A New Take on an Old Favorite Snack + Giveaway (Closed)

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My kids love candy — heck, who am I kidding, I love candy.  But because I’m a fabulous mother, if I do say so myself, I try to limit the amount of candy that my family consumes.  It goes without saying that every single day when I pick my daughter up for school, she’s immediately asking for a snack.  Sometimes I can get by with a healthy snack such as a cheese stick or fruit, but most of the time when my children want a snack, they aren’t thinking about something healthy — they are thinking about something chewy and sweet, preferably with sugar.

Now, my children like raisins but they weren’t something my children would ask for when asking for a snack.  That is not the case anymore.  We recently received some samples of Raisels, the first 100% real fruit that tastes like candy, and they are hooked.  Raisels are fruity flavored raisins and can be found in your grocer’s dried fruit section.  They come in four tasty flavors; Sour Apple, Sour Orange, Sour Lemon and Sour Peach and a Watermelon flavor is coming soon.  They come in packs of six and each individual box is 1.25 oz – perfect snack size.

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My family loves these little snacks; in fact, I’m eating some right now.  Raisels have no sodium, no high fructose corn syrup and no artificial sweeteners.  To make things even better, they are rich in antioxidants, they are fat free, contain no cholesterol and contain 100% of the recommended daily allowance for Vitamin C.

These golden raisins are a healthy alternative to cookies, cupcakes, etc. and the slight sourness helps curb candy cravings.  Although I really like Raisels as do my children, Raisels do contain a lot of sugar.  I think it’s also important to note that 90% of the sugar in Raisels is naturally occuring sugar.  While no snack food is perfect, Raisels is made with a real fruit that’s healthy and is packed with vitamins.


You can purchase Raisels at your local grocer as well as online through Amazon.com.


One (1) winner will receive a big box of Raisels featuring a variety of flavors!

How to Enter:

Simply visit Raisels and leave me a comment below letting me know which flavor you’d try first!

Extra Entries Available:

After you have completed the first entry, you are eligible for additional entries. Make sure you leave a separate comment for EACH entry. Each counts as one extra entry unless noted otherwise.

  • Blog about this giveaway with a link back to Simply Being Mommy (www.simplybeingmommy.com). Leave the URL to your blog post in the comment.
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  • Leave me a new comment on a non-giveaway post and then let me know where you commented. {up to 10 extra entries; 1 entry per comment}
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  • Follow Simply Being Mommy and Raisels on Twitter AND Tweet about the giveaway. Leave the URL to the Tweet in your comment. You can tweet once a day, but remember to leave the URL to each tweet. You must have at least 50 followers for this extra entry. You can tweet ” #Win a big box of Raisels in a variety of flavors from @simplybeingmom and @Raisels http://bit.ly/gewnkK #giveaway “
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This giveaway will end on March 17th at 10:00 PM Central time. Winner will be chosen via a random number generator. Giveaway is open to US entries. The winner must contact me in 48 hours to claim their prize. Good luck to everyone!
The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely that of the blog owners. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider. I received free samples in order to facilitate this review.

About Crystal Reagan

Crystal is Owner & Editor of Simply Being Mommy. She is a work-at-home mom and enjoys being wife and mommy. She loves family, travel, chocolate and Diet Coke.


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    I have your main button in my left sidebar: http://asahmlookingforadeal.blogspot.com

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    I would like to try sour apple

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    katklaw777 says:

    Sour Peach would be my first pick, thanks.

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    katklaw777 says:

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    katklaw777 says:

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    Dave Williams says:
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    Ed Nemmers says:

    Sour Apple TKO would be my flavor of choice!

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    I’d like to try the Sour Lemon first.

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    Dolores Olsen says:

    These are completely new to me but my first choice would be the sour lemon

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    sour apple

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    like you on FB (gala ya)

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    like Raisels on FB (gala ya)

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    sour peach for me

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    natasha tucker says:

    I would love to try the Sour Orange flavor first! :)

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    natasha tucker says:

    I am already an e-mail subscriber

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    natasha tucker says:

    I am a GFC follower

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    natasha tucker says:

    Already a fan of Simply Being Mommy on facebook (natasha tucker)

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    natasha tucker says:

    Liked Raisels on facebook (natasha tucker)

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    natasha tucker says:

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    sour apple

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    follow via gfc

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    Elizabeth Ray says:

    Sour Apple

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    debi jackson says:

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    debi jackson says:

    commented under winners posted march 17th

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    debi jackson says:

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    debi jackson says:

    fblike raisels as debbie jackson

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    susan smoaks says:

    i would like the sour lemon

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    Diane Baum says:

    Sour apple please

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    Veronica Garrett says:

    I would try Sour Orange.

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