Cherry Republic Gift Basket GIVEAWAY (times two)

Cherry Republic Gift Basket GIVEAWAY (times two)


This past December I was sent a fabulous gift basket from Cherry Republic. Wow, was I impressed! Β Not only are their products high in quality, the taste of each one is simply fabulous. The chocolate covered cherries were of course wonderful…

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and the Chocolate Cherry Toffee, oh mama. It is out of this world fabulous! The flavor of cherry is quite subtle in the toffee. Even MyHandsomeHusband who claims to be a “hater of all things cherry” gobbled it up.

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He also loved the Cherry Salsa, the Cherry Summer Sausage, the Chocolate Covered Cherries. I carefully mentioned that perhaps he doesn’t have a hatred for cherries after all. To which he responded with “Well, I don’t hate these cherries. Every thing we have eaten from that basket is down right divine.”

And there you have it, ladies and gentlemen. Truth spoken straight from the biggest food critic living under this roof of mine. Cherry Republic is fantastic! If you are looking to send a package to your sweetheart this Valentines Day, consider going the Cherry Republic route. You will not be disappointed.



The nice people who own Cherry Republic have generously offered to give TWO of you lucky readers one of their sampler gift boxes. How nice! To enter the giveaway just leave me a comment telling me which of their products (either from the picture above, or from their website) looks to most desirable to you. Do you love the look of those Chocolate Covered Cherries? Do you think Cherry Peanut Butter sounds great? (It is!) Would you love to try some Cherry Berry Jam? What ever suites your fancy. Leave it in a comment below. Β For a second entry, click over to the Cherry Republic Facebook Page, click “Like” then come back here and let me know you did so. The Giveaway will be open from today until Sunday February 9th. Winners will be announced and contacted on Monday February 10th. Open to readers in the USA only. πŸ™‚

Best of luck, everyone!

Disclaimer: The giveaway packages in this post are sponsored by Cherry Republic. All thoughts and opinions expressed are strictly my own.Β 


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  1. 1
    February 7, 2014 at 8:20 am

    I already had “liked” Cherry Republic, so I clicked like for Cherry Republic of Traverse City, Ann Arbor, and Charlevoix! My husband plan to travel to Traverse City again, which I’d like to go twice this year in order to also enjoy the wonderful farmers market along the river just north of Front Street as well as Cherry Republic….once in the summer when the veggies are available, and then again in the fall when I can buy apples, which nobody has as awesome of Honey Crisp apples as they do!! Shopping at Cherry Republic and the farmers market are well worth the 6 hr. drive for me as well as the fishing for my husband. I may be a Buckeye from Ohio, but I really do love that area of Michigan and can’t wait to go back. Gosh, I really hope this doesn’t lessen my chance of winning one of the gift baskets?

  2. 2
    February 7, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Decisions, decisions…I would love to try the new Dark Chocolate Cherry Toffee but I really do like the Green Cherry Salsa, the Cherry Nut Mix is a must but I really did enjoy the Michigan Bridge Mix in 2012 that wasn’t offered in 2013…maybe Cherry Republic can mix up a special sample for me? :o)

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    Anna Whiteway
    February 7, 2014 at 8:47 am

    The thing about the Cherry Republic is….that it’s about the cherries. You can get chocolate covered cherries lots of places…but you won’t taste the cherries…same with the jams, jellies, and even the bbq sauce….it’s about the cherries!!!

  4. 4
    February 7, 2014 at 8:47 am

    I Liked Cherry Republic on Facebook!

  5. 5
    February 7, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Its hell to go into Cherry Republic because you want to buy everything….

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    Bonnie Sue Landry
    February 7, 2014 at 10:50 am

    I have been a fan of Cherry Republic for a very long time and surprise my friends with goodies frequently. I cant find anything that I don’t absolutely love, so I just keep nibbling my way through. This past holiday season I served my Turkey stuffing muffins with a surprise of dried cherries folded in, what a winner that was! I’m glad I hid a couple in the freezer for later. I love the Salsa over chicken, Spicy BBQ Sauce, choc covered, preserves. ..but I live the large box of dried cherries, to divide, freeze and of course share…if I must!

  7. 7
    February 7, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    I have been ordering the Original Cherry Salsa for years. It is my favorite salsa of all time and I find it hard to eat any other flavor now. I’d love to try some of their other products.

