Folgers Black Silk Giveaway and BlogHer 2013

Some people pair cookies with milk, but for the past 30 years I’ve been pairing them with black coffee.  I love it so much that I sometimes wonder if cookies would be worth eating without a hot cup of coffee on the side.  Okay, not really….but maybe sort of?  Coffee is pretty much my favorite beverage, which is why I am happy to be partnering with Folgers to promote Folgers Black Silk.


Black Silk is an interesting brew. I first tried it while visiting Folgers with a group of food bloggers and was surprised at some of the reactions to it. A few people who admitted they didn’t care for coffee said they liked the Black Silk, describing it as smooth and easy to drink. Personally, I never had a problem drinking  just about any kind of black coffee, but it made me more aware of the fact that some people were more discriminating to the point that when I got home, I bought some Black Silk and served it to company.  Without being asked, a couple of people commented on it and asked what brand it was, at which point it was very fun to say “Ah, it is Folgers!”

Another part of the Black Silk promotion is that I’ll be going to Chicago to hang out at the BlogHer 2013 Folgers Recharge Lounge — a very clever name for a booth where Folgers will be offering samples of their new gourmet flavors (Caramel Drizzle and Mocha Swirl Morning Cafe), Pillsbury donuts, the opportunity to enter numerous giveaways, and where attendees of the conference can recharge their devices on one of 50 outlets.  This is kind of a big deal at blogger conferences, as you can imagine.  I’m actually a little behind the curb when it comes to maneuvering my technical devices (I just learned how to text last year), and will hopefully pick up some new skills.  I’m also going to be updating my Cookie Madness Facebook page with photos of Chicago BlogHer 2013 and Folgers happenings.  Maybe I’ll even include a few non-Folgers photos from our the city.  Fuzz and I are looking forward to eating lots of awesome Greek food and seeing some good Chicago style improv.

More details to come, but for now let’s go straight to this giveaway!!  Before I head to Chicago, I will be giving away one Bold Gift Pack worth $200.  It will include the following:

— $25 worth of Folgers Black Silk products
— One bold travel bag
— One set of bold personal care travel accessories.

Notice how everything says “bold” in front of it? That’s because Black Silk has been described as “bold and smooth”. So given that, “bold” is the theme of this giveaway. For a chance at winning the Folgers gift pack, leave me a comment telling me either what makes you bold or the boldest thing you ever did. For example, my family thinks the boldest thing I ever did was sky dive, but I’m not so sure about that. Bold could me something adventurous, but it could also describe a situation that involved stepping out of your comfort zone for a moment. Let me know in the comments!

I will pick the winner on July 24. If you don’t win this giveaway, make sure to stop by the Folgers Facebook page (don’t worry, I’ll remind you) starting July 25 to get free samples of Folgers Black Silk, Folgers Fresh Break Black Silk or Folgers Gourmet Selections Black Silk K-Cup Packets. Good luck!

Giveaway now closed. Congratulations to Kim at Kim’s Cooking Frenzy.

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  1. Darlene says

    The boldest thing I ever did was move from the east coast to the west coast and leave my family and job.

  2. Dave says

    The boldest thing I’ve done is giving up a career building job to move to a much better area of the country where jobs in the field are scarce.

  3. Cheryl says

    The boldest thing I ever did was to step forward and become the FIRST volunteer coordinator of parent volunteers at my son’s Catholic High School. And then I did it for 13 years with close to 10,000 hrs.

  4. Margot C says

    Mostly I’m pretty mild mannered, but put me on my racing bike (that’s a bicycle, not a motorcycle) and I am very bold. Always wear your helmet and make sure it is secured properly when you cycle!

  5. Kristen says

    The boldest thing I’ve ever done is travel to Europe by myself for 8 weeks when I was 24! It was awesome!

  6. Estelle E. says

    The boldest thing I ever did was send a plane ticket to NY to a guy I had just met on a trip who was dating someone else. He broke up with her to date me.

  7. Wild Orchid says

    The boldest thing I have ever done was leave a great job and career opportunity to become a stay-at-home mom. Still loving that decision!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  8. Caley says

    The boldest thing I’ve done is diving off the 10-meter platform (about 30 feet tall) at swimming pools…I was a diver. 🙂

  9. Ann says

    For the first time, I went shark fishing in the Atlantic ocean. That was bold for me!

