Texas Riostar Grapefruit Giveaway (ends 3/19/12)


Another Friday, another great giveaway.  This one is from my friends at TexaSweet who convinced me that I actually love grapefruit, at least when it’s from Texas!  They’re so generous that they’ve offered to give away three lovely gift boxes of sweet and juicy Texas Rio Star Grapefruits.  That’s right, there will be THREE winners!!!!


Here are the rules:

No duplicate comments.
You may receive (3) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods between 3/02/12 and 3/19/12:

a) Leave a comment on this post telling me how you would use the grapefruit if you won.
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Make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.
This giveaway is open to US residents age 18 or older.
(International readers can enter if you have a US address to ship to)
Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 5 days to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
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74 Responses to “Texas Riostar Grapefruit Giveaway (ends 3/19/12)”

  1. Abigail (aka Mamatouille)
    March 2, 2012 at 8:59 am #

    I’d bake it with honey and cinnamon! And eat it for breakfast, raw with honey. And put it in my green smoothies, too. Thanks!

  2. Kim L
    March 2, 2012 at 9:21 am #

    I’d like to try my hand at a cocktail or maybe some type of cupcake? Not sure but it would be fun trying :)

  3. sara
    March 2, 2012 at 9:27 am #

    I’d like to juice the grapefruit and use it in a creative cocktail…maybe with fresh ginger! :)

  4. Renee
    March 2, 2012 at 9:36 am #

    I would make lots of grapefruit margaritas and maybe a citrus-y baked good of some sort. Great giveaway ;)

  5. Aquaria
    March 2, 2012 at 2:57 pm #

    Ooh, yummy!

    This is tough, because there’s so much you can do with grapefruit!

    Grapefruit pie, or grapefruit marmalade?

    I wonder if there’s enough for both?

    I signed up for the newsletter, but I’m not sure how to share what I did on facebook. I don’t use it often, and mine is set up as a strictly private one where only friends can see stuff.

  6. Amanda G.
    March 2, 2012 at 3:39 pm #

    I would eat them for breakfast – I love grapefruit.

  7. Amanda G.
    March 2, 2012 at 3:39 pm #

    Link to twitter tweet:


  8. Amanda G.
    March 2, 2012 at 3:40 pm #

    I also signed up for the newsletter.


  9. Alison
    March 2, 2012 at 3:56 pm #

    I love baked grapefruit and honey!!!

  10. SANDY
    March 2, 2012 at 3:56 pm #

    ice cold and slices- peel and fresh

  11. Jen M O
    March 2, 2012 at 4:20 pm #

    I would broil them and eat them for breakfast!

  12. Chrissy
    March 2, 2012 at 4:22 pm #

    I WOULD EAT IT! I love when they are nice and cold, cut in half, eating them with a handy grapefruit spoon the old fashioned way; as is!

  13. Megan
    March 2, 2012 at 4:28 pm #


  14. Melissa@IWasBornToCook
    March 2, 2012 at 4:29 pm #

    Straight up for breakfast!

  15. Paula Tavernie
    March 2, 2012 at 4:32 pm #

    I would eat them for breakfast

  16. Joanna F
    March 2, 2012 at 4:32 pm #

    I would eat it with a spoon, for breakfast. Yum!

  17. Margaret Smith
    March 2, 2012 at 4:38 pm #

    I love Grapefruit and would enjoy them just as they are.
    Thanks so much.

  18. Margaret Smith
    March 2, 2012 at 4:40 pm #

    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/peg42/status/175742210669686784

  19. Margaret Smith
    March 2, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

    Subscribed to the Eating Richly Newsletter

  20. Angela
    March 2, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

    I would eat some with a little sugar for breakfast, make some grapefruit margaritas, and possibly make some sorbet.

  21. Angela
    March 2, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

    I signed up for the newsletter!

  22. Anne-Marie
    March 2, 2012 at 4:43 pm #

    Marmalade and margaritas. :)

  23. K. Schroder
    March 2, 2012 at 5:01 pm #

    Sectioned with sugar for the kiddies and broiled or in margaritas for the grown ups! Yes, please!

  24. Kelly Riffle
    March 2, 2012 at 5:06 pm #

    Grapefruit is good for you! Great citrus that I would enjoy by itself or in a salad!

  25. Penny Snyder
    March 2, 2012 at 5:06 pm #

    Would eat it for breakfast – what a great way to start the day!! grammypenny@frontier.com

  26. Shannon Harty
    March 2, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

    1. Marmalade
    2. Broiled grapefruit salad with grapefruit dressing
    3. Sliced in half with a spoon full of honey on top

  27. camila
    March 2, 2012 at 5:16 pm #

    grapefruit for breakfast is the BEST.

  28. Jen L
    March 2, 2012 at 5:21 pm #

    I would love to make grapefruit curd

  29. Jen L
    March 2, 2012 at 5:24 pm #

    I have subscribed to the Eating Richly newsletter

  30. Rita Sheppard
    March 2, 2012 at 5:24 pm #

    I’d eat the grapefruit just as it comes from nature then split and sectioned for easier eating.

