Friday Five: Sweet Treats to Try and Share! #Giveaway

It’s Friday, so I’m linking up with Running on Happy and Fairytales and Fitness for the new Friday Five 2.0. July is a “free” month, so I’m going to share five sweet treats to try and share. You may recall that I went to the NCA Chicago Sweets & Snacks Show in May. As a blogger, a bunch of awesome companies reached out to me and sent me samples to try. I tried a bunch of great treats – all of these have natural ingredients and/or are gluten free. I’m sharing some of each with one lucky reader!

1. Daelman’s Stroopwafels – If you’ve flown on United in the morning recently, you may have tried a Caramel Stroopwafel. They give them out now on morning flights. These thin wafer cookies have a caramel center. You can heat them on top of your morning coffee or tea or eat them at room temperature. Either way they’re very tasty. They’re also made with all natural ingredients and contain no artificial flavors or colors, no preservatives or transfats. They’re available in four varieties – caramel, honey, maple and now chocolate-caramel.

You can find them on United Airlines, at a variety of stores and specialty shops and online. You can also follow Daelman’s on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

2. Funky Chunky Cafe Popcorn – You may have tried Funky Chunky popcorn. It’s a gourmet snack featuring caramel popcorn drizzled with different types of chocolate with added combinations of pretzels and nuts. They recently introduced Funky Chunky Café, a gourmet coffee flavored popcorn. It comes in three specialty coffee flavors: Caramel Latte, Vanilla Sweet Crème and Dark Chocolate Mocha.  I tried Dark Chocolate Mocha and it was delicious. It was a sweet treat that was fresh and delicious and hard to put down.

You can find Funky Chunky at fine retailers and online. You can also follow Funky Chunky on Facebook and Twitter.

3. Sheila G’s GF Brownie Brittle – Brownie Brittle is an addictive snack that made to emulate the crispy brownie edges that people love. Sheila G’s Brownie Brittle recently developed two gluten free flavors – Traditional Chocolate Chip and Dark Chocolate Sea Salt. They say, “both flavors have the same rich, chocolate taste with the unmistakable crunch that Brownie Brittle fans have come to love – all made with gluten free ingredients.” It’s also less that 150 calories per serving! I enjoyed the Chocolate Chip. It’s rich and delicious and one serving is enough to satisfy my mean sweet tooth.

You can find Brownie Brittle at these stores and online. You can also follow Brownie Brittle on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

4. Lovely Candy Co.’s Caramels and Chews – I met The Lovely Candy Co. at Sweets & Snacks in 2014 and did a review of their yummy caramels afterwards. The Lovely Candy Company makes delicious, “consciously crafted” candy. All Lovely Candy products are non-gmo, gluten free and kosher. They contain no high fructose corn syrup, soy, trans fats, artificial colors, artificial ingredients or RBST.  If you’re going to eat candy, this is the way to do it! This year at Sweets & Snacks they debuted yummy, honey gummy bears and I tried Hula Chews + Juicy Chews, too. Good stuff!

Lovely Candy is available at Target, other retailers listed on their website and online (get 20% off with code ERICAFINDS). You can follow on FacebookInstagram and Twitter, too.

5. Simple Mills GF Crunchy Cookies – You may remember Simple Mills from my rave review of their gluten free crackers in 2016. This Chicago company started out making gluten free baking mixes and then added crackers, organic frosting, new sprouted seed crackers and crunchy cookies. The cookies were showcased at Sweets & Snacks. They come in Chocolate Chip, Toasted Pecan and Cinnamon. All of the flavors are tasty, but Cinnamon is my favorite.

You can find Simple Mills on the web and at many stores and now at Whole Foods! You can keep up with Simple Mills on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

I have some extra sweets and treats to share! One lucky reader will receive a box of Daelman’s Honey Stroopwafels, a bag of Funky Chunky Cafe Vanilla Sweet Creme popcorn, a bag of Sheila G’s Brownie Brittle in Dark Chocolate Sea Salt, a bag of Lovely Candy Co.’s Hula Chews and a bag of Juicy Chews and three Simple Mills coupons (each coupon can be redeemed for 1 product up to $9.99 through 12/31/17).

Want to enter to win? Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter. The winner must be a US resident, 18 years of age or older and the offer is void where prohibited. The giveaway ends July 30th. A winner will be selected and notified on July 31st.

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Please note: I was provided all of these products at no cost in exchange for editorial consideration. I was not otherwise compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.



  1. Christopher Sorel says:

    Funky Chunky Cafe Popcorn yum love to try

  2. Renata says:

    I would most enjoy trying the Lovely Candy Co.’s Caramels and Chews as I love caramels!

  3. Susan P. says:

    I’d love to try the Daelman’s Stroopwafels and Funky Chunky Cafe Popcorn first.


    The Simple Mills snacks.

  5. The Stroopwaffles intrigue me, but I will probably try the Funky Cafe popcorn first!

  6. Maryann D. says:

    Simple Mills GF Crunchy Cookies interests me most. I have not tried them as of yet. I would like to try any of the Daelman’s Stroopwafels first too.

  7. Raymond says:

    I’m a brownie fan so the Brownie Brittle sounds fantastic.

  8. jen says:

    Stroopswaffles! omg

  9. Jennifer Wright says:

    I’m going to go with Stroopwafels. I think they would go well with tea.

