Saturday, March 27, 2010

New NESTLÉ Cherry RAISINETS Review & Giveaway

About the Product
NESTLE® RAISINETS® announces the newest addition to the beloved RAISINETS family, NEW! NESTLE® Cherry RAISINETS®. With the introduction of Cranberry RAISINETS® last year, cherries are the second new fruit to be introduced to the brand portfolio in more than 80 years. This delicious treat follows the lead of its chocolate-covered predecessors, with premium whole dried fruit covered in 100 percent NESTLE chocolate, making them an indulgence that is a cherry on top of anyone's day!
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Cherry RAISINETS are the ultimate treat for snackers of all ages. Premium, whole dried cherries are sourced from one of the premier cherry growing regions in Michigan. These Montmorency Tart Cherries are drenched in rich NESTLE® Dark Chocolate, creating a mouthwatering combination that is both sweet and creamy while also juicy and tangy. For anyone looking for something different, Cherry RAISINETS provides a win-win option with 1/2 a serving of real fruit in every 1/4 cup and 30 percent less fat than the leading chocolate brands.

A Smart Choice
According to experts from the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT), good-for-you foods are one of the Top Five Trends in 2010.* With natural, whole dried cherries that are bursting with flavor and a natural source of antioxidants and 30 percent less fat than the leading chocolate brands, NESTLE Cherry RAISINETS are a better-for-you treat in line with this trend. Coupled with dark chocolate, another source of antioxidants, Cherry RAISINETS truly give snackers something new to be excited about.
"Deprivation is a diet disaster because people tend to binge on tempting foods when their diets are too restrictive," said Laurie MacDonald, R.D., Nestle USA. "Trying to make smart eating choices to maintain a healthy weight is a great approach, but many people make the mistake of depriving themselves of some of the foods they love. This is a recipe for diet disaster because most people eventually give in to their cravings. A better approach is to allow for foods that you enjoy in moderation. Cherry RAISINETS are an ideal better-for-you treat: you can enjoy the indulgent flavor with less guilt."

A SWEETstakes You Can't Resist

Sweetening the launch of Cherry RAISINETS, the newest series of webisodes, featuring the sassy, fun loving crew of Raisinets, begins March 23rd. In these new adventures, the group embarks on a cross country road trip in search of a new member to add to the RAISINETS family. Starting April 1st, viewers will be able to enter for a chance to win a daily "road trip" prize, such as a GPS system, iPods and more. All who enter the daily sweepstakes will also be entered into the grand prize drawing for a chance to win the RAISINETS Ultimate Road Trip for the winner and up to three friends.

No purchase necessary to enter.  Open to legal residents of the 50 US & DC, 18 or older.  Sweepstakes ends 11:59p.m. ET 6/30/10. Subject to entry periods, prize details and full rules at Raisinets.com/roadtripsweeps or Youtube.com/raisinets. Void where prohibited.


Cherry RAISINETS hit shelves beginning this month in a convenient 4.0 ounce resealable Stand Up Bag (SRP $3.29). The go-to choice for any occasion, enjoy them at home during your favorite movie or add them to trail mix for a satisfying afternoon treat. For even more creative ways to enjoy Cherry RAISINETS, visit www.meals.com to download delicious dessert recipes that use this great new product as an ingredient.
"We're pleased with the overwhelmingly positive response to Cranberry RAISINETS and are looking forward to hearing consumer responses to Cherry RAISINETS," said Tricia Bowles, spokesperson, Nestle Confections & Snacks. "They are a great choice for anyone looking for a better-for-you treat and part of our ongoing commitment to provide delicious better-for-you options."

For more information and to watch the fruitful, fun-loving webisodes, be sure to visit www.raisinets.com. And don't forget to check back after April 1st for more information on the RAISINETS Ultimate Road Trip sweepstakes.

My Take on the Cherries
I have had chocolate covered cherries before and have loved them every time! I do have to say though that these were always an indulgence due to the cost. These new chocolate covered cherries from Nestle are wonderful tasting and very inexpensive. Not only this, but they also are good for you, as every 1/4 cup has 1/2 serving of fruit as well as being a natural source of fruit and dark chocolate antioxidants.

I was so impressed with the taste that these cherries did not last long and I know that we will be looking for these in our stores as my whole family loved these sweet treats!

Giveaway
How would you like to win this product for yourself? I will be giving away 2packages to 5 lucky readers! All you need to do is let me know why you would have an interest in this product to be considered. The contest will run for one week and will end on April 3, 2010.

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    I love chocolate covered raisins and I bet I would love chocolate covered cherries!

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    Jackie said...

    I love Raisinets! I had no idea they were making Cherry Raisnets...I can't wait to try them! Thanks for the review and sweet giveaway!
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    hollowsins said...

    I got to try these when I won a Nestle giveaway but I have never found them in the stores where I shop.Thanks for the giveaway!
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    I am always interested in trying something new and I find Americans have a wider selection of goodies to choose from (maybe a trip to the States is in order)

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    Nancy said...

    Cherries are our favorite fruit and when you top them with chocolate - that's just dreamy!

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    jennifer57 said...

    I would love to try these. I never heard of these before. Looks yummy :)

    suburban prep said...

    I haven't yet heard about these but I love cherries and chocolate so the combo sounds very promising.

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    Raisinets were always the snack we would get when we went to the movies. I'd love to try these with our next rental flick!

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    I'd love to try these. I've always loved the traditional Raisinets, but it would be nice to try a new flavor as well.
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    I love just about anything with chocolate! Plus I think it's neat that the cherries were grown right here in MI!

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    Anara said...

    I have a 4 1/2 year old with Special Needs who is still learning to chew and has a newfound love of chocolate. She just tried fruit chews and yogurt covered raisins for the first time and loved them, but since then has refused to try them again. These would be great to try to get her to eat!
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    Huppie Mama said...

    I've always loved Raisinets - They're almost healthy so they make you feel like you're eating something more than just candy ;-)I'd definitely like to try the new ones.

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    Dad of Divas said...

    The winners of our giveaway were: Jennifer57; Hollowsins; Nothing of the Sort; Suburban Prep and Anara

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    Anara said...

    I was one of the lucky winners, and I feel lucky! These are addictive! I was glad there were two bags. One for Daddy and me, and one to use for feeding therapy with our daughter. The prize arrived within two days, which was nice as well!

    Thanks!