Sneak Peek at Alexia Foods’ Parmesan Lemon Waffle Fries and a Tyler Florence Cookbook Giveaway!

by spiceaholic on March 25, 2012

You guys!

We are only DAYS away from the end of the Alexia Foods “Reinvent a Classic” Fry Challenge!  It’s been such a long journey, from my fry recipe testing last summer, finding out I was a finalist in the challenge, getting to meet Tyler Florence, the announcement of the 4 finalists last fall, and the voting campaign since then, but it’s coming to an end!  Thank you SO much for all the support and fry pimping over the past few months, you have no idea what it means to me!

I have 2 exciting things to share with you today.

First up is a sneak peek at Alexia Foods‘ new Parmesan Lemon Waffle Fries, winner of last year’s “Reinvent a Classic” challenge, finally making its debut in stores.

Alexia Parmesan Lemon Waffle Fries

I’ve been so excited to try these since they were announced.  When the folks at Alexia offered to send me some to sample, I said yes immediately.  I never say no to free fries!*

*Disclosure:  Alexia Foods sent me sample packages of its Parmesan Lemon Waffle Fries for me to try.   I did not receive any compensation and am not obligated to post a positive review.

The combination of lemon and Parmesan is one I do enjoy — it’s tangy, zesty, and fresh.  My Lemony Spinach Couscous with Parmesan is a great example of how the flavors go together, so I was interested to see how they would work on fries.

Well, they work!  I do recommend waiting a bit after you take them out of the oven before eating them, that way you can really taste the flavors.  But the lemon and Parmesan are definitely there.  We’ve already demolished one package of these — these are fair game as a snack or along with dinner.  Trust me, I don’t need an excuse to eat fries.

As I tried these fries, I couldn’t help imagining my Bruschetta Waffle Fries in their place next year! Really, thanks to all of you, it’s looking more and more like it’s going to happen!

I saved the best for last. To help us sprint to the finish and as a way to thank you, Alexia Foods is allowing me to give away an autographed copy of a Tyler Florence cookbook!

To win, just keep doing what you’ve been doing the past few months!

VOTE!!  Go to the Alexia Foods Facebook page, “like” it, then click on the Reinvent a Classic tab on the left.  Once you’re there, select my Bruschetta Waffle Fries and cast your vote!  Then go tell your friends!

1.  Leave a comment here daily after you vote.  Facebook comments on the Spice’s Bites page do not count!  You’ll get one entry every day that you vote.

2.  Tweet about the giveaway and the Reinvent a Classic challenge!  Leave a comment here telling me you tweeted.  You get one entry for every day that you tweet.

3.  Blog shout-outs are always welcome!  Tell your readers about the Reinvent a Classic challenge and link back to this post.

This giveaway runs through Thursday, March 29th.  I will randomly select a winner and notify them by email, so please be sure to enter an email address when leaving a comment.  Sorry, but the giveaway is limited to U.S. residents only.

Thank you to Alexia Foods for providing the cookbook!

Good luck, and may the giveaway odds be ever in your favor! 🙂




We have a winner!  Congratulations, Traci!

3-31-12 Alexia winner

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Denise March 25, 2012 at 10:52 pm

I voted. Looks like you’re in the lead =)

Denise March 25, 2012 at 10:54 pm
Bonnie K. March 26, 2012 at 1:04 am

I just voted and shared on my facebook wall. It’s currently at 34%.

bluedawn95864 at gmail dot com

Bonnie K. March 26, 2012 at 1:06 am
Anna Flowers March 26, 2012 at 11:01 am

*mwah* you know we are voting everyday!

Amy March 26, 2012 at 2:32 pm

I voted today! You’re still in the lead and it looks like you’ll stay that way! Yeah! I’m very excited for you. I’m also interested in those lemon parmasean fries. I almost never make fries at home, but will have to give these a try. 🙂

Bonnie K March 27, 2012 at 1:13 am

I just voted. You’re still in the lead.

bluedawn95864 at gmail dot com

Bonnie K March 27, 2012 at 1:15 am
Bonnie K March 28, 2012 at 1:53 am

Voted again. Still in the lead.

bluedawn95864 at gmail dot com

Bonnie K March 28, 2012 at 1:54 am
brandi March 28, 2012 at 9:06 am

i voted and have been every day! you’re rockin’ it 🙂 so so excited for you!!

laura March 28, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Well, der, you know I’ve been voting ever day.


your biggest fan

Joshua Chase March 28, 2012 at 9:39 pm

I voted again! Love me some waffle fries!

Bonnie K March 29, 2012 at 3:14 am

Voted again. You’re now at 35% and leading. 🙂

Bonnie K March 29, 2012 at 3:15 am
traci hammett March 29, 2012 at 10:45 pm
Bonnie K. March 30, 2012 at 1:14 am

Got my one last vote in. 🙂

bluedawn95864 at gmail dot com

Bonnie K. March 30, 2012 at 1:16 am
laura March 30, 2012 at 9:34 am

I voted! You got this GIRL!

Sandi April 10, 2012 at 9:13 pm

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So exciting that you WON!!!!

Nicole Kpi March 5, 2013 at 7:08 am

Wow! Looks super delicious!

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