Wednesday, January 27, 2010

*CLOSED* Pirate's Booty Snacks Review & Giveaway

Ahoy Maties!! What do you think of whenever you hear snack? I think of your typical, everyday chips or pre-made goodie. High in sodium; not even the slightest bit healthy. But it turns out that not all snacks are this way. But then I think about it.. Healthy snacks usually aren't very tasty; however, with Pirate's Booty, this isn't the case! These delicious snacks are baked and made with natural ingrdiants!

A Piece of Their Story:
The Pirate Brands story began in 1987 in Sea Cliff, NY with our founder, Robert. Robert, a snack industry renegade and father of two, scoured the high-seas for a tasty treasure that would inspire people to live a little healthier and have fun while doing it. That's when Robert discovered the cheesy rice and corn puffs we know today as, Pirate's Booty.
I recently received a box from UPS, just your average box, nothing different. But inside was a very cute Treasure Chest in the mail. Neat, don't you think? After all, it is Pirate's Booty!
Here I was expecting one small sample sized bag, and I get a Treasure Chest?! Awesome!! As I slowly opened up the box, I could see how slam packed full of goodies the chest really was!
Inside of the Treasure Chest were 8 bags of chips (all different flavors), 3 stick on tattoos, 1 chip clip, and 1 sticker. All of these yummy goodies for me? I couldn't believe it. I should have known better though; everyone in my family showed up shortly after I received the package. And of course, everyone wanted a taste. So I grabbed a few small dishes, and pured a few of each flavor onto everyone's dish. Let me just tell you, Pirate's Booty has you covered! They have a flavor for everyone! These rice and corn puff snacks were fantastic! That's right, rice and corn puffs! I don't usually invision rice and corn puffs as being "yummy"; healthy, yes, but not so much on the tasteful side. But these little snacks proved me wrong.
Here are the flavors that I received:
Aged White Cheddar, Barbeque, Crunchy Corn Sticks, New York Pizza, Real Wisconsin Cheddar, Sea Salt & Vinegar, Sour Cream & Onion, and even Veggie!
And here are a few of the Nutritional Facts. (These Nutritional facts are not the same as the Crunchy Corn Sticks or Real Wisconsin Cheddar).
»All natural
»Kosher
»Baked
»Trans fat and gluten free.
»Cholesterol free
»Each bag contains 130 calories or less!
»50% Less fat than potato chips!

I'm tellin' ya, I had hoped that these snacks would atleast last through the week, but they didn't. They lasted a few hours. My family and I ate them in no time at all. In our defense, there were six of us! And out of all of the flavors, we didn't come across one that we didn't like.
Personally, I loved the crunch. They weren't too hard nor too soft. They crunched the perfect crunch!
Not only was the crunch good, but the taste was wonderful as well. Even the Sea Salt & Vinegar. I don't usually eat Salt & Vinegar chips, I'm not big on the overwhelming smell (or taste). But I actually enjoyed this Sea Salt & Vinegar flavored snack! The smell, nor taste, was over-powering.
Now for the best part!! Pirate's Booty has generously offered to give one of my lucky readers the same Treasure Chest that I received! Thank you Pirate's Booty!!

WHAT YOU WIN:
1 lucky reader will receive the same great Treasure Chest that I received!
TO ENTER:
Required: Go to Pirate's Booty's site, look around and tell me one thing that you learned about the company or their products. (1 entry)
BONUS ENTRIES:
*Fan Pirate's Booty on Facebook. (1 entry)
*Follow Me on Twitter. (1 entry)
*Tweet this giveaway MUST leave link; #Win a Pirate's Booty Treasure Chest full of delicious snacks! ends 2/10 @jerricapuck http://micurl.com/eerpb (1 entry)
*Friend Me on Facebook. (1 entry)
*Share this giveaway in any other way (i.e. e-mail, facebook, etc); must leave link to where you posted. (1 entry)
*Subscribe to my page → Top of page. (2 entries)
*Follow my blog publicly. (2 entries)
*Blog/Blurb about the giveaway, include a link back to the giveaway. (5 entries!)
**ALL comments require an e-mail address. This means that even if you include your e-mail address in the required entry and then do all extra entries, you still need to have your e-mail address in each extra entry, as well. If an e-mail address is not provided in a comment, I will delete the comment. The only exception, is if you have a blog & have your e-mail visable on your profile or have the e-mail button on your profile.
To better your chances of winning, be sure to leave a seperate comment for each entry that you complete.
This giveaway will end Wednesday, February 10th at 11:59 p.m. (Central Time). I will contact the winner within 24 hours via e-mail and will also write a post announcing the winner. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, after that, a new winner will be chosen. Contest open to Continental U.S. citizens only.
I received a Treasure Chest full of the same goodies as listed above to review for this post. All opinions of this product are entirely my own. I am not responsible for the loss/damage of any products.

