Wish I knew what you were looking for
Might’ve know what you would find

Simply Caramel Milky Way

WOOOOOOO!

You read that right. I am giving away three of the rare, hard-to-find Simply Caramel Milky Ways to three lucky, LUCKY readers.

Can you believe my generosity? It knows no bounds, srsly.

It all began yesterday, when I went to PetSmart. On the five-minute drive, I experienced a cold feeling of terror in my empty Milky-Way-less belly. Was it PetCo or PetSmart?

I’d have to wait and see.

I approached the candy display. More cold terror. I didn’t see them. I saw regular Milky Ways but no . . . oh, wait! There they are! Oh, phew. Oh, thank Zod. Oh my stars. Bless my soul. And so on.

I scooped up eight Simply Caramels and left three. I don’t know if there are any more in the stockroom, but who cares. I have mine. Milky Way will just have to make more.

I also bought a cat toy. True, it was the cheapest one I could find, but Gus and Pru seem to like it:

WATCH THE VIDEO!

Gus and Pru play with their cheap cat toy!

I know Dave will be asking, “Where’s MY Milky Way?” Don’t worry. They’re carefully hidden, and he doesn’t know my secret hiding place. Oh, apropos of nothing, Dave, please don’t bother ever putting away my cereal when you do the shopping. Just leave it out. I’ll put it away myself. Really, I don’t mind. I swear, if you open that cereal cabinet . . .

Oh, but it doesn’t even matter, because Dave has some kind of weird crevice between his teeth that forced him to stop chewing gum (“Everything tastes like spearmint”) and switch to sugar-free Starlight mints. That Dave. He knows how to live.

On to the contest!

I’m giving away three (3) of these sweet little babies. And, yes, Mr. and Mrs. Mathematician, that DOES mean I’m keeping five for myself.

If you want one—R-E-A-L-L-Y want one—all you have to do is say so! In a comment. So easy. So sweet. So chewy. So . . . NOM NOM NOM! OK, now there are seven. We’d better get this contest on the road. Just drop a comment on this post and tell me that you want a Simply Caramel Milky Way. OR a Milky Way Simply Caramel, for that is the official name.

There are no tricks or gimmicks. Your comment can be a simple statement, a poem, a diorama, or even an animated GIF. You don’t HAVE to include the phrase “JD, thou art so pretty,” but I can’t say it won’t help.

The contest ends on February 13 at 6PM. The winners—drawn randomly—will be chosen by a LIVE (well, what that means is I plan to film it on my camera and post the YouTube link) drawing the following day.

Are you excited? Maybe not. A lot of you, frankly, were all, Oh, I only like dark chocolate. I don’t even like caramel. I hate Milky Way. Blah, blah, blah. So maybe there won’t even BE three entrants.

Or maybe there will be thousands.

Winners must be prepared to cough up their addresses via private e-mail. I will mail these precious bars ANYwhere: England, Canada, The Land That Time Forgot, even the Planet of the Apes!

Good luck!

And hurry. They’re going fast.

CHOMP!

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85 Responses to “I Give Away THREE Simply Caramel Milky Ways”

  1. 1 Sheila

    JD,

    You are so very beautiful and wonderful and the best thing God ever created…other than Simply Caramel Milky Ways…which I cannot find near me! I wil repeat the ode I added last night.

    Milky Ways, so sweet on my lips
    Please end up on my ankles and not on my hips.

    We have 22 inches of snow here with 6-10 more to come…if I thought you were going to send me one, it would make the 3-5 hours of shoveling easier to get through

  2. 2 Grace

    OK, I’ll take one – I deserve it (you know why LOL). The stripped tabby (sorry I don’t which of your cats is which) seems more interested in the person taking the pictures than the toy – as evidenced by him/her using the refrigerator grill for a scratching post (and another LOL) Good thing it only cost $2 – my orange boy’s favorite toy is crumpled up lottery tickets – non-winners of course (sigh)
    .-= Grace´s last blog ..Resting for a while =-.

  3. 3 maggie

    i would really love to have one but as i live in a land so far away (Philippines), I don’t think it’s possible, but it’s okay. I just have to add Milky Way Simply Caramel in my list of unfulfilled dreams *lol*.
    .-= maggie´s last blog ..New Pasta Experience at Pizza Hut =-.

  4. 4 Unfinished Rambler

    JD, thou art so pretty…

    …now give me my freaking Milky Way Simple Caramel!!!!!

    Thanks in advance, hon. ;)
    .-= Unfinished Rambler´s last blog ..For a limited time only, FREE award for you, you and YOU, but mmmm, not you =-.

  5. 5 Farrell Freund

    JD,

    Thou art so pretty!

    And If I don’t win a Milky Way, I will banish you to your old corner in Zumba! And then you’ll be in the back and won’t be able to see, and you’ll be sad.

  6. 6 Surfie

    JD, you foxy lady, you always have the best posts. :) Despite my love of dark chocolate, I would like to try one of these Milky Way Simply Caramel! (Assuming I’m eligible since I won your other contest recently.) I actually looked for them at Walmart this morning, but they didn’t even the regular Milky Way candy bars. Losers.

    Did you know that they have M&M’s in caramel? I went to South Padre Island, TX which is right near the border with Mexico, and they had them at the gas stations. They were so good! I’ve never seen them anywhere else. Their website doesn’t even list them as one of the flavors. I wonder if they were IMPOSTER M&Ms? Hmmm…
    .-= Surfie´s last blog ..I’ve Got Your Credit Fairy Right Here, Baby =-.

