Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Goodies Giveaway: Holiday Giveaway Galore x10


Katie Chalmers’ new children's book, Mommy, What Is Celiac Disease, grew out of personal experience: she was diagnosed with the disease in 2007 and, after having her children tested, discovered that her daughter Morgan has it too.

Katie's book, which is neatly illustrated with drawings atop colorful photographs, relates a conversation between a mother and her young daughter who learns that she has celiac disease. In the exchange, the little girl understands that while her diet will be changing, her youthful enthusiasm will not be diminished. The book is available locally at Wegmans for a discounted price of $11.16 and is being carried in the Nature’s Marketplace area of the stores. For more information about the book and to view sample pages, visit Katie's website (the book can be purchased there as well); you can also "like" her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.

Gluten Free Philly and nine other gluten-free blogs - Accustomed Chaos, Adventures of a GF Mom, Be Free For Me, Celiac Family, Gluten Free Betsy, Gluten Free Easily, Gluten Free is Life, Gluten Free Taste of Home and Simply Sugar & Gluten Free - are participating in the “Gluten-Free Holiday Giveaway Galore x10!” through Wednesday, December 15. Readers can win one of 10 holiday gift bags loaded with gluten-free goodies and treats for celiac children. The gift bag includes: 
  • A signed copy of Mommy, What is Celiac Disease? 
  • Schar 123 Milly PlayMais dice game & biodegradable natural toy activity brick set
  • Schar products: Cheese Bites, Chocolate -or- Vanilla Sandwich Creme Cookies, Hazelnut Wafers
  • Pamela’s Products: Single Serve Pancake Mix, Single Serve Brownie Mix, Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Cookie two-pack, tablespoon/teaspoon measuring spoon, kids-sized t-shirt - color will vary
  • Nature’s Path: Peanut Butter Panda Puffs & crispy rice bars- flavors will vary, $1-off coupons
  • Mary’s Gone Crackers: one of the following: box of cookies -or- crackers -or- Sticks & Twigs
  • Snyder’s of Hanover: bag of gluten-free pretzel sticks
  • Chebe: pizza crust mix -or- all purpose bread mix
  • Bob’s Sweet Stripes: one bag of soft peppermint candy sticks
  • Stuffed teddy bear: colors may vary
  • Holiday pencils, eraser, holiday notepad & plastic snowman cereal bowl
  • Large holiday gift bag & small holiday gift bag & tissue paper - will need to be assembled to give as a gift
To enter, leave a comment to this post about the best gluten-free grocery item you discovered in 2010.

Make sure your comment provides a way for you to be contacted. If your comment does not link back to an email address, blog or website through which I can get in touch with you (some past entrants have blocked their Blogger profiles), post your email address in the comment in the following format: "name[at]domain[dot]suffix."

Here are the rules:
  • All 10 giveaways are open to residents of the United States. The Accustomed Chaos and Gluten Free Easily giveaways are also open to Canadian residents. The entry period begins on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 and ends on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 10 p.m. EST.
  • Entry requirements will vary between bloggers. Please follow the site-specific directions to enter.
  • Entrants can only win once total within all 10 giveaways. If anyone is chosen more than once as a winner, another winner will be chosen so everyone only wins once.
  • One winner per household.
  • Winners with valid entries will be selected at random. The winners will be announced and notified via email and must reply within 24 hours to claim. Otherwise, another eligible entry will be chosen, in order that all prizes will arrive before Christmas. So please remember to check your email on Thursday, December 16.
  • If any of the 10 prizes do not arrive before Christmas because of any unforeseen holiday mail rush problems, the United States Postal Service, Katie Chalmers and hosting bloggers will not be held accountable.
 Good luck!

DISCLOSURE: Katie Chalmers has provided me with a review copy of the book and is offering the prize pack. Neither I am nor any immediate family member is an employee, officer, director or agent of hers or affiliated entities, advertising and promotional agencies. My full Disclosure Policy can be found at the blog's Disclosure page.
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83 comments:

  1. What a great giveaway.Can't wait to check out the book.
    My greatest find this year is Udi's at Wegmans.Life is so much easier to just grab a loaf of bread while shopping
    sue
    alysmi@ptd.net

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  2. My greatest gluten free grocery find has to be gluten free Bisquick. I am in love with this stuff.

    mjsharp[at]ec[dot]rr[dot]com

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  3. Amy's GF Mac and Cheese has to be my favorite prepared GF food! It tastes amazing, and its great to heat up for a quick meal.
    ktamburro[at]gmail[dot]com

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  4. My best gluten-free grocery was Go Maxx Go Food candy bars. Gluten and dairy free and delicious!

    evan@thewannabechef.net

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  5. my greatest discovery has been Udi's Chocolate Chocolate chip muffins! YUM!

