Sugarlaws: Living Sweetly.

Hola Fruta! Giveaway

Pin It

August 4th, 2008 · Print Print

You know what I think this website really needs?  More ice cream.  Because, let’s be serious here.  Can anyone possibly get enough ice cream?

I didn’t think so.

(You know what is fun about having a blog?  Getting to ask questions like that and pretending that a group of people have just answered exactly the way you wanted them to.)

But I digress.  And, in fact, this giveaway is not even for ice cream.  It’s for fruit sherbet, party supplies, and (I’m not kidding) a pair of maracas. Are you psyched yet?

The generous folks over at Pierre’s have offered a great giveaway called “Fiesta Fridays” on their website, and have let me give away two party packages on Sugarlaws!  If you win, you’ll receive 5 quarts of their new Hola Fruta! sherbet, enough bowls, napkins, spoons and coupons to distribute to a small army, ice cream scoops, invitations, and, of course, your very own maracas.

I will say, in case you don’t want a fiesta friday at your place of employment, I think that kids would be particularly excited about the ice cream and loud-rattling-instrument combo.  Hosting your son or daughter’s soccer team or girl scout meeting in the next few weeks?  Guess what would make that meeting a whole lot better?  And, for the responsible moms and dads out there, every flavor of this sherbet is low fat and less than 150 calories.  (I’ve been eating it almost daily since Pierre’s sent me a box, and I have not turned into a blimp so far.)

So, to win, leave a comment on this post!  The contest will run for two weeks, and I’ll pick two winners randomly and announce them on Monday, August 18th! If you want a double chance to win, Pierre’s is running the same giveaway on their Hola Fruta! website — so once you’ve left a comment to enter here, you can click here to enter a second time over there!


Tags: uncategorized

61 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Alejandra // Aug 4, 2008 at 8:53 am

    This sounds so fun! I know my coworkers would love! I’ll throw my hat in the ring!

  • 2 QL Girl // Aug 4, 2008 at 9:27 am

    Oh my!!! This is just what we need at the office!!

  • 3 Mary // Aug 4, 2008 at 9:27 am

    Someone was just telling me to try the pomengranate flavor yesterday! I’d love to hold a sherbet party!
    And I definitely need new maracas.

  • 4 Koren // Aug 4, 2008 at 9:27 am

    what fun, ice cream social!!

  • 5 Cheryl W // Aug 4, 2008 at 9:37 am

    Oh wow, yummy! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  • 6 Emily // Aug 4, 2008 at 9:53 am


    Can I have some, please?

  • 7 Vanessa // Aug 4, 2008 at 10:02 am

    Oh yum!!  This is just what my office needs!

  • 8 John Lucas // Aug 4, 2008 at 10:08 am

    Did somebody tweet ice cream?  You can never have enough.  I Scream, u Scream, we all scream for ice cream.  It looks good!

  • 9 Karen // Aug 4, 2008 at 10:13 am

    This looks so good! We’re entering a heat wave, send ice cream!

  • 10 VeggieGirl // Aug 4, 2008 at 10:22 am

    I always love your giveaways – so fun!! :0)

  • 11 katherine // Aug 4, 2008 at 10:32 am

    I’d like a strawberry or mango. Those sound good.

  • 12 Debbie // Aug 4, 2008 at 10:34 am

    I would love to win this – my kids and their friends would totally enjoy this to beat the summer heat!

    Thanks for the great giveaway ~


  • 13 Sarah // Aug 4, 2008 at 10:34 am

    I can picture it now…a bunch of U.S. Marines eating sherbet.  Of course I would have to bring in my camera to document the occassion.  Marines love their free food!

  • 14 Christi // Aug 4, 2008 at 11:03 am

    Sounds great! Do they even have this in Missouri????

  • 15 Pam // Aug 4, 2008 at 11:07 am

    My co-workers would be so in on this, we all love cold treats in the summer!  I’ve never tried this brand but it looks AWESOME!

