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Friday, December 17, 2010

I’m now an official Chiquita Mom and a Chiquita Giveaway for all of you!



For as long as I can remember my entire family has enjoyed the taste and nutrition of Chiquita Bananas, and since “Bug” has been old enough to eat solid foods he has been enjoying Chiquita Bananas and they just happen to be one of his most favorite snacks so when I was asked to become and official Chiquita Mom, I was so thrilled I just couldn’t say no!

About Chiquita Bananas:

Think of bananas and you probably think of Chiquita® and the familiar blue label. For good reason. We were the first company to brand the banana back in 1944, when we introduced Miss Chiquita. Her catchy jingle taught consumers about Chiquita bananas and how to store them.

Just in case you can't sing, find out everything you need to know about selecting and handling Chiquita bananas.

You can also expand your taste horizons by exploring our exotic banana varieties.

When asked to name one brand of bananas, more consumers say Chiquita than any other brand. Chiquita is tops with consumers for taste, appearance, freshness, nutrition, value and size, too.

My Thoughts:

We were so kindly sent a Chiquita Mom Kit to review that included: an informational brochure, yummy banana recipes, coupon, and a couple of fun items for you like a reusable grocery bag and helpful freezer bags (so you can save those “spotty” bananas for amazing treats) and more!

We already purchase Chiquita Bananas on a weekly basis and I had already know about some amazing recipes using Chiquita Bananas such as awesome banana pudding and strawberry/banana fruit smoothies but what I didn’t know was all the other amazing treats you could make with fresh Chiquita Bananas like the Chocolate Banana Pops and the Banana No Bake Cookies and so many more that you can find online HERE!

Every year during the holidays (Thanksgiving and Christmas) I make my very special Banana Split Cake and I only use Chiquita Bananas!!! It has been a hit at all of our holiday dinners and now it’s a tradition for me to make one each holiday and I wouldn’t trust my Banana Split Cake to any other brand of Bananas!!!

After receiving the kit with the coupon for free Chiquita Bananas my little “Bug” and I decided to make the Chocolate Banana Pop(s) and not only is this recipe supper duper easy it’s the perfect recipe to do with my little man and he absolutely loves them and they have now become a regular treat in our house! Just in case you want it here is the recipe:

Get the kids in on the preparation of this easy, healthy frozen banana chocolate treat.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours freezing time, 10 minutes
Servings: 1


Ingredients:
1 whole Chiquita Banana
1/2 cup Chocolate Chips
1/4 cup Crisp rice cereal or crushed nuts (optional)
2 whole Ice Pop Sticks
1 sheet Plastic Wrap
1 sheet Wax Paper

Instructions for:
quick Chiquita Chocolate Banana Pop Recipe
Peel the banana, cut it in half width-wise and insert the sticks part way into each banana half. Wrap in plastic wrap and freeze for about an hour. Put the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and melt them on half power, checking every 10 seconds so they don't burn. Dip the bananas in the melted chocolate till they're coated. Dip in rice cereal or crushed nuts, if you like. Place on wax paper and put in the freezer to set for at least one hour.

And if you want to learn more about Chiquita Bananas and get some delicious recipies check out this awesome site HERE!

Buy It:
To purchase delicious and nutritious Chiquita Bananas visit your local grocery store!

Win It:
Chiquita has very generously offered five (5) of my readers the same Chiquita Mom’s Kit that I received that includes: an informational brochure, yummy banana recipes, coupon, and a couple of fun items for you like a reusable grocery bag and helpful freezer bags (so you can save those “spotty” bananas for amazing treats) and more (trust me you want one of these!!!)

Mandatory Entry: Visit Chiquita and tell me a recipe you would like to try or your own personal recipe (if it’s your personal recipe please leave it so we can all give it a try) ! Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.

Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)

1. Become a public follower of my blog (current follower count too)

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4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post and to Chiquita Bananas be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)

Giveaway ends Dec 30, 2010 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the Chiquita Bananas Mom Kit mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.

139 comments:

  1. I would like to try the Protein Power Chiquita Banana Smoothie Recipe.
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  5. I would like to try the Oatmeal Raisin Chiquita Banana muffins. lkvoyer at aol dot com

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  8. I would like to try the easy Chiquita Banana No Bake Cookies Recipe. I never knew you could do so much with Bananas.

