Paddington Brownie Brittle Prize Pack Giveaway #PaddingtonMovie

A few weeks ago I shared the official Paddington movie trailer and a few Paddington themed coloring and activities sheets with my readers. Today I have a new fun Paddington movie poster,Brownie Brittle recipe links and a great giveaway to share!


From the beloved novels by Michael Bond and producer David Heyman (HARRY POTTER), PADDINGTON tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) who travels to the city in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around his neck that says “Please look after this bear. Thank you.” and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist.

Starring Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter
Capaldi, and Nicole Kidman.

Paddington arrives in theaters January 16!

Paddington Chocolate Chip Brownie Brittle

Brownie Brittle has become everyone’s favorite snack. The award-winning product has received praise from Fitness Magazine and because it’s a rich and indulgent snack at only 120 calories/ounce. To help with packing those lunches and portion control, Brownie Brittle has created a package of 6 of their 1-ounce snack bags. No guess work!

The limited-edition Paddington box comes with the story of the brand’s support of Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, and the oh-so-cute Paddington Bear to celebrate The Weinstein Company’s new film hitting theaters this January! Available for purchase here . Visit and be sure to visit Brownie Brittle on Facebook !

Want to make delicious desserts with your favorite treat? Check out Brownie Brittle’s Paddington’s favorite recipes and Holiday recipes.

Enter to Win

One lucky Five Dollar Shake reader will win a Paddington Brownie Brittle Prize Pack, courtesy of The Weinstein Company and Brownie Brittle. Prize pack includes Brownie Brittle (1 box, 6 individual 1oz bags) and a $25 Visa gift card to see the film in theaters!


Enter to win by using the widget below. If you have issue with the widget or would prefer to enter by email, please contact me at You’ll need a valid email address to enter. One winner will be chosen and contacted by email on January 6th. Winner must be 18+. Open to US mailing addresses only. No PO boxes please.

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7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I’ve done over the past seven days.


1. Enjoyed an over night visit with friends.
2. Had to decline an offer to attend an exciting Hollywood press trip, due to bad timing.
3. Baked yummy Pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting.
4. Had our carpets and furniture cleaned.
5. Gave our dog a bath at a do-it-yourself grooming place.
6. Cleaned out and organized our linen closet.
7. Pulled our Christmas tree and decorations out of the attic.

PB Crave 4 Flavor Variety Pack Review & Giveaway #pbcrave

Curt’s Peanut Butter Company has developed four unique PB Crave flavors. The exciting new premium peanut butter is produced by Sweet Harvest Foods in Cannon Falls, MN and is now available at Walmart Supercenters and Cost Plus World Market stores across the US.

Mmmm, did someone say peanut butter? BP Crave takes peanut butter to a whole new level! With four mouthwatering, natural peanut butter blends — each mixing favorite flavors with premium peanut butter — for a new twist on an old classic.


I recently received the above PB Crave 4 Flavor Variety Pack for my family to review. We go through a lot of peanut butter in our house, so to say this has been a welcomed review, is a real understatement.

We put peanut butter on almost everything! Sandwiches, toast, apples, bagels, waffles, pancakes, pretzels, gram crackers, to just name a few.


PB Crave is artisan-crafted using high-quality ingredients and proven practices.

–No hydrogenated oil
–No artificial flavors
–No syrups
–No high-fructose corn syrup
–Gluten and cholesterol free
–Small batches, artisan crafted
–USDA-approved manufacturing
–Fun, delicious and nutritious

While the Choco Choco is amazing on anything, the Cookie Nookie was the first of the four flavors to be finished. I think my husband might have been adding a little on top of his evening ice cream. Who would blame him? This stuff is delicious! All four flavors have been a hit with my family. The only, even close to negative thing I’ve heard is a mention that each jar requires a lot of string when opened. But no worries – once you give it a stir, there are a ton of yummy treats to be blended in each jar. I assume that has something to do with the all natural process of how it’s made. Judging by the quality and taste, I wouldn’t change a thing!

My current addiction – CoCo Bananas spread thick on-top of chocolate chip waffles. Yum!


PB Crave is a delicious twist on peanut butter. But, don’t just take my word for it. PB Crave is now available at Walmart Supercenters and Cost Plus World Market stores across the US. Shop online or to use the store locator visit

Get social with PB Crave!

On Facebook and Twitter #pbcrave .

You can also enter to win a PB Crave 4 Flavor Variety Pack here on my blog! Enter to win by using the widget below. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. Winner must be 18+ and live within the lower 48 states. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted by email on September 5th.

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Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day

Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 9, is the annual Ben & Jerry’s free cone day!


This could very well be my favorite holiday!

Easy Homemade Ice Cream Cake

Today just felt like a dessert kind of day. This homemade ice cream cake was a pleasure to whip up for my family.

20 ice cream sandwiches
1 (16 ounce) container of whipped topping
1 (12 ounce) jar chocolate fudge topping, room temperature
1 chocolate candy bar, grated

Place half of the ice cream sandwiches side by side in a 9×13 inch baking dish.
Cover evenly with half of the hot fudge topping, then half of the whipped topping. Repeat with the remaining sandwiches and toppings. Sprinkle with grated chocolate bar. I used a Heath bar.

Cover and place in the freeze for about an hour before serving.

This recipe was a big hit with my family. With the variety of ice cream sandwiches that are available, I’m thinking it would be fun to mix it up a little next time. Neapolitan or even mint chocolate chip would also be delicious, I’m sure.

