Thursday, September 9, 2010

CSN review and a giveaway. (closed)

Thanks everyone, the winner has been emailed. look for more giveaways coming soon.

Remember this post? I didn't get anything for my bedroom. Sadly, I didn't even get anything for myself. My kids love cotton candy. I'm constandly getting the $1. tubs at the store as treats (it beats the chewy candy that I don't let them have cause I'm a mean mom). So with a little help from the kids, I decided to do my review on the Nostalgia Hard Candy/Sugar free candy Cotton Candy Maker.

First I have to say that CSNstores did great with the shipping. It came in a box with bubble wrap surrounding the excess space. And fast. It came within 4 days of me deciding. Impressive.
Phil brought home a huge bag of mints and Jolly Rancher hard candy for our first try. The kids gathered around the machine and were yelling what flavors they wanted to try first. Set up was easy. It only comes with 2 plastic cones, but we had a couple chopsticks that worked well with it also. The little round black candy receptacle snapped onto the metal grate underneath it, pop the two pieces of pink bowl together and turn it on for 5 minutes before adding your first candy. Very cool machine. Add 2 pieces of candy in the candy area and start making your cotton candy. It even tastes like cotton candy you would get at the fair or circus. I love it! It's even easy enough for my kids to do (with supervision) The candy receptacle does get pretty hot...see below in pictures. But when you are done, just let it cool before taking apart. Clean up is just as easy. The bowl comes apart again for easy cleaning and you just put the candy holder in boiling water for a couple minutes and its good as new.



We even used our machine and made little cotton candy puffs for a tea party. A big tea party. It also comes with a little scoop that you can use cotton candy sugar with the machine as well.
Overall, we loved it. We use it weekly (no joke). Emily even asks if she can make some cotton candy to bring to school.
The kind folks at CSN are allowing me to offer one of my readers a chance to win a $40.00 giftcode. Who knows, maybe you'll decide you ... or your kids, need this machine as well.
So, with that, I will end this giveaway on the 23rd. There is so much to chose from. I'm trying to convince Phil that we NEED this ottoman coffee table...we have an itty bitty house, all that extra storage would be great


If you go looking, make sure you have awhile.

Mandatory entry. Go to CSN stores and leave a comment letting me know what you would pick or apply the giftcode towards. Please leave an email in your post so I have a way of contacting you if you win. Winner will have 24 hours to get back to me with required info.
Extra entries



  • follow my blog 1entry

  • follow my other blog 1 entry

  • like CSN on facebook 1 entry

  • follow me on twitter 1 entry

  • follow CSN on twitter 1 entry

  • and you can tweet about this giveaway 2x a day 1 entry each time

Just leave a comment letting me know what you've done (1 for each entry). I will draw a winner September 23rd.


All opinions in this post are 100% mine. Thank you to CSN stores for providing the Cotton Candy Machine to review. Contest open to U.S. and Canada only.

83 comments:

Kristin said...

I would apply my gift card toward a Deni Automatic Ice Cream Maker Clear w/Candy Crusher.

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I liked CSN on facebook

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I follow you on twitter as dragondream.

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I follow CSN on twitter as dragondeam.

Kristin said...

I tweeted the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

I would use it towards paula deen cookware! tracietrump@yahoo.com

Jenny said...

There is a coffee table I might use it for. I have also considered getting one of these cotton candy machines so I was glad to read your review!

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I follow

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I would put the GC towards the puppy playpen as we have pups on the way

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siilenti said...

I'd love the Primula 1.5 Gallon Iced Tea Dispenser

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meeyeehere said...

I would buy a tea set. I think I need one because I love drinking tea and I just don't have a tea kettle
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Katrina said...

I think I would put it towards a step 2 waterwheel table for my daughter for her birthday!

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Heather said...

I would buy a westbend stir krazy popcorn popper
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Cathy said...

I would use it towards a dog bed for my spoiled girls
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jskell911 said...

I would love the Presto Power Pop Microwave Multi-Popcorn Popper

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Sarah said...

Oh My Gosh. I need this cotton candy machine. I had no idea such a thing existed, outside of fairs. Must have it. I hope I win!! I want my own machine!!

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Nanbon44 said...

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scottsgal said...

I'd put this towards a new roaster oven
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Kristin said...

I tweeted the giveaway again.

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I tweeted the giveaway for the second time today.

Anonymous said...

I would get my daughter a toddler sized table or a doll stroller to push around.
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Candace said...

I would use it to buy my kids the Learning Resources pretend and play school set. Thanks for the chance! readysetwin at gmail dot com

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edmontonjb said...

They have a little Brother Sewing Machine that would be perfect for a beginner like me. I would use the code towards it.

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heartnsoulcooking said...

I would LIKE to get the Drive Medical Deluxe Bariatric Heavy Duty Bath Bench.
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Jennai said...

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