Friday, August 7, 2009

Back-To-School With GoPicnic Review & Giveaway

I hate making lunch for my kids at school and they hate the food at school. GoPicnic is the answer to my prayers. I was so excited about trying their product and I was not disappointed either. Not only do their ready-to-eat meals feature all natural ingredients, but you can find meals for Vegetarian, Halal, Kosher, and Gluten Free diets as well.

The meals come in cute little boxes that open up into a little picnic. Kids love it and adults do too. This is the perfect answer for people like me who hate to take breaks from their busy schedule. I'm starting a new job in a couple weeks and plan on keeping a few of these meals (that don't have to be refrigerated) in my desk. Here are some of the meals I tried:

Mighty Munch Meals:

Safari Munch
Chips, Salsa & Crunch!
Vegetarian, Halal, Gluten-free, Soy-Free, Egg-Free, Fish & Shellfish-Free

Includes Salba Smart organic tortilla chips, Ortega mild salsa, Sheffa zesty snack mix, Mrs. May's sunflower seed crunch, Sweet Perry Orchards natural strawberry applesauce, and Enjoy Life snickerdoodle cookies.

Only $5.99!

My 5 year old son at this one for lunch one day last week. He loves the idea that these come in a little box, just for him. The salsa was the perfect bit of spice for a little one and the applesauce was super yummy (his words). I ate the sunflower seed crunch and it was good too.

Go Meals:

GoEnergy
Hummus & Crackers
With 23g of protein and 12g of dietary fiber! No egg, fish or shellfish ingredients.

Includes Wild Garden hummus dip, Pita Break flax & honey lavash crackers, Seapoint Farms dry roasted edamame, Mariani dried cranberries, and an Almond Roca toffee candy.

Only $4.99!

I absolutely LOVED the Seapoint Farms dry roasted edamame. The Wild Garden hummus dip was very lemony and I just didn't care for it. All the other stuff was pretty good - especially the Almond Roco toffee candy.

GoDeli
Salami & Cheese
One of our most popular meals! Contains no fish or shellfish ingredients.

Includes Old Wisconsin beef salami slices, Copper Cowbell Asiago cheese spread, Late July classic rich organic crackers, Mariani Ultimate apricots, and a Brent & Sam's soft & chewy chocolate chip cookie.

Only $4.99!

The only thing missing was a full-size napkin, otherwise this is perfect for those days when you just don't have time to leave your desk for lunch. The apricots are moist and flavorful and I love Asiago cheese.

Break Meals:

ZestyBreak
Turkey Pepperoni & Cheese
Contains 13g of dietary fiber & 32g of protein! No Fish & Shellfish ingredients.Includes Bridgford turkey pepperoni slices, Copper Cowbell Asiago cheese spread, Mary's Gone Crackers whole grain crackers, Sheffa zesty snack mix, Mariani Ultimate apricots, Lärabar Apple Pie fruit & nut bar, and Swiss Delicato dark chocolate.

Only $6.99!

This was the only meal that came with the awesome picnic themed napkin (which I love). The turkey pepperoni slices were really good and the crackers were good as well. The Apple Pie fruit & nut bar was the only thing no one tried. It just didn't look appetizing, but the dark chocolate more than made up for it!

I think the only thing that would make these better is if they put the picnic themed napkins in every box along with the wet-naps already included. I would also like to see some that included beverages. Did I mention that some of the meals had little tattoos for the kids? My son LOVED that surprise.

Now, GoPicnic has offered to let 5 of my readers to try out
4 different products of their choice!

You can order GoPicnic at www.gopicnic.com and use the special 20% code: GPMOMS

THE GIVEAWAY: Visit GoPicnic and tell me your favorite product that you would like to try. Leave a comment below with your contact information.

Additional entries can be earned by:
2. Follow my blog or if you are already following - tell me who you are. (1 entry)
3. Blog about this and link back to me or email 5 friends about this giveaway copying me on the email. (5 entries)
4. Follow me @lisasamples and @GoPicnic on twitter and tweet this contest leaving me a link. (1 entry per tweet/2 tweets per day) Please leave time between tweets.
For example: Five ppl will win 4 meals from @GoPicnic & @lisasamples ENTER HERE: http://bit.ly/gs7HF (Pls RT?)
5. Join GoPicnic's Facebook page. (1 entry)
6. Subscribe to my new email feed. (2 entries)
7. Check out Purex new 3-in-1 sheets here and let me know you did (this is tracked, so this will be verified). (1 entry)

About GoPicnic:
GoPicnic was started by Julia Stamberger, President and CEO. Her claim to fame - the airline snack box was developed at United Airlines as a way to create new passenger-focused ancillary revenue programs. She is an inspiring and interesting leader in business.

This giveaway will end August 24nd at 11:59 pm EST. Winners will be determined by Random.org and will have 48 hours to send contact information to lisa(dot)samples@gmail.com. It is mandatory to leave your email address in your first comment because I need to be able to contact you.

Disclosure: This opportunity was made possible by GoPicnic and is my opinion of their product/service. Your opinion my be different.

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