Thursday, 13 January 2011

Annabel Karmel Pasta Cookbook Giveaway & Review of Toddler Snacking Range

Some of you will have seen that I went to a special preview of the Disney film Tangled at the weekend.  We had a ball, you can read about it here if you missed it.

Hosting the event was the best selling author Annabel Karmel, this was because she has teamed up with Disney to use their popular Mickey Mouse and Winnie the Pooh characters on the packaging for her new range of toddler snacks.  Because Disney are endorsing these products they are being made to stand up to the stringent nutritional standards set by Disney. I will be completely honest with you here and say I have not investigated this fully, I am quite a trusting kind of girl, that is just me.  I will look at the nutritional composition on the back of a pack and look at the ingredients and if nothing seems out of sorts then I will give the product to my children.  Some parents are different and that is fine, please feel free to investigate.


Basically this range has been devised by Annabel so that small people can still snack during the day but on more healthy or nutritious things than crisps and chocolate. The range is aimed at children of 12 months or more and the appeal is quite wide ranging my 7 year old adored the chewy bars and the 3 year old girls were more taken with the mini biscotti biscuits. Another favourite was the strawberry flavoured raisins. A strange idea as far as I was concerned but Miss E was taken with them, so who am I to argue?

The range also includes fruit crisps and rice and corn snacks but I did not get to try these.  I would say they are packaged in an appealing way, the size is just right for children and they were filling so I will buy these products again.  You can find them stocked in good supermarkets, I noticed Sainsburys had a third off at the moment! A pack of these corn snacks is currently 32p or 49p normal retail price, that is about the same as something like the children's Organix range.

At the event on Sunday we were lucky enough to receive some of these goodies to try and also 2 Annabel Karmel cook books.  One I have kept for myself to use and the I want to share my good fortunate with you, so the other I am giving you the chance to win. It is the to 100 pasta recipes and is full of lots of quick and simple ideas for family meals.

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To enter -
  • Either follow me by google freinds connect or subscribe to my RSS feed and leave me a comment to say you have done so
  • If you want an extra entry tweet the giveaway with @michelletwinmum in the tweet so I know.
Terms and Conditions


  • Giveaway ends 12 noon Tuesday 18th January 2011
  • Open to all UK and Ireland residents.
  • The prize is not transferable or refundable and there is not a cash alternative.
  • I will pay the postage cost and send the prize to the lucky winner.
  • I will use a random number generator to pick the winner.
  • I will contact the winner within 3 days of the giveaway closing.
  • Please leave an email or twitter ID so I can contact you if you win.
Good Luck!

This is a review post and as such I received the toddler snacks and cook book free of charge. My review is honest and my own words. No review was expected from me in return for these goods but as our family enjoyed them I am happy to recommend.

Congratulations to @01momonawire . You are the lucky winner.  Please email me or DM me on twitter and let me kow your address and I will post this book out to you.  Cheers, Mich x

45 comments:

  1. Wow i love this giveaway,its just what i need x
    I am already a follower xx
    @v82chris

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  2. Have twweted from @v82chris about it too x

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  3. I'm a follower and have retweeted @utterlyscrummy :o)

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  4. Have twetted @emmacella would love that giveway please enter me

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  5. Following & will retweet! @clare_anderson

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  6. I'm following. We like AK snacks! The first time Oli tried them was at the baby show when we were checking out the AK stand. Oli was rather restless and AK gave him a pack of her snacks which calmed him down and kept him entertained for the next hour! :)

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  7. I've subscribed and have just Tweeted competition from @bigspud!

    My daughter loves these snacks.

    Gary

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  8. I'm a google follower! @jumblyMumm

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  9. I have tweeted this as @netcurtains

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  10. Thank you all for joining in, good luck!

    If you check out my main site, I have a kiddie cutlery open at the moment too.

    http://mdplife.blogspot.com/2011/01/review-giveaway-childrens-cutlery-for.html

    Mich x

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  11. Oh I would love some new ideas for suppertime, what a wonderful giveaway!

    I have tweeted as @01momonawire

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  12. Tweeted and following x

    Hannah x @metalmummy84

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  13. Would love to win this, need to expand my pasta recipes. Currently mainly having pasta and pesto!
    Am following x

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  14. Following your blog in GFC.

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  15. i am following your blog with google connect. great giveaway and great blog

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  16. I love Annabel Karmel. Followed! I didn't actually realised you did this blog. Very glad I've found it though!

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  17. Following on GFC & retweeted @meedja

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  18. I am a google friends follower.

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  19. Following you with google friends and tweeted as @ericahughes

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  20. have subscribed via email feeder

    gemmahenshaw@yahoo.com

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  21. Have followed on here and on Twitter, @rickmanone

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  22. Am following you, please can I enter? :-)

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  23. have followed and tweeted

    twitter wooohooo2me

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  24. Following on Google Connect and Twitter - @LilLeese1

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  25. This cookbook would be fantastic!

    I'm a follower and I've tweeted @TPAJJA

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  26. Hiya, I'm following you with google friends. I would love this cookbook to make some tasty new recipes for my 13 month old toddler :)

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  27. hello following on gfc: stephanie cummins

    Thankyou

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  28. I'm following and have tweeted from @mokeyjen! Great blog!

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  29. I'm following and have tweeted from @pepicola3

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  30. I am following and have tweeted @aesop57

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  31. Please enter me...

    @philibaldi

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  32. I am following and I have tweeted @joanneblunt

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  33. please enter me

    i am following

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  34. Following on google connect and about to follow on twitter @jkjunior06.

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  35. Following and tweeted @ossiesheep

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  36. have subscribe

    am following @BBDIVA1977
    off to tweet

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  37. following and tweet @mfcougar

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