Monday, March 28, 2011

Vote to enter RITZ Cracker recipe sweepstakes

In January 2011, cardboard cutouts of Guy Fieri went up in the cracker isles of grocery stores all over the country, together with a booklet of Guy Fieri's RITZ Cracker recipes. Guy and RITZ issued a recipe challenge to the nation, and the Top Ten Semi-Finalists, chosen of almost 1500 submitted recipes of the RITZ Cracker Recipe Challenge, have been announced.

Kraft Foods, RITZ Crackers and Guy Fieri invite you to vote for your favorite entry starting today, Monday March 28 through Thursday April 7, 2011.

Each vote counts as an entry into a sweepstakes to win Guy Fieri autographed swag. Visit and click on the Guy Fieri App to vote!

The winning recipes and semi-finalists are:

Italian Wedding Snackers, by Linda
Dynamite Beef Stack, by Monica
Ritzy Key Lime Bites, by Tina
Sweet Thai Chili Chicken Poppers, by Nathan
RITZ Peppercorn-Crusted Steakhouse Sliders, by Kathi
Baby Bluegrass Burgoo Bites with Sweet Corn Jicama Chow-Chow, by Jeanette
Salted Coconut Caramel Shortbreads, by Richard
RITZ Buffalo Shrimp Boats, by Susan
RITZ Hawaiian Bread Pudding, by Gaylenn
Sweet and Savory Gorgonzola Beef Burger Bites, by Rhonda

Click here to read comments from a few of the semi-finalists!

Fans can vote once per day for their favorite recipe to decide who will win $20,000, a trip to California and dinner with Guy Fieri. The two runner-ups will receive $5,000 cash and a chef jacket autographed by Guy Fieri, and the remaining seven win $1,000 cash and an autographed chef jacket.

The three entries that receive the most votes will be deemed Finalists and will be judged by Guy Fieri and a panel of Kraft appointed judges based on the following criteria: Taste (33%), Creativity as it relates to the Theme (33%), and Appetite Appeal (34%).

It's this voting round that gets your favorite recipe into the Top Three!

There will be 10 sweepstakes winners, so definitely don’t forget to vote each day! The prize is an autographed plate. Each vote is an automatic entry, limited to one vote per email address / Facebook account per day. Sweepstakes winners will be selected in a random drawing on or about April 4, 2011 from among all eligible entries received.

Contest void in MD and VT and where prohibited. For the names of the winners (available after May 2, 2011) send a #10 self-addressed, stamped envelope to: RITZ Over-the-Top Recipe Contest - WL, P.O. Box 329, Elmhurst, IL 60126. Requests for Winners' List must be received by March 31, 2011.

Related Posts:
Ritz Crackers recipes by Guy Fieri
More on the Guy Fieri RITZ Cracker recipe contest
Video: Guy's Super Sunday snack ideas with RITZ


EATnLISTEN said...

Good luck to the finalists!

nwelch said...

Thanks for this post, my recipe is the Sweet Thai Chili Chicken Poppers! Good luck to all the other semi-finalists!

Rich Swanson said...

I'm one of the finalists - this contest really kicked off the spring in a HUGE way. Thanks Ritz & Guy! If you wanna check out my recipe, here's the link:

Linda said...

Cool! Mine is the Italian Wedding Snackers. Nice to kind of meet some of the other Semi-Finalists! Best of luck to you both. :)