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 Crisco.com 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 Random.org.

**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.

{ 1120 comments… read them below or add one }

Paula May 12, 2010 at 10:25 am

I follow you on twitter!

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Paula May 12, 2010 at 10:25 am

I subscribe via email as well.

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Seth @ Boy Meets Food May 12, 2010 at 10:26 am

I love a good olive oil.

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Seth @ Boy Meets Food May 12, 2010 at 10:27 am

I’m an RSS subscriber.

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diana christofalos May 12, 2010 at 10:28 am

I use EVOO except when I bake..Still use Canola for baking and stir frying!

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Jamie Days May 12, 2010 at 10:34 am

looks wonderful!

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Colleen May 12, 2010 at 10:40 am

Crisco olive oil is a must-have for our kitchen! I would love to try some of their other flavors!

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Diana May 12, 2010 at 10:44 am

My go to oil is the Crisco extra virgin olive oil. Not only is it a good price, but I can find coupons too! And I do so much Italian cooking that it’s all I need.

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Diana May 12, 2010 at 10:44 am

Oh, and I subscribe to your blog via Google Reader. :)

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Ronna May 12, 2010 at 10:47 am

Canola oil for baking, olive oil for everything else.

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Melissa May 12, 2010 at 10:48 am

I love to use canola – very versatile, Olive is my second choice – first if sauteing veggies.

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Melissa May 12, 2010 at 10:50 am

I follow you on twitter

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jane May 12, 2010 at 10:52 am

i would love a basket full of oil…

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Melissa May 12, 2010 at 10:52 am

i also subscribe via rss and email! Love your blog!

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sara May 12, 2010 at 11:03 am

I love olive oil!

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Maria Perez May 12, 2010 at 11:03 am

I subscribe

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Maria Perez May 12, 2010 at 11:04 am

Olive oil

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Carol May 12, 2010 at 11:06 am

I like cooking with olive oil.

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Jerri May 12, 2010 at 11:09 am

I use the Extra Virgin Olive Oil, but I’d love to win this basket and try all the different ones.

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Jane May 12, 2010 at 11:15 am

I use extra virgin olive oil for sauteing, and canola oil for baking–

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Candace May 12, 2010 at 11:15 am

I use extra virgin olive oil more than any other kind in my kitchen…

Thanks for offering this giveaway!

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Candace May 12, 2010 at 11:15 am

I am an email subscriber!

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Tiffany May 12, 2010 at 11:18 am

I use Extra Virgin Olive Oil the most in the kitchen.

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Tabatha Estes May 12, 2010 at 11:18 am

My must have oil is the extra virgin olive oil. I use it constantly.

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Jerri May 12, 2010 at 11:21 am

I now follow you on Twitter and I tweeted about this giveaway. :)

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Kelly May 12, 2010 at 11:24 am

I use olive oil for just about everything!

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Karin May 12, 2010 at 11:27 am

I have loved Crisco products ever since I started baking years (and years and years) ago! I really look forward to this newsletter in my e-mail every day, too!

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Carrie May 12, 2010 at 11:27 am

I became a facebook fan:)

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Joni Chen May 12, 2010 at 11:57 am

I like to use extra virgin olive oil to cook.

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Joni Chen May 12, 2010 at 11:58 am

I also subscribe through e-mail.

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jill golding May 12, 2010 at 11:58 am

Hi…. I’m an email subscriber……
My favorite oils……
canola for baking
and EVOO for everything else……

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Sue D May 12, 2010 at 11:59 am

I use olive oil and canola oil.

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Sue D May 12, 2010 at 11:59 am

I am an email subscriber.

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Sarita Rogers May 12, 2010 at 12:02 pm

My favorite is Olive Oil.

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Sarita Rogers May 12, 2010 at 12:02 pm

I follow on Twitter. @chickitasarita

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Sarita Rogers May 12, 2010 at 12:03 pm

I’m subscribed via google reader

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Jerri May 12, 2010 at 12:05 pm

I’m also a subscriber to this blog by email. I love getting Erin’s updates!

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cfurtado11 May 12, 2010 at 12:08 pm

We always have the Olive oil and I just subscribed to your blog by email. Thanks!!

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Anastasia May 12, 2010 at 12:29 pm

I use olive oil for almost everything! Anything else is canola! We even deep fry in it- it is so good!

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Tisha May 12, 2010 at 12:41 pm

We love cooking with extra virgin olive oil and veg. oil.

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Tisha May 12, 2010 at 12:41 pm

FB follower too :)

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Debbie May 12, 2010 at 1:01 pm

We love using the olive oil. Nice to know about making brownies with the olive oil. Did not know that.

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Linda May 12, 2010 at 1:01 pm

I love any kind of olive oil.

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Becca b May 12, 2010 at 1:01 pm

I’m an EVOO girl all the way except for baking!

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Becca b May 12, 2010 at 1:02 pm

I also subscribe in Google Reader

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Sharon K May 12, 2010 at 1:14 pm

EVOO all the way!!

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Sharon K May 12, 2010 at 1:14 pm

And I follow you by e-mail!!

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kel mcnichol May 12, 2010 at 1:21 pm

First ofall…whoknew Crisco had so much information on their site about olive oils and tasting….amazing!

I always have olive oil, extra virgin oliveoil, canola, sesame, and vegetable oils on hand. I use them depending on what Iam making and how I want to influence the flavors.

It is so much fun to have such great variety these days!

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Alycia M May 12, 2010 at 1:24 pm

I’ve been using Smart Balance but would love to try these. Great giveaway, thanks!

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Pat Meinke May 12, 2010 at 1:25 pm

I love cooking with olive oil. We even use the Crisco spray olive oil.

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