Fannie May Favorites Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Giveaway

We recently celebrated my mom’s birthday by taking her and my step dad out for dinner and drinks. Something I feel we don’t do often enough. It’s just amazing how fast the years are flying by, now that I’m an adult and also have a family of my own. Dinner was great. Skipping dessert, to come back to our place was a good idea. I decided in place of the usual birthday cake, my mom deserved something special. So, I served Fannie May Chocolate Dipped Strawberries and they were perfect! Amazingly fresh berries, covered in a generous amount of the finest chocolate and toppings. Sweet, decadent, and delicious. These berries were a special treat, just perfect for the occasion. To quote my step dad “these are the best chocolate covered strawberries that I’ve EVER tasted!” I totally agree with him. I have to admit, I was pretty heart broken when I saw the empty box sitting on my counter.

“Fannie May Berries can be ordered and in the customers’ home within 24 hours and includes large, luscious berries that are hand dipped in 100% rich, smooth, Fannie May chocolate.

Fannie May Berries includes hand crafted indulgent flavor combinations including Sea Salt Milk Chocolate Caramel, Pink & White Champagne, Toasted Coconut & White Chocolate (Trinidad©), Milk Chocolate Caramel & Nuts (Pixies©) and Holiday flavors—Dark Chocolate Gingerbread, Candy Cane and Eggnog.”

Well, thank goodness for that. Just look at these! They are as beautiful as they are delicious. Which makes for a very nice gift.

I have the pleasure of rewarding one Five Dollar Shake reader with a Free Full Dozen of Fannie May Favorites Chocolate Dipped Strawberries! Just as pictured above, the winner will receive 4) Pixie® Berries: dipped in a divine mix of caramel infused real milk chocolate and covered with crunchy pecans, (4) Trinidad® Berries: dipped in deliciously creamy, real milk chocolate and covered with golden toasted coconut, (4) Mint Meltaway Berries: dipped in luxuriously creamy, mint-infused real white and milk chocolate. A value of $59.99!

Enter to win by using the Rafflecopter widget below, or if you have any issues, enter by email at

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About Fannie May Chocolates
For nearly a century, Fannie May Chocolates has been bringing you the finest gourmet chocolates, fudge, and candies that have kept us as your favorite traditional chocolate store. Since the first Fannie May chocolate store opened in 1920 Chicago, we have been developing decadent chocolates, using only the premium of ingredients. Our rich chocolate recipes remain unchanged since the day we premiered them. Even when ingredients were scarce, Fannie May Chocolates kept its original recipes and refused to compromise the gourmet milk chocolate and dark chocolate tastes that put us at the top of the chocolate charts. We guarantee a high standard of excellence with all of our gourmet chocolates. We also stand behind our 100% satisfaction guarantee to ensure that the most delicious and high quality of gourmet milk chocolate, gourmet dark chocolate, and gourmet fudge gifts are being sold. In May of 2006 Fannie May joined the family of brands. For more than 30 years, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc. – “Your Florist of Choice®” – has been providing customers around the world with the freshest flowers and finest selection of plants, gift baskets, gourmet foods, confections and plush stuffed animals perfect for every occasion.

Nonni’s Salted Caramel Biscotti Review

While biscotti is best known for dunking, Nonni’s Biscotti Products has some very sweet offerings that make for delicious snacking at any time.

We are a family that enjoys our snacks. We often chose our snacks over a dessert option. I first discovered Nonni’s biscotti while traveling and looking for sweet individually wrapped treats to enjoy while in transit. Now my entire family is hooked!

After just one bite, it’s no surprise that Nonni’s is still using the same family recipe that the founders Nonni (grandmother) brought over to America with her from Italy, using real eggs, butter and gourmet bittersweet chocolate that gives Nonni’s biscotti it’s light, crunchy texture and delicately sweet taste. What is a surprise, is that the Nonni’s Biscotti Salted Caramel option that I recently received for review is only 100 calories each!
Made of wholesome ingredients, individually wrapped for freshness, and only 100 calorie each – makes Nonni’s Biscotti products the perfect snack choice for my family’s on the go lifestyle.

Visit the official Nonnis website here and you can also follow them on Facebook.

Disclaimer: Free product was received for the purpose of this blog post. Opinions expressed are all my own and honest. No type of monetary compensation was received.

Dairy Queen, Fun Treats for The Whole Family. So Good It’s RiDQulous #Giveaway!

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Did you know that DQ® operators have been providing consumers with delicious treats and food since 1940? Yep, a Father and Son partnership spun a 10-cent sale of a then unnamed product on August 4, 1938, in Kankakee, Illinois. Today, the DQ® system is one of the largest fast food systems in the world, with more than 6,000 restaurants in the United States, Canada and 18 other countries. Visit the About Us Page for plenty more on their successful story.

We are huge DQ fans around here! My husband and I walk there often with our kids. Even Roxy (our basset hound) knows she is in for something special when we head to Dairy Queen. Pup Cup is cup of vanilla ice cream with a crunchy MilkBone in the center, and is a regular menu item. Our Roxy has enjoyed several Pup Cups in her day, but every now and then we mix it up and order her a cone of her own. Today was one of those days!

We tend to visit DQ for their treats, but did you know they also have a pretty full menu? You can check it out here.

Wither you stop in for a juicy burger and an order of fries, or treats for the whole family, DQ items are So Good It’s RiDQulous!

Two Five Dollar Shake readers will win a $25 DQ Gift Card. Enter to win by simply leaving a comment below sharing your favorite DQ item. Two winners will be chosen and contacted by email on September 10, 2012.

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