Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Kettle Cuisine Review and Giveaway!

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This giveaway is now CLOSED. Thanks so much to our wonderful sponsor Kettle Cuisine, We look forward to working with you again! The winners have been notified and upon confirmation his/her follower name(s) will be posted both here and on our homepage. Remember: There are still some great giveaways active on the upper right hand side of the page!
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Today's Butterfly Sponsored By:


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - The North East has been pelted with snow this winter. And the weatherman is saying there will be more snow this week! I'm getting pretty snowed out and a bit stir crazy to be honest with you, but one thing still holds true for me, nothing is better when it's cold outside than a warm bowl of soup! Nothing says comforting to me more, and there is definitely nothing that I want to eat more when I have a cold or the flu.

I recently had the opportunity to try what I'd like to call a 'hot bowl of comfort' from Kettle Cuisine. Two hot bowls of comfort actually!

I sampled the 'Angus Beef Steak Chili with Beans' and the 'New England Clam Chowder' and they were absolutely perfect on a cold winter's Day. There are ten chef-inspired varieties that are all natural and all gluten free. The savory soups, hearty chilis, and rich chowders are available in convenient, single serving bowls and can be found in your grocer's natural food freezer. They arrived in an insulated box packed with dry ice, these are in no way like the canned soups you are used to.



New England Clam Chowder

Equal parts rich and satisfying, Kettle Cuisine's New England Clam Chowder starts with fresh light cream from local New England dairies, then we add hand-shucked clams, perfectly sautéed onions, and potatoes peeled just moments before cooking.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - High in Iron
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Good Source of Vitamin A
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 15g Protein


Angus Beef Steak Chili with Beans

Kettle Cuisine's slow-simmered Angus beef with a blend of Southwestern spices, red beans, ripe tomatoes, hand-chopped peppers and spicy green chilies for a chili as hearty as it is wholesome.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - High Fiber
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Good Source of Vitamin C
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Good Source of Iron
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 22g Protein

They were both fresh and very tasty. The chowder wasn't as thick as I am used to in a traditional clam chowder, but I expected that as these are specially prepared with gluten free, dairy free diets in mind. The clams were fresh and there was tons of potato in it, it was hearty even though it wasn't thick. The Angus Beef Steak Chili with Beans was my favorite of the two. It was amazingly hearty and very satisfying!

WIN IT! - Ascending Butterfly and our friends at Kettle Cuisine would like to provide 3 winners with the opportunity to become official Taste Testers! The Grand Prize winner will receive their choice of soup shipped directly to their home and two runners up will each receive one free coupon AND a $1.00 off coupon as well . (Don't you just ♥ Kettle Cuisine?)

How to Win: (1) You must be a PUBLIC follower of Ascending Butterfly to be eligible for this and all giveaways. Indicate in your entry that you follow (if your 'comment name/user id' differs from your profile id, please let me know what name you follow under) and (2) Visit Kettle Cuisine and pick another soup (other than the two being reviewed!) that you like and leave the LINK to that soup in your comment entry! (3) You must also leave your email address somewhere in your comment. (You can format it this way for security, example: ascendingbutterfly AT mail host DOT com, If it is visible in your profile, just say so, that's OK!). Please follow the easy 1, 2, 3 steps to winning! This giveaway is open to USA residents who are 18 years of age or older.

Please follow directions or you will be disqualified! All comments are moderated, they may not appear on the site right away (comments like "I want this" or "I want to win" will not be entered). You have from Wednesday, March 03, 2010 until Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 11:59 PM (EST) to comment and be entered for a chance to win. You will have 48 hours to confirm if we do not hear from you we will be forced to move on to an alternate. (We only notify winners DIRECTLY via email, so if your profile or your comment does not have an email your entry will not be processed)

EXTRA CREDIT:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Blog about this giveaway, linking to this giveaway post. Leave the URL in a comment

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Grab our Button and put it on your Blog. Leave the URL where we can see it in a comment (if you already have our button, just let us know, you will still get extra credit!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow me @Tracy_Iglesias on Twitter (this is ascendingbutterfly’s editor) and give me your Twitter ID in a comment

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Tweet this: Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - #ascendingbutterfly + @kettlecuisine Soup #Giveaways! Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ #win here - http://tinyurl.com/ygogz2g

(Leave a comment with the tweet’s url so you can get a valid entry (click on the time your tweet was sent to get the direct URL and then copy and paste it here).

