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Celebrating Swanson’s 45th Anniversary: $45 Giftcard Giveaway

July 21, 2014

As I alluded to in a previous post, today I have an awesome giveaway lined up. In celebration of Swanson Health Products 45th Anniversary, we are teaming up for 1 lucky DDD reader to win a $45 gift card to!! This website has a great selection of healthy and unique food items (from coffee to pastas to your specialty nut butters and more) which will be delivered straight to your doorstep. Now that is convenience if I ever did see it!

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Some highlights of the Swanson site I find incredibly useful for busy folks like myself is 1: the ability to create a list of your favorite products for easy referencing back when you are ready to re-order, 2: the ability to schedule deliveries, and 3: the MASSIVE selection of products, which are all discounted quite substantially from retail (I.e. For all of you Quest Bar lovers you can order boxes for 25% off retail)! I honestly think you could order all of your food needs – besides produce, meats, and dairy – from Swanson. Talk about a grocery store time saver! :-)

Here is the list of the goods I tried out – along with a grade of each!

  • Choice Organic Northwest Blackberry Tea Not my favorite tea flavor. I will be sticking with my go-to Chai and Peppermint teas most of the time. Grade: C
  • Pereg’s Israeli Couscous Peark Pasta w/Pumpkin Seeds I was really looking forward to this, but wasn’t overly impressed. However,  I am not a pasta person, so that is likely why. Grade: C
  •  Sahale Snacks Glazed Cashews with Pomegranate and Vanilla Oh my goodness, amazing! Slightly sweetened and full of flavor. I actually ordered 2 bags and am so glad I did! Grade: A+
  • Peanut Butter & Co’s Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Peanut Butter Despite being a ‘PB-purist’ (i.e.- just give me plain legitimate peanut butter, please) I really enjoyed this tasty twist. However, I am not a fan of the added oil. Moving forward I may just mix some cinnamon and raisins into my regular peanut butter when I want a little something more. Grade: B
  • Walden Farms “Calorie Free” Caramel Syrup I know a lot of people who use Walden Farm products and I have been curious to see what they hype is all about, so I eagerly added this item to my cart. I found this to be overly sweet – which is saying something since it is supposed to mimic a very sweet product as is. I do see the appeal of using these very low-calorie products (let’s be honest, they are not truly calorie-free!), especially if ya know, you’re dieting for a bodybuilding show like moi :-), but it hasn’t become something I will use frequently! Grade: C
  • Andean Dream Quinoa Cookies – Coconut If you can get past these cookies being very tiny, they are quite tasty. I really like the quinoa and subtle coconut blend of flavors. Grade: B.
  • Dastony Hazelnut Butter In a world where Nutella reigns supreme and I constantly see folks justifying consumption because, “hey, it has hazelnuts in it”, I was excited to try out just pure hazelnut butter. While good, it doesn’t come close to replacing peanut butter as the #1 but butter in my life and I understand why it is usefully found mixed with chocolate and sugar! Grade: B.

Besides food, Swanson has a large inventory of hair and skin products as well as vitamin and mineral supplements. You guys know I am not about encouraging the whole world to reach for bottles of supplements, but if you take any you can bet Swanson carries what you are looking for!

So now, let’s get you entered into the giveaway for a $45 gift card to spend as you please! Mandatory way to enter is to post a comment on this post telling me what product(s) you would purchase if you win the $45 gift card. For an additional entry, tweet about this giveaway making sure the include 1. the link to this blog post, 2. my Twitter handle @NutritionNerd and 3. Swanson’s Twitter handle @SwansonVtitamins. Contest closes at 11:59pm EST on Friday, July 25th. Winner will randomly chosen and announced Monday, July 28th.

In addition to the giveaway here on DDD you should also go and check out Swanson’s Sweepstakes page for a chance to win the GRAND PRIZE of 45 Awesome Food Items and $500!


Finally, to stay up to date with Swanson and learn about future events and promotions, get social with their Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram accounts!

Until next time,


Disclosure: For teaming up with Swanson Health Products for their 45th Anniversary Celebration I received $45 of free products to try out. As always, views and opinions expressed here are my own! :-)

46 Comments leave one →
  1. July 21, 2014 9:11 am

    OK, I will go and check out the site to see what I would get. I tried the Peanut Butter & Co’s Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Peanut Butter from the store once and didn’t like it at all. Mixing plain raisins in on your own works very well. I do it often!

  2. July 21, 2014 9:32 am

    I would definitely order some quest bars.. my favorite flavors are white chocolate raspberry and the chocolate chip cookie dough!

  3. Vangie Kennedy permalink
    July 21, 2014 12:18 pm

    I think I would get some chia seeds or hemp seeds!

