Free Lollipops! A Giveaway.

I need your help, friends. I’m applying for a small business grant for my lollipop business. I need 250 votes to be considered. Can you help me reach that goal?

If you’re on Facebook, it’s really quite simple, click this link, click “Support”, search “Lollipops by mihow” (or just mihow) and then “Vote”. I have 24 days to reach 250 votes. Every vote counts. To quote Toby Joe, “If Scott Walker can win the recall in WI, she can pull this off!”

Please? Pretty please with candied sugar on top? Help me get closer to making a lifelong dream a reality.

Free Lollipops! A Giveaway.

Please consider voting and then come back and leave a comment here. Please include your email (won’t be shown). Tell me what your favorite sweet treat is. On June 12th, I will randomly choose two people to receive a free batch of lollipops (of my choice). This giveaway ends June 12th.

Thank you for your consideration!

104 Comments

  1. Voted!! Hope you get the grant! You deserve it. :)

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  2. voted! great way to start my day. hope you get the grant! (also, my fave sweet treat is a heath bar!) what’s yours?

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  3. Thank you, ladies!

    I love so many, but if I had to choose, it’d probably be something that includes peanut butter.

    Or cheesecake. Yeah. Cheesecake.

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  4. Consider it done. Good luck. I hope you get it.

    My favorite sweet treat is probably Cadbury’s Chocolate Buttons. Just the right amount of sweet and a nice trip down Memory Lane for me.

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  5. I write cheesecake and peanut butter, but really? I can’t stop eating jelly beans and skittles, which makes me hate myself for many reasons… (gelatin being one of them). I’m a hypocrite when it comes to gummy shit.

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  6. My favorite sweet treat is my mom’s homemade chocolate cake with her whipped white icing. So good. SO SO SO good.

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  7. and because I am stupid: I voted. I love your lollies.

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  8. Anything gummy and marketed to the under 10 age group! Mmmm HFCS! I know.

    Random: Ever bake with this? http://www.mytraderjoeslist.com/2011/12/cookie-butter.html

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  9. a handful of jellybean companies don’t use gelatin – they use fruit pectin or a starch. jellybelly is veggie friendly, and oddly starburst jellybeans are too ( the original starburst chews are all gelatin ).

    the random brands you see in stores are hit & miss on gelatin content for jellybeans and candycorn. i’ve never had a problem finding safe ones though.

    I can’t help you with the skittles.

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  10. Thanks, Jonathan! So my jellybean addiction may be animal free! I will check the bag next time. Or google. :]

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  11. Done. I’m not a sugar person (salty, deep-fried goodness – now that’s another story), but I am happy to support you after reading your blog for the last few years. Plus, I think your lollis are beautiful and creative. :)

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  12. Voted! Facebook “spread the word” mission has been completed as well.

    My favorite sweet treats are Swedish Fish.

    Good luck!

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  13. SWEDISH FISH! DEAR GOD!

    I’m not sure whether to be angry with you, Kelly or to give you a great big bear hug for reminding me about the Swedish Fish!

    Sigh.

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  14. Voted! I shared it on my facebook wall too so hopefully that will generate a few more. And I love anything sweet pretty much! Pastries, candy, chocolate, cheesecake, you name it, I’ll eat it! :) Good luck!!!!

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  15. I know you know I voted, but I want a chance to win free pops! I truly loved the ones I ordered and if I had free cash flow I’d be ordering them on the regular. They are unique and beautifully done and above all, YUM. You have new flavors I’ve never tried.
    I’m also a salty/crispy kind of girl when I hanker treats, but I cannot resist the peanut butter/chocolate combo at all. I also recently tried a salted caramel for the first time and I almost died from the orgasm.

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  16. I voted! Fingers crossed… best of luck! Your pops are gorgeous, and I’m sure they are also delicious. I just wish you were making them when I was pregnant… :-)

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  17. Done! Good luck!!

    As for favourite sweet treat…I honestly don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but I love cheesecake. If it is on a menu, I will be forced to order it. I told the husband recently that I never make cheesecake because I honestly think I could eat the whole thing. And jelly beans. When I lived over the UK my mom used to send me home with Costco sized tubs of jelly beans and they would be gone in an instant.

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  18. birdgal (another amy) June 6, 2012 at 10:08 am

    I voted! My favorite sweet treats generally involve chocolate, orange rind, and nuts. I make an oatmeal cookie with chocolate pieces, orange rind, and pecans every Christmas that I just love and would eat every one if I could :).

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  19. I voted.

    I think it would be a shorter task to list the sweet things I don’t like. I have a deep and intense sweet tooth. To be considered a proper treat, though, whatever it is usually has to include chocolate. I’ve been eating far too much Hagen Daaz Caramel Cone ice cream lately.

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  20. I voted! Hmmm tough call between Milk Duds and warm chocolate chip cookies. Yum!

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  21. I voted for you! All the best & my fave treat is any treat that involves chocolate & peanut butter!

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  22. Hope you get the grant so your candy biz can grow! I’m a sucker (ha!) for just about all sweets. Faves? Black licorice, chocolate, peppermint … but I hate coconut.

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  23. I voted! I really hope you win. My favorite sweet treat is chocolate meringue pie…which, in my opinion, would be an outstanding lollipop flavor. Hint, hint.

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  24. You guys are seriously making my day. Even if I don’t get 250 votes, I’m heart-warmed. No joke. I’ve won already.

    LISA! COCONUT RULES! :]

    Tara: ON IT!

    Lisa: If you win this contest, I’ll send you my fennel pop. :]

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  25. She beat me to the Swedish Fish. Also like Peppermint Patties and chocolate covered preztels. Cholocate covered edamame from trader joes is awesome.

    Happy to vote for you, good luck and thanks for writing…

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  26. voted. favorite sweet…as of late – TJ’s dark chocolate covered caramels.

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  27. Good Luck!!! I love cake, any kind of cake.
    And I’ve had to stop myself from reading the other comments because I am pregnant and do not need anymore snack ideas. Great now I’m hungry.again.

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  28. Good luck! Hope you get the grant.
    Been meaning to order your lollies – hope I win so I can finally try them (and possibly get hooked?)

    Spreading the word with my FB “friends”

    Love anything chocolate…or minty.

    (miss you at the DoCo)

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  29. voted! How about mango lollipops!?

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  30. i nearly twittered that i voted for you in this content – until i realized that this tweet would have included my full name. ;-)

    anyways, my fave treat is probably simple chocolate chip cookies. actually, just the dough is cool enough.

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  31. My favorite sweet is pie. Love