Unilever Good to Know Initiative and Unilever Spreads Giveaway

Posted by Jenna | Tuesday, December 18, 2012



Tis' the season for baking! I don't know about you, but between many birthdays in our family as well as holidays including Thanksgiving and Christmas...I am in the kitchen a lot this time of year. I love to bake with my kids...especially yummy cookies! We have our favorite recipes and typically always use the same brands and products. However, I'm always up for a challenge, which is why I was excited to hear about Unilever and their initiative: Good to Know.

There are many misconceptions about soft spreads, so as part of the Good to Know initiative, they've set out to dispel the myths and share the facts. With a wide variety of soft spreads, including Country Crock, i can't Believe It's Not Butter!, Promise, Brummel & Brown, Imperial - Unilever has the spread for you. ALL of their spreads are Good to Know because they they:
  •  Have 0g trans fat per serving
  •  Contain no partially hydrogenated oils
  •  Have no cholesterol
  • Are 70% less fat than butter per serving
  • Have 30% fewer calories than butter per serving
When I learned about this, I admit I was wondering how it would taste. Thankfully, we got the chance to find out! They feel strongly about their spreads...know that they're not only a better nutrition option than butter, but that they'll keep your holiday recipes tasting delicious and challenged me to test it out with one of their cookie recipes or a favorite of my own. 

Out of their recipes, I was given the following options:

·         One Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies
·         Anytime Sugar Cookies
·         Chocolate Crinkles
·         Best Ever Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies 

Although these sounded delicious, we decided to try out one of our own favorite Oatmeal chocolate chip recipes so we could compare the difference and/or similarities in using the spread vs not. So, we quickly got busy baking our recipe using the spread instead of butter.

Ingredients:

1 Cup of soft spread
½ Cup White Sugar
½ Cup Brown Sugar
¼ tsp Salt
½ tsp Baking Soda
½ tsp Vanilla
1 Egg
1 Cup Oatmeal
1 Cup Choc Chips
1 Cup Flour

Directions:
  • Mix together. 
  • Bake at 350 degrees 10-15 mins.

Our family tested a cookie out (or 2 or 3) and were suprised with just how delicious they were. Had I not made them, I wouldn't have known that they weren't made with butter. They were great, and everyone in the family agreed! I'm so glad I was given the opportunity to take this challenge. Our family will definitely be buying Unilever Spreads more often!

Be sure and enter the Confection Perfection sweepstakes where a KitchenAid mixer is given away every day! You can also visit ItIsGoodtoKnow.com for recipe ideas, tips from RD and more!


Win It: Unilever would like to offer one lucky reader a basket of baking goodies to help you prepare your cookies and other treats. The Good to Know baking set will include:
  • Silpat® baking sheet liner 
  • Steel Cooling Rack 
  • Nonstick cookie sheet 
  • Stainless steel cookie scoop 
  • $10 gift card to purchase your Unilever spread of choice and baking ingredients 
a Rafflecopter giveaway


This giveaway is open to US Only and ends 12/28

**The products for this review and giveaway were provided for free. All opinions are my own.



151 comments
  1. Rochel S December 18, 2012 at 10:12 PM  

    Sugar cookies!

  2. leanne_mac December 18, 2012 at 10:40 PM  

    sugar cookies
    leannemacg at gmail.com

  3. JC December 18, 2012 at 11:29 PM  

    Love sugar cookies this time of the year.

  4. mrsshukra December 19, 2012 at 1:16 AM  

    Ginger cookies!

  5. Lisa Brown December 19, 2012 at 7:04 AM  

    I love gingerbread cookies

  6. Lisa Brown December 19, 2012 at 7:05 AM  

    GFC: smurfette

  7. Denise Taylor-Dennis December 19, 2012 at 7:54 AM  

    I love traditional chocolate chip cookies.

  8. CindyWindy2003 December 19, 2012 at 12:56 PM  

    love oatmeal raisin anytime! carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

  9. Tabitha December 19, 2012 at 1:20 PM  

    chocolate chip!
    kayleefaith1228@aol.com

  10. kellyr78 December 19, 2012 at 5:29 PM  

    I like almond cookies
    kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

  11. furygirl3132 December 19, 2012 at 7:31 PM  

    I like making peanut butter cookies and chocolate chip. Thanks so much for hosting this great giveaway!

