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GOURMET GIVEAWAY: “Spaghetti” Book By Carla Bardi

It’s not spaghetti, but you could try to fool
your friends! Photo by Katharine Pollak |

We love a good joke—especially around April Fool’s Day. So when we were handed “Spaghetti” by Carla Bardi, we were wondering why someone was giving us what looked to be a spaghetti package from a supermarket shelf.

It took us a minute to realize that it’s a spaghetti cookbook, which contains more than 130 ways to prepare a plain box of spaghetti.

The recipes are creative and generally easy; the photos are tempting. The pasta is varied—not just spaghetti but bucatini, linguine and ziti. The gimmick is cuter-than-cute and sure to delight any home cook.

  • THE PRIZE: Two winners could cook spaghetti a different way every day for more than four months with this cookbook. While we’re a few days late for April Fool’s Day, you can still keep it in your kitchen cupboard next to actual spaghetti boxes to fool someone rooting around for pasta. Plus, it’ll be right where you need it when you’re wondering what type of pasta dish to make for dinner. Approximate Retail Value: $14.99.
  • To Enter This Gourmet Giveaway: Go to the box at the bottom of our Best Reads Section and enter your email address for the prize drawing. This contest closes on Monday, April 12th at noon, Eastern Time. Good luck! 

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GOURMET GIVEAWAY: Cooperstown Cookie Company Shortbread Cookies

Take me out to the ball game, but forget the peanuts and Crackerjack. Instead, bring along the buttery shortbread cookies from Cooperstown Cookie Company. The rich, traditional shortbread cookies, a NIBBLE favorite shortbread (read our review), are made in the regulation size of baseballs (3″ diameter). They’re made by hand and baked in small batches, just outside of the world baseball capital of Cooperstown, New York.

Fresh, light and fragrant with butter, these cookies melt in your mouth. They are all natural with no preservatives or additives—just flour, butter, sugar, pure vanilla extract and salt. They hit a home run with us!

This Gourmet Giveaway prize is packaged in two tins along with tricky baseball trivia questions to try to stump baseball nuts. Perhaps a cookie is their reward?

  • THE PRIZE: One winner will enjoy a Cooperstown Cookie Company gift tower and a National Baseball Hall of Fame Collectible Tin, each containing 12 bite-sized, vanilla-flavored shortbread cookies. Take them to your next ball game or munch on them anytime you need a cookie fix. Approximate Retail Value: $31.98.

Forget playing ball. Let’s eat some cookies!
Photo courtesy Cooperstown Cookie Company.

  • To Enter This Gourmet Giveaway: Go to the box at the bottom of our Gourmet Cookies, Brownies & Bars Section and enter your email address for the prize drawing. This contest closes on Monday, April 12th at noon, Eastern Time. Good luck!
  • Learn more about Cooperstown Cookie Company, and find out how to enter to win the ultimate Cooperstown baseball weekend at


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GOURMET GIVEAWAY: A Grab Bag of Stonyfield Goodies

Enter to win this grab bag of goodies! Photo courtesy Stonyfield.

If you have yet to taste Greek yogurt, you don’t know what you’re missing. Greek yogurt is thicker, richer and creamier than European-style yogurt. Not only does it have twice the protein of regular yogurt, fewer carbs and less lactose, but it’s easier to cook with because it’s less likely to curdle when heated.

This week’s Gourmet Giveaway winner will have 20 chances to try Greek yogurt either right out of the cup or in recipes. Stonyfield is giving away 20 vouchers good for their line of Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt along with other yogurt-related goodies. (Read our review of Oikos Yogurt, which has 0% fat and is certified organic and kosher.)

The prize allows our winner to either enjoy the Oikos line of flavors—which includes plain, blueberry, honey, strawberry and vanilla—right out of the cup, or incorporate them into recipes using Stonyfield’s cookbook and recipe collection. Plus, he or she will look good doing it if they also don the Oikos T-shirt while cooking!

  • THE PRIZE: One winner will receive vouchers good for 20 5.3-ounce cups of Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt; an Oikos cooking spatula, recipe collection and T-shirt made with 100% organic cotton; and a Stonyfield yogurt cookbook—all inside a Stonyfield reusable shopping bag. Approximate retail value: Nearly $100.00.
  • To Enter This Gourmet Giveaway: Go to the box at the bottom of our Yogurt Section and enter your email address for the prize drawing. This contest closes on Monday, January 25th at noon, Eastern Time. Good luck!


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PRODUCT/COUPON: Green & Black’s Peanut Chocolate Bar

If your favorite sweet treat includes chocolate-covered peanuts or peanut clusters, Green & Black’s has just made your life even sweeter.

The company’s newest organic chocolate bar is a full-bodied 37% milk chocolate that enrobes crisp, caramelized peanuts. There’s a touch of sea salt for that wonderful sweet-and-salty flavor.

For portion control, the 3.5-ounce chocolate bar is scored into squares. If you’re calorie counting, just break off two or three a day.

  • To help you go nuts over its new addition, Green & Black’s is offering a $1 off downloadable coupon at, that can be used at select retailers, including Target.



Go nuts for caramelized peanuts and sea
salt enrobed in 37% cacao milk chocolate.
Photo courtesy Green & Black’s.

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GOURMET GIVEAWAY: Bot Enhanced Water


Bot Enhanced Water is a great-tasting sweetened water without artificial sweeteners. Photo by Hannah Kaminsky | THE NIBBLE.

Prefer flavored water to plain old tap water? Then this week’s Gourmet Giveaway prize, Bot Enhanced Water, is right up your alley. Bot water is an all-natural, flavored water sweetened with cane sugar. It contains no preservatives, artificial colors, high-fructose corn syrup or sodium, but does quench your thirst for something sweet and refreshing. It’s perfect for folks who like sweetened water drinks, but don’t want artificial sweeteners or high fructose corn syrup.

Bot water makes it easy for adults and kids who prefer a sweet drink to drink more water. It’s made in family-friendly flavors—grape, berry, orange and lemon—with cartoon mascots to bring out the kid in all of us.

  • THE PRIZE: One winner will receive a case of Bot Enhanced Water that includes all four flavors: grape, berry, orange and lemon. Stick ’em in your bag or briefcase and never be without a great-tasting beverage.
  • To Enter This Gourmet Giveaway: Go to the box at the bottom of our Natural Soda & Energy Drinks Section and enter your email address for the prize drawing. Approximate retail value: $18.00. This contest closes on Monday, January 11th at noon, Eastern Time. Good luck!

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