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Nutorious Nut Confections Giveaway


Eat. Walk two steps. Repeat for seven hours.

That was my day at the Fancy Food Show in California. To say it was an amazing experience would be an understatement. The show is held twice a year (one time in San Francisco and one time in New York) and if you can ever make it to one, I highly encourage you to go.

Expect to see several cupcakes here based on products that I discovered at the show – starting with one of the best things I tried there, Nutorious Nut Confections.

I love candied nuts in my salads and have made my own on occasion, but Nutorious takes the candied nut to a new level. I was lucky enough to get to sample the four flavors you see above – not only did I get to try them at the show, but samples were waiting for me when I arrived back in St. Louis!

Check out these descriptions:

  • Ooo La La Original – Walnuts, almond, and pecans in a rich buttery confection.
  • Cranberry Orange Tango – Walnuts, almonds, pecans, and dried cranberries in a refreshing orange confection.
  • Cherry Vanilla Va-Voom – Walnuts, almonds, pecans, and dried and Montmorency cherries in a sweet vanilla confection.
  • Blueberry Lemon Meringue -Walnuts, almonds, pecans, and dried blueberries in a delicate lemon confection.

I kid you not when I say that I loved all of them. They will all be used to top my salads, pancakes, waffles, and whatever else I can think of – all except for the Cranberry Orange Tango. I used up the whole bag of Cranberry Orange Tango making some delectable cranberry orange cupcakes.

You can look at Nutorious’ website to see where it is sold near you. In the meantime, leave a comment letting me know which flavor sounds the best to you and what you would do with it for a chance to win some!

One winner will win all 4 flavors described above and two other winners will win a bag of the Cranberry Orange Tango to use in a cupcake or anything else! The winners will be chosen randomly on the morning of Wed., Feb 4th. You may enter up until the time that I post the winners.

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3 Responses to Nutorious Nut Confections Giveaway

  1. Tania January 28, 2009 at 12:58 pm #

    OMG – The lemon sounds divine. I would love to win these – they would be great on frozen yogurt or a spinach salad with grapefruit and fresh bluberries – Im thinking lemon poppyseed vinegarette….
    YUM
    Tania

  2. Lynn Michelle January 28, 2009 at 1:04 pm #

    O la la!!!! Give me rich buttery goodness any day!

  3. Katie January 28, 2009 at 1:57 pm #

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  4. Katie January 28, 2009 at 2:00 pm #

    Sorry, I forgot to actually answer the question in my excitement. I like the sounds of the lemon blueberry, too, just cuz it’s so different. I usually do a butter spice mix, very far from lemon. I would just eat them or use them on a salad. No baking with, I don’t think. It seems like that would melt off the yummy coating.

  5. Anonymous January 28, 2009 at 2:01 pm #

    while they all sound delicious, I’d definitely try the blueberry lemon meringue first, followed shortly by cherry vanilla va-voom.
    jere via james106@snet.net

  6. toontz January 28, 2009 at 3:22 pm #

    They all sound wonderful! I think I would reach for the cherry mix first, then the blueberry, followed by the rest. Yum, yum!

  7. Angie January 28, 2009 at 3:23 pm #

    I would try the vanilla first–if only for the name! Cherry Vanilla Va-Voom! Don’t you love it? :) I’d also love to try the combination of blueberry lemon–what a great way to get a taste of spring time!

  8. Jennywenny January 28, 2009 at 3:45 pm #

    It would have to be the original, nuts and butter just sound divine!

  9. Carly January 28, 2009 at 3:49 pm #

    They all sound amazing, but the Blueberry Lemon Meringue? You had me at hello.

  10. E. January 28, 2009 at 3:56 pm #

    The Cranberry Orange Tango sounds awesome! I would use it to make muffins!

  11. likesprinkles January 28, 2009 at 4:23 pm #

    Yummy! They all sound amazing but I’d love to try the Ooo La La Original!

  12. J. January 28, 2009 at 4:33 pm #

    The Blueberry Lemon Meringue flavor sounds fantastic. I’d probably just end up snacking on them myself, but I totally agree about candied nuts being amazing on salads.
    -Jaime
    stevens.jaime@gmail.com

  13. SusanIsk January 28, 2009 at 4:34 pm #

    I’m a “traditionalist” (or “plain Jane” if you will). I like the sound of the Ooo La La Original. I would make a yellow cake with cream cheese frosting and use the nuts as a garnish over the top. I hope I win so that I can try.

  14. kamailesfood January 28, 2009 at 5:39 pm #

    The Fancy Food Show sounds like a dream!

    I wish I could say that I’d branch out, but the Ooo La La Original sounds yummy. Mmmm…butter and nuts.

