Barbara's Beat: Win an apple: Illinois Nut and Candy review and giveaway, discount 12/15

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Win an apple: Illinois Nut and Candy review and giveaway, discount 12/15


My granddaughter, Kristen, wants to cut the apples.

Illinois Nut and Candy, Home of Fantasia Confections, has more than 600 goodies to satisfy your sweet tooth. I recently had the opportunity to sample some of it's apples.

I was pleasantly surprised at the wonderful, friendly customer service, and speedy delivery. I received two very big apples, beautifully wrapped and ready for gift giving, but thankfully I had to taste them for my review. However, I did share them with my family.

Both were fresh, crisp Granny Smith apples coated in caramel. The Toffee Taffy Apple was then dipped in chocolate and covered in toffee crumbs. This taffy apple is Kosher Pareve, and lactose free, which is good for me since I have problems with dairy. While the Classic Taffy Apple was then covered in peanuts.



I must say I loved both apples. The tartness of the apple was perfect with the sweetness of the coating. I thought I would prefer the Toffee over the Classic Taffy Apple, but that taffy apple took me back to my younger days. I think the Classic Taffy is my favorite, just as it is the favorite of the owner. But, they are both delicious in my book.  

David Levine, aka, The Candyman, aka, The Kosher Willy Wonka, and his wife Melissa, own the candy store Illinois Nut and Candy in Skokie, a suburb of Chicago. Since September 2004, their goal has been Raising the Candy Bar, by not only being the largest Kosher candy store in the Midwest, but by trying to be the largest niche candy store as well. 
 
Niche Products they sell under Kosher supervision:
Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Sugar Free
Organic
Vegan Friendly
 
People with diabetes or food allergies can now indulge. Search the full list of products available.
 
Illinois Nut and Candy has 25 varieties of apples, including a Sugar Free Taffy Apple.


WIN:
The generous people at
Illinois Nut and Candy is offering one reader of Barbara's Beat an apple of their choice.
Mandatory Entries: must be done prior to any other entry:

Subscribe to my blog by email - right sidebar - 5 entries
AND
Subscribe to
Illinois Nut & Candy Product Updates via email located in the top left corner - 5 entries 
You also must leave your email or have it available in your profile to be contacted, or you will be disqualified and another name will be drawn. I have to be able to reach you.

Additional Entries:
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1. Follow my blog on GFC (2 entries)

2. Subscribe to my blog RSS (1 entry)

3. Follow me on Twitter
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4. Follow me on Facebook
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5. Follow me on Network Blog and leave your name - right sidebar (2 entries)

6. Enter any of my other giveaways and tell me which ones(1 entry each)

7. Add my button to your blog and leave me a link - right sidebar ( 3 entries)
8. Blog about this contest and leave me a link (10 entries)

9. Tweet about this contest, leaving a comment with the link here (1 entry per tweet)

10. Make a purchase from
Illinois Nut and Candy. Illinois Nut and Candy is offering my readers 10% off if you use the promo code barbarasbeat when ordering.
Leave your name, what you bought and how much you spent or an order number so I can check it. (10 entries)

11. Vote for my blog - right sidebar - (1 entry each for the 3 listed)
12. Like
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Eligibility:
Limited to US residents only, 18 years old and above.

Ends:
Dec. 15 at midnight

Websites: http://www.raisingthecandybar.com/
http://lifeofthecandyman.wordpress.com/
http://www.youtube.com/illinoisnutandcandy

Full disclosure: I received two apples to sample for a fair and honest review for this post. Your opinion may differ from mine. 

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37 comments :

Welcome To My Kitchen said...

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