IFBC and a Noosa Yoghurt Giveaway!


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IFBC 2014This weekend I will be surrounded by hundreds of other people who love talking about food just as much as I do – I am so excited to attend the International Food Blogger Conference (IFBC) again this year, being held right here in my lovely hometown of Seattle!

While I prepare myself to answer the one question I always get when I tell people the name of my blog – “So, you write about potpies?” – I am at the same time scouring the IFBC website and planning how to get the most out of the conference.

Last year was my first time at a blogger conference and I have to say that I was a bit overwhelmed just taking it all in. The speakers, the sessions, the food, the networking! Not to mention the SWAG!

But this year, with last year’s experience under my belt, it is much easier to make a plan and set some goals. One of which is to get out there and make more connections – connections with more bloggers I don’t know, and connections with the companies sponsoring the event.

IFBC has some pretty impressive sponsors. As an event planner myself I am acutely aware of just how important sponsors are to an event and I want to make sure that they know how appreciated they are by us bloggers.

In a strange course of the stars being aligned, I was recently contacted by a food company that wanted to do a giveaway on my blog. They had no idea that I was a registered attendee for an upcoming conference they are sponsoring…

Noosa Finest Yoghurt

And I did a double-take while perusing the IFBC website and realized (after I had already happily agreed to do the giveaway!) that Noosa Yoghurt is a sponsor for this weekend’s IFBC. What a happy coincidence!

I enjoy yoghurt as part of my breakfast almost every morning (and frequently for a dessert in the evening!), so I was thrilled when Noosa sent me some samples to try out the new tropical flavors (pineapple and coconut) of their Aussie style yoghurt.

Pineapple NoosaWith a recipe that originates from Noosa, Australia and produced in Colorado, this rich and creamy yoghurt, similar to Greek yogurt, is made in small batches and infused with honey to give it a delicious sweet-tart tang, and smooth, velvety texture that sets it apart.

They add just the right amount of fruit purees, made from the best the seasonal market has to offer, and pack it in clear tubs so you can see for yourself the lusciousness of what you’re about to enjoy.

Coconut NoosaNoosa Finest Yoghurt is free of artificial ingredients of any kind and made using Morning Fresh milk which is free of artificial growth hormones (rBGH) and artificial preservatives.

Family-owned and operated since 1894, Morning Fresh is renowned for the sweet, rich, all natural milk their happy cows produce. Why are their cows so happy? All of them graze on open pasture at least 90 days per year, and the rest of the time, dine on home-grown grain, silage and alfalfa to ensure the highest quality feed without the use of harmful pesticides.

Pumpkin NoosaNoosa is the host for our Saturday morning breakfast. Koel Thomae, Noosa’s founder, will share with us bloggers about her start in the U.S. and how she makes her fantastic tasting yoghurt  – including the new pumpkin flavor debuting just in time for fall and being officially rolled out at this weekend’s conference.

Since I can’t take you with me to the conference (and I am all about sharing!) I am partnering with Noosa to give away a Noosa Finest Yoghurt 10 pack (ten – 8 oz containers) to one lucky reader so you can try it out for yourself!

Noosa YoghurtTo enter the giveaway simply leave a comment here on the blog telling me your favorite yoghurt flavor (or the Noosa flavor you are just dying to try!)

For extra entries (you must leave a comment here on the blog for each of these you do):

This giveaway will end Midnight Pacific Time, Wednesday, September 24. I will choose one winner from the comments on my blog Thursday morning and will email the winner. Winner will have 24 hours to respond before I choose an alternate winner.

Good luck!

Photos used with permission of, and provided by, Noosa Finest Yoghurt.



44 thoughts on “IFBC and a Noosa Yoghurt Giveaway!”

  1. Carol Peterman said:

    Pumpkin yogurt?! That I must try. A bowl of yogurt with various mix-ins is my second breakfast every morning.

  2. I cannot wait to try out the new pumpkin flavor….because I have been a fan of Noosa for a good year already 😀 I love the strawberry rhubarb!

  3. Followed you on Twitter.

  4. Followed Noosa on Twitter.

  5. I love Noosa. I’ve tried a few flavors — honey, raspberry, rheubarb strawberry… but I didn’t know there is a coconut. I have to try that!

  6. I love, love, love, Noosa! I first discovered them when I lived in Colorado and told everyone about how yummy they were. My fav flavor is strawberry rhubarb. Can’t get enough. I am crazy excited to try the pumpkin this weekend. See you there! (followed everyone on FB, Twitter, and Insta too) 🙂

  7. Vanilla is my fave!

  8. Coconut is my favorite so I’ll have to try Noosa one

  9. I really want to try the pumpkin flavor as it looks so delicious!

  10. I liked your page on facebook as Dandi Daffyhill.

  11. I followed you on Twitter as @dandidaffyhill.

  12. I followed you on Instagram as @fiddlindandi.

  13. I liked Noosa on facebook as Dandi Daffyhill.

  14. I followed Noosa on Twitter as @dandidaffyhill.

  15. I followed Noosa on Instagram as @fiddlindandi.

  16. Just tried the Noosa pumpkin yoghurt at IFBC and LOVE it! Now I need to find the coconut, folks are raving about

  17. Just tried the Noosa pumpkin at IFBC, and love it. Now off of find the coconut everyone is raving about.

  18. So sad I had to miss IFBC cuz I was sick! 😦 would love to try coconut flavor.

  19. I like Kristin on fb

  20. I follow Kristin on twitter

  21. I follow Kristin on instagram

  22. So bummed I had to miss IFBC cuz of illness. Bad timing! 😦 would love to try the coconut!

  23. I follow Noosa on twitter

  24. I like Noosa on fb.

  25. I follow Noosa on instagram

  26. I tried the coconut at IFBC, and LOVED it! They didn’t have the pineapple (that I saw), so now I’m jonesing to try that!

    Chef Perry

  27. I LOVED the pumpkin flavor we tried at IFBC, with the coconut coming in a close second.

  28. Like KristinPotPie on Facebook

  29. Follow KristinPotPie on Instagram

  30. Followed you on Twitter.

  31. Like Noosa Yoghurt on Facebook
    Follow Noosa Yoghurt on Twitter
    Follow Noosa Yoghurt on Instagram

  32. Followed Noosa on Twitter.

  33. I followed Noosa on instagram

  34. I liked Noosa on fb.

  35. I followed you on instagram

  36. I liked Noosa on fb. (all of the above as Perry Perkins)

  37. the pumpkin Noosa was just too good to be true! 🙂

  38. I Like KristinPotPie on Facebook

  39. I Follow KristinPotPie on Twitter

  40. I Like Noosa Yoghurt on Facebook

  41. I Follow Noosa Yoghurt on Twitter

  42. Hi Kristin! This year was my first at IFBC so I was just taking it all in. Next year I will definitely spend more time hanging out and meeting folks! Probably should have come to that Noosa yogurt breakfast…..

  43. marian boll said:

    following on twitter

  44. julie murphy said:

    I like strawberry banana the most

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