  15. bldrnrpdx January 28, 2009 at 6:09 pm #

    While I love the description of the cranberry one for simple snacking (and a hundred other purposes flooding to mind), I’d love to try the cherry mix. I’ve only recently discovered that I like cherries in some forms. I’m thinking fruit & crunch factor in homemade ice cream, muffins, atop pudding, and (chopped up) as a crust on pork and beef roasts.

  16. Elaine January 28, 2009 at 6:32 pm #

    The Ooo La La Original sounds great on some pancakes. Yum! I’m gonna have to find a place nearby that sells them.

  17. Jen January 28, 2009 at 8:08 pm #

    I would love to use the cherry vanilla or lemon blueberry to make scones. Mmmmmm….

  18. Nicki January 29, 2009 at 6:00 am #

    I think that the cherry vanilla va-voom would be great incorporated somehow into the Cherry Coke cupcakes that I have made before. I must admit I have never tried nuts in my salads though, it kind of scares me to try new things.

  19. Tashva January 29, 2009 at 6:03 am #

    I can’t decide between cranberry orange or the blueberry lemon! They both sound awesome. And since I’m into cupcakes, I’d probably just have to make cupcakes to match and just put the nuts on top of the frosting…

    If they lasted long enough to make it on the frosting!

  20. crazyladybaker January 29, 2009 at 6:24 am #

    Oh my…these all sound wonderful. But…I would pick the Blueberry Lemon Meringue. Why you ask? Because I am trying to eat healthier this year and we all know that blueberries are a super food right? That will justify my next batch of cupcakes…wont it? hee hee hee
    crazyladybaker

  21. Kimberly January 29, 2009 at 6:25 am #

    My favorite would be Cranberry Orange Tango and I would try out a cranberry salad with these nuts. I would also use them as a ice cream and oatmeal topping and, probably best of all, right out of the bag.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  22. Pam January 29, 2009 at 6:44 am #

    I would choose the Blueberry Lemon Meringue. I would make a lemon cheesecake and use some of the nuts in the crust and put some on top with maybe alittle blueberry sauce drizzle on it.

  23. Trude January 29, 2009 at 7:05 am #

    I’d pick Cherry Vanilla Va-Voom first. I really like vanilla flavor. I’d use it to top fresh fruit with vanilla yogurt.

  24. Anonymous January 29, 2009 at 7:34 am #

    The Cherry Vanilla Va-Voom is Right up my alley!! I would definitely make a vanilla bean coffee cake and bake this in, as well as put some in the streusel topping!!! YUMMM

  25. Ivy January 29, 2009 at 12:23 pm #

    I am so very happy we got to meet. For me, you were my first blog-sister and so it meant a lot. :)

    These nut mixes sound really good! I think I would take the Blueberry Lemon Meringue flavored mix and incorperate them into a buttery crust to be on the bottom of a lemon cheesecake topped with a lemon blueberry curd. Like a cheesecake blueberry lemon bar thing. :)

  26. marc January 29, 2009 at 12:43 pm #

    The cranberry-orange makes my mouth water. I would take the bag onto the golf course and munch during the round.

  27. Jessica January 29, 2009 at 1:13 pm #

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  28. Jessica January 29, 2009 at 1:18 pm #

    I would love the cranberry orange mix! I would probably use then in a cranberry tart or even in cranberry upsidedown cake!

  29. Kate January 29, 2009 at 5:36 pm #

    Blueberry Lemon sounds so fresh and yummy….second would be the cherry vanilla. They all sound divine though :)
    I also love nuts when I make salads. But I think they they may be good in a streusal atop muffins or bread, yum!

  30. Gigi January 29, 2009 at 6:54 pm #

    ooooo, I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  31. LA January 29, 2009 at 8:44 pm #

    Yummy! That’s what I think about all of the descriptions! My favorite nuts, so any would make my tummy happy!

  32. Christine January 29, 2009 at 9:36 pm #

    Ooh, blueberry lemon meringue sounds divine. I think I would serve these right in my mouth.

  33. Michelle January 29, 2009 at 10:15 pm #

    Cherry Vanilla sounds so divine I almost peed my pants when I read the concoction!!!

  34. Carmen January 30, 2009 at 5:24 am #

    The cherry vanilla! I would probably eat it as a snack straight from the bag. :) And then have to get another bag to do something more interesting with it!

  35. Anonymous January 30, 2009 at 7:09 am #

    I have tried the original, cherry vanilla, and the cranberry orange. They are fabulos! If you are planning on baking with them, or using them in salads – make sure that you get double or even triple the amount! You won’t be able to stop eating them! I’m not joking! I can’t wait to try the blueberry!

  36. M January 30, 2009 at 8:04 am #

    I think the Ooo La La Original sounds great (although I love all sorts of candied nuts and fruit)…but what would I do with them…I’d throw all of the different flavors in a giant bag, shake ‘em up & eat in mysteriously mixed up happiness. I may even share (doubtful though).

