Monday, July 12, 2010

My Mixed Nuts Review & Giveaway

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Why you should go nuts over nuts!
There's no doubt about it that research shows nuts are full of vitamins, minerals and omega 3s. A daily intake or supplement of omegas is super important to your health. Plus nuts are the perfect snacking food because of the high protein amount, a little goes a long way. My Mixed Nuts has a great selection of healthy trail mixes or you can create your own mix of your favorite nuts and/or other goodies to blend  in. Are you just really nuts over nuts? Then the My Mixed Nuts of the Month Club is for you! If you are looking for a gift for a fellow health-nut be sure to check out the large selection of gift baskets loaded with several varieties of trail mixes and nut mixes. You can earn points from purchasing and referring friends to My Mixed Nuts that you can redeem for free mixes.

About My Mixed Nuts!
Information from website. 
How did a professional poker player, a reality TV producer and an actor get together to start a custom mixed nuts and trail mix company? Well, when Annie Duke, the hot-shot poker player was a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice where Ryan Simpkins one of the producers, it was a match made it nut heaven. We know that seems an odd genesis but, really, can you think of a better place to start a fruitful business relationship than on a show that is all about running fake businesses for reality TV?

During the show, Annie and Ryan really hit it off and, after the show was in the can, they continued their friendship in their hometown of Los Angeles. As they spent more time together, Annie and Ryan started banging around ideas for everything from TV concepts to businesses they could get into together. Then Ryan mentioned casually he had an idea for a custom trail mix company where folks could come and design their own mixed nuts or trail mix and have them shipped right to their door. Annie thought that was just about the most brilliant idea she had ever heard. You see, before we started this company, Annie would spend way too much of her time mixing her own trail mixes to take with her while traveling on the poker tour. She really is pretty picky. She likes things raw, organic and hates those little date things. So you can imagine how excited she was about the idea of a custom trail mix company. No more picking around the stuff you don’t like in a mix!

For those of you who don't know Annie personally, when she gets excited about something, it becomes contagious, and as those of you who saw her on the Celebrity Apprentice, when she puts her mind to something, it pretty much happens.


She came home and with a beaming smile told her boyfriend, Joe Reitman, that they should get into this custom mixed nut and trail mix business immediately! Joe, a Hollywood actor, also loves food (only slightly less than he loves Annie) and also hates some of the stuff they put in pre-packages trail mixes. So in the hopes of eradicating this serious deficiency of good trail mix in the world, Joe joined the team.

With the team in place, Annie, Ryan and Joe started MY MIXED NUTS. But who would actually have time to do the day-to-day operations? Who was the most qualified to handle all these nuts? That’s where Ryan’s mom, Susan Colby, came into the picture. If you have ever met Ryan, you would understand that his mom must be supremely qualified to handle nutcases, so Annie and Joe were sold on the idea. Susan would handle each order with care and love.

 At MY MIXED NUTS we are committed to providing the best quality ingredients so you can truly have it your way. After all, that is why Annie was so excited about the idea in the first place. She just wants things her way, just like you do. So Susan is ready to get your order going. Don't keep mom waiting. :)



Thanks for being here, and thanks for being nutty.

All the best,
The Nut Cases at mymixednuts.com

My Mixed Nuts Experience! 


We eat a lot of organic nuts for snacks as well as add them to our oatmeal, granola bars and other baked goods. My Mixed Nuts sent me the Nuts for Organic and Sugar & Spice blends for review.  I like the resealable paper type bags the nuts are packaged in, very nice and keep your mixes fresh. First, we tried the Nuts for Organic. This is a blend of roasted almonds and peanuts, raw cashews, hazelnuts, pecans, pistachios, walnuts, pumpkin and sunflower seeds. My husband especially liked this mix because he just loves raw nuts and he's not too interested in trail mixes. All of the nuts in this blend tasted excellent and fresh. I would also like to point out that these nuts are not salted. Unfortunately most people who eat nuts will buy a can from a store and they are heavily salted. The salt is not good for you! Even the "less salt" nuts have too much sodium in them. When you eat unsalted nuts they taste much better and you enjoy the natural sweetness of the nuts themselves. Great mix!

The next mix we tried was the Sugar & Spice. This trail mix is a combination of roasted salted cashews, unsulphured ginger, organic vegetarian jelly beans, raw macadamia nuts, roasted salted pecans, golden raisins, Organic Fair Trade chocolate covered raisins, and organic vegetarian sunny bears. Wow, this was a super yummy mix! I tried not let myself just pick out the candy and the chocolate covered raisins because they were so good. I loved the sweet and salty (since some of the nuts are lightly salted) combination of a handful of this trail mix was amazing. Needless to say, this is the bag that was gone first!


