Hormel #Free Food #Giveaway (and August 2015 Review)

Hormel #Free Food #GiveawayBack to school time!  Quick poll:  How many of your kiddos start school this month vs. next month?  My girls started yesterday! It seems like they’re starting earlier and earlier every year!

first day of schoolAnyway, so I received my Hormel cooler a few days ago. Every month, they deliver me  a cooler of goodies to cook with, eat, share, and write about to spread product awareness. I still feel so grateful and fortunate to be a blogging ambassador for them and the girls and I look forward to seeing what arrives every month! Now that it’s school lunch packing season, I’m interested to see if I can incorporate anything from my monthly shipments into after school snacks or easy meal ideas.

Hormel August 2015

Hormel August 2015

Oooh, Yum! I see some new goodies I haven’t received before!

Here’s the run-down of all the recipes I’ve cooked so far since I’ve been a blogging ambassador with Hormel:

August Cooler Contents:

Lloyds Babyback Pork Ribs

Lloyds Babyback Pork Ribs

Lloyds Babyback Pork Ribs– Oh man! I’ve never gotten these in one of my coolers before!  JACKPOT! These are flame-seared, and you can heat them up on the grill OR the oven.  I’m pretty stoked!  Ribs are something I never, ever buy.  I just got back from the store with some corn on the cob, brats, and a few other things.  I’m basing a whole BBQ meal around these :)


Teriyaki SPAM

Teriyaki SPAM

Teriyaki SPAM It’s been awhile since I’ve had SPAM in my cooler, but I have to say, since I’ve started blogging for Hormel over a year ago, I’ve found out who’s a SPAM lover out of my friends! Because SPAM lovers are devoted, vocal and get excited when the topic of SPAM arises on social media.  I appreciate all the enthusiasm (and recipe ideas! Please keep them coming!)


Hormel Real Bacon Sprinkles These are new: Bacon sprinkles!  More and more, I see the imitation bacon bits disappearing from the shelves. People want the real thing when it comes to bacon toppings.  I’m looking forward to trying these because they’re finally grated, so they’ll make a great topping for so many dishes. In soups, too! I’m trying to decide what to make with these!


Hormel Taco Meats Chicken

Hormel Taco Meats Chicken

Hormel Taco Meats Chicken How nice to already have the seasoning mixed in with shredded chicken.  This is definitely going to make an easy school night meal.  I can dice up some green onions, bell peppers, layer onto a tortilla and top with cheese.

So these were the contents of my August Cooler!  Except for one more thing!


Hormel #FREE Coupons #Giveaway

Also included were these 3 coupons for FREE products which I’d like to give to one Leapfrog and Lipgloss reader:

~ 1 Free Hormel Rev Wrap

~ 1 Free Hormel Compleats Meal or Snackers Dip

~ 1 Free jar of Skippy Peanut Butter or Spread (any variety)

These are treats that could come in handy for after-school snacks or lunch ideas!

⭐ Before we get to the giveaway rules, I have a little request? ⭐

✓ PLEASE click this pink banner below! (it gets my blog attention so I can host more great giveaways like this one!)


✓ PLEASE like Hormel on Facebook.  Please like my blog’s Facebook page, as well!

Okay, thanks!

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To enter to win the Hormel Free Foods Giveaway, please comment on this post answering this question: “What is your go-to after school/after work snack fave?” then fill out the Rafflecopter form below!

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Giveaway ends 8/27/15 at 11:59 pm. Open to US residents 18+. Good luck!

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122 Responses to Hormel #Free Food #Giveaway (and August 2015 Review)

  1. Dana Rodriguez says:

    My go-to after school/after work snack fave is peanut butter and crackers.

  2. Anita k says:

    Our go to snacks differ,so we can keep it fresh and not boring.thanks so much for sharing.

  3. My favorite after work favorite snack is watermelon or an apple with peanut butter.

  4. Melissa S says:

    I cut up an apple and dip in peanut butter for a snack.

  5. charlene says:

    My favorite go to snack is peanut butter and banana in a tortilla

  6. Heather in VA says:

    I try really hard not to snack in the afternoon but when I do it’s usually popcorn. I like to make it in a brown paper bag in the microwave.

  7. Debbie Welchert says:

    Sometimes we have cheese and grapes or peanut butter and celery.

  8. Monica Kirkham says:

    I love Ritz crackers topped with pimento cheese!