  7. 7 maggie

    Please, I must have a Milky Way Simply Caramel! IN fact, here I am snowed in and I can think of nothing else!
    .-= maggie´s last blog ..Dreaming of Spring =-.

  8. 8 absepa

    JD, thou art so pretty and sweet
    from the top of your (possibly red) head
    to your de-bunion-ed feet

    I would love to win Milky Way Simply Caramel! I won’t feel guilty for eating it if I won it in a contest.

    Gus is so funny in the video. He looks like he’s thinking, “Is this all there is?”
    .-= absepa´s last blog ..Minutes of the previous meeting of the dogs =-.

  9. 9 Jaffer

    I do not want
    a Simply Caramel Milkyway Bar.

    I’ll be long gone to the alpha quadrant
    searching for a Galaxy Caramel Bar

  10. 10 janine@phantomzucchini

    I feel Gus was insulted by that lo-tech cat toy. Clearly Gus is an exceptional individual and needs more stimulation than the ordinary house cat.

    I believe you will have to take another trip to PetSmart and hopefully they’ve restocked the candy.
    .-= janine@phantomzucchini´s last blog ..Don’t Be Frightened!!! =-.

  11. 11 Karen & Gerard Zemek

    I would love a Simply Caramel Milky Way o a Milky Way Simply Caramel. Chocolate and caramel are great together! JD, you are not only beautiful but generous, funny and a marvelous food expert who has exquisite taste in candy! Hope you can keep from eating the three you plan to give away. That would certainly take a lot of will power and also prove you have great self-discipline and are a woman of integrity who keeps her word and isn’t just teasing her readers.
    .-= Karen & Gerard Zemek´s last blog ..10 Things I Learned This Week–#57 =-.

  12. 12 CatLadyLarew

    JD… Stop eating those candy bars NOW! THIS INSTANT! You must save the three candy bars you promised to us, your contestants!

    BTW… you are indeed the most beautiful, intelligent and daring blogger in the universe and I thank you for all the sacrifices you make in doing things so we don’t have to. (Just sayin…)
    .-= CatLadyLarew´s last blog ..Brad is a Cheater! =-.

  13. 13 Ann's Rants

    JD. WHAT OH WHAT is Simply caramel?

    Did they take away my nougat?

    You are so very very funny JD, but please say that nougat remains.

    Just say nougat.

    nougat.

    xo
    .-= Ann’s Rants´s last blog ..Name Calling =-.

  14. 14 Pricilla

    I promise to give it to the publicist if I win and not to leave goat poop in your house.
    thank you
    Pricilla
    .-= Pricilla´s last blog ..ABBYDAY: Mallory is a Bully =-.

  15. 15 Ernie

    When did Zod become the patron saint of Simply Caramel Bars? I must have missed that episode of Smallville. Will you mail the bar to Krypton (or should I say; rocket it to Krypton when it was just a baby)? Trick question; Krypton blew up. Maybe the intergalactic post office can forward it to Kandor.
    .-= Ernie´s last blog ..Women Are The Root of All Evil =-.

  16. 16 Bernie

    Though I am only a humble new follower, via Kindle, I love your blog.

    I want to toss my hat in the ring for one of these candy bars. I so deserve one. I think that all will agree. I’m on a diet and my finacee’ is a food nazi. Asking if I really need to eat that and so on. To the point of bursting into tears in a store because I couldn’t get a cookie. *sniff* We share a car, so its not easy to run somewhere to get some chocolate or anything else yummy. I’m scraping the bottom of the barrel for chocolate, 2 year old Christmas chocolate. If you ignore the white part, its not too bad. These must be eaten in the bathroom with the fan going, so the crinkling of the wrapper can’t be heard.

    As you can see I would be most appreciative due to the diet.

  17. 17 Bernie

    I was so excited about new chocolate, that I put my wrong blog address in my post.
    .-= Bernie´s last blog ..I Hate Grocery Shopping! =-.

  18. 18 TheWordWire

    Ooooh, baby I love your nougat-less Milky Way…

    Frampton should totally do the jingle for this yummy new treat. Thanks for the chance to win one. I heart chocolate.
    .-= TheWordWire´s last blog ..Photo Friday: The Everglades =-.

  19. 19 LJ

    Forget the chocolate bar, I want to see more of the cats. I LOVE calico cats. Can I have her instead?
    .-= LJ´s last blog ..Pointing Fingers At Others =-.

  20. 20 JD

    Sheila: Ah, thank you, my loyal reader. Your sentiments and repeated ode would certainly qualify you for one of these treasures. But the fates must decide! (And good luck with that snow!)

    Grace: Yes, you DO deserve it, my beloved nit-picker; we shall we if Lady Luck agrees. You’re talking about Gus, who is famous for his disinterest in toys and his love of scratching the fridge grill. Pru likes it a little bit but prefers to play fetch with the plastic milk carton ring.

    maggie: Oh, no. I hope it’s not a long list of unfulfilled dreams. And I WILL ship it to the Philippines. I did promise. We shall see!

    Unfinished Rambler: I do love a man who gets right to the point. And so polite! AND a smiling winky-face! However I will NOT be swayed to cheat!

    Farrell Freund: Farrellicious! Oh, dear. I don’t want to be sad. Tho I have to tell you: As much as I love being close to you and your red-faced thrusting (let them think what they want!), I really do prefer my old corner. It’s got more mirror space. And less of that one lady. You coming on Monday?

