Back to School Giveaway: Peeled Snacks (CLOSED)

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picksMy little sister, Rachelle, returned back to school yesterday.  She’s now a senior in high school.  I-can’t-believe-it!  Even though she is 14 years younger than me and lives on the other side of the country, we still have a close relationship along with my other sister who is 2 years older than me (yes, poor Rachelle pretty much grew up with three moms.)  🙂

I spent some time with Rachelle the last couple of weeks during my trip to the Midwest, and there were so many reflections back to when I was her age.  For one, I had a 3 year old sister running around the house cracking us up with her Barney impersonations, impromptu dance routines, and occasional make up trials.  She would ask me to play “Linus and Lucy” on the piano and would dance her socks off, then continue to ask me to play it over and over and over again (for that reason I’ll never forget how to play that song.)

Rachelle Make UpAnother memory of that age were long days away from home whether it was due to a sporting event, band trip or another school activity of sorts.  I tried to remember how I kept myself fed aside from the frequent Subway outing for lunch and just couldn’t remember.  Did I buy from the vending machine for a snack to hold me over?  Did I pack a Little Debbie treat?  Maybe I just never got hungry?  I know my mom made sure I was taken care of, but for the life of me I just can’t remember what I ate.

Now that your kids are back in school and probably as busy as ever with activities, consider sending them off with these grab-and-go organic dried fruit treats from Peeled Snacks to keep them energized through the day.  They are even a great option for toddlers, as Judah can testify just from the photo below.  🙂  With the variety of flavors they offer, from Cherry-go-round to Apricot-a-lot, your kids will not easily bore of these.  But, don’t just limit this snack to your kids! Adults (myself included) love these dried fruits just as much!

Judah Peeled SnacksPeeled Snacks are all-natural and gluten-free, providing a perfect snack for pretty much anyone.  They are currently available at Costco stores in the Midwest, as well as at Starbucks and a variety of grocery and convenience stores across the country.  Our wonderful friends at Peeled Snacks would like to give one of my readers (one of YOU!) a chance to sample their snacks for FREE.  One lucky reader will win an Organic Fruit Picks Variety Pack just by leaving a comment on this post below with your favorite school time snack.  Even if I can’t remember what I snacked on way back when, maybe you can??

A few particulars about this contest:

  1. The contest is open to residents of the United States.
  2. Only one entry per person.  Failure to comply will result in disqualification.
  3. Contest closes on Saturday, 9/10/11 at 9:00 PM PST.
  4. Winner will be announced on Sunday, 9/11/11.

While you’re at it, check out Peeled Snacks’ Facebook page and Twitter accounts to stay updated on new flavors and shopping locations.  Good luck!!

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  1. Ants on a Log 🙂

  2. Cookies and milk.

  3. my favorite school time snack from long ago was ants on a log (celery with peanut butter and raisins!)

  4. My favorite school snack used to be Dunkaroos! Anyone remember those? They were packs of little cookies with frosting to dip them in.

  5. I always loved apples and peanut butter as an after school snack! My mom always had the apple cut and ready when I got off the bus!

  6. Christy Hines says:

    My favorite school time snack is apples and peanut butter!!!!

  7. Kristin Thomas says:

    My favorite after school snack when i was younger was graham crackers with homemade boiled chocolate frosting – like little sandwiches- It was the best thing to come home to!

  8. This is embarrassing, and was Not condoned by my mother. In high school my favorite snacks was Ho Ho’s and Dr. Pepper. Usually accompanied by a Journey song and dancing.
    These peeled fruit snacks sound much more sensible.

  9. Of course I’d love a chance to win! Thanks Nikki!

  10. 'Chelle Welker says:

    A cup of yogurt. Judah is too cute in this picture!!!

  11. I loved oatmeal !

  12. This is going to sound disgusting, but my favorite snack was cheese puffs and ketchup. The thought if it today kinda makes me ill, but for some reason, I loved it. Glad I have grown out of that! Ha Ha!!

  13. veggies and hummus!

  14. Kim Stachowiak says:

    Cheese and crackers or trail mix. My kiddos would love those snacks!

  15. Yummy, these treats look delish! My favorite school time snack…cookies!! Your son is just to die for adorable!!

  16. My absolute favorite school time snack would have to be those packages of crackers with the cheese dip. So not healthy for you but I loved them!

  17. I used to love those handi-snacks with the crackers and cheese wiz. Too bad my mom almost never bought them. I know why now! My kids would love these snacks.

  18. A pudding cup!

  19. I loved Little Debbie cakes, especially Fudge Rounds and Swiss Rolls!

  20. I used to love cottage cheese and saltines!

  21. I can’t remember all the way back, but in high school, we did a lot of unhealthy snacking – Gardetto’s and Diet Mt. Dew, individual sized frozen pizzas, Doritos, BK french fries, ice cream (my friends and I all worked at a local ice cream shop)…wish I could still eat like that now and not have to worry about it! 🙂

  22. pati bristow says:

    My grandchildren’s favorite school snack is fresh grapes. They love fruit of all kinds. When I was little, my favorite was crackers and cheese.

  23. Definitely not the healthiest snack but my sister and I used to love eating one of the Big Stuff Oreos when we came home from school.

  24. my brother and I used to come home from school and whip up a batch of oatmeal chocolate chip bars. YUM! always satisfying!

  25. I loved celery with peanut butter

  26. Goldfish!!!

  27. I’ve always been a fan of dried fruit/nuts for a school-time snack! Fills me up!

  28. Amanda Jasinski says:

    Bread & Butter.