150 comments:

  1. Wow corn sticks yumm! Vegan and Kosher friendly wowsers!

    Posting in my giveaways too!

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  2. I learned that their products are all natural and have less than 130 calories per serving!

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  3. I'm a Pirate Booty fan on Facebook

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  4. I learned that they are peanut and tree-nut free!

    mdlangmead at gmail dot com

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  5. Follow on Twitter! @lovebnamommy

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  6. I follow your blog - 1

    mdlangmead at gmail dot com

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  7. Follow your blog - 2

    mdlangmead at gmail dot com

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  8. I learned that they have removed all trans-fat from ALL of their products! I like that a lot!

    mandjregan at gmail dot com

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  9. I tweeted your giveaway:
    http://twitter.com/EightyMPHMom/status/8336322367

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  10. I have requested to be your friend on Facebook : )

    Jennifer Regan

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  11. Blog entry 1:
    http://www.eightymphmom.com/2010/01/link-em-up-thursday-giveaway-linky_27.html

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  12. Blog entry 2:
    http://www.eightymphmom.com/2010/01/link-em-up-thursday-giveaway-linky_27.html

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  13. Blog entry 3:
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  15. Blog entry 5:
    http://www.eightymphmom.com/2010/01/link-em-up-thursday-giveaway-linky_27.html

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  16. I learned that Pirate's Booty is sold at the Whole Foods by my house!
    katiekarr at gmail dot com

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  17. I learned that the Original Tings and the Pirate’s Booty Veggie are both vegan!

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  18. I'm a fan of Pirate's Booty on Facebook.

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  19. I follow you on twitter as "calidreamin87"

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  20. Tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/calidreamin87/status/8359943051

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  21. You can sign up for their newsletter that has special offers! Guess what I just did?! :-)

    shimonakatz (at) gmail (dot) com

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  22. Pirate’s Booty is made from corn and rice meal that is extruded and results in a puff of rice and corn. In some industry circles, the puffs are known as hull-less popcorn.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  23. Pirate's Booty Facebook Fan - Janet Fri

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  24. I follow you on Twitter - Janetfaye

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  25. I sent you a Facebook Friend request - Janet Fri

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  26. 1. I follow your blog - janetfaye

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  27. 2. I follow your blog - janetfaye

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  28. 1. I blogged:
    http://blog-giveaways.blogspot.com/2010/01/pirates-booty-treasure-chest-giveaway.html

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  29. 2. I blogged:
    http://blog-giveaways.blogspot.com/2010/01/pirates-booty-treasure-chest-giveaway.html

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  30. 3. I blogged:
    http://blog-giveaways.blogspot.com/2010/01/pirates-booty-treasure-chest-giveaway.html

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  31. 4. I blogged:
    http://blog-giveaways.blogspot.com/2010/01/pirates-booty-treasure-chest-giveaway.html

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  32. 5. I blogged:
    http://blog-giveaways.blogspot.com/2010/01/pirates-booty-treasure-chest-giveaway.html

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  33. 1. Email subscribed.

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  34. 2. Email subscribed.

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  35. I learned that their products have no trans-fats. I'm desperate to win these!
    Thanks!
    mike.karr at gmail.com

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  36. They are peanut and tree-nut free.
    veniceangel@hotmail.com

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  37. I follow you on twitter under ChildrensNook.
    veniceangel@hotmail.com

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  38. Pirates Booty is free of gluten and trans fats, and some varieties are vegan.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  39. 130 calories & gluten free! I'M in! I can't wait to try these!
    Staci
    craftifyit@gmail.com

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  40. I'm a follower now!
    Staci
    craftifyit@gmail.com

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  41. I learnt that Pirate’s Booty is made from corn and rice meal that is extruded and results in a puff of rice and corn.
    thegrants(at)live(dot)com

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  42. I'm a fan of Pirate's Booty on Facebook (Stephanie Petty-Grant)
    thegrants(at)live(dot)com

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  43. I follow you on twitter @sgrant2005
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  44. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/sgrant2005/status/8429737268
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  45. I sent you a friend request via facebook (Stephanie Petty-Grant)
    thegrants(at)live(dot)com

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  46. I subscribe via e-mail #1:
    thegrants(at)live(dot)com

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  47. I subscribe via e-mail #2:
    thegrants(at)live(dot)com

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  48. I'm a blog follower #1
    thegrants@live.com

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  49. I'm a blog follower #2
    thegrants@live.com

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  50. I blogged #1:
    http://thegrantsgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/01/something-to-talk-about-8-pack.html
    thegrants(at)live(dot)com

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  51. I blogged #2:
    http://thegrantsgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/01/something-to-talk-about-8-pack.html
    thegrants(at)live(dot)com

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  52. I blogged #2:
    http://thegrantsgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/01/something-to-talk-about-8-pack.html
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  53. I blogged #4:
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  54. I blogged #5:
    http://thegrantsgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/01/something-to-talk-about-8-pack.html
    thegrants(at)live(dot)com

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  55. I loved reading about the kosher products.