  9. Charles Frest says:


  10. Pam H says:

    Cheese. Or peanut butter. And crackers.

  11. sarah s says:

    Some of my go-to snacks are peanut butter, yogurt, fruit or turkey, I’ve tried the Hormel wraps and have enjoyed them.

  12. jenny stratton says:

    usually fresh fruit, peanut butter or icecream

  13. susan smoaks says:

    i like an apple and peanut butter

  14. My after work snack is a peanut and jelly sandwich

  15. stephanie teague says:

    left overs

  16. Jesse S says:

    My go to snack is chips and cottage cheese. Love it!

  17. Jasmine Henderson says:

    Lately my go-to snack has been spinach chips!

  18. Cheryl B. says:

    Usually crackers and cheese.

  19. Carol Moore says:

    My favorite go to snack is peanut butter crackers!

  20. Matt R. says:

    Usually a fruit smoothie.

  21. Mario B. says:

    Peanut Butter and Snack Mix.

  22. pu ye says:

    My go-to after school/after work snack fave is peanut butter and crackers

  23. Janice says:

    greek yogurt

  24. Leah Shumack says:

    Apples with peanut butter is our favorite to go to snack!

  25. Janice says:

    My go-to after school/after work snack faves are crunchy peanut butter and crackers, granola bars, cheese, and carrots with ranch dip.

  26. Danielle Marie says:

    normally a banana or a sandwich.

  27. Tari Lawson says:

    My go to after school snack is dried mango and/or Goldfish crackers.

  28. angie says:

    Whatever fruit I have on hand

  29. Amy Pratt says:

    I grab a bag of chips.

  30. Stacey says:

    Cheese and crackers

  31. Jennifer Rote says:

    My go to snack is popcorn.

  32. Danielle Magee says:

    A cup of pudding.

  33. Louida says:

    I wonder how that teriyaki spam taste. I never eaten spam before so unsure if I would like it or not. I wonder if it’s similar to tofu? #ProductReviewParty

  34. beth shepherd says:


  35. Debra S says:

    I try to keep myself from afternoon snacking!! I love to eat dinner earlier than most people, by 5PM and then have a light snack like popcorn or some yogurt before bed.

  36. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    My go to snack is peanut butter and veggies, such as carrots or celery.

  37. Donna L says:

    I like to snack on popcorn.

  38. Lauren says:

    I always like to have fruit.

  39. Sharon Schoepe says:

    Our afternoon snack is usually whatever fruit happens to be in season

  40. Nataile Brown says:

    My go-to after work/school/daily snack is either fresh fruit & yogurt or Hawaiian bread toasted with peanut butter. Delicious!

  41. latanya says:

    apple slices

  42. Frank says:

    I like to have fruit.

  43. Cynthia says:

    My afternoon snack is usually cheese and crackers.

  44. Kelly Nicholson says:

    Answer the question: “What is your go-to after school/after work snack fave?”

    ill say fruits,but that was a long time ago

  45. Sheila K. says:

    I like to snack on nuts & raisins!

  46. ELIZABETH C. says:


  47. Kelly D says:

    I like to snack on yogurt.

  48. chris z says:

    cheese and crackers

  49. Deanna says:

    I like grabbing some peanuts or cashews, and since they have protein I feel better snacking on that than something else! :)

  50. Amy L says:

    My favorite snack after work is a banana and almond butter

  51. Stacie says:

    I’d try that taco meat for sure! The ribs look like a winner too!

  52. Karla Greenawalt says:

    I love sunflower seeds

  53. greentopiaries says:

    I like string cheese and a little cheese popcorn. Thanks for the chance!

  54. Susan Turner says:

    My go-to after work snack is hummus with carrots & bite size pita pieces.

  55. Julie S says:

    Ooh look at all those great recipes you made while working with this brand, now that is exciting :) great work being an ambassador :)

  56. Daniel Sandbrook says:

    Nice prize!

  57. Britty Brannon says:

    a pb&j is always the best

  58. Desiree Dunbar says:

    I love cornedbeef and hash.

  59. Francine Anchondo says:

    string cheese or any kind of fruit.

  60. Heather Johnson says:

    celery and peanut butter is a favorite after school snack here

  61. Anna says:

    I love fresh fruit especially cantelope. But spam never fails too.

  62. Carolsue says:

    In the summer, it’s popsicles or fruit bars. Other times, fruit roll ups and cheese and crackers.

