Thursday, July 22, 2010

Kellogg's Eggo Real Fruit Pizza's Review and MULTI-WINNER Giveaway!

WINNERS ARE:

Congrats ladies! I will be forwarding your info on to the appropriate people so you can get your hands on your very own Eggo Real Fruit Pizza's!

Routine is kinda my thing. I am a fan of the repetitiveness of daily life. Routine keeps me motivated and energized.  I have found my son has fallen closely in line with my way of life, being the creature of habit that he is. He works well knowing what to expect next, so that is the school of thought we use when planning our days. A change from that norm can really throw off his internal clock, so I try to stick to a schedule whenever possible.

On the 2 days a week that I work (outside of the house), our mornings can be quite chaotic. Between getting 2 toddlers ready, and out the door by 8am, not to mention ready myself for a day of work, picking up from breakfast, packing a bag full of all the daily needs of the kids, and not forgetting anything or anyone along the way is a bit stressful. It has taken some trial and error and a long bit of practice to finally come up with a way to streamline my mornings.

I have found a clearly stated and visible "DAILY ROUTINE" is key for our family. This satisfies the need of a predictable schedule that can keep Jonah's busy mind at ease, without the fear of sudden changes that may make him a little anxious.  Even though he can't read, he knows that "The Schedule" is the boss, and what "The Schedule" says goes. I find this is helpful when he gets frustrated that he has to do something he doesn't want to. There is no fighting "The Schedule", and he knows that. "The Schedule" also keeps ME on task and does not allow for any of my time to be wasted by meandering on the internet or lazily collapsing on the couch for just a few more moments of rest. Lily on the other hand is so go-with-the-flow, she'll do just about anything.


Our "Daily Routine" is split into 3 parts. The imperative parts of the day (wake up, breakfast, bath time, bed time) are the same every day. But the days we will be doing "school", that leaves a little less time for play. And on our free days, we can take more time to do more exciting adventures and plan day trips and outings. The most boring days are the days I work, doesn't leave much time for play OR school, just those essential moments of maintenance for the day.

Since my mornings can be extremely rushed at times, I am always on the lookout for something that will help make it go a little a little quicker and more smoothly.

I was recently contacted by Kellogg's and The Motherhood to review the new Eggo Real Fruit Pizza's by fitting them in to my morning routine. I was delighted, since my kids LOVE fruit, I was sure these would be a hit.


The pizza's were perfectly sized to share between my two kiddo's after cutting into quarters.  The kids were a little skeptical at first, but once they figured out what they were, they seemed to enjoy a few bites of each flavor we received (the Mixed Berry Granola and the Strawberry Granola).  Lily seemed to like it a little more, but Jonah is kinda picky, and is at one of those ages where it's tough to get him to try new things.


The Eggo Real Fruit Pizza's were a cinch to make, by simply popping them in the microwave for 60 seconds. They come out warm and smelling delicious. The maple flavored crust is a chewy and soft and the fruit is covered with granola.  I do suggest checking the pizza for done-ness after the initial 60 seconds of cook time. I had to heat it a little longer, but all microwaves are different, so mine might just take a little longer.

PRO'S:
~The Eggo Real Fruit Pizza is a time-saver taking only a few minutes to go from freezer to the table
~The REAL Fruit is a nice plus, instead of artificial fruits being used
~The portion is a nice size for our family of 2 toddlers
~Come in flavors my kids like

CON'S
~I wish the crust was "crispier", would be a little easier to eat while running around. I assume though if I were to have made it in the oven, the crust would have been crispier, but it would have defeated the purpose of it being quick and easy
~Packaging wise, I wish the main ingredients were more clearly posted on the box. Obviously, the fruit is listed, but I think it would be a smart idea to add something about the "maple flavored crust", as well as whatever the "sauce" is made of


BUY IT!

Eggo Real Fruit Pizza's are now available in nationwide retailers and grocery stores.


WIN IT!

Kellogg's wants to give FIVE Mommy Instincts readers the chance to try out these Real Fruit Pizza's themselves! Just leave me comment on this post with tips and tricks that you use to help make your mornings run a little smoother and more efficiently. Trust me, we can all use a little help in this department, so leave a comment, the other mothers (and ME!) will thank you! And you never know you might learn something too! (This form of entry is mandatory and subsequent entries will not be accepted without it)


Extra Credit:

*Follow me on twitter @mommyinstincts (leave a comment telling me you have done so)
*Tweet about this contest (you can do this once daily, but please email me with the original twitter link each day), I'll make it easy, i'll even provide you the text:
"#Eggo AM @MommyInstincts is giving away FIVE Kellogg's Eggo Real Fruit Pizza Sets. Check out her review and giveaway! http://bit.ly/cThSVx  "
*Blog about this giveaway (this will get you 5 entries!) Be sure to leave a comment here with the link to your post as well as 4 add'l comments to enter you the total of 5 times (this may only be done once!)

