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I am out… in California to be exact thanks to Nestle!

Nestle has invited several bloggers to California to learn more about the Nestle Brand. Our family uses Nestle on a daily basis. And, by daily I mean if I don’t have my Coffee-Mate Chocolate Raspberry creamer in the morning, my day just doesn’t go as smooth :) Not kidding..I love this flavor!

Of course, we enjoy many other products that Nestle manufacturers, but they aren’t bringing us out here to tell us how much we love them. Although, I’m sure they will hear that. Our agenda has us meeting with the US CEO, participating in an interactive session with a Nestle Chef, getting tips to re-energize from a fitness expert…and just tons more! It will be a jam packed two days!

Oh, and I will get to, yet again, meet another celebrity. They call him Bunny… The Nesquick Bunny!! Yeah…my kids will be excited to see these pictures! The boys (and hubs) are already excited because Nestle is feeding them while I’m gone – YES!!

Nestle has sent Omaha Steaks to feed these hungry men of mine. That is an awesome gesture from Nestle. My husband is completely capable of cooking, but one less thing he has to worry about alleviates some stress from his day while I’m away!

I am posting live updates on Facebook or Twitter. I will post a recap of the event, and what I learned next week.

Read more about my thoughts and experience on this trip.

There are several other bloggers in attendance as well. Please check them out! Thanks for the list, Toni!

Toni (me): A Daily Dose of Toni ~ @totally_toni

Maria: Mom Talk Radio ~ @MomTalkRadio

Amy: Mom Spark ~ @MomSpark

Latricia: 1 Stop Mom ~ @1stopmom

Andrea: Mommy Snacks ~ @mommysnacks

Bridgette: The Not-So-Blog ~ @BridgetteLA

Melanie: Modern Mami ~ @modernmami

Jennifer: The Mom Salon ~ @mombloggersclub

Pauline: Classy Chaos ~ @OHMommy

Marie: Make & Takes ~ @makeandtakes

Matt: Matt, Liz and Madeline ~ @mattlogelin

PJ: Real Men Drive Minivans ~ @rmdmblog

Tricia: 24/7 Moms ~@247moms

Renee: Cutie Booty Cakes ~ @reneejross

Elizabeth: Busy Mom ~ @busymom

Liz: This Full House ~ @thisfullhouse

Amanda: Oh Amanda ~ @OohAmanda

Christine: From Dates to Diapers ~ @youngmommy

Greg: Telling Dad ~ @wombtobloom

Disclaimer: All of my expenses for this trip are paid in full. That does not affect the content I share with you here – the views and thoughts are all ME! My disclosure can explain anything you could ever want to know about anything that may need disclosing :)

by Savings Lifestyle: Andrea on September 30, 2009

4 Comments

  • Erin - September 30, 2009 @ 12:07 pm
    1

    First of all, enjoy your tip to Cali, I’m in north county San Diego. Love so cal! Nestle hqtrs, is that in Pasadena, glendale? My husband’s family lives up there. Anyway, enjoy cali!

    2nd-I LOVE coffee-mate. I’ve been without it for two weeks and finally broke down and bought some (on sale of course lol!) last night. Am enjoying my cup of coffee now….it’s just not the same without it. So tell them thank-you from another addict.

  • Mike Brady - September 30, 2009 @ 1:21 pm
    2

    Will the Nestle family bloggers look at the evidence or just relay what Nestle tells them?
    http://boycottnestle.blogspot.com/2009/09/nestle-family-twitters.html

  • lauren - September 30, 2009 @ 1:30 pm
    3

    I hate be one of those people who is a downer but I was wondering if you have ever heard of the Nestle company’s involvement with slave labor on the plantations in Africa that they purchase cocoa from?

    Here is just one link that talks about it: http://www.organicconsumers.org/fair_trade/slavechocolate060414.cfm

    They signed an agreement to find a way to avoid buying from these plantations and buy “clean labor” chocolate by 1995. It is now *2009* and they haven’t really made good on their promise. I think people should read this and think a little bit before they buy products from this company in order to send them a message that they need to stand behind their word.

    I DO hope you have fun at the headquarters however, I’m definitely not trying to say Nestle is evil or anything- I just think it is something to think about.

  • Jen L - September 30, 2009 @ 4:30 pm
    4

    I’m hoping that you were not aware of the points made in this post I am attaching. Unfortunately I wish that some due dilligence would have been done prior to accepting a trip from them. I will NOT be purchasing from Nestle until they change their practices.

    http://www.phdinparenting.com/2009/09/29/an-open-letter-to-the-attendees-of-the-nestle-family-blogger-event/

    I look forward to your response.

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