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MyBlogSpark Giveaway: Green Giant Prize Pack

Disclaimer: I am a member of MyBlogSpark, which recently provided me with the opportunity to review this product and conduct a giveaway. I was not told to make any certain recommendation. All thoughts contained within are my own. Other than getting to keep what they sent me for myself, I am making no profit off of this giveaway.

I was pretty excited to have the opportunity to review this product. I am a big fan of veggies, especially when they are covered in cheese. To my surprise, not only was I sent a box of veggies to review, I also got this nice little assortment of goodies.

In that photo, you can see a really sturdy mixing bowl, a great spoon that has become my favorite to use in the kitchen (flexible and super easy to clean), and a pretty standard pedometer. I would honestly have paid for the bowl and spoon (and would not be opposed to having more of each in different sizes, honestly), but the pedometer is okay. It works as it is supposed to, but it is certainly nothing to write home about. (I also received a pretty nice insulated tote bag, which I do not have a picture of for some reason. The photo below is what it all looks like.) One reader will get the opportunity to win this very same prize pack, so please, keep reading for more details.

The veggies came in a separate box, which was HUGE. As soon as we saw it, we immediately suspected that instead of getting one box to review, I must be getting at least six. (Seriously.)

It did not. I got the box I was told I would receive, a bag of dry ice (to be discussed at the end of the post), and a LOT of styrofoam padding. I guess it was necessary to ship a box of veggies to me without it thawing out, but dang… that was a lot of box for one tiny box of veggies.

The nutritional information, including the extremely odd 2 and a 1/2 serving size…

And the cooking directions…

The frozen package of cheese and broccoli…

I cooked mine for 5:30 (right in-between the 4 and 7 minute suggested cook time), and it came out nicely hot. After letting it sit for a minute, I dumped it out of the package, stirred the cheese around, and took a bite (and a picture.)

So the verdict? Really good. My only complaints – there were too many broccoli stems and not enough florets. The pros – the cheese sauce tasted like cheese. It didn’t have an overly fake velveeta taste. It was actually VERY good. Depending upon the price, this is definitely something I would try again.

I would not call this box, however, two and a half servings. It would be a generous single serving (this and a grilled chicken breast would make an awesome dinner) or a rather scant two servings.

Oh, and before I get to the giveaway, let me also share something else they sent me…

Dry ice!

I must immediately disclaim – MyBlogSpark sent me very detailed directions on how to dispose of the dry ice.

Pfft. That’s no fun. I’m married to a scientist. What did we do with it? We filled the sink with hot water and I pretended I was a mad scientist for a few minutes.

Now, on to the giveaway portion of this post – if you would like to win this prize pack for yourself, MyBlogSpark is going to make that happen. (Please note that you will get a voucher in place of the actual vegetables, but everything else will be the same.) They have generous agreed to give one reader of Stellar Path this exact same assortment. You have four opportunities to win.

1. Leave a comment here, answering this question – “What is your favorite way to eat broccoli?”
2. Post this comment on twitter. “I’m entering a giveaway @stellarpath for a Green Giant Prize pack #myblogspark http://bit.ly/fXQb97” Leave a comment here saying you have left this on twitter (and please give me your twitter handle so I can follow you!)
3. Friend me on Facebook (see link in top right side of page) and leave a comment here saying that. (Or if you already do, do that, too.)
4. Mention this giveaway on your blog, and post the link in a new comment.

I’ll be doing a random number drawing on Monday, February 28th, at 7 p.m. Central Time to announce the winner. If you are entering all four ways (which is GREAT!), please make sure you leave four separate comments so you’ll have four chances.

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