    Eloise
    furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

  12. skkorman December 19, 2012 at 7:41 PM  

    I love chocolate chip cookies!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

  13. Kim December 19, 2012 at 7:46 PM  

    Love some shortbread cookies
    kimberlysummer40@aol.com

  14. bayctygrl December 19, 2012 at 7:59 PM  

    homemade cut outs

    hippopurplemonkey at yahoo dot com

  15. Romapr December 19, 2012 at 8:02 PM  

    I love gingerbread men or sugar cookies. Thanks!
    romapup at gmail dot com

  16. mummytotwoboys December 19, 2012 at 8:07 PM  

    I like Snickerdoodles
    ( d schmidt in widget)

  17. stowelljg December 19, 2012 at 8:13 PM  

    I love cookies and one of my favorites that I make at this time of the year is Date Spirals in which a rolled dough is spread with a date filling, rolled up, and sliced to give spirals that are baked. Yum!

  18. Rusthawk December 19, 2012 at 8:27 PM  

    mexican wedding cookies

  19. dlhaley December 19, 2012 at 8:35 PM  

    I like oatmeal raisin cookies.

  20. Wild N Mild $$$ December 19, 2012 at 8:41 PM  

    sugar cookies
    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

  21. Seyma Bennett Shabbir December 19, 2012 at 8:50 PM  

    Chocolate chip or almond cookies
    seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

  22. Stephanie Phelps December 19, 2012 at 9:24 PM  

    We love oatmeal raisin cookies

  23. s December 19, 2012 at 9:49 PM  

    Mint chocolate chip

  24. Michele P. December 19, 2012 at 9:49 PM  

    I love Snickerdoodles!

  25. Linda Kish December 19, 2012 at 10:23 PM  

    persimmon cookies

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  26. Cserafini December 20, 2012 at 8:40 AM  

    Sugar cookies.

  27. Laura Tucker December 20, 2012 at 9:02 AM  

    Pumpkin cookies are my fave this time of year!

  28. Steph S December 20, 2012 at 9:39 AM  

    Great holiday contest. My family has a traditional cookie they make called a pizelle. They are beautiful and delicious. Unfortunately each cookie takes a full minute in the waffle iron and I don't really have the patience to make a large batch of them. Maybe when my kids are older and can help out.

  29. Jennifer Rogers December 20, 2012 at 10:22 AM  

    Sugar Cookies and Oatmeal!
    j1man1r66@etex.net

  30. wigget December 20, 2012 at 11:52 AM  

    gingerbread and sugar

  31. dht04001 December 20, 2012 at 12:29 PM  

    i love gingerbrea cookies
    daniellex at gmail dot com

  32. Jennifer T. December 20, 2012 at 1:40 PM  

    Frosted sugar cookies.
    jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

  33. Lexiquin December 20, 2012 at 1:46 PM  

    My favorite cookies this time of year are crisp sugar cookies (frosted and decorated by my kids ;)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  34. Natalie U. December 20, 2012 at 6:25 PM  

    Snicker doodles
    pedidentalasst at yahoo dot com

  35. frencheire December 20, 2012 at 8:33 PM  

    I love "snowballs", also know as Russian Tea Cakes. :)

  36. Colleen M December 21, 2012 at 3:07 AM  

    My favorite cookies are snickerdoodles.

    colljerr at comcast dot net

  37. Julie December 21, 2012 at 11:38 AM  

    russian tea cakes
    thanks
    aunteegem@yahoho.com

  38. latanya t December 21, 2012 at 1:51 PM  

    sugar cookies

  39. Kristen December 21, 2012 at 3:04 PM  

    I love jam thumbprint cookies.

  40. Jessica To December 21, 2012 at 4:03 PM  

    I like seven layer cookies during the holidays.