    Surfie: Winning a previous contest definitely does NOT disqualify you from Milky Way deliciousness. And YES! I’ve had those caramel M&Ms. I’d forgotten all about them. We found them in Florida. Oh, they were good. And I think I remember reading about them, so I don’t think they were imposters. Your Wal-Mart didn’t have regular MILKY WAYS? That is just unforgiveable.

    maggie: Oh, you ask so nicely! We shall see. I’m sorry you’re snowed in. I almost wish I was. Then I’d have an excuse to be lazy and not do anything or go anywhere.

    absepa: HA! I love your spritely tune. Very nice. And you’re absolutely right about Gus. I think he was expecting much more.

    Sayo: HAHAHA! Yes, if you eat a LOT of Milky Way Caramels, you may start to look like me!

    Jaffer: Well, it rhymes. I wish you luck on your journey, my friend. Maybe next week YOU will be hosting a contest and giving away Galaxy Caramel Bars!

    janine@phantomzucchini: You’re so right about Gus. He’s more into reading and watching Lost than playing with silly toys. I’m going to check out PetSmart tomorrow and see if those three bars are there or if they’ve filled up the box. I do wonder . . .

    Karen & Gerard Zemek: Oh, my goodness! Your comment is full of delicious sentiments, much like a Caramel Milky Way is full of delicious caramel! I really will try hard not to eat those three candy bars, but . . . CHOMP. Uh oh. There goes another one.

    CatLadyLarew: How did you know?! rewraps chomped candy bar and puts it back in its secret hiding place. Ahem. Now, where were we? Oh, you were saying I am the most beautiful, intelligent . . . please go on!

    Ann’s Rants: Yes! It’s a Milky Way with no nougat (or “noughat” as I spelled it in my previous post, which explains this whole thing). No nougat. None. But it IS fun to say “nougat.”

    Pricilla: Wow, thank you! Maybe the publicist will let you lick the chocolate off? As long as you don’t poop in the house, that is.

    Ernie: You sci-fi freaks freak me out. ALL KNEEL BEFORE ZOD! Zod rules us all: candy bars AND humans. And yes, if Krypton still existed, I would find a way to send it there.

    Bernie: Welcome, humble new follower! And thank you for downloading my blog to your Kindle! Oh, you poor thing! Your story made me cry. I’m sure your fiance has the best intentions, but his methods are just plain MEAN! Tell him JD says he has to STOP.

    TheWordWire: I think Peter Frampton and the Caramel Milky Way are a natural couple. “Wanna be with you night and day.” Groovy.

    LJ: HA! Yes, she’s yours! Her name is Prudence, and if you go to my YouTube page, there are tons of videos. She is a handful, but we love her. I think it might be slightly easier to part with one of my beloved Milky Ways.

  21. 21 Puglette

    jd, i humbly pass on my milky way simply caramel bar to another reader. i know that you had one reserved just for me, but please, no, i can’t take it!

    i think gus was hypnotized by the new toy. were you sending him subliminal messages to scratch the refrigerator face plate?

    i sent you a simply caramel email! enjpy!
    hugs,
    puglette
    :o)
    .-= Puglette´s last blog ..Monday Road Trip =-.

  22. 22 meleah rebeccah

    Yes PLEASE enter me into the contest because I SIMPLY MUST HAVE A Milky Way Simply Caramel ASAP!!!

    And have I told you lately how beautiful, funny, and charimng you are?
    .-= meleah rebeccah´s last blog ..Doing Things Differently – My Week In Review =-.

  23. 23 Rebecca

    WOW!!!! Those look tremendous!!

    JD THOU ART SO PRETTY!!! ;)
    .-= Rebecca´s last blog ..Just Chillin’ =-.

  24. 24 Anne

    I am already deprived, being unable to find Take 5s in my area. Now I discover that I can’t find caramel Milky Ways either. It’s almost enough to make one leave the Small Town. I would love to win a delicious, caramel Milky Way. And did I mention how beautiful you are?
    .-= Anne´s last blog ..C’mon, It’s Cold Out Already! =-.

  25. 25 babs - beetle

    WHO.IS.PRETTY? – J.D.IS.PRETTY! – WHO.IS.PRETTY? – J.D.IS.PRETTY – WHO.IS ………. I will chant this around the house until I receive my prize. Well we don’t have them here, so it’s only fair one comes to the UK, don’t you think?
    .-= babs – beetle´s last blog ..How can I be so daft? – It isn’t hard =-.

  26. 26 seafoodpunch

    I’m commenting….and the comment is that i DON”t want any milkyways! So how does that work? according to the rules I woudl get one…but i dont want one. ITS BiZarro world!

  27. 27 curious_girl

    really, really, you’re going to mail them ANYWHERE? Oooh. It might be a gooey mess before it even gets here, I fear. I don’t even think they are available here yet. I might try to see for myself when I visit the snack exchange.

    But if I could get one for…free…. I want one!!

    And.. before I forget…JD, thou art so pretty! ^ ^,
    .-= curious_girl´s last blog ..Valentine’s Day 2010 =-.

  28. 28 Kathleen Kaufman

    JD – your blog makes me cry with laughter to the point that my husband now thinks that I’ve developed an internet directed mental illness.

    I think I deserve to win for every time I’ve interrupted his World of Dorkcraft time with ‘You’ve gotta read this – now!”

