Sunday, July 8, 2012

Aurora Natural Salad Fixin's Review and Giveaway

If you're a regular here, then you probably already know that I am trying to lose weight.  It's been an on again, off again struggle for the past several years.  But that's not really the point of today's post, except to say that I've been eating A LOT of salads.  Big salads for lunch.  Smaller salads to accompany our main course at dinner time.  Some nights salad IS the main course!

The main reason all of these salads, day in and day out, haven't gotten boring for me is because of the toppings.  Later in the week, I will show you my favorite salad!  Mmmm!


I was first introduced to Aurora Natural Salad Fixin's at a family barbecue a couple of years ago.  In addition to the traditional barbecue foods, my mother-in-law also made a big salad with a bowl of Salad Fixin's on the side.  I went back for seconds just so I could enjoy the crunchy mixture of toppings!  I had never seen anything like this in the salad dressing aisle at the supermarket before, so I assumed she put the mixture together herself.  When I asked her about it, she showed me the bag and told me she picked it up at her local bulk warehouse market.

It took me a while to pick it up since we didn't have a membership to that particular warehouse store.  But finally, a few months ago, while shopping with a friend, I picked up a bag and was hooked!  No more boring salads!

I found myself  looking forward to the Salad Fixin's so much that I started to eat salads twice a day just as an excuse to enjoy the yummy toppings!

As I noticed I was starting to get low on my bag of fixin's, I started using smaller portions to make it last since I didn't know when I was going get a chance to pick up another bag.  Stupidly, it never occurred to me to check and see if the company had a website or online store.  I was pleased to discover that they do and I'll be placing an order in the very near future!

I was also pleased to discover a very large line of all natural and organic products.  In addition to the Salad Fixin's shown above, Aurora Naturals also packages dried fruits, nuts, trail mixes and granolas.  These items are all natural.  No preservatives.  No artificial colors.  No additives.  Great, right?!  Check out their About Us page on their website to learn more about this fabulous company.

It's been a long time since I've been this excited about a food product.  Seriously, I love food...I didn't get to be this fat without loving food...but it's been a really long time since I've tried a product and LOVED it as much as I love the Aurora Natural Original Salad Fixin's!  It's by far, my favorite thing to add to a salad and it tastes great on it's own, too!  While checking out the Aurora Natural facebook page, I read that one fan munches on Salad Fixin's instead of popcorn while at the movies!  Now that's a great idea!

Recently, I was very excited to receive a gift package of Original Salad Fixin's and a couple other goodies from the nice people at Aurora Natural.  I'm even more excited to be able to give one away to one lucky Under the Big Oak Tree reader!


Want to know what you could win?  
Your gift package (should you win) will contain the following:
  • One 22 oz. resealable bag of Original Salad Fixin's. 
  • One 14 oz. plastic tub of Original Salad Fixin's (great to keep in your desk at work).  
  • One Aurora Natural reusable tote bag. 
  • One Aurora Natural travel mug.  

Here's how you enter for your chance to win:  
  • Visit the Aurora Natural website and leave a comment here on this post about something you learned about the company and/or their products (something different than what was mentioned in this post) or let me know which of their products interest you.  
  • LIKE Aurora Natural on Facebook (let them know that Under the Big Oak Tree sent you) and leave a comment here on this post letting me know you did.  
  • FOLLOW Aurora Natural on Twitter (let them know that @thebigoaktree sent you) and leave a comment here on this post letting me know you did.  
  • Enter our Butch's Lip Smacking BBQ giveaway and leave a comment here on this post letting me know you did.  
  • LIKE Under the Big Oak Tree on facebook (there may be ways to earn additional entries posted there throughout the length of the giveaway) be sure to leave a comment here on this post letting me know you did.  



Giveaway Rules & Reminders:
  • This giveaway ends Tuesday, July 31st at 10:00pm, EST.
  • Giveaway open to US residents only. 
  • Your comments are your entries into this giveaway.  Please remember to leave a separate comment AFTER completing each task.  
  • One winner will be chosen via random.org and will then be contacted via email.  Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen.  
  • Please provide your email address so that I may contact you should you win.  

Disclosure: 
  • I was not financially compensated for this review.  The sponsor provided me with a non-returnable prize pack including samples of the product mentioned in this review.  The sponsor is also providing the same prize pack for the lucky winner of this giveaway.  All opinions and thoughts mentioned in this post are honest and my own.

22 comments:

Colie's Kitchen said...

I learned that Aurora does a lot of interesting charity work. One of their products I would like to try besides the ones listed above would be the Granola mix or the trail mix yummy!! colie@colieskitchen.com

Colie's Kitchen said...

I liked Aurora on facebook and let them know that UTBOT sent me. colie@colieskitchen.com

Colie's Kitchen said...

I am following Aurora on twitter and sent them a message colie@colieskitchen.com

Colie's Kitchen said...

I posted on twitter @underthebigoaktree has a great giveaway going on Enter to win an amazing giveaway from @AuroraNatural I am dying to try their Salad Fixin's colie@colieskitchen.com

Colie's Kitchen said...

I like UTBOT on Facebook colie@colieskitchen.com

Colie's Kitchen said...

I follow UTBOT on Twitter colie@colieskitchen.com

Erin said...

I follow you on FB!

Erin said...

I follow Aurora Natural on FB (Erin F Dobias)

Erin said...

I follow Aurora Natural on twitter (@EMakingMemories)

Erin said...

Of course I entered your Butch's Lip Smacking BBQ giveaway! YUM!

Erin said...

I follow you on twitter as well. @EMakingMemories

Debsdailylife said...

liked aurora on facebook.
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Debsdailylife said...

Entered Butches giveaway.
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Debsdailylife said...

The Aurora website was down, and I was not able to chose a product.
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Anonymous said...

debsdailylife said...
Follow Oak Tree on Twitter
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Anonymous said...

debsdailylife said...
Follow Aurora on Twitter.
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Ttrockwood@yahoo.com said...

I pearned the salad fixins are vegan! Awesome giveaway!!

Ttrockwood@yahoo.com said...

I liked aurora on FB

latanya said...

I learned they only had 4 employees in 1998.

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latanya said...

I like you on facebook

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latanya said...

I entered Butch's Lip Smacking BBQ

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Sweet*Treats said...

I liked Aurora on FB and told them you sent me!

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