12.16.2012

Abuelita Mexican Hot Chocolate Comfort Pack Giveaway

We have a winner! Yay!

Congratulations to Casey Ortega for being the winner of an Abuelita Comfort Pack! Deets will be sent to you via email and you'll receive your package soon. Enjoy!

A big hug and thank you to all who entered.
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The old saying, good things come to those who wait certainly applies to a delicious cup of Mexican hot chocolate. Growing up, I remember the excitement when I realized my Nana was about to make us a warm, steaming cup of Abuelita (yes, we were on a first name basis with her). I am so not a morning person, so waking up early for school was brutal enough. But the promise of hot chocolate was enough to keep me cooperative all morning long. I'd patiently wait until I saw Nana unearth that fat, round cake of chocolatey, cinnamon-y goodness from a box of Abuelita chocolate. She'd simmer that cake until it melted into the milk and mmmmm, the smell was heavenly. On those mornings, we'd drink like Aztec royalty.

Aren't childhood memories so powerful? The smell of Mexican hot chocolate is a good thing. One of the most vibrant memories of enjoying Abuelita hot chocolate is at Christmas time. While we sang Silent Night and listened to my Nana read to us about that special night in Bethlehem, I could smell the hot chocolate simmering on the stove. Sometimes we had tamalespan dulce and other times, buñuelos. And of course, after a late night snack and drinking our hot chocolate came...the presents!

I'm really liking the Abuelita Instant hot chocolate and Abuelita Granulado because I can't always stand over the stove like my Nana. I'm terrible at making sure my simmering milk doesn't scorch in the pan because I'm constantly running around multi-tasking. Thankfully, all the chil'rens have to do is boil some water in the teapot and they can make their own mug of yumminess. No scorching, no overflowing, no having to make a big pot because I have to use the entire cake of chocolate. That's what I like best about it. No waste. Not that it's a problem for us. We usually drink every drop--but that's how it is in a large family!

Want to know how I use Abuelita Granulado? I add a spoonful or two in my coffee. It gives it that yummy Abuelita flavor and sweetens it for you too. All you have to do is add some creamer and you are golden.

His and hers: I always make my husband a cup if I make myself one--no questions asked.

Want to treat yourself to a yummy cup of Abuelita Instant Hot Chocolate? Or maybe you want to give my coffee tip with Abuelita Granulado a try. Well, my friends, Abuelita is going to majorly hook you up this holiday season.

Want to win a Comfort Pack?

The Comfort Pack comes with two mugs, a spoon, cozy red scarf, a box of Abuelita Instant Hot Chocolate and Abuelita Granulado.

How to win: Leave me a comment about your favorite childhood treat during the holidays. That's it! The giveaway will end on Thursday, December 20th. Winners will be chosen by Random.org and will be notified by email.

Yay! Now, come on, enter!

A mug of Abuelita feels just like a warm hug. Visit Abuelita on Facebook and click on the "Abrazo" (hug) tab and send digital abrazos to your family and friends.




Disclosure: I received product samples from Nestlé to facilitate this post. All opinions are 100% my own.

16 comments:

  1. This is the weirdest thing, but tuna fish sandwiches. My family is Polish, so on Christmas Eve we have this thing called Wigilia. There are 14 very specific dishes that need to be on the table, and they are all disgusting. I'm talking pickled herring, Borscht, cabbage rolls, just nothing a child wants to eat. So every year my sister and I would be like no, not happening. So a few hours after the meal we'd be starving. And we would ask for a tuna fish sandwich. My grandfather, who we affectionately called Grumpy, would yell "I SLAVED ALL DAY OVER THIS MEAL I AM NOT MAKING YOU TUNA FISH!" Then he'd swear in Italian. My grandmother would yell from the other room "YES YOU ARE! MAKE THOSE CHILDREN SOME DAMN TUNA FISH SANDWICHES", then she'd swear in Polish. My grandfather would grumpily make us tuna fish, grumbling and swearing all the while. Somehow, those were the most delicious tuna fish sandwiches we'd ever had.

    LindseyAylward@yahoo.com

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  2. Casey Ortega11:17 AM

    I would have to say my Grandmothers fried chicken drumlettes and wings. Its something I make for my 5 kids every Christmas Eve as a lil' before dinner snack. So good!! Thanks for this awesome giveaway. My kids drink this all the time.

    OrtegaFamilia@msn.com

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  3. My favorite would be my Mom's fruitcake it was a special treat because it is soaked in run so we could only have a tiny bit!!

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  4. Mmmmmm abuelita.chocolate a.favorite.always.it takes me back to my childhood!!

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  5. YUM I love Abuelita! As a kid, my German Great Grandma would be a cookie making machine-spicy Pfeffernüsse, tender Springerle & Lebkuchen, and lots of Thumbprint cookies rolled in walnuts and filled with apricot jam. Thinking about it now, makes me want to go spend next week cranking out a truckload of cookies.

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  6. Eggnog and some of my Aunt Mary's homemade pastry cookies. She excelled at baking and so she would make all sorts of cookies and cakes! Italian, Hungarian, Spanish, Polish, etc...she was a multicultural bakery right next door. I miss her and those treats so very much...

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  7. My treat was hot chocolate with homemade cookies. My Mother would make either regular hot chocolate or the Mexican hot chocolate brand she used was El Popular. It was the most delicious chocolate! After I moved to Arizona, my Dad would send me a care package of El Popular bars of hot chocolate. Yum! I hope I win because the 20th is my birthday and I would love to have this as a birthday present. Mmmm!

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  8. my Aunt Kay's amazing Albanian cookies called Krustel and Viscota..very exotic and unusual!! I am sure I would love Abuelita hot chocolate too! Cheers!

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  9. My favorite childhood treat was my gremmas cheese enchiladas. She made her own sauce and used flour tortillas instead of corn. Mmmmmm, perfection!

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  10. Veggie trays and dip were a new concept in the 70s. My mom made a dill dip that was out of this world! I remember munching on it while talking with my aunt and cousin one year. We almost wiped it out before the actual meal was ready.

    I also love my mom's church window cookies made with multicolored marshmallows and dark chocolate and nuts. And her marshmallow salad with mandarin oranges. Yum!

    I have an aunt who makes a candy tray full of a huge variety of homemade chocolates and such all individually wrapped. Delicious!

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  11. My favorite holiday treat were the turrones we'd have every holiday get together. Happily they're know sold year round, so I can have a holiday anytime I want! ; ) BB2U

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  12. My mom would make tamales. My sister laughs at me because my favorites are the sweets ones with piña, raisins and coco. More for me!
    Marissa

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  13. God...where to start...being Mexican the holidays were always AWESOME!!!! From homemade churros, atole, buñuelos,chocolate' abuelita (of course) to sweet tamales! The holidays are always a banquet. I also loved the main food which are always, menudo, posole, empanadas, pollo con mole y arroz..etc. The holidays are so awesome!

    skybird1921@gmail.com

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  14. Shampagne Magee10:27 AM

    For me it will always be pumpkin pie. Oh how I love pumpkin pie, now my three children love it as well.

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  15. My favorite would be "Crybaby Cookies", a family recipe from Iowa.

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  16. Bunuelos meant Christmas for me. We pronounced them funny, more like "binuelos". We'd never have them at any other time of the year so they definitely singled something special for me. I remember one year, my dad rolled up his sleeves and made some for my class holiday party! That one really threw me for a loop! I’d never seen a man making tortillas in my life! I haven't had homemade Bunelos in years, but maybe with some Abuelitas Chocolate, it’s high time I took my rolling pin out and set to work!

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