  10. barbg says:

    The brownie brittle would have to be first-afterall it is chocolate which always gets top priority in my life. These all sound very good.

  11. Heidi Bee says:

    I think I will dig into the Brownie Brittle first, but everything looks amazing!

  12. Jeanne Coulombe says:

    The brownie brittle oh god lol but everything looks and sure all taste great!

  13. Kimberly G says:

    Stroopwaffles are the best! I tried them on a flight last year and couldn’t believe how much I liked it.

  14. Deb E says:

    I’d like to try the Simple Mills gf cookies first. I’d also be interested in trying some Funky Chunky coffee flavored popcorn. I don’t eat sugar too often, so usually don’t buy things like this. It’s a treat when I get to sample some though.

  15. Funky Chunky Cafe Popcorn- Dark Chocolate Mocha! Mmmm

  16. Steph says:

    I want to try brownie brittle

  17. crystal mccord says:

    Def. the juicy chews, they sound really nice!

  18. Audrey Stewart says:

    StroopWaffles will be the first thing I’ll try, because I have never had them before.

  19. latanya says:

    stroop waffles

  20. barbg says:

    Yikes, On the brownie brittle twitter follower I put my username was bg19561881 for some stupid reason! It is bg19561818 sorry.

  21. Cindy Merrill says:

    For certain, my first grab would be for the Hula Chews, the flavor has great appeal.

  22. Amy C. says:

    The Funky Chunky Cafe Popcorn looks amazing!

  23. San says:

    Oh, I am super-intrigued by the Stroop Wafles. Are they Dutch?

  24. paige o says:

    i love the brownie brittle! It is so good!

  25. Allison Swain says:

    I’d like to try the popcorn. thanks for the chance to win!

  26. Sheila K. says:

    The chocolate chip brownie brittle sounds good to me—I’ll try it first!

  27. Heather LaRoy says:

    I love Simple Mills gluten free products!

  28. Becca Z says:

    I am most excited about the Simple Mills coupons, i want to try their chocolate chip cookies asap.

  29. Erin R. says:

    Oh, my gosh, EVERYTHING in this box looks excellent! I think I’d go for the stroopwafels first.

  30. Kimmy Ripley says:

    Brownie Brittle for my brownie loving family. I know my hubby would be thrilled to try that!

  31. Georgiana says:

    Brownie Brittle chocolate chip sounds lovely.

  32. Kelly McGrew says:

    I would try the Juicy Chews first!

  33. sarah s says:

    I’m really interested in trying the Daelman’s Stroopwafels but I would try the Hulu Chew first.

  34. wen budro says:

    The Funky Chunky Cafe Popcorn flavors look super yummy. I would definitely try the popcorn first.

  35. julie says:

    I would try the simple mills gf cookies-yum

  36. steph says:

    Our son starts daycare soon and stroopwafels may be good to have on the go!

  37. Jen says:

    The brownie brittle sounds interesting! I would love to try it.

  38. Amanda C. says:

    I love Simple Mills! And cookies, so that is an easy one. Joe loves those stroopwafel things, although I haven’t gotten into them. Maybe I need a bit more crunch 🙂

  39. Amy Lauren says:

    I would try every single product in here but probably eat the brownie brittle first. I bought a few bags on sale at costco but have never seen the dark chocolate sea salt one!

  40. Jackie says:

    I’d like to try the Brownie Brittle first. The Funky Chunky popcorn also looks really good.
    Thank you!

  41. I love all candy and popcorn but i’d first try the stroop waffles. I love honey stingers so I think I’d like these too! Thanks!

  42. Hannah says:

    I’ve been wanting to try the stroopwafels!

  43. Sarah N says:

    I’d love to try the honey Stroopwafel. I’ve had the caramel and they are amazing!

  44. Lauren says:

    I like the Stroopwafels!

  45. jberry says:

    Hula Chews sounds good & I’d try them first.

  46. Kris I. says:

    I really want to try the brownie brittle; i see this product in the store all the time and I haven’t tried it yet.

  47. Shannon F says:

    I’ve tried Brownie Brittle and Lovely Candy Co before and they were both amazing! I really want to try the Stroopwafels!

  48. It all looks fantastic but I’d go straight for the Brownie Brittle first!

  49. Azeem says:

    The Simple Mills snacks sounds good

  50. The Lovely Co Caramels look amazing

  51. Abigail says:

    That Brownie Brittle is calling my name!

  52. Nikki Nikki says:

    Simple mills will be great

  53. Amy S says:

    The stroopwaffels!

  54. Sandra Preti says:

    Coffee flavored popcorn is the most intriguing, I would try that first!

  55. Liz N says:

    I think the Sheila G’s Brownie Brittle in Dark Chocolate Sea Salt is calling my name! Always looking for some not-so-bad-for-me sweet snacks!

  56. Beth Reitinger says:

    Love the stroopwafels but would love to try the caramels

  57. Tara pittman says:

    I want to try the waffles

  58. Susan Christy says:

    Funky Chunky Cafe Vanilla Sweet Creme popcorn sounds delicious. I’ll probably dive right in to the Brownie Brittle – that stuff is addictive!

  59. april says:

    I am excited about the Brownie Brittle and I think I would try that first!

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