Santa Cruz Organic Giveaway
This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to commentor #31: Kristen!
Who loves being green and eating organic? *waves hand in the air wildly* Yes, I do!
I admit that being “green” is seen as a bit of a cool and trendy thing to do right now. But honestly, the more I look into the chemicals we put on our food, that then end up in our bodies, the more I am concerned! In my daily life I’m trying to be more aware of what chemicals I come in contact with and half that battle starts at the grocery store.
Enter Santa Cruz Organic. “The ingredients that go into Santa Cruz Organic® products are made without the use of pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers earning our products the “USDA Organic” Seal.” Now here’s something I feel comfortable feeding my family!
On the green side of things all these products are manufactured entirely with renewable energy from a variety of sources, including on-site solar energy and renewable energy certificate purchases. A win for us and for the earth!
Santa Cruz Organic kindly sent me some samples of their products to try out. Two jars of peanut butter and some of their new fruit sauces and fruit spreads.
How much do I love that I can pronounce and know what each of the ingredients in these products is? I love it a LOT! No artificial ingredients, high fructose corn syrups, or preservatives. Just whole natural food!
We already buy all natural peanut butter, but Santa Cruz Organic’s Dark Roasted peanut butter is even more nutty flavored, if that were possible. Perhaps it’s from the dark roast, but we love it! None of that fake peanut butter taste here!
You do have to mix the oil in, but I found that it mixed easily and they left enough room at the top of the jar that you don’t lose that oil over the edge while mixing.
Of the two fruit sauces we tried, I definitely like the apple peach best. It’s a little bit tart and tangy with just a hint of sweetness. It’s the perfect dessert that’s actually good for you! I could eat more than one of the sauce cups, but they’re a good size for a kid’s lunch bag! *hint hint moms*
The tropical fruit sauce was good too, it’s just not a flavor I care for.
And finally their all new product, fruit spreads. We got to try all four of these flavors and I really couldn’t pick a favorite! They have organic sugar in them (of course), but aren’t as sickeningly sweet as many of the jams and jellies you buy in the grocery store – no high fructose corn syrups here! At first I was surprised they were so runny, but then I realized that would be why they’re called a fruit spread. Silly me! The only other down side I could see would be the fact that we’ve already used up two of the jars. I wonder if they would consider selling them in larger jars!
Their website has a handy store finder so you can find them in your area. Unfortunately they aren’t carried at any of our regular grocery stores so I will have to make a special trip to stock up. It’s worth it though!
Santa Cruz Organic has generously offered a gift pack just like I received to one of you!
- Just visit Santa Cruz Organics before midnight, Sept 22nd and mention in comments which one of their products not mentioned here you would like to try. That’s it!
- A random winner will be selected and notified via email shortly thereafter.
- The winner will then have 2 days to claim their prize.
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This giveaway is open to US addresses. Good luck!
This post was written for Santa Cruz Organic who provided the items for review and giveaway. I was not compensated in any way except for the complimentary product. By entering this giveaway, you are acknowledging that you have read, understood, and agree to our disclosure policy.
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Krista writes about her family and life adventures at Welcome to Married Life. Most days you can find stories of her daily life and funny things her sons have done. She also reviews books and posts loads of photos since she is an aspiring photographer.