CLOSED! Crisco Gift Basket Giveaway

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 11, 2010

Update: This giveaway is now closed.  And the winner is…

#720 – Ashly!!! Congrats!

I’ve got another fantastic giveaway for you all this week!   This time from my friends at Crisco.

Last year I had the opportunity to learn about the line of Crisco oils and taste their olive oils. I knew about wine tastings, but had NO IDEA there was such a thing as olive oil tastings.

To get the best out of an olive oil tasting, it’s important to warm the oil by holding the tasting dish in the palm of your hand and swirling it gently.  Then you taste it and swish it around your mouth, before spitting it out.  I was quite surprised by the difference in taste between the Extra Virgin and the Pure Olive Oils.  They have a different sweetness and different pungency. (Is that a word?)

Crisco is offering a gift basket that includes:

  • Crisco 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Crisco Pure Olive Oil
  • Crisco Light Olive Oil
  • Crisco Puritan Canola Oil with Omega-3 DHA
  • Crisco Pure Vegetable Oil
  • Crisco Olive Oil Cooking Spray
  • Olive oil tasting dishes
  • an apron
  • and a journal to record your cooking chronicles.

I also wanted to share with you about the forum at Crisco Cooking Chronicles. It’s a place for you to connect and share your cooking and baking stories via message boards.  It also has a great variety of video tutorials and cooking tips for tackling everyday cooking and baking challenges. Kicking off with an olive and canola oil theme, the tutorials section on the Crisco Cooking Chronicles will help consumers incorporate more easy and delicious recipes into their everyday diets like “Herbed Parmesan Bread Dipping Oil, “Grilled Salmon with Maple-Dill Glaze” and ”Classic Blueberry Muffins.”

Did you know that you can make brownies using the pure or light olive oils?!  I didn’t!

Also, you can upload a “cooking chronicle” on and be entered into a series of drawings for a similar gift basket that you see here, as well as $500 for kitchen supplies.

If you’d like this gift basket delivered to your door, follow the rules below for your entries!

Giveaway Details

1. Contest ends Wednesday, May 12th at 10 pm EST. Winners will be announced back here on this post, and notified via email with further instructions.

2. Entry #1: Leave a comment telling us what is your favorite oil(s) to use in the kitchen.

3. Entry #2: Follow me on Twitter and leave a SEPARATE comment. If you don’t tweet, it’s TONZ of fun and you should join in!

4. Entry #3: Become a Facebook Fan, or subscribe by email or in an RSS reader! Be sure to leave another comment for your third entry. :)

5. Winner will be selected by

**NOTE: If you receive the email newsletter and wish to enter this giveaway, click on the title of this giveaway to get to the site and leave a comment on the site with your name and email address to be entered!

*Disclosure: I did receive a similar basket in conjunction with this giveaway.

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SoDucky May 12, 2010 at 6:43 pm

Twitter follower soluckyducky


SoDucky May 12, 2010 at 6:44 pm

FB fan sarah linette


Lisa May 12, 2010 at 6:50 pm

We regularly use EVOO to cook in and vegetable oil for recipes that call for oil to be mixed into it. I would have never thought to use a lighter olive oil to mix in. I guess this basket would teach me a lot!


Courtney May 12, 2010 at 6:55 pm

I use olive oil for almost everything


Courtney May 12, 2010 at 7:00 pm

I subscribe via RSS in Google Reader


Jennifer May 12, 2010 at 7:04 pm

Usually my favorite is Olive Oil, but lately I’ve been using Pampered Chef’s garlic infused oil…it makes plain chicken breasts taste amazing!


Jennifer May 12, 2010 at 7:04 pm

I follow you on Twitter (jenniferarnold)


Jennifer May 12, 2010 at 7:05 pm

I subscribe to your blog via Google Reader.


Laura May 12, 2010 at 7:34 pm

I use olive oil for pretty much everything.


Renee Cunningham May 12, 2010 at 7:40 pm

My husband turned me on to olive oil and now I use it all the time…just the classic stuff with nothing added does it now, but I’d love to win the basket and try some other varieties!


Robbie @ Going Green Mama May 12, 2010 at 8:20 pm

Olive, grapeseed or peanut, depending on what I’m doing!


Robbie @ Going Green Mama May 12, 2010 at 8:21 pm

And I do follow in an RSS> Thanks!


Shannon Wymore May 12, 2010 at 8:28 pm

Here is my first entry. I use corn oil and canola oils as well as EVOO in the kitchen. Each for different things. I would have to say that EVOO is my favorite though!


Shannon Wymore May 12, 2010 at 8:29 pm

And another entry for being a fan on Facebook! Thanks!!!


Shannon Wymore May 12, 2010 at 8:33 pm

And one last entry for Twitter!


Jackie May 12, 2010 at 8:34 pm

I love to use Olive Oil, but I think I use Vegetable Oil the most. Thanks for the review and giveaway!
jackievillano at gmail dot com


Cathy May 12, 2010 at 8:47 pm

cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil AND organic raw coconut oil



Karrisa May 12, 2010 at 9:03 pm

I use E.V.O.O. for almost everything!!


Karrisa May 12, 2010 at 9:03 pm

I follow you on Twitter: Karrisa817


Karrisa May 12, 2010 at 9:03 pm

I’m a Facebook fan, and a subscriber!


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