Monday, June 24, 2013

Popcorn, peanuts, and a prize - you know what it is!

Whaddaya get when you wanna eat somethin'
And it's gotta be sweet
And it's gotta be a lot
And you gotta have it now?
Whaddaya get?

That's about where they lyrics get jumbled for me.

How about you? Do you remember this jingle? I haven't heard it for a looooong time, but oh boy, do I remember.

I also remember standing at the counter and gazing up at the packages of Cracker Jack snacks that were on a shelf on the other side out the checker-person at the teeny-tiny grocery store my mother used to shop at.

I'd point and whine and stamp my little feet in happy anticipation. Most of the time I went home empty-handed. But sometimes ... OOOOOHHH!!! Sometimes there was candy-coated popcorn, peanuts and a PRIZE.

I can still picture being about the same height as that counter - three feet, maybe - and staring up at those boxes of Cracker Jack snacks. And if mom was in a stupendously good mood, I'd walk home with the three-pack with the boxes sort of stuck together.

And then I'd get to rip one open when we got home, and I'd munch happily until I got close to the bottom - because the prize was ALWAYS at the bottom. Little red-and-white striped packet. Always something totally awesome.

Now there's a Cracker Jack brand app that's pretty cool and the prizes in the packages include codes that can be used to download extras for the app. I was totally enthralled at seeing one of the "prizes" I remembered from when I was a kid.

But that's not all that's new. There are two new flavors. It makes sense, right? The Cracker Jack brand people have been making popcorn since forever, so why not make some different kinds of popcorn?

The first new flavor is kettle corn. And that's exactly what is tastes like - the sweet and salty kettle corn. The second new flavor is butter toffee - buttery and sweet.

The original flavor is just like I remembered. And that's a great thing. And there are more peanuts. That's a better thing.

Cracker Jack brand recently partnered with the reinvented Louisville Slugger in an online sweepstakes through the Louisville Slugger Facebook page where fans can enter to win prizes like exclusive Cracker Jack-branded gear and customized Louisville Slugger items.

Want Some Snacks?
How about a GIVEWAY?

Cracker Jack brand is offering one of my readers six bags of Cracker Jack snacks with an assortment of flavors.

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment telling me what you remember about Cracker Jack snacks or the prizes from when you were a kid. Or, just tell me which new flavor you're most interested in trying.

Winner will be chosen randomly. US residents only. Contest begins as soon as the posts and end at midnight mountain time on June 30, 2013 at midnight, mountain time. Winner will have 48 hours to reply to the email notification, or a new winner will be chosen. Prize provided and shipped by Cracker Jack brand to the winner.

Cracker Jack brand provided products for me as well as the products for the giveaway.