Tuesday, September 14, 2010

National Guacamole Day! Giveaway!

Did you know that Sept. 16 is National Guacamole Day? I didn’t until now, but this makes it a good time to post my review of the Wholly Guacamole (and Salsa and Queso) products.

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I love avocados and guacamole, so I was thrilled to try out the Eat Wholly product line. I was shipped a cooler full of Eat Wholly products – guacamole, salsa and queso. I wasn’t sure exactly what they would send, so this was a great surprise!

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The first product we tried was the Classic Guacamole in the 100 calorie snack pack. The flavor was excellent, with little chunks of avocado in the dip. There was a little more onion flavor than I prefer, though. The package size was perfect—just the right amount for Emily and me to finish off in a sitting (although I could have eaten it all myself.) Since the packages, once opened, should be eaten within 3 days, I loved having a packet that was just the right size for a serving or two. The box included 6 snack packs.

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This is the snack pack serving.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A few days later, we opened up several more of the dips and had a tasting party!

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We tried the Classic Guacamole-everyone liked this. One of my daughters doesn’t usually eat avocados or guacamole, but she enjoyed it too. We enjoyed the Wholly Salsa (medium). It was very chunky and rather spicy—about at our limit. I think the hot variety would be too spicy for our tastes! The overall favorite was the Wholly Queso Blanco—Absolutely wonderful! The entire container was finished off in just a couple of days. I kept having to chase the kids away from it, saying, “Leave some for me!” The Wholly Queso Classic was also very good. It was very mild in flavor.

My first impression of the Spicy Guacamole was that it was way too spicy. I like a mild guacamole. But….it was strangely addictive! I found myself really enjoying it. It’s great with chips or to dollop on a green salad.

The next day for lunch, I made myself a cheese quesadilla with Wholly Salsa and Wholly Guacamole—delicious!

The Wholly products are all natural and made without preservatives. The Guacamole is made with a minimum of 90% avocado. These are definitely quality products that I will be buying more of!

Homegating HQ.com

homegating (hóm gât ing) verb;

  1. the act of hanging out with friends while watching favorite sport;
  2. to sit on comfy couches; to eat, to drink, and to make fun of people who sit in parking lots

Wholly Guacamole is a sponsor of a brand new site devoted to throwing the perfect football watching party at home—HomegatingHQ.com.  This great site is packed with planning and entertaining tips, recipes, product coupons, and prizes. Test your football knowledge or brush up on the basics with the trivia and quizzes.  Look for Wholly Products $1 off coupons now (click on “team”)  as well as a SPECIAL coupon on Sept. 16—National Guacamole Day!

Another coupon is available from the Wholly Guacamole Facebook page!

Giveaway—3 Winners!:

The EatWholly company is allowing me to give away some GREAT prizes! The Grand prize is a cooler packed with EatWholly products and other fun stuff! There are also 2 runner-up prizes of  2 free product coupons! To enter, tell me which product you’d like to try first or which Wholly Guacamole dip is already your favorite. Winner will be chosen by random.org on Sept. 28.

Additional entries:

1. Tell me a party tip from HomegatingHQ.com.

2. Follow Debbie’s Homeschool Corner on Google Friend Connect.

3. Visit my Super Star Speech blog and leave a comment.

4. Blog or post on Facebook about this contest. (3 entries) Please leave a link.

5. “Like” Wholly Guacamole on Facebook.

156 comments:

  1. I'd love to try the classic flavor. I'm a simple kind of gal

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  2. Party tip - "A party is about having fun and catching up with friends not cleaning the house or cooking for hours"

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  3. I follow you on google friend connect

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  4. I would like to try the wholly salsa!! karasceviour at hotmail dot com

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  5. I follow you via GFC. karasceviour at hotmail dot com

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  6. A party tip:A party is about having fun and catching up with friends not cleaning the house or cooking for hours. karasceviour at hotmail dot com

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  7. like the party tip that was posted about you enjoying the party too- chill and enjoy- don't be a slave

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  8. I must get some Spicy Guacamole

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  9. I would love to try the Classic Guacamole.

    sueellison@hcecwildblue.com

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  10. One party tip is to buy your Wholly Guacamole Classic ahead of time and freeze it until you need it.

