11 February 2009

giveaway: cinnamon bears


yep. another giveaway.
because it's love month.
and i love love month.

it has come to my attention that the term cinnamon bear isn't necessarily readily identifiable. to some, a cinnamon bear only resides in the imagination. such a shame. believe me, those bears are oh so chewy cinnamoney sweet and, as it turns out, hard to come by. so when i found them on sale at my local grocery store, i came home with ten packages. after seeing dan's quizzical brow i gave the speech i had prepared, i am on a mission to spread cinnamon bear goodness worldwide. plus they were on mega sale. practically every gal i know loves these li'l bears. i would sell them by the pound if i could manage the wholesale property rights and the temptation of having bears bombard my workspace. but instead i plan to mail each package to a blog pal. so i give you a cinnamon bear giveaway in honor of valentine's day.

comment here and please tell me your favorite chick flick romance movie. i'll pick one random comment on valentine's day and ship the bears straight to the winner. the first package went to my new friend, summer who loves to list, write and create. she emails me with good questions, delisch recipes and nice words.

oh so beary sweet.

120 comments:

Lauren said...

I love While You Were Sleeping. Old, but classic!

amy turn sharp of doobleh-vay said...

was just looking for "chances are" at the library yesterday- onld chick flick with Robert Downey Jr and Cybil Shep! love it!

Alicia said...

Love Actually

PS Cinnamon bears don't even exist in Chicago, and you don't know how many times I've brought that up in conversation just this week!

sherrieg said...

Cinnamon bears? I've never heard tell! And I love all things cinnamon. We have a candy here in the Maritimes at Christmas called chicken bones; it's a hard cinnamon outer shell with melty chocolate innards, and it is my all-time favourite candy. So I think that cinnamon bears might be lovely, too! Movie? Definitely Love Actually. :)

rebecca said...

at the moment i am loving 50 first dates. thanks for the giveaway!

Meaghan said...

A Walk To Remember is my chick flick romance pick - always makes me cry, always!

p.s. LOVE cinnamon bears and look for them at the store every time I go.

Shannon said...

My FAVORITE candy EVER!!!!!! Serious googly eye love for the bears.

I am not good with romance movies but I do like Sweet Home Alabama and Wedding Crashers. Do those count???

Michelle said...

Gaping plot holes and I don't even like Keanu Reeves that much, but lately I want to watch The Lake House every day. When I think about him waiting for her for so long....well, my heart just melts.

southern daze said...

Definitely Love Actually - LOVE that movie!

Shannon said...

When Harry Met Sally! For sure!

And I heart cinnamon bears. Yum.

made sweet said...

I actually really love 13 going on 30. the boy in it is adroeable. :)

Mikey and Karie said...

It's not a traditional chic flick, but I LOVE "The Scarlet Pimpernel" with Jane Seymour. SO classic!

caitlin said...

mm cinnamon goodness..how nice of you to spread such yummy-ness to blog world.

No chick flick is better than Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. big hairdos+spandex=good time by all.

Sarah said...

My favorite, EVER, is Moulin Rouge. Oh my!

carol said...

Sex in the City is my new favorite chick flick along with He's Just Not That Into You. Classic chick flicks inclued Legally Blond and Maid To Honor. Happy {heart} Day !

whitney said...

hands down... sleepless in seattle. oh wait, i really love anything jane austin too... the new pride and prejudice and sense and sensibility.

leslie said...

I generally try to cut down the candy consumption, but my own personal rule is that if I ever see cinammon bears on sale, I'll buy 'em.

I recently saw The Wedding Date and I thought it was sweet. Dermot Mulroney was so yummy in that movie!

Amy said...

Cinnamon Bears! Those are the Cadbury Mini Eggs of Valentines Day!
It's a toss up between When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless In Seattle. I'll never get tired of watching either one.

Natalie* said...

cinnamon bears are my favorite sweet thing, so here's hopin'!
favorite chick flicks: moulin rouge, french kiss, kate & leopold, pride & prejudice, sabrina and a good year. whew - time for some romance! happy love month to you!

Jennifer said...

I love cinnamon bears! I just read about chocolate covered cinnamon bears, which I have never tried, but they've got to be good. My favorite is Pride and Prejudice - pbs version, but I love both.

Heather said...

Pride and Prejudice, for sure.

