#WinningWednesday : @HotPockets Tasty Review/Giveaway

Happy Hump Day Everyone! Hope that you’ve put half the week behind you and looking forward to the weekend. 🙂

This week’s #winningwednesday deliciousness hails from Hot Pockets known for their quick and hot “on-the-go” style hand-held sandwiches. We had the pleasure of reviewing their stuffed meals and rewarding our great followers with a chance to enjoy them as well.

As you know we are gluten-free and although Hot Pockets have been around for 25 years, we are not lucky enough to have “gluten-free” options. I’m sure they’re working on it, baby steps! 🙂

This didn’t stop us from sharing it with you all! Hot Pockets provided me with a few coupons to grab a variety of my choice to enjoy. I had them sent to my parents, who were more than happy to try them out as I have not one but two growing teenage siblings as home!

My SAHM, was glad to have a break from cooking dinner! While scanning the aisles she grabbed the following selections: Pizzeria, Lean Pockets (Culinary Creation) and Soft Baked Subs .

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I love the fact that they are individually wrapped and come with a little heating compartment. As a child we always had the breakfast selections in the freezer, which I often grabbed on my way to school. I’m sure you’re wondering how I heated it up…lets just say I was a slight teacher’s pet. 🙂

The delicious stuffed sandwiches can be enjoyed during breakfast, lunch, dinner and even snacks! They recently introduced their mini Snackers which I’m sure my mom picked up as well. Great quick snack to toss in the microwave or oven before dashing off to dance class or basketball practice.

I take it they had a fun time at the dinner table, because they sent me this pic! 🙂20130130-091248.jpg

If you want to enjoy the same hassle-free experience, and get a chance to win $25 worth of coupons from Hot Pockets, simply do the following:

1) Follow @HotPockets
2) Follow @TasteMyBuds
3) Tweet: “I just entered to win $25 worth of coupons from @HotPockets @TasteMybuds” #WinningWednesday

(2) Lucky Winners will receive $10 worth of coupons to enjoy these “on-the-go” stuffed sandwiches.
Giveaway will end 2/3 and the winners will be announced 2/4.

#TGIF Exclusive Blogger Offer from @EgglandsBest

I was more than thrilled to receive this offer, so I had to share it!

Eggland’s Best is extending an exclusive offer to the blogging community!

Eggland’s Best is excited to announce the launch of our second original eCookbook, “Your Best Recipes” featuring the Top 20 recipes from the first nation-wide Eggland’s Best “Your Best Recipe Contest”. These delicious recipes were selected from thousands of entries submitted by at-home chefs and bloggers. Each recipe highlights a creative way of using EB eggs.

You can download the “Your Best Recipes” eCookbook, a $9.99 value, FREE for a limited time!

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Simply help us spread the news!

To enter the blogger giveaway, send the link to your blog post promoting the free download offer to offers@eggland.com and they’ll enter you into the contest to win an EB prize pack valued at $125!

Prize pack includes:

1 year supply of FREE EB eggs
EB Mixing Bowl
Whisk
Bowl Scraper
Eco Bag
Plush egg
Ten lucky bloggers will win!

There are two easy steps to download the book:

1. Visit their special promotion page and connect your Facebook account to “like” Eggland’s Best on Facebook.

2. Once you’ve connected your Facebook account, click the red button to download your eCookbook.

Hurry! This free eCookbook download offer is only available through February 15, 2013.

About Eggland’s Best:

Eggland’s Best is America’s #1 egg, and cooking with Eggland’s Best has never been more nutritious! Compared to ordinary eggs, Eggland’s Best eggs have:

• 25% less Saturated Fat
• 10 times more Vitamin E
• 3 times more Vitamin B12
• 2 times more Vitamin D
• More than double the Omega-3
• 35% more Lutein

…and so much more! Click here to find out about the nutrition in EB eggs.

#WinningWednesday: Enjoying a Little Piece of Italy

Last week, we were invited to the app launch event for Pomi, an Italian tomato company, known for its delicious sauces. So I bundled up and traveled down the cold winds of the concrete jungle into the warm quarters of Bloomingdales. After getting lost and searching many floors of the store, the simmering smell of tomatoes led the way.

I spoke with a few people and learned that after being in the industry for 30 years, Pomi also known as the “tomato revolution from Italy” decided to put a little modern day spin to their brand with the launch of their new app, “iPomi”.

A few conversations later, my nose led me to the simmering scent, where I found star chef Ivana Giuntoli preparing Polpette do Vitello (veal meatballs) for the guests. The dish included tomato sauce from the Pomi brand and noodles from Delverde Pasta USA.

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Unfortunately, I was unable to try the dish since it wasn’t gluten-free, but  it simply smelled delicious and the other guests seemed to be enjoying it. I was however able to sip on Smeraldina Italian Artisan Sparkling Water, which I have to admit was a lot better than any other brands that I’ve tried. 

To keep my taste buds focused, I sought out the task at hand, learning about the “iPomi” app.  In no time app was download and I know held a piece of italy in my hands. Free on iTunes, the app includes a variety delicious recipes both hot and cold dishes.

Their new app was very interesting, as it provided a synopsis of the brand, great navigation, lots of delicious recipes and you can even share the recipes with friends or your spouse when trying to make the dinner menu.
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I must say the “iPomi” app is something that I will definitely putting to use, being the products are made of natural ingredients, I won’t have any problems putting a “gluten-free” spin to it!

To give you a little piece of Italy…(1) lucky winner will get a chance to win the “Simple Italian Snacks” cook book by Jason Benton and Katherine Kellinger. To enter simply:

1) “Like” this post

2) Follow us on Twitter (@TasteMyBuds) and tweet “I’ve just entered to #win a small piece of Italy from @TasteMyBuds” #WinningWednesday

3) Don’t forget to leave us a comment and share your favorite Italian cuisine

May the best foodie win!!! Stay tuned for more #WinningWednesday giveaways