Santa Cruz Organic Giveaway

September 15, 2010 by Krista  
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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.

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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.

1B4DE360-1D09-3519-ADCEDBC8FC9DDF71My thoughts:

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.  03AAC857-1D09-3519-ADA992573CEB0EF2It’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.

3E14B8E9-1D09-3519-AD48D2E5FC61D372And 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!

Win It!

Santa Cruz Organic has generously offered a gift pack just like I received to one of you!

To enter:

  • 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.

To earn extra entries, you may do one or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra ticket but you must leave a separate comment for each one.

  • Subscribe to An Island Life’s feed.
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  • Mention this giveaway on your blog with a link back here and to Santa Cruz Organic.

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.

About the author:
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.
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Comments

44 Responses to “Santa Cruz Organic Giveaway”
  1. Mellissa C says:

    I would like the Mango tea.

  2. Mellissa C says:

    email subscriber

  3. Mellissa C says:

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  4. Jo says:

    sparkling limeade

  5. Sandra K321 says:

    Their apricot mango juice sounds good.

  6. Sandra K321 says:

    I subscribe to your feed via the google reader.

  7. Marla Y says:

    I would love to try their line of Sparkling Beverages, especially the Orange Mango flavor. Thank you for the chance to win this giveaway.

  8. Marla Y says:

    Email subscriber

  9. Marla Y says:

    Twitter follower (nanatide)

  10. sandra says:

    i’d like to try the tropical juice box

  11. sandra says:

    subscriber

  12. Beth C says:

    I’d like to try the organic chocolate syrup
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  13. Beth C says:

    I subscribe to your feed
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  14. Cynthia says:

    We love raspberrys, so the new raspberry spread would be my choice.
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  15. Mary B. says:

    The sparkling limeade sounds delicious!

  16. Mary B. says:

    Faithful Email Subscriber!

  17. Lynda C says:

    We are rootbeer critics so that’s what we would try first.

  18. Lynda C says:

    email subscriber

  19. MrsVeeVee says:

    The orange mango sparkling beverage.

  20. MrsVeeVee says:

    I’m an email subscriber.

  21. Frances Major says:

    organic if you can get it in Minnesota is great.

  22. Shannon F. says:

    Their lime juice is AWESOME! It would be great to try their lemon juice.

  23. Lori Z. says:

    My kids would dig the Tropical fruit sauce cup
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  24. Lori Z. says:

    I subscribe to your feed
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  25. Jennifer T. says:

    I’d love to try the Santa Cruz Organic Sparkling Limeade.
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  26. Jennifer T. says:

    I’m an e-mail subscriber.
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  27. Steph says:

    I was sure I already posted a comment, actually a few, but they are now all gone, so I will post again.

    My favorite product is the Santa Cruz Organic Mango tea.

  28. Steph says:

    I subscribe via email.

  29. Patti Hess says:

    would <3 (LOVE) to try the Pure Lemon Juice….oh man that would taste sooo good!!!

    pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
    thanks a bunch

  30. Patti Hess says:

    I’m a subscriber

    pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
    thanks a bunch

  31. Kristen says:

    mmm My favorite is their juices…especially the Lemonade.

  32. katklaw777 says:

    I would like to try the Mango Tea, thanks.

  33. katklaw777 says:

    I subscribe via email.

  34. Melissa Barnes says:

    YUM!!! the chocolate syrups look so delish also!

  35. Melissa Barnes says:

    email subscriber

  36. Melissa Barnes says:

    follow on twitter as lovinmykiddos

  37. Melissa Barnes says:

    tweeted http://twitter.com/lovinmykiddos/status/25215522846

  38. Andromeda Edison says:

    Love me some chocolate mint syrup

  39. Andromeda Edison says:

    follow on twitter

  40. Andromeda Edison says:

    and all over that rss (if sometimes backlogged)

  41. felecia digsby says:

    I would like to try the Chocolate Syrup.

  42. felecia digsby says:

    email subscriber

  43. Lisa L says:

    The Raspberry Chocolate Syrup looks yummy!

  44. Lisa L says:

    I’m a feed subscriber