Thursday, October 28, 2010

Vitalicious VitaTops Giveaway ~ Alison's 40th Birthday Bash ~ Part 1

Have you ever heard of VitaTops?  They are wonderfully, all-natural, 100 calorie snacks from Vitalicious.com that are filled with fiber and nutrients, yet low in fat.  I first heard about them from reading my daily emails from the Hungry Girl but I never got around to ordering them.

When Debbi from Debbi Does Dinner Healthy & Low Calorie hosted a VitaTops giveaway a couple of months ago, I just knew I had to enter!  I couldn't believe it when she contacted me to let me know that I was the winner!  It was perfect timing too, since I just recently started dieting! 



I was so excited and anxiously awaited my package from Vitalicious.  When it arrived, I couldn't wait to rip open that box so I could try one! 

On one hand, I was skeptical.  Most 100 calorie snacks, while very tasty they are also very tiny.  So, looking at this very normal-sized snack, claiming to be just 100 calories, had me wondering what sort of tasteless fillers were added to make it a normal size.  Also, being the junk food junkie that I am, I wasn't sure about the all-natural /no preservatives part.  Sure, I do like some healthy stuff, but old habits sure are tough to break! 

On the other hand, I've never been disappointed in anything suggested by Hungry Girl.  I trust her judgement! 

The first Vitatops I tried was Deep Chocolate.  Mmmmm!  I couldn't believe it!  My dieting prayers were answered!  Seriously!  Not only was it tasty and filling, it also satisfied my sweet tooth!  The Deep Chocolate is definitely one of my favorites...only to be topped by the Triple Chocolate Chunk.  TRIPLE CHOCOLATE, people!  Need I say more? 

Vitatops are perfect for dessert or an on-the-go snack, perfect for breakfast or added to the kids' lunch boxes.  If chocolately muffins aren't your "thing" for breakfast, Vitalicious also offers other flavors such as:  Raisin Bran, Banana Nut, Apple Crumb, or Blue Bran (another favorite). 

The Super Sampler Pack arrived a couple of days before my nieces were here for a visit.  Their ages range from 10 through 16.  The 10 year old being the picky one.  I served the Vitatops as dessert after lunch, allowing the girls to choose whatever flavor they wanted.  They all chose one of the chocolate varieties and all really enjoyed them...even the picky one! 

Shortly after receiving my prize package of VitaTops, I contacted Vitalicious about hosting a giveaway of my own!  I am so happy to announce that one lucky Under the Big Oak Tree reader (US only) will receive a FREE Super Sampler Pack of Vitalicious Vitatops ($35.99 value)!



Here's how you can enter: 

Mandatory Entry:
  • Visit Vitalicious.com and check out all of their great products.  Come back here to this post and leave a comment telling me what product/s that interest you or tell me something you learned about Vitalicious and their products. 
Additonal Entries:
  • "Like" Vitalicious on Facebook and leave a comment on their page telling them that Under the Big Oak Tree sent you.  Come back here to this post and leave a comment letting me know that you have done so. 
  • Follow this blog publicly using Google Friend Connect (see sidebar to the right).  Be sure to leave a comment here on this post letting me know you are a follower.
  • Subscribe to my feed via email.  (See buttons on the top right of sidebar...thanks, Lisa!)  Leave a comment here, letting me know you've subscribed. 
  • "Like" Under the Big Oak Tree on Facebook.  (See buttons on the top right of sidebar)  Come back here to this post and leave a comment letting me know that you've done so.
  • Follow Under the Big Oak Tree on Twitter (again, use the buttons at the top right of sidebar). Come back here to this post and leave a comment letting me know you have done so.  Also, provide your Twitter name, so I can follow you back. 
  • Tweet this giveaway and come back here to this post and leave the link in a comment. 
  • Blog about this giveaway and come back here to this post and leave the link in a comment. 
Bonus Entries:
  • This giveaway is the first part of my 40th Birthday Bash Giveaway!  Other giveaways will be announced in the next couple of days.  If you enter any of my other Birthday Bash Giveaways, you can earn an additional entry for each one.  Just come back here after entering the other giveaway/s and let me know which ones you've entered.  Leave a seperate comment for each one. 
Additonal Rules and Notes: 
  • Please provide your email address with your comments.  I need to contact you in order to let you know that you've won.  To avoid spam, you can enter your email address like this:  UnderTheBigOakTree at gmail dot com.
  • Remember, comments are counted as entries.  So to earn entries (mandatory or additional) you must leave a comment for each task (after task is complete) for it to be counted.
  • Additional entries or bonus entries will only be valid IF the mandatory entry is complete. 
  • Giveaway will close on November 15th at 10:00 pm, EST.  Winners will be chosen by random.org and contacted by email.  Winners will also be announced in a new blog post and will have 48 hours to claim their prize. 
  • This giveaway is for US residents only. 
Dislosure: 
  • I won a free Sampler Pack of Vitalicious Vitatops that I decided to review in this post.  I was not compensated in any way for this review.  All opinions and ideas are honest and my own.  Vitalicious has generously offered to give a free Sampler Pack to one lucky reader of Under the Big Oak Tree. 

