Friday, October 29, 2010

REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY FOR BUTTER BELL® CROCK

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I can't begin to tell you how excited I was when I was chosen to review the Butter Bell® crock. This crock is a brand name of butter crocks owned and distributed by L. Tremain. They are the brand leader and largest seller of butter crocks in the US, with many styles and colors to choose from. The product line was also recently featured on the Food Network on the show "Unwrapped" which is shown on their website.


Product Description: A modern version of the original French butter crock, the Original Butter Bell® crock allows butter to be kept at room temperature, on the counter or tabletop, for up to 30 days without spoilage, refrigeration or odors. Made from New Bone China, the highest quality ceramics available, the Butter Bell crock insures that under reasonable, correct usage, butter storage time can be up to 30 days. Most Butter Bell users consume a crock’s worth of butter within one week.

I love to use butter on my toast, muffins, breads, in baking, etc., but the problem is that unless you want the product to get rancid, you have to store it in the fridge. That makes for hard butter that is almost impossible to use right away. Since I don't like to wait, I started resorting to spreadable margarines which, in humble opinion, taste, well, margarine-y.

So, when I received this in the mail, I immediately put "butter" on my shopping list. As soon as I got home from the store, I unwrapped a stick and, following the directions provided, packed the softened butter firmly into the bell-shaped cup of the lid (see picture below). I poured some cold, fresh water into the base of the crock, replaced the lid into the base of the crock and voilà! Soft, spreadable butter that can be enjoyed and served right from the crock!

Works for Me! The directions also state that the water should be changed out every three days to ensure freshness. At first, I was skeptical, because I couldn't figure out how the water wasn't going to make the butter taste odd. That is, until I realized that water and oil do NOT mix. I can't believe how simple this is!
No wonder this brand of crocks has been the most popular in the US for over a decade!

There are two ways that you can purchase these crocks. You can Shop online or check the store locator. The approximate cost of these crocks is around $22.95. However, there is a *Holiday Special* that is going on right now. When you buy two, you will get one free! I am thinking that these would make awesome Christmas Gifts for my sisters! This offer is good until 12/15/10.

Check out the website for many more tabletop and gift ideas. There is also a complete line that matches the crocks.

http://www.ltremain.com/
http://www.butterbell.com/
Facebook
Video on the Food Network

Some info on these crocks:

  • Endorsed by top chefs worldwide.
  • Safely stores butter on your counter top without spoiling.
  • Avoid messy microwave disasters from trying to melt cold, hard butter.
  • Holds 1 stick of butter and keeps it perfectly spreadable.
  • Made of durable stoneware.
  • Dishwasher safe.

~~WIN IT~~~

Prize: One lucky winner will receive their own Butter Bell® crock!

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GIVEAWAY RULES
~Open to U.S. and Canada only~
~Must be 18 years or older~
~No P.O. Boxes or APO/EPO addresses~
~Giveaway ends on Friday – November 12, 2010 @ 11:59 pm CST~
~Winner will be selected randomly from all comments~
~Winner will have 24 hours to respond to email or a new winner will be chosen~
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Mandatory entry:

Visit Butter Bell® and tell me something you learned from their site.

Extra Entries: Leave a separate comment for each extra entry. Each extra is worth one entry. However, if you blog about it, you'll get THREE extra entries!! :)

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  • [Product review & giveaway disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."]

    Disclosure: I received a free product in exchange for my honest review. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are mine alone. Sponsor is responsible for shipping prize to winner.
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    **A.Marie**

    39 comments:

    1. I'm not entering because I already have TWO of these, but I just wanted to say to anyone who doubts they work...they work! What a great giveaway! :)

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    2. OMG, I love the butter Spreaders they have, I would eat more biscuits and toast just to use them!
      supergrand2009@yahoo.com

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    3. I follow GFC
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    4. Like you on FB-shirley e
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    5. I learned that the Butter Bell crocks are made in China, by a top manufacturer of ceramic products. The crocks are made from the highest quality materials and are completely safe and contain no lead or cadmium.
      darlene.demell@sympatico.ca

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    6. I blogged about giveaway 1
      http://mylittlehouseoftreasures.blogspot.com/
      darlene.demell@sympatico.ca

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    7. I blogged about giveaway 2
      http://mylittlehouseoftreasures.blogspot.com/
      darlene.demell@sympatico.ca

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    8. I blogged about giveaway 3
      http://mylittlehouseoftreasures.blogspot.com/
      darlene.demell@sympatico.ca

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    9. WOW you are on fire with the giveaways!

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    10. I really had never heard of them before, I learned to use real butter in the crock and not margarine, mjjaegly@yahoo.com

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    11. I am a google follower, mjjaegly@yahoo.com

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    12. i entered the El Paso Give-away! mjjaegly@yahoo.com

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    13. I was not even going to enter this until I saw Annie Jones comment. Then I went and checked out the site adn watched the Food Network video. I think I need on of these! I love the floral one with "Beurre"...French for butter.

      I guess the thing I learned is that I need one of these. LOL!

      fperkins2000 @ yahoo.com

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    14. I entered your Taco Night giveaway.

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    15. I am a GFC follower.

      fperkins2000 @ yahoo.com

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    16. I learned the Butter Bell crock is dishwasher safe

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    17. this is so awesome! we use a lot of butter in our home, so much easier to store! I learned do not store on a counter near a stove/oven or in a window sill.

      Bistro Butter Bell Crock reminds of home, back at my grandmother house.

      karenmed409 at comcast dot net

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    18. GFC follower
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    19. network blog follower
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    20. Your facebook fan
      Karen Medlin
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    21. entered the Taco Family Night Giveaway
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    22. I use to have a ceramic business and that's when I became cognizant of the dangers of lead in glazes on dishware and containers that come in contact with our food. Glad to see that these butter crocks don't use any heavy metal containing paints.
      I'd love to have one of these...sign me up! ;-)

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    23. I now follow you on networked blogs too.

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    24. I entered your Taco Night Giveaway as well...

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    25. I blogged your giveaway #1...
      http://simpleslug.blogspot.com/2010/11/its-all-about-marie-todaygo-enter-her.html

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    26. I blogged your giveaway #2...
      http://simpleslug.blogspot.com/2010/11/its-all-about-marie-todaygo-enter-her.html

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    27. I blogged your giveaway #3 entry...
      http://simpleslug.blogspot.com/2010/11/its-all-about-marie-todaygo-enter-her.html

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    28. I learned that they also sell tea steepers.

      runningmatey at hotmail dot com

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    29. Well I learned that I can buy one at:Downtown Home & Garden
      210 South Ashley St., Ann Arbor, MI, 48104
      734-662-8122 which is not far from me
      thanks for the giveaway

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    30. entered Taco Night giveaway
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    31. follow blog jelaws5
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    32. like u on fb-Julie S Laws
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