Mel said...

Cinnamon bears have a very special place in my heart. Return to Me and the A & E version of Pride and Prejudice are my favorite romance movies. My husband actually likes Return to Me. It has great music.

Tina B. said...

My favorite movie would have to be Steel Magnolia's I love that movie and I cry every time I watch it...lol...thanks for the giveaway

Alyssa said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE cinnamon bears! I buy them in a local grocery store's bulk candy section...and in fact, I bought them every week the last month of my pregnancy. :) (And BYU's bookstore had the best chocolate covered cinnamon bears...I've missed those since leaving Utah.)

My favorite chick flick is probably While You Were Sleeping...so many funny quotes. :)

Ariel said...

Love love your blog. My favorite chick flick is You've Got Mail. "A hot dog is singing! You need quiet while a hot dog is singing?!"

Erin said...

You've Got Mail.

You've already heard my sad story concerning the bears.

House of Milk said...

i can't believe you found those! i haven't seen cinnamon bears in years! i'm now on a mission to find them in northern california! i'm not a HUGE rom-com fan... does breakfast at tiffany's count?

That Tall Girl said...

I must say "P.S. I Love You" is my favorite chick-flicky romance movie!

I watched it a few weeks after I married my husband (he was out at a boys' night baseball game) and I sobbed the entire time.

The worst part is, he thought I was crazy when he walked in and saw my puffy sobbing face!

Loved it and hated it all in one package--It reminded me to appreciate Dustin always (even through the law school years), because you never know what might happen.

Miranda said...

I've never seen cinnamon bears, but they look delicious!

I love How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. And it's the only chick flick that I have watched with a boyfriend and had him say to me "that actually wasn't that bad" at the end.

Anneliese said...

does holiday inn count as a romantic, chick flick? i think it is just the greatest movie...ever! ♥

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

Love Actually is at the top of my list! I could (and do) watch it over and over again.
I love cinnamon bears! Sometimes I even dip them in white chocolate.

pete said...

you and summer are bloggy twins.

moulin rouge.

wunderbug said...

i've never had - or heard - of cinnamon bears. ever. but they sound (and look!) delicious.

my favourite chick flick is most definitely sliding doors...not just because it's got the whole scottish accent romance thing going on (AND with gwyneth!) but because she's got such spectacular character development throughout the movie... not to mention that the ending isn't just based on a happily-ever-after type thing.. it's an ending that gives you hope.

i heart hope.

misadventuresofkellyandkelly said...

I don't know of these cinnamon bears you talk of! They sound tasty! My fave has to be the Sex ans The City movie. Romance plus fashion plus nyc.

The VIPs said...

I was just thinking that I need to dig out my copy of An Affair To Remember and watch it for this lovely holiday. And for a good, hilarious love story- The Princess Bride.

Rachel said...

Pride and Prejudice for sure.

jill scripps said...

i LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE cinnamon bears!!!!! and you are right. they are SO hard to find!

my favorite chic flick is because i said so! LOVE it.

xx
jill

kribss said...

what a great you are for sending summer her little valentine package! my favorite chick flick- never been kissed. my nerdyness relates.

Dee said...

what a cute idea a valentine giveaway of cinnamoney goodness. favorite movie 16 candles, sister of the traveling pants.....
and happy valentines day to you and your new little love on his first valentines day.

Alisha Stamper said...

wow, there is only one mention of sliding doors, which is surprising. i must say, i don't personally consider movies where they call each other profanities or mistreat each other "good movies" and i certainly don't want that type of behavior attributed to things my gender likes. So i love the good ones, guys who are awesome and totally love the girl, like Say Anything.

p.s. my husband loves cinnamon bears.

Amy said...

I knew there were so many reasons we'd make good friends!

I LOVE these things- especially when they're covered in chocolate. I can't find them anywhere out here in FL- I've searched high and low!!!

My fav chick flick- that's a hard one but I'm a big fan of how to loose a guy in 10 days.

what's yours?!

Cat said...

The English Patient made me cry all the way home from the theater. My boyfriend couldn't believe it:he fell asleep!
Can't wait to taste those bears!
Cathy

Kimberly said...

hi marta! i happen to absolutely l-o-v-e "when harry met sally" - my husband and i have watched it every v-day for 16 years now. 'you've got mail" is great - as is "sleepless in seattle". oh - also love 'french kiss'. we must have a meg ryan thing huh? thanks for the giveaway!