The Mommy Instincts fine print:
*Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you in EACH entry! If I can't reach you to tell you you won, then you miss out!
*Contest will end Wednesday July 28, 2010 at 11:59pm CST
*Contest open to bloggers and non-bloggers alike
*Winners will be chosen at random by a random number generator from all correct entries and will have 48 hours from initial congratulatory email to respond. If original winners do not respond, alternate winners will be chosen.
*Don't worry, by entering my giveaway I won't keep your info for any future use!
*I was contacted and compensated by Kellogg's and The Motherhood to try out and blog about the new Eggo Real Fruit Pizza's. Regardless of compensation or not, you can rest assured you will always receive an honest and trustworthy opinion of ANY AND ALL products/services reviewed on this website.







The Motherhood “Streamlining Your Morning Routine” Blogger Giveaways OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
HOW TO ENTER: Twenty (20) EggoTM Real Fruit Pizza brand ambassadors (pre-selected bloggers specified by TheMotherhood), will host giveaways and create a feature post on their own blogs as part of The Motherhood’s Streamlining Your Morning Routine blogger program. The brand ambassadors will blog about their own tips and tricks to streamline a busy morning routine, and will ask their community of readers to share their tips.
PRIZES: Each of the participating brand ambassadors will give away a product sample set of EggoTM Real Fruit Pizzas,(both varieties, Mixed Berry Granola and Strawberry Granola, one each) to five of their readers. The five blog readers that will receive a prize will be selected at random by the brand ambassadors, using www.random.corg on August 5, 2010.
GRAND PRIZES: One brand ambassador will receive a grand prize and one blog reader will receive a grand prize. The grand prizes are a product sample set (both varieties, Mixed Berry Granola and Strawberry Granola of EggoTM Real Fruit Pizzas, one each), along with two Kellogg mugs. The blogger grand prize winner will be selected from all entries collected by the 20 brand ambassadors. The brand ambassador and the blog grand prize winner will be selected at random, using www.random.org on August 6, 2010.
The giveaways begin at 12:00 a.m. ET on July 14 and end at 12:00 a.m. ET on August 4.
In addition, the TheMotherhood will create, from the collected user-generated tips the Eggo Best Tips for Enjoyable, Organized Morning, by choosing the best user-generated tips. TheMotherhood will randomly select one of those submissions to receive a prize from Kellogg, samples of Eggo Real Fruit Pizzas (both varieties, Mixed Berry Granola and Strawberry Granola of EggoTM Real Fruit Pizzas, one each) and set of Kellogg mugs. Winners will be selected at random using www.random.org.
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19 comments:

Megan said...

I definitely need routine when I'm working outside the house. I wake up at 5:45AM, I get myself ready before I even get the boys up. Having all of our bags ready to go the night before also makes everything a million times easier.

Toni said...

I ALWAYS make my coffee the night before and set the timer. Also, I try to get son's breakfast packed so all we have to do is grab and go!

Toni said...

I follow you on twitter @ItsToni

Toni said...

http://twitter.com/ItsToni/statuses/19393093605
tweet tweet!

Michelle said...

We have the same schdule written out, and we also have backpacks packed the night before so we don't have to chase (as many) things down in the am! I'm still hustling most mornings though.

Michelle said...

And I of course follow you on Twitter!

Toni said...

http://twitter.com/ItsToni/statuses/19442359907
tweet tweet today!

PEMom said...
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PEMom said...

I’m always sure to have the kids pick out their clothes the night before and they are laid out to jump into as soon as their head is up from their pillow. This keeps the morning going smoothly.

PEMom said...

I'm following you now on twitter. Sorry about the removed post, my computer went goofy when I tried to post.

Megryansmom said...

I pack lunch and my hubby makes coffee the night before and sets the timer. I also pick the next day's clothes and put then in the bathroom. Anything to make morning easier

Megryansmom said...

I follow you on Twitter

Jeannine said...

I make sure everything is ready the night before. This also helps my teen not rush in the morning lol

Jeannine said...

follow you on twitter @mellanhead

Jeannine said...

tweeted

http://twitter.com/mellanhead/status/19777396798

PEMom said...

I tweeted...
http://twitter.com/klundine/status/19793957022

fancygrlnancy said...

I try to prepare some things the night before like the diaper bag and milk cups.
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