  4. Jeri permalink
    July 21, 2014 12:29 pm

    I would definitely buy some new nut butters! I’ve been dying to try Justin’s almond butter

  5. Ryan permalink
    July 21, 2014 4:09 pm

    Hey Tanya!

    I’m a huge PB lover myself. If I won the gift card, I would buy a few jars of Justin’s Nut Butter with various flavors because I heard it is straight up awesome. I would also buy a box of chocolate chip cookie dough Quest bars to have on the go and also a 2lb container of whey protein. I’m taking care of all my favorite things with the $45!

  6. July 21, 2014 5:28 pm

    I would love a $45 shopping spree!! I would buy quest bars and Justin’s nut butters (maple almond and chocolate almond). That’s probably as far as I would get, hehe :)

  7. Grace permalink
    July 21, 2014 5:54 pm

    I would get some supplements.

  8. Melissa permalink
    July 21, 2014 6:41 pm

    I would get the 100% Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil and a few Bob’s Red Mill products.

  9. July 21, 2014 6:50 pm

    I would restock up on all my specialty flours!~

  10. Elena permalink
    July 21, 2014 9:26 pm

    I would get some cashew butter

  11. July 21, 2014 10:27 pm

    I’d definitely buy a couple of Quest bars, some coconut flour, and chia seeds. Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Agnetha Foong permalink
    July 22, 2014 12:28 am

    I would stock up on some Quest bars if I won the $45!

  13. July 22, 2014 2:44 pm

    I would buy the Quest Protein Bars! White chocolate Rapsberry!

  14. Anel permalink
    July 22, 2014 6:13 pm

    I would definitely stock up on a few essential oils and try a new product like cacao nibs. Thanks!

  15. Anel permalink
    July 22, 2014 6:16 pm

    Here is my tweet! Thanks !

  16. Jaclyn Reynolds permalink
    July 22, 2014 9:10 pm

    I need iron pills and would also look for childrens vitamins.

  17. Jenna O permalink
    July 23, 2014 5:07 am

    I would buy some herbs!

  18. July 23, 2014 2:34 pm

    I would buy their Certified Organic Raw Wildflower Honey !

  19. Kelley H permalink
    July 23, 2014 4:31 pm

    I would get garden of life;s Raw meal

  20. Dandi D permalink
    July 23, 2014 4:33 pm

    I would love to get some chia seed and flaxseed.

  21. Anonymous permalink
    July 23, 2014 6:16 pm

    I would definitely get some Clif Builder Bars and some Organic Coffee Co. French Roast coffee! Talk about a strange combination…but they are two things that I love!

  22. Dale Obermark permalink
    July 23, 2014 6:18 pm

    I would definitely get some Clif Builder Bars and some Organic Coffee Co. French Roast coffee!

  23. Cheryl Rogers permalink
    July 23, 2014 6:30 pm

    I am so excited! I would buy the Swanson’s Whey Protein Powder.

  24. Cheryl Rogers permalink
    July 23, 2014 6:31 pm

    I also tweeted about this great giveaway!

  25. Jim McMichael permalink
    July 23, 2014 7:20 pm

    Coconut oil is what I would buy from Swansons.

  26. Jenna permalink
    July 23, 2014 7:38 pm

    I’d get protein powder!

  27. Evelyn permalink
    July 24, 2014 5:04 am

    I’d like to get Renew Life products to cleanse my system out!

  28. July 24, 2014 12:36 pm

    I could pick a million items but one I’d definitely add to my cart now that you mentioned it would be Dastony’s hazelnut butter. I’d never head of it before but we can’t find raw nut butters over here so I’m curious.

  29. July 24, 2014 3:18 pm

    I want to try their AjiPure L-Arginine with L-Citrulline

  30. July 24, 2014 3:19 pm

  31. Deborah permalink
    July 24, 2014 6:58 pm

    I would buy coconut oil and organic cocoa powder!

  32. Deborah permalink
    July 24, 2014 7:01 pm


  33. July 24, 2014 10:37 pm

    I would buy coconut oil!

  34. July 25, 2014 11:37 am

    I would buy Swanson Premium High Potency Vitamin D-3

  35. July 25, 2014 11:38 am

  36. allisondownes permalink
    July 25, 2014 2:26 pm

    I want to try the Certified 100% Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil from their site.

    Thank you for having this giveaway!

  37. July 25, 2014 6:51 pm

    I would purchase the Y.S. Eco Bee Farm 100% Certified Organic Raw Honey. YUM!

  38. Anonymous permalink
    July 26, 2014 1:58 am

    I would buy the Keratin shampoo :)

  39. Amanda permalink
    July 27, 2014 1:23 am

    I really want to try their coconut oil and I need some new multi vitamins.


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