When GourmetGiftBaskets.com asked me to review one of their Junk Food Care Packages (and host a giveaway) for my blog, I was really excited. I love to eat junk food, and the last time I received a care package was back in 1989, when I was a freshman in college. My care package arrived just a few weeks ago, and thankfully, I had a party to go to that same day, so I was able to share many of my mini treats with my friends, as well as my husband.
I was supposed to receive the following 28 mini snacks in my gourmet gift basket:
· Dorito’s Nacho Cheese Flavor by Frito Lay
· Rice Krispies Treats by Kellogg’s
· Oreo’s by Nabisco
· Easy Mac Microwavable Macaroni and Cheese Dinner by Kraft
· Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookies by Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookie Co.
· Plain M&M’s by Mars
· Sour Patch Kids by Cadbury Adams Canada
· Pringles Snack Stacks by Procter & Gamble
· Snyder’s Pretzels by Snyder’s of Hanover
· Original Slim Jim’s by Con Agra Foods
· Cheddar Cheese Pretzel Combos by Mars
· Cheez-Its by Sunshine
· Cheddar and Bacon Potato Skins by T.G.I.Friday’s
· Ritz Crackers and Cheese Dip by Kraft
· Cracker Jack’s by Frito Lay
· Yoo-Hoo Chocolate Drink by Yoo-Hoo
· Lifesavers Gummies by Wrigley’s
· Welch’s Fruit Snacks by Welch’s
· Tootsie Pops by Tootsie Roll Industries
· Original Skittles by Mars.
· Twizzlers by Hershey
· Gobstoppers by Nestle
· Pixy Stix 3-pack by Nestle
· Smartfood Popcorn by Frito Lay
· Chewy Granola Bars by Quaker Oats Co.
· Planters Nuts on the Go by Kraft
· David Sunflower Seeds by Con Agra Foods
· Cinnabon Original by Kellogg
Instead, I received the following items, shown above, as GGB notes that they do substitute items as needed. Despite their warning, I’m still quite sad that the Cinnabon didn’t make its way to me, as it was one of the main reasons for picking this particular gift box. Thankfully, I gobbled the M&M’s and my mini Slim Jim to drown my sorrows in. As you can see, the size of the snacks are small, like the ones that you can buy for 50-75 cents at your local store. With a name like Gourmet Gift Baskets, I can’t help but expected a bit more for thirty-five dollars they normally charge for this package. At the very least, I expected the Junk Food Care package to come in some sort of basket, rather than just a slightly dented shipping box. To be completely honest, if I had paid for this item myself, I would have felt a little ripped off, especially since my Oreos were crushed and my Yoo-Hoo tasted slightly funny, even though it had a valid expiration date. However, I do realize that if you are the sort of person who doesn’t have time to shop for gifts and take them to the post office (or FedEx, UPS, etc.) to ship to your loved ones, then this is the way to go for those types of people. I’m the sort of girl who has a plentiful stock of a variety of gifts/gift bags/baskets in her basement closet. But if you aren’t me, then perhaps this item, and some of their other gift baskets are right up your alley. I certainly enjoyed eating many of the snacks sent my way, as I am a junk food junky, but I still wish the size of the treats were just a bit larger.
Want to buy your own Junk Food Care Package? You can do so now for $34.99.
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Contest ends Saturday, July 2, 2011 at midnight. Good luck to you all!