  41. freddie December 21, 2012 at 8:00 PM  

    I love frosted sugar cookies. dwelchert@yahoo.com

  42. carolwegs December 21, 2012 at 8:57 PM  

    I love to make cooke cutter cookies and decorate them. thanks
    carolwegs at gmail dot com

  43. jakiesmom December 21, 2012 at 10:03 PM  

    gingerbread
    nannypanpan@gmail.com

  44. Jessica December 22, 2012 at 1:58 AM  

    I love sugar cookies
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

  45. Carly H. December 22, 2012 at 6:56 AM  

    Gingerbread men.

  46. polly December 22, 2012 at 8:14 PM  

    i love rolled out sugar cookies...fun to decorate!

  47. Lina December 22, 2012 at 9:12 PM  

    i love snickerdoodles!

  48. GoldenOrchard December 22, 2012 at 9:12 PM  

    Chocolate chip cookies

    goldengoddiss09(at)gmail(dot)com

  49. Gina Wildorchid December 23, 2012 at 12:29 PM  

    I love chocolate chip cookies.

    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  50. coriwestphal December 23, 2012 at 7:59 PM  

    Russian Tea Cakes!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  51. Allison Downes December 24, 2012 at 3:47 PM  

    I love Sugar Cookies this time of year

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  52. Teresa December 24, 2012 at 10:44 PM  

    I like ginger snap cookies.
    tssk10(at)gmail(dot)com

  53. callbr549 December 24, 2012 at 10:50 PM  

    I like lady fingers. :)

  54. Gianna December 26, 2012 at 1:34 PM  

    Soft sugar cookies.

  55. Michelle December 26, 2012 at 5:04 PM  

    I like frosted sugar cookies. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  56. Tabathia December 26, 2012 at 6:45 PM  

    snickerdoodles and gingersnap

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  57. lana December 26, 2012 at 9:09 PM  

    chocolate chip cookies

  58. lmurley2000 December 26, 2012 at 9:52 PM  

    i love sugar cookies

    lmurley2000@yahoo.com

  59. M.A.D. December 27, 2012 at 2:57 AM  

    MARY DEBORDE
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail dot com

    Peanut Butter Blossoms! :)

  60. clc408 December 27, 2012 at 4:42 AM  

    I like biscotti

  61. wildcat32 December 27, 2012 at 5:41 AM  

    My favorite are Snickerdoodles.

  62. sweepmom December 27, 2012 at 6:31 AM  

    This time of year I really like gingerbread cookies.

  63. debbie December 27, 2012 at 6:41 AM  

    linzer torte cookies.

  64. Ann Fantom December 27, 2012 at 6:44 AM  

    I like to make Peanut Butter Blossoms

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

  65. Ann Fantom December 27, 2012 at 6:47 AM  

    GFC id: abfantom fantom

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

  66. paula michele December 27, 2012 at 6:51 AM  

    I love sugar cookies with royal icing!

    Paula Michele Hafner

  67. Melissa December 27, 2012 at 7:16 AM  

    Snickerdoodles
    lisa.blogs2 at gmail.com

  68. Leslie S. December 27, 2012 at 8:21 AM  

    We love sugar cookies so we can make decorated and shaped treats.

  69. Unknown December 27, 2012 at 8:30 AM  

    sugar cookies

  70. blue65829 December 27, 2012 at 8:38 AM  

    I love oatmeal raisin cookies any time of year!

  71. Jeni December 27, 2012 at 8:53 AM  

    chocolate mint delights

  72. Kim (Randominities) December 27, 2012 at 8:58 AM  

    Oatmeal cinnamon chip cookies are the ones I like during this time of year.

  73. Mary Calabrese December 27, 2012 at 9:38 AM  

    snickerdoodles.

  74. llinda29 December 27, 2012 at 9:58 AM  

    I like sugar cookies

  75. kdkdkd December 27, 2012 at 10:27 AM  

    gingerbread cookies - Katharine Davis

  76. Sheila Hickmon December 27, 2012 at 11:07 AM  

    Sugar cookies decorated for santa ;)

  77. denise cruz December 27, 2012 at 11:09 AM  

    candy cane cookies

  78. maryjaco1 December 27, 2012 at 11:10 AM  

    sugar cookies with frosting

  79. Jo December 27, 2012 at 11:13 AM  

    chocolate chip!
    jofo120 at yahoo dot com

  80. Erica C. December 27, 2012 at 11:37 AM  

    Chocolate chip for me.
    ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

  81. Danielle Lima December 27, 2012 at 11:45 AM  

    gingerbread men

  82. Danielle Lima December 27, 2012 at 11:45 AM  

    gingerbread men

  83. clynsg December 27, 2012 at 11:58 AM  

    Ginger snaps.

    cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

  84. kelley c December 27, 2012 at 12:04 PM  

    I like the chocolate gooey butter cookies.

    kelleyc76(at)live(dot)com

  85. ellie December 27, 2012 at 12:04 PM  

    Raspberry thumbprints are my favorites.

