Graeter’s Ice Cream Party and a Giveaway

As many of you know, Hubby and I moved to Boston from Cincinnati. One of my favorite things when we lived there was walking down the street to grab some Graeter’s ice cream. I was recently contacted to review their ice cream, and they had no idea I already loved it when they contacted me. As you know, I rarely do product reviews on here, but since I already knew how much I enjoy Grater’s, I thought this would be a great opportunity.

Graeter’s uses high quality ingredients and makes their ice cream two gallons at a time to ensure quality ice cream with every batch. It is extremely creamy and decadent! They have 24 pint flavors including signature chip flavors and five seasonal favorites, which rotate throughout the year.

If you don’t live in Cincinnati, you still might be able to find Graeter’s at a grocery store in your town. A list of the locations where Graeter’s is sold can be found on theirΒ website. If you’re still out of luck, have no fear, you canΒ order ice cream online. It will be delivered to your door step just like mine was!!

The foam cooler was packed with our six pints and some dry ice to keep it frozen on it’s journey. You can order the ice cream in 6 or 12 pint packages. I think this would make a great gift for Mother’s Day, a friend who used to live in Cincinnati’s birthday, or for anyone else who enjoys great ice cream.

I decided to invite some other bloggers over to my place to share this awesome ice cream with them. So last night, Aimee, Fiona, Renee, and Amanda came over for an ice cream tasting and sundae party! Graeter’s sent me a 6 pint variety pack of ice cream to taste. I requested my favorite, black raspberry chip, to be included in the pack. The other flavors included vanilla, mocha chip, caramel, mint chip, and strawberry.

For the tasting portion, I used a 1.5 tsp scoop to scoop tiny scoops of ice cream onto everyone’s spoon. We started with vanilla and worked our way through the 6 flavors. I’m usually not a fan of strawberry ice cream, but this strawberry ice cream was very fresh and light. The three flavors that had chips were great hits. I always say they should call them chunks. We all agreed that the strawberry ice cream would have been great with the chocolate chunks in it. Turns out Graeters does have strawberry chip right now.

The chocolate in the ice cream has almost the consistency of ganache, so it’s very smooth and easy to bite into. And, everyone once and a while you’ll get a bite with a big chunk of chocolate in it. The black raspberry chip was still my favorite with the mocha chip coming in at a close second for me. (As you know, I’m lactose intolerant. But, about once a year, I eat ice cream because I just miss it so much. I participated in the tasting portion of the evening, along with the help of some medication and it was definitely worth it!)

Once we all tasted a tiny bit of each flavor, we then made ice cream sundaes. Everyone else had brought some ice cream toppings including M&Ms, caramel sauce, and candied pecans. We chowed down on our ice cream sundaes and chatted the evening away.

Eating ice cream reminded me that summer is just around the corner! And if you’d like to try some Graeter’s ice cream for yourself, be sure to enter the giveaway below!Β Graeter’s has agreed to give a 6-pint variety pack to one lucky reader!! Here’s how you can enter.

First, you must be a follower of my blog, either through Facebook or an RSS reader. For the first entry, go to Graeters.com and check out the flavors they offer. Come back here and leave a comment telling me which flavor you would like to try, or if you’ve had Graeter’s before, which flavor is your favorite.

For an additional entry, either Like Graeter’s on Facebook or follow them on Twitter and come back here leaving another comment saying you’ve done so.

For another additional entry, Tweet the following about the giveaway “Enter to win a 6 pint package of @graeters ice cream from @beantownbaker http://bit.ly/gs2HKn” then come back here to leave a comment saying you’ve done so.

A maximum of three entries per person are allowed. All comments must be made by midnight on April 27th. A winner will be chosen randomly at that point in time. Graeter’s only ships to the US (excluding Alaska and Hawaii), so if you win, you must provide a US shipping address. If you’re out of the US, you can still enter the giveaway if you plan to ship the ice cream to someone within the shipping area.

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130 Responses to “Tate’s Bakeshop Giveaway”

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    Lindsay — December 13, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    I prefer a nice soft chewy cookie.

    ljyoung85 at gmail.com

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    Reader — December 13, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    chewy for sure!!

