Saturday, September 26, 2009

Four Days of Giveaways - Dole Jarred Fruit


Okay, so we probably should all eat more fruit. It's is low in calories, but high in fiber and nutrients. And if you're worried about H1N1 (like my husband,) you will be happy to know that adequate Vitamin C intake can help maintain a healthy immune system. Plus, fruit just tastes good!

I prefer fresh fruit, but it's not always convenient or cheap. Dole Fruit in Plastic Jars is an easy, all-natural way to get your fruit fix. No cutting, slicing, or peeling - the multi-serving jars are resealable and contain ready-to-eat fruit. Dole makes several varieties including Mandarin Oranges, Pineapple Chunks, Tropical Fruit with Papaya and Pineapple (our favorite,) Sliced Peaches and Mixed Fruit.

I received coupons for two free jars along with a recipe wallet. We snacked on a jar, and used another to make Caribbean Cream Pops. They were so good - and full of that healthy fruit we should all be eating!

Caribbean Cream Pops
1 jar (24.5 oz.) Dole Tropical Fruit
1 c. mango or papaya nectar
1/2 c. light coconut milk
1 small ripe banana, peeled and sliced
3 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 Tbsp. honey

Measure 2 cups drained tropical fruit. Combine tropical fruit, nectar, coconut milk, banana, cream cheese and honey in a blender. Cover and blend until smooth. Pour mixture equally into popsicle molds or 3 oz. plastic cups.

Place on tray and freeze about 1 hour, until partially set. Insert 1 wooden stick into center of each cup; freeze 2 hours longer or until firm.

At www.DoleMagic.com you can find tips and more recipes to help incorporate fruit every day as part of a healthy diet. You can also enter for a chance to win a trip for three to Maui!

I have an additional Dole coupon wallet to give away, including coupons for (2) free jars of fruit, as well as recipes. Simply leave a comment letting me know your favorite fruit by midnight September 30th. I'll choose a random winner to receive the coupon wallet.

Good luck! Stay tuned tomorrow for more prizes! Yesterday's contest can be found here.

**This contest is closed to new comments. Congratulations to Jenn @ A Country Girl's Ramblings, who won the coupon wallet. Thanks to everyone for participating!**

67 comments:

Sonya said...

My favorite fruit is apples. Thanks!

cdziuba said...

Bananas, I love'em!

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Amber said...

Peaches are my favorite fruit!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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mverno said...

i like oranges mverno@roadrunner.com

slb3334 said...

bananas.

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

pineapple

mar said...

Peaches is my favorite fruit!

Tes283 said...

Lychees. I had a tree in my backyard in FL that produced them every two years. Yummy. thank you for asking.

llinda29 said...

My fave fruit are peaches

janetfaye said...

Nectarines are my favorite fruit.

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Sharon Harmon said...

Cantaloupe, Cantaloupe, and more Cantaloupe!! lol!
Happy Fall! :)
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GALENA said...

love diffrent fruits but not able to eat alot at one time

sphinx63 said...

My favorite is peaches. Thanks!

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heaventrees said...

My favorite fruit is fresh blackberries. Not easy to find!

Deborah Wellenstein said...

Favorite fruit is strawberries. Thank you!

mogrill said...

Watermelon is my favorite. Thanks for the chance.
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skitsbits2000 said...

My favorite fruit is peaches.

cass said...

They're all great but I'm saying Pears!

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Pat said...

My favorite fruit is peaches.
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KPort207 said...

My favorite fruit is strawberries, thanks.

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mmentor said...

sign me up

Erica C. said...

I love bananas!

plhill2000 said...

I love bananas.

CAROLINA said...

Peaches top my list.

calicokid said...

I love pears.

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Jenn @ A Country Girl's Ramblings said...

My favorite fruit is apples!

GENEVIEVE said...

APPLES ARE MY FAVORITES.....! BECAUSE THEY COME IN DIFFERENT FLAVORS AND SWEETNESS, AND TASTE.....ETC!
GENEVIEVE

Anonymous said...

apples

Tracysweetangl said...

I love banana's and grapes!

courtneystoffel said...

I love pineapple.

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JC said...

I like grapefruits!

kdkdkd said...

I love apples - my forever favorite. Also love mandarin oranges and my kids eat them every morning

Stephanie Reed said...

Grapes are my favorite, with Dole pineapple running a close second.

mscoffee77 said...

Grapes!

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bison61 said...

my favorite fruit is peaches

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pattycake said...

my favorite fruit is peaches

marthajane said...

My favorite fruit of all time is blackberries, but they are kind of hard to come by (and expensive!).

My favorite Dole fruit in a jar is pink grapefruit-- it is YUM-E!

allysona said...

i love the peaches

Alexandra said...

Favorite fruit is strawberries!

jlafount said...

I'd go with Strawberries

Nickolay said...

Watermelon all the way

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3girlspr said...

I love all fruit.. but my favorite fruit at the moment has to be mangos, they are so juicy and delicious, I could eat one every day!

susitravl said...

It's hard to say - I love it all, but Pineapple is a standout!

Janna @ Feed Your Pig said...

Bananas!


Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

Janna Johnson
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jannajanna@hotmail.com
www.FeedYourPigBlog.com

Anonymous said...

Hi there. When it comes to the Dole Fruit, I agree with you. The Tropical fruit rocks my socks off. Especially when it's ice cold on a hot day. =)
Lila
llyonswerner@yahoo.com

denyse said...

My favorite fruit is strawberries.

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Garner5 said...

My all time favorite fruit is cherries. Thanks!
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Miranda said...

My favorite peaches!

amyd said...

my favorite fruit is pear

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Anonymous said...

cherries!!!

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AICORP said...

My favorite fruit is golden delicious apples.

Melanie said...

I love any kind of berry.


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degood said...

I love Dole Pineapple

Betty C said...

I love fruit of all kinds but my favorite is peaches.

Pam said...

My favorite is fresh pineapple but the fruit I eat the most often is bananas. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Shawn said...

My favorite fruit is a nice juicy peach.

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Monica said...

grapes are my favorite!!

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kngmckellar said...

My favorite is pineapple!

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Steph said...

Strawberries are my favorite! Great giveaway!

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susan1215 said...

I like pinapples

Allegro said...

my favorite fruit is pears.

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ezmerelda said...

The Dole pineapples are the closest thing to fresh pineapple on the market and are my fave.

Mishia said...

I love strawberries!

Leslie S. said...

Pineapple is my favorite fruit.Thanks!

msrodeobrat said...

i love all kinds of fruit, but my favorite is probably any type of berry.. especially strawberries! (also blueberries and blackberries are right up there)

dvice said...

My favorite is mango

Gianna said...

Peaches :)