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    Debi Hruby
    February 7, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    My husband and I were in Glen Arbor in 2009 and went for a walk after dinner on Sunday evening – looking for the Cherry Republic store. We found it – but alas – it was closed! We wandered around the grounds for a few minutes, reading all the signs, saying we’d have to come back the next day when they were open. Just as we were ready to leave, a large friendly group came walking up and asked if we were there for the free ice cream. We said no we had just been walking and wanted to find the Cherry Republic store. β€˜Bob’ introduced himself, unlocked the ice cream store and invited us to join his extended family in having ice cream! The whole group was very friendly, welcoming, and very funny – we had a wonderful time and the ice cream was a real treat! We made it back to the store the next day and purchased a number of items. The dried cherries and chocolate covered cherries are outstanding – but our favorite item is the chocolate cherry coffee. We order it online and treat ourselves to the wonderful flavor at least once a week – yum!!!

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    Dave Kammerer
    February 7, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Ta heck with ‘Mom, baseball, & apple pie’,,,,IT SHOULD BE “CHERRY PIE” !!! Cherries have been my favorite fruit since childhood, and have been since my Mom and Grandma would make all sorts of bakery and preserves from our cherry trees every year ! I’m 5th generation on Little Traverse Lake, and have been going into Bob’s first store since it opened 25 years ago. Not only do we get OUR favorite “Cheery Cherry” treats from Bob’s Glen Arbor store for ourselves, but we also get them for our family members and friends for Christmas and birthdays. This last Christmas we included in their gift boxes, each one of Bob’s coffee mugs! (I chose the taller one for all the guys and the shorter one for all the gals. They all were ecstatic about them, but couldn’t wait to start on the cherry edibles. ) And if it’s a ‘close-call/forgot-the-occasion’ situation, it’s so easy to order online and have something delivered, even on time !!! When family and friends come to visit every summer, The Cherry Republic in Glen Arbor is the place they all want to go first.
    As far as MY favorites: Looks aren’t everything, as far as Cherry Republic’s cherry goods go. Taste is truly it. Though too hard to choose any one favorite, the two I most buy for myself are the Turtles and the Sour Cherry Patch candies. The toffee just may be in the running for top ‘seed’….(pun intended)
    Thanks Bob, for making cherries RULE in Leelanau County, and I love reading your newsletters and all about your Mom and your family. And thanks to you too, Jamie, for your marvelous recipes !!!
    Time ta go have some milk chocolate covered cherries for lunch !
    (Jamie, I don’t know if I said too much here, or if this is what ya want for a ‘winner’,,,,but I just couldn’t help myself,,,lol)

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    Dave Kammerer
    February 7, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Jamie, I just ‘Liked’ Cherry Republic on Facebook. Now it’s time to get my pork ribs ready for dinner, of course SMOTHERED with Bob’s Cherry Barbeque Sauce,,,,yum !!! And later tonight in front of the big screen, we’ll be snackin’ on Triple Cherry Granola.

    (Boy Dave, you sure can be long-winded,,,,must be the natural sugar-high I get from eating too many Cherry Republic’s goodies !!!)

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    Mimi Ransick
    February 7, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    I have been a cherry lover forever, and when I fell in love (in high school) with my now husband of almost 39 years, I used to call him Cherry Barry…because of course, he loved cherries too:) We started vacationing in Glen Arbor in 2003 and now live here about 5 months of the year…and lucky for us our Cherry Republic is just a jaunt down the street. A few years ago I wrote a poem for my grandchildren, because I missed them when they were not with me in GA. Part of it went…Auggie and Addie Dede misses you, the sky and the water they are so blue, like Adeline’s Eyes. Fly away, fly away, fly UP North we will pick you up at the Trverse City Port….Cherry cones, sodas, floats we will eat, the Republic is just a jaunt down the street….Well, anyway I now have 5 g-kids that just have to get to the Republic as fast as they can upon arrival in GA…Sour cherry balls are the favorite treat:) I personally use the cherry salsas in my chilli, and we give the big jars as gifts all the time. But, my personal favorite are the cherry chocolate coffee beans:) Long live the cherry trees!

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    Mimi Ransick
    February 7, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    I liked…the Traverse City store:)on FB.

  13. 13
    February 7, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    The cherry salsa sounds really good!

  14. 14
    February 7, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    I like cherry republic on facebook

  15. 15
    Jenn Fox
    February 7, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    I think the cherry toffee or jam would be awesome to try, sounds delicious!

  16. 16
    Jenn Fox
    February 7, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    I like Cherry Republic on FB.