    sueellison@hcecwildblue.com

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  11. Follower via GFC-suebabe0704

    sueellison@hcecwildblue.com

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  12. use photos of family in sports gear for the invitation.
    shen
    divertida(AT)fastmail(DOT)fm

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  13. gfc follower.
    shen
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  14. made a comment on your speech blog.
    shen
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  15. like on fb (wren nelson)
    shen
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  16. i like the spicy guac!
    shen
    divertida(AT)fastmail(DOT)fm

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  17. I would like to try the wholly queso classic first
    mkzellmer at yahoo dot com

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  18. One tip is:
    Decorate your Wholly Guacamole like a football field – cheese as yardmarkers, a cherry tomato for a football, and tooth picks for a goal post.
    mkzellmer at yahoo dot com

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  19. I follow you on google friend connect
    mkzellmer at yahoo dot com

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  20. I like Wholly Guacamole on facebook
    mkzellmer at yahoo dot com

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  21. I would love to try the wholly queso blanco. Sounds yummy. Thank you for the chance to win.

    brandimbeavers(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. Congratulations, Linda Lansford
    You are now following Debbie's Homeschool Corner

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  23. We eat the spicy guacamole like it's going out of style!! LOVE IT.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

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  24. I eat the (Mild) Wholly Guacamole every single week, but I would like to try the Wholly Salsa Garden Fresca also.
    Alicia Webster
    5webs@comcast.net

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  25. My favorite party tip from Homegating HQ is "Wholly-ize your party: Mini-dips for kids – put guacamole in a cupcake paper liner with a chip. It's a portable, bite-sized portion."
    Alicia Webster
    5webs@comcast.net

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  26. I follow you on GFC(5webs)
    Alicia Webster
    5webs@comcast.net

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  27. Regular Wholly Guacamole is our favorite! I would love to try the other flavors!

    jennifercausby at hotmail dot com

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  28. I follow your blog via GFC

    jennifercausby at hotmail dot com

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  29. I am a fan of Wholly Guacamole on FB

    jennifercausby at hotmail dot com

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  30. I would love to try the Wholly Salsa Mild
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. One party tip is to decorate with team banners and penants
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. i follow your blog with google friend connect
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. I like Wholly Guacamole on Facebook - my FB name is Amanda Moore
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. I would love to try the single servings of guacamole!!

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  35. I love the cheerleader costume contest for the kids!

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  36. I like wholly guacamole on facebook-Theresa Tobin Heppner

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  37. I would like to try the wholly queso classic first

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  38. I want to try the Spicy Guacamole first.

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  39. I'd dig into the Classic Guacamole first :o)

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  40. Sounds yummy! I'd like to try them all but first the Classic Guacamole.

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  41. I already love the Classic Guacamole and now I want to try the Wholly Queso Blanco. Your review has me hungry for it now.
    eswright18 at gmail.com

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  42. I follow via GFC
    eswright18 at gmail.com

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  43. I follow Wholly Guacamole on FB (Ellie Wright)
    eswright18 at gmail.com

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  44. I love the classic guacamole. BUt I want to try the Queso Blanco

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  45. follow wholly guacamole on facebook: carolyn gonzalez

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  46. I think I would like to try the Wholly Salsa first.

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  47. I would like to try the Wholly Salsa - we love chips & salsa at our house.

    susitravl(at)gmail(dot)com

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  48. Follow your blog via GFC
    susitravl(at)gmail(dot)com

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  49. I would like the Spicy Guacamole.

    honeybeez80@yahoo.com

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  50. I like this tip. Use Cheerleader megaphones and pom-poms, with your team logo or in your team colors. Use them for games to keep the kids occupied. Rolls of colored crepe paper or plastic table cloths from party supply stores can be used to decorate sections of walls, doors and tables.


    honeybeez80@yahoo.com

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  51. I would like to try the Blanco Wholly Queso. I love Mexican white cheese so I think I'd like it very much.

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  52. A tip from HomegatingHQ.com is to use a toy football helmet, turned upside down, as a chips bowl.

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  53. I follow you on Google Friend Connect. (Debbie C)

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  54. I have had Wholly Queso Blanco and it one of my favorites

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  55. Like” Wholly Guacamole on Facebook

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  56. madwoman-doing-cartwheelsSeptember 24, 2010 at 5:04 AM

    We regularly buy the Spicy Guacamole and absolutely love it!

