Archives for November 10, 2015

Brookside Responds To Fan Love, Creating “100 LB Bag Of Brookside Chocolate” Launches #100lbsofBrookside Sweepstakes Giving Entrants Chance to Win 100 lbs. of Brookside Chocolate Delivered to Their Door



Brookside fans are known to express their love of Brookside –the brand known for its soft fruit flavored centers, covered in smooth dark chocolate—in hyperbolic ways. Describing it as “The Answer to Life” (@sweetbrunette96) or even “The best snack this side of the galaxy” (@luanmaiej20) Brookside fans are not at a loss for words when it comes to these “Amazeballs” or “Devil in a bag” chocolates. Their comments have powered the brand’s recent ad campaign. Today, Brookside brings one brand fan’s wish to life, and gives consumers nationwide the chance to further indulge in their love of Brookside Chocolates via

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“Why is this bag only two pounds? Aargh…. They’re rich and smooth and velvety…..”

Brand fan, Christopher B.


Taking a cue from Christopher B., Brookside created the brand’s first and only 100 lb. Bag of BROOKSIDE Chocolate*, chronicling its epic journey by video to the front door of Christopher B.  View the expedition of a lifetime here on YouTube as “George” lugs 100 lbs. of Brookside through treacherous terrain to Christopher B.’s door!*


Now, in the spirit of his comment, the brand launched the #100lbsofBROOKSIDE sweepstakes enabling all fans the chance to grab up their own 100lbs of Brookside Chocolates. Through November 22, 2015, Brookside is asking fans to tell them what they would do to receive 100 lbs. of Brookside Chocolates to share with family and friends.  Visit for full details.


Brookside will deliver – in total – nearly one ton of “The best slash worst thing that’s ever happened to me.” (@JenniferVills) chocolates to lucky fans over the course of three weeks. Each day of the sweepstakes, three entrants will be randomly selected to receive a 2lb bag of Brookside Chocolates. Each week, five grand prize winners will receive 100lbs of assortedBrookside Chocolates.

*Dramatization.  Not actual weight.  Chris B. received 100 lbs. of assorted Brookside Chocolates.

How it Works:

Now through November 22, 2015, Brookside is asking fans to tell them what they would do for their own 100 lb. bag of BROOKSIDE chocolate. Fans are encouraged to respond as creatively as possible via Twitter by following @BROOKSIDE_Choc and using hashtag #100lbsofBROOKSIDE #sweepstakes, or by posting on Instagram, Vine or Tumblr for the chance to have 100 lbs. of Brookside delivered to their door.


The winning entries will receive a variety of Brookside products including:

  • Brookside Dark Chocolate Acai & Blueberry Flavors
  • Brookside Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Flavor
  • Brookside Dark Chocolate Goji & Raspberry Flavors
  • Brookside Dark Chocolate Crunchy Clusters Berry Medley Flavors


win 100

For more information, visit


Credit: The Hershey Company.

DOOHICKIES Custom Lacing is a must-have for Kids! Giveaway Opportunity!

Do you have a child who hates shoelaces? I know that I do! Yes, I know that it is important to learn to tie shoes but my son has always rather have shoes with out them. So, he would be thrilled with no shoelaces!

Yes, there are Velcro shoes but sometimes they really just aren’t as cool or stylish as the shoes with shoelaces. Well, now there is another option!

DOOHICKIES!  These are a new colorful and completely customizable shoelace replacement system that turns kids’ sneakers into slip-ons! DOOHICKIES lacing works by threading seamlessly through the eyelets of any shoe, then snapping in place for a hassle-free fit. Fasten once and kids never have to tie their sneakers again! 

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We received a sample in a cool Camo which is perfect for boys! There is a wide variety of colors/styles to choose from. What I really like about these are that they are super easy to use. We tried them out on a pair of my son’s sneakers, and he was quite impressed that his shoes no longer needed to be tied. So, to put it mildly, these were a big hit!

DOOHICKIES are one-size-fits-all for boys and girls.  Kids get to choose from super fun color packs and a number of different lacing techniques.  They are available for purchase online at and at select retailers for $9.99 each.

You can also follow DOOHICKIES at the following:


Twitter: @HICKIES

Instagram: @HICKIES

Hashtags: #DOOHICKIES #ReplacetheLace

We have teamed up for a Giveaway! Do you want to win a pair to try for yourself? Check out their website and in the comments below tell us which style would be your child’s favorite! Deadline to enter is November 16th, 2015 at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected via

Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate this post/giveaway. No other compensation was received. Photo Credit: DOOHICKIES. SoCal City Kids is not responsible for sending out prize to winner. DOOHICKIES will ship prize. US Residents only.



Artemis is Pet of the Week!

Artemis, Nov. 12 Pet of the Week

Artemis was named for the Greek goddess of the wilderness, animals and nature. Shelter staff feels that this one-year-old Staffie is well named, as she’s energetic and would be a great companion on nature hikes. Artemis was a surrender because her owners lost their home, and she’d love to be the goddess gracing your hearth. Meet her on the shelter side of the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID# A560390.


(The usual suspects contributed to this rescue)

Credit: Companion Animal Village.