Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Cascadian Farm Organic Food Review & Giveaway

With four young children comes four very picky palettes. Very. Picky. It is enough to drive this mom insane. We have three different types of cereal in the house to accommodate everyone, several varieties of crackers for snacks and so on. To be fair, the 19 month old is not quite as picky as his older brothers - he is probably my best all around eater. But I know that as he approaches that 2 - 3 year mark it will all change. So I take advantage of it while I can.

Needless to say finding foods that everyone enjoys is a challenge. But then, a box of Cascadian Farm organic goodies arrived on my doorstep and everything changed. Cascadian Farm makes a variety of  organic food from frozen vegetables and fruits to cereals.


"Since 1972, Cascadian Farm® has been providing products that reflect our commitment to organic foods and sustainable practices that enriches the lives of you, your family and the world we share."

So late last Friday we received 2 boxes of Cascadian Farm cereal and granola bars. When the kids saw the Cinnamon Crunch cereal they all wanted to try it. This is made with whole grains and since its organic, it is free of any artificial junk.  I filled three bowls for the three older boys and then watched. All three of them loved it. Then enter the toddler who saw his brothers enjoying something and demanded some for himself. This consisted of a lot of pointing and grunting. So he got in his chair and proceeded to devour it. If you are keeping score, that is all four children that liked this and one happy mommy! On Monday morning they finished he box. An entire box of cereal gone in 3 mornings. Guess who needs to the store this week to pick more up?

The one of the twins noticed the boxes of granola bars on the counter.

"Mommy!! That's my favorite!!"

Interesting since he has never eaten a granola bar before. I explained that later after lunch they could each taste a granola bar. We had a box each of the Oatmeal Raisin and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip granola bars. Right off the bat you can see on the box that these are marked as kid sized. These are the perfect size for children. I, on the other hand, could easily eat an entire box, but I won't. So I had 2 boys try one flavor while myself and the other 2 boys tried the other. Absolutely delicious. They are extremely moist and chewy and so much better than some of those hard as a rock granola bars out on the market. They are on the sticky side though so make sure they can clean up their hands when they are done.


I also received a box of Whole Grain Squares and I conviscated those for myself otherwise I wouldn't get any. Once again these are made with whole grains with just a slight hint of sweetness. I was definitely presently surprised because many of other brands of organic cereal I have tasted have been very cardboardesque. These are very good and I especially like them with some fresh fruit mixed in.

As my supply of the Carscadian Farm cereals and granola bars has dwindled so rapidly, I have already added them to my grocery list to replenish the pantry. I have a feeling that the Cinnamon Crunch cereal will be a breakfast staple in my house for a long time. The thought of not having to make 4 completely separate breakfasts even just a few days a week is really exciting for me. Especially once school gets rolling in a few weeks and the morning once again becomes an insane rush to get dressed, cleaned, fed and out the door to catch the bus.


Coupon
Join the Cascadian Farm community and receive a $1.00 off coupon.

Giveaway
One (1) winner will receive 1 box of granola and 1 box of granola bars.

Mandatory Entry
What is your favorite Cascadian Farm product or which do you want to try the most?

Extra Entries
- "Like" Cascadian Farm on Facebook and tell them I sent you. Please leave me your first name and last name initial to validate.
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#Win @CascadianFarm #organic granola & granola bars via @GreenMamasPad. #Giveaway ends 8/23 http://bit.ly/os1EG3

This giveaway is open to legal US Residents 18+ only and will end on Tuesday, August 23 at 11:59pm EST. One winner will be chosen at random using Random.org and will be posted on the Winner's Announcement Page. Winner has 48 hours to claim his/her prize otherwise a new winner will be picked. Please leave your e-mail address in all of your comment(s) so I can contact you. I will not share your e-mail address with anyone, it will strictly be used to notify you if you win. Good luck!

Please note that the opinions and views expressed in this review are my own and based on my personal experience with the product and/or company. You may encounter a different experience with this than I did. Cascadian Farm provided me with free products to review.




133 comments:

  1. My favorite product is the French Vanilla Almond Granola Cereal. Thanks for the review and giveaway!
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  5. Cinnamon Crunch is my favorite!

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  6. I would like to try the VANILLA CHIP CHEWY GRANOLA BARS

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  7. I am an email subscriber

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  8. I would love any other it 99%of the stuff I have tried I loved it!


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  9. I don't think I've ever tried Cascadian Farms foods. I'm going to now! The peanut butter chocolate chip granola bars are the ones I would like to try the most!!