    Lesli_Hendrix@yahoo.com

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  6. The best GF item I discovered this year was Glutino pretzels - goodness, they're good! I eat them with everything! =)


    (ashleyso2030@gmail.com)

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  7. What a great give away. Several great food items this year but great thanks to Udi's bread - so nice to feel normal and have a sandwich and Snyders pretzels are fantastic. So nice that mainstream companies are making food for the gluten free community.

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  8. My best discovery was Rudi's cinnamon raisin bread. It makes the most delicious French toast!

    ironeagle48162@Yahoo.com

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  9. Great prize! Udi's bread is the best find this year for us. My 8 year old is finally eating sandwiches again!

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  10. Snyder's GF pretzels!
    nina[at]sylvaticasolutions[dot]com

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  11. Udi's bread and bagels changed my life this year. I finally was able to enjoy a sandwich again. At Appetitie for Awareness, I tried Rudi's, and I now have two types of bread that make me feel like a GF sandwich can be delicious.
    Happy Holidays!
    zupafernandez@yahoo.com

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  12. I love the Crunchmaster crackers and Udi's bread. Both are wonderful.

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  13. Choclatique Protein Power bars were a great discovery for me - nutbars dipped in dark chocolate....
    Cheryl at hutchjc@earthlink.net

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  14. The best GF grocery item we discovered this year was Udi's bread. We use it all the time! It is like regular wheat bread. Yum, yum!

    Thanks!
    David
    dkline4@juno.com

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  15. Love Udi's bread!
    kschmit@swbell.net

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  16. Udi's Bread and Betty Crocker Gluten Free Brownies.
    susanelizabeth31@gmail.com

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  17. My favorite find this year has been Schar's table crackers. They solve the snack craving for me when paired with gf spreads or cheese. jrluce@msn.com

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  18. Best finds this year include Udi's Bagels, Against the Grain Bagels, and Bisquick. What a treat to not have to bake everything yourself any more. After many years of mixing and baking, it is great to have a quick treat available.

    jqsnu@live.com

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  19. The best gluten-free grocery item I discovered in 2010 is Cherry Pie LÄRABAR :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
    http://scr.im/ladybugemail

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  20. The BEST gluten free product we found this year is gluten free Bisquick. It makes the best pancakes...light, fluffy and delicious!!

    krislh@verizon.net

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  21. Definitely the Gfree baking mixes!!

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  22. Best product I've found yet is Better Batter all purpose flour!

    suarez.sarah(@)gmail.com

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  23. I just tried my first JD's Best Pizza! Love it! And I can pick it up in the freezer at my local Big Y!

    mslenabraun@gmail.com

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  24. It's a toss between Namaste Pizza Crust Mix and Betty Crocker Gluten Free Brownie Mix. Yummy pizza for dinner and rich, chocolately brownies for dessert. And no one can tell they're gluten free!
    sharonwanunu@hotmail.com

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  25. I regret echoing so many previous comments, but our family's greatest find this year was Udi's bread. (A bonus for us is that our family knows Udi!)

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  26. The best products I have found in stores in 2010 were Gluten Free Bisquick and Snyder's Pretzles! (I found Udi's in 2009- otherwise, it would have been Udi's!)

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  27. I would have to say that the best gluten-free product that I discovered this year were the gluten-free cookies at Walgreens.

    danielshortall2[at]comcast[dot]net

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  28. It's a toss up for me. I would have to say my favorite find is either the Rudi's Multigrain bread or the Schar breadsticks.

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  29. So many to choose from, but I would have to say my fave is Udi's Gluten-free Breads!!!

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  30. My greatest Gluten-free find this year is Pamela's Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies. Yum.

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  31. My favorites are Cedarlane frozen meals and Amy's Organic frozen meals and soups (amazing for students who are low on money and time, like me)!!!

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  32. My greatest find this year is Domata Living Flour. I love baking and this all purpose flour works great.