    Plus, I’ve never won anything, except for a contest selling banana splits in an ice cream shop when I was 16 – that I only won because my mom bought one every day…..

    Oh yeah, you’re pretty too :)
    .-= Kathleen Kaufman´s last blog ..I’m Not Your Mommyblogger =-.

  29. 29 Margaret (Nanny Goats)

    OK, I’m not a HUGE Milkey Way fan (as you can see by my poor attempt at spelling it), but my husband is. Perhaps your beautiful recently tanned without tan lines self could part with one. It’s my way or the Milky Way! I kow that doesn’t really fit the conversation but I just thought of it and wanted to share my brilliance right here, right now.
    .-= Margaret (Nanny Goats)´s last blog ..This Ain’t No Goat Blog =-.

  30. 30 JHS

    I found your blog by accident. You are hilarious.

    Anyway, I would be happy to help you with the random drawing. Trust me, I am a statistician….

  31. 31 Daisy

    Um, I think I will wait until you have a giveaway for three dried organic duck hearts. Thanks anyway though.
    .-= Daisy´s last blog ..Fashion Friday: My Pretty Blue Coat =-.

  32. 32 ann

    My oh my JD
    it is plain to see
    Not only are you pretty
    You’re also very witty
    A simply caramel milky way
    would certainly brighten up my day
    .-= ann´s last blog ..What’s so special about today? =-.

  33. 33 Tracy

    I don’t need any, thank you, I just came by to gloat that I have tons as they are 3 for $2 at Walgreens here and I keep buying them and throwing them in my freezer. I don’t know why.

    You should come over for a Caramel Milky Way/Eggrolls fest. Bring Dave, we can make him take the kids to the zoo while we have fun.
    .-= Tracy´s last blog ..A big box of 70s style love =-.

  34. 34 Regan

    Dear lovely, hilarious, JD,

    I would love a caramel Milky Way. I never win anything ever and once for a birthday party I had a magician there and everyone else got ribbon pulled from their ears or something cool like that but I got nothing. I sat in a chair and got Happy Birthday sung to me. It would be just amazing if I won this contest.

    Your loyal, non contest winning reader,

    Regan

  35. 35 JD

    Puglette: Oh, sweet Puglette! You are as selfless and giving as the Caramel Milky Way. And twice as wonderful! Gus loves to scratch the fridge plate. It seems to bring him great pleasure. Until it falls off and we’re all suffocated by the dust bunnies that live behind it.

    meleah rebeccah: YOU ARE ENTERED! And it has NOTHING to do with all that beautiful, funny, charming stuff, either.

    Rebecca: THEY ARE! Consider yourself entered, too, my wise friend!

    Anne: No, I don’t believe you DID mention how beautiful I are, but that’s OK. Your story is pitiful, and therefore, I take pity on you. If you win, maybe I’ll even include a Take 5!

    babs – beetle: Yes, it seems only fair! And why didn’t you ever tell us you were a cheerleader in your younger days? C’mon, show us your pom poms!

    seafoopunch: Wow! I don’t know how it works. I think you just broke my blog!

    curious girl: Yup, ANYwhere. And I swear the contest will not be fixed. Maybe I’ll even have Gus choose the winners. I haven’t decided yet. And even a gooey melted Caramel Milky Way is better than no Caramel Milky Way. (It’s a good thing you’re not forgetful.)

    Kathleen Kaufman: HAHAHAHA! You have made me laugh. “World of Dorkcraft”? Oh, man. At least my husband only looks at porn. OK, anyway, banana split? That’s a cool prize, even if your mom rigged it. But you definitely deserve a shot at another prize. Are you sensing a theme in the prizes in your life so far?

    Margaret (Nanny Goats): “Milkey”??? YOU ARE DISQUALIFIED! “It’s my way or the Milky Way”??? YOU ARE RE-QUALIFIED!

    JHS: By accident? There are no accidents. You were destined to land here. Welcome. And thank you. Are statisticians necessarily better equipped to randomly draw slips of paper out of a hat? If so, come on DOWN!

    Daisy: That contest is in the works, Daisy, so please just be patient. (I’m pretty sure you would have a good shot at winning that one.)

    ann:Oh, now that just made me bawl with gratitude. HOW SWEET! Almost as sweet as a you-know-what (yes, I am getting really tired of typing the name of a certain candy bar). Thank you for your kind and accurate poem.

    Tracy: I do love a good gloat, as long as I’m not the gloatee (at least, I won’t be as long as PetSmart keeps them stocked). Oh, my god. Caramel Milky Way and Egg Rolls. Is this a serious invitation? Where do you live? Dave loves the zoo. This is a DATE!

    Regan: Oh, poor Regan. No ribbon out of your ear? That’s so sad! You are definitely entered. I can’t show any favoritism, of course, but Gus just randomly meowed when I finished reading your comment, so I think that’s a good sign.

  36. 36 Spot

    JD, you know I love you. And I love Milky Way Simply Caramels (even though I’ve never had one, I know I’ll love it). And this, my dear, is a giveaway I can definitley get behind!! No pimping, no linkies, just sharing the love. You’re really such a giver!!

    Oh and I did submit my ode to the site. Lol.

    ♥Spot
    .-= Spot´s last blog ..I hope it’s not chicken. Or ham. Is there going to be alcohol? =-.

  37. 37 Katie

    I’m so happy that you went there just for the bars. Good cover with the cat toy, too. :-)
    .-= Katie´s last blog ..A Nice Little Saturday =-.