Hi, it's me, Becky. said...

Ghost - the pottery scene, of course. Makes my heart melt every time. In fact, it might make those cinnamon bears melt too.

Victoria said...

Cinnamon Bears are new to me, but they sound delicious! I adore When Harry Met Sally; it's such a classic. But I also love The Sweetest Thing, because the friendship between Cameron Diaz and Christina Applegate is so fabulous. Happy Valentine's Day, Marta!

abby said...

Oh how I LOVE those little cinnamon bears. YUM!!

Favorite chick flick? Gotta be Pretty Woman!

molly said...

those are my dh's favorite! he would love me forever if I won these for him :)

Jamie said...

I frequently live outside the US - but each time I come home for a visit I pick up a bag of cinnamon bears - my favorite treat.

Fav chick flick: Love Actually

summer thyme said...

Oh, goodness, definitely You've Got Mail. I love the whole I-hate-you-oh-wait-I-love-you thing the movie has going on. Plus, Meg Ryan + Tom Hanks = simply adorable. And, unlike Sleepless in Seattle (which is also adorable), they actually get to see each other for more than 10 seconds at a time. Good news!

Jen said...

I like Ever After and Clueless.

I have never had a cinnamon bear but I'm intrigued.

Mollie said...

I love PS I love you as a chick flick...well, mostly as a chick flick when I'm spending the night by myself because it's sad, I can have a good healthy cry (because I really feel like it truly is 'healthy' to have a good cry once in a while), and appreciate my loved one when he finally returns.

Hillary said...

Pride and Prejudice...the new one with keira knightly.

caityofthekeps said...

I can't believe people haven't heard of cinnamon bears. they were a childhood (and much of adulthood) staple.

I really like Love Actually, but I saw that mentioned several times as I zipped through the comments. And then I realized that Pride and Prejudice ranks just as high for me if not higher. I like the 6 hour long one, but especially the newer movie - just because I can get the same swooney feelings from the story in a much shorter time.

brooke said...

First--let me congratulate you on your impeccable taste in treats--cinnamon bears are so choice. My favorite chic flicks are When Harry Met Sally--every time it comes on I have to watch the whole thing--and the Notebook.

ann said...

you're adorable! i think my favorite chick flick has to be the classic, "my best friend's wedding".

Dansie Family said...

not a good time to see this post. i just taught spin and am in desperate need of sugar. now nothing will suffice unless it is a cinnamon bear. urghh!

pride and prejudice with keira knightly is the fave.

Whitney said...

Hmmm...I love when Harry Met Sally. And Bride and Prejudice. Oh, PS, I love you. And Dear Frankie.

carrie said...

Some Kind of Wonderful. Best ever. Even better is watching this movie with a bag of cinnamon bears.

Kelli said...

wow, a lot of good chick flicks out there...
I like Little Women, Princess Bride, and When Harry Met Sally.
And I LOVE cinnamon bears.

Anonymous said...

chewy, cinnamony bears oh my!
one of my fave chick flicks, this will date me a bit, is "Crossing Delancey" -- love the pickle man!
Karmen

Hanna said...

Ooh yum! I would say that mine is.. Love Actually. I also like Dirty Dancing and Dirty Dancing Havana Nights (are those chick flicks?).

Colie said...

I really like "Say Anything"... a great 80's classic!

bird on the lawn said...

not sure if I would call it a chick flick but it is surely for gals: cinema paradiso!

The Mr. and the Mrs. said...

Pride and prejudice is right at the top of my list. Mr. Darcy is so dreamy...

gab said...

My favorite movies are The Power of One, Pelican Brief and anything with Mary-Kate & Ashley.

Does that sway your vote? You KNOW I can't get that delicious dental decay 'round here, Min!!

ellen said...

My latest favorite is "Dan in Real Life".

Andrea said...

That is a tough question because in general I enjoy most chick-clicks. I saw Moulin Rouge on the list and that is up there on my list too but I think I will say Amelie.

katrina lauren said...

Marta
I confess. I have watched it too many times to count. what can I say? I'm a sucker for romance! It has got to be Pride & Prejudice!
Have a Happy Valentines Day with your boys!
K

Diana Hulme said...

a lot like love. :)

jaclyn said...

it's gotta be the notebook! love it!

