Thursday, June 14, 2012

Follow Your Passion: Becky's Blissful Bakery #Giveaway

Pin It Blogging can be a chore. Food blogging, in particular.


Your average blogger sits down, thinks of a topic, and pumps out content.  It's simple. Straightforward. Food bloggers can't really do that. We've got to think about what we'd like to make, find (or create) a recipe to make it, make it, take pictures of it, eat it (sometimes by this point it's cold), think about whether or not it was good (despite the fact that it was cold), and then write about it.


It's a process. And there's an even deeper element to it. It's one thing to simply have writer's block.  It's a different matter to be entirely uninspired in the kitchen, but have a blog sitting there waiting for content.


If you've ever wondered why so many food blogs are short-lived, the time commitment is likely to be a the top of the list as a reason. But, there's another element that helps an awful lot. And that's Passion.
It's not rocket science. When you love something, you're more inclined to work hard at it. It's not difficult to reason that you're also likely to become better at it over time if you put some elbow grease into the process.  


So, if you're going to blog, blog about something that's gotten under your skin that you simply can't let go. Blog about things you talk about so much with your friends that sometimes they roll their eyes when they see you coming. Blog about what makes you happy.


We love supporting businesses that exhibit that same kind of passion. And Becky's Blissful Bakery is one of them.


Rebecca Scarberry's business started as a hobby. She sold a few organic caramels on the side, but wasn't anywhere close to making a living at it. And then, tragedy struck. In the same week that her divorce was finalized, she lost her job as an executive assistant for an architecture firm. And Rebecca needed to find a new source of income. So, rather than sitting home over the holidays feeling sorry for herself, she turned to her kitchen stove and cooked up a caramel business.


These days, Becky's business is thriving. She makes 10 different varieties of all organic caramels, including flavors like beer and pretzel (made with Lakefront beer), espresso dark chocolate, chai tea (made with Rishi chai), and sangria. Even better, she recently signed on to provide her caramels to national food giant, Williams-Sonoma for their fall/winter catalog.  


You can read more about Becky and her business in an article I wrote about her back in April. And you can get a taste of her caramels by checking out the cool giveaway we've got going on below.
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This is the third of five... make that seven 5th Burp!-Day giveaways taking place on the blog all through the month of June. So come back often, and come hungry!


One lucky reader will win a box of Becky's Blissful Bakery's Sangria Caramels.

To enter, simply visit 
Becky's Blissful Bakery and tell us which product in her line you'd most like to try. For a bonus entry, stop by her Facebook page and give her a like.  Be sure to leave us a comment letting us know you did just that.

You'll have until NOON on June 30, 2012 to enter.  Winners will be chosen at random and notified by email, so please leave your email addy with your comment if it's not included with your Blogger profile. Entries from the U.S. only, please.

As an added bonus, since June is Dairy Month, all entrants will ALSO be entered to win a grand prize assortment of hand-selected Wisconsin cheeses.



Full Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Becky's Blissful Bakery, who provided us with the product for our giveaway. However, all opinions expressed in this post are our own.


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25 comments:

  1. I'm torn the beer & pretzels sounds so good but then there is the dark chocolate & sea salt....

    katbaro (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  2. I'm intrigued by sangria and margarita. I also "liked" Becky's page on facebook.

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  3. i would like to try the Espresso Dark Chocolate caramels

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  4. i liked Becky's Blissful Bakery on Facebook

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  5. I would love to try the Dark Chocolate Sea Salt caramels...

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  6. I would LOVE to try the espresso dark chocolate caramels! What a great giveaway!

    juanitas_cocina@yahoo.com

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  7. I remember that article and how impressed I was with Becky's spirit and tenacity...really truly inspiring! Thanks for featuring her work.
    Her caramels look so delicious! I'd love to try the simple Sea Salt flavor just because I love that combo, but the other flavors would quickly follow, especially that Margarita version! I wonder if she could also do liqueur-tinged flavors like Frangelico caramels or Amaretto caramels...? Anyway, thanks for the giveaway and for the link to her shop...cheers!

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    1. Moonsword - I know Becky has contemplated other liqueur-tinged flavors. However, since her business is strictly organic, she'd need to find organic sources for the liqueurs. In some cases, that's a real stumbling block. But, I love your ideas, and will pass them along!

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  8. I would most like to try the cashew caramels, but I am deeply intrigued by the beer and pretzel caramels! I also liked Becky's facebook page.

    hollinger72@yahoo.com

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  9. I didn't have to scroll any further than Beer & Pretzel!

    I liked her on FB too.

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  10. Original Sea Salt....ohh....I can taste them now! mimirubin6@gmail.com

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  11. Mmmm! Dark Chocolate Sea Salt--drooling just at the picture! Inger at artofnaturalliving at live dot com.

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  12. First thing I saw!! Margarita caramels. Love me some margaritas.

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  13. Dark Chocolate Sea Salt... kind of my "passion" combination at the moment. What a great success story! I love seeing how many markets carry her products.

    "raithynn" at G mail dot com :)

    (And "liked" her on FB as well!)

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  14. I've tried Becky's dark chocolate and sea salt. Awesome combo. I'd be really interested to try the beer and pretzel caramel.

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  15. I'd love to try the Chai tea caramels!

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  16. the Beer and Pretzel caramels or the chai tea caramels sound super fun!
    mermont84 at yahoo.com

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  17. I liked Becky's on facebook!
    mermont84 at yahoo.com

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  18. I would like to try the sea salt!

    shankyouverymuch11 at yahoo dot com

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  19. dark chocolate sea salt. I looked for the carmels at Sendiks Gtown the other day and did not find them, was in a hurry and did not ask. I have also liked her facebook page. ozonesed@excite.com

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  20. I love their Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel, I can't get enough of it. Would love to try their caramel sauce.

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  21. Also, I already like them on facebook. :)

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  22. Dark Chocolate Sea Salt without a doubt!!!

    sandyknights at comcast dot net

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