Monday, September 28, 2009

Goodies Giveaway 5: Betty Crocker Fruit-Flavored Snacks

UPDATE (10/5/09): Congratulations to reader Sherazada, who's the winner of the giveaway!

When I was a kid, I often had strawberry-flavored Fruit Roll-Ups for a snack. Not only are Fruit Roll-Ups still around, my kids love them - except I couldn't have imagined back then they would be eating Fruit Roll-Ups With Tongue Tattoos or, for that matter, Fruit Gushers, Fruit By The Foot or fruit snacks shaped in just about every animal and cartoon character imaginable!

Having school-age children, my wife and I find it convenient to keep fruit snacks on hand. I was happy to notice recently that General Mills, the makers of Betty Crocker fruit-flavored snacks, began labeling these products as gluten free. With its introduction of gluten-free dessert mixes and reformulation of Chex and other cereals to become gluten-free, General Mills has endeared itself to the gluten-free community. The fruit snacks are made with real fruit and are less than 100 calories per serving.

As part of Gluten Free Philly's latest giveaway, you have an opportunity to reminisce about your youth - or please the younger set. One lucky reader will win a Betty Crocker "Simple Joys" prize pack (pictured above) that includes two packages of Betty Crocker Fruit-Flavored Snacks, a retro Pick 'em Up Sticks game, a light-up yo-yo and a classic Frisbee, all courtesy of MyBlogSpark.

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment to this post about one of your favorite games to play as a child.

Some brief guidelines: (1) please do not enter unless you or a family member is on a gluten-free diet; (2) one comment per person; (3) U.S. residents only.

Most important is to make sure your comment provides a way for me to contact you. If your comment does not link back to an email address, blog or website through which I can get in touch with you, post your email address in the comment in the following format: "name[at]domain[dot]suffix."

The giveaway runs now through Sunday, October 4 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. I’ll randomly select one winner the next day and will contact them by email. If I don’t hear back from the person with his or her mailing address by the following Tuesday at 8 p.m. Eastern, I’ll select another name.

Good luck!
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  1. As a kid , I loved playing Monopoly. As the "baby" of the family, I was always losing. My Dad would always trade my big bills for $1 bills so I thought I had lots of money :)

  2. Growing up, my brothers and I didn't really play board games (probably because my brothers would of lost/broken all of the pieces!) but our all time favorite game was hide and go seek! We would play it almost every night before bed time and we always argued over who cheated/peaked. fun times!


  3. Big fan of roller-skating here. If I couldn't skate, I loved playing the board game, 'Obsession.' How 7os of me!

    paige @

  4. Growing up in the late 70s/early 80s, I loved playing the game of "Life". Now my 4 & 6 year old beg me to play the game "Sorry" every day with them.