  37. Val January 30, 2009 at 8:40 am #

    Cranberry Orange Tango made my mouth water! That would liven up the Vanilla yogurt that I love. Whoa Nelly!!

    Even if I don’t win I’ll hunt these down because they sound awesome. ;o}

  38. Jennifer January 30, 2009 at 9:14 am #

    I love the lemon-blueberry combo. One of my favorite recipes is for lemon blueberry bars. Mmmm.. but, really, they all sound great!

  39. Ashley Nicole. January 30, 2009 at 9:56 am #

    I’d fancy the blueberry lemon. I actually have plans to make Lemon Blueberry Walnut granola bars, and that mixture seems to be what I want to do.

  40. Cherie January 30, 2009 at 1:20 pm #

    Ooo La La Original for me. I fancy a handful of it over spicy, fragrant gingercake and a pool of warm custard. Ooo la la, indeed.

  41. Gabrielle January 30, 2009 at 1:44 pm #

    The lemon sounds wonderful!

  42. tonjatoi@hotmail.com January 30, 2009 at 1:54 pm #

    Cherry Vanilla Va-Voom or the Blueberry Lemon Meringue – sound amazing. I would put some in my morning yogurt or oatmeal.

  43. Vanessa January 30, 2009 at 8:28 pm #

    I can’t resist cherries, so I’d go for Cherry Vanilla Va-Voom, but the Blueberry Lemon Meringue would be a very close second.

  44. kimmitri January 30, 2009 at 8:36 pm #

    the blueberry lemon meringue sounds dreamy!! i would use it for a yummy breakfast lemon something or other. or put it in an apple cupcake to have a fruit salad cupcake.

  45. Cath January 31, 2009 at 10:13 am #

    Mmm the cherry vanilla va-voom sounds divine! It would be perfect on top of yogurt and finished off with a drizzle of honey… or just eaten plain :)

  46. Steph January 31, 2009 at 11:09 am #

    They all sound delicious, especially the cranberry orange and lemon blueberry. These would definitely go on top of salads and mixed into yogurt at my house. If there was any left, I would think about incorporating them into baking…

  47. Jazz February 1, 2009 at 3:19 pm #

    Woow wow I am so jealous of you – I’ve always wanted to go to the Fancy Food Show (ironic because I’m already in the area!).

    Anyways, I’d looove to try the Cherry Va Va Voom – thinking of adding it to granola to make it extra decadent ;)

  48. Jules Someone February 1, 2009 at 3:45 pm #

    Cherry vanilla — just so I can sprinkle it over vanilla ice cream.

  49. Sarah February 2, 2009 at 6:59 am #

    I would eat all of them, but the vanilla or the original sounds the best to me.

    How to eat them: plain or maybe mixed in some yogurt? salads sound good too. I love candied nuts!!!

  50. Tracey February 2, 2009 at 8:40 am #

    They all sound fantastic! I think I would start with the original. Great for snacking and sounds fantastic for topping a salad with fresh greens and vinegarette! Cherry vanilla would be next on the list!
    t
    traceyrtch@gmail.com

  51. rowinstonie February 2, 2009 at 2:27 pm #

    Original.

    I would use in a salad, stir-fry, yogurt, or make an interesting dessert (either sprinkled on something, or use it in a food-processor to mix into a cupcake mix or cookie mix for a nutty, fruity flavor)

    coc002@ucsd.edu

  52. Lisa February 2, 2009 at 6:58 pm #

    Blueberry Lemon Meringue sounds great. I think it might be great stirred into my meringue cookies!

  53. CB February 3, 2009 at 6:25 am #

    Mmmmm… You had me at lemon meringue. Gotta go with the blueberry lemon meringue mix. The food show sounds fun! Might have to make it next time its in Sacramento. Maybe give me a shoutout if you go again and we can meet up? :)
    /Clara
    iheartcuppycakesATgmailDOTcom

  54. CincoDeMego February 3, 2009 at 8:28 am #

    The blueberry lemon sounds amazing! I’d mix it into blueberry-or maybe banana-muffins and make a lemon glaze icing on top. The cherry vanilla sounds great too. I’d sprinkle it on top of vanilla yogurt or ice cream. Yum!

  55. Stacey Ball February 3, 2009 at 8:41 am #

    Ooo la la original sounds yummy!

  56. The Behlmers February 3, 2009 at 11:08 am #

    The Cherry Vanilla sounds the best! I would put it on top of some yogurt for a yummy breakfast!
    dcbehlmer(at)hotmail(dot)com

  57. Sarah February 3, 2009 at 2:59 pm #

    To me?? Cherry Vanilla Va-Voom all the way. I’m a sucker for cherry vanilla AYTHING!

  58. Stef February 4, 2009 at 7:01 am #

    The winners have been drawn.

    http://www.cupcakeproject.com/2009/02/nutorious-winners.html

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