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  10. liked them on FB
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  11. subscribed to e-mail
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  12. My son loves there Fruitful O's cereal.


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  13. My kids LOVE their Fruitful O's.

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  14. I Linda Meyers-Gabbard Liked Cascadian Farm on Facebook and told them You sent me

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  17. I love the different granola's. Great on their own, with milk, or on yogurt!

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  21. I'd luv to try the peanut butter chocolate chip granola bars:)

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  22. I most want to try the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip granola bars!
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  23. I really want to try the multi grain squares cereal!

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  24. I'd love to try the Cascadian Farm Spud Puppies frozen potatoes. Thanks.
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  25. I would like to try the country style potattoes


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  29. I would love to try their oatmeal raisin bars

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  31. I would love to try the Blackberry Spread, as well!

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  37. I would love to try the peanut butter chocolate chip bars. Thank you

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  39. I liked Cascadian farm on facebook. Thank you

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  40. I'd love to try the French Vanilla Almond Granola

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  42. love the granola bars

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  43. The peanut butter chocolate chip granola bars sound great.

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  44. I follow on gfc

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  45. I want to try the Cinnamon Crunch cereal!

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  46. Would love to try the Fruit and Nut Granola cereal :)


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  47. LOVE the French Vanilla Almond Granola Cereal :)

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  48. I want to try their PB&Chocolate Bars

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  49. I'd most like to try the chocolate chip chewy granola bars. Thanks.
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  52. I'd like to try the peanut butter chocolate chip granola bars

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  53. Follow via GFC as Caryn S

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  54. I love the Cinnamon Crunch cereal. I tried it a few weeks ago and I am hooked. Delicious and healthy to boot!

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  55. I'd like to try their raspberry fruit spread

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  60. I would love to try the Cascadian Farms Blackberry Fruit Spread.

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  61. I am a fan of Cascadian Farms via Facebook as Jill Myrick and have left a comment that you sent me.

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  62. I am following via GFC as Jill Myrick.

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  63. I am a fan via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

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  65. peanut butter chocolate chip granola bar
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  67. I like the granola cereal.
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  68. I follow via google and would love to try their oatmeal raisin bars
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  69. I want to try the frozen 3 harvest berry blend
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  72. I love their frozen Edamame :)

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  73. I follow via GFC

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  74. i really want to try the peanut butter chocolate chip granola bars
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  75. Would love to try the Cinnamon Crunch cereal! glasskey@aol.com

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  76. Their Almond Butter Crunchy Granola Bars sound wonderful!
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  77. I Like Cascadian Farm on Facebook and wrote that you'd sent me-Joanne Schultz. http://www.facebook.com/js2222
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  82. Never tried it, but the French Vanilla Almond Granola Cereal sounds nummy!!! jimandboys@gmail.com

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  84. I would like to try the Almond Butter Crunchy Granola bars. ladyvon at grm dot net

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  86. I lkd Cascadian Farms on FB. dhubbard ladyvon at grm dot net.

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  88. try the frech vailla almond ty.
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  89. I love the Harvest Berry Chewy Granola Bars. They are so good!

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  90. I would love to try the VANILLA CHIP CHEWY GRANOLA BARS thanks clallen at ntin dot net

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  91. i like cascadian farms on fb, commented, clallen at ntin dot net (crystal l allen)

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  92. like you on fb crystal l allen, thanks clallen at ntin dot net

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  94. I would really like to try the Sweet & Salty Peanut Pretzel granola bars! They sound delicious!

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  95. I like Cascadian Farm on Facebook and told them you sent me: http://www.facebook.com/CascadianFarm/posts/10150270077484412
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  100. Cinnamon Crunch cereal!
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  101. I "Like" Cascadian Farm on Facebook as emm enegr
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  102. I'm following you through google friend connect as Emma Peel.

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  103. The granola is my favorite! While I think it's a bit pricy, I'm willing to pay because of the quality of ingredients and superior taste.

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  106. I would like to try the french vanilla almond granola cereal

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  107. I'd like to try their 10 Ounce Jar of Raspberry Fruit Spread!

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  108. I follow via GFC: allibrary.

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  109. I am an email subscriber.

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  110. I like the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars!

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  111. I would most like to try the French Vanilla Almond Granola. msmith572@yahoo.com

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  114. id like to try the CRINKLE CUT FRENCH FRIES

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  119. i would like to try the granolas... they sound so delightful!

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  120. peanut butter choc chip granola bars, heck anything with granola is fabulous, lol

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  121. The peanut butter chocolate chip bars.

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  122. the apricot fruit spread
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