  10. maureen says

    One of the boldest thing I have done is gone on vacation by myself.
    Another is I met a health issue head on (told I wasn’t going to walk again) I am walking and all sorts of stuff though there are still limitations.

  11. Martha in KS says

    I made a bold move divorcing at the age of 27 & choosing to support myself all these 30+ years without feeling I needed a partner (well, maybe occasionally).

  12. June Lisle says

    One of the boldest things I have ever done is stand firm in my faith in Jesus Christ even though I knew I would lose friends.

  13. CindyD says

    I felt bold last week when I drove us the 500+ miles home from Torrey, UT when my husband was ill.

  14. says

    the boldest thing I’ve done was back when i was in my mid 20’s. I quit my job and moved from mpls to chicago with my boyfriend(of 6 yrs), then broke up with him 5 mo later. Best and hardest decision ever!

  15. Tina says

    The boldest thing I’ve done was the fly to meet a guy that I met off the internet and marry him less than two weeks later! Oh and adventually flying home pregnant having our daughter without him here to be reunited with him when she was 11 months old. Just celebrated our 13th anniversary in June.

  16. Tina says

    The boldest thing I’ve done was the fly to the Philippines to meet a guy that I met off the internet and marry him less than two weeks later! Oh and adventually flying home pregnant having our daughter without him here to be reunited with him when she was 11 months old. Just celebrated our 13th anniversary in June.

  17. Patty H says

    The boldest thing I have done lately is drive in KC, MO and not get lost. Driving in a small town is a LOT different!

  18. Karen says

    There are several bold things I have done. Probably the most daring was joining which led me to finding my husband. Neither of us drinks coffee. I love the smell as it is brewing or even the newly opened can, but taste… nope, and even coffee flavored ice cream or brownies is does not work for me.

  19. says

    The boldest action I have ever taken was to go on a cruise to Alaska six weeks after cancer surgery. I had never been on a cruise and didn’t know what to expect, but it was one of the best decisions I ever made. It got me back into life and forced me to move on. Four months after that, I went to Italy. When life throws you a bum curve, you have to learn to be bold very quickly.

  20. Geri R-B says

    My tongue, that’s the “boldest” thing on me, very sharp and probably gonna get me fired from my job!

  21. Jennie says

    The boldest thing I have done is give my honest opinion in class discussions when I knew it would hurt my grade!

  22. Laura says

    The boldest thing I’ve done is bungy jumping, It was terrifying but completely worth it

  23. Jordan D says

    I’m a bold person because I’m very honest. A lot of people don’t expect me to be so up-front working in social work lol. I’m also willing to try anything when met with a challenge, especially in yoga (inversions, twists, backbends, whatever!)

  24. Beth L says

    Probably the boldest thing I’ve done – along with my bold husband – is to retire early and start enjoying life on a lot less money.

  25. Marsha M. Los Angeles CA says

    The boldest thing I ever did was to get married very young, and then manage to stay married for the next 43 years. It’s been really hard at times, but now we’re both retired, and I think it’s been great that we did.

  26. Carolyn says

    The boldest thing I ever did was to end my marriage. (Notice the maple leaf cookies in the picture – a nod to your wonderful trip to Canada?)

  27. Amy L says

    The boldest thing I ever did was sell programs at the state fair when I was in my 20s. I had to stand at a podium and call out a sales pitch loudly for 6 to 8 hours every day for over 2 weeks each summer. I am normally a quiet person, so it wasn’t an easy thing for me to do. I was the top seller by my 2nd year, and the commissions I made were great.

  28. Katie M says

    Deciding to train for a Marathon, and then running it is the boldest thing I’ve done. My family wasn’t very supportive, and I wasn’t sure I could go the distance, but I put in the training miles, and I completed all 26.2 miles. (And then I decided to sign up for another one 6 months later 🙂 )

  29. Jennifer J-W says

    The boldest thing I’ve ever done was leave my career to move to CA for my husband’s job. It meant leaving a position I loved. In the end, it didn’t work out; but I try not to second-guess that (too much, LOL.)

  30. Runnergirl says

    The boldest thing I’ve ever done is hike the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim in one day!

