Tuesday, August 4, 2009
One of the reasons I disliked living in Utah and Wyoming so much had nothing to do with the cold or the culture--but rather with the lack of good Tex-Mex cuisine. Imagine this: a woman born and mostly raised in Texas trying to find authentic spicy salsa and crisp flautas in a town where the only reputable Mexican restaurant was also run by the same owners as the local Chinese restaurant. I swear the Mexican rice was the same as the Chinese fried rice, peas and carrots included, except the Mexican rice had tomato sauce in it. The salsa was even less noteworthy--having the reminiscent taste of ketchup mixed with Tabasco sauce.
I wish when I lived out West that a true Texan gal like me would have known about Texas Treats, a woman owned gift company specializing in natural and authentic Texas-themed gifts.
According to Texas Treats, they are the "Largest Purveyor of Texas-Themed Food Items."
A couple weeks ago, Texas Treats contacted me to review their Austin Basket, a basket of delectable food items containing Texas-shaped tortilla chips, salsa, sour cream and habanero pretzel nuggets, Texas snack mix and a Texas candy bar (or other candy depending on the heat here!). May I add that the salsa was the best darned salsa I have ever had. Definitely beat that ketchup Tabasco mix.
The coolest part (besides the Texas-shaped tortilla chips and the salsa) was that Texas Treats even printed custom labels with "Screwed Up Texan" right across each of the various food items. So, the chips read: Screwed Up Texan Tortilla Chips. I'd buy that. Really. Just think of the possibilities if you had your business name or family name printed instead. I can see these items being the hit of your next get-together, family reunion or party! Texas Treats even ships to military addresses for the Texan soldier in your life.
Texas Treats would now like to treat you!
1.) Texas Treats is giving away their Austin Basket to one of my lucky readers...all you have to do is visit Texas Treats' website and name one of your favorite items as a comment on my blog (required).
2.) Want a second chance to win? Tweet about this giveaway and follow me on Twitter (@screweduptexan). Suggested tweet:
RT Texas Themed Gift Baskets Give Away! http://www.screweduptexan.com @screweduptexan
Let me know in an additional comment that you tweeted and you'll be automatically entered a second time.
3.) Want a third chance to enter? Then blog about this give away on your blog with a link to this give away! Just leave another comment telling me you did so and you'll be automatically entered to win a third time.
Remember: Each entry must have a separate comment. Open to US shipping addresses only. Give away ends Friday, August 7th 2009 at 9 PM.
Good luck! TIMES UP! WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2009.
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