Thursday, July 21, 2011

Review and QUICK #Giveaway: @SenecaFarms Oatmeal & Fruit ends 7/29 #momsparkmedia


I seriously LOVE doing giveaways for GREAT products! Why? Because when I find a fantastic product I really want to share it with you all. I am grateful for companies that allow me to try their products and tell you all about them AND even giveaway products to a lucky reader! OK..Enough of that! I am sure you are wondering what this next giveaway is...

What is it?

I was lucky enough to get 4 cups of Seneca Farms Oatmeal and Fruit to try. I got a 2 pack of Apple Cinnamon and a 2 pack of Vanilla Peach. Let me tell you a few facts about the product (from them):


Just launched in April, it is the perfect choice for anyone who has trouble finding time for breakfast in the morning. In less time than it takes to make a cup of coffee, heat the six-ounce microwaveable cup –no milk or water necessary – in the microwave for 45 seconds. Seneca's Oatmeal & Fruit has no trans fats or cholesterol, and is a great source of Vitamin C. 

Seneca Farms Oatmeal & Fruit is not only a quick and healthy breakfast option, but it is a satisfying mid-afternoon snack and it even works as part of a healthy weight loss plan for those looking to lose or maintain weight loss.
What did (the kids and) I think?

Well, I have to admit something terrible...I am a breakfast skipper. It's true. I do not eat breakfast usually, mostly because I am not a morning person and I have no desire to prepare and eat a meal when I first wake up. What that means though is that these 5 precious children I am mother to are lucky to get a bowl of cereal or a breakfast bar on the way out the door...it is a sad truth of my house.

Another sad fact of my house is that my kids WILL NOT eat hot cereals like cream of wheat or OATMEAL...this was a sad realization for me as growing up, our quick easy breakfast was those oatmeal packets.

I hoped these would solve the obvious breakfast problem at our house and I am happy to report, they did!! I tried one of the Peach Vanilla ones last night and it was amazingly great!! Frankly I had a hard time sharing it with my husband when he asked for a bite-I wanted to savor each bite. It was more like a treat flavor than a breakfast flavor (does that make sense?)

This morning I put it to the ultimate test and gave it to the kids. The first fantastic part of these cups is that they truly take less than a minute to microwave (45 seconds). And guess what? I am VERY happy to say that after trying the Seneca farms Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Fruit Cups, my kids will now eat oatmeal.

In fact, my 7-yr-old boy is the one most opposed to oatmeal. He cried and screamed and refused to even try one bite this morning. I finally bribed him into taking one small bite, and he ate it. He ate it, swallowed it, then sheepishly said "I like it...can I eat the rest myself?!" He is actually eating another one as I type. (Now he is raving about it and asking me if I am typing all he is saying-let me just summarize: he REALLY LOVES it!)

What's the Deal?

If you go “Like” Seneca Farms on Facebook you can print out a coupon for $.55 off your first purchase (I think there is a limited number of prints though so do it sooner rather than later)

Where can you get this?

Currently available in Apple Cinnamon and Vanilla Peach, Seneca Farms Oatmeal & Fruit can be found nationally at Walmart and at a wide variety of retail grocery stores. BTW I LOVE that there is a detailed store list of where you can get Seneca product locally on their website: www.seneca-farms.com. Seneca Farms plans to expand its flavors later this year with Oatmeal & Fruit Cranberry Apple, and Oatmeal – Maple & Brown Sugar.

AND of course, one lucky reader will WIN some to try!!

Here is how to enter the Giveaway (PLEASE make sure to leave an email address in each comment so I can reach you should you win):

What can you win: One lucky Beckee's Deals Reader will win a 2-pack of each flavor of Seneca Farms Oatmeal & Fruit!

To enter (you can do any or all of these – each one counts as one entry! Just leave a separate comment for each one and PLEASE include your email address so I can contact you should you win!!):
  • “Like” Seneca Farms on Facebook Then come back here and tell me you did so.
  • “Tweet”about this giveaway on twitter including @SenecaFarms and then come back here and leave a separate comment.
  • Subscribe to this blog via email (see Side bar)
  • Subscribe to this blog via GFC (see side bar)
  • "Like" this blog on Facebook
  • Follow this blog on Twitter and leave a separate comment
  • Leave a comment telling me about your kiddo’s favorite breakfast food
Be sure to leave a comment for each entry with your email address. The winner will be chosen using Random.org. This giveaway ends on Friday, July 29th at 11:59 PM Central Time.

***This review was made possible by Mom Spark Media and Seneca Farms. I was given the above mentioned products to try and review and they will provide the prize for my winner. But as always, any thoughts expressed are my own.***


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34 comments:

Meghan said...

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Meghan said...

She loves scrambled eggs and yogurt. Haven't trued oatmeal yet but it certainly sounds like a great option

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newmama2010 said...

Liked Seneca Farms on FB (Shakeeta W)

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newmama2010 said...

DD's favorite breakfast food is definitely oatmeal-she wants it all the time!

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My son likes french toast
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BeautyToLove said...

I Like Seneca on Facebook
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-Their favorite breakfast food is Cereal, but they also like Oatmeal.

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Christina F. said...

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Baby Mama said...

My son loves eggs
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Laurie said...

“Like Seneca Farms on Facebook

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I follow on GFC

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Laurie said...

my kiddo loves her cereal in the mornings

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