  31. Kara says

    The boldest thing that I have done is to leave my 9-5 job for a more fulfilling work-at-home job.

  32. Carolyn G says

    I would say the boldest thing I have ever done was move across the country to go to college.

  33. winnie says

    Boldest things I ever did was move to Los Angeles from Hawaii at the age of 18. It was a huge step for me.

  34. says

    It sure is fun reading the “bold” things folks have done. The “bold” thing I do is go to work every day… I work in a maximum security all male penitentiary (I can’t wait to retire).

  35. Carole Resnick says

    the boldest thing i ever did was to give up a secure job and go to grad school in a unrelated field

  36. shirley says

    Not really bold – but a bit ‘uncertain-scary’: Living/working in Greece in the early ’60’s — my 3 children were all born there. At that time, very very few of the nurses, hospital help spoke English! My doctor did (he’d gone to school in NYC and Paris) …. but during the day — it was sometimes difficult to communicate!

  37. Kelly D says

    My adventurous spirit makes me bold. One of the boldest things I’ve done is I took time off from college so I could go to London and meet up with some of my friends for the week.

  38. Tiff says

    The boldest thing I’ve done is negotiate for more money on a job offer. I was just out of college so I didn’t have experience in negotiating, but it worked!

  39. juli says

    i returned a new car after the dealership tried to increase the price/payment plan originally agreed upon 2 days after the contract was signed. because there was no down payment or trade in, i was able to just drop off the car and walk away. the bold part – i bought the car out of town and wasn’t able to get back to the dealership for 2 weeks. i don’t think the salesman believed i would actually return it after all that time, but i did!

  40. pitpat says

    I quit my job with health insurance benefits to be a stay-at-home mom and my husband’s place of employment did not offer health insurance. I don’t know if that was bold or stupid!

  41. Blessie Nelson says

    The boldest thing I have done is have faith in God to lead my life to new areas.

  42. Mary Lynn says

    The boldest thing I have ever done, was meeting, my now husband, in Feb 1985 and marrying him in July 1985. We just celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary. Guess it was love at first site.

  43. Sherry says

    My boldest move was taking tap dancing in my 50’s and then performing before a few hundred people.

  44. JennieM says

    The boldest thing I ever did was to buy a huge boat as a single gal… took lessons and crusied the Mississippi River for a summer.

  45. Rebecca says

    The boldest thing I think I’ve done is train for and run a half marathon after basically being a couch potato for years!

  46. Beth says

    I walked when the crosswalk said “don’t walk”
    I guess I don’t do to many bold things.

  47. Sondra says

    After years in the accounting field I went to school at night to become a travel agent. A year later I quit my job and became a travel agent. It was great fun for 5 years. Business got slow so I went back to accounting.

  48. Tierney M. says

    The boldest thing I’ve ever done was to backpack through Europe for 3 months with little money and almost no plans. I would do it again in a minute if I had the time and money.

  49. Alyson says

    I love bold coffee but am not a very bold person. I did follow my high school boyfriend to college 1000 miles away from home. Married now!

  50. Anita L. says

    Moving to a new town, in a new part of the country, after graduation school, having only once visited for my interview and not knowing another soul.

  51. tess says

    sailing for three months as the lone female passenger around southeast asia aboard a cargo ship.

  52. kelli says

    the boldest thing I’ve done is finally quit my job after being unhappy for a while.

  53. Jenna Z says

    I’m a fairly un-bold person so riding the rides at Disneyworld was pretty bold for me! Especially any of the roller coasters!

  54. Heather S says

    The boldest thing I’ve done was speaking in front of a huge crowd! I am not a public speaker, so it was both terrifying and gratifying at the same time.

  55. says

    Why didn’t I realized BlogHer was in Chicago?! Boldest thing I’ve done lately? Gutted 2/3 of my house for a remodel. Ugh.

  56. Courtney says

    I’d say the boldest thing I’ve ever done is move to Japan after college. Not sure what I was thinking then but it’s been a pretty great adventure!

  57. Nancy S. says

    I tried to stop someone from getting (more) beaten up. I just kept telling myself: they won’t hit a girl. . . In a group oc 10 people I was the only one who did anything.