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow Kettle Cuisine (and don't forget to write on their wall that Ascending Butterfly sent you!) on Facebook HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @kettlecuisine on Twitter HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Digg about this giveaway and leave your digg username in your comment

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Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Vote for Ascending Butterfly on: Fuel My Blog

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Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - NEW METHOD OF EXTRA CREDIT, Ascending Butterfly is a nominee for the Bloggers Choice ’10 Awards in the ‘Best Blog About Stuff’ Category - http://bloggerschoiceawards.com/ Where it reads total votes, there is a yellow box that reads 'Vote' Press there to vote, you must be logged in to see the number increase/vote registered. You can also vote directly using the button located on our home page and below:

My site was nominated for Best Blog About Stuff!

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NOTE: Readers have asked us to make entering the contests and giveaways, faster and easier. Your wish is our command! We have moved our 'Today's Butterfly - Featured Site(s) of the day, which is where we host our giveaways, to the upper right hand side of the page. It will be located here from now on to make entering the giveaways faster and easier. Keep the suggestions coming, remember we also have a NING group with real time chat, you can give us your comments and suggestions in REAL time, how cool is that?

NOTE 2: Twitter followers: please remember you must also follow Ascending Butterfly using Google friends connect on the upper right hand side of the page for your entries to be processed. And remember if your profile does not have an email and you don't leave your email in your entry, we will not accept your entry. Make sure your entry or your profile have your email address!

Just a helpful Reminder: How to Follow Using Google Friends Connect:

Please look to the upper right hand side, where the follower pictures are. (Note the number of followers before you start this process)

1) press the follow button - the google pop up wizard will open, this is not an ad and your pop up blocker will not block it

2) tick the option that reads 'follow this blog publicly' once that button is selected, hit follow again - it should now read 'you are now following'

3) if the follower count went up you know you did it succesfully, if your profile has a picture, that picture will be the first one on the left side. If your profile doesn't have one, it should still be searchable on the members list. (Remember, following a blog, does NOT subscribe you to receive emails, you have to subscribe separately to do that, you will not receive emails for following)

Are you getting the dreaded 'Your Entry Can't Be Processed' message when leaving an entry or comment? Before hitting enter, highlight your comment and COPY it. If you get that message after hitting enter and your comment is still there, just ignore the message and hit enter again, then you will get a screen with a captcha code, enter the captcha code, then submit and VOILA. If after you hit the submit button the first time, you get the dreaded message and the comment 'disappeared' no worries, that's why I asked you to copy it in the first step. Paste it back in and submit again. This has worked for me when comment boxes have glitched on me, and I hope it helps you too!

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FTC Disclosure Info for this Giveaway: This is not a paid insertion. This is a non-compensated post and all opinions regarding the product are expressly my own experiences. I was provided product to review and the sponsor is also fulfilling product to prize winner(s), this in no way influenced my opinion of my experiences with this product. All product provided by Kohnstamm Communications on behalf of Kettle Cuisine.

54 comments:

  1. I follow your blog and I'd love to try the Organic Carrot and Coriander Soup: http://www.kettlecuisine.com/content/soup-details/Organic-Carrot-and-Coriander-Soup/9.aspx
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  2. I voted for Ascending Butterfly on Fuel My Blog!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  3. http://www.kettlecuisine.com/content/soup-details/Chicken-Chili-with-White-Beans/12.aspx follow, addy available thru click

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  4. I would love to try chicken corn chowder.

    http://www.kettlecuisine.com/content/soup-details/Grilled-Chicken-and-Corn-Chowder/11.aspx

    Follow on google friends connect- Sarafan2
    http://twitter.com/sarafan2

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  5. Posted your button on my blog.

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  6. Follow @Tracy Inglesias on Twitter.

