This past weekend, we attended what might be one of our last cookouts of the summer. It was a family gathering at my cousin's house. These gatherings are always special because they really only happen a few times a year and are the only times we generally get to see our beloved aunts, uncles, and cousins. Everyone always brings something to go with dinner or to enjoy after the meal for dessert. I usually opt for bringing a dessert. For this occasion, Edible Arrangements made it possible for me to bring one of their new Fresh Fruit Confetti Cupcakes. It was delivered the day before and stayed all wrapped up safely in my refrigerator until the next day.
I must say that, when dessert time arrived, everyone could not wait to dive into this bouquet of fresh fruit, but at the same time, it almost felt wrong to dismantle such a beautiful arrangement. Everyone commented on how fresh and delicious the fruit was.
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Of course, the stars of the arrangement were the chocolate-dipped cupcake-shaped pineapple pops topped with colorful sprinkles. The adults enjoyed these just as much as the children. The white chocolate coating was very sweet, so it would be perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth. Surrounding the cupcake-shaped pineapples were rows of grapes, large red strawberries, and flower-shaped pineapples. I did not hear one child arguing about having to eat fruit that evening.
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Through September 5th, 2012, Edible Arrangements will be challenging my fellow-Massachusetts residents and my friends in southern New Hampshire to spot the Edible Arrangements' Summer Strawberry! Last Wednesday, I shared a clue with you about which Edible Arrangements location you could find the Summer Strawberry on the 3G2S Facebook page. Look for more clues each week until the Scavenger Hunt ends.
Here are the contest details . . .
Free Fruit and Fun!
Anyone who correctly deciphers the clues and finds ‘Summer Strawberry’ at the Edible Arrangements location within the designated 2-hour time period will receive free samples of smoothies, dipped fruit or fresh fruit salad. Want to win prizes? Commenting on this blog post with the correct address/ store location where you found ‘Summer Strawberry’ OR emailing a picture of ‘Summer Strawberry’ to firstname.lastname@example.org will enter you to win the grand prize, a $200 Amazon gift card, or one of four arrangements!** Doing both will get you two entries! If you are on Twitter and follow @DoFruitNE, tweeting a picture of ‘Summer Strawberry’ with a caption that includes the hashtag #ILoveFruit and will get you an additional entry. That is 3 chances to win!
Live too far from the selected store?
If you correctly decipher the clues but cannot make it to the selected location, you can still enter the contest by commenting the address/ store location of ‘Summer Strawberry’ on this blog post. Better yet, you can visit YOUR local Edible Arrangements during the pre-selected 2-hour time period and mention that you are there because of scavenger hunt and you will receive a 6-piece box of dipped fruit!
* The scavenger hunt and its affiliated promotions will only be taking place in Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire stores.
**Edible Arrangements and its public relations agency will not retain any email addresses during this promotion, other than to notify winners of the prizes awarded.
Thank you to Edible Arrangements for providing a complimentary product sample for us to base this review upon.