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  11. The Banana No-Bake cookies sound great.
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  12. I would love to try the Sugar Free Banana Bread.

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  17. easy PBC- Peanut Butter, Chiquita Banana and Chocolate Sandwich Recipe sounds good!

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  24. The Banana Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe sounds great!

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  25. I would like to try the Mango and Chiquita Banana Salad.

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  26. I want to make moist Chiquita Banana and Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

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  27. I choose Strawberry Chiquia Banana Smoothie Recipe.
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  33. The strawberry banana smoothie sounds delicious!

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  36. I like the Oatmeal Raisin Chiquita Banana muffins recipe. Thanks! aleksa91 hotmail com

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  38. i would like to try the Ultimate Chiquita Banana Sandwich Recipe :)

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  40. I would love to try the Falafel Pita Sandwich with Chiquita Banana Mango Chutney Recipe!

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  43. I'd like to try the Chiquita Banana Oatmeal Smoothie.

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  45. This smoothie recipe sounds wonderful!!Michele’s “Banana Berry Blast” Smoothie Recipe

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  46. Mmmm - the Ultimate Chiquita Banana Sandwich sounds delicious!
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  49. I'd like to try the moist Old-Fashioned Chiquita Banana Nut Loaf Recipe

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  50. Strawberry Chiquia Banana Smoothie Recipe

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  51. I would like to try best Creamy Peanut Butter Chiquita Banana Smoothie Recipe. sounds yummy.

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  53. I think their recipe for chocolate, peanut butter and banana sandwiches sound sooooooooo good!

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  55. Id like the Creamy Peanut Butter Chiquita Banana Smoothie Recipe.

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  56. easy Peachy Keen Chiquita Banana Smoothie Recipe - I love smoothies
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  58. I like to make banana bread, slice it thin and layer it with banana slices.

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  59. I love the BananaAde Smoothie recipe but I'd add some strawberries too.

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  63. I would like to try the banana no bake cookies

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  66. I would like to try the Sugar Free Banana Bread.
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  67. I would like to try the recipe for Oatmeal Raisin Chiquita Banana Muffins.
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  69. Awesome blog and thanks for the giveaway!
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  70. The Peachy Keen Chiquita Banana Smoothie Recipe sounds so good.Thanks!
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  72. I would like to try the Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie.

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  73. Chiquita Banana Oatmeal Smoothie is my recipe of choice!

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  74. I'd like to try Banana Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe
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  77. the moist Chiquita Banana and Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe looks good


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  78. I would like to try the banana smoothie recipe

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  79. My favorite banana recipe is: 1. de-peel. 2. eat. :)
    Ok, from their site, I'd like to try out the Banana No Bake Cookies. In the summer time, our stove heats up the whole first floor of the house to almost unbearable levels, it'd be nice to have yummy cookies without the excessive heat.
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  80. The Grilled Summer Fruit and Chiquita Banana Dessert Recipe sounds delicious!

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  83. I'd like to try the quick Chiquita Plantain Chips

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  86. http://www.chiquitabananas.com/Banana-Recipes/Banana-No-Bake-Cookies-recipe.aspx would like to try
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  89. The Sugar Free Banana Bread since we have a Diabetic in our house

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  93. I would like to try the easy Chiquita Banana No Bake Cookies Recipe.

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  94. would like to try Tropical Sausage and Grilled Chiquita Banana Kebabs Recipe warlygirl at gmail dot com

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  95. The healthy Tropical Spinach Salad with Chiquita Bananas Recipe looks really good. I eat a lot of salads and would never think to throw banana in my salad.

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  96. I would like to try the Protein Power Chiquita Banana Smoothie Recipe.

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  103. i would love to try the Chiquita Plantain Chips Recipe
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  104. I think the BananAde Smoothie Recipe looks really yummy thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  106. the sugar free banana bread sounds great.

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  108. I'd like to try the Best Oatmeal Chiquita Banana Loaf Recipe.

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  110. I would love to try the Chiquita Banana Oatmeal Smoothie Recipe!

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  111. I would like to try the Sugar Free Banana Bread

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  114. I'd like to try the easy Chiquita Banana No Bake Cookies recipe. Or the Choco Banana pops you pictured above look yummy too!

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