Wednesday, September 5, 2012

PEEPS Giveaway!

A while ago I posted some pictures of some marshmallow Peeps I took along on a trail run. The next day I got an email from Just Born, the company that manufactures Peeps (as well as other awesome candy like Hot Tamales and Mike and Ikes). Ellie Deardorff from Just Born said she would like to send a care package.

A few days later I got the most amazing package in the mail with all the different types of candy they make! That's like having a box of heaven show up on your porch.

I resisted my impulse to start unwrapping packages and eat the entire box of candy similar to how Cookie Monster attacks a jar of cookies. (Although I did do that with a few boxes.) I thought I’d share some of the loot with you.

So I’m going to give some away. I’ll send you a chunk of the stash, including some boxes of fresh, soft Peeps. (Fresh Peeps in the middle of summer!) I will also throw in one of my piano CDs.

To enter the contest, just post a comment saying what your favorite kind of candy is. You’ll get an entry for each comment and can add as many as you’d like. Hope you like lots of different kinds of candy.

I’ll close the contest this coming Monday, September 10th. Best of luck to all you fellow candy lovers.

137 comments:

  1. That is a glorious, glorious care package! I am the only one in my family that likes Peeps, so when Easter comes along I get to hoard them all. My favorite is to let them sit out for a few weeks so they get all hard. Yummmmmm, marshmallow goodness!

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  2. I need that much candy like I need a hole in the head, but I am entering anyway. Peeps are my favorite candy. Marshmallow anything is my favorite. :) (Dots are a close second).

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  3. What? an entry for each comment?? This is going to get crazy around here I can already tell. Me included!! Here goes....just watch me hahaha!

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  4. Oh, oops my favorite candy is.....wait....does it have to be in the picture??

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  5. I love hot tamales.....shhhhhh....peeps are disgusting....unless you can put it in a smore or something. I probably just lost the contest for saying that.

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  6. OK but seriously...the best prize in all of this sinfully sugary-ness is not the candy but the CD. I truly would love to own a Cory Reese piano CD.

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  7. I also love reese's peanut butter cups and hershey's plain milk chocolate. I also am a dark chocolate fan. Alrighty......That's probably enough comments for now. But I just may be back. Gotta go running and burn some calories. I feel like I just gained 5 pounds looking at all that loot.

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  8. Such an awesome giveaway and I am basically dying to try those peanut butter chews. Favorite candy is honestly peeps!

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  9. Tied very closely with peeps is Good & Plenty!

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  10. And tied very closely with peeps & Good & plenty is chocolate licorice.

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  11. To be honest, Peeps gross me out. But I love Mike and Ikes and Hot Tamales. That's some kind of care package!

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  12. Yay for Peeps!

    My favorite candy is Pez. But I have no use for the dispenser. I just eat them straight up out of the wrapper.

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  13. This will seem boring - but my favorite candy is a plain ol' classic Hershey bar. :)

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  14. This is an awesome giveaway...I have the biggest sweet tooth, and I'd love to listen to your CD! My favorite candy is Jelly Bellys

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  15. I don't love peeps, but they are pretty good when they are hard! And I love Mike and Ikes, so this would be awesome. :)

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  16. And of course peanut butter cups are way up there. Yum!

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  17. Oh this is just too fun! I'm a little curious what that bag is that says country retreats on it?? Yep, that would be fun to try a new candy.

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  18. Ok, I also like Fastbreaks, m&m pretzels, milky ways, 3 musketeers.

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  19. Is it getting obvious I am a little bit addicted to sugar? Maybe that's why I run. Who knew?

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  20. I love anything chocolate but my favorite candies are M&Ms, Whoppers and Symphony bars (almond toffee). As much as I love candy, I'd be the most excited about winning your CD. I love your music!

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  21. Ha! I definitely DON'T need the candy!! I am entering because I want the CD :)
    My favorite candy is anything chocolate.

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  22. HOT TAMALES!!!!!!!

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  23. Peanut chews look great! And yea, I'm in it for the CD too!

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  24. Okay lets get real here - along with a long run I must admit that I like Diet Coke and candy and yes, yes yes I love peeps, mike and ike's and all the above.

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  25. So not only am I a runner but a Kindergarten teacher too and we are currently on chapter 9 of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and reading this book makes me even more hungry for candy!!!

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  26. Cory - I was already addicted to your blog and now you had to go and make it even that much more addicting.

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  27. Hot Tamales are my standout and I know will help me with my St. George marathon training and the PCT 50 in May - just saying!

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  28. Gummy worms (for some reason the worms are better then the bears)

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  29. So......Kindergarten teacher, mother of 9, just ran a 20 miler on Sat. in some major heat - can you tell I'm loving this sugar thing???

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  30. I would murder someone for a Peep right now.

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  31. ...chocolate covered marshmallow santas...

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  32. ...and cookies and cream drops...

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  33. ...and FOR REAL sour patch watermelons!...

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  34. ...and I have never, ever, turned down a Mamba.

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  35. I believe it was on the west rim trail where you learned of the Andersons love of zours!

