Giveaway: Raisels – 4 flavors Sour Apple, Sour Orange, Sour Lemon and Sour Peach

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National Raisin Company recently introduced “Raisels” as a new snack alternative.  Golden raisins are lightly coated with sugar and sour flavoring to make a delicious treat.  Raisels come in four kid-friendly flavors (Sour Apple, Sour Orange, Sour Lemon and Sour Peach). They’re available in 6 packs of 1.25 oz portion-controlled boxes.

Raisels are:

  • #1 Ingredient is REAL FRUIT
  • 100% US RDA for Vitamin C
  • Rich in Antioxidants
  • Fat Free
  • Cholesterol Free
  • No High Fructose Corn Syrup or Artificial Sweeteners
  • No Sodium
  • Kosher Certified by the Orthodox Union

I love plain raisins, I have always enjoyed eating them.  But, I know that when children compare raisins to candy, the raisins fall short.  National Raisin Company, in response to that same issue, have created this product to be as appealing to a child as candy, but with less sugar and more nutritional value.

Here is a link to the Raisels website and nutritional information.  Please check it out and let me know what you think.  For my family, I would treat this as a candy.  We have a limit on the amount and types of candy that Rosie can eat.  She knows to always ask permission before she eats candy and accepts the limits.  By enjoying and appreciating healthy foods, like fresh fruits and vegetables, I hope that we are encouraging healthy eating – without romancing sweet treats.  Sometimes when you make too much fuss over “forbidden” items, you make them more desirable.  I plan to treat Raisels, the same way that I treat candy – the sugar content is high enough for it to qualify on my “scale”.  But, if I were to buy candy, I would definitely choose Raisels over traditional candy.

The Raisels I sampled are delicious!  I especially liked the Sour Peach.  I’m not convinced that they are a healthy snack.  But in the role of a candy-like snack, they are delicious, portion-controlled and a fun treat.


One KLY reader will be sent their own selection of all the flavors of Raisels


Main entry

1. Go to Raisels and tell me something you like about this product and what you think your favorite flavor will be.

Additional entries

2.  Like Kelly’s Lucky You with Google Friend Connect (right sidebar).

3. Subscribe to Kelly’s Lucky You by email or rss feed.

4. Put the Kelly’s Lucky You button on your sidebar or blogroll page.

5. Blog about this giveaway and leave the link to your post in the comments.

6. Follow Raisels and Kelly’s Lucky You on twitter.

7. Tweet this giveaway (RT 1x per day). Feel free to use this sample or the tweet box at the bottom of the post:

Win new Raisels – 4 flavors Sour Apple, Sour Orange, Sour Lemon and Sour Peach @KellysLuckyYou! #giveaway Please RT

8. Like Raisels and  Kelly’s Lucky You on Facebook.

9. Add this giveaway to any giveaway linky (unlimited entries). You can use this list!

Leave one comment for each entry. Contest ends March 19th at midnight EST. A winner will be chosen by and notified by email to the email address provided in the winning comments. The winner must respond within 48 hours of the notification email, or another winner will be chosen. See my Giveaway Rules page for further information. Sorry, this contest is open to US residents only.

Disclosure: I was sent Raisels in all flavors to sample.


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    mrsshukra says:

    The sour apple TKO flavor will be a hit at home!

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    mrsshukra says:

    Email subscriber!

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    mrsshukra says:

    Google follower!

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    The sour watermelon flavor sounds really good!

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    I follow via GFC.

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    I subscribe via Google Reader.

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    Sour Peach sounds great!

    Raisels have 5 times less sugar than sweetened dried cranberries!

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    Follow with GFC!

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    Email Subscriber!

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    Follow both on Twitter!

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    FB Fan of Both!

