Monday, February 21, 2011

Healthy Alternative to Candy

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Happy Monday ya'll! Hope you had a fabulous weekend! Me? Not too great. 2 kids w/ a tummy bug. But the gorgeous weather made it survivable. ~wink~

I would like to share a review & giveaway for a healthy alternative to candy w/ you today. What is this new alternative you say? Raisels!

Raisels are fruity flavored raisins that taste like candy, but aren't! They come in 4 fab flavors. Sour Apple, Sour Orange, Sour Lemon, & Sour Peach. Not a sour fan? Don't worry, they didn't taste too sour to us! They come in good sized portion boxes, just like you would find a box of raisins.

I am going to share our family's thoughts on these tasties and give one Gift Closet reader the chance to win a Big Box of Raisels with a variety of flavors!

What we like about Raisels:
1. Truly tasty! While some of our family liked some of the flavors better than others, I can attest to the fact that none of them are lacking in flavor!
2. They are rich in antioxidants, fat free, cholesterol free, and 100% US RDA for Vitamin C.
3. The box sizes are perfect for a snack in their lunch, afternoon snacks, etc.
4. No sodium, high fructose corn syrup, or artificial sweeteners.
5. Kosher certified.

What we didn't like:
1. Some of the flavors didn't appeal to us or were a little too sweet. And then, some we loved.
2. Some Moms may take issue w/ the amount of sugar in Raisels, but keep in mind raisins naturally contain 21 g of sugar per 35 g serving. There is 5 times more sugar in sweetened dried cranberries. 19 times more in a bag of skittles. 17 times more in a 12 oz can of Coke!

Want It? Click here to visit Raisels.

Win It!
How to enter to win a Big Box of Raisels w/ a variety of flavors:

1. Leave a comment here. Be sure to include your email addy if it is not on your profile.

EXTRA ENTRIES:
~Please leave a separate comment for each entry~

1. "Like" Raisels on Facebook by clicking here.

2. Follow Raisels on Twitter by clicking here.

3. Blog about this giveaway and leave a link to your post here.

4. Become a follower of The Gift Closet on my Left sidebar.


Giveaway ends Sunday February 27 , 2011 @ midnight. Winner will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond. This blog bares no responsibility for the delivery of this prize. Giveaway is open to US residents only. I received these products for the purpose of review only. No monetary compensation was received and these opinions are 100% my own. Click here to view my Full Disclosure.

P.S. The winner of the Cover Your Hair giveaway is #40 Sam. Congrats!

84 comments:

Bailey said...

I'd love to give them a try for my little guys. Thanks for the chance!

Bailey said...

I follow The Gift Closet. Thanks!

Sarita said...

We'd love to try some Raisles!
ericandsarita(at)gmail(dot)com

Sarita said...

following Raisels on Twitter

Sarita said...

following the Gift Closet

Amber said...

These flavors look really interesting - we would love to try Raisels!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I like Raisels on Facebook - my FB name is Amanda Moore
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I follow your blog publicly with google friend connect
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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lisaray said...

Sounds good. (especially the sour apple, as we all know how well apple and raisins work together) I had not heard of these before.

Lisa Marie Mary said...

I would love to try these out! My 16yr old will just about never touch fruit! (He will drink V8 Splash, and that. is. it.) But he is a MAJOR fan of sour candy! I'd love to see if he liked these! That would be so totally cool if he did!!!!!

Lisa Marie Mary said...

I liked Raisels on Facebook! :)

Lisa Marie Mary said...

I followed them on Twitter! :)

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

these look yummy mrs.mommyyatgmail.com

babytrees said...

What a different treat!!

theresa _ heppner at yahoo dot com

Lisa Marie Mary said...

I followed you through Google Friend Connect!

Nicole C. said...

I would love to try these.

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Nicole C. said...

I follow on gfc.

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crystletellerday said...

id like to win crystletellerday@yahoo.com

AmberFaith said...

Awesome giveaway!

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AmberFaith said...

I like Raisels on FB.
Amber Faith Pilcher

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AmberFaith said...

I follow Raisels on Twitter.
@littleamberfate

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AmberFaith said...

I follow Raisels on Twitter.
@littleamberfate

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AmberFaith said...