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  36. Basically anything gummy as well! Lately gummy octopus'

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  37. Asking what sweets I like is like asking me what air I like to breathe. It doesn't matter. Does it have delicious sugar in it? Then yes, I'll take it. I like milky ways, twix, butterfingers etc. T Bailey

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  38. That's awesome, Cory! What a great score for you (and how cool that you're sharing!) My favorite kind of candy is chocolate covered strawberries!! Mmmmm

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  39. What's wrong with you??!! You get free candy and you're giving it away? I just can't wrap my head around it.

    I can't comment on what my favourite candy of those shown is - we don't get any of those in my local supermarket. But almond M&Ms are the closest thing to heaven in your mouth.

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  40. I love you cory! I think anything chocolate is my favourite

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  41. Hot Tamales are my favorite Just Born candy.

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  42. I also love Reese's Pieces. (Thank you E.T for making them successful. I'll love you forever for that.)

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  43. Bu the best of the best, the cream of the crop, is Lindt Excellence Dark Chocolate with a touch of Sea Salt. Yummy, yummy.

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  44. PEANUT CHEWWWWWSSS!!! They are the BEST and you can't get them in Utah (hmmm... unless you share with me) :) :) :)

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  45. Or Skittles. Skittles are awesome.

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  46. Although you really can't beat Starburst roasted over the campfire. :)

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  47. Sure do like those Mike and Ikes!!

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  48. Can you tell now why I was once fat?

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  49. Hot tamales for sure, I usually buy them by the 3 pound bag!!

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  50. Those purple bunny peeps look awfully good!! Couldn't go wrong with peeps!!

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  51. Nothing beats mini eggs!!!!!

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  52. Peeps are pretty awesome!

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  53. Cory did you know your my hero, and peanut butter MnMs are fantabulous!

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  54. Anything Chocolate is my very favorite.

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  55. My favorite candy is Cadbury Eggs...every year I buy as many as I can find, then hide them (otherwise I'd just inhale them all immediately) and try to ration them until they're back in stores the following year.

    Also, to this day I can't bring myself to eat the chick peeps...when I was a little kid I was eating one and my mom thought it would be funny to say 'ouch!' as I bit into it. Scarred for life! I show the bunnies no mercy, though. :)

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  56. Chocolate Chocolate CHOCOLATE!!! It keeps me going on the nights between runs:)

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  57. I love Peeps as well. Easter never is close enough to find that squishy little goodness in the form of a chick or bunny.

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  58. I also love Chocolate...with PEANUT BUTTER GOODNESS! Give me Reeses and I'll be your best friend.

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  59. Peeps. Fresh peeps rock. I have to have them in my favorite color. And no, I don't share :-).

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  60. I think I will get crazy and leave just one comment: I love hot tamales. That is a great care package and it is so awesome you are throwing in one of your CDs as part of the prize!

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  61. Big hunks are neato!!!

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  62. Love me some watchamacalits

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  63. So lets hear it for Hot Tamales!!!

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  64. Chocolate chews are sooooooooo good.

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  65. Peeps of course, and you wouldn't have to mail them, just bring them to Javelina :)

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  66. Peeps, but I like to eat the beak first, then the head, then the tail, and throw away the rest!

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  67. I think coke should be considered candy. LIQUID candy yum!

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  68. Does Nutella count? oh wait, isn't that part of a "nutritious breakfast?"

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  69. Peanut chew sound great for a Friday after a looooong work week.

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  70. Peeps would be great for a long Sat run tomorrow. Good luck in your ultra.

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  71. I sure do like the Hot Tamales for a late Sat. nite.

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  72. I sure would like those Mike and Ikes right about now.

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  73. Yummy peeps for Heaven sakes.

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  74. I like the bright colored peeps!!

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  75. Hot tamales are great to eat.

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  76. How can I live w/o Hot Tamales??

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  77. M&Ms! Especially the coconut ones. And the peanut butter ones.

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  78. I was going to say Snickers but someone up there said frozen Snickers so now I am obsessed with that idea and totally bummed that I have no Snickers to freeze! Hurry up tomorrow so I can buy a Snickers to freeze....

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  79. and I really do love Peeps. Even though my husband makes fun of me for loving Peeps.

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  80. Maybe you could share some peeps with me because they are gluten free and I have to eat gluten free ;)

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  81. Oh, and on Pinterest they showed that its yummy to put them in hot chocolate. Cant wait for it to cool down so we can try it. I think it may become a Halloween tradition.

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  82. Holy Hot Tamales! Some people want their candy! ha! I will go for peeps for hot chocolate- that sounds like a good idea.

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  83. Bit O' Honeys!

    If I win, I'm gonna ask you to cut open those "fresh" Peeps so they get stale and chewy by the time they get to me!

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  84. I hope I'm not too late! I LOVE candy! Forget about gels and shot blocks all I eat on long runs is mike and Ike's, sour patch watermelons, and Swedish fish, yummy! I don't have time to list all my favs in seperate posts but I also love Dots, Nibs, York peppermint patties, any M &M's, skittles, starbursts, Reese's pb cups, 3 musketeers, I better stop, it looks like I have a problem :D I hope I win!

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