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    A — December 13, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Love Chewy cookies

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    A — December 13, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Facebook fan

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    Lucy — December 13, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    I’m lovin’ chewy cookies
    ralphlucy at comcast.net

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    Lucy — December 13, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Tate’s facebook fan/liker
    ralphlucy at comcast.net

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    kayla — December 13, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    crispy! πŸ™‚ with a chewy center! perfect.

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    kayla — December 13, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    i’m a fan!

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    becksterslaboratory — December 13, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    Most definitely a chewy cookie person!

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    Kirsty — December 13, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Soft and chewy is the way to go!

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    Cara — December 13, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    I’m a Chewy cookie person!

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    Cara — December 13, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    facebook fan of tate’s

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    Jenny — December 13, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    I used to be a cripsy fan but now i love chewy πŸ™‚

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — December 13, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    You have been doing some great giveaways lately! I’m a chewy cookie person for sure!

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    KV — December 13, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    chewy cookies all the way

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    CT Cupcake — December 13, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    love soft chewy cookie. yum. want a cookie NOW!

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    Lora — December 13, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Crisp outside with chewy center.

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    Brandy — December 13, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    I am 100% a chewy cookie type of girl!

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    Cassie — December 13, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    It depends on the cookies. Most cookies I like chewy, but some cookies are best crispy.

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    Eileen — December 13, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    chewy!

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    Sarah — December 13, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Definitely chewy!

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    Valerie — December 13, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Chewy all the way! Num!

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    Valerie — December 13, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    I’m already a fan of Tate’s Bakery!

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    Laura and Alex — December 13, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    chewy all the way!!

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    Jason — December 13, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    I think it depends on the type of cookie. I tend to like crispy kinds better though.

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    Emily — December 13, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    Chewy for sure!

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    Daisy — December 13, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    CHEWY cookies please

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    Daisy — December 13, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    LIKED them on FB!

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    tracym2303 — December 13, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Chewy, for sure.

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    Jen — December 13, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    I love a chewy soft cookie but now you got me intrigued with these Tate’s crispy cookies!

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    Beth — December 13, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    I am totally a crispy cookie kind of girl!

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    Beth — December 13, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Liked them on Facebook!

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    Erica — December 13, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    chewy of course!

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    Jen McCarthy — December 13, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    I like chewy & crispy.
    I also love Tate’s.
    They’re so good!

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    Jieun — December 13, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    definitely chewy!!

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    Alexis — December 13, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    I am totally a soft chewy cookie person. The hubs like crunchy cookies though so sometimes I burn a few ha

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    Lauren (PB&G) — December 13, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    I usually prefer a chewy cookie, but my favorite is a combo of the two.. nice and chewy with a crisp and crunchy edge!

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    Elise — December 13, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    For the most part, I like a chewy cookie. However, there are some exceptions to the rule.

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    rkostakis — December 13, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Definitely chewy cookies for me!

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    Ashley — December 13, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Chewy all the way!

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    suburban prep — December 13, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    I prefer a soft chewy cookie.
    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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    Anonymous — December 13, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    CHEWY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! almost raw!

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    Rhondi — December 13, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    I prefer chewy cookies, but all cookies are good!

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    Bonnie — December 14, 2010 at 12:06 am

    If it’s a cookie, it’s for me! haha

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    Sherry G — December 14, 2010 at 12:18 am

    I’m definitely a chewy cookie gal. I will pass up a crispy cookie any day.

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    Sherry G — December 14, 2010 at 12:18 am

    I like Tate’s on Facebook!

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    theresa — December 14, 2010 at 12:24 am

    Crispy πŸ™‚

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    whitequiet — December 14, 2010 at 12:31 am

    Chewy cookies are my favorite!

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    Theresa — December 14, 2010 at 12:47 am

    I love crispy!

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    Barb in CA — December 14, 2010 at 12:47 am

    I like chewy and my husband likes crispy ciikies . . . so we can do damage to both! Ha.

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    Theresa — December 14, 2010 at 12:47 am

    Like on FB

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    Kristin — December 14, 2010 at 1:00 am

    I prefer soft cookies but I love Tate’s crispy cookies!

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    Kristin — December 14, 2010 at 1:07 am

    I am a fan of Tate’s on Facebook.

