18 October 2011

Princes Brekkie Giveaway

This competition is now CLOSED

Thank you for all the entries.

The winner, selected using random.org, is number 1 - Jenny. Congratulations!

I was asked to take part in the Princes Brekkie campaign and received this hamper full of fruity goodies to try.

One of my children is a fruit monster, the other needs a little cajoling. Tinned fruit and fruit juices are a big help to me. If we run out of fresh fruit I know that tinned fruit still counts as part of our Five-a-day so I always keep some handy. Also, who can resist the cherries in fruit cocktail? My four year old fruit-dodger can't and they both love fruit juice.

There are some great recipes on the Princes website. Here is one of my own:

Sandy's Speedy, Cheap and Cheerful Trifle

  • Tin of fruit cocktail, drained (save the fruit juice for breakfast)
  • Block of jelly, any flavour
  • Value range jam and cream swiss roll
  • Instant custard
  • Cream for whipping
  • Chocolate buttons or hundreds and thousands for decoration

This recipe is so simple and easy for the children to help with, from step 4 onwards.

  1. Make the custard in a jug and allow to cool 
  2. Make the jelly in a jug, ready to pour.
  3. Whip the cream
  4. Slice the swiss roll and lay in a large glass bowl
  5. Pour over the fruit cocktail
  6. Pour over the jelly. Allow to set in the fridge
  7. Once the jelly is set, pour over the custard
  8. Whip the cream and spread over the custard
  9. Decorate

Serves loads of children or four greedy adults at a retro dinner party.

You're welcome!


So to win one of these lovely hampers all you have to do is:

  • Leave a comment on this blog post telling me your favourite fruit. Leave your twitter ID or another way to contact you.
  • For an additional entry tweet this
"Ooh I want to win a Princes hamper at http://sandycalico.blogspot.com/2011/10/princes-brekkie-giveaway.html #PrincesBrekkie",

and please leave a separate comment to say that you have done so.

This giveaway closes at 8pm on Tuesday 25th October 2011.

The winner will be selected at random. If you win I will contact you and ask for your address. If I can't get hold of you I will re-draw a week later. UK only.

Good luck!



  1. Tweeted too @gingerbread_mum

  2. I love mango (and just saying that makes me instantly sing the bloomin' cbeebies song "mango go go go go mango, shake a coconut" !!)

  3. Got to be pears! Fresh ones are so unpredictable, but tinned ones always seem to be just right. Oh and I've tweeted too!

  4. Thanks for the trifle recipe, I've never made one, husband has been at me to make one for ages, he might just get one this weekend.

    My favourite fruit is Kiwi fruit.


  5. My favourite fruit is a good old fashioned banana! Unless it's poached pears in cinnamon and port!


    Thanks for the competition

  6. I've tweeted as well.


  7. My favourite fruit is the blueberry - mainly because they are Bud's favourites and always put a huge smile on his face! @RedRoseMummy

  8. guava for sure!
    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

  9. Strawberries, particularly wild ones. You just can't beat them for the taste!

    My Twitter username is @Ianthesunlover. I've tweeted the giveaway message.

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  12. OK lets start this again! My fav fruit(s) are grapes, pears and watermelons... sorry can't choose just one! I'm @lindy_ on twitter. *waves to Sandy*

  13. I love raspberries

    @marzutek on twitter

  14. My favourite fruit is blueberries - so good for you! @Bobbity666

  15. Tweeted competition slogan as @Bobbity666

  16. My favourite fruit is pineapples...YUM! @gidders1


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