  38. 38 aldon @ orient lodge

    Hmm, should I take candy from a stranger whose picture online is in a bathtub with a rose in her mouth?

  39. 39 aldon, Still at orient lodge

    Oops. Somehow, that only took half of my post and didn’t even show me any CommentLuv.

    Anyway, yeah, I’m in for a candy bar, although if I win one, I will have to explain this to my wife.
    .-= aldon, Still at orient lodge´s last blog ..Holden Caulfield and the Phonies of #PCWM =-.

  40. 40 Kathleen Kaufman

    JD – if it tilts the favor in my direction at all – I hold the notorious title of being the only kid who was cut from the junior high volleyball team. They kept all 79 other kids on the team, and cut me – they wouldn’t even let me be watergirl.

    I know that’s not exactly like losing, but I’m hoping for pangs of sympathy that push the odds in my direction. :)
    .-= Kathleen Kaufman´s last blog ..I’m Not Your Mommyblogger =-.

  41. 41 musingwoman

    This is exactly what I need right now, to overdose on Simply Caramel Milky Ways.
    .-= musingwoman´s last blog ..Long night’s journey into day =-.

  42. 42 scottsgal

    Oh my gosh the elusive caramel milky way – one of the best candy bars ever created yet so hard to find! Please count me in!

  43. 43 Ron

    First I have to say…the video was faaaaaabulous. I especially loved Gus’s reaction at the end….

    “OK…I’m over this!”

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Typical cat!

    And yes, I would LOVE one of these bars, so please count me in, JD!

    My statement……

    “ooooo…love to love you, baby!”

    *as I lick me lips, seductively thinking about it.*
    .-= Ron´s last blog ..Now I Can Bitch and Wine =-.

  44. 44 ceemee

    Love to have Milky Way Simply Caramel. Is it very sweet? Is the chocolate still there?
    .-= ceemee´s last blog ..The Dream Dollhouse For Me =-.

  45. 45 Heather S

    JD, thou art so pretty

    Oh what I will do for candy..lol

  46. 46 Carol

    Milky Way Simply Caramel! Gotta have it now!

  47. 47 MA Fat Woman

    I love caramel…and Milky Way….and caramel…and Mlky Way…and caramel…and Milky Way!

  48. 48 Darcy B

    Yes please, chocolate is Goooood—–and I love kitties!!
    kakihararocks@gmail.com

  49. 49 JD

    Spot: Sharing the love! YESSS! Oh, and yes, your ode has been duly noted. Thank you. Your love of the Milky Way Simply Caramel has also been noted . . . and appreciated.

    Katie: Yeah . . . ‘cuz I would NEVER buy our cats another toy (looks guiltily at pile of unplayed-with cat toys). But now that they have Caramel Milky Ways, I’ll be buying toys every day!

    Oh, you may as well. Chocolate is hardly the most deviant thing I’m hiding under those bubbles. We won’t tell your wife.

    Kathleen Kaufman: No . . . that is actually exactly like losing. 79 GIRLS??? That is cruel. I have some phone calls to make. No one does this to one of my readers. Ow! OW! Gosh, those pangs HURT!

    musingwoman: HI MUSINGWOMAN!!! So good to see you! Your name is in the hat. Welcome back!(?)

    scottsgal: “Elusive” is RIGHT! You are in!

    Ron: HA HA! You always make me laugh. Altho laughter is probably NOT the reaction you hope to get by licking your lips seductively. OR IS IT? Anyway, you are spot on with the reading of Gus’s expression. The thing is, they play with that damn thing for hours when no one’s watching.

    ceemee: Oh, it still has the familiar chocolate cover. “Is it very sweet.” Oh, yes. Yes, it is.

    Heather S: Oh, now that wasn’t so hard, was it?

    Carol: OK, OK, settle down! We have to wait until the end of the contest and THEN factor in shipping.

    MA Fat Woman: I can see you are truly devoted. Name in the hat!

    Darcy: Chocolate and kitties: what else do we need?

  50. 50 moooooog35

    And my sign says:

    “Will write shitty comment for food.”
    .-= moooooog35´s last blog ..Panning for Golden Showers =-.

  51. 51 susan

    I am snowed in as well oh the Carmel milky way! would make me feel so much better!

  52. 52 Buggys

    Oh queen of all that you do…I could lose myself in a caramel milky way. Been snowed in for 3 days and my snacks are gone! What will I do? Haven’t been able to get over to the Pet Smart yet, sigh. Pretty please?
    .-= Buggys´s last blog ..Blizzard Busts Super Bowl Plans =-.

  53. 53 Tara

    I want one, I want one!!!
    .-= Tara´s last blog ..I Read "Face of Betrayal" by Lis Wiehl and April Henry =-.

  54. 54 Tara

    I just went back and read the comments on your original Milky Way entry and saw that my pregnancy cravings (which have still not been satisfied, by the way) inspired this giveaway. I think that means I deserve to win!! ;)
    .-= Tara´s last blog ..I Read "Face of Betrayal" by Lis Wiehl and April Henry =-.

  55. 55 megscole64

    You are a true humanitarian. And please consider me worthy of your generosity. :) LOVE caramel! Dark milky ways are my favorite…but of course I have yet to try one of these new caramel only Ways. =)

  56. 56 Kate

    I bet the checkout person didn’t suspect a thing :-D

    And also, I WANT ONE! Husband is a caramel FIEND :-)

  57. 57 Erin

    JD – thou art so pretty –

    I have been reading your blog for a while now (I LOVED the Colonoscopy one – too funny!) But I am now leaving a comment to get into your contest!

