Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Sweet Treats and Safeway $$$ Giveaway!

With the insanity of the post-season debate preparation, cooking has unfortunately been on the back burner. But trying to control my portion sizes and reducing how often I eat out has also been important to me, so when MyBlogSpark, Safeway, and Betty Crocker gave me the opportunity to try out Betty Crocker's Warm Delights Minis, I jumped at the opportunity. Like my disclaimer at the bottom of my blog says, I am always willing to try things, but I am not always willing to share them with my Uncovering Food readers. In this case, the ease of preparation and the individual portion sizes along with the great taste were selling points so I had to tell you about it!

Seriously, look at this baby! Check out that chocolate goodness!


And at only 150 calories for a bowl, it killed my chocolate cake craving with out killing my caloric budget for the day! It comes with a cake mix and dark chocolate fudge pouch. You mix the cake in the provided plastic bowl and microwave for only 30 seconds! It fit in my suitcase and was easy to prep in my hotel!


Check it out! This whole thing for 140 calories, 4 grams of fat, 2 grams of fiber and 2 grams of protein. My only concern is the half gram of trans-fats. However, I am realistic. When I am traveling and craving a giant gooey piece of cake while I am out with the students, I can either give in and eat the cake or tide myself over knowing I can have a portioned cake in my room. If I am not going to forgo the cake and it is a once-in-awhile treat, a half gram of trans-fat is a small price to pay. This may be a deal breaker for some folks, but since my life is super hectic and I try to minimize processed foods, it is something I have to compromise on.

So I found these babies at my local Safeway, and MyBlogSpark tells me that Safeway and their sister stores are offering some sweet deals on Betty Crocker products. I hear that Betty Crocker SuperMoist Cake and Traditional Brownie Mixes at the special price of $0.69 although it ends pretty soon!

In addition to giving me a chance to try out these delicious treats, I was also given an opportunity to share a prize pack with you! While you won't get the Warm Delights Minis, one winner of Uncovering Food will get the chance to win everything else pictured below! A stainless steel mixing bowl, mixing spoon, silicon baking pan, oven mitt, and a $25 Safeway gift card!!!


Read below on how to enter. The contest will end on Monday, April 12 at midnight PST. Good luck!

1. Leave a comment about what your favorite Spring snack is. This is required before you can gain additional entries.

2. Link back to this contest on your blog and share the link below in an additional comment.

3. Become a fan of Uncovering Food on Facebook. Share that you've joined the crew (or are already a fan) in an additional comment below.

4. Follow Uncovering Food using the Follower box on Blogger. Let me know in an additional comment when you start following (or if you are a follower). This also gives you entry into my monthly follower contests!

5. Follow @UncoveringFood on Twitter and tweet the following: "I want to win grocery money and baking goodies @UncoveringFood http://www.uncoveringfood.com/2010/04/sweet-treats-and-safeway-giveaway.html"

Good luck!

31 comments:

blackdove5 said...

These sound great, I love handy little portion controlled snacks like this

and my favorite spring snack is ice cream, because spring is when the ice cream stands around here reopen:-)

Jane Beall said...

Favorite spring snack - mixed berries (straw/blue/black/rasp)!

Lindsay said...

My favorite spring snack is strawberries with chocolate! Yummy!

Anonymous said...

My favorite spring snack is homemade brownies.

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Anonymous said...

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Mami2jcn said...

Strawberries and whipped cream is my favorite spring snack (or dessert!).

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Mami2jcn said...

I became a Facebook fan (Mary Happymommy)

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I follow you on blogger.

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Christina said...

fave spring time snack is guacamole!

Christina said...

i'm already a follower :)

mandala said...

My favorite spring snacks: pistachio flavored ice cream, strawberries and dark chocolates

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mandala said...

Already a follower

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Chow and Chatter said...

a wee treat now and again is good

5 Star Foodie said...

Cool giveaway! My favorite spring snack is a frozen acai. Sometimes I make it into a bowl or a smoothie, but most of the time I just munch on the frozen acai by itelf :)

jennifer said...

i LOVE those little chocolate cake bowls. amazing. i keep them in my top cupboard to avoid eating one every day.

my fav. springtime snack is definitely frozen fruit and/or popcicles. when i'm feeling ambitious i even make my own popcicles. yum.

jennifer said...

i'm already a follower ^_^

jennifer said...

just became a fan on fb! thanks!

Gera @ SweetsFoodsBlog said...

Really a chocolate goodness!!! I want it !!
Nice giveaway …but I'm not in US for it…

Cheers,

Gera

Carolyn Jung said...

All that chocolate-y richness in only 150 calories? Heck, it's practically diet food. Well, in my warped thinking anyway. ;)

Drew said...

My favorite is Strawberry Shortcake or Waldorf Salad
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I follow you on Google Friends Connect
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Deanna G. said...

My favorite spring snack is popcorn!

Deanna G. said...

I became a fan of Uncovering Food on Facebook.

Deanna G. said...

I follow @UncoveringFood on twitter as "calidreamin87" & here's my tweet:

http://twitter.com/calidreamin87/status/11990267096

Wehaf said...

My favorite spring snack? Peeps.

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Mo Diva said...

How did I NOT get this update???

I think im right on time, no?

My fav sprintime snack? RAINBOW ICES!!!!

Mo Diva said...

I follow on Blogger!

Mo Diva said...

aaaand I am a fan on FB!

Mari said...

My favorite spring snack is fresh strawberries from my garden with whip cream on top!

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