Thursday, September 30, 2010

Red Ape Cinnamon & Singing Dog Vanilla Review & Giveaway!!!


Red Ape Cinnamon
Below is information listed on their site~they explain it better than I can!
Pure Ground Cassia Cinnamon and Cinnamon Sticks from Sumatra. You will quickly notice the difference in taste with our fragrant, sweet, organic cinnamon. This robust Korintje cinnamon from Sumatra is ideal for baking and will enliven the flavor of desserts, cookies and cinnamon rolls.

Red Ape CinnamonĂ¢„¢ is sustainably harvested in Indonesia from Cassia Cinnamon trees that are at least 20 years old. The Volatile Oil (V.O.) content is much higher in older trees resulting in a higher quality cinnamon.

You will notice that Red Ape CinnamonĂ¢„¢ is a lighter reddish brown color than the darker cinnamon you are accustomed to seeing. Only the pure inner cinnamon bark is ground and the extra outer bark that would normally dilute the final powder is disposed of. It is because of this grinding process that our cinnamon delivers a more intense cinnamon flavor experience.

5% of profits from sales of our cinnamon will be donated to programs dedicated to the protection and restoration of orangutan (a.k.a. The Red Ape) habitat in Indonesia.

My Review~
I thought this cinnamon was really superb. The smell is for sure the first thing you notice when using it. It's intense smell makes me swoon! I have been able to use in several things in the past two weeks: Homemade Apple Butter,  Homemade Applesauce, and Blueberry Oatmeal Bake. I have not been able to squeeze in making some cinnamon rolls yet....but believe me they are on the list! I was pleased with top quality service I received from the company as well. I recieved my product REALLY fast and it was wrapped with care to ensure I got a top-notch product without any damage.
I was sent this 3.6oz jar and I was pleased to see that I can buy it for only $6.59. Even better than that price,  a pound of the organic pure cinnamon for $12.95!
Singing Dog Vanilla
I also got a lovely sample of Singing Dog Vanilla to try out. It smells lovely and seems to be a great quality vanilla. I have to admit I probably won't be buying any in the near future since I just made some homemade vanilla, a half gallon to be exact! If you don't want to bother making your own I would reccommend ordering. Prices start at $6.56 for a 2ox. bottle, and go all the way up to $38.25 for a quart.
I am happy to tell you that Kestrel Growth Products adhere to the Fair Trade Plus +
To learn more about the Fair Trade Plus+ you can go HERE!

If you want to stock up on some of these goodies I told you about you will be happy to know that you get FREE shipping with a $35 or more purchase...LOVE THAT!!
WANT A CHANCE TO WIN SOME GOODIES OF YOUR OWN??
ONE WINNER will be sent a 3.2oz bottle of Red Ape Cinnamon
PLUS
One package (1.12oz) of Red Ape Cinnamon Sticks 
~WAYS TO ENTER~
Must be a US resident.
Deadline for enteries OCTOBER 10, 2010 at noon! 
1. Follow The Gaertegang
2.Subscribe to The Gaertegang
3.Grab my button for your blog
4. Facebook about the giveaway
5. Tweet the giveaway...daily if you want!
6. Tell me your favorite thing you make that contains both cinnamon & vanilla.
(Feel free to leave me a link if you have the recipe up on your blog!)
REMEMBER TO LEAVE A SEPERATE COMMENT FOR EACH ENTRY!!
Be sure to leave your email so I can notify you if you WIN!!
A special thank you to Red Ape Cinnamon and Singing Dog Vanilla for my wonderful free samples.
All comments expressed are my own honest opinions.

14 comments:

Megan said...

I follow! Thanks for the giveaway~

Megan said...

Also subscribe

Megan said...

And have your button!

Carra said...

I follow!

Carra said...

Also subscribe, and love it!

Carra said...

And have your button!

SnoWhite said...

my favorite thing that has both vanilla and cinnamon -- pumpkin spice granola :) YUM!

madwoman-doing-cartwheels said...

I follow your blog on Google Friend Connect (Ally)

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madwoman-doing-cartwheels said...

I get your feed on Google reader. You feed to my google homepage.

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madwoman-doing-cartwheels said...

my Snickerdoodle cookies have both cinnamon and vanilla in them.

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chrissy said...

I follow Gaerte Gang.
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Christie said...

I always add cinnamon and vanilla to pancake batter or french toast dip. It makes it SOOO good!

Yona said...

I'm a Google Connect Follower. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

Yona said...

I've put cinnamon and vanilla into my hot cocoa to spice it up a bit. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

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