Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Blog Anniversary Giveaway - Palm Leaf Plates

Congrats to Tami on winning the jar of organic raw honey! I hope you're enjoying it as much as I love mine!

In honor of the blog anniversary, I'm holding another giveaway for my readers thanks to Marx Foods! After the amazing shipment of mushrooms I received, they kindly offered to let me try their Palm Leaf Plates. The plates are made from naturally discarded Adaka palm tree leaves, collected after they have fallen from the trees. They are rinsed several times and then air dried. Finally, they are stretched and flattened into different shapes and sun-dried before shipping. These plates are literally leaves, so they are biodegradable and compostable. 

Amazingly, they are the most durable temporary plate I've used. They stand up to foods that are soupy and meats that need cutting, all without having to worry about sturdiness. It's even possible to wash them and use again before resigning them to the compost pile after some meals. The plates are surprisingly thick, but as light as a feather. They have "grip" to them from the natural texture of the leaves, which allows you to keep a firm grasp on the plate, and the food does not slide around.

The ladies at book club got to enjoy them as well the other night while we enjoyed our snacks over discussing the last Stieg Larsson novel (::sniff::), and the consensus was pleasantly positive. We loved having a different type of plate around the table to add character to our meal.

I love the natural grain look and the uneven texture of the plates. It's a great conversation piece and it does give you a good feeling not to be adding junk to the trash. Plus it's picnic season! This would be a great contribution to any outdoor party.

The giveaway is now closed. Thank you for entering!

To officially enter the giveaway for 25 Palm Leaf Plates, visit Marx Foods and leave a comment about what other product you'd like to try. Anyone is welcome to enter, but I must be able to contact you via email. The plates can only be shipped to the United States or Canada (but for International readers, if you have a US or Canadian shipping address, you can still enter!).


You can be entered more than once by completing the following steps below - but you still must leave a comment (one per action per person) to receive multiple entries.

1. Follow Marx Foods on Twitter.
2. Become a fan of Marx Foods on Facebook.
3. Become a follower of Le Grand Fromage.
4. Follow Le Grand Fromage on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway: Win @MarxFoods' Palm Leaf Plates via @BLeGrandFromage:
5. Become a fan of Le Grand Fromage on Facebook.

If you already have completed any of these actions, still leave a comment letting me know to receive your extra entries!

The giveaway is now closed. Thank you for entering!

The giveaway will end on July 9, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. Any comments received after this time will not be included in the giveaway. The winner will be selected using The winner will be contacted via email and will have 24 hours to respond, otherwise another winner will be selected.

Good Luck!

Disclaimer: Marx Foods provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.


  1. Wow what a great site, first trip to that webpage...I stumbled it the plates, we eat on disposables all the time since we are home so few hours, too tired to clean...going to twitter this love the truffles, oils on their site great giveaway, great website thank you!

  2. Those plates are pretty cool and what a great website. I wish I could swing $90 for those fresh morels. My dad found some once behind our house and cooked them up for us. They were delicious!

  3. Wow - great!! I never heard of this and glad to know about them. No excuse for styrofoam.

  4. and you know I'm a follower too. By the way, how's the Etsy project going?

  5. Wow, look at that homemade salsa... it looks delicious! =) The plates were a nice addition to book club. Love the site and the new things you introduce me to!

  6. I've tried these plates before and they are really nice! Congrats on your blog anniversary:-)

  7. Congrats on the anniversary!
    The plates are actually quite lovely.

  8. Congratulations on your blog's anniversary! What a cool plates.

  9. Those plates are awesome, I'd love to get some of their bison products sometime

  10. Happy Anniversary:) The plates look so cool...

  11. Peak International is pioneer in making this planet eco-friendly by manufacturing biodegradable palm leaf plates. Unlike plastic products that spoil earth, we have found a solution to safeguard the atmosphere by producing the disposable plates that degrade very soon leaving no pollution. These are the finest eco friendly plates on the earth that are manufactured from 100% natural and unique materials that are obtained in the most natural way. -

  12. Simply great!!! Le Grand Fromage’s novel concept of Give Aways really enthralled me. I read this in the post and I was happy that they are giving away the palm leaf plates. These palm leaf plates are highly durable and these plates can stand up to any kind of food-whether hot or cold. I was surprised by glancing at this post. Even the image shown in the post made me to grab the give away ASAP. Thanks for the post.