Monday Funday - Who Wants a Giveaway?

The other day, I was crowing about Coco Lite Pop Cakes on Facebook. What are they, you ask?  Think rice cakes that look like tortillas, about 5" in diameter. These pop cakes from CocoFoods are available locally at Whole Foods, and by mail order from CocoFoods.  Each bag contains fifteen pop cakes that are 16-calories each (or 20 cal. for the whole wheat version).  Pop Cakes are light, crispy and literally melt in your mouth.  If your store makes them fresh, it's worth trying to see the special machine in action - the cakes are literally popped like pop corn!

Nutritionally, the cakes are fat-free, sugar-free, preservative-free and are made with real ingredients. Nothing artificial. The good folks at CocoFoods have come out with two new flavors of pop cakes recently - Maui Onion (think of a healthy Fun Yun) and Blueberry Cinnamon. They are delicious additions to an already healthful, tasty lineup. The challenge is to find your favorite toppings - here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Nutella (topped with marshmallow fluff?)
  • Any sort of nut butter (I make a serving of PB2 and schmear it on)
  • Jam/jelly, any kind of fruit butter (pumpkin, pear, apple, etc.)
  • Dollop of mayo and sliced hard cooked egg, sprinkle of salt and freshly ground pepper - especially good on the Maui Onion flavor!
  • Bruschetta base
  • Tuna melt
  • Spreadable cheese (Laughing Cow Light Garlic & Herb is outrageously good on the Maui Onion flavor - can't wait to try it topped with fresh summer tomato when the time comes!)
  • Crispy, low-cal. pizza crust - top with your fav toppings
  • Healthy taco shell: Cooked ground beef/turkey, Shredded lettuce, tomatoes, shredded cheese & taco sauce
  • Use instead of chips with chili, guacamole, salsas, hummus & other dips
  • Whipped butter sprinkled with cinnamon & sugar
  • Fruit "pizzas" - spread with nut butter or jam and top with a variety of thinly sliced fruits. Sprinkle with cinnamon - fun for kids & grownups too!

So here's the really exciting part. I wanted to share the Coco Lite loooove, so I emailed the CocoFoods folks and asked them if they'd sponsor a giveaway here on Semi-Sweet . . . and they said "of course!" The winner of this giveaway will receive, fresh and direct from CocoFoods, a CASE of Coco Lite Pop Cakes! You'll have plenty of pop cakes to experiment with, because you'll receive three packages of each flavor - you can have a Pop Cakes Party!

All you need to do to enter is:

  1. Leave a comment below, telling me what your favorite crunchy snack is;
  2. Subscribe to Semi-Sweet updates via email (it's free!); and
  3. "Like" Semi-Sweet on Facebook (if you're already a fan, let me know in your comment).
If you'd like bonus entries, you can:
  1. Refer a friend to Semi-Sweet, and have him or her complete steps 1-3 above (noting in the comment who s/he was referred by); and/or
  2. Tweet your followers about the giveaway, including a link to this post and the hashtag #SweetSarah
Enter anytime now through midnight on Monday, May 14th. The winner will be announced Tuesday, May 15th! Go get 'em!


{Legal mumbo jumbo: I was provided with a sample case of Coco Lite Pop Cakes in order to try out their new flavors, but my opinions are my own. By commenting below, you certify that you're over 18, a resident of the U.S. that you've reviewed the Official Giveaway Rules.}