Archive for February, 2012

CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ 100th Birthday Limited Edition Oreo Cookie Review & Giveaway

Monday, February 27th, 2012

 

 

When some­one men­tions Oreo Cook­ies, I am in. Being an Oreo addict from way back, I choose Oreo Cook­ies first before any other brand of cookie.

Oreo is a trade­mark for a pop­u­lar cookie sand­wich by the Nabisco Divi­sion of Kraft Foods. The cur­rent design con­sists of a sweet, white fill­ing com­monly referred to as ‘cream’, sand­wiched between two cir­cu­lar choco­late or golden cookie pieces. And to com­plete my favorite oreo cookie is a huge glass of cold milk. Over 491 bil­lion Oreo cook­ies have been sold since they were first intro­duced, mak­ing them the best sell­ing cookie of the 20th century.

 

 

 

Oreo in Greek means “Beau­ti­ful”, and that is what I see when I plop down a mound of Oreo’s to enjoy! Mmm­mmm ~ absolute goodness!!

How do you eat your Oreo? Per­son­ally, I eat them whole, bite after lus­cious bite.

While doing a lit­tle research on how oth­ers eat their Oreo’s, I came across a web­site called www.myfoodmaps.com and here is what they had to say:

 

Oreos:  An Inter­ac­tive Food

“One of the keys to Oreo’s suc­cess is its inter­ac­tiv­ity.  Think about it – you don’t just eat it — you can dunk it, bite it, or twist it apart.  Oreo lovers, psy­chol­o­gists, and food writ­ers have all spec­u­lated about whether the way some­one eats their Oreo indi­cates a per­son­al­ity type.

Accord­ing to a History.com video, in 2004, Kraft (Nabisco is now a Kraft brand), sur­veyed over 2000 Oreo eaters and found that they are divided into three cat­e­gories:
 •Dunkers tend to be ener­getic, adven­tur­ous, and extremely social. 87% of dunkers say milk is their liq­uid of choice for dunk­ing.
 •Twisters — and who hasn’t twisted an Oreo – (I per­son­ally think it makes the Oreo last longer ‘cause you get two cook­ies) – tend to be emo­tional, sen­si­tive, artis­tic, and trendy.
 •Biters are easy going, self-confident, and optimistic.

The sur­vey also dis­cov­ered that more women tend to be dunkers while men tend to be biters.  And, Democ­rats tend to twist, Repub­li­cans tend to dunk!”

 

 

 

 

Happy Birth­day Oreo!

 

An Icon for All Ages:

Oreo Cookie Cel­e­brates its 100th Birthday!!

 

It’s time to raise your glass of milk because the world’s favourite cookie is turn­ing 100!  That’s right!  Oreo – the cookie made famous for its “twist, lick and dunk” – marks its 100th birth­day on March 6th, 2012.

 

·               100 years ago, Oreo was cre­ated in a bak­ery in Chelsea, New York. This same year, Canada’s pop­u­la­tion was around 7.2 mil­lion peo­ple; the Cal­gary Stam­pede wel­comed its first cow­boys; and the Grey Cup was established.

 

·               Oreo cook­ies were orig­i­nally sold in bulk for 30 cents a pound.

 

·               Now avail­able in 100 coun­tries, more than $1.5 bil­lion of Oreo cook­ies are sold every year.  Canada is the fourth biggest Oreo mar­ket in the world, fol­low­ing the United States, China, and Venezuela.

 

·               Today, the Cana­dian Oreo bak­ery on Viau Street in Mon­treal bakes more than 1.1 mil­lion Oreo cook­ies in an eight hour shift.

 

·               There are more than 23 mil­lion Oreo Face­book fans in 183 coun­tries, includ­ing 40 in Vat­i­can City and 850,000 in Canada.

 

·               Twist, Lick and Dunk is a part of our psy­che with 50 per cent of all Oreo eaters pulling apart their cook­ies before eat­ing.  Women twist them open more often than men.

 

 

The Oreo 100th Birth­day cel­e­bra­tion is tak­ing place in more than 20 coun­tries around the world, includ­ing Canada.  And all Cana­di­ans can bring the cel­e­bra­tion home with a spe­cial, limited-edition Birth­day Cake Oreo cookie, avail­able at the end of February.

 

Make sure go to Oreo100.ca and see this awe­some 100th Birth­day story! Also, Visit Oreo on Face­book to help cel­e­brate 100 years of Oreo by upload­ing your favourite, fun-filled Oreo moments.  

