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Folgers Black Silk Giveaway and BlogHer 2013

by on July 12, 2013 · 73 comments

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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Published on July 12, 2013
Mary Lynn July 15, 2013 at 7:53 am

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.

Sherry July 15, 2013 at 10:19 am

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

JennieM July 15, 2013 at 2:48 pm

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.

Rebecca July 15, 2013 at 3:09 pm

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

Beth July 15, 2013 at 4:37 pm

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

Sondra July 15, 2013 at 8:20 pm

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.

Tierney M. July 16, 2013 at 7:08 am

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.

Gloria July 16, 2013 at 9:23 am

The boldest thing I ever did was leave my job after 33 years of full time work.

Alyson July 16, 2013 at 9:23 am

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!

Anita L. July 16, 2013 at 1:00 pm

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.

Wendy G July 16, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Alcohol. Alcohol makes me bold.

tess July 17, 2013 at 5:43 pm

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

kelli July 19, 2013 at 3:24 pm

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

Jenna Z July 19, 2013 at 3:29 pm

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

Heather S July 20, 2013 at 2:34 pm

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.

Jules July 21, 2013 at 8:40 pm

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.

sf11 July 22, 2013 at 12:45 am

Public speaking.

Bianca @ sweet dreaming July 22, 2013 at 5:13 pm

the boldest thing i’ve ever done was travel abroad throughout europe alone!

Laura ambler July 24, 2013 at 1:47 pm

I chased down a pickpocket who stole my friends purse with her eyeglasses inside! That was bold!

cori July 24, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Moving out of my homestate totally alone!

Courtney July 24, 2013 at 4:47 pm

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!

Nancy S. July 24, 2013 at 7:10 pm

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.

Rebecca July 24, 2013 at 7:22 pm

The boldest thing I ever did was to climb half dome!

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