Tuesday, March 2, 2010

HeaterMeals Review & Giveaway (3 winners)

Do you enjoy camping? You know, getting away from the hectic, busy tiresome life and just going for a few days with peace and quiet in the woods. I know that I really enjoy camping – I always have! And dont get me wrong, I love eating "camp" food. However, after the second night or so, I’m burnt out on water, KoolAid, hot dogs, and burnt hamburgers. But I don’t have to worry about that anymore now that I’ve been introduced to HeaterMeals!

A Bit About the Company: In 1990, our company developed the Flameless Ration Heater (FRH) for the Department of Defense for use in the Meal, Ready-To-Eat MRE field ration for the U. S. Armed Forces. To date, we have manufactured and shipped over 1.5 Billion MRE Heaters for use by the U. S. Military.
In 1994, we began marketing a self-heating meal for the general public under the trademark name, HeaterMeals® designed to allow civilian consumers to enjoy "A Hot Meal, Anytime, Anyplace"™. HeaterMeals Self-Heating Meals come in an assortment of seven, great tasting, shelf stable entrees, a utensil pack, a pouch of water to start the food heater, and our patented Innotech Food Heater Pouch. Our meals are sold to our original target audience, truck drivers, in over 1200 truck stops across the country, and to other key consumers like hunters, fishermen, outdoorsmen, boaters, construction workers and people "on the go" in select sporting goods and other retail stores.
We make four types of self-heating meals - HeaterMeals Entrees, HeaterMeals Plus Complete Meal Kits, HeaterMeals 3 Meal Kits, and HeaterMeals EX Entrees, Designed for EXtended Storage, as well as the new Cafe2Go Self-Heating Beverage Kits.


HeaterMeals are really great. Although I talked about wanting to use them for camping, I ended up having a different experience whenever I used them. It just so happened that I received my package from HeaterMeals the day before my power went out for a few days due to a bad snow storm! (Maybe HeaterMeals had my power cancelled so that I could get a “real” experience? Haha.) At any rate, I received two meals, one Green Pepper Steak n Rice AND one Home-style Chicken Noodle in Gravy. Joshua and I shared the Green Pepper Steak n Rice – it was delicious! Although it came with a seasoning, it didn’t need it; however, I did use the seasoning to be able to review it and it (surprisingly) made the HeaterMeal even better. We chose to save our other HeaterMeal, as they have a pretty long shelf life (the meal that I have will not expire until December of 2011). You never know when I may need another.This is a picture of the HeaterMeal Entree cooking inside of the heating bag that is supplied. You can see the steam coming out. It was awesome to watch. However, it did not smell too tasty while it was warming - I recommend setting the meals outside while they warm up or in a seperate room.

I also received a Cafe2Go. A Cafe2Go is a self-heating beverage kit – the only thing that you need is water. This package of goodies is so neat! There are two types of Cafe2Go's: one is strictly for coffee, and the other is a variety pack. I received the variety pack.This kit provides 18 hot beverages including 12 cups of NESCAFÉ® TASTER'S CHOICE® Coffee, 3 cups of NESTEA® 100% Leaf Tea, and 3 cups of NESTLÉ® Hot Cocoa Mix. The kit also has 18 packets of sugar, 18 creamers, and 18 stirrers for the coffee. And let me just tell ya, this invention is awesome! The cups are average sized and the packets of drink mix are just like the ones that you buy at a store. The main difference is that if your power goes out, you can still have a nice warm drink for those cold nights.

Products that HeaterMeals offers:
»HeaterMeals Entrees
»HeaterMeals Plus Meal Kits
»HeaterMeals 3 Meal Kits
»HeaterMeals EX Entrees
»Cafe2Go

WHAT YOU WIN:
3 lucky winners will each win 2 HeaterMeals Entrees! Yes, I said THREE winners; 2 meals EACH!

TO ENTER:
Required: Visit HeaterMeals Entrees and leave a comment with what 2 flavors you'd choose if you won (including the breakfast choice). Choose carefully because your choices in the comments will be what you'll receive if you win. (1 entry)

EXTRA ENTRIES:
*Follow Me on Twitter. (1 entry)
*Tweet the following; MUST leave link in comment (1 entry): I just entered to win 2 HeaterMeal Entrees from @jerricapuck http://tiny.cc/Jwe1L ENDS 3/16
*Friend Me on Facebook. (1 entry)
*Follow my blog on Networked Blogs - use the widget. (1 entry)
*Share my giveaway on any other social media sites: Facebook, Technorati, etc. (1 entry)
*Enter any of my other giveaways; tell me which one(s). (1 entry each)
*Sign up for Swagbucks using My Referral Link. (2 entries)
*Grab My Button. (2 entries) NEW
*Subscribe via e-mail. (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 Tuesday, March 16th at 11:59 p.m. (Central Time). I will contact the winners within 24 hours via e-mail and will also write a post announcing the winners. The winners will have 48 hours to respond, after that, a new winner will be chosen. Contest open to Continental U.S. citizens only.
I received 2 HeaterMeal Entrees and a Cafe2Go to review. All opinions of this product are entirely my own. I am not responsible for the loss/damage of any products.

66 comments:

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  20. I would pick the Pancakes, Real Blueberry Topping and Bacon Slices and Green Pepper Steak with Rice

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  21. I'd pick 2 Green Pepper Steak with Rice for my husband. He'd use it when he goes camping. He has a gluten allergy and all the other entriees looked like they would have gluten in them so that's why i picked the rice.
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  43. I would pick the Homestyle chicken & noodles in gravy and mushroom gravy mashed potatoes & beef.
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  44. I would love to try the Pancakes with blueberry toppings and the Chicken Pasta Italiana. Please enter me. Thanks!!

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  46. I love the looks of Zesty BBQ Sauce & Potatoes with Beef, and the Pancakes, Real Apple Topping and Bacon Slices yummy thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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