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  56. I learned that there is a new flavor of Booty called "New York Pizza" Yummy!
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  57. I follow you on Twitter! (glasscastle)
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  58. Follower with Google Friend Connect #1
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  59. Follower with Google Friend Connect #2
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  60. Subscriber with Google Reader #1
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  61. Subscriber with Google Reader #2
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  62. I love how they are trans fat free!!!! Great giveaway

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  63. I learned that some varieties are veagan.

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  64. We love the Pirate Booty...its one of my sons favorite snacks...I thought it was popcorn all this time... but I learned it is not actually popcorn afterall.

    kelleythejewelrylady (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  65. I learned that the Veggie Booty flavor is Vegan, and they have a new pizza flavor that I bet my boyfriend would love!

    xmeliss182x (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  66. They started in 1987.
    savingmomssanity at gmail dot com

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  67. i learned that the veggie booty falvor is vegan and they don't use nuts making any of their booties, lol
    eod_army_wife04(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  68. they are going to start a blog soon and post job openings

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  69. tweet http://twitter.com/phxbne/status/8556421885

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  70. I love that pirate chest. I learned that the products are all natural

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  71. I am pirate's booty fan on facebook now

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  72. I forgot to say following on twitter as @avrilsgranny. sorry

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  73. sent a friends request on facebook.

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  74. I love it that they put their ingredients and nutrition information for their products right on their website.
    sales@charmcountry.com

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  75. i learned that their Original Tings and Pirate’s Booty Veggie are vegan.

    erica_haggins@hotmail.com

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  76. I didn't know they were gluten free... that's great! :) I never know what snacks to have for my friend who's allergic, NOW I do! From their website I learned that they were founded by a guy named Robert in New York about 20 years ago!

    beaverloadingnun at msn dot com

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  77. I follow you on Twitter!

    LyndiLouness

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  78. I'm a fan of Pirate's Booty on Facebook now! :)

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  79. Their snacks are Kosher and all-natural

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  80. I follow you on Twitter (@jkgorcery)

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  81. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/jkgorcery/status/8738396195

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  82. I learned that their products are all natural!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  83. I tweeted it! http://twitter.com/KimmyJahnke

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  84. Vegan and Kosher - great products for you~

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  85. I learned that all their products are baked!

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  86. fan of pirates booty on facebook

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  87. following you on twitter (@woozlewozzle)

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  88. sent you a friend request on facebook (anna lene)

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  89. Something I learned & liked - these products have 50% less fat than potato chips per serving.

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  90. Facebook fan of Pirates Booty
    Barbara Montag

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  91. tweet
    http://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/8862427968

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  92. Sent a Facebook Friend request for you.
    Barbara Montag

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  93. I learned that they are peanut and tree-nut free.
    couponsiwant(at)verizon(dot)net

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  94. I learned that Pirate Brands has eliminated fryers and trans fats from all of their products and keep the ingredients simple. Pirate Brands only additives are just good fun.

    susan56bft at gmail dot com

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  95. Pirate Booty fan on Facebook

    susan56bft at gmail dot com

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  96. Something To Talk About friend request on Facebook sent

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  97. Something To Talk About emai subscriber #1

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  98. Something To Talk About emai subscriber #2

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  99. Something To Talk About follower via Google #1

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  100. Something To Talk About follower via Google #2

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  101. Robert’s products are made in a nut-free facility, therefore they are peanut and tree-nut free.
    digicat{AT}sbcglobal{DOT}net

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  102. I Fan Pirate's Booty on Facebook
    Carol Anderson Ezovski
    digicat{at}sbcglobal{dot}net

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  103. I follow you on Twitter @cezovski
    digicat@sbcglobal.net

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  104. I follow you on Google Friends Connect - Carolsue #1
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  105. I follow you on Google Friends Connect - Carolsue #2
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  106. I requested to be your friend on Facebook
    Carol Anderson Ezovski
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  107. I posted this on my blog #1
    http://carolsbloggys.blogspot.com/2008/10/contests-from-our-bloggy-friends.html
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  108. I posted this on my blog #2
    http://carolsbloggys.blogspot.com/2008/10/contests-from-our-bloggy-friends.html
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  109. I posted this on my blog #3
    http://carolsbloggys.blogspot.com/2008/10/contests-from-our-bloggy-friends.html
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  110. I posted this on my blog #4
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  111. I posted this on my blog #5
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  112. I like that there are only 130 calories per serving!

    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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