Dole California Cook Off Contest And Giveaway

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Here’s information on a new contest from Dole. Stick around until the end for a giveaway here.

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DOLE CANNED FRUIT FUN FACTS

  • DOLE Canned Fruit comes in three different varieties: Mandarin Oranges, Pineapple and Tropical Fruit.
  • Convenient and ready-to-eat, DOLE Canned Fruit is the one of the best ways to have fruit always on hand in your pantry.
  • DOLE Canned Fruit is naturally fat free, saturated fat free, cholesterol free, and rich in vitamin C.
  • DOLE Canned Fruit has been awarded the ChefsBest award by the American Culinary ChefsBest.
  • DOLE Canned Pineapple is a convenient, ready-to-eat product. For your convenience, DOLE Canned Pineapple is available in slices, chunks, tidbits and crushed.
  • DOLE Tropical Fruit is a combination of hand-selected pineapple and red and yellow papaya chunks packed in light syrup and passion fruit juice.
  • DOLE 100% Pineapple Juice and Pineapple Mango Juice are packed with real fruit taste and always have the flavor adventure you’ve been craving.

Do you have a special recipe made with DOLE Canned Fruit or Juice that keeps your family begging for more? Starting now, you can enter your signature dish into the California Cook-Off contest where five finalists will win an all expenses paid dream trip to Los Angeles!

By entering your own original recipe, with seven ingredients or less that spotlights DOLE Canned Fruit or Juice at www.DoleCookOff.com, you’ll be in the running to meet celebrity chef Ben Ford for the ultimate cooking experience!

From home cook to celebrity chef! Five lucky finalists will win more than just their 15 minutes of fame with a trip for two to sunny LA where they will participate in the California Cook-Off event with celebrity chef Ben Ford. With airfare, three nights’ accommodations, a rental car and spending money included, you’ll be living your very own California dream!

SUBMIT YOUR RECIPE FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A CALIFORNIA GETAWAY!

Just visit www.DoleCookOff.com to enter your signature recipe for an entrée that highlights at least one can of DOLE Fruit or Juice. Using DOLE Pineapple, Mandarin Oranges, Tropical Fruit, Pineapple Juice or Pineapple Mango Juice, as well as no more than seven additional ingredients, you will be automatically entered to win this ultimate California cooking experience.

Judging criteria for the Grand Prize Winner will be based on:
+ Best use of DOLE Canned Fruit or Juice
+ Creativity
+ Flavor and taste

The California Cook-Off event will be held at the Epicurean School of Culinary Arts, one of the most well-respected culinary schools in California. You will be teamed up with a professional blogger as your “sous” chef, who will chronicle the cooking process and feature your dish on their site! This blogger will be on hand to help with your dish and share the experience with you with their readers. Plus the Grand Prize winning recipe will appear on cans of DOLE Fruit nationwide!

Don’t forget to keep coming back to www.DoleCookOff.com for more chances to enter your favorite recipes, as well as discover great new recipes to try out!

WIN INSTANTLY AT WWW.DOLECOOKOFF.COM

The California Cook-Off Instant Win Game offers even more chances to win with DOLE. All you have to do is register at www.DoleCookOff.com, and you’ll be automatically entered to win one of more than 100 great prizes from Cooking.com

And tell your friends! For each friend you tell about the DOLE Cook-Off, you’ll get an additional entry to win!

WIN IT!

ONE WINNER will receive coupons for free Dole product.

HOW TO ENTER. (MANDATORY)

To enter visit dolecookoff.com and then leave me a comment on this post telling me either one recipe you’d like to try or the name of a recipe you’ll be submitting into the contest.

BONUS ENTRIES

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1 – Blog about this giveaway, including a link here.
1 – Place my button on your blog. (in sidebar)
1 – Visit Game Review Network and leave a comment on any post. Then return here and leave a comment on this post telling me one thing you read or learned there. (That’s two comments you need to leave for this bonus entry, one there and one here.) Unlimited entries for this method of entry.
1 – Visit HereAndThere.US (my Mom) and leave a comment on any post (except a giveaway post) there. Then return here and leave a comment on this post telling me one thing you read or learned on my Mom’s blog. (That’s two comments you need to leave for this bonus entry, one there and one here.) Unlimited entries for this method of entry.

Leave an additional comment for each entry you qualify for. You must have completed the first entry according to the instructions to be eligible for any bonus entries.

THE SMALL PRINT.

US addresses only please. This contest will end on Sunday 03/28/09 at 11:59 pm est.  If you’ve entered any of my giveaways before then you know that only comments containing all of the requested information will be eligible for entry. The winner must contact me to confirm they wish to receive the prize within two days of my email notifying them they’ve won.  Good luck to everyone!

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THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

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37 comments

Janet F March 22, 2010 - 4:27 am

i would like to try Pork Chops with Pineapple Salsa.

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I’d like to try pineapple mint lemonade

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I’d like to try the Honey Lime Fruit Toss

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Joyce March 24, 2010 - 3:48 pm

The recipe that I would most like to try is for Pineapple Sweet and Sour Chicken. I haven’t made that in awhile, but I should because my family really loves pineapple! jgs0925 at gmail dot com

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FYI: Did you know that the Dole Plantation on Oahu, Hawaii was the location for some Jurrasic Park filming?

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