Win-It-Wednesday: Cocomels – Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Coconut Milk Caramels

YES…. Spring is finally here in New England and Easter is just around the corner, so now is the time to start thinking about CANDY! Easter is one of the times  that I allow myself to make up basketfuls of treats, and even sneak a few for myself.

But those of us that are gluten free, as well as dairy free, need to watch what candy we eat.

Why?

So many types of candy contain gluten – including most types of caramels. And many of those caramels not only include gluten, but tons of other “junk” like corn syrup, additives and preservatives too.

So if you’re looking for a gluten-free and dairy-free caramel that tastes delicious, check out, Cocomels, a “melt-in-your-mouth-you-can’t have-just-one” caramel that I recently discovered at a trade show.

Cocomels are made by JJ’s Sweets, a Boulder, Colorado based company that is dedicated to new ideas in the world of treats.  They create their coconut milk caramels using sustainable practices and artisan quality ingredients. Cocomels are batch-cooked in copper kettles with dairy-free ingredients to create delicious, smooth and creamy caramels, which are also vegan, non-GMO and USDA certified organic. How good can you get?!

I love the smooth, creamy coconut milk that makes Cocomels like no other caramel. And take your pick, because they come in four flavors: The traditional Original; my favorite, the Sea Salt; the coffee-lovers dream come true, Java: and also the aromatic Vanilla.

After one bite you can see that inspiration, creativity and love go into each blissfully delicious treat!

All of these melt-in-your-mouth reasons are why I am so excited that Cocomels is sponsoring this Win-It-Wednesday on BeFreeForMe.com!

Four (Yes…4!) lucky winners will each win a prize pack containing a 3.75 ounce boxes of the Sea Salt Caramels and a 3.75 ounce boxes of the Vanilla Caramels.

Two (2) winner will be randomly selected from the entries received before Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST, and two (2) more winner will be randomly selected to win from the entries received between Wednesday, April 16 and Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 11:59PM EST. SO – make sure you enter to win two times!

How can you win?
Easy!

Reply to this blog and tell us how you know springtime is here. (Me? The street sweepers come out to get ready for the Boston Marathon runners! The first sure sign around Boston!)

Good luck, always keep a spring in your step, a sweetness in your soul … and as always,

Be Free!

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86 Responses to “Win-It-Wednesday: Cocomels – Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Coconut Milk Caramels”

  1. kate Says:

    It stays light past 5:00 pm.

  2. Larc Bogdan Says:

    I know spring is here when the robins start appearing and the crocuses start peeping through the snow. :) Really happy for spring this year after the Polar Vortex!

  3. Theresa gates Says:

    Oh my these caramels sound divine. We know it’s spring in alaska when we start getting more sunlight.

  4. Katie St Pierre Says:

    My flowers are starting to bloom! I would love to try Cocomels!!

  5. Deb Gowlland Says:

    I know that spring is here because all the snow if FINALLY gone! ;) Those caramels look amazing!

  6. Laura Says:

    I know spring is here because my tree is blooming in my yard.

  7. Kim Pennington Says:

    I know it’s spring when the orchids bloom, the pollen is in the air and the Florida air gets more humid.

  8. Karen Says:

    I can tell it’s spring because the weeds are growing so fast and so well. Hoping today to be able to spray them. Trying a new home made weed spray that consists of Dawn, salt, and white vinegar………. Hope it works!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Cassandra A. Says:

    I know that springtime is here because the snow is melting, the potholes are obvious, the birds are chirping, the sun is out and hot, the clothes are starting to come off and be lighter, people are in a better mood, it’s just great.

  10. Alliesong Says:

    We know Spring is here because the birds sing and start singing. We walk out the door and hear the sounds of happy chirping.

  11. Lisa Says:

    I know spring is here when the birds are singing and I can finally see my grass(which hasn’t happened yet).

  12. Tammy Faeth Says:

    Really amazing in your mouth!!

  13. Forress Says:

    I know spring is here when the robins start coming back and all the trees start shooting out new growth. I love spring it is a time of new beginnings.

  14. Francine Says:

    I know spring is coming when the first crocuses start popping through the ground.

  15. Belinda Says:

    I know spring is here when I don’t have to scrape ice from my car windows in the morning!

  16. cindy w. Says:

    I love seeing the new sprouts popping out of the ground and on my lilac bushes. It’s a sure sign spring is here to stay.

