Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Rally for "Real" pizza hits the social networks & close to home

For at least the last 6 months (since we discovered the 5 yo is possibly ADHD) I have been trying harder to pay attention to what the ingredients in the products we purchase for my family are. Whether it be food, home cleaning supplies or health care/personal care items. I have been trying to go the more natural route. Avoiding artificial flavors or colors, processed foods that have a longer shelf life than myself. Things that are healthy & good for my family, not rotting their insides & shortening their lifespans.

This journey has been an interesting one. The more I learn about things like vanillin (artificial vanilla substitute), red 40, blue lake, TBHQ and a hand full of other additives that food manufactures put in food to help extend the shelf life of their items (which otherwise would not need to be added) the more I am disgusted that we have come this far.
The good part of this journey is finding out that there are still companies out there which can produce items that taste good & are good for you. Yet, this is a subject for another post.

Another part that disgusts me is that so much of the processed food out there tastes SO BAD, yet we still eat it like there is nothing wrong. Frozen pizza is a great place to look for horrible food. Most of it is so over processed it's like cardboard w/ sauce. Yet, feed 6 kids can get REALLY expensive.. And when they LOVE pizza what's a mom to do??

That's why when I heard Freschetta Pizza was sending out a battle cry to rally the people. No more phony pizza, I was all ears.

Freschetta Pizza is owned by the Schwan Food Company (yes, the guys in the yellow delivery trucks who bring frozen food to your front door). Freschetta claims,"Frozen pizza shouldn’t simply taste better. It should be better. So FRESCHETTA® frozen pizzas are made with top-quality ingredients and taste-tested recipes, just to make sure your pizza will always deliver FRESCH® flavor."

Frozen pizza that tastes good & is good for my family?? Sounds like something I would be interested in.. Then I heard their #PizzaRally is offering people 3 ways to win FREE PIZZA FOR A YEAR! (Pizza for a year & 6 kids.. need I say more??)

You too can enter to win Freschetta's Rally for Real Pizza, check this out..

Your first chance comes w/ the Rally Mosaic...
Submit a photo to the Rally Mosaic on Facebook between February 27 and March 30, 2012. Each week 100 winners will be selected to each receive 5 Freschetta® Pizzas. On March 30, 10 winners will each receive Freschetta® Pizza for a year!

The second is the Twitter #PizzaRally...
Everyday March 16-20 @ 7pm EST, @Freschetta will randomly select 5 Twitter followers showing off their Rally Badge (found on the website). 5 people (2 each night) will win FREE pizzas for a year & 25 people (5 each night) will win a Freschetta Pizza Prize pack - including a free pizza, t-shirt & family game.

To enter: Change your profile badge to your favorite rally badge (there are 4 to pick from), follow @Freschetta & Tweet "@Freschetta I'm rallying for real pizza. Join ( for your chance to win pizza for a year."

The sweepstakes wraps up with the big Twitter #PizzaRally LIVE Event...
March 20th 7-9pm EST.. join in & tweet a long LIVE for your chance to win one of 35 prizes (10 people will win pizza for a year & 25 will win pizza prize packs).

WOW! That's a lot of pizza.. correction.. that's a lot of Fresh Pizza.. now get out there & spread that rally cry.. NO more BLAH, we want REAL PIZZA..

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