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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Tastes that take me home -- #giveaway

I grew up, mostly, in Dayton, Ohio. It's not too far from my now common-law-hometown of Indianapolis, which is nice because that means I get back there often enough to satisfy a few hometown cravings:
  • Marion's Pizza -- the deluxe version with a deluxe salad on the side. The pizza crust is thin and crispy and delicious. The salad has tiny, little cubes of mozzarella and green olives, along with all the other salad usuals. It's the olives that make it fantastic!
  • Super Subby's -- I order one of three things at Subby's. Turkey on wheat with provolone and light mayo. Tuna salad on wheat with lettuce and tomato. Or Subby's chili with mushrooms and provolone. I got hooked on that cup of deliciousness when I was working into the wee hours of the morning at Adventure Golf.
  • UDF Cherry Cordial Ice Cream -- This is the one item for which I will break my "no buying food from a gas station" rule. It's pink heaven with chocolate pieces in a bowl.
  • Esther Price Candies -- Esther Price was my first taste of GOOD chocolate. It will always hold a special place in my heart. 
The only problem is that in order to enjoy these treats, I have to actually go to Dayton to get them.

Fortunately, there is one more hometown food that I like and can get anytime I want to. That would be Mikesell's potato chips and pretzels. I get those right in my own grocery store. My favorites are the Groovy Chips and the Baked Pretzel Rods. So when the PR peo -- WAIT! This just in! You can buy Mikesell's and Esther Price Chocolate Covered Potato Chips! Do I hear Mother's Day calling?!...but I digress...

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As I was saying, when the PR people for Mikesell's contacted me to ask if I would like to receive some samples of Mikesell's newest snacks, it didn't take me long to say "sign me up!"

What I received was a box containing samples of three products:
  • Kettle-cooked Sour Cream & Onion chips -- Quite tasty. I'm not usually a fan of the onion part of sour cream and onion chip, but the flavor of these was mild enough to be enjoyable. The chip itself was thick and nicely fried.
  • Kettle-cooked Bold Jamaican Jerk chips -- Mike tried these and liked them (I was too chicken.) He said they were "Hot. Unexpectedly hot, but the burn died down quickly.
  • Cinnamon Toast Puffcorn -- These were not our favorite. The cinnamon came through nicely, but we weren't fans of the texture. However, if you like the Taco Bell cinnamon crisps, these would be a good snack for you.   
And now here's the part you've been waiting can win a three-month supply* of Mikesell's snacks -- the three I listed above and other Mikesell's snacks. 

* Please note: I'm not sure if these Mikesell's people have ever met a teenage boy. So let the caveat emptor say that one person's three-month supply may only last a week in someone else's house. 

To enter to win the free prize pack of snack sensations, leave a comment on this blog post (which means if you are reading this on Facebook, you need to click through and leave your comment on the actual post) answering the question below:

What kind of chip person are you? Regular? Baked? Kettle-cooked? Flavored? If you're more of a pretzel person, you can let me know that too.  

Also, if you are reading this on Facebook, check out the Mikesell's Facebook page too.  

I will draw a winner using on Saturday, May 4 at 9pm EDT. The winner will be announced here and on the 4th Frog Facebook page. The hungry winner will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.
Giveaway open to U.S. residents ages 18 and up only. 

(Please excuse the wonky formatting on this post. I've been messing with the code to fix it and I'm just calling it "good enough.")



Kettle-cooked or flavored sounds good to me. If the chips happen to be gluten free, even better!

booksandcandy said...

I like baked and kettle cooked oddly enough I don't like kettle corn though

kellyr78 said...

My favorite is baked chips

Nancy said...

Salt and Vinegar are my favorite!

Eternal Lizdom said...

Salt & Vinegar - yum!! I've recently fallen in love with jalapeno, too. And classic BBQ can never be wrong.

PS You can get UDF Cherry Cordial at Marsh (Homemade brand).

Unknown said...

Amy, you left Milano's off your list of Dayton area favorites... all University of Dayton grads will agree me on this one!:)

As for Mikesells, also a favorite in our house - especially the regular chips. And with three boys in our house, I wouldn't give a three month supply more than a week's chance!

Anonymous said...

I love sour cream and onion potato chips- thanks! Lindley A
Ljalston953 at aol dot com

Josh, Amy, Olivia, Josiah, Girum, Tarikwa, and Taye said...

I love both baked and kettle cooked chips -- and I'm an original flavor girl! Thanks, Amy!

Amy said...

Booksandcandy! You're the winner! Please send me your name and address to pass along to the Mikesells people. You can send it to 4thfrog70 (at) gmail (dot) com