  63. Carol Nine says:

    Ants on a log: Peanut butter & raisins on celery

  64. Susan Christy says:

    Banana and peanut butter

  65. Becky says:

    Our Go To snack seems to be Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches

  66. Becky says:

    Our go to seems to be PB/J sandwiches

  67. Alison Gibb says:

    My go-to after work snacks are a yogurt or a banana or a half of a peanut butter sandwich with a cold glass of milk!!

  68. Sandie Aliprantis says:

    My favorite is Skippy Peanut Butter and crackers

  69. breanna pollard says:

    My got- snack is fruit and cheese.

  70. sandra says:

    usually an apple or pear

  71. Karla R. says:

    My daughter and I like eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

  72. Angela W says:

    Usually fruit; apple with pnb or an orange.

  73. Tanya Devenney says:

    My go-to snack would be anything that’s quick and easy.

  74. Selinda says:


  75. Rosanne Morrison says:

    I eat fruit, cheese or leftovers

  76. Our go to snack is pizza rolls

  77. David says:

    I like snack cakes. We always have a cupboard full for our kids after school.

  78. Jessica To says:

    Our go to snack is pretzels or granola bars.

  79. kyl neusch says:

    Ritz crackers

  80. chickie brewer says:

    Mine would have to be healthy crackers and cheese.

  81. Judy Gregory says:

    Protein. Often a boiled egg.

  82. Kimberly snyder says:

    peanut butter with fruit, veggies, pretzels or crackers

  83. Sharron Ogomori says:

    wow Spam teriyaki sounds yummy

  84. michelle k. says:

    I eat a granola bar

  85. David Tan says:

    Beef jerky would probably be my answer

  86. Mary E says:

    Toast with peanut butter is my favorite snack.

  87. Cathy French says:

    Cheese, crackers and grapes are a go to snack

  88. Joy Q says:

    Peanut butter and celery is my go to snack.

  89. Robin says:

    I like to have popcorn.

  90. Serena Powell says:

    I love peanut butter and celery. So yummy!

  91. Hesper Fry says:

    I enjoy a piece of string cheese.

  92. Breanne says:

    I like beef jerky.

  93. Lesley F says:

    I like to snack on pretzel rods

  94. jennifer corrado says:

    My go to snack is either a piece of fruit or crackers with cheese.

  95. sue14625 says:

    apple slices with peanut butter

  96. Nicole C. says:

    My go to snack is cheese and crackers.

  97. Denise Anderson says:

    Fried Spam sandwich…Yummy!! My favorite snack! :)

  98. JAnet says:

    gogurt is our after school snack.

  99. Sharon Kaminski says:

    My favorite go-to after work snack is elvis peanut butter sandwich with banana.

  100. Laurie Emerson says:

    My fav go to snack is Ritz crackers with peanut butter on them.

  101. Shakeia Rieux says:

    Yogurt with fruit and granola

  102. Edmond says:

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  103. Samantha Meyer says:

    I like those Chobani Flips things

  104. Rhonda R. says:

    My go to snack is cucumbers in soy sauce and ranch. It really is good!

  105. laurie murley says:

    we like eating fryed spam sandwiches all the time

  106. Betty C says:

    My snacks vary. Often it’s yogurt but it can be string cheese or fresh fruit.

  107. tina reynolds says:

    Fruit cheese and crackers

  108. Donna Pyszk says:

    I love to eat apples

  109. chickie brewer says:

    I like crackers and coffee.

  110. Nellie Curry) says:

    My go to snack is strawberries and grapes (as long as they are already washed and stemmed in a bowl in the fridge

  111. Maggie Smith says:

    Apples and Peanut Butter!

  112. heather crawford says:

    I love to eat cheese and crackers!!!

  113. Racquelle says:

    I love grapes!

  114. Trisha McKee says:

    I love apples with caramel dip.

  115. Jennifer H. says:

    I like carrots and dip.

  116. Cheryl Reinhardt says:

    Cheese and crackers is our go to snack.

  117. Carol Godfrey says:

    Our go-to here is trail mix!

  118. Candie L says:

    My son likes Nutella and toast. Thank you

  119. John H. says:

    I like making a sandwich with chips.

  120. Amy Deeter says:

    i like apples dipped with some peanut butter the best !

  121. laurie nykaza says:

    I love pop corn and some berries always my favorites.