Giveaway: Amy’s Organics, Sahale Snacks and Musco Family Olives

by Wendy Copley on August 15, 2012

OK, gang! Let’s break up this back-to-school lunch box festival by giving away some stuff to put in those lunch boxes! I’ve got a great round up of some delicious foods that would be wonderful packed into a lunch for yourself or your kids.

Sahale Snacks

First up: Sahale Crunchers by Sahale Snacks! These come in three flavors:

  • Cranberries, sesame seeds and honey
  • Cherries, apples and maple
  • Parmesan cheese and herbs

We’ve been enjoying these for the last few weeks, but honestly the only reason they’ve lasted that long is through sheer will power on my part. These are so good that once I opened the first pack I had to put them away on a high shelf to keep from eating them all at once.They’re great for snacking on, but the sweet ones were also delicious sprinkled on yogurt or as a topping on a bowl of vanilla ice cream. I also tried the savory Parmesan flavored nuts on a salad dressed with green goddess dressing and it was super.

Sahale Crunchers are made with unsulfured fruits and they are certified gluten-free and Kosher.

Musco Family Olives

Next we have this box of olives, along with some napkins, a can opener and some cute picks from the Musco Family Olive Co. (Hello! Spear some olives with one of those decorative picks and throw them in a bento box!)

I love olives and the Musco Family olives that I sampled are delicious. We enjoyed them straight out of the jar and also cooked in one of my favorite recipes, Chicken with Tomatoes and Olives.

I’d be happy to recommend these olives based on their quality and flavor alone, but I also feel compelled to share the Musco Family’s commitment to environmental issues with you as well. Through innovative programs the company has reduced their salt by-products from olive processing at their plant by 80% and has turned 8 billion olive pits — previously treated as a waste product — into fuel for their steam powered factory. It’s worth a few minutes of your time to read about all of their environmental programs (or watch their short film if that’s easier).

Finally, I’m pleased to offer up three coupons for free products from Amy’s Kitchen. Amy’s Kitchen makes organic  soups, entrees and pizzas along with many other vegetarian foods. Zach and I have long been fans of their frozen entrees for quick lunches and the kids love Amy’s burritos and pizzas as much as we do. I occasionally like to include a leftover slice of Amy’s pizza in the boys’ lunches and I think the snacks (which I just learned about) would go over well, too.

In addition to all of their products being vegetarian, Amy’s also has a number of vegan and gluten-free products.

One Wendolonia reader can win all of the products I’ve described here! Woo hoo!

How to Enter the Giveaway:

Leave a comment below telling me how you would use any of these products in a lunch box and be entered to win three Amy’s free product coupons, three bags of Sahale Crunchers and a gift pack of six cans/jars of Musco olives plus a can opener.

Also, please consider following these companies on Facebook (not required for entry):

Comments will be closed Monday, August 20 at noon and I’ll choose one random winner shortly thereafter. Winner will have 48 hours after I notify them via email to respond with their mailing address. (Sorry, but this giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian addresses only.) If I don’t hear from you an alternate winner will be selected, so be sure to leave your email address and check your email.

I hope YOU win!

And don’t forget — these back to school giveaways are also open until Monday, August 20:


Disclosure: I received a duplicate set of the items I am giving away to sample. I was not compensated in any other way.


Keitha August 17, 2012 at 10:57 am

I would slice up some black olives and put them on top of the Amy’s pizza. I always have a few Amy’s burritos in my freezer for a quick meal.

Danielle Theil Nardi August 17, 2012 at 3:27 pm

I would take the granola mix stuff and sprinkle it on yogurt. The sweet one though, not the garlic. My son would think I’d lost my marbles 🙂

Lisa Medici August 17, 2012 at 5:20 pm

My girls love olives, so the olives would definitely make it into their lunch boxes! And I love the idea of trying the Parmesan Sahale Crunchers on my salad.

Kerri August 17, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Ahh! I found a Sahale snack mix at the local Costco and was stoked to find out it’s gluten free! So I’d make almond bars and top them with one of the sweet sahale snackers for a “healthy-ish” desert. And just throw the olives and the can opener straight into the lunch box!

Shak August 17, 2012 at 5:43 pm

The sahale crunchers will definitely be a snack in my kids lunch box and a mix into my yogurts. I love Amy’s food. I regularly eat the bean and cheese burrito for breakfast and the Indian mattar paneer for lunch. I like olives but I suppose I will find recipe to use more in. I would like to see if my son would eat them since I never tried to give them to him.

