Thursday, July 25, 2013

Yummy New Snacks and GIVEAWAY!

There are several treats that I remember fondly from my childhood….Big League Chew, Atomic Fireballs, Bottle Caps, Now & Later’s and Cracker Jack snacks.

One of the things I loved best about Cracker Jack snacks as a kid was the PRIZE!  I still remember the anticipation---opening the box and dumping out the contents to find the prize before devouring the popcorn.  Jayson says that as a kid, he would almost always choose Cracker Jack snacks over other snacks purely because of the prize. 

One of my favorite “Cracker Jack” memories is my uncle’s legendary marriage proposal.  My uncle carefully opened a box of Cracker Jack snacks, put the diamond ring inside and glued the box back together.  Boy was my aunt was surprised to find a ring instead of a sticker or tattoo!


Now Cracker Jack Snacks is making a comeback and we were lucky enough to sample the new and improved Cracker Jack snacks.  They now have three flavors:  Original (with more peanuts), Kettle Corn, and Butter Toffee.  The family sampled all three, and it was a tough call, but I think Kettle Corn was our favorite, with Butter Toffee a close second.  I found myself grabbing a handful every time I went to the pantry. And the best part about the new Cracker Jack snacks….they still come with a prize!

And now for the really great part….Cracker Jack brand will send one of you lucky readers can 6 packs of the new Cracker Jack snacks so you can decide for yourself which is your favorite!  To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment telling your favorite nostalgic memories of Cracker Jack snacks growing up.  Please also include your email address (so I have a way to contact you if you win!)  All entries must be submitted by Thursday, August 1st.  The winner will be selected at random from all entries.  Good Luck!

Note:  The Cracker Jack snack products were provided to us by Cracker Jack brand for our participation in this blogging/trial program.  These items were not intended as payment for any favorable opinions, and all opinions expressed in this blog post are my own! 



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18 comments:

Connie said...

I enjoyed the small boxes when I was a kid. I like eating it watching my favorite tv shows as a kid and seeing what prize I would find in the box. Yes, I looked forward to the prizes as well. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway! I have been wanting to try out the new products. :)

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polly said...

Oh how I loved Cracker Jacks as a kid....I would not open the prize until I was done.....the excitement of what I would find...great memories!

Jennifer said...

I have to agree the prize was my favorite part too, but I would eat the popcorn and work my to it. At least that's how I remember it. =) The popcorn is crazy addictive. We bought it on a road trip once and didn't stop munching until it was all gone.

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Dawn Alexander said...

my great grandma used to love cracker jacks and she would always have tons of boxes stashed away. I remember when she passed away we celebrated her life and the adults let us each have a box of her cracker jacks. I don't have many memories of my great grandma but I always things fondly of her whenever I see cracekr jacks.

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Lori said...

I LOVED getting Cracker Jacks when we went to the circus or the movies! I loved eating all of the popcorn first and saving the peanuts for last. Of course, the prize was the ultimate reward! I loved the tiny books they used to have. :)

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Elaine said...

i loved getting them at the movies!!

freddie said...

My favorite memory is waiting to get to the end of the box for the free toy. We didn't get Cracker Jacks very often but it was worth it when we did. dwelchert at yahoo dot com

Emily said...

I love cracker jacks!!! I remember finding tattoos in the box!
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Manda said...

I use to eat cracker jacks at the lake with my grandparents. Miss those times.

Kelly said...

I too would pick Cracker Jacks over other treats just for the prize :)

Moo said...

I love cracker jacks, even though I'm not a kid anymore.

Liao family said...

I remember my dad coming home from work and bringing Cracker Jacks once in a while for my brother and me. It was always a fun surprise.

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Becky said...

Cracker Jacks makes me think of my grandma's house!

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teresa said...

what a special treat Cracker Jacks were for me as a child. such fun carefully opening the box and eating the treat with my brother and sister. always fun to see who reached in and found the treat. don't remember it being a problem as the prize was shared between us, also.

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Natasha said...

I remember getting so excited to find the prize at the bottom of the box! Best snack ever growing up!

rachel said...

We ate it on road trips!

Moo said...

O.K. I didn't read the rules. My grandma always bought us cracker jacks in the summer. I remember sitting in her kitchen eating them with her. My e-mail address is meggiemumu at hotmail dot com. You can delete my other inadequate entry :) I don't want to up my odds of winning.

Messy Musings said...

Ah... Cracker Jacks & a lick-on tattoo prize! Nothing says summer like that combination :o)
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