GFC follower

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jennem said...

My daughter would really like these.
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

jennem said...

Raisels
Facebook follower as Jennifer Maslowski
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jennem said...

Raisels Twitter follower as jennem1.
http://twitter.com/jennem1
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jennem said...

Public Google Friends follower as jennem.
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mogrill said...

This looks like a yummy snack.
Thanks for the chance.
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llinda29 said...

sounds like a yummy snack

llinda29 said...

I gfc

Jenna Z said...

YUM! My husband got me the sour orange ones for valentine's day! I want to try sour peach next!

Jenna Z said...

I like raisels on facebook!

Jenna Z said...

I follow raisels on twitter (corgipants)

Jenna Z said...

follow you blog via GFC.

BethElderton said...

We like "sour" candies and I'd love knowing these are raisins.
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BethElderton said...

I joined to follow Raisels on twitter as mbm218
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debijackson said...

This sounds like a healthy snack for our little ones

debijackson said...

I follow ur blog

kellyr78 said...

Please enter me. My kids would love these.
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kellyr78 said...

I follow you on Networked Blogs (kelly D)
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kellyr78 said...

I like Raisels on FB(kelly D)
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kellyr78 said...

I follow Raisels on twitter(kellywcu)
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Susanmeep said...

I would love them for my daughter suele1998 @ gmail.com

debdenny said...

I think it would be great to try these.

debdenny said...

I follow you on GFC

debdenny said...

I follow Raisels on FB

debdenny said...

I follow Raisels on Twitter
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jsc123 said...

Raisels sound like a treat that my children would really enjoy.

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jsc123 said...

I am a fan of Raisels via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

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jsc123 said...

I am following via Google Friends Connect.

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amied027 said...

These would be great for my son to take to school for snack! Thank you! ard1977@gmail dot com

amied027 said...

like Raisels on FB under Rene Denning. ard1977@gmail dot com

amied027 said...

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Ginger said...

We like raisins so this product sounds great.Thanks!!
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Ginger said...

blog follower
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Amanda S. said...

Yum, I'd love to try them!

Amanda S. said...

gfc follower

Deanna G. said...

I'd love to try these! :)

Deanna G. said...

I "Like" Raisels on Facebook.

http://www.facebook.com/calidreamin87

Deanna G. said...

I follow Raisels on Twitter as @calidreamin87.

Deanna G. said...

I follow The Gift Closet on GFC via Twitter(same user name.)

susan1215 said...

Sounds great, I'd love to try these

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susan1215 said...

follow via GFC

susan1215 said...

Like Raisels on FB Susan Smith

susan1215 said...

follow Raisels on twitter susan1215

Rachel said...

always looking for healthy snack ideas

Rachel said...

follow via gfc

Beeb said...

Thank you for the giveaway!

~Beeb
supercoupongirl AT gmail.com

Beeb said...

I "Like" Raisels on Facebook - find me here: http://www.facebook.com/BeebAshcroft

~Beeb
supercoupongirl AT gmail.com

Beeb said...

I follow via GFC (Beeb)!

~Beeb
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EmmaPeel said...

I do Like Raisels on Facebook as Emm Enger
emmaspeel(at)gmail.com

EmmaPeel said...

I do follow Raisels on Twitter as Emma__Peel

EmmaPeel said...

I'm a follower of The Gift Closet by google friend connect

Erin G said...

Would love to win, thanks!

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js22 said...

Yum, these sound delicious!
Thanks for the giveaway!
email in blogger profile.

js22 said...

I "Like" Raisels on Facebook-Joanne Schultz. http://www.facebook.com/js2222
email in blogger profile.

js22 said...

i follow Raisels on twitter - js22222222 .
email in blogger profile.

js22 said...

I follow your blog on google friends connect- Joanne Schultz .
email in blogger profile.

Diane52 said...

Sound and look delicious...I'm all for healthy snacks
Diane Baum
esldiane@gmail.com

~*~lilshuga2001~*~ said...

I just discovered these two nights ago at safeway

Pamela S said...

I think these sound like tasty snackes! I'd love to try them. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

Pamela S said...

Follower GFC
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Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

Gianna said...

Please enter me :)

Gianna said...

I'm a GFC follower.

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