    “What we will do for chocolate!!!”

    P.S. Are you going back to PetSmart because you are truly wondering if they’ve filled the box back up OR because you need to see if the last three are still there because…..YOU ATE OURS????

  58. 58 Teresa

    I would love to be in the drawing for the carmel milky way bar! I love chocolate (butts don’t lie!!) and carmel. Even better when they are together. Now, if only they would come out with a dark chocolate version, then heavenly bliss would be (almost) achieved!!

    I have enjoyed reading your blog on this, my first trip to, site!! You have a wonderful way with words! And your talent with the billiard balls was amazing (my other half thinks that you should have dropped them when the shutter snapped *shame on him!*)

    I am going to have to check out my local PetsMart the next time I run to town (better put that on my list or I will forget!).

  59. 59 dcr

    Holy heck, so this is what happens when I don’t visit your blog for a weekend? You give away free candy?

    Wait a minute, I seem to remember something about not taking candy from strangers or something but—ooooooh, caramel. Okay, I want candy. I want a Milky Way Simply Caramel. I looked at Meijer’s, but they didn’t seem to have any. Not even in the pet department. I haven’t gone to PetSmart, but it’s cold and there’s snow and stuff. They don’t seem to have them at PetSmart.com, not that I looked but I’ll assume they don’t. Anyway, so mail order is fine by me and so you can send me one.

    I’m worried what Dave may do or think if I say too nice of things about you, so I’ll just “ditto” all the other nice things people have said, but I’ll throw in something special, like this:

    Ditto with a cherry on top.

    There, extra special.

    On the flip side, it’s pretty sad to be begging for candy like this…
    .-= dcr´s last blog ..Ask dcr: Multiple Questions =-.

  60. 60 daughterbonnie

    I was about to write a nice little haiki about milky way simply caramel but then remembered not everyone pronounces caramel the same way. Instead I shall just say this: Of all the times you’ve mentioned food on your blog (dangerous naked food, fun food, cat barf food, special favorite foods, foods and sedatives) I have to say this is my favorite…well at least until your next vacation of amazing desserts. <3

    I can't wait to win Carm (yes, carm..we're so close I use the nickname)!! I'll be sure to send a pic of the happiness…..just don't show Choco!

  61. 61 JD

    moooooo35: Hey, it worked! Sir, you might actually WIN one cheap-o candy bar for typing 10 words. What a deal!

    susan: I’m in the process of being snowed in and beginning to regret eating my five Milky Ways eyes the three “prize” candy bars longingly.

    Buggys: I hear your plea and it has been entered into the metaphorical hat of prize-making decision choices! (ie: not awake yet). I’m about to be snowed in too, and I’m getting a little nervous (see above comment).

    Tara: OK! OK! You are officially entered!

    Whether or not your pregnancy cravings are responsible for this contest remains to be seen! The hand of fate will decide!

    megscole64: Ah, another dark chocolate lover. All are welcome here. Yes, you have GOT to try this Milky Way. It is beyond description.

    Kate: I actually felt the need to explain to the checkout person, who only seemed a little weirded out. She said, “Oh, I’ll have to try one” and I said, “Hurry, there are only three left.” Now I regret telling her that. Because now there are only TWO LEFT!

    Erin: HI ERIN! And welcome! Welcome to the comments section, I should say. Yes, sometimes it takes a Caramel Milky Way to draw people out. Also: HAHAHAHA! I’m seriously considering eating yours, my friend! I’ve eaten all of mine, it’s snowing very hard outside . . . surely PetSmart will restock?????

    Teresa: HI TERESA! Wow, amazing what a simple caramel chocolate candy bar will do. Thank you for your kind words. And I hear ya, sistah: Butts don’t lie! Mine certainly doesn’t. (shut up, butt!) Your husband is naugh-tay! Believe me: there’s not much to see under those billiard balls.

    dcr: See what you almost missed?! Aw, your “ditto” was very sweet. Dave won’t mind a bit (not that he cares what anyone else said). Hee! Your comment made me LOL, which is rare, as you know. Also: you consider me a stranger? NO WAY! OK, I’m off to check PetSmart’s Web site.

  62. 62 dcr

    Checked PetSmart.com: “Your search for milky way found 0 items”

    The “don’t take candy from strangers” line wouldn’t work if I didn’t classify you as a stranger for the purposes of the post. Besides, we haven’t met in person. For all I know, you could be Dave and all those pictures of “JD” are some model he hired.

    OR, or, OR, and maybe this is my new theory, you’re just an agent of the Milky Way company (Mars, Inc., I think, which further proves you are Dave, because men are from Mars…), and you set up this blog two and a half years ago to build up a following to promote the Milky Way Simply Caramel candy bars. And then they sold them only starting in PetSmart stores, to make the story even stranger and get our attention when you eventually post about it. How exciting would it have been if you could buy them anywhere? Not at all, I say. But, by putting them only in PetSmart stores, now that was brilliant. Gets viral. Maybe. We all wonder why they are only there…

    Hey, maybe PetSmart and Mars, Inc. are in cahoots on this. A joint marketing venture. Hmmm. You have cats (purportedly–maybe Dave hires them too). Oh, no… He doesn’t have to hire them. The cats work at PetSmart! Oh, I see where this is going. Very, very sneaky.