    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

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  57. madwoman-doing-cartwheelsSeptember 24, 2010 at 5:07 AM

    Follow Debbie on Google Friend Connect (Ally)

    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

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  58. madwoman-doing-cartwheelsSeptember 24, 2010 at 5:11 AM

    I LIKE Wholey G. on Facebook (rose manning)

    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

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  59. madwoman-doing-cartwheelsSeptember 24, 2010 at 5:14 AM

    I love this tip from Homegating HQ

    "A toy football helmet, turned upside down, works as a chips bowl." How clever!

    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

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  60. I would like to try the classic guacamole.

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  61. I'd like to try the Wholly Queso Classic.
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  62. I like the idea for indoor football. Emptying the room would be a lot of work, but it would be fun to hang streamers for a goal post.
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  63. I'm a google follower. Thank you!
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  64. we have been enjoying the classic for a few months now

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  65. I like their original guacamole and their 100 cal packs. I LOVE this guacamole!!

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  66. I'm a fan of Wholly Guacamole on facebook as well. Jennifer Harriman

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  67. I would love to try the Wholly Salsa Garden Fresca.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  68. I am following via Google Friends Connect.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  69. I am a fan of Wholly Guacamole via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  70. I'd love to try the Queso Blanco (sounds delicious!) but I love the Wholly Guacamole Classic Guac!

    sweepyhead at gmail dot com

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  71. I want to try the Wholly Guacamole Spicy first.

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  72. The Blanco Wholly Queso is my choice!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  73. I would like to try the Classic Guacamole.

    hafner611{AT}gmail{DOT}com

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  74. They all sound delish, but I'd love to try the Blanco Wholly Queso first. Contact info on my blog, thanks!

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  75. GFC follower

    hafner611{AT}gmail{DOT}com

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  76. A party tip is there are no rules regarding the menu for a homegating party. Serve what you like and what the crowd will enjoy! (Tip: this is important in case you have leftovers)

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  77. I would like to try the Blanco Wholly Queso.
    shawnac68@hotmail.com

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  78. I would love the classic Guacamole!

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  79. What’s the proper menu at a Homegating ™ party? There are no rules … serve what you like and what the crowd will enjoy! (Tip: this is important in case you have leftovers) And don't be afraid to ask your guests to help, there's nothing wrong with sharing the cooking glory!

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  80. I am following via Google Friend Connect

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  81. I want to try the regular flavor 100 calorie snack pack. Those would be great for lunches.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  82. I follow your blog as degood with google friend connect.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  83. I LOVE their Spicy Guacamole! My mouth is watering just thinking about it, lol.

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  84. i think my favorite would be the classic packaged in the 100 calories pack..i love this stuff and could eat it all day...so prepackaged in a gift for me

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  85. well I'd have to say already my favorite would be the Wholly Salsa Garden Fresca but any dip is good dip in my book

    skyxsky27(at)gmail.com

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  86. I follow on google friend connect

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  87. #1 posted on facebook- http://www.facebook.com/WhollyGuacamole?ref=ts&v=app_4949752878#!/profile.php?id=100000673732216

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  88. #2 posted on facebook- http://www.facebook.com/WhollyGuacamole?ref=ts&v=app_4949752878#!/profile.php?id=100000673732216

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  89. #3 posted on facebook- http://www.facebook.com/WhollyGuacamole?ref=ts&v=app_4949752878#!/profile.php?id=100000673732216

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  90. I LIke Wholly Guacamole on Facebook.
    id valancia arrelya

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  91. party tip- decorate your table & guests
    Useteam colored M&Ms®. A toy football helmet, turned upside down, works chips bowl. A real football helmet has padding, which you'd have to take out. Put that never-used mini-grill into play as a serving surface or drink holder – and use the lid as another chip bowl.

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  92. I'm already a huge fan of the classic.

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  93. Tip: Worried that kids won't eat what adults do? Then give them their own Kid Zone. Set up a special area and table just for the little tikes complete with child-friendly foods and a cooler with mini-water bottles, juice boxes and mini-can sodas just for them. Mark the area: “NO ADULTS” KIDS ONLY!

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  94. Like Wholly Guacamole on FB Sherry Conrad

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  95. I'd love to try the Wholly Queso Blanco.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    email in blogger profile.

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  96. I like this tip: serve what you like and what the crowd will enjoy! (Tip: this is important in case you have leftovers)
    email in blogger profile.

