Sunday, March 06, 2011

Raisels: The Goodness of Raisins with the Flavor of Candy! (GIVEAWAY)

I struggle to find healthy snacks for my twins, especially for the one who’s a picky eater. So, I was thrilled to be introduced to Raisels! They’re 100% real fruit snacks, but kids think they’re eating candy because they’re sour! When my boys first tentatively popped a Raisel in their mouth, they suddenly got a big smile on their faces and yelled, “Yum!” Raisels taste a lot like the sour candies that kids really like, but they’re much healthier than candy.

Raisels are/have:

100% US RDA for Vitamin C
Rich in antioxidants
Fat-free
Cholesterol-free
No high-fructose corn syrup or artificial sweeteners
No sodium
Kosher-certified by the Orthodox Union

And they currently come in four yummy flavors: Sour Lemon Blast, Sour Apple TKO, Sour Orange Burst, and Sour Peach Pucker (with watermelon coming soon!). I love that they come in 6 packs of 1.25 oz boxes that are easy to slip into your child’s lunchbox. Raisels can be found in your grocer’s dried fruit section. (And in case you’re concerned about the small amount of sugar that’s added to Raisels to make them taste good, you might be interested to know that sweetened dried cranberries have five times the added sugar!)

I am really excited to find a healthy and yummy snack alternative for my kids. I feel much better about them reaching for a box of Raisels over a lollipop, and my boys love Raisels just as much! I hope you’ll check them out at the links below and look for them where you do your food shopping.

Website: www.raisels.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Raisels
Twitter: www.twitter.com/Raisels

GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will receive a Raisels prize package that includes a variety of flavors! To enter, visit www.raisels.com and look around. Then leave a comment on this post about something you learned on the site!

After completing the mandatory step above, you can earn optional, additional entries if you... (leave a separate comment for each)

- Follow Raisels (@Raisels) and Susan Heim on Parenting (@ParentingAuthor) on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway. You may tweet three times a day. (Please space them at least an hour apart.) Leave a separate comment with the URL of each tweet. (1 entry per tweet)

- Like Raisels on Facebook.

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- Post this giveaway on your blog with a link to this page. Leave a comment with a direct link to the post. (3 entries; leave a separate comment for each)

One winner will be randomly selected from the qualified comments received by Sunday, March 20, 2011, at 11:59 PM ET. Please leave an email address on one of your comments if it’s not available on your Blogger profile. Winners must respond within 72 hours or another winner will be drawn. Contest is open to US residents only.

CONTEST CLOSED. Congratulations to the winner, Denise S.!



DISCLOSURE: I received complimentary product samples to facilitate my candid review. No financial compensation was provided.

118 comments:

  1. From www.raisels.com I learned that I can purchase them at my local walgreens - Yeah Can't wait to try them:)
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  10. Oh yay, I saw on the site they have these at Dollar General Store. I guess I haven't really paid attention before. I would love to win some but I think I will get some today too. I have been on a bad candy kick since the holidays and seriously need a better for me substitute. Thanks for this chance.

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  69. I learned that Raisels have less added sugar than sweetened dried cranberries

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  83. I learned that craisins have 5 times more sugar than Raisels.

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  90. Raisels come in a variety of different flavors. I think my daughter would like to try the Sour Watermelon Shock ones.

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  91. i learned they are made without sodium
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  103. Anonymous4:30 PM

    There is a Sour Apple TKO flavor!

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  104. learned I can buy them at shoprite.
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  105. Raisels have less added sugar than dried cranberries

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  106. Raisels have 100% of the US Recommended Daily Allowance for Vitamin C and they are tasty!

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  108. No food is perfect, but for our money, Raisels come close. Raisels number one ingredient is real fruit that’s healthy, fun for kids to eat, and jammed packed with vitamins and nutrients that sugar based snacks lack.

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