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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

GoPicnic Review and Giveaway

I know how it is - sometimes you are on the go and it is nearly impossible to cook a nice meal and sit down to eat it. However, that doesn't mean you have to compromise the healthiness of your meal or snack.


That is where GoPicnic comes in. GoPicnic's founders developed the concept of the shelf-stable picnic meal in 2004 for a major US airline whose existing buy-on-board fresh food service program was costing it millions of dollars annually due to high levels of waste from unused meals as well as incremental personnel expenses stemming from the need for in-flight food preparation. The shelf-stable snackbox solution that the GoPicnic founders created to address these issues generated profit for the airline for the first time in its food service history and provided customers with a reliable quality product at a good value.


Now they have tons of varities of these picnic style meals that are availabe to everyone to buy! I like that they have thought of everyone with their meal boxes. They currently have Kosher meals, Gluten-Free meals, Vegetarian meals, and Halal meals available. GoPicnic can also produce custom meal combinations that meet most dietary and nutritional requirements. Many GoPicnic meals are peanut-free, and we can also produce meals that avoid common allergens including soy, tree nuts, and wheat gluten.


I received their Study Fuel Care Package. It includes:


•Clif Oatmeal Raisin Walnut Bar
•Snack Factory Cinnamon Toast Pretzel Crisps


•Late July Organic Cheddar Mini Sandwich Crackers


•Sharkies Organic Energy Chews


•Mrs. May’s Cashew Crunch


•St. Dalfour Gourmet on the Go Salad


•GoPicnic Peanut Butter + Crackers Ready-to-Eat Meal


First off, let me say, I wish I would have known about GoPicnic in college. Jeepers, I would have loved this package then! It is full of healthy options for snacking or a meal or two. I appreciate that it is all-natural, has no artificial flavors or colors and many of the items in my pack are organic.

I thought everything in this kit was quite good. I did have a few reservations about the Gourmet on the Go Bean and Corn Salad. But after a closer look, I saw that it is made with an all natural "Optimal Food Process" which creates a deep vacuum. This vacuum provides a wholesome fresh taste without the need for preservatives.


My favorite part of this package was probably the Cashew Crunch. It is so yummy!!! With only five ingredients, no preservatives, no cholesterol and vegan, you can hardly go wrong with these. I do wish that the cashews were organic, but they are still quite good, nonetheless.

I also want to point out that all the food in GoPicnic meals contain NO trans fat, MSG, or High Fructose Corn Syrup. Thank you for that! I also like that they have a section of just All-Natural meals, like salmon and crackers or hummus and crackers. All these meals require no refrigeration or preparation and are compact enough to fit in a laptop bag, backpack or purse.

Whether you are looking for a snack or meal for on the go or if you really want to have a picnic, I love some of GoPicnic's options. They use a wide variety of great companies with yummy products, some of which I had never heard of. Go check all the options out and order them online today!

We are giving away (1) GoPicnic care package of your choice to (1) lucky winner!!

Here's how to enter this giveaway:


Become a public follower of Your World: Healthy and Natural on my right sidebar and tell me you did so in a comment.


For more entries:


Head on over to GoPicnic and check out all their yummy products! Tell me which care package you would choose if you won. (1 entry)

Sign up for the GoPicnic Newsletter. (1 entry)

Subscribe to Your World: Healthy and Natural and comment about it. (1 entry)


Vote for Your World: Healthy and Natural on Top Mommy Blogs or We're on the Fence. (1 entry per vote)


Blog about this giveaway and link back to this post.(2 entries)


Follow GoPicnic on Facebook and tell them what your favorite product is and why.(1 entry)


Follow @carathenatural on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway.(1 entry)


Follow GoPicnic on Twitter. (1 entry)


Like Your World: Healthy and Natural on Facebook.(2 entries)


Comment on any of my posts about healthy and natural living that you have not commented on before. I love to hear your thoughts!! (1 entry)


The deadline for this giveaway is April 19th at 11:59 pm EST, at which time a winner will be randomely chosen.  This giveaway is only open to US residents. Make sure that you include your email in your comments because if I can't get a hold of you, you can't win.

 
* GoPicnic provided me with free samples of these products to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.*

138 comments:

  1. I'm a follower!

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  4. I'm now following you....sounds creepy!

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  5. I went to their site and I'd definitely go with the Hummus & Crackers meal because it's vegan!

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  6. Following GoPicnic on Twitter...

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  7. And I just "liked" your page on Facebook!

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  8. id choose turkey pepperoni and cheese.

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  9. I'm already a follower!
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  12. I would pick the Comfort Food care package!
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  13. I would choose the turkey pepporoni and cheese

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  14. I would probably choose the hummus & crackers!
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  25. I would love their Kids Lunchtime Favorites: Care Package

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  27. I subscribe through e-mail

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  28. I "like" GoPicnic on facebook and left a comment on their facebook wall

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  44. Tasty Treats
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  50. I pick the Energy Boost care package.

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  52. I would love to try the Energy Boost care package!

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  54. I'd choose the Anytime package
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  57. I "Like" you on Facebook #1
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  65. Comfort Food: Care Package
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  81. I would try the salmon and crackers
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