    Thanks!
    thecroleys(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  33. A favorite of ours in Jules gluten free flour
    Meganmaltese@yahoo.com

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  34. My son recently found out that he has Celiac Disease and so we have just begun this journey of switching to a GF Lifestyle of eating. But I think that the best product he has found so far would have to be Udi's GF Sandwich Bread. He LOVES bread, so this has helped him alot. Thanks! Lori at icalledonjesus@aol.com

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  35. It sounds as if Udi's is the winner to a lot of Gluten Free eaters this year. It is so wonderful to pull the bread from the freezer and have a sandwich that does not taste "sandy". We also love the new pretzels from Snyders. Betty Crocker has done a good job as well. The vanilla cake mix and brownie mix are very well like in our home as well.
    gkok02@hotmail.com

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  36. Another great review, Michael! It's fun to see all our different write-ups on Katie's book. :-) Happy to be participating in this event with Katie, you, and all the others!

    Best,
    Shirley

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  37. jabacani@comcast.net

    My favorit gluten-free item must be gluten-free frozen waffles... I used them constantly to make breadcrumbs as well as the obvious (breakfast for my son) and for sweet dessert-like sandwiches. I have even used them to make croutons. They are so versitale!
    Jen

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  38. Our best find was Udi's bread while my son was in Colorado on a school trip, and then after having it shipped monthly to PA for 6 months, we were overjoyed when it became available lovally at Wegmans!

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  39. Yogurt covered Glutino pretzels. A true indulgence.

    dangrdafne @ gmail.com

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  40. The very best new product I have found this year is Tanya's gluten free soft pretzels and banana cake! Tried it at the Appetite for Awareness in Philly and searched until I found a health food store in West Chester with it. Currently working with a local Delaware Health Food Store to try and carry the products.

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  41. My 4 year old daughter and I, loved discovering the Udi's bread and pizza crust this year! We were also very excited to start using the Bisquick mix- it makes great pizza crust! Lastly, so happy to find Kinnikinnick hamburger and hotdog buns....so many discoveries!!

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  42. Food for Life Brown Rice Tortillas are excellent!

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  43. I'm Happy,Happy about gluten free baking mixes. I cook for the Senior Center & have clients I have to cook seperate desserts for. Now they can have breads too.
    nineteen19@blackfoot.net

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  44. I think the best thing I finally tried this year was Udi's bread. I *love* that I can let it thaw, and eat the bread as is. No need to toast. I don't have to worry about it going bad on the counter top over the course of a single week. Fabulous!

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  45. I definitely love Udi's bagels!! My Sunday morning bagels and lox are back thanks to them. Also, thank goodness for Sweet Freedom bakery! Their treats are like heaven.

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  46. Kashi Cranberry Sunshine & Betty Crocker Brownies/Cake Mixes were my best gluten free grocery products in 2010.

    atlmuzikfanzinc at gmail dot com

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  47. The best gluten free product I've had this month is food for life brown rice tortillas. You can get them at whole foods. My family and I like to use them for pizzas, sandwiches,taco wraps.

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  48. The best gluten free product I discovered this year was Udi's plain bagels! They are delicious and taste almost like regular bagels!
    amoeidson@yahoo.com

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  49. tanzy1313@yahoo.com

    So many to choose from! UDI's bread has changed my daughter's life. Snyder's pretzels are great too though!

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  50. My favorite was finding out Larabars are gluten free!

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  51. My greatest gluten free purchase has definitely been Betty Crocker's Devil Food Chocolate Cake Mix. AMAZING! My brother ate half the cake before in one day before I told him it was gluten free, he couldn't believe it!

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  52. I really like the gluten free chicken sausages from trader joes. YUM!
    erinsmalls@gmail.com

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  53. My favorite grocery store item from 2010 is Udi's bread and muffins.

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  54. I love the Ciabatta rolls from Schar!
    mommastaci33 at yahoo dot com

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  55. garbanzo bean flour!!!! and also light tapioca loaf by ener-g


    dosa.dara at gmail . com

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  56. Our familily's favorite gf item these days is definitely garbanzo bean flour. Exchange it for regular flour 1:1 and it makes the most delicious chocolate chip cookies! The non gf members of the family agree with me!

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  57. Donna dnd10999@aol.comDecember 6, 2010 at 4:13 PM

    I would say Udi's pizza crust is the best find this year. Love udis!