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    Vicki Wurgler says:

    I like that Raisels have 100% of the US Recommended Daily Allowance for Vitamin C and I’d like to try the sour peach pucker

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    Vicki Wurgler says:

    e-mail subscriber

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    Sour orange for me

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    i follow on gfc

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    I like the sour lemon blast and that there are no artificial sweeteners or high frutose syrup added

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    email subscriber

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    follow gfc-missdeb1

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    like you both on facebook-debbie coyle

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    follow you both on twitter-missdeb1

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    I like that it has no artificial sweeteners and I think I would like lemon

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    gfc follower

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    email subscriber

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    Tamara B. says:

    What I like about these is they are all natural flavor 100% daily Vitamin C No fructose
    or artificial sweeteners. Would like to try their Sour Orange Burst.

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    Tamara B. says:

    Follower GFC

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    Tamara B. says:

    Email subscriber.

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    Tamara B. says:

    Like Raisels and Kelly’s Lucky You on Facebook
    (Tamara Bennington)

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    Karen Gonyea says:

    My fav would be sour apple :) I learned that they have no artificial sweeteners :)

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    Karen Gonyea says:

    GFC Follower :)

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    Karen Gonyea says:

    Sour apple would be my pick :)

    GFC Follower (ktgonyea at

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    i like that it only taste like candy but isn’t! can’t wait to try the sour orange!

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    follow gfc

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    email subscriber

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    peripatetic33 says:

    i like that they say it only tastes like candy – i think my favorite would be watermelon altho it is hard to imagine a watermelon flavored raisin —-hmmm very interesting

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    peripatetic33 says:

    GFC follower

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    peripatetic33 says:

    i like Kelly’s Lucky You on facebook as Peripatetic Thirtythree

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    peripatetic33 says:

    i like Raisels on facebook as Peripatetic Thirtythree

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    I love that they are in small snack size boxes. I would love to try sour apple. Thanks
    carolwegs at gmail dot com

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    i follow on GFC
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    i subscribe via email
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    1955nurse says:

    I LOVE that fruit is the #1 ingredient, and they have no artificial ingredients OR high-fructose corn syrup added! The “Sour Peach Pucker” sounds great!!!((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com)) Thanks!

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    1955nurse says:

    I follow you via Google friend connect (1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com)) These sound great – and better than the sugar laden “Fun-fruits”!

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    1955nurse says:

    I “LIKE” Raiseld on FB, and told them you sent me!!!(HollyCunningham)) ;-))

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    1955nurse says:

    AND… I ‘LIKE” you on FB, too!(HollyCunningham) Love to try these!

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    1955nurse says:

    I subscribe via e-mail ((1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com)) Thanks for the chance…..

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    I like that they come in 1.25 oz portion-controlled boxes…perfect to pack in lunches. I think I’d like the Sour Orange. Thanks!
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

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    I follow on google friend connect
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    I subscribe via email
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

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    I Like Raisels and Kelly’s Lucky You on Facebook
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

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    I learned they must be pretty sour from Raisels “Show us your Raisels Face” link! Funny.

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    Public GFC follower

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    Email subscriber

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    Follow Raisels on twitter as BBirdie2

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    Follow you on twitter as BBirdie2

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    Liked Raisels on FB as Judith B.

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    Liked you on FB as Judith B.

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    Have your button on my sidebar

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    Terri S. says:

    I like that Raisels are fat free, cholesterol free, no sodium, no artificial sweeteners.
    The Sour Orange Burst is the first one I want to try. :-)

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    Terri S. says:

    Email subscriber

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    Terri S. says:

    Follower via GFC (Terri)

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    katklaw777 says:

    I like that I can buy them ar the Dollar General store or on Amazon. Fav flavor??? Sour Peach, thanks,

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    katklaw777 says:

    email subscriber

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    GFC follower

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    katklaw777 says:

    Following Raisels on twitter with katklaw777.

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    katklaw777 says:

    Following Kelly’s Lucky You on twitter with katklaw777.

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    I love that they are sour. Hopefully a better alternative to Sour Patch Kids. I think I’ll like the Sour Lemon best.

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    gfc follower

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    email subscriber

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    I like you both on facebook.

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