Danielle said...

The Holiday.

Its one I could watch over and over again. Plus its a two for one story :)

christine said...

I LOVE Cinnamon Bears---used to eat them by the bucket load but now I can't find them anywhere cause I live in London!

My favorite chick flick--Pride and Prejudice w/Colin Firth---all glorious 8 hours of it.

Jennifer Woodbury said...

I love You've Got Mail. Classic Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan at their best.

I also looooove cinnamon bears!!

Helen, Linda, & Holly said...

this probably doesn't even count as a chick flick.. but Cruel Intentions.. I memorized every line in the movie in high school (i know.. LOSER), and I'm stil upset that reese and ryan got a divorce!

michelle said...

I really loved August Rush. Happy LOVE month! -mee

JT and Lizzie Davis said...

Cinnamon bears are not readily available to me here on the East Coast & I would love to snack on some this Valentines Day! My favorite romantic movie of all time is You've Got Mail. I've seen it at least 50 times.

Charlotte said...

Love Actually... when laura linney is jumping around, around the corner from that guy.. thats exactly how I felt after my first date with my boyfriend :-) very sweet movie.. have never seen cinnamon bears in maine

Heather said...

Somehow I have never even *heard* of cinnamon bears, but they sound quite wonderful. Are they as spicy as red hot hearts?
My favorite today is "You've Got Mail". :o)

carak said...

does amelie count as a chick flick romance movie? i love it.

i love cinnamon bears too - and i agree that they're impossible to find in chicago!

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Petit Elefant said...

Pride & Prejudice with Room With a View as a close runner up. I gave you mad props on my blog the other day for your adorable handwriting skills. ;)

Happy Valentines!

CAC muffin said...

holy cow! they make Cinnamon bears!!!????!
I love Under the Tuscan Sun because it reminds you to be you and get yourself together before you prince comes long! Love yourself!

marialuigi said...

My fave? "You've Got Mail!" of course.

If you are interested, I have an old radio show from, oh, the 40's all about a Cinnamon Bear and his Christmas escapades...it is charming and lovely and my husband I listen to the little installments all December long. I would be happy to send you a DVD of the story...to go with your yummy little gummies.

Texan Couture said...

My favorite chick flick is "The Holiday".

Chelsey said...

I have been on the lookout for cinnamon candy lately and it's not an easy thing here in OC. I LOVE cinnamon candy. My Fav chick flick without question is the Notebook. So romantic.

NSMOM said...

Love Actually... so fun and can watch it over and over and still smile.

Thanks,
Maureen (jnomaxx at hotmail dot com)

leanne said...

Chocolat, hands down. Johnny Depp AND chocolate in a movie? Does life even get any better than that?

Kristen M. Hansen said...

Under the Tuscan Sun. I could watch this daily.

Now that you mention it, I haven't had a cinnamon bear since my childhood. Oh my, the memories they conjure.

Melissa said...

Stranger Than Fiction.

I love that he brings her a box of "flours" because she is a baker, instead of flowers.
If you haven't watched it, you should rent it. you'll be happy you did.

I miss cinnamon gummy bears, I haven't had them in so long! They're oh so delicious!

Katy said...

mmmmm. Phenomenon is mine.

hazeljoy said...

once.
it's a newy, but a goody

Kerry said...

I've never even seen cinnamon bears before. How cute, and what a great color. Wish I had Cinnamon Bear-Colored Lipstick.

Favorite chick flick: "The Cutting Edge" (1992), no question about it. I've seen it a million times. Whatever happened to DB Sweeney? So cute.

LKV said...

My favorite chick flick/romantic movie has to be Dirty Dancing!

Also I have not had cinnamon bears in literally AGES and i had forgotten all about them until I saw your post! An elderly neighbor of mine as a child, appropriately named Mr. Goodman, would often repay me and my sisters in candy for helping him carry his bags into the house with selections from his candy dish. And it was the best candy dish- it included Brach's jelly nougats and cinnamon bears. Wow, what a flashback just thinking about cinnamon bears has caused!

Karen said...

Cinnamon bears are impossible to come by here. The french have a dramatic aversion to cinnamon. For the chick flick I would go with Love Actually. I love that the story takes place during Noel but it's so sweet you can watch it year round.