    Thanks for offering it!

  • 16 Hillary // Aug 4, 2008 at 11:09 am

    I love your website! My ten classmates and I (very small major!) are stuck in summer classes at college and would love to be able to share this with them!

  • 17 ttfn300 // Aug 4, 2008 at 11:32 am

    I just bought some honey pomegranate ice cream cause it sounded so intriguing, but I have to say that blueberry pom sherbet would win me over!!

  • 18 Kitt // Aug 4, 2008 at 11:37 am

    You know I like frozen treats.  But if you decide to leave me out of the drawing for being a previous winner, I’ll understand.

    I’ll be entering over there, though! My cow-orkers would love to ork some tasty sherbet.

  • 19 Aunt LoLo // Aug 4, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    Ooh, I’ve got a small army of kids at church who would LOVE to dig into this ice cream…if I don’t eat it all first. :-)

  • 20 D. Rex // Aug 4, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    You’re a mind reader — I just saw this at the grocery store and forced myself to put it back since I’d just made sour cherry frozen yogurt (!)

  • 21 Mary Jenkins // Aug 4, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    love your blog, darling! i’d love to win this just for an excuse to have a party!

  • 22 Cyndi // Aug 4, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    LOL I love the name of the brand!

    And of course, I would love to win the part pack because, well…..have you ever been to Bakersfield in the middle of our 100+ degree summers??????

  • 23 Judith // Aug 4, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    Mmm, sherbet!  Sure, I’ll enter :-D

  • 24 grace // Aug 4, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    not only does this website need more ice cream, the world needs more ice cream.  this is an awesome giveaway. :)

  • 25 Katie // Aug 4, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    De-lurking to win some fruta!  :)

  • 26 VCK // Aug 4, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    Sounds like fun! I’m in!

  • 27 Heidi // Aug 4, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    Hi! i’ve been lurking on my cellphone for quite some time now cos we dont have a puter. i live in osaka and our range of frozen desserts sucks. anything made with real milk is hideously expensive and everything is laden with sugar (even bread!!) chemicals etc etc. to get proper sorbet, gelato etc u have to go to a specialist store and pay like $10 cup :(
    i was planning to delurk with a ‘i love your recipes’ type post but its like 38?c (sorry not good with F, maybe 80? odd??) this morning. cant send it to japan can you?? lol

  • 28 Heidi // Aug 4, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    Hi! i’ve been lurking on my cellphone for quite some time now cos we dont have a puter. i live in osaka and our range of frozen desserts sucks. anything made with real milk is hideously expensive and everything is laden with sugar (even bread!!) chemicals etc etc. to get proper sorbet, gelato etc u have to go to a specialist store and pay like $10 cup :(
    i was planning to delurk with a ‘i love your recipes’ type post but its like 38?c (sorry not good with F, maybe 80? odd??) this morning. cant send it to japan can you?? lol

  • 29 Yeast_n_math // Aug 4, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    HOLY COW! wait I mean HOLY FRUTA BATMAN! (for all the Vegetarians and Hindus out there)

  • 30 Chris // Aug 4, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Didn’t win before, but maybe this time there’s a chance!

  • 31 Carla Pullum // Aug 5, 2008 at 12:20 am

    I would love to try!!! YUM!!!!!

  • 32 Annalise // Aug 5, 2008 at 1:08 am

    I know my coworkers would love this! After standing on your feet for eight hours nothing sounds better than an icy treat.

  • 33 Kristen // Aug 5, 2008 at 7:26 am

    I read “maracas” as “Mascara” the first time I read your post.  I was like, huh? ice cream and mascara? That’s a weird give-away.  Maracas make so much more sense.

    PICK ME :)

  • 34 Anonymous // Aug 5, 2008 at 9:35 am

    I read Maracas as Mascara as well!

  • 35 jo // Aug 5, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    yay!  thank you :) and please, feel free to enter the giveaway on my blog too :)

  • 36 Kimberly L // Aug 5, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    I this would be fantastic. Just love great tasting sherbet.

