerblading on the service road (nicely marked for distance) around the building.

Today I'm having a Celestial Seasonings tea giveaway!  Celestial Seasonings has four new teas - Celestial Seasonings Antioxidant Max Green Teas in Blood Orange Star Fruit, Dragon Fruit Melon, and Blackberry Pomegranate flavors and Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Decaf Green Tea in Lemon Jasmine flavor. 

The Celestial Seasonings Antioxidant Max Green Teas boast 100% natural ingredients as well as 20% RDI Vitamin C per serving.  As you might expect from the name, these teas also have 35% more flavonoid antioxidants than other flavored green teas.  These teas contain caffeine, so they're good for a soothing, flavorful pick-me-up during the day.  My favorite is the Blood Orange Star Fruit flavor.  I like the subtle citrus undertone of this tea.  These teas have a stevia-based sweetener inside of the tea bag, so the resulting tea is already slightly sweet.  I usually add a little sugar to my tea, but I didn't feel like these teas needed any extra sugar.

The Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Decaf Green Tea in Lemon Jasmine also has 100% natural ingredients and flavors.  This tea is naturally decaffeinated and has no added sweetener making it the perfect relaxing tea to drink before bedtime.  My husband has been enjoying an occasional cup of this tea before bedtime lately.
Celestial Seasonings is graciously giving away a box of each of these teas to one lucky reader!

To enter, friend @SleeptimeBear on Twitter or like Sleepytime Bear on Facebook - one entry for each that is done.  Leave a separate comment for each entry.  Simple!

Entries will be accepted until 11:59 pm Thursday, February 3.  The winner must provide a valid US shipping address within two days of the winner announcement on this blog.

Happy drinking!

Disclaimer:  All teas were provided by Celestial Seasonings.  All health claims are from Celestial Seasonings.  All opinions are my own.