  31. Rita Sheppard
    March 2, 2012 at 5:26 pm #

    I tweeted the giveaway on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/arochel52/status/175753745546743808

  32. J Winterberg
    March 2, 2012 at 5:26 pm #

    I’d put that grapefruit to use for pre-workout fuel in the mornings! So light, refreshing, and energizing. :)

  33. Rita Sheppard
    March 2, 2012 at 5:27 pm #

    I subscribed to the Eating Richly Newsletter

  34. Ann F
    March 2, 2012 at 5:37 pm #

    If I won, I would eat the grapefruit for breakfast

  35. Ann F
    March 2, 2012 at 5:37 pm #

    I’m a newsletter subscriber

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

  36. Lynne T
    March 2, 2012 at 6:15 pm #

    I would have them for breakfast, just sliced in half topped with some sugar.

  37. Diane W
    March 2, 2012 at 6:35 pm #

    I would make a citrus salad with pecans.

  38. Diane W
    March 2, 2012 at 6:36 pm #

    Shared on twitter @silanti1


  39. Diane W
    March 2, 2012 at 6:37 pm #

    email subscriber

  40. Toni Cronin
    March 2, 2012 at 6:59 pm #

    Tweeted – https://twitter.com/#!/tonibelle/status/175777211197042688

  41. Shannon Harty
    March 2, 2012 at 7:11 pm #

    Signed up for the newsletter

  42. Janette
    March 2, 2012 at 7:22 pm #

    I would eat it cold with a little bit of sugar, simple but tasty!

  43. Melisa
    March 2, 2012 at 7:26 pm #

    I’d try them broiled with brown sugar, then maybe some sort of drink.

  44. Meryl
    March 2, 2012 at 7:27 pm #

    Ooh, I love this grapefruit – I eat it plain – just delicious!

  45. Louis
    March 2, 2012 at 7:27 pm #

    For breakfast.

  46. Derk Thomas
    March 2, 2012 at 7:36 pm #

    Just eat it. Any time of the day it makes a nice snack.

  47. Sandie Custer
    March 3, 2012 at 5:10 am #

    just eat it with some sugar on top! my favorite!

  48. Melissa
    March 3, 2012 at 5:48 am #

    I would make marmalade and then eat the rest fresh!

  49. Melissa
    March 3, 2012 at 5:53 am #

    Just subscribed to the newsletter.

  50. Kristin
    March 3, 2012 at 10:22 am #

    Rio Star grapefruit are heaven on earth! We lived in Houston for a few years when our family was young, and I have been pining after them ever since we moved. On the East Coast, all you can really get are Florida ones… What would I do with them? If we had any left after the first binge (we have a few kids who would go hog-wild, not to mention hubby and I), I might broil/grill them, make a few salads with them, and probably try to zest them and dry it for muffins or quick breads. If there really were enough left, I’d likely marmalade them or curd them.

  51. Alexandra
    March 3, 2012 at 6:24 pm #

    I would probably dehydrate a few, eat some. You can do all kinds of thing even candy.

  52. Alexandra
    March 3, 2012 at 6:28 pm #

    Subscribed to newsletter.

  53. Elena V
    March 5, 2012 at 12:39 am #

    oh goodness….I’d throw a grapefruit party for two and eat all I can before the wonderful, delicious, vitamin-C-packed wonders are gone

  54. Elena V
    March 5, 2012 at 12:40 am #



  55. Erica
    March 5, 2012 at 2:01 pm #

    yum: I could eat these grapefruit all by myself before anyone else came home and I had to share with them!

  56. Sherry Lykins
    March 6, 2012 at 5:31 am #

    Put a little splenda on top and dig in!!

  57. Barb K.
    March 6, 2012 at 3:16 pm #

    I would share this with family and friends. We like grapefruit.

  58. Barb K.
    March 6, 2012 at 3:22 pm #

    I subscribe via E-Mail – Newsletter.

  59. Darlene
    March 6, 2012 at 5:23 pm #

    I love to cut it in half and put it in the oven for just a bit with a little sweetner on it!! DELICIOUS!

  60. Darlene
    March 6, 2012 at 5:26 pm #

    Posted on Facebook!

  61. Darlene
    March 6, 2012 at 5:26 pm #

    and…signed up for your newsletter!

  62. Mountaincat
    March 7, 2012 at 9:30 am #

    I think I will make a rum glaze and put the grapefruit in the broiler

  63. Erin
    March 10, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

    I’d eat it plain and share it with my girls! My 16 month old loves it and is always begging for “fruit-fruit.” :)

  64. i’ve only ever eating grapefruit with a spoon or on a salad, but maybe i’d branch out:)

  65. suzannah {so much shouting, so much laughter}
    March 11, 2012 at 8:19 am #

    i signed up for your newsletter.

  66. Kate R
    March 12, 2012 at 8:13 pm #

    WOOHOO! I am a grapefruit LOVER! Found your website while searching for a good salsa verde recipe…you’ve officially be subscribed to and bookmarked now. Thanks for all the great ideas!

  67. nik
    March 13, 2012 at 3:45 pm #

    I’d share some with my Dad…he and I are the only ones in the family that like them which is fine by me! Thanks!

  68. Anna
    March 15, 2012 at 12:21 pm #

    I would try to make a great dessert

  69. Anna
    March 15, 2012 at 12:22 pm #

    I tweeted

  70. Anna
    March 15, 2012 at 12:25 pm #

    I get your newsletter

  71. Lynda Del
    March 19, 2012 at 8:09 am #

    I’d make baked grapefruit and honey!

  72. Lynda Del
    March 19, 2012 at 8:10 am #

    I tweeted – https://twitter.com/#!/Lyndadawinda/status/181759400954961920

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