  86. Jennifer Roberts December 27, 2012 at 12:05 PM  

    Sugar!!!

  87. Jenny D December 27, 2012 at 12:06 PM  

    Chocolate chip

  88. caitlin tate December 27, 2012 at 12:16 PM  

    chocolate chip

  89. lyndseyluvsjj December 27, 2012 at 12:31 PM  

    Snickerdoodle.

    lyndsey.rullman at hotmail dot com

  90. ladyvon5845 December 27, 2012 at 12:40 PM  

    Sugar cookies. ladyvon at grm dot net

  91. Anonymous December 27, 2012 at 12:41 PM  

    I love peanut butter cookies

    morganowl28 at gmail dot com

  92. guettel78 December 27, 2012 at 12:46 PM  

    Pumpkin chocolate chip and ginger snaps would be my top two favorites.

    Geoff K
    gkaufmanss at yahoo dot com

  93. ohstac December 27, 2012 at 12:47 PM  

    Snickerdoodles are my favorite.

  94. Erica Heft December 27, 2012 at 1:06 PM  

    My favorite cookies right now are sugar cookies with tons of sprinkles and frosting

  95. Lanicsha Wynn December 27, 2012 at 1:13 PM  

    Pumpkin Snickerdoodles
    iloveher6923 at yahoo dot com

  96. Risingsouth December 27, 2012 at 1:14 PM  

    I love the peanut butters with chocolate in the middle.

  97. billwinsbig December 27, 2012 at 1:30 PM  

    7 layer

  98. Susan Smoaks December 27, 2012 at 1:35 PM  

    i love mint chocolate chip cookies, they are delicious!
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com
    tony l smoaks on rafflecopter

  99. amy16323 December 27, 2012 at 1:56 PM  

    no bake cookies

  100. valerie2350 December 27, 2012 at 2:42 PM  

    shortbread

  101. diesel51 December 27, 2012 at 2:50 PM  

    Shortbread

  102. Christy December 27, 2012 at 2:55 PM  

    I love gingerbread cookies this time of year.

    safety_chick@hotmail.com

  103. slb3334 December 27, 2012 at 3:06 PM  

    peanut butter with kisses.

    slb3334@gmail.com

  104. Super Blogger Girl! December 27, 2012 at 3:18 PM  

    gingerbread!

  105. Anonymous December 27, 2012 at 3:18 PM  

    I love all kinds but my favorite are oatmeal raisin. My mom use to make them for us all the time. Now she makes them for the grankids.

  106. susan1215 December 27, 2012 at 3:26 PM  

    I love sugar cookies

  107. marcia goss December 27, 2012 at 3:35 PM  

    Decorated sugar cookies.
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

  108. Juleemm December 27, 2012 at 3:40 PM  

    I love shortbread.

  109. Lindsay Durflinger December 27, 2012 at 3:46 PM  

    chocolate chip peanut butter

  110. KPort207 December 27, 2012 at 3:56 PM  

    chocolate chip

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  111. Charity/CC December 27, 2012 at 4:08 PM  

    Chocolate Chip with Walnuts.

    ccboobooy at gmail dot com

  112. Sarah Hall December 27, 2012 at 4:13 PM  

    White Chocolate Macadamia Nut cookies.

  113. Brian E. December 27, 2012 at 4:16 PM  

    Thanks for the giveaway...Pumpkin-Oatmeal Cookies !

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

    Bryan E.