 

About Kraft Foods

 

Kraft Foods Inc. (NYSE: KFT) is a global snacks pow­er­house with an unri­valed port­fo­lio of brands peo­ple love. Proudly mar­ket­ing deli­cious bis­cuits, con­fec­tionery, bev­er­ages, cheese, gro­cery prod­ucts and con­ve­nient meals in approx­i­mately 170 coun­tries, Kraft Foods had 2010 rev­enue of $49.2 bil­lion. Twelve of the company’s iconic brands — Cad­bury, Jacobs, Kraft, LU, Maxwell House, Milka, Nabisco, Oreo, Oscar Mayer, Philadel­phia, Tang and Tri­dent — gen­er­ate rev­enue of more than $1 bil­lion annu­ally. On Aug. 4, 2011, Kraft Foods announced plans to divide and cre­ate two inde­pen­dent pub­lic com­pa­nies: a high-growth global snacks busi­ness with esti­mated rev­enue of $32 bil­lion and a high-margin North Amer­i­can gro­cery busi­ness with esti­mated rev­enue of $16 bil­lion, based on 2010 finan­cial results, adjusted for divesti­tures. The trans­ac­tion will take at least 12 months to com­plete, dur­ing which time plans regard­ing the struc­ture, man­age­ment, gov­er­nance and other mat­ters will be announced. A leader in inno­va­tion, mar­ket­ing, health & well­ness and sus­tain­abil­ity, Kraft Foods is a mem­ber of the Dow Jones Indus­trial Aver­age, Stan­dard & Poor’s 500, Dow Jones Sus­tain­abil­ity Index and Ethi­bel Sus­tain­abil­ity Index.

Visit kraftfoodscompany.com and facebook.com/kraftfoodscorporate.

 

I received some of these 100th Birth­day Lim­ited Edi­tion Oreo Cook­ies to review and they are just as expected, deli­cious!! How can one go wrong in pur­chas­ing any kind of Oreo Cookie any­way? They are just as yummy as any Oreo Cookie, and I was ecsta­tic to be for­tu­nate enough to try them!!!!!

 

 

 

 

I give these phe­nom­e­nal 100th Birth­day Lim­ited Edi­tion Oreo Cook­ies a huge thumbs up, and be sure to buy yours before they are all gone!!

 

You too can win some of the 100th Birth­day Lim­ited Edi­tion Oreo Cook­ies as one lucky Cool­Canucks reader is going to walk away with the following:

 

Two of the Lim­ited Edi­tion Birth­day Cake Oreo Cookie boxes (these come wrapped so gor­geously in pretty paper & rib­bons, along with happy birth­day blow­ing horns and other birth­day good­ies!) and two of the Orig­i­nal Clas­sic Oreo boxes!! Just enter below to win!


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Canadian Coupon ~ Glad Canada/Facebook ~ Save $1.00 Off Glad Bags

Monday, February 27th, 2012

 

CLICK HERE to go to the Glad Canada Face­book fan page to get your coupon to save $1.00 OFF ANY Glad Com­postable, Indoor, Out­door, Recy­cling or Gar­den Bags.

Thank You once again Wally2009 for shar­ing this great Cana­dian coupon with us here at CoolCanucks.ca!!

 

 

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Canadian Deal ~ Amazon Canada ~ Fujifilm Finepix Z90 14.2 MP Digital Camera (Pink) $111.97

Monday, February 27th, 2012

 

CLICK HERE to check out this HOT deal from Ama­zon Canada .. Fuji­film Finepix Z90 14.2 MP Dig­i­tal Cam­era (Pink) for just $111.97.

 

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Canadian Freebie ~ ESCADA ~ Choose 1 of 5 Free Escada Fragrance Samples

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Escada is offer­ing users a chance to try a free sam­ple of their choice Escada fra­grances. They are giv­ing away free sam­ples of Espe­cially Escada, Taj Sun­set, Sexy Graf­fiti, Rockin’ Rio, or Island Kiss. Fill in the form(HERE), choose your sam­ple and sub­mit to send off for yours.

Thank you Wally2009 for shar­ing this great freebie.

 

 

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Canadian MedicAlert® Foundation/Lions Clubs of Canada ~ Free Medical Alert Bracelet for Children

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

 

 

 

 

No Child With­out (NCW) is a char­i­ta­ble pro­gram that offers all ele­men­tary school aged chil­dren (ages 4 – 14th birth­day) with med­ical con­di­tions or aller­gies free 24-hour Med­icAlert pro­tec­tion regard­less of their finan­cial resources. The goal is to help pro­tect the esti­mated 300,000 chil­dren with med­ical con­di­tions across Canada over a 5 year period.

 

Get a Free Med­ical Alert Bracelet for Chil­dren by click­ing here. This is a great pro­gram, and you should really con­sider reg­is­ter­ing for the safety of our chil­dren today.

 

The campaign’s slo­gan is called : “No Child With­out” and comes from the Cana­dian Med­icAlert Foun­da­tion. These bracelets can be life sav­ing , by iden­ti­fy­ing chil­dren with seri­ous Allergies.

 

If your child suf­fers from a severe Allergy, you may want to check if your school/area qual­i­fies for a free bracelet for your child.

 

Avail­able to stu­dents (from age 4 to their 14th birth­day) through the No Child With­out pro­gram in select schools.

