With 3 kids in the house, 2 of them toddlers, we don't really get to go to the movies very often. For one, Sophie would probably try to climb over all of the theater seats while making monkey sounds, and Xander would probably just scream the whole time, not wanting to sit still. So for now, while the kids are toddlers, we generally wait until something comes out on DVD so we can watch it in the chaos, oops, comfort of our own home.
So I have to admit, I have not seen any of the movies that have been nominated for Academy Awards this year. Isn't that terrible?! I know...I need to make date night more of a priority! However, I do follow all of the movie reviews and do pay attention to all of the Hollywood buzz, so several of them are on my must-see list.
I also pay attention to fashion, so we will definitely be tuning into the red carpet events and the Academy Awards this Sunday, February 24, 2013. So to help get into "Oscar Mode", my husband and I recently had a Red Carpet Movie Night, with help from the folks at Wholly Guacamole and Daily's Cocktails. After all, what goes better with movie night or a star-studded awards show than some yummy Wholly products and some delicious frozen cocktails?!
About Wholly Guacamole & Salsas :
Wholly products are probably one of my few addictions when it comes to food. I am a guacamole addict, and I also love fresh, vibrant salsas. Add some creamy queso into the mix, and I will be in foodie Heaven! Well, this is why I adore Wholly Guacamole so much. Not only do they have several drool-worthy varieties of guacamole to offer, they also have super-fresh salsas, ranging from fruity and mild to spicy hot. There is also Wholly Queso, which is simply fabulous.
About Daily's Cocktails:
Daily's Cocktails has been around for quite some time. Since 1960, actually, which is longer than my mother has been alive. They actually began as an orange juice company that served the Pittsburgh suburbs. Over time, more juices were added, and they began playing with drink mixers and ready to drink cocktails.
They have so many delicious flavors in ready to drink pouches, like Pina Colada, Strawberry Margarita, and Peach Daiquiri. Yum! And all of Daily's Cocktails products are made from natural, real fruit ingredients at the peak of freshness.
I was very excited to try Daily's Cocktails, but when we went to our local Walmart to pick them up, all we could find was one flavor, the Frozen Lemonade. It was a pretty horrible experience, actually, because they were in a large attention-grabbing Daily's Cocktails display at the end of the beer and wine aisle. But while they were in a Daily's display, they were surrounded by a competitor's frozen wine cocktails. And some of them were leaking, so the entire bin was covered in slimy, sticky goo.
So basically, there were hundreds of sticky, slimy, leaky pouches in the Daily's display, and only 4 of them were actually Daily's Cocktails products. Out of hundreds, ONLY 4...And they were just one flavor, and I had to dig through piles of sticky goo to get to them. This, of course, says nothing bad about Daily's, I would call this a Walmart merchandising and stocking FAIL. I just wish more flavors had been available, since the ones I was drooling over were nowhere to be found.
Our Movie Night Celebration
So Dan and I decided to watch one of my absolute favorite Academy Award winners, "Life is Beautiful". If you haven't seen this Italian, sub-titled movie, SEE IT...NOW...Just be sure to grab a box of tissues. And don't say I didn't warn you!
We enjoyed our Daily's Cocktails Frozen Lemonade, tortilla chips and Wholly Salsas, and some yummy chicken quesadillas with a heaping side of Wholly Guacamole.
Overall, we really enjoyed our evening. The food was great, and the guacamole complemented my super-spicy quesadillas perfectly. My husband also raved about the Wholly Red Pepper Mango Salsa. This salsa was deceptively sweet, and definitely had amazing, fresh flavors. I plan on using this when I make chicken soft tacos next...Some fresh Cilantro and crumbled Queso Fresca paired with juicy marinated chicken and the fruity salsa? YUM!
We also really loved the Daily's Cocktails. Again, we only had one flavor to try because our local store wasn't on top of their stocking, but it was still quite good. The flavors were very bold and natural tasting, and there was a nice balance of sweet and sour. I really appreciated how convenient preparing these drinks is. No blenders, no fancy bar equipment and shakers...Just a freezer and a cup is all that's required. The slushy, refreshing drink is already pre-mixed, and is ready to enjoy.
The combination of Daily's, Wholly Guacamole, and Oscar night seem to go hand in hand. Such wonderful flavors, and so convenient. You won't miss a single moment of red-carpet action with these awesome, ready to serve party goodies!
How to Connect :
You can connect with Wholly Guacamole on their website.
Also, be sure to follow them on Facebook and on twitter to stay on top of current products and promotions!
Check out Daily's Cocktails on their website (21+, please!)
You can also catch them on Facebook and on twitter.
Also join them for a Hollywood-inspired twitter party during the Oscars on February 24th using hashtags #Oscars and #RedCarpetReady
Enter to Win !
I am thrilled to announce that 1 Winner will receive a Daily’s Cocktail and Wholly Guacamole prize pack which includes: 3 Wholly Guacamole, 3 Wholly Salsas, 2 Daily’s Cocktails glasses, a $20 Wal-Mart gift card and other promotional items. How cool is that?!
Simply enter using the easy Rafflecopter form below!
This giveaway is open to US residents 18+ until 11:59PM March 20, 2013. No PO Boxes. Winners will be drawn using Rafflecopter's Random Number Generator. All entries will be verified, so play fair! I will notify winner via e-mail and they will have 48 hours to reply before I am forced to redraw winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. This contest is not affiliated with Facebook in any way. Thanks for entering, and Good Luck!
***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
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