48 comments:

jbmthill said...

I would love to try the vitatops, I am always struggling for a smart choice snack for myself which would also satisfy my chocolate craving after my meals. Also would be a great snack choice for my kids. I learned that my local Meijer carries them and also Costco. I will be looking for these on my next trip !

jbmthill said...

liked vitalicious on facebook.
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jbmthill said...

now following this blog.
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jbmthill said...

already "liked" under the big oak tree on facebook.
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Athena said...

I would love to try the Dreamy Drizzle Chocolate Supreme VitaCake. I never even knew they offered so many different products...even coffee. That's exciting!

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Athena said...

I "like" Vitalicious on FB and lest a message.

cereza25 at yahoo dot com

Athena said...

I "like" you on FB.

cereza25 at yahoo dot com

Happy Homemaker And Momma said...

I would be interested in the sampler pack that you received:)

Happy Homemaker And Momma said...

I already happily follow



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shopannies said...

I am a diabetic and the super sampler pack would be perfect smart sampling is what I need
shopannies@Yahoo.com

Traci66 said...

Fudgy Peanut Butter Chip VitaTops sound yummy.
ozzykelley1 at yahoo dot com

Traci66 said...

GFC follower
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Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I still want to try the raisin bran ones, I need to get some more! Thanks!

Janis@Open My Ears Lord said...

That chocolate cupcake with fat-free whipped topping sounded delicious.

Thank you for visiting and becoming a follower of my blog.

Hope your 40th birthday is the beginning of a decade of abundant blessings.

Janis
bloomininthedesert@gmail.com

Kathy A. said...

I "Like" Vitalicious on facebook - left a comment that you sent me, and am now leaving a comment here. : ) Would love to win the sampler pack!
Thanks,
Kathy A.
myfathersdaughter1@charter.net

Alison said...

I am entering this comment on behalf of Kathy A.

Here is her mandatory entry:

On the Vitalicious site, I learned that compared to an apple, Vitamuffins have less sugar and more nutrients and provide 50% of daily value of many nutrients.

myfathersdaughter1@..........

Lisa said...

I love chocolate, so those Deep Chocolate Tops are calling my name. rhisomers(at)gmail(dot)com

tristatecruisers said...

i learned that All it takes to walk off the 80-100 calorie 2oz VitaMuffin or VitaTop is 13-15 minutes.

marci
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tristatecruisers said...

follow vitalicious on FB :)

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tristatecruisers said...

subscribe via e-mail :)

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tristatecruisers said...

follow via GFC :)

marci
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tristatecruisers said...

"Like" Under the Big Oak Tree on FB :)


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Tracey said...

Wow, thanks for such a great giveaway! I have only tried the Chocolate Vitatops but would love to try all of their incredible flavors!

My email is tra313 at hotmail dot com

Cheeky Momma said...

It only takes 13 - 15 minutes to walk off a Vita Top!

Cheers from Being Frugal & Making It Work!

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Cheeky Momma said...

I follow your blog!

Cheers from Being Frugal & Making It Work!

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Cheeky Momma said...

I like you on Facebook as Bridget A

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Cheeky Momma said...

I follow you on Twitter as cheekymommaof2

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Cheeky Momma said...

I entered your BBQ sauce giveaway!

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Cheeky Momma said...

I subscribe to your emails!

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Janelle said...

I'd love to receive the Sampler Package that you did! The variety is amazing & one can walk those calories off in no time!
Thanks for a great giveaway & chance to win!
Chanticlear1 at gmail dot com

Janelle said...

I follow in GFC!
Thanks for a chance to win this fantabulous giveaway!
Chanticlear1 at gmail dot com

Janelle said...

I'm an email subscriber, too!
Thanks for a great giveaway & another chance to win!
Chanticlear1 at gmail dot com

Janelle said...

I subscribe to your RSS feed via Google Reader so I don't miss a thing! What a great way to celebrate turning 40!
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Janelle said...

I entered Butch's Smack Your Lips Giveaway, too!
Thanks for a fantabulous giveaway & chance to win!
Chanticlear1 at gmail dot com

Ava said...

i love the chocolate muffin tops

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Ava said...

I follow you on gfc

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Ava said...

follow you on twitter #housewiferemix

Joan said...

First, Happy Birthday! I visited the site and may actually have to order from them, especially the muffin mixes. Husband and I are trying to eat healthier and cut out calories, and these products look great.

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Joan said...

I follow your blog.

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Joan said...

I also entered the Young Plantations Pecans giveaway!

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Joan said...

I also entered the Butch's Smack Your Lips BBQ Sauce giveaway.

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jbmthill said...

I now receive your emails :)
jbmthill@aol.com
Beth

jbmthill said...

I also entered the Young Plantations pecan giveaway.
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Colie's Kitchen said...

The Apple Crumb VitaTops look great!!

Colie's Kitchen said...

I posted a message on vitalicious facebook page letting them know I entered!

Colie's Kitchen said...

I am following via gfc

Colie's Kitchen said...

I like you on facebook Amber Nicole Adams Sherman

Colie's Kitchen said...

I follow you on Twitter ColiesKitchen

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