Tuesday, February 17, 2009

OnlineShoes.com Contest Winner, new flavors from Purely Decadent, & a new blog!

Please head over to my new blog at TheUrbanHousewife.com, where you'll find this post & more!

The recent contest for the OnlineShoes.com giveaway was a smashing success! Closing at 150 comments & many tales of the infamous jellies shoes of the 80's, I am glad I let Random.org do the decision making! Without further ado, the winner of the $100 gift certificate to OnlineShoes.com is..
#22- mamafabun, aka Honor! Here's what she had to say..
"Worst shoes? Hand-me-down cowboy boots that were about four sizes too big. I had to wear them to school one day because my other shoes were missing. Oh I was teased."
This is just one of the crazy stories contained in the comments, I encourage you all to go read the entries & have a laugh!

I recently had the chance to try some of the new ice cream flavors from Purely Decadent, which is just one of the many treats made by dairy free darlings, Turtle Mountain. Packed in a cooler filled with dry ice, 5 pints arrived on my doorstep, ready to be consumed. I decided to take them to share with my friends over at Vegansaurus.com, so we could all partake in the fun of taste testing!

Dark & creamy Belgian Chocolate, tangy Key Lime Pie, sweet & fruity Blueberry Cheesecake, cinnamon laced Snickerdoodle, & a coconut milk based Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough were all devoured & discussed by the group. While I favored the soft dough & cinnamon swirls of Snickerdoodle, many preferred the coconut milk concoction, declaring Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough their favorite. One thing that struck most everyone was the Blueberry Cheesecake would have been better received if named differently, as expectations of cheesecake bites were met with only firm crust-like chunks, luckily the blueberry pieces kept us happy.

The great news about many of the new flavors is they take those with allergies in to account. The cookie dough & pie crust additions are gluten free, while the coconut milk flavors are soy free, so no one should feel left out! Speaking of the coconut milk flavors, I recently had the So Delicious Coconut Milk yogurt in Pina Colada & thoroughly enjoyed it! Go try some of the many new products from Turtle Mountain for yourself!

In other news, my 2 lbs of terror, Strummer the chihuahua, appears here from time to time. There's no denying she's a cute one, so to spread the chihuahua cheer, I've created Strummer Calling, a photo & video blog for "The Only Pup That Matters". It won't be heavy on text, but will be drenched in photos & videos for your viewing pleasure. Oh & she's vegan, so technically it's a vegan blog! Check it out at http://strummercalling.blogspot.com/


Natalie said...

Congrats, Honor! I wonder which blog will contain more tales about pooping on the floor- Strummer's or Teno's.

VeggieGirl said...

Love the ice cream varieties!! Especially the gluten-free/soy-free cookie dough :-)

Hooray!! Love Strummer too :-D

Nicole (anotheronebitesthecrust.wordpress.com) said...

All the ice cream flavors look fantastic.

Oh, and Strummer is ADORABLE!

quarrygirl said...

i can't believe i have seen purely decadent in my local ralphs SO MANY TIMES and not tried it yet! all those flavors look incredible. i may have to break down and get some...

Bianca said...

I've been dying to try that Blueberry Cheesecake flavor, but I think the crusty bit will be my favorite part. I like cheesecake crust better than the filling. I know, I'm crazy.

mamafabun said...

Awesome! Thanks so much!! And I'm excited about the doggie blog.

Adriana said...

I LOVE all The Clash references... A doggie after my heart.

Vegyogini said...

I completely agree with you about the Snickerdoodle flavor. :) How cool that you were gifted pints of Purely Decadent to sample!

Yay for a Strummer blog! She's insanely adorable.

Anonymous said...

I have yet to try the coconut milk ones (I've been dying to try that yogurt!) but I did try the blueberry cheesecake one. I liked the chunks and actually ate around the ice cream to get to them haha

Aww Strummer!!!

Cakespy said...

I love Strummer! We have puppy fever right now, we're about to adopt!

The Purely Decadent creams look amazing. Your flickr pics were positively gorgeous.

kelly g. said...

Oooh, I've tried the key Lime Pie, Blueberry Cheesecake and coconut Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, but I haven't yet seen the Belgian Chocolate or Snickerdoodle in my local Whole Foods. Yum, yum, yum, all around. The only flavor they're missing, IMHO, is Coffee Marshmallow - I was hooked on Tofutti's version, but can't seem to find it anywhere nowadays!

kelly g. said...

And Strummer, what a cutie! My lil'est dog is a mere 15 pounds; I cannot imagine living with a 2-pound pup. So tiny!

Hannah said...

Melisser, you're killing me here! I still haven't tried any of those flavors and they all sound so ridiculously good...!

¡Yo Soy Liz! said...

I am dangerously obsessed with those ice creams. But the cookie dough one bugged me because in my entire carton I swear there were literally three pieces of cookie dough--no exaggeration. That was a bit lame but what can you do?

aTxVegn said...

Congratulations to Honor! I recently tried the plain coconut yogurt and thought it was great all by itself. I can't wait to try more flavors.

River said...

Congrats to the lucky winner!

I'm in love with the coconut milk line of Purely Decadent products. The cookie dough is probably my favorite.

Strummer is such a cutie!! She so deserves her own blog!

Alisa - Frugal Foodie said...

Those new flavors sound delicious! Especially the snickerdoodle :)

kittee said...

sounds yummy! i've tried the cookie dough, but it's the only flavor out of your lot that is available here. HELLO SOY DELICIOUS??


dreaminitvegan said...

Key lime, coconut milk? Oh stop!
Bye the way... Strummer what a cutie!

DJ said...

Shoes and ice-cream - perfect post!

JennShaggy said...

Thankfully not all over the "crab" cakes hahaha.
Alright. Enough bad jokes.
Thanks, homie :)

Kristen (sugar-skull) said...

I've been trying more of the so delicious flavors recently, too. I havent really been a big fan of vegan ice cream, but sometimes i just get a craving. the mocha almond fudge is my favorite right now. but all these new flavors sound AWESOME!

im glad i'm not the only one who buys things online that need cold packs. heh.

erica said...

You've got me craving ice cream big time now! I especially love the snickerdoodle variety as well.

And Strummer is totally ADORABLE!

The Vegan SlaughterHouse said...

hey I totally feel you on the POM, i have been boycotting then since I heard that a year ago- you rock!

Kathryn said...
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Judy's Nutrition said...

Mmm ice cream...yummy.

I was reading the previous post about POM, and I have to say, I admire your conviction. The best way to have your voice heard is to vote with your wallet.

Laci said...

Delicious icecream, your pup Stummer is a cutie, I am SO a dog person too! ;)

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