  • 37 Jen // Aug 5, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    Personally, I’m in it for the maracas.

  • 38 Elle // Aug 5, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    I love sherbet–I’ve never seen this one before, though!  Great giveaway!

  • 39 L@spillingbuckets // Aug 6, 2008 at 7:32 am

    What a great idea for a give-away.  This would be awesome as a going away party for the recent PhD at the lab.

    (plus maracas!)

  • 40 Judy // Aug 6, 2008 at 8:10 am

    I could really do with a party pack.  I have both of my girls parties coming up in a couple of weeks!

  • 41 Sarah // Aug 6, 2008 at 9:37 am

    All the flavors look delicious!

  • 42 Claire // Aug 6, 2008 at 9:50 am

    I’ve seen this brand before but have yet to try it.  This would be a fun way!

  • 43 Lindsay // Aug 6, 2008 at 10:51 am

    I’d love to host a sherbert party… the flavors sound delicious.

  • 44 karmel // Aug 6, 2008 at 10:58 am

    We need this at our office!!  Definitely!

  • 45 stacey // Aug 6, 2008 at 11:13 am

    I’m with you – there is always room for more ice cream!!!!

  • 46 Anna // Aug 6, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Sherbet is the best! those flavors look awesome! I’d love to have people over for a sherbet party :)

  • 47 Susan // Aug 6, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    count me in.  this would be a fun event to have at my office.

  • 48 howtoeatacupcake // Aug 6, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    Holy cow that ice cream sounds insanely good!

    Yes the cupcakes would work with Diet. They’d work with pretty much any liquid! :)

  • 49 Hannah // Aug 6, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    Who can ever have too much ice cream?!?!?! Count me in for the drawing…………….love your site BTW


  • 50 Tessa // Aug 7, 2008 at 7:35 am

    Oh man, this contest reminds me of the ice cream parties we used to have at elementary school on Fridays.  To be a kid again!

  • 51 Shannon // Aug 7, 2008 at 9:00 am


    yes please =)

  • 52 Christine // Aug 7, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    I can’t pass up maracas!
    And the sherbet sounds amazing.
    I’m in.

  • 53 Jennifer // Aug 8, 2008 at 6:55 am

    These sound delicious, I’m especially eyeballing the pina colada one on the end there. And have I mentioned that the 18th is my birthday? :)

  • 54 Ashlee // Aug 9, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Hola Fruta tastes so good, but I can’t find it in my new neighborhood!

    See my lease ended and I had to move away, now I cannot enjoy my Hola Fruta every day.

    I miss the peach and the raspberry when it is steamy; oh that Hola Fruta was so creamy!

    So if you read this and understand my stress, please select me as the winner of your Hola Fruta contest!

  • 55 Elizabeth // Aug 9, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    I am SO glad I stumbled across this blog. I would love to win yummies, you have no idea.

  • 56 Katy Lin // Aug 12, 2008 at 11:44 am

    sherbet + party = fantastic!!!  how fun! :) all of the flavors sound fabulous! pina colada is high on my can’t wait to try list!

  • 57 Alison H. // Aug 14, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    hi Katy!

    I’d like to enter your sherbet giveaway and say I am stopping by and your website is looking lovely these days.

    :-) Alison

  • 58 Krysten A. // Aug 14, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    What an adorable and charming site. My new favorite foodie blog.

    Thanks for entering me. :)

  • 59 Reeni // Aug 15, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    How fun! And yummy!

  • 60 leela // Aug 22, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    oo sherbet parties perfect for labor day

  • 61 ?? // Sep 22, 2015 at 3:32 am

    Coldplay Australia, play is the ???? heart! This weekend, Australia wil ?????? l usher in this year’s summer time! Taking advantage of the summer before the arrival of the real, the weather is not so m ???? uch HOT to stroll! Today, the small K from the sea, land, air, respectively, three to introduce a let you heart

Leave a Comment