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    Terry — December 14, 2010 at 1:14 am

    I like a soft cookie

    terrylee5151 at aol dot com

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    Terry — December 14, 2010 at 1:15 am

    I fan them on fb

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    Heather Lynne — December 14, 2010 at 1:18 am

    I’m a chewy but my husband is a crispy!

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    lynne — December 14, 2010 at 1:27 am

    <3 crispy cookies!

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    lynne — December 14, 2010 at 1:27 am

    fan on fb

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    Melissa — December 14, 2010 at 1:31 am

    Chewy all the way!

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    Lisa — December 14, 2010 at 1:46 am

    I like both, I want crunchy on the edges with a chewy center.

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    Lisa — December 14, 2010 at 1:47 am

    I am already a facebook fan.

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    Tyler — December 14, 2010 at 1:53 am

    Crispy for me!

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    Carrie77 — December 14, 2010 at 1:57 am

    Chewy! Don’t ask me why! I just do!

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    Gina — December 14, 2010 at 1:59 am

    Crispy. Yesterday I made Tate’s Chocolate Chip cookies. They were divine.

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    Elana — December 14, 2010 at 2:17 am

    I usually like chewy more, but sometimes I feel like it’s better for me to have crispy cookies in the house because I’m less likely to scarf them all down at once!

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    Silly Monkey — December 14, 2010 at 2:28 am

    First time poster, but I want to say that you have such great recipes on here! I like cookies that are a bit crisp on the outside but nice and chewy on the inside. Oatmeal raisin are the best cookies for this texture!

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    jennie — December 14, 2010 at 2:45 am

    I am a huge fan of the chewy cookie!!

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    Patricia — December 14, 2010 at 2:54 am

    I love crispy cookies. They are perfect for dunking in milk.

    phjones21@yahoo.com

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    Anne — December 14, 2010 at 2:57 am

    definitely chewy!

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    Eagles17 — December 14, 2010 at 3:03 am

    DEFINITELY a crispy cookie! Hockeypuck style, preferably – I’m just kidding, kinda – gingersnap crunchiness would be perfect. When I was younger, I used to adore all things cookie dough. One day, I decided to eat one of those giant cartons of premade ready-to-bake cookie dough (I used an ice cream scoop and everything) and was horribly sick. Just the thought of raw cookie dough is nauseating now *shudder*. So I can enjoy the amazing taste of cookies without the terrifying flashbacks to a dreadful day.

    And that is my lovely holiday story. =)

    (ashleyso2030@gmail.com)

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    Eagles17 — December 14, 2010 at 3:03 am

    Already a fan of Tate’s on Facebook (Ashley So). Have a wonderful holiday season! =)

    (ashleyso2030@gmail.com)

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    Charity — December 14, 2010 at 3:03 am

    I am a strictly chewy cookies person. Mmm, cookies. πŸ™‚

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    Shela Choi — December 14, 2010 at 3:03 am

    Love the crispy cookies! and Tate’s is definitely the BEST crispy cookie!

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    Donna — December 14, 2010 at 3:38 am

    Chewy gets my vote

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    Diane — December 14, 2010 at 3:45 am

    chewy cookies! most definitely

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    MamaFeelgood — December 14, 2010 at 4:32 am

    chewbacca

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    Awesome — December 14, 2010 at 5:48 am

    I’m a chewy fan, but the boy adores anything with crunch.

    kaseyawickman at gmail.com

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    Yen — December 14, 2010 at 7:51 am

    Love chewy cookies.

    Yentuyen at hotmail dot com

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    Courtney in Japan — December 14, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    chewy cookies all the way!
    I “liked” Tate’s on Facebook, too!

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    susieq — December 14, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    I love all cookies, but a nice soft center with a slightly crispy outer shell is definitely the way too go!

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    Champion Family — December 14, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    I would love to try these!

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    *amberlynn — December 14, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    I usually prefer chewy but crispy is great too!

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    *amberlynn — December 14, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    I like Tate’s on FB

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    Carly — December 14, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    I like all cookies!!!

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    Carly — December 14, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    liked them on fb!

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    The life of Joanne — December 14, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    To me a cookie us a cookie. It ass depends on how it taste.