Jefinner August 18, 2012 at 7:10 am

My kids have food allergies, and I’m always on the lookout for safe snacks and fun foods to send with them to school. I’m so excited to hear about this product!

Ivona August 18, 2012 at 7:53 am

Oh wow, these all sound so yummy. I’m most excited about the crunchers because I am always looking for something to use as yogurt topping in my daughter’s lunches. We are a big olive family and will often snack on them without any special prep or cooking. I wish I could give some fancy recipe to use olives in but mostly we use them on pizza and with pasta if they survive the snacking time 🙂

Ruth Castillo Dean August 18, 2012 at 8:57 am

I love Amy’s and Sahale Snacks! I’ve never been a fan of olives, but if I won, I would use the chance to try different recipes and appetizers. I’m trying to try foods that I’m not used to eating so I can set a good example!

Joanna Koon August 18, 2012 at 10:11 am

I love olives, so I would use the Musco olives every day in my lunch box!

brandy August 18, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Gasp. I love all these products. I would love reduced salt olives. Wowsers. I’m all about creating fun ways to dip veggies… so I’d make a super fun dip for the olives and not worry at all about too much sodium. Hummus/guacamole combo? I think so!

Rey G August 18, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Amy’s soups are amazing for bentos because it is really easy to either put them in a thermal, or, my favorite, to simply mix them with rice, it takes care of the wet factor, and it’s also really delicious and healthy! I’m a teacher, so I love having easy to grab snacks at my desk and Sahale looks like they’ll be awesome as a grab and go snack.

Jennifer E. August 18, 2012 at 2:20 pm

It all looks so yummy! I don’t think it would last long enough to make it into the lunchbox. 🙂 I would probably just serve them as is.

Sarah R August 18, 2012 at 4:33 pm

My daughter loves olives, so I think I would make little olive-kabobs.

kcurtin August 19, 2012 at 2:55 am

What a fantastic giveaway! I Amy love Amy’s and, as I am about to enter the world of school lunches for my little girls, I plan to try some Amy’s meals for their lunchboxes. I would share the olives and Sahale snacks with the kids as a welcome home from school snack. Yum!

Michelle August 19, 2012 at 6:43 am

Wow, a can opener. I actually need one of those.

Anyway, it’d be pretty easy to use any of these in a lunch box. I’d just take some of the snacks and put them in. The Amy’s food would be a good entree, I think.

Heather L August 19, 2012 at 10:27 am

I love sahale snacks – I like to mix them with a little low salt air popped pop corn. I haven’t really thought of olives in a lunch, but that would be a fun treat ( a little antipasta tray for lunch?) The Amy’s mac and cheese looks delish, would have that on hand for one of the those slow start days!

PurpleLarkspur August 19, 2012 at 2:52 pm

The Sahale snacks are perfect for a lunch box!! I would just throw them right in 🙂

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Eugenie August 19, 2012 at 4:41 pm

I would chop up some of the olives and mix them with hummus to make a sandwich filling.

Howell August 19, 2012 at 5:25 pm

A bag of Sahale Snacks would make the perfect accompaniment to the main course in any lunch box.

Debra Lee August 19, 2012 at 7:07 pm

I would definately have a pimento, olive and chesse sandwich!

Michelle Steimling August 19, 2012 at 7:40 pm

I would cut the pizza into little circles (space ships) and use the green olives for aliens! Throw some Parmesan cheese and herb Sahale Snack on the side. My son would eat it up with a smile on his face.

Ludicrous Mama August 19, 2012 at 9:39 pm

My daughter LOVES olives… They might not last until lunch… But I’d probably try those leftover pizza skewers I saw on MOMables with some of that Amy’s!

Alissa August 20, 2012 at 12:08 am

Yum! These would definitely get eaten 🙂

RhondaK August 20, 2012 at 5:15 am

My son is allergic to dairy and nuts, so he couldn’t have most of what’s to win – but he does love black olives! Which is impressive since he’s a picky eater at 18 months. I would pack those olives in his lunch box hoping he would accept the variety and expand his diet a little 🙂

hollyferrero August 20, 2012 at 9:22 am

We have two kindergarteners and one in pre-K and I was actually on your site trying to get lunch and snack ideas so this would be great!

Daphne Turner August 20, 2012 at 10:07 am

My hubby would love any of the olives in his lunch any day!

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