  114. Brad Merrell December 27, 2012 at 4:17 PM  

    Butter Cookies

  115. April December 27, 2012 at 4:23 PM  

    mint chocolate chip!!
    ssgsweeps @ hotmail .com

  116. Jessica Rose December 27, 2012 at 4:56 PM  

    Sugar Cookies!

    ijessica_r at yahoo dot com

  117. MANDY83 December 27, 2012 at 5:05 PM  

    sugar cookies

    amanda sakovitz on rafflecopter

  118. lkvoyer December 27, 2012 at 5:18 PM  

    chocolate crinkle cookies! LKVOYER at aol dot com

  119. Kia89 December 27, 2012 at 5:26 PM  

    Gingerbread cookies.

  120. Cody Anderson December 27, 2012 at 5:42 PM  

    Pumpkin cookies

  121. Erin Rok December 27, 2012 at 5:52 PM  

    Gingerbread cookies

  122. Carolyn D. December 27, 2012 at 6:03 PM  

    Pecan Fingers! I don't make them, because my daughter is allergic, but sometimes someone takes pity on me and makes me a batch!

    Thank you

  123. scottsgal December 27, 2012 at 6:06 PM  

    love chocolate chip cookies
    msboatgal at aol.com

  124. Kate Fuller December 27, 2012 at 6:31 PM  

    Gingersnaps

  125. sumn December 27, 2012 at 6:32 PM  

    Peanut Butter cookies are my favorite cookies anytime.

  126. Krista Raven December 27, 2012 at 6:33 PM  

    Oh the peanut butter with the herserys kiss in the center!

  127. Brenda Callahan December 27, 2012 at 6:36 PM  

    peanut butter cookies!

  128. Karen December 27, 2012 at 7:10 PM  

    White Chocolate Macadamian:)

  129. Anonymous December 27, 2012 at 7:13 PM  

    Sugar cookies

    kannw27 at gmail dot com

  130. Stephanie Larison December 27, 2012 at 7:16 PM  

    Sugar cookies

  131. Tanya White December 27, 2012 at 7:18 PM  

    chocolate chip cookies are my favorite!

  132. lel242 December 27, 2012 at 7:23 PM  

    Gingerbread cookies!

  133. MomLovesDeals December 27, 2012 at 7:31 PM  

    Anything with pumpkin!

  134. Nicole C. December 27, 2012 at 7:50 PM  

    Chocolate Chip Cookies

  135. mary gardner December 27, 2012 at 7:51 PM  

    shortbread cookies

    jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

  136. kathy pease December 27, 2012 at 8:07 PM  

    I love oatmeal raisin

  137. Kristy Thiel December 27, 2012 at 8:31 PM  

    I love sugar cookies. Thanks for hosting!

  138. carol lewis December 27, 2012 at 8:35 PM  

    I love Magic Cookies, hubby loves Toffee Bars.

  139. McKim December 27, 2012 at 8:42 PM  

    I like Date Pinwheel cookies.

  140. Julie December 27, 2012 at 8:58 PM  

    sugar cookies

    hebb dot julie at gmail dot com

  141. Dealsfan32 December 27, 2012 at 9:28 PM  

    I like Sugar Cookies

    dealsfan32 at gmail dot com

  142. Aimee Correa December 27, 2012 at 9:29 PM  

    peppermint sugar cookies with cream cheese frosting and red sprinkles...

  143. purango December 27, 2012 at 9:57 PM  

    Chocolate Chip Cookies are my favorite. garrettsambo@aol.com

  144. ladyt64 December 27, 2012 at 10:02 PM  

    Chocolate chip. (Roxann)

  145. bev December 27, 2012 at 10:03 PM  

    For Christmas I like making sugar cookies, you can cut them into holiday shapes and decorate with sprinkles or frosting. Thanks for this contest.

  146. Caitlin McClure December 27, 2012 at 10:04 PM  

    I love peanut butter coookies

  147. Robin December 27, 2012 at 10:20 PM  

    biscotti are my fave

  148. D. Wood December 27, 2012 at 10:25 PM  

    Chocolate Chip every time of year

  149. Julie Jones December 27, 2012 at 10:33 PM  

    Venetians. My sister makes the best.

  150. Rebecca Graham December 27, 2012 at 10:49 PM  

    I like gingerbread men cookies.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

  151. noreen December 27, 2012 at 10:50 PM  

    Maple cookies

Post a Comment


09 10