Sunday, July 15, 2012

Review: Snack Foods & Giveaway

Summary: Introducing Welch’s filled licorice. Welch’s filled licorice comes in Concord Grape and Strawberry. Real fruit flavors are used to create an incredible tasting licorice that will leave you wanting more. The great Welch’s licorice taste is enhanced by a soft and flavorful filling that sets Welch’s licorice apart from everything else. This is not typical licorice. This is licorice that you’d expect from Welch’s.

 Try Concord Grape and Strawberry today!

Both of my kids are home for the summer and I've quickly discovered that they all of the time! While I attempt for them to eat healthy at meal times, I have to admit that I also let them have their fair share of snack foods. One new product that caught my interest is Welch's Filled Licorice. My kids and I all love licorice -- and it's actually a type of candy that Booking Son can usually eat despite his food allergies.

I received two samples of the Welch's Filled Licorice to sample -- the Concord Grape and Strawberry. The first thing I noticed is that these items weren't allergy-friendly for Booking Son -- they have a dairy ingredient -- so sadly I had to eat them (ha, ha!) Then I noticed something which made me extremely happy. These little goodies are virtually fat-free! I try to watch my fat and calories, but every once in awhile, I just need a little bit of candy. For those of you interested, all of the nutritional information is available here.

Welch's Filled Licorice is just that -- licorice with a Welch's jelly-like filling. I tried the strawberry one first and liked it a lot. It's much sweeter than most other types of strawberry licorice, and I liked that it was soft and chewy. After completing that package in less than a day, I decided to wait a few days before trying the Concord grape flavor. I have to say I think I liked the grape one even more than the strawberry because it was a more unusual licorice flavor!

Welch’s Filled Licorice is available in Concord Grape and Strawberry flavors.  It is offered in 1.75 oz (SRP $1.09) and 3.5oz (SRP $1.59).

Recommended for fans of licorice, sweet treats, and of course, jelly!

The next products that I sampled were a variety of potato chips from Snyder of Berlin. (It's tough to be me, right?) For years, I have eaten Snyder's pretzels -- heck, they are practically a local business for us in Central PA; however, I don't know if I have every eaten their chips!

Snyder of Berlin has a huge variety of snacks. You can see their offerings here. I was fortunate enough to receive the Original Potato Chips, Original Bar-B-Q Flavored Potato Chips, Hot & Spicy Jalapeno Kettle Cooked Potato Chips, Hawaiian Sweet Onion Kettle Cooked Potato Chips, and Baked Cheese Curls. I hardly knew where to start although it only took me a few seconds to break open the Hot & Spicy Jalapeno Kettle chips. All I can say is yum! They had just the right amount of kick without being too hot, and I think they would go perfectly with a turkey sandwich.

Because I take my job seriously as a reviewer, I had to sample all of the other four snacks. I enjoyed all of them (who wouldn't), but I especially liked the taste and texture of the kettle chips. They were just crispier and flavorful and they really satisfied my chip cravings.

This year, Snyder of Hanover is celebrating their 65th anniversary and they want to share their excitement with all of the fans (both present and future ones.)

From May 15, 2012 until December 31, 2012, snack lovers everywhere are asked to submit a photo of themselves, alone, or with family and friends, showing how they enjoy snacks from Snyder of Berlin brands. Pictures from picnics, lunch time, or family BBQ’s are all great occasions to take pleasure in Snyder of Berlin snacks, but use your creativity to win big!

One grand prize winner will receive $1,000 in cash, a new camera valued at $150, and a year’s supply of Snyder of Berlin snacks. Three runners-up will each receive $500 cash, and a year’s supply of Snyder of Berlin snacks. In addition to the grand prize winner and runner ups, there will be monthly winners who will automatically win a Snyder of Berlin Party Pack of Snacks, and become a contender to be a finalist or grand prize winner. Only 1 entry per person, e-mail and/or household is allowed. For more information and official rules please log onto and click on the “Snyder SnackShots” contest banner.

Giveaway alert: I am so excited to announce that I have Snyder of Hanover snack sets in assorted chip flavors to share with two lucky Booking Mama readers. To enter, just fill out the form below before Saturday, July 21st at 11:59 p.m. ET. I will randomly select and notify the winners on the following day. This contest is open to those of you with U.S. addresses only. Good luck!
Thanks to Bender Hammerling Group for providing samples for me to review.


bermudaonion said...

The sacrifices you make for your blog! We can get Snyder's of Hanover around here but I've never heard of Snyder's of Berlin. The sweet onion chips sound really good to me!

Serena said...

Snyder's has some great pretzel snacks, so I can imagine what these kettle chips taste like. I'll have to check out the Welch's licorice, especially the grape.

Julie said...

this is to remind me that I have already entered this contest :)