I loved the freshness of the My Mixed Nuts and the great combinations of the trail mixes we were sent to try. However, there are so many more mixes that sound just as wonderful to try out or possibly make my own mix.........heavy on the chocolate covered raisins ;-) I highly recommend My Mixed Nuts products!




BUY IT! You can purchase directly from My Mixed Nuts


WIN IT! My Mixed Nuts is generously giving away 1 bag of Nuts for Organic and 1 bag of Sugar & Spice to 1 Take Time to Smell the Rose reader! 


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                                    93 comments:

                                    ~mary said...

                                    I follow you on Google.

                                    Smarti said...

                                    i like the Nuts for Organics as I like plain nuts

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                                    Smarti said...

                                    i follow on gfc and i subscribe

                                    debbie said...

                                    I am a gfc follower. I would like to try the after dinner mix and the good dad trail mix.
                                    debbie
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                                    Cathy W said...

                                    Follow on GFC
                                    I'd like to try the Everything Organic Trail Mix
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                                    Cathy W said...

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                                    Cathy W said...

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                                    Cathy W said...

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                                    Cathy W said...

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                                    N.D. said...

                                    This sounds like fun! I would get the hump day trail mix!

                                    Terra H. said...

                                    I follow your blog and I'd like to try the Fruity Patootie Trail Mix Variety Pack. Thanks.
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                                    Terra H. said...

                                    email subscriber
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                                    Terra H. said...

                                    have the outdoor fun button up on the right hand side of my blog
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                                    Trish and Rob said...

                                    I would like to try the fruity patootie!
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                                    Jill said...

                                    I think the Bad Dad mix sounds really yummy!

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                                    MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

                                    FOLLOW hump day mix looks good mrs.mommyyatgmail

                                    Amber said...

                                    I follow you on google friend connect and I'd love to try the Hi Energy Trail Mix!
                                    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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                                    Amber said...

                                    I like My Mixed Nuts on Facebook and posted on their wall that you sent me #1
                                    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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                                    Amber said...

                                    I like My Mixed Nuts on Facebook and posted on their wall that you sent me #2
                                    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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                                    Amber said...

                                    I like My Mixed Nuts on Facebook and posted on their wall that you sent me #3
                                    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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                                    saturdaynightfever said...

                                    Everything Organic and Fruity Patootie would be my choices!

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                                    amanda said...

                                    I'd like to try the *Hump Day Trail Mix Variety Pack & *Fruity Patootie Trail Mix Variety Pack.

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                                    Egle said...

                                    I would like salted cashews and almonds mixed with some raisins.

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                                    Louis said...

                                    Following publicly as Louis on Google Friends Connect

                                    I really like the *Fruity Patootie Trail Mix Variety Pack

                                    Louis said...

                                    I subscribed to your feed via mail (same as in my profile / this post)

                                    Louis said...

                                    following you both on twitter at rosidentevil
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                                    Louis said...

                                    I like My Mixed Nuts on FaceBook (Louis Here) :) + wall post

                                    Louis said...

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                                    I like My Mixed Nuts on FaceBook (Louis Here) :) + wall post

                                    Louis said...

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                                    I like My Mixed Nuts on FaceBook (Louis Here) :) + wall post

                                    llinda29 said...

                                    I like Hump Day Trail Mix Variety Pack

                                    Benita said...

                                    GFC Follower.

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                                    Benita said...

                                    I'd like to try the Fruity Patootie Trail Mix and the Oh So Healthy Trail Mix.

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                                    Benita said...

                                    Signed up for My Mixed Nuts Newsletter. #1

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                                    Benita said...

                                    Signed up for My Mixed Nuts Newsletter. #2

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                                    Benita said...

                                    Signed up for My Mixed Nuts Newsletter. #3

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                                    Denise S. said...

                                    I want to try the Bad Dad Trail Mix.

                                    loni said...

                                    I would love to try the Ante Up For Africa

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                                    Gina said...

                                    I follow publicly...I would love to try Joe's Ugly Trail Mix & After Dinner Mix.
                                    yummyfaerie at hotmail dot com

                                    Gina said...

                                    Email subscriber.
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                                    mich0825 said...

                                    My fave is the good dad trail mix... though I think this mommy would steal it :)

                                    I'm following you on google friend connect...

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                                    kakihara said...