Donna H. Baumann said...

I love "You've Got Mail" ...it is a wonderful story... It reminds me that when God closes one door, he opens another, BETTER door!

Em said...

Hey Mart! You know how I love those bears!

My favorite Chick Flick.... Little Women... or Beaches.. haha. I know that is yours. :)

KJ said...

1. I can't believe there are people who have never heard of cinnamon bears! Tragic!
2. you must try them dipped in chocolate. wonderful.
3.favorite chick flick? Little Women, You've Got Mail, Pride & Prejudice, High Society

The Palmers said...

My all time favorite romance movie is Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth. I love, love, love it!!!

Abby said...

So many chick flicks...
my best friends wedding, you've got mail, 10 days to loose a guy, sweet home alabama, runaway bride, but I have to say the best movie ever which is a love/comedy Wedding Crashers....SO GOOD. I LOVE LOVE LOVE cin bears they are the best!

Josie said...

Cinnamon bears are so hard to come by here in chicago. Most people don't understand my need to constantly check gas stations/convenience stores to try to find these treasures.
My favorite go to chickflicks are , "you've got mail" & pretty in pink.

Emily said...

Pride & Prejudice. Any version!

Thanks, Marta! Happy Love Month to YOU!

Evelyn said...

Pride & Prejudice, Mamma Mia, No Reservations... I could go on and on!

I remember you writing about cinnamon bears before - they sound delicious! They don't exist in the Netherlands :(

love,
Evelyn

gem said...

you've got mail...a fav*

Megan said...

Hmm, it may be one of the more obvious ones but The Notebook gets me every time. It is my go-to movie when I'm feeling like watching a chick flick!

Alli M. said...

so many lovely chick flicks. In America is wonderful, but if I need something light I do love Sabrina.

amanda said...

I love cinnamon bears! And The Holiday. And eating cinnamon bears while watching The Holiday. :)

erica said...

you've got mail is y all time favorite. love cinnamon bears. love chocolate cinnamon bears too!!

steph-a-ronie said...

oh my :)

I do love Little Women. It's not quite a chick flick... but ahhh, it's so wonderful!

tara said...

Yummy!! You've Got Mail

eRiCa said...

Cinnamon bears are quite addicting! such a great idea. My movies:

1. Moulin Rouge
2. Elvis- Blue Hawaii (love it)
3. The Princess Bride
4. Pride and Predjudice
5. Bride and Predjudice (bali-wood rocks!)
6. Love Actually
7.Casablanca
8. Notting Hill
9. 50 First Dates
10.Can't Buy Me Love
11. Breakfast at Tiffanys
12. 4 weddings and a funeral
13. A Walk in the Cloud -classic, beautiful cinematography
14. Chocolat - a favorite
15 - Stranger Than Fiction
16- August Rush
17 - Dan in Real Life

summer said...

mmm... i know i've already got some bears, but I just want to muse over my movies...
i'm going to go with:
sabrina is an old fave
ps. i love you is new find
pride & prejudice is always just right.

thanks again for my sweet new favorite, m!

kaili said...

Clueless, hands down.

I have never had cinnamon bears, but I think that we could get along well...

Anonymous said...

My Big Fat Greek Wedding is my favorite. I have been craving some cinnamon bears. Hope that you pick me.

dogearedit said...

i've never had these! but i do love everything cinnamon-flavored. sign me up!

Carla said...

sabrina is my fave. and would go well with some cinnamon bears! yum!

Suzie said...

I really like:

Alot Like Love
Return To Me

Cinnamon Bears.

:)

One Love Photo said...

i forgot about these but my mouth is watering now. I must go on a hunt tomorrow.

Emily said...

Love the movie ideas!

Perhaps it would ruin the allure of the bears but it appears that the manufacturer, Sweet Candy Co., sells them online at www.sweetcandy.com.

Carrie K said...

oh so many of them! im a chick flick connoisseur :)

wedding singer is a recent favorite i saw again

say anything is a top 10

Carol said...

It's late to be trying to win some cinnamon bears, but I found your blog when I got desperate enough to do an online search for the hard to come by bears. I took it for granted that the grocery stores ALWAYS had them! I never thought for a second they'd be hard to find. But here I am calling every store in the area trying to track some down! You really nailed it on the head with this one, and you're not crazy to buy 10 bags!

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