    And then we all go to PetSmart to buy our Milky Way Simply Caramel bars, and then maybe we buy a cat toy… Hey, you bought a cat toy (supposedly) while you were there, thus planting the idea subconsciously in our minds!

    Very sneaky. I don’t even know you anymore.

    ;)
    .-= dcr´s last blog ..Ask dcr: Multiple Questions =-.

  63. 63 Bingo

    JD pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee I want a Simply Caramel Milky Way. Please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, pleaseeeeee………….
    .-= Bingo´s last blog ..Origins of Valentine’s Day =-.

  64. 64 Lin

    Uh, I just watched the video……could Gus and Pru have a little less enthusiasm for the toy???! Sheesh.
    .-= Lin´s last blog ..Guess Who’s Not Dead? =-.

  65. 65 Your Daily Cute

    Now this is a contest!

    Please pick me. Please, pretty please, with PIMP on top? ;)
    .-= Your Daily Cute´s last blog ..Two Cats Tuesday: Hats on Cats =-.

  66. 66 Kelly Ann T.

    Milky Way Simply Caramels are the best. Please enter me and if I win, so happy I will be.

  67. 67 Medytacyjna

    Nice contest JD,

    Did you know that you look good today? Even yesterday. Can I have my Caramel Milky Way now? :D

  68. 68 cardiogirl

    First, Gus is phoning it in on the video. At least Pru seems to show a bit of interest.

    Random side note: *Just* remembered a dream I had last night. I was eating a cake some woman made and the frosting SUCKED but I kept eating it. What a loser.

    Second, this is how competitive I am. I know I’m not gonna like that candy bar. We’ve already talked about this. But now, because there’s a contest, I want to win.

    I do understand how lame that is.
    .-= cardiogirl´s last blog ..That is seriously ‘dup! =-.

  69. 69 Barb at WillThink4Wine

    You are so generous, JD! I actually looked for them in the candy asile at my local store. Nuthin’. But then again, they also did not have the mint one, which I adore!

    Oh. And exactly when will you be having the Big Tuscan Red Wine giveaway contest. I’m all over that one!
    .-= Barb at WillThink4Wine´s last blog ..Today’s post is brought to you by our friends, BIG and Small =-.

  70. 70 Maureen

    Ahahaha! Great minds think alike JD… I have a Blog Candy post up now too (with candy as well!)

    I do hope those three bars are safely locked away. I fear their surviving until the 13th….
    .-= Maureen´s last blog ..Blog Candy! =-.

  71. 71 JD

    dcr: Oh, my GAWD! We really are strangers. Your theory is hilarious and scary. Also true: YES, everyone! This is Dave. I’ve fooled you all, just to GIVE AWAY three candy bars. Two and a half years in the works, all for this. HAHAHAHAHA

    Bingo: Wow, that’s a lot of “please’s.” But be honest: did you type them all out or did you copy and paste? Nevertheless, you are entered!

    Lin: As a cat owner yourself, would you believe me if I told you they play with that toy CONSTANTLY and with great enthusiasm . . . until the camera’s on. Then they’re like, well, you saw.

    Your Daily Cute: Hee! I can’t resist ANYthing with a Pimp on top!

    Kelly AnnT: OK, that doesn’t rhyme, but YOU ARE ENTERED!

    Medytacyjna: Oh, do I look good today? I hadn’t even noticed (giggles. Uh. I’m afraid it doesn’t QUITE work that way. But you are entered!

    cardiogirl: And win you shall. Oops! Did I say that out loud? I mean, YOU ARE ENTERED! I have those kinds of dreams all the time — eating things I don’t really like for no reason. I don’t know what it means, exactly.

    Barb at WillThink4Wine: Hmmm. Big Tuscan Red Wine, eh? It’s pretty good, you say? I’ll look into it. As for the mint Milky Way: not my thing. Altho I haven’t tried it. Is it like a Girl Scout Thin Mint? Only in candy bar form?

    daughterbonnie: Ooh, you’ve done your homework. I’m impressed. And you’re so right about “caramel.” It can be “car-mel” or “care-a-mel.” If there are any other pronunciations I don’t know about, please tell me. “Carm”? Oh, you’ve really got it bad, sistah!

    Maureen: I only have one of “my” candy bars left. And it’s too snowy today to venture out to PetSmart, so I’m just gonna have to make do. I’m on my way to check out your candy post!

  72. 72 cardiogirl

    I think I’ve had too much coffee because we have a snow day and my kids are home. But now that I’ve read your comment back I am jumping up and down inside (because I think I’ve won) and my hands are literally shaking.

    I am quite certain it’s from too much coffee.

    But I’m still jacked up, literally and metaphorically. I have to let go of this competitive streak.
    .-= cardiogirl´s last blog ..If you’re going to run away, it’s poor form to fall out of your five-inch heel while doing so =-.

  73. 73 cardiogirl

    One more note — I’d probably die right on the spot if I were ever crowned Miss America. No shaking hand in front of my face to ward off the tears of excitement.

    You’d see the chick’s hands above my head holding the crown. And then I’d drop from the screen.

    Aaand scene.

    And the breaking news banner from CNN:

    Newly crowned Miss American faints dead away. Literally.

    Cardiogirl: 1968 – 2010.

    I know. This is over a 99 cent candy bar. And too much coffee.
    .-= cardiogirl´s last blog ..If you’re going to run away, it’s poor form to fall out of your five-inch heel while doing so =-.

