Friday, March 25, 2011

Love Grown Granola Giveaway!


A few weeks ago, the nice folks at Love Grown Foods emailed me and offered to send along a few bags of their granola. First, I was confused. Why would someone offer me free stuff? I'm not a famous blogger and I have a modest (but awesome!) readership. Then I thought, well. Why not? Once I read a bit about the company I realized I was, after all, their target market and that this was a company I could get behind. So I said yes to the granola and was excited when it arrived at my door!


Love Grown Foods was founded by Alex and Maddy, who met and fell in love while attending the University of Denver. "Both of the young entrepreneurs have a great love for the outdoors, an enthusiasm for active lifestyles, and are passionate about health. With Alex’s business knowledge and Maddy’s talent for healthy–yet delicious–cooking, it made perfect sense to start a health‐food company. With drive and excitement, Love Grown Foods was born." Sounds delicious to me!


I was sent three bags of granola to sample - Raisin Almond Crunch, Sweet Cranberry Pecan and Cocoa Goodness. Of the three, Sweet Cranberry Pecan was my favorite - the salty nuts and the tart cranberries complemented each other perfectly. The Raisin Almond Crunch came in at a close second, and surprisingly the Cocoa Goodness was third. I liked the chocolaty granola, but it was a little sweet for breakfast (my preferred granola eating time). I think Cocoa Goodness would be great as a yogurt topper for an after dinner dessert, however. Yum. I'm getting hungry just thinking about it!

Granola is one of my favorite foods. In college, I was known to bring a plastic bag to the dining hall and clean out their granola station, smuggling it back to my dorm room under my coat. I like to make granola from scratch, but I don't always have the time or the energy. Love Grown Food's granola is an excellent alternative - it's tasty, healthy and kept  me full until lunch. Definitely worth a try!


This is the first time a company has contacted me about freebies and reviews, and when I decided to accept the granola I had to make a deal with myself. I decided that I would only accept things IF they were from companies I supported and believed in, IF they fit in with my values, morals and the general theme of my blog, and IF I could somehow pass a prize on to my readers. Love Grown Foods passed the test! And so, I would like to give away one bag of Love Grown Food's Raisin Almond Crunch to one lucky reader. There are two ways to enter. (If you do both, you get two entries!):
1. Leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite way to eat granola.

2. If you're on Twitter, tweet the following: I entered to win Love Grown Granola from @TheNewChrissy and you can too! http://tinyurl.com/668zkao
You have until Tuesday, March 31 to enter. I'll announce the winner Wednesday morning. And this contest is open to anyone, any where, so don't be shy!

21 comments:

  1. First off- love the new header!
    Another blogger is doing a giveaway of this same brand, and the question they asked was which flavor you'd like to try. My reply? Raisin Almond! I hope I win!
    My favorite thing to do with granola is to put it on top of vanilla frozen yogurt. MMMMM I wish I had some right now!
    Meri

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  2. Now you're big time!

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  3. My favorite way to eat granola is with Greek yogurt - a filling breakfast!

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  4. My favorite way to eat granola is straight out of the bag! It's my go-to food for long hikes and long work-outs when I know I'll need a healthy, satisfying energy boost.

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  5. I like to eat it just like in your second picture here. Right from my hand. Like a goat at the petting zoo.

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  6. I love to eat granola as a snack -- dry with a cup of tea. It is the perfect treat around 3:30pm!

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  7. Tweet! http://twitter.com/#!/PurpleLarkspur/status/51410309721751552

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  8. i looooove eating granola as a topping on my morning oats or smoothies (ALWAYS eaten in a bowl with a spoon). :)

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  9. annddd....i tweeted about the giveaway! (@learningsarah)

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  10. I love granola on top of yogurt. The calories always seem a bit overwhelming to me to just eat it as cereal, although I absolutely love it. When it's over yogurt, I get the granola goodness in a smaller, delicious dose.

    And I LOVE the coffee mug... we are all out of CDM coffee right now. :(

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  11. I would absolutely love to try this granola since it's gluten free and so am I! My favorite way to eat granola is just straight from the bag/ box! Oh yum!

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  12. Chocolate granola?! Awesome. I can imagine eating that on ice-cream. I like granola with hazelnut milk.

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  13. Oh, how fun that Love Grown Foods contacted you! It's pretty flattering, isn't it? :-)

    I like granola as an afternoon snack with either milk or yogurt. It's such a great pick-me-up!

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  14. yum, sounds good. I love making a parfait w granola for breakfast but I honestly also eat granola by the handful for random snacks throughout the day!

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  15. How exciting :) I eat granola on top of silk vanilla yogurt with chia seeds added for delicious fun. Thanks!

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  16. My favorite way to eat granola is with milk or on top of a parfait. I've been known to eat granola for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! :)

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  17. Love granola on yogurt. So does Liam. When he was going through his fussy eating phase he used to have granola, yogurt and blueberries for dinner. :)

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  18. my favorite way to eat it is as cereal
    Thanks for this splendid giveaway

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    email: anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

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