Hillshire Farms Sandwich Showdown

August 21, 2010 by Kailani  
Filed under blog events, blogher10, daily life

If you had to make a sandwich that would win the heart of a child, what would it be? Well, during the 2010 BlogHer Conference I participated in the Hillshire Farms Sandwich Showdown hosted by The Food Network’s Padma Lakshmi where contestants were given 2 minutes to make the perfect kid-friendly sandwich.

hillshire padma

Each entry was tasted and judged by a panel of 3 adorable kids with the top three contestants advancing to the next round.

hillshire panel

Honestly, I had no expectations of making it past the first round. I just thought it would be fun to participate, be a great photo op, and provide a cool blog post.

Along with my roomies, Debra & Cathi, we tried to think of something that was healthy yet different . . . something that would also represent the state of Hawaii. We decided on Hillshire Farms’ Honey Ham, lettuce, mayo, pineapple rings, all inside of a sweet roll.

hillshire sandwich

So what did the judges think?

hillshire judges

Believe it or not, I actually advanced! I was so shocked since some of my fellow contestants used ingredients that most kids love – candy, chocolate, whipped cream, marshmallows and lots and lots of sugar! I figured I didn’t stand a chance.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t participate in the next round due to a previous engagement for a private screening of Disney’s Secretariat. Instead, I gave up my slot to the person with the next highest score. In any case, it was a lot of fun and I had the opportunity to make some new friends.

That’s what BlogHer’s all about.

So what kind of sandwich would you have made?

About the Author: Kailani:
Owner of An Island Life. A flight attendant and mother to 3 beautiful girls. . . living a blessed life in Hawaii.
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7 Responses to “Hillshire Farms Sandwich Showdown”
  1. 1
    The Gosfam says:

    How fun!! So nice of you to give up your spot :) Your Sammy did look good. I probably would have done some turkey, cheese, pickle inspired sandwich–nothing fancy.
    .-= The Gosfam´s last blog ..Proud Mama =-.

  2. 2
    JamericanSpice says:

    I love that you jumped in and had fun! And so cool that you advanced.

    You are beautiful!
    .-= JamericanSpice´s last blog ..I Left My Bra In A Motel In Wyoming – LA – AK Vacation Trip =-.

  3. 3
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  4. 4
    carlamin88 says:

    Well, expect the unexpected. The judges are really cute and adorable and you’re sandwich looks delicious too. Congrats for winning the title. :)

  5. 5
    tomy says:

    I probably would have done some turkey, cheese, pickle inspired sandwich–nothing fancy.

  6. 6
    Tara Kamoe says:

    I can’t believe you advanced…incredible! Looks like a good time for sure!

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