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  97. I follow your blog on google friends connect- Joanne Schultz .
    email in blogger profile.

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  98. #1
    shared on facebook - http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1432554339&v=wall&story_fbid=137301836316573
    email in blogger profile.

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  99. #2
    shared on facebook - http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1432554339&v=wall&story_fbid=137301836316573
    email in blogger profile.

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  100. #3
    shared on facebook - http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1432554339&v=wall&story_fbid=137301836316573
    email in blogger profile.

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  101. I “Like” Wholly Guacamole on Facebook. -Joanne Schultz. http://www.facebook.com/js2222
    email in blogger profile.

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  102. I have never had the Wholly Queso Blanco but I would love to try it!



    spencer1953 at gmail dot com-carol.

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  103. Party tip:"Color it up:
    Cheerleader megaphones and pom-poms, with your team logo or in your team colors. Use them for games to keep the kids occupied. Rolls of colored crepe paper or plastic table cloths from party supply stores can be used to decorate sections of walls, doors and tables."

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  104. I really wanna try the Snack Packs..what A GREAT IDEA!


    clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

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  105. “Like” Wholly Guacamole on Facebook-carol yerby lewis.

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  106. 1. I blogged here:http://forums.online-sweepstakes.com/blog.php?b=3642

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  107. 2 I blogged here:http://forums.online-sweepstakes.com/blog.php?b=3642

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  108. 3 I blogged here:http://forums.online-sweepstakes.com/blog.php?b=3642

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  109. Visit my Super Star Speech blog and leave a comment- I did on-How Does an SLP Choose Which Sounds to Teach First?

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  110. we always have the spicy guacamole in our house!

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  111. I already love the classic flavor

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  112. I'd love to try the Wholly Queso Classic!!
    firstrosegrrl@yahoo.com

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  113. i like the advice of dont forget the front yard! great idea to decorate!!

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  114. i like Holy Guac on fb! (trisha dowling)

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  115. I would love to try the Classic Guacamole.

    chrystaljns (at) gmail (dotcom)

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  116. Follow publicly via Google Friend Connect (Chrystal)

    chrystaljns (at) gmail (dotcom)

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  117. Party tip: Make a collage with photos from sports pages and magazines, – scan, print and paste on a page. Tell them the invitation is their “ticket” and use store bought invitations in a drawing in which your guests can win door prizes.

    chrystaljns (at) gmail (dotcom)

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  118. Like Wholly Guacamole on Facebook (Chrystal Jones)

    chrystaljns (at) gmail (dotcom)

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  119. the classic flavor would be great to try! suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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  120. I follow you via gfc suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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  121. I love the classic. It's my favorite.

    lexistar99 at gmail dot com

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  122. I like Wholly Guacamole on Facebook

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  123. Worried that kids won't eat what adults do? Then give them their own Kid Zone.

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  124. I'd love to try the Wholly Queso Blanco
    Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

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  125. I like the tip about decorating your table for a game party: Useteam colored M&Ms®. A toy football helmet, turned upside down, works chips bowl. A real football helmet has padding, which you'd have to take out. Put that never-used mini-grill into play as a serving surface or drink holder – and use the lid as another chip bowl.

    Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

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  126. Follower GFC Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

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  127. I want to try the Spicy Guacamole because I like spicy. Thanks for the contest.

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  128. Worried that kids won't eat what adults do? Then give them their own Kid Zone. Set up a special area and table just for the little tikes complete with child-friendly foods and a cooler with mini-water bottles, juice boxes and mini-can sodas just for them. Mark the area: “NO ADULTS” KIDS ONLY!

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  129. FB post: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000229693838&v=wall&story_fbid=144662252243730&ref=mf

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  130. 2 FB post: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000229693838&v=wall&story_fbid=144662252243730&ref=mf

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  131. I would like to try the spicy first!

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  132. I like Wholly Guacamole
    on Facebook. - ChrysaD

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  133. 3 FB post: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000229693838&v=wall&story_fbid=144662252243730&ref=mf

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  134. I'm following your blog in Google Friend Connect.

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  135. I would love to try the Spicy Guacamole.

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  136. My favorite is Spicy Wholly Guacamole - and yes, it is addictive! :)

    mcj4tlj(at)comcast(dot)net

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