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    Karin — December 14, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    I like crispy cookies.

    karin56381 (at) gmail.com

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    Suzi — December 14, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    I like cookies that are crisp and the edges and chewy in the middle. But I really love all cookies πŸ˜€

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    Rebecca — December 14, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    I like chewy cookies all the way.

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    Carolyn — December 14, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    I love chewy cookies all the way…yumm!!!!
    sweetstreatsbycarolyn@gmail.com

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    Brenda — December 14, 2010 at 4:49 pm

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    Sarah — December 14, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Definitely a chewy cookie person

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    Sarah — December 14, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    I “like” Tate’s on FB

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    Brenda — December 14, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    Crispy with a chewy center. They are the best, glad to say they are from MY Hometown.. Belinda King

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    rebelmom — December 14, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Chewy is the way to go!

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    Amanda — December 14, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Definitely chewy!!

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    Susie — December 14, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    Crunchy! I make soft ones for e eryone else then a crunchy batch for me.

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    Marnie — December 14, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    I think I like cripsy better but there are a few cookies that are best on the chewy side.

    Marniebrian@gmail.com

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    JulieAnn — December 14, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    I like crispy edges, chewy centers…

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    JulieAnn — December 14, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    I’m a fan on facebook πŸ™‚

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    Jamie — December 14, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    I love chewy cookies!

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    Loan LyPham-Ferry — December 14, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    Hands down, I love a chewy cookie!

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    Barefoot Belle — December 14, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    I love chewy cookies, but my favorite is both chewy and crispy (with rice krispies in it)!

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    Barefoot Belle — December 14, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    I’m a fan of Tate’s on FB!

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    Carrie — December 14, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Chewy cookies plz!

    FB Fan, in da house!!

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    Jan — December 14, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Crispy, chewy…don’t matter. Me like cookies! πŸ™‚

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    Jan — December 14, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Liked on FB!

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    Janet — December 15, 2010 at 12:31 am

    Crispy, definitely crispy.

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    Janet — December 15, 2010 at 12:32 am

    I just went to Tate’s and “liked” them on facebook;)

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    Dan and Roni — December 15, 2010 at 12:52 am

    I usually like chewy cookies!

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    Kristin — December 15, 2010 at 12:59 am

    I prefer soft cookies!

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    Kristin — December 15, 2010 at 12:59 am

    I also liked Tate’s on Facebook!

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    Crystal — December 15, 2010 at 5:16 am

    I like both crispy and chewy, but if I had to pick I’d go crispy!

    CrystalW07 at aol.com

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    claracupcake.blogspot.com — December 15, 2010 at 7:17 am

    I’m a chewy cookie fan!

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    claracupcake.blogspot.com — December 15, 2010 at 7:17 am

    Also a tate’s fan on FB

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    Kate — December 15, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    I’m a chewy cookie person!

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    URBakin'MeCrazyy — December 15, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    I’m definetely a chewy cookie person! πŸ™‚

    meggie_sue@woh.rr.com

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    URBakin'MeCrazyy — December 15, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Facebook Fan!

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    Melissa @ Made in Melissa's Kitche — December 15, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    I definitely prefer chewy cookies!

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    Melissa @ Made in Melissa's Kitchen — December 15, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    I am a “Tate’s Bakeshop” fan already. πŸ™‚

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    Sarah — December 16, 2010 at 4:27 am

    Chewy in the middle, crispy on the outside

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    Sarah — December 16, 2010 at 4:27 am

    I like Tate’s on fb

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    Will — December 16, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Love chewy cookies
    williamfsullivanjr at comcast.net

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    JL — December 16, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    I’d pick chewy!
    jlynch6341@aol.com

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    Jessie — December 16, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    I prefer chewy, but there aren’t many cookies I’ll turn down. πŸ™‚

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    Carolyn — December 17, 2010 at 1:11 am

    i LOVE CHEWY COOKIES!!!!

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    Carolyn — December 17, 2010 at 1:11 am

    I am a fan on Facebook!

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    Katrina — December 17, 2010 at 1:46 am

    I prefer chewy cookies, but really, I don’t seem to have a problem turning down any cookies! πŸ˜‰

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    Katrina — December 17, 2010 at 1:47 am

    I already like Tate’s on FB.

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    JessWV — December 17, 2010 at 3:17 am

    I like chewy cookies…unless of course someone is offering free crispy ones!

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