  17. 17
    Karen Nevill
    February 7, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    I especially love their cherry jelly. I always keep several in my pantry. I ordered gift boxes and gave them to all my close neighbors for Christmas!

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    Karen Nevill
    February 7, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    I also like Cherry Republic on Facebook

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    Fran Murphy
    February 8, 2014 at 8:10 am

    The cherry toffee would be fun to try. I love the store in A2 and am slowly working my way through all the products. I have tried the granola, chocolate cherries, coffee, peanut butter, and jams, and butters. This is my Cherry Republic Michigan mission.

  20. 20
    February 8, 2014 at 9:27 am

    It all looks fantastic, but my favorite is the Chocolate Cherry Toffee.

  21. 21
    February 8, 2014 at 9:29 am

    I liked Cherry Republic on Facebook.

  22. 22
    February 8, 2014 at 10:42 am

    That chocolate cherry toffee looks so good.

  23. 23
    February 8, 2014 at 10:44 am

    I like Cherry RRepublic on facebook.

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    Judy Webber
    February 8, 2014 at 10:54 am

    I “liked” Cherry Republic and have liked it for over 20 years. We travel to Glen Arbor and sample products and send gifts to family. Yet the best product of all is still the dried cherries. Each individual cherry is a burst of fantastic flavor. It’s like a memory of summers spent at the beach and riding bikes around Glen Arbor. By the way, great blog and recipes. Thank you

  25. 25
    February 8, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Cherry Republic revolutionized my tastebuds. I didn’t realize cherries could be used to make so many unique and delicious things! From their cherry salsa, to their famous dries cherries, the Cherry Republic is a great place to visit, try new things, and go home with great products everyone will love πŸ™‚

  26. 26
    February 8, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    My sister raves about Cherry Republic Original Cherry Salsa so I gifted her many jars this past Christmas. I would love to taste it myself.

  27. 27
    February 8, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    I’ve loved Chocolate Covered Cherries all my life and the Cherry Salsa sounds yummy, too.

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    Pam McCoy
    February 8, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    I love anything cherry, but I suppose since I have tried the salsa, which is di-vine, I think the toffee sounds wonderful………oh gee, just surprise me:), and I like the cherry republic fb page and shared πŸ™‚

  29. 29
    February 8, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    The Cherry Artisan mustard looks yummy!

  30. 30
    February 8, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    I like Cherry Republic on Facebook (FB name: Madeline Brubaker).

  31. 31
    Lynne Konett
    February 9, 2014 at 8:33 am

    Wow.. Cherry toffee. How did I miss this when I visit the Glen arbor Cherry Republic 3-4 times per year. Something to look forward to.

  32. 32
    February 9, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    I’ve loved Cherry Republic for a long, long time. And love their FB page of course! They used to make a black cherry tea that I just couldn’t get enough of. I’m dying to try the cherry peanut butter! I mean it’s a combination of my 2 favorite things ever. How could you go wrong?? πŸ™‚
    Lovely blog btw!! I’m definitely keeping this in my favorites and will be passing along to others!

  33. 33
    February 9, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    We love Cherry Republic! We have visited you twice, and my husband just purchased gift baskets for his employees at Christmas! The Cherry Salsa is our favorite, but we really love it all! Thanks for this opportunity!

  34. 34
    February 9, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    I liked CR on Facebook as well. πŸ™‚

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    Danielle n
    February 9, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    That’s a hard question! Probably the cherry toffee. My hubby would love that!

  36. 36
    Danielle n
    February 9, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    I liked them on FB!

  37. 37
    February 9, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    they all look good

  38. 38
    February 9, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    I am a lover of chocolate covered cherries.

  39. 39
    February 10, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    mmm, Chocolate Covered Cherries! or chocolate covered anything really… πŸ™‚

  40. 40
    February 12, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Mmmmm, cherry salsa—would love to try it! πŸ™‚

  41. 41
    Julia Smith
    February 12, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    Just noticed the winners were to be contacted Sunday, Jan. 9th??????

    • 42
      Julia Smith
      February 12, 2014 at 5:02 pm

      I mean Monday, Jan. 10….still very off

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    Lori Maatman
    February 12, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    I am from Holland, MI and our festival only has tulips and fortunately/unfortunately junk food!! Dutch food is not necessarily known to be healthy but my Korean boys grew up big and strong………. on pea soup!!! Our festival could use some authentic fixing up. Any suggestions???

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