  29. Frozen Ho-hos that my mom would hide in the deep freeze so my dad wouldn’t eat ’em. But she thought she ate them anyways.

  30. Homemade apricot fruit leather. Yummy. 🙂

  31. somecallmeambingale says:

    cookies in milk tops the list!

  32. One of my favorites was juice and graham crackers. Yum!

  33. My favorite snack to bring to school with me was Barbara’s Bakery Snackimals! They were organic animal crackers my mom would get for me at the health food store. They were so delicious!

  34. I used to also love cottage cheese. Guess old habits die hard!

  35. Favorite snack as a kid was oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. My mom used to let us bake them with her and I think thats where my cooking itch started 😀

  36. I loved the orange creamsicle. Delicious and refreshing.

  37. My mom always had dinner ready for us when we got home from school. But if I could choose, anything with chocolate 🙂

  38. Ooh these look delightful and seem like a much healthier alternative to my once favorite school time snack of fruit gushers!

  39. I was all about cheese its! My friend would bring in a giant bag and I’d always eat half of them 🙂

  40. FUDGE TOWN cookies by Keebler! Man…I wish they still made them! Why would they stop making such yummy cookies????

  41. grilled cheese!

  42. Apples and peanut butter….now i need to eat some.

  43. Peanut Butter and Graham Crakers!!

  44. I used to love to snack on pretzels dipped in honey mustard (still do). These look yummy!

  45. My favorite childhood snack was not so healthy. My mom would put a thin layer of chocolate icing on a graham cracker. Everyone wanted to trade snacks with me at school when I had those.

  46. Ants on a log. Yum!

  47. As a student, I loved having a piece of bread with peanut butter and sliced banana after school. As a teacher, I still do!

  48. I can’t believe how light his hair is getting! He’s so cute! Oh, and the snacks look good too 🙂

  49. I can’t really remember what I snacked on either! Cheese and crackers or apples and peanut butter were some of my favorites.

  50. I was bad…I snacked on candy whenever I got the chance. FOr my own kids I make sure they have healthy muffins and fruit to snack on.

  51. I would always snack on chocolate chip cookies! They were the best!!!

  52. Grahm crackers and milk were my favorite snack!

  53. peanut butter on celery. Nom!

  54. pretzels and animal crackers were (are) favorites of mine!

  55. Hummus and pretzels

  56. ants on a log was always my favorite…i STILL love ants on a log 🙂

  57. Pretzels and peanutbutter

  58. I personally like bright orange cheetos that make your fingers all powdery if you licked them though I prefer something healthier for my own toddler and pre-schooler! I am curious about the snacks because they are organic….I peel grapes for my toddler because of all the pesticides!

  59. Chips Ahoy cookies and a big glass of milk 🙂

  60. Thanks for sharing this product! I would love a snack of organic fruit to carry in my purse for my little guy.
    My favorite school snack was ants on a log… and I still love ’em as a snack now!

  61. I used to (and still do) love apples and peanut butter. Such a simple snack but so good 😀

  62. I love string cheese!!!

  63. I saw these in Starbucks today!My favorite after school snack was apples and peanut butter!

  64. My favorite was always pb&j on saltines.

  65. I loved animal crackers and graham crackers!

  66. Oh man, I cringe at my after school snacks back in the day… all sorts of junk food my conscience would never allow me to eat now! But if I had to choose it would be a toss up between a Little Debbie snack or Handi-snacks, those little cracker/breadstick and cheese packages.

    Thanks for the chance to win. These Peeled Snacks sound great!

  67. My favorite after school snack was ants on a log. I liked to add as many ants as I liked!

  68. Jennifer Keith says:

    Little Debbie Oatmeal Cookies…

  69. I love carrots and hummus.

  70. Vienna Fingers

  71. Cookies & milk is my kids and my favorite!!

  72. Ants on a log! Or some sliced fresh fruit.

  73. Favorite after school snack was cheese and crackers!

  74. Sorry to say,it wasnt healthy! Always went to the vending machine!

  75. Hmm, the favorite after-school snack of mine was when my mom would surprise us with donuts! It happened very rarely, which is why it probably stands out in my memory, but it was such a nice treat! Not the most healthy, but still!

  76. My favorite school time snack was graham crackers with peanut butter

  77. Apple + Peanut Butter = Perfect!

  78. chips and salsa. Yum!

  79. Dunkaroos… those were THE THING to have:)

  80. I love fruit. I had to have fruit in my lunch every day because I wanted it. I would also eat fruit when I got home. To this day I am a big fruit eater but I am a little more adventerous now.

  81. cookies and milk

  82. My favorite after school snack was a toasted pizza english muffin!

  83. Amanda Glos says:

    I loved having chocolate milk after school. I know it isn’t really food, but that was my favorite!

  84. Janey Johnson says:

    I LOVED Graham crackers and milk! (I still do!)

  85. My favorite snack was always black olives topped with cheddar cheese and western dressing!

  86. I loved sliced apples with peanut butter growing up.

  87. Ants on a log! The ants being either raisins, or chocolate chips!

  88. Ants on a log, with the ants beings either raisins, or chocolate chips!

  89. My favorite after school snack was Club Crackers and strawberry cream cheese, YUM

  90. Baby carrots with ranch 😀

  91. So long ago…Oreos come to mind. I asked my mom – she said milk and cookies but that I didn’t drink the milk, unless it had a lot of Nestle’s Quick in it! Oh the memories…

  92. Hummus with pretzels or carrots!!

  93. cheese and crackers!