Do You Like Candy and Free Stuff? Then Mark Your Calendar for Thursday November 10
One of the new things I learned about during the recent Food Blog Forum was the concept of “Tweet-ups” and “Like-ups” where companies invite bloggers and consumers to an event to talk about and sample their products. Then, out of nowhere, I got a call from 3 Musketeers asking if I would be interested in being a host for one of these events, especially since they really want to reach out to us food bloggers.
For a few reasons, it didn’t take me too long to say yes. First of all, it sounded like a fun event with food and drinks and prizes, and they promised that it would be a first-class affair. Secondly, I’ve been a 3 Musketeers fan since I was little. I was one of those weirdos who would trade out the Snickers out of my Halloween pillow sack, mainly because I didn’t like peanuts. Milky Ways were too sticky for my orthodontia (yeah, I was a handsome little fella), but I always responded to the siren call of the nougat.
I never knew exactly what nougat was, and I’m still not 100% sure, but whatever it was I knew that it was delicious. There’s nothing better than being on a long winter hike or sitting in a cold duck blind (Yeah, I know I’m losing some of you lovely lady bloggers here, but stick with me) and pulling out a candy bar that has been frozen. The cold gave the chocolate a slight tan patina and biting through the brittle shell into that rich fluffy confection.
But enough of my reminiscing, how does 3 Musketeers relate to you in the here and now? They polled more than 1000 adults and asked them what they wanted more of. Over 90% of Americans surveyed responded that they wanted more sleep, more vacation and more chocolate. Three quarters of the respondents also said that they wanted more face-to-face interactions with their social media contacts.
So on Thursday November 10 at 6:00 at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel at 2100 West End, 3 Musketeers is giving you a chance to enjoy everything you’ve been yearning for. For more sleep and relaxation, they will be giving away some Spa Finder Gift certificates. To allow you to travel, they’ll be raffling off a flight voucher on American Airlines. And as far as chocolate goes, well that goes without saying. They’ll be sampling the new version of their candy bar with even more chocolatey goodness that still manages to offer 45% less fat than other popular chocolate brands. What else could you want?
As far as social interaction goes, there will be food and drink and ample mingling time, so maybe we can consider this to be a bonus food bloggers happy hour. Feel free to invite your non-blogger friends as well, even if that might slightly decrease your already excellent odds to win one of the raffle prizes. Who knows? Maybe they’ll take you with them to the spa or on the trip.
To register for free, just let them know you’re coming at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2453512522. Feel free to Tweet about the event #3Musketeers or to spread the word on your own blogs. In fact, please do! The more the merrier. The fun runs from 6:00 until 8:00, and the prizes will be awarded starting at 7:15, so make sure you get there in time to register.
If you need even more motivation, there’s one more surprise that I’ll tell you about if you email me at email@example.com. I hope to see y’all there!
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