  17. Chris Says:

    Let’s see my nose won’t stop running so Spring must be here. Honestly though it’s the flowers finally showing their blooms, the leaves starting to appear on trees, and green grass. Oh yes the Hostas have peaked through. I would love to try these caramels.

  18. Denise C Says:

    We know it’s spring in Texas when the bluebells are in bloom. These caramels sound wonderful. Thanks for the give-away!

  19. TayloR MilleR Says:

    I love coconut! Those candies sound really good!

  20. TayloR MilleR Says:

    The snow is melting and the rains are coming, the weather iswarming up and the sun is shining!

  21. Lyne Lacroix Says:

    Wow I have a very big sweet tooth and I love caramel and coconut what a great combination.

  22. patricia Says:

    Oh how I love caramel. These sound wonderful.
    Spring is here when the 100″ of snow are gone.

  23. Neda Says:

    The cold is fading & plants start to wake up little by little.

  24. Theresa Watson Says:

    I live in Cocoa Beach Florida – I know Spring is here because the Snowbirds are all going home!! Thank you for this opportunity to win – I absolutely love caramels and coconut. Thank you for making a dairy free option for us!!! Hope I win.

  25. Margoka Says:

    I know it is springtime when flowers starts blooming on trees.

  26. Chelsie Says:

    I live in Florida so we don’t get much of a change of seasons but these caramels sound delicious! I would love to try some!

  27. Sharon Says:

    Spring is here as my daffodils are finally blooming!

  28. Meghan Says:

    By the melting snow!

  29. Lyne Lacroix Says:

    Who doesn’t love candy. Caramel has that soothing effect in your throat and it is gluten free. Yummy !!!!!!!

  30. Briana W. Says:

    Spring is here when the grass starts growing and the river starts to flow faster and fuller:) ….and when my dog decides it is time to spend more time outside to play!

  31. Monisha Says:

    I know spring is here when I see the first little green buds and shoots on my trees and the sound of the birds tweeting early morning.I love spring!
    The Cocomels sound delicious-I love coconut milk and these sound divine!

  32. Susan M Says:

    I know it’s spring when I wake up and hear the birds singing!

  33. Michelle Says:

    I know spring is here when even on a cold day, I can open the windows to air the house out and it smells so fresh and clean! Love that!

  34. Sue M Says:

    Spring is here when my 14 year old daughter starts getting ready for school to finish and summer to begin :) Our home is GF and nut free so it is always great to find treats we can eat. Good luck to everyone.

  35. Tawny Says:

    The jonquils and cherry tree are in bloom. The birds are also making nests in the blue bird houses.
    I saw my first bumble bee of the season yesterday too. I haven’t had caramel for 2 yrs. this mo. because of milk and soy allergies; and I am dying to have some.

  36. Fallyn Says:

    I know it’s spring when the temperatures go from mid-70′s up to a boiling 90 degrees (fahrenheit). Although, that’s Florida for you!

  37. kim Ledford Says:

    the blooming dogwoods!

  38. Eileen Says:

    I know spring is here when the grass gets green and the flowers peak out of the ground.

  39. Melissa Says:

    In Texas we just skip spring and head straight toward summer! But the bluebonnet, the Texas state flower, usually signifies our 2 weeks of spring!

  40. Katheryn Says:

    Flowers are blooming and my allergies are worked up! Yay for coconut everything especially gf/cf carmels!

  41. Steph Myers Says:

    I know spring is here because every morning I wake up to the birds singing

  42. Lyne Lacroix Says:

    I would love to win Cocomels.

  43. Tina Says:

    I know Springtime is here when the birds start singing BEFORE I leave for work and also when I am not driving to work in complete darkness!!!! I LOVE the long days of Spring!!!

  44. Stacy Irwin Says:

    When my flowers are starting to bloom and you get the itch to get outside and clean up the yard after all the snow has melted.

  45. Connie Says:

    I know it’s spring when the flowers start to bloom and my allergies also bloom.

  46. Susan Matthews Says:

    Finally all the snow has melted and spring flowers are starting to bloom!!! At last the weather is warming up:)

  47. robin gamache Says:

    Spring is here, birds are chirping, my chickens are laying eggs and its warm to play with the kids outside!

  48. Jenn Says:

    It’s sping when my kids go outside and play all day in the fresh air and sleep at night!