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  58. By far - the best find of the year for our gf family is Udi's bread. However, I would like to kiss the ceo of Snyder's for the pretzel sticks -- they're the only commercially prepared snack food our 4 year old who is gf/lf/sf/ff can have!!!

    riehmanmurphy(at)gmail(dot)com

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  59. My daughter is 17 and recently diagnosed with being allergic to wheat. I have always been a cook. This drastic change has affected us all, but I am learning more and more every day. School lunches seem to be the hardest. Snacks are so spendy in the stores and I sometimes get in the rut of hummus and veggies for her. It would be so nice to be able to try some of these snacks for her. She always feels left out that she doesn't get to eat what everyone else at school eats.The grocery item I discovered in 2010 was Quinoa pasta. I get the macaroni shaped ones and make a killer mac and cheese that even fools the non gluten-intollerant folks. The recipe is on my blog http://whatsfordinner-momwhatsfordinner.blogspot.com/
    ~Christi

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  60. We have been GF for just a year now so we're really still discovering so many things. I think the best thing for us has been Udi's bread & bagels. My 1st grader can now bring sandwiches to school again. But I also love quinoa pasta and just picked up the GF Bisquick today! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

    Nicole27202 -at- frontier -dot- com

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  61. After a year of being diagnosed with celiac, my wife's only choice for bread/rolls is Schar Ciabatta Rolls, the best we have found so far.

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  62. jillcarl@verizon.netDecember 9, 2010 at 6:43 PM

    I was so excited when Betty Crocker came out with some GF things--yummy cake mix,also Bisquick GF pancake baking mix--makes great apple crisp.

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  63. Our best Gluten Free discovery has been Kinnikinnick
    everything . . . we love their white sandwich bread, their pancake mix is the best we've had and their all purpose flour has been the best substitute for all our recipes . . . you'd never know they were gluten free! We love you Kinnikinnick!

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  64. I love Bob's Red Mill GF All Purpose Baking Flour
    All the Red Mill products, bought online or in a grocery store, have helped me to bake excellent breads, and make scones, cookies, cakes, coffee cakes.
    Susan from Germantown

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  65. I'm trying to cook for a sick friend with gluten intolerance. She has discovered Udi bread and has two slices left. Looks like a road trip is my near future. Nothing much available locally.

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  66. We've tried a lot of things. But I think the one that we like the most is the Udi's bagels. Hands down, that's the first thing we'll reach for when we're looking for bread. I can't get more than that in this town from that company. And though I can probably get it online, I am definitely planning a trip to Denver soon. Just because I can.
    Good luck with your giveaway. Sounds like fun.
    metal.walflower@gmail.com

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  67. Wow, that's a tough one. Probably a three way tie between Udi's bread, Schar cookies and Against The Grain pizzas.

    kaliprana at gmail.com

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  68. Mi-Del ginger snaps! I substituted them in a pumpkin cheesecake recipe! GREAT flavor and wonderful on their own, too!

    booka62@aol.com

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  69. Udi's bread is pretty good...but it's just too $$$.

    angelikness@yahoo.com

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  70. Udi's bread is the only specialty item we have tried yet as my daughter is newly diagnosed. It's pretty good but the price tag...not so much! It would be such a blessing to have this giveaway for my 10 year old girl. They would make AWESOME snacks for her club meetings when everyone else is snacking on gluten. Living with gluten issues is hard, but I think it is especially hard for kids.

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  71. Tinkyada brown rice pasta.

    emilynwins[at]gmaildotcom

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  72. The GF Bisquick is hands down a winner in our house!

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  73. My daughter loves the Quaker chocolate rice cakes!

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  74. the new flavors of larabars

    chocolate chip cookie dough bars- AMAZING

    you can even crumble them in ice cream and make your own c/c cookie dough sundae!

    dianka818[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  75. I just love Udi's sandwich breads--they are so much more like real bread than the dense rice/nut versions! Thanks for hosting this! mary[dot]mendenharrell[at]gmail[dot]com

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  76. Peanut Butter & Company's "Bees Knees" flavor on Blue Diamond Brand Pecan crackers!
    df@fairmans.com

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  77. Sunbutter!!! it's gluten free and nut free!!

    jennygrek@HOTMAIL.com

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  78. Udi's bread! yeah real bread!
    tgareau@bellsouth.net

    Merry Christmas!
    Trish

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  79. pamela's single serve brownies - so quick and easy!

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