Thursday, August 13, 2009

Product endorsement FAIL.

A few weeks ago, the lovely ladies behind Blissfully Domestic and the One2One Network sent up a flare. They were looking for people to try the new Kraft Bagel-fuls and submit witty comments with a review of the product for the chance to win prizes. (And don't ask me what those prizes were because that was far more than 15 minutes ago...my current window within which something can be remembered before I succumb to the brain suck that the word "MOOOOOM!" induces).

They were sending coupons to a select number of us chickies who requested them, so that we could try them free, and lucky me - they picked my name!

Now, just so you know, Bagel-fuls are like Pop-Tarts for grown ups. Think Hot Pocket meets jelly donut, where the outside is a nice chewy little bagel. Being a working Mom, I was excited to try these, thinking they may be another option for "its o-dark-thirty and I can't believe I'm on the road to work" fare.

But, see, I decided to try them on a Saturday morning, simply because you could gain an extra entry to the contest if you took a photo of your family enjoying the Bagel-fuls and posted a link to that as well. I thought, "My kids are cute and photogenic - I could win this thing!!!"

That's when things went horribly wrong.

I like to call this series, "CUZ I'M THE BIG BROTHER - THAT'S WHY!!!"

we start off happy enough

We started off well enough...

then - wait - he took the box!

...then someone got a little too territorial with the box...

what the?!?

...and someone else got all grabby, leading me to fear for the safety of my yummy bagel-ey goodness.

that's MY BOX, dammit!

This photo was taken approximately 10 seconds before the all-out brawl began.
Mommy ran with the strawberry cream cheese filled pastries to the safety of the kitchen.

No Bagel-fuls were harmed in the making of this product endorsement.

Till we ate them.

one final "one up" on the little brother - all good!

And they were good.

21 comments:

Tara R. said...

*snort* Loved, loved, loved the photos. My son loves bagel-fuls too. Luckily he doesn't have to share them with anyone.

WeaselMomma said...

Most entertaining review ever.

@BarbaraJones said...

I have to tell you, I almost did a 'spit-take' with my diet coke just now...you rock...I love it! This is REAL life stuff. Thanks for sharing--I'm sending it to Kraft even though it's late...classic.

Fear and Parenting in Las Vegas said...

Too cute. My kids would never be that compliant.

Alli Worthington {@alliworthington} said...

Best. Review. Ever!

LOVE!

WackyMummy said...

Love the photos and the honesty of this review. More should be like this. =)

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Love the photos. They look yummy.

Mrs. CPA said...

Stuff like that never happens at my house, Colleen. Really. Your children argue? About bagels? And you judge me about drinking wine out of a McDonalds bag?


(I'm kidding, of course. Hudson once threw a gigantic, knock-down, drag-out fit on the floor over some easy mac. Loved this.)

Have a great Friday!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

This makes the brawl in the back of my Momvan yesterday look much more normal. Thanks.
And thanks for the review, too.

Roger said...

That was AWESOME!! I need to get some for myself, or maybe to watch the kids wrestle for them. Who am I kidding, they don't need that to start wrestling. :)

BTW, it looks like Will won that battle, to me.

Marni's Organized Mess said...

That's awesome!

Leighann of Multi-Minding Mom said...

At least you got to try them. I took my coupon to one of the groceries stores and they didn't stock them. And now I have no idea where I put the coupon! It will turn up eventually...probably after it's expired.

cabadov said...

I'm not laughing, really. Ok, maybe a little. I love how you've done the progressive pictures. Priceless.
Cheers,
Carrie Anne

Karen said...

By far the best review! You definitely deserve to win!

Amber said...

Yes! These pictures are great! I definitely got a giggle out if this.

Thanks, babe. I needed that.

Huckdoll said...

Lolz.

That - was AWESOME!

Kim H. said...

I'm sorry. Don't hate me because I totally laughed -- cause girl, I CAN RELATE!!!

And I love how older brother HAD to get his thumb in there in the front. You'll totally win!

Kara said...

LOL! LOVE the photos! And those bagelfuls look pretty yummy. I used to LOVE Pop Tarts.

pam said...

My kids will fight over just about anything as well!

Those bagelfulls are pretty good!!

theycallmejane said...

Ok. LOVED this review and reminded me of a wonderful book (the movie isn't a bad adaptation, either!)....The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less by Terry Ryan. You will love it!

Leighann of Multi-Minding Mom said...

Um, yeah. I still can't find my coupon for this product!