    Sarafan2

    http://twitter.com/sarafan2

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  7. Grilled Chicken and Corn Chowder , that sounds good to me!
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  8. Follow you @Tracy_Iglesias on Twitter
    Twitter ID / Pavanco

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  9. Friend/fan/following Ascending Butterfly on Facebook
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  10. Following Ascending Butterfly on Networked Blogs
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  11. The Chicken Chili w/White Beans sounds reaaly good.
    follow google friend connect
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  12. I follow
    This sounds good Organic Mushroom and Potato Soup http://www.kettlecuisine.com/content/soup-details/Organic-Mushroom-and-Potato-Soup/10.aspx

    ziggywag at yahoo dot com

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  13. Twitter follower - @Ziggywag

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  14. tweet http://twitter.com/Ziggywag/status/10076390537

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  15. following Kettle Cuisine on Twitter - @Ziggywag

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  16. Faved on Technorati - Ziggywag

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  17. Joined Ascending Butterfly's Ning Group

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  18. Following on Networked Blogs

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  19. Roasted Vegetable sounds yummy!

    A day late, but now following you! Happy Follow Friday!

    If you get a chance make sure you check out all 17 of my giveaways! www.mamasmoneysavers.com

    ckachelmuss at gmail.com

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  20. The Chicken Soup with Rice Noodles looks good. http://www.kettlecuisine.com/content/soup-details/Chicken-Soup-with-Rice-Noodles/6.aspx

    Google friend follower (clynsg)

    cgclynsg0 at gmail dot comi

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  21. I am a public follower.
    Grilled Chicken and Corn Chowder »,
    http://www.kettlecuisine.com/content/soup-details/Grilled-Chicken-and-Corn-Chowder/11.aspx

    tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

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  22. i already have your button on my blog www.redfuzzycow.blogspot.com

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  23. (1) i follow your blog publicly (redfuzzycow) (2) i like the Tomato Soup with Garden Vegetables http://www.kettlecuisine.com/content/soup-details/Tomato-Soup-with-Garden-Vegetables/7.aspx (3) redfuzzycow@yahoo.com

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  24. i follow you on twitter (redfuzzycow)

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  25. i follow kettle cuisine on facebook and told them that you sent me (Jen reda)

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  26. i tweeted http://twitter.com/redfuzzycow/status/10227323677

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  27. i faved this blog on technorati (redfuzzycow)

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  28. i follow kettle cuisine on twitter (redfuzzycow)

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  29. i follow you on facebook (jen reda)

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  30. i subscribe to receive your emails (redfuzzycow@yahoo.com)

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  31. i joined your ning group (redfuzzycow)

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  32. i follow you on networked blogs (jen reda)

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  33. Public follower, CindyWindy2003 and I want to try the Chicken Chili with White Beans carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  34. Twitter follower, @carafferty, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  35. tweet http://twitter.com/carafferty/status/10288708097
    carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  36. Kettle Cuisine Twitter follower, @carafferty, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  37. Subscribe to this blog via email, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  38. oin Ascending Butterfly's Ning Group, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  39. I'd like to try the organic carrot and coriander soup

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  40. I subscribe by email
    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

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  41. I follow on networked blogs (Anne Jolly)

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  42. I follow on twitter, lunaj1456

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  43. http://www.kettlecuisine.com/content/soup-details/Chicken-Soup-with-Rice-Noodles/6.aspx
    chicken w/rice noodles

    I follow you

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  44. I'd like to try the chicken chili with white beans. http://www.kettlecuisine.com/content/soup-details/Chicken-Chili-with-White-Beans/12.aspx

    I'm also a public follower (pamelashockley)

    Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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  45. I follow. I like the Chicken Chili with White Beans Soup. http://www.kettle cuisine.com/content/soup-details/Chicken-Chili-with-White-eans/12.aspx garrettsambo@aol.com

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  46. I follow your blog. I love the Grilled Chicken and Corn Chowder!

    http://www.kettlecuisine.com/content/soup-details/Grilled-Chicken-and-Corn-Chowder/11.aspx

    lilyk@mail2world.com

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  47. I follow Kettle Cuisine on Facebook and told them you sent me.

    lilyk@mail2world.com

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  48. I voted for you on Fuel My Blog.

    lilyk@mail2world.com

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  49. I follow you on Facebook.

    lilyk@mail2world.com

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  50. I would choose the 'Grilled Chicken with Corn Chowder' and I follow your blog publicly! My email address is visible in my profile.

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  51. I follow you on Facebook Networked Blogs.

    lilyk@mail2world.com

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  52. I joined your Ning group.

    lilyk@mail2world.com

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