 

 

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Subway Canada — Free Cookie on Feb 29th Only

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

 

 

Yummy, cook­ies!! Click here to grab your free coupon to redeem for a free cookie at Sub­way Canada on Feb­ru­ary 29th!

Thanks again to Wally2009 for sharing!!

 

 

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CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Afterac Review & Giveaway!!

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

 

 

 

As you all know, spring is just around the cor­ner! Com­ing with the nicer weather is warmth and sun­shine. We all want to be out­doors in the warmth and sun­shine, at least almost every­one I know does! My fam­ily and friends spend a lot of time together in the sum­mer, espe­cially in the out­doors. It brings hap­pi­ness, good times, and cre­ates great memories.

Whether it’s spend­ing time at the cot­tage, or hik­ing through the woods, every­one should own some sort of first aid kit and have it on them at all times in case of an unfor­tu­nate and unex­pected lit­tle acci­dents. You know as well as I that the lit­tle ones often fall and skin their knees, or per­haps some­one get’s stung by a dreaded bee or wasp! You always want to be pre­pared. Thanks to Afterac, you don’t have to carry around those big and bulky first aid kits that are hard to have on your per­son all of the time, espe­cially for a walk or a hike. Say hello to Life­line First Aid In a Bot­tle!

 

The Life­line First Aid In a Bot­tle is an incred­i­bly light­weight water bot­tle chock full of every­thing you should need to have on hand if a minor emer­gency or mishap occurs. This is also a good thing to have on hand in case of a major emer­gency to at least try and assist the casu­alty until medics arrive!

I am beyond impressed with this item, it comes packed full of first aid items! I received one to review, but will be order­ing a lot more. The price of these babies are extremely cheap despite get­ting 43 pieces inside of this 26oz BPA-Free Water Bot­tle! Good for the envi­ron­ment to boot!!

 

 

 

Con­tents Inside this bot­tle are the fol­low­ing:
1 26oz BPA-Free Water Bot­tle
1 First Aid Guide
1 Scis­sors
1 Tweez­ers
3 Hand Wipes
10 3/4″ x 3″ Ban­dages
10 3/8″ X 1–1/2″ Ban­dages
1 Knuckle Ban­dage
1 Knee/Elbow Ban­dage
1 3″ x 3″ Ster­ile Gauze Pads
1 2″ x 2″ Ster­ile Gauze Pads
1 1/2″ Adhe­sive Tape
3 Anti­sep­tic Tow­elettes
3 Alco­hol Prep Pads
2 Sting Relief Pads
1 Emer­gency Whis­tle
1 Pocket Tis­sues (pack)
1 Reusable Zipper-lock bag
43 TOTAL PIECES! Amaz­ing!!

 

 

A well-stocked first aid kit is a handy thing to have. To be pre­pared for emer­gen­cies, keep a first aid kit in your home and in your car. Carry a first aid kit with you or know where you can find one. Also, be sure to find out all of the loca­tions of first aid kits where you work. First aid kits come in many shapes and sizes, and Afterac sells an exten­sive array of awe­some handy first aid kits!

 

 

 

This prod­uct is extremely awe­some, and I absolutely rec­om­mend that every­one have one on hand at all times!

 

 

♥→I received prod­uct for review.  The opin­ions within this post are of my own and I was not influ­enced in any way.  Please do your own research before pur­chas­ing prod­ucts.  Your opin­ions and results may dif­fer than mine.←♥

 

Buy It!! These are Avail­able online at www.afterac.com


Win It!! Enter my sweep­stakes give­away below for a chance to win your own Life­line First Aid In a Bot­tle! Open to Cana­dian and US residents.

How to enter: All entries must be sub­mit­ted using the Raf­fle­copter form below. After you com­plete the easy manda­tory entry, you can do as many bonus entries as you’d like to increase your chances of win­ning. I will be check­ing for dupli­cate entries to make sure it’s fair, and no cheat­ing will be tolerated!


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Canadian Tire: T-Fal Avante 4-slice Toaster — $49.99 (was $99.99)

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

 

 

In need of a new 4-slice toaster? If so, there is one at Cana­dian Tire right now for half price!

Go treat your­self to a T-Fal Avante 4-slice Toaster that is on sale right now for $49.99, reg­u­lar price is $99.99!!

Click here to see this unbe­liev­able deal for your­self, and thanks again to Wally2009 for sharing!!!

 

 

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Flare Canada — Win a Limited Edition Flare Luxe Box

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

 

 

Enter this con­test once from Flare Canada for your chance to Win a Lim­ited Edi­tion FLare Luxe Box!

Con­test ends on March 20th, good luck to all!!

 

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Best Health Canada — “Trip to Rome” Contest

Friday, February 24th, 2012

 

Win an awe­some trip to Rome cour­tesy of Best Health Canada!

This is a sin­gle entry, and expires on April 29th. Good luck to all!!

 

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