My Very First Giveaway!…

Good Morning!  Happy Friday!!!  We made it to the best day of the week!  Well in my opinion it’s the best day of the week!  Are you doing anything fun this weekend?  The only plans that I have is for Bakefest 2011 with Melissa.  We are baking lots of cookies to give out as gifts and for holiday parties.  I’m excited about it.  There is nothing like baking especially with those you love.  It’s a fun time!  We also have Mike’s families Hanukkah party to attend.  So that should be nice as well.  Other than that, my plans are to relax and I have to get to the mall at some point to get a few gifts and exchange jeans.  So that’s my exciting weekend!

Last night for dinner, Mike and I really had no clue what to eat.  We searched through the freezer until we finally decided on a frozen bag of Gnocchi from Trader Joe’s and Turkey Meatballs from there as well.



My dinner plate

This gnocchi was just awful!  Do yourself a favor and save your money!  Do not buy this product.  I think it might have been the worst product I have ever tried from Trader Joe’s!  That was disappointing.  I felt bad that we both hated dinner but at least we saved money instead of going the easy route and taking food out from somewhere or something of that nature.  You live and you learn!
Which brings me to some news that I have for all of you today!  As you can tell from the title of this entry I have something special planned.  I am hosting my very first giveaway on With A Side Of Hope!!  I am so excited!  This is a good one too! 
As all of you know from reading here, I am a HUGE fan of coffee.  I mean huge!  I can drink multiple cups at any time of day.  I love it.  I love flavored coffee, plain coffee, coffee with creamer, soy milk, flavored syrup, etc.  The possibilities are endless!  I don’t discriminate against my coffee.  I am always on the search for great tasting coffee.  I have mentioned a coffee that I have fallen in love with lately. 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Coffee = love! <3

This coffee would be Chocolate Peanut Butter coffee from Grand Kaffe Coffee.  You can typically find Grand Kaffee Coffee sold in TJ Maxx stores.  This company is a somewhat local company to me that is based in New Jersey!  The company was started by a man by the name of Bob Johnson.  It all started with the aroma of coffee in an A&P grocery store in 1955.  He was only 10 at the time but had the task of being the one to grind coffee in his parent’s home which strengthened his love for coffee. In 1989 in Philadelphia, the coffee aroma hit him again in a local mall.  In that moment, he changed his life completely.
In 1991, he started Grand Kaffee Coffee as a store in the Cumberland Mall in Vineland, NJ.  The store was very successful which sparked a cafe opening in the downtown Vineland area.  In 2001, the roasting plant was moved to Millville, NJ.  This company is growing rapidly and has become the Roaster of Choice for the Speciality Coffee retailer and gourmet food stores.  They focus on roasting coffee in batches which insures freshness. 
They have well over 250 flavors, 100 origins and blends and is trying to offer market Fair Trade Organic coffee.  source 
This is such a great company!  I love that it was started locally and that they offer so many unique and delicious sounded flavors of coffee!  Since I am a huge coffee drinker and I am literally head over heels in love with that Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Coffee, speaking of which I definitely need to get more, it’s so fitting that the first giveaway is for coffee!
Grand Kaffe Coffee has generously offered one of my readers their choice of any flavor of a 1 pound bag coffee!  
How to enter:
1.) Mandatory – Leave a comment telling me which flavor of coffee you would choose if you win.  The flavors can be found here.  Remember it can be any flavor!
Two (optional) means of entry:
2.) Follow me on Twitter @withasideofhope   (already following counts)
3.) Tweet the following: I entered @withasideofhope’s Grand Kaffee Coffee giveaway!
**Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry!**
The contest ends on Tuesday, December 27th at 7 am!  Best of luck to you!
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25 Responses

  1. Congrats on your first giveaway! Im not a big fan of coffee. I would choose milk or Milo any day! Haha but I love the aroma of coffee!

    So sweet of you to bake for friends. I dont have an oven now. Wish I could bake too!

  2. Not the biggest flavored coffee fan, but Gingerbread flavored is what I would pick, were I to win this!

  3. I gotta go with the Pumpkin Spice flavor coffee. I have been addicted to anyone that carries that flavor this year! :)

  4. Already follow you on Twitter!

  5. I’m drinking egg nog right now so I would have to go with the gingerbread. I love seasonal coffee!

  6. I followed you on twitter!

  7. Oh man…Almond Joy! Those all look incredible.

  8. Chocolate peanut butter cup actually sounds heavenly:)

  9. Creme brûlée! Yummy. :)

  10. I already follow you on twitter!

  11. Chocolate Cappuccino Flavored Coffee looks amazing! So hard to choose.

  12. I follow you on twitter @Battle_Cry87

  13. I did the tweet for the giveaway :0)

  14. I would LOVE the gingerbread flavor!! I am allergic to peanut butter but I did look for the peanut butter one at my last trip to TJ Maxx to get as Christmas presents and they were all out. So sad!! Awesome first giveaway :)

  15. I’d pick the Costa Rica Tarrazu Coffee

  16. I follow on Twitter as eyreka1

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  18. What a fun giveaway. I love drinking coffee too but I’ve been drinking decaf lately.

    I would love to try the Christmas blend flavor, sounds festive to me :)

  19. I would try the gingerbread spice, although the peanut butter cup flavor would be perfect for my husband.

  20. I am following you on Twitter!

  21. I tweeted about your giveaway. :)

  22. The Jingle Berries Flavored Coffee sounds yummy! Thank you for the giveaway! :)

  23. I’m following you on twitter now!

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