  74. 74 Lola

    I just watched the video. Are Gus and Pru on Xanax or something? Irish and Maddux go bat-shit crazy over toys like that. Irish will even entertain herself with a simple small stuffed toy mouse, batting it into the air, flipping and rolling over and catching it.

    I’m off to PetSmart today to get litter and food. I’ll let you know if my PetSmart has the candy bars.
    .-= Lola´s last blog ..Valentines Day Countdown… 3 days to go =-.

  75. 75 Kelley

    JD –

    I have read EVERY blog post you have EVER written. Thou art beautific. (My spell checker says that’s not a word) I have a sick 4 year old girl in bed right now and I can’t even get out of the house to get my very own Milky Way Simply Carmel which I have never even tried. Milky Ways used to be my favoritest candy bar growing up. My parents feared I would choke on the peanuts and wouldn’t let me have Snickers.
    I’m rambling I know. But you DONT. WANT. ME. TO. BEG. It’s not pretty. Not as pretty as you! Hee Hee
    .-= Kelley´s last blog ..So far, so bad =-.

  76. 76 Chris@TheSnackHound

    Why the heck are they so rare? I do admit a similar run on a product when I found the Green Tea Vitamin Water at a little pharmacy in town. The guy at the counter was telling me that the company isn’t sending them anymore so I better stock up. Turns out, they were just ditching the Sex and the City tie-in with the drink, and now you can just get it with the normal label. That leads me to believe that I was the only one who drank that flavor at that pharmacy and the bottles were reeeallllllly old. (besides, I don’t like that show).
    .-= Chris@TheSnackHound´s last blog ..Dying on Facebook =-.

  77. 77 Kathleen Kaufman

    Man, there’s a lot of competition on here! I’m going to have to up my game and really break out the sympathy card – here it goes:

    When I was in fifth grade, I was finally picked to play football with the other kids, however, having no idea how football worked, I ran the wrong way and make a touchdown for the wrong team. Since this took place in an impossibly small town, the stigma stayed with me till I graduated from high school, many, many years later. There are several recounts of it in my 12th grade yearbook by people who thought that reminding me of my dumbassery would make me pleasantly nostalgic.

    It’s true, and the emotional pain from that scar can only be healed by caramel.
    .-= Kathleen Kaufman´s last blog ..I’m Not Your Mommyblogger =-.

  78. 78 Lola

    Oh
    my
    word!

    I bought 3 at PetSmart. Why 3? I have no idea. I think they only had a total of 5. Why did I not by them all? Because I’m STUPID!

    And because I want one of JD’s Milky Way Simply Caramels!

    My daughter was with me so it was pretty much required that I…share. Arghhh!

    Milky Way Simply Caramel
    not so simple
    pronounced Caramel or Karmul?
    I say simply delicious.

    Ok, I’m not good at writing ‘odes’. Biting into it was like biting into a gooey, cheesy slice of Lou Malnati’s. The caramel stretching as you pull the bite from your mouth. My daughter laughed at me because I literally had a string of caramel from my mouth to the bar. We both agree it was soooooooooo good. I’m hiding the 3rd candy bar. I think it’s going to be a late night snack. If I don’t eat it tonight, my son will sniff it out tomorrow, even though I’ve hid it very well. He’s good that way, he can sniff out chocolate and treats and even lunchmeats from a mile away.
    .-= Lola´s last blog ..Valentines Day Countdown… 3 days to go =-.

  79. 79 WillOaks Studio

    you got me at nom nom nom….and just the NAME is orgasmic . Caramel, nom nom nom…what’s not to like?
    .-= WillOaks Studio´s last blog ..Antidote to Gray =-.

  80. 80 flit

    I have never heard of those – no fair!
    .-= flit´s last blog ..I am STEAMED =-.

  81. 81 dcr

    Is it 6 p.m. yet? I’m sure it’s 6 p.m. somewhere… ;)
    .-= dcr´s last blog ..Dancing Monkeys Wearing Shirts that are Orange =-.

  82. 82 Kathleen Kaufman

    I can hardly take the suspense, when oh when, beautiful and magnificent JD do we find out if our groveling, sucking up and pleas for sympathy have worked?
    .-= Kathleen Kaufman´s last blog ..The Truthiness of Fiction =-.

  83. 83 Nycole

    I love milky ways and I love carmel so a simply carmel mily way would be simply marvelous.

    Nycole
    knycks1@aol.com

  84. 84 Jenna

    I think that i am by far the most worthy of one of your utterly gorgeous chocolate bars because i have just come across your delightful blog and think that you are haleriously funny.
    I have had a rarther crap year so far and this would make my whole life just one big ball of lovelyness.
    I never win things, i always lose things… i am waisting away and im dieing without chocolate.
    I would share it with no one but myself…and i wouldnt even dip it in a cup of tea…
    i would be your bestest blogging friend for life and id take photos of me eating it for you to see how lovely it was.
    It will make you feel so very good about yourself
    and id sing your praises daily.
    Id comment your blog every single day and id even put you on my blog roll.

    If you give me one of your lovely chocolate bars, i will smile widely for the rest of my life!
    .-= Jenna´s last blog .. =-.

  85. 85 JD

    A big thank you to everyone who commented after I went into the hospital. I hope you’ll understand if I don’t respond to each one.

    Rest assured: the contest WILL take place!

    XO
    JD


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