  49. Lyne Lacroix Says:

    Spring is in the air and so is coconut milk caramels.

  50. cindy w. Says:

    The springtime flowers and the flowering trees are my favorite sign of spring.

  51. Joy Nisell Says:

    I know it’s spring in Minnesota because, just before the temperature heats up, a 40 degree day feels colder than it does in early March and not as many people are wearing shorts!

  52. Sharon Says:

    I know spring is here as the birds are chirping when I awake and the chipmunks are back by our pond looking for a handout!

  53. Lynn Says:

    I know it’s spring because the dog walkers in Toronto no longer look so miserable! :)

  54. Kimberly Says:

    I know it is spring when my crocus and daffodils start coming up and I see the Robins in our yard!! would love to
    try the Sea Salt flavor ! Sounds delicious!

  55. Christina Says:

    Cocomels sound good :) Spring always comes with lovely flowers and hay fever for me! Despite the sneezes I love it.

  56. MJ Says:

    The air gets a bit warmer, it stays light out longer, the birds start singing, the snow starts melting, and everything smells like spring :)

  57. Jan Fredericks Says:

    I know spring is here when my neighbor rakes his leaves and they blow onto my lawn, covering my blooming crocuses.

  58. ashley Says:

    I know that spring is here because the robins can be seen outside again.

  59. Lyne Lacroix Says:

    The sun is out the snow is gone and craving cocomels caramels

  60. Christy H Says:

    I know spring is here when its finally warm enough to spend some time outside without getting too cold! Hasn’t really happened yet give for a few days.

  61. Celine Girouard Says:

    I know spring is here even though we are feezing at the moment because my crocuses have opened! Thank you for a chance to win!!!

  62. julie Says:

    I live in florida so it pretty much looks the same all the time!! But it’s definitely not as hot!

  63. Eileen Says:

    I know spring is here when the cherry blossom trees bloom….then the wind and rain come blowing all the blossoms making it looked like it snowed.

  64. Denise C Says:

    It’s spring when the wild flowers start to bloom and the sun warms your back on a walk.

  65. Lyne Lacroix Says:

    I love caramels.

  66. Susan M Says:

    I know that spring has arrived when the daffodils start to bloom.

  67. Karen Says:

    Weeds! Weeds! Weeds! Must be spring. Days are nice enough for me to go try to pretend I can catch up to them but alas, I am losing that battle… But still, out in the sunshine!

  68. Kathleen Reale Says:

    Love all the comments! Keep them coming… and good luck!

    Be Free!
    Kathleen =)

  69. patricia Says:

    Spring is coming when the grass starts to show through the snow ! These candies look fabulous.

  70. Neda Says:

    Well, the longer day light period is felt quite well! & soon blossoms will pup out :)

  71. Scott Says:

    The azaleas are blooming and the Masters is on CBS!

  72. Katheryn Says:

    daffodils, tulips, forsythia all of my favorites

  73. kim l Says:

    Wisteria is blooming

  74. Julie Shannon Says:

    The robins are out :) .

  75. Venessa F. Says:

    I know it’s spring because my flowers are looking pretty, and the birds are waking me up with their chirping.

  76. Liesl Hale Says:

    The deer are out, in abundance!!!

  77. Lyne Lacroix Says:

    Oh I love caramels

  78. Cheryl Says:

    The mosquitos come back…..aaaaauuuugggghhh!

  79. Tasha Rose Says:

    I only need two layers of clothing as opposed to three or four!

  80. Shari M. Says:

    I know it is Springtime, when I can finally put my Therapy light away, and get the natural Sunlight. It is also when the Geese return from Canada in hoards.

  81. JJ Says:

    Although it rains all the time.. At least it’s warm enough to drink red bridge outside

  82. Kim Pennington Says:

    I know it’s spring in Florida when the air starts feeling a little more humid and the everything is blooming so pollen is falling everywhere.

  83. Lyne Lacroix Says:

    I am feeling down and I could sure use a cocomels caramel picker upper.

  84. Briana W. Says:

    Round two… Must be spring because it decided to snow!

  85. Danielle B Says:

    Springtime is kind of wonky here. One second it’s warm and the sun is out, the next it’s cloudy, raining, and really cold. :(

  86. Linda Treadwell Says:

    Spring is here when you see the bunny rabbits hopping around and the bumble bees are out.

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