It's no secret that i LOVE chips! In fact, i'd take chips over chocolate anyday! (Did i just say that out loud?) Well, Lay's has done it again folks. They've gone all Kettle-cooked, with all-natural flavouring in our favourite Canadian flavours!
I had the opportunity to test-drive all four flavours a few weeks back: Ketchup, Jalapeno Cheddar, Dill Pickle and BBQ. The love affair first began with Jalapeno Cheddar. I began with this flavour because i deemed it *my least* favourite, and i'm the type that likes to eat my least-to-favourite thing on my plate (because i roll like that). But you know, the Jalapeno Cheddar was actually pretty darn good. Just enough hot, with the right amount of cheddar--and, it tasted real (not all fake powdery).
The next night, DaddyO and i watched a movie. Perfect opportunity to try out another bag of the Lay's Kettle Cooked. We went for the Dill Pickle this time, since we had already done the hot thing the day before (sheesh, admittance of two bags of chips in only two days). WOW and YUM! They didn't have the same tang and saliva inducer that you might encounter in a *regular* bag of Dill Pickle. The flavour was a lot more like eating a real dill pickle... and the added crunch of the kettle cookedness made me feel like i was, indeed, munching on pickles.
Night three (cuz i had to make these chippies disappear and not linger around my house for days!)- i pulled out the BBQ flavour. I really, really, LOVE Ketchup and just had to make it my last tested flavour. I have to say, i usually find BBQ not really living up to its name. I always think BBQ chips could be just a bit more bam! The new Lay's Kettle Cooked BBQ flavour had that Boom Boom WOW i was looking for. Super delicious!
And last, but certainly not the least-- the unique to Canada- Ketchup flavoured chips. ( Read THIS post, to share in my love for Ketchup Chips! ) For me, the Lay's Kettle Cooked Ketchup chip was AWESOME. DaddyO did agree, that these were the ultimate Ketchup chip. Kinda like, really great french fries with the skins on--salty and ketchupy! I won't lie- i've bought these a few times since testing... *whistling*
Okay, so now the fun part begins! Lay's has offered up a really fun giveaway and who am i to keep the chip bowl all to myself!
Giveaway Prize Pack worth $150 (approx)~
• New Lay’s Kettle Cooked Chips (all flavours) - experience the taste testing with the family! • Bamboo serving bowl • BBQ set • Apron • Fresh herb garden • Portable picnic blanket
All entries must be received by 9pm MST on Mon., April 4th, 2011. A winner will be chosen at random (Random.org). The winner will be notified on Tues., April 5th, 2011 via email. The winner will also be announced on the Giveaway/Winners page of this blog. If you do not respond within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen. Open to Canadian Residents Only.
Leave me a comment, telling me which flavour of Lay's Kettle Cooked chips you think you'd like best! (Don't forget to leave your email address!)
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PS- Today is my birthday. I'll be rockin' age 34 this year! Woot woot!
I sincerely apologize to anyone who may be trying to get to my blog- read my blog- or to click on links within my blog etc! I signed up for a custom domain through Blogger and am still waiting for the process to complete. I hope to be back to normal soon.
Did you know that you can now purchase a 'custom domain' through Blogger??
Go to Settings, then to Publishing. Cost is $10 USD per year.
(I hope that by promoting Bloggers newest upgrade, the Blog-Gods will be kind to me and i won't have to manually fix all my links! EEEEE!)
*Hang in there and i promise i'll make it worth your while! A $150 Prize Pack Giveaway from Lay's NEW Kettle Cooked Chips is upcoming!Yum!*
PS- I am off to Race City Motorsports Park tomorrow in Calgary to go test drive and drag race NEW Ford Vehicles! Sound good?? Click THIS LINK to see how you can join in the fun!
Our week sure was a busy one! If you recall, it began with this...
Yeah, scary scary Batman! The hot tub is what??
We did manage to save it in time thankfully, phew!
We had a BIG birthday party - for our newly turned 5 years old.
(Someone please remind me when i suggest a bouncy anything
in the future that much stress is added when the possibility of
bloody noses exists.) But it was a-hoy matey good time!
Pretty Beebo. 5-- WOW!
Where did the time go?
A beautiful full-moon!
DaddyO took this picture, but i HAD to share it.
A zoo trip to complete the week.
I really liked the camels.
(Not sure why?)
There is a lady i have known since highschool. We were acquaintances mostly, until our 'circles' meshed when i was in university. This friend of mine has been writing a blog; A journal of sorts. Sure, we all write blog entries- about our life, about our kids, about our 'bad days'. This lady at 'The Sweet Life', is writing about her daily ins & outs raising a T1D child (he has Diabetes).
Her blog has completely opened my eyes! I am learning so much every day. I am thankful for this facet; the blog, as a vessel for sharing and learning. If you know someone raising a child with T1D, please encourage them to pop over to her blog. If you do not know someone raising a child with T1D, then maybe you'd like to check it out too? Her writing is honest, sincere, and her darling son is just that- darling.
*Winner has been contacted and is eagerly awaiting shippment!*
And DON'T FORGET... the Spokescandies Yellow, Blue, Red, Orange & Miss Green are touring Canada all year! They need your help, so they don't miss out on all the great stuff (people/places/things to do) Canada has to offer!
Help the M&M'S® Spokescandies discover the BEST of Canada by tweeting your recommendations to @mmscanada using the hashtag #CanadasBest, or by posting to the M&M'S®- Canada Facebook Page wall!
*I was approached by Fleishman-Hillard Canada to participate in an online campaign involving [Brand name – eg:M&M’S® ]. The following post is a reflection of my own personal thoughts and ideas and do not represent those of the named brand. *
Last week, i had a little rant about how chocolate milk has been switcheroo'ed for something called 'beverage'. While it isn't a staple in our home, just the fact that a milk company would change their ingredients without really informing the public, has me up in arms about the state of 'eating right'. So instead of buying the odd carton of chocolate milk, i have decided it is better to do (as a few readers suggested) the Low-Sugar Nestle Quik syrup; at least its ingredients are normal and actually, not scary!
I also promised i would tell you about FRESH Orange Juice. Seems what might be nutritious for us, should actually be fully researched to see how the heck it is made? Would you be grossed out to know that fresh Oj, (like the stuff in gable-topped containers a la Tropicana) is actually ONE YEAR OLD??
Yep, how fresh is that??
Ugh. Um...frozen OJ from now on for us. Read this LINK!
Tell Me Tuesday This Week:
Hubby and i *might* have the chance to sneak away for a mini-vacation. We have never been on a vacation without our kids. Needless to say we are dying for one and are stoked at the prospect of it. Thing is, we don't want to spend a lot of money... but we NEED to have sunshine and warmth. Ahhh. You've seen our temps here right??-- We must get away! (Timing- End of April, 5-7 days)
Here's how you can help!
We've been thinking about going to Las Vegas and I know that lots of you have been there before! So, i need to know all about where you stayed and the things you did?? Was it fun? Not fun? Would you do it again or no? Recommendations plz!