                                    I love Annie--thought she deserved to win The apprentice --they all look so yummy! I would love to try
                                    The Cocktail mix and The after Dinner Mix--or make my own mix!
                                    kakihararocks@gmail.com

                                    kimbly said...

                                    I like the Good Dad Trail Mix


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                                    FDP 4 Life said...

                                    i want to try the trail mix nut lover
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                                    FDP 4 Life said...

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                                    FDP 4 Life said...

                                    i like them on facebook and i told them that you sent me - tony l smoaks
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                                    FDP 4 Life said...

                                    i like them on facebook and i told them that you sent me - tony l smoaks
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                                    FDP 4 Life said...

                                    i like them on facebook and i told them that you sent me - tony l smoaks
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                                    FDP 4 Life said...

                                    subscribed to their newsletter

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                                    #1

                                    FDP 4 Life said...

                                    subscribed to their newsletter

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                                    Gina said...

                                    I 'Like' My Mixed Nuts on Facebook and left a message on their wall that you sent me #1.
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                                    Gina said...

                                    I 'Like' My Mixed Nuts on Facebook and left a message on their wall that you sent me #2.
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                                    Gina said...

                                    I 'Like' My Mixed Nuts on Facebook and left a message on their wall that you sent me #3.
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                                    Gina said...

                                    I Signed up for My Mixed Nuts Newsletter #1.
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                                    Gina said...

                                    I Signed up for My Mixed Nuts Newsletter #2.
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                                    Gina said...

                                    I Signed up for My Mixed Nuts Newsletter #3.
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                                    js22 said...

                                    I follow your blog on google friends connect- Joanne Schultz .
                                    email in blogger profile.

                                    js22 said...

                                    The Jabulani Trail Mix sounds great!
                                    email in blogger profile.

                                    js22 said...

                                    i follow Smell_the_Rose AND MyMixedNuts on twitter - js22222222 .
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                                    js22 said...

                                    #1
                                    I 'Like' My Mixed Nuts on Facebook and wrote on their wall-Joanne Schultz. http://www.facebook.com/js2222
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                                    js22 said...

                                    #2
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                                    js22 said...

                                    #3
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                                    arla said...

                                    Im following on google friend connect
                                    Top 5 Trail Mix Variety Pack

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                                    arla said...

                                    Im subscribed.

                                    arla said...

                                    I have your Take Time to Smell the Rose button. http://lighthousee27.blogspot.com/

                                    arla said...

                                    I got your Take Time to Share Your Giveaway Sunday button, http://lighthousee27.blogspot.com/

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                                    I have your Healthy living event button http://lighthousee27.blogspot.com/

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                                    I have the Outdoor Fun Event button.
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                                    arla said...

                                    I'm Following Smell_the_Rose AND MyMixedNuts on Twitter(id litehouse27) and tweeted.

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                                    arla said...

                                    I Like My Mixed Nuts on Facebook and I left a message. #1
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                                    arla said...

                                    I Like My Mixed Nuts on Facebook and I left a message. #2
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                                    I Like My Mixed Nuts on Facebook and I left a message. #3
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                                    arla said...

                                    I Signed up for - My Mixed Nuts Newsletter. #1

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                                    arla said...

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                                    Chrystal said...

                                    Follow publicly via Google Friend Connect

                                    I would love to try the Mom's Special Stash mix.

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                                    Chrystal said...

                                    Follow both on twitter- @chryskay

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                                    colorfulcarla said...

                                    they all look so good! I'd try the nut lovers variety first, then try Good Dad. colorfulcarla@ gmail.com

                                    MAC Mom said...

                                    I would like to try the hump day trail mix variety pack.
                                    jesskaufman at hotmail dot com
                                    follower

                                    MAC Mom said...

                                    subscribe via email

                                    CarrieAnn13 said...

                                    i follow on gfc and i want to try joe's ugly trail mix

                                    CarrieAnn13 said...

                                    email subscriber

                                    CarrieAnn13 said...

                                    signed up for my mixed nuts newsletter #1

                                    CarrieAnn13 said...

                                    signed up for my mixed nuts newsletter #1

                                    CarrieAnn13 said...

                                    signed up for my mixed nuts newsletter #2

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                                    signed up for my mixed nuts newsletter #3

                                    purango said...

                                    I follow publicly. I would like to try the Bad Dad Trail Mix. garrettsambo@aol.com

                                    Heather said...

                                    I follow as /\Heather/\ and would love to try Joe's Ugly Trail Mix and Jabulani Trail Mix.

                                    Gianna said...

                                    GFC follower..
                                    Cocktail Mix

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