Oogie Snacks is a company right down the road from us in Denver, CO that makes a mean bowl o’ popcorn. Oogie’s proudly boasts that their popcorn is all natural, kettle popped, and gluten/cholesterol/trans-fat free.
The best part though? Their selection of ‘peculiar-yet-awesomely’ delicious flavors.
Sure, Oogie’s offers flavors like ‘white cheddar’ and ‘movie lovers’ buttered popcorn.
But your tastebuds won’t get really excited until you’ve tried their more exotic flavors: spicy chipotle & lime, cracked pepper & asiago, and hatch chili con queso (in full disclosure, I’m eating hatch chili con queso as I type this).
Oogie’s is currently running a sweepstakes on their Facebook page. Grand prize if you win? 1,000 bags of Oogie’s will be donated to a school, church, non-profit, or local community organization of your choice (thanks Oogie’s!).
For this brand showcase, we’re happy to introduce Laurie Roberts of Oogie’s Popcorn. She’ll share with us a little about the history Oogie’s Gourmet Popcorn, how they’ve worked with bloggers, and even a chance how to win some for your household.
Hey Laurie – Tell Us The Origins Of Oogie’s Gourmet Popcorn!
Oogie’s Gourmet Popcorn was created by a small group of college friends who wanted to provide a healthier snack alternative. We all ate lots of popcorn so we started experimenting in our kitchens in Denver, Colorado with some unique flavors until we created the perfect recipes that our friends and family loved.
We then had to come up with a name and thought of the funniest, most entertaining person we ever knew, another friend from college, and named the company in his memory using his nickname. Thus, Oogie’s Gourmet Popcorn was created.
What Makes Oogie’s Popcorn Stand Out From The Rest?
Well, our flavors are truly ridiculously delicious:
We currently make nine including Kettle Corn, White Cheddar, Movie Lovers Butter, Sun Dried Tomato & Parmesan, Smoked Gouda, Spicy Chipotle & Lime, Cracked Pepper & Asiago, Romano Pesto and Hatch Chili Con Queso. And, we use only the finest all-natural ingredients. No artificial flavors or colors, ever. Plus, our exclusive non-GMO corn can only be found in a bag of Oogie’s. We also kettle pop in 100% percent corn oil for a delicious treat that has no cholesterol, no trans-fat and is entirely gluten-free.
*Mouth Waters* Where Is Oogie’s Available?
Oogie’s can be purchased at select gourmet grocers, natural food retailers, Amazon.com and on our website’s store. The best way to locate us is visit our website at OogiesSnacks.com.
We Know You Work With Bloggers – Can You Tell Us About That?
To be honest, when we started working with bloggers we were a little skeptical as to whether or not it would produce any results or if we’d just be giving away free product. But now we LOVE them! We were presently surprised with the virality of bloggers and how quickly word of Oogie’s began to spread. Blog outreach programs should be a critical part of any company’s marketing strategy.
How Do You Choose Bloggers To Work With?
We prefer to work with bloggers that appeal to our core demographics and cover topics that relate to our brand.
At Oogie’s, we are committed to healthy snacking and encourage a healthy active lifestyle. So the best bloggers for us are focused in these areas covering topics like: moms, families, healthy lifestyles, gluten free, gourmet food, and of course activities related to popcorn eating like movies & entertainment. We prefer bloggers who add a unique, personal perspective to their review rather than bloggers who just cut and paste product descriptions & company information from product websites. Incorporating your honest opinion to a review means a lot to readers too.
We also love to see creative photos taken by the bloggers that include the blogger, their family, or friends & highlights the experience they had while trying Oogie’s. The ideal blogger is also utilizing Twitter & Facebook.
How Has Rafflecopter Helped You?
Rafflecopter makes it easy for a blog’s followers to enter to win and helps exponentially increase our brand exposure via twitter. We’ve been very impressed with our blog reviews & giveaways that utilize Rafflecopter and are now limiting our giveaway programs with bloggers exclusively to those that use Rafflecopter. It just helps to ensure that we receive strong results.
Tell Us What You’re Promoting Today!
Oogie’s Gourmet Popcorn of course! We’re running a giveaway and will select 5 lucky winners to each receive an Oogie’s Party Pack filled with 16 bags of Oogie’s Gourmet Popcorn. Good luck with your entries!
And, if you don’t win – we’re also offering Rafflecopter readers an 20% off with free ground shipping discount for orders placed via our website. Just use code: ‘RAFFLECOPTER’ at check out before May 31, 2012.
Thanks again to the folks at Oogie’s Gourmet Popcorn for the opportunity. Below is a giveaway that is open to folks in the US/Canada. Giveaway ends on Thursday, 5/3 at 12:01am. First winner chosen will be for the 1st prize pack. Rafflecopter was not required to write this post, we asked the folks @ Oogie’s Snacks to be featured. As a way to say thanks, Oogie’s provided us with a big ol’ box of popcorn :) All opinions we’ve expressed are our own. We’re disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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