Thursday, July 11, 2013

Smartfood and the SMARTest Cities in America {Culinary Prize Pack Giveaway!}

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When you look around your city, what do you appreciate about it? The great school system? The comfortable homes? Your awesome friends and neighbors?

No matter why you think it is great, how would your city rate when it comes to being smart? And I don't just mean the average IQ or the highest standardized test scores, I mean a place that is filled with people who make it a goal to take care of themselves by living (and eating) well. Does your city measure up?

According to the Smartfood brand and SELF magazine, the top 10 smartest cities in America have now been named!

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That's right, Smartfood, known for their delicious, fresh-tasting, light-textured popcorn, puffed corn and popped chip varieties (with no artificial colors or flavors), teamed up with SELF and expanded the definition of "smart" to include five specific criteria in terms of living and eating well: Savvy, Motivated, Accomplished, Responsible and Thoughtful.

So which cities rose to the top? The winners selected include:
  1. San Francisco
  2. Seattle
  3. Washington, D.C.
  4. Austin, Texas
  5. Minneapolis
  6. Portland, Ore.
  7. Denver
  8. Boston
  9. Honolulu
  10. San Jose, Calif.
Congratulations, San Francisco! Smartfood expanded on their top selection with reasons as to why this great city was named the most SMART in the country:

San Francisco

While I'm not living in one of the winning cities, I was happy to have a personalized video made for me by Chef Jody Denton, Executive Research Chef at Frito-Lay's Culinary Innovation Center, who expanded on the cities chosen, his recipes that can be part of a balanced lifestyle for summer, hot flavor and ingredient trends, and more!


Thanks, Chef Jody! Didn't all of his tasty summer dishes look delectable? YUM!

Chef Jody recipes

For an even easier way to sample some YUM, I was excited to have the chance to try out some of Smartfood's classic popcorn as well as three varieties of their new Smartfood Selects (which boast flavor combinations of real herbs and spices).

Smartfood review

How have I never tried these before?! While I appreciate that Smartfood makes their bags so easy to reseal to keep their snacks fresh, we've hardly had the chance to close a bag back up once we've opened it because they're so melt-in-your-mouth delicious!

Smartfood popcorn
Cinnamon Brown Sugar Popcorn, a HUGE hit!!

This summer and beyond, make the SMART choices when it comes to your family so that you can make the most of your city while you live and eat well! Be sure to check out all of the incredibly delicious Smartfood options that can help with this by visiting them at Smartfood.com and connecting with them on Facebook.

And, thanks to their generosity, one person will be even more prepared to spice up their kitchen in a healthy way, because...

One lucky person will win a Culinary Prize Pack* from Smartfood!

*Prize Pack includes (8) bags of Smartfood snacks, t-shirt, spice rack, product coupons, magazines and a special surprise! Total ARV $100!


I am working with Frito-Lay for this giveaway, but I am the sole sponsor of the sweeps and Frito-Lay is only providing prizes.

264 comments:

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cman said...

Chamberlain, SD.

Kim (Randominities) said...

New York City
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amanda whitley said...

boston ma, very good healthcare and lots of good colleges close by.

kelly nicholson said...

reallt?..ill say Miami Beach

corey1971 said...

Seattle, definitely!

AmandaH said...

MN always seems to be on these lists.

sheila ressel said...

I guess I would say Los Angeles
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Unknown said...

I think I would have chosen New York, but I guess San Francisco makes sense :) Well done SF :)

Lily said...

Portland, I'd say!

Unknown said...

I agree with San Francisco.

deallieb said...

Minneapolis, MN

Judy Whatilivefor said...

New York City

Sarah said...

I guess Portland would be my choice.

Denise S. said...

I'll say San Antonio.

Katie said...

DC - highest % of people with bachelor and advanced degrees

Katie said...

DC - highest % of people with bachelor and advanced degrees

Kim Reid said...

I think Seattle, thanks!

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Unknown said...

los angeles cali

Brian E. said...

San Diego !!!

Unknown said...

Kansas City, Missouri

Melanie Montgomery said...

Portland, OR

Holly said...

I am going to bypass America and pick Paris.

Nicole D. said...

I would say Washington DC!

Cori Westphal said...

I have to go with my hometown of Minneapolis! I think we are definitely SMART!

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saturdaynightfever said...

Portland in Oregon!

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ThriftyAnnabella said...

New York City
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bbrittbrat1398 said...

Chicago, Illinois
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April said...

seattle, home of some of the biggest IT Companies in the world

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Deb S. said...

I would name Boston as the smartest city.

laurasloves said...

I would say Nashua, NH
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Jessica Lodge said...

Portland, OR

Karrie said...

Cape Coral, Fl cuz i love it here :)

csue said...

Probably Los Angeles.

azalea4150 said...

I would say Los Angeles, because they seem very concerned with health food and being fit there!

dfraley3 said...

I'd say Seattle.

Kat said...

San Diego, CA

Unknown said...

I would say Honolulu- cause its paradise

LesleyfromWI said...

Chicago, IL

Unknown said...

I would pick NYC because we are the hub of the world and most diverse

Unknown said...

Durham, NC

jules mcnubbin (buttmuffin) said...

i have no clue. i'll say New York

jenspurg said...

I'd like to think it was my small town of Erin, Tn. lol
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Unknown said...

Miami Beach

Unknown said...

oceanside, ca.

Roxann said...

Chicago

aperry said...

Austin TX

kdrae said...

We have lots of water to exercise in here in Michigan!

peppersalt said...

I would pick Emerald Isle, NC.

Unknown said...

Fort Collins, CO

Teresa Thompson said...

Seattle.

msrodeobrat said...

I am going with Seattle
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msrodeobrat said...

I am going with Seattle
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Kathy P said...

I would like to think Washington, D.C. but not sure on that one..lol

Buddy Garrett said...

I would name Copenhagen.

Savannah said...

Schuylkill Haven PA :)

michedt said...

I'd go for Denver, it's quite healthy. :)
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blew415 said...

New Orleans, LA

susansmoaks said...

i think that tallahassee, fl is one of the smartest cities in the world.

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Unknown said...

Atlanta, GA!

Tylerpants said...

I think Seattle is the SMARTest city in America! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Vikki Billings said...

I would say Boston
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trixx said...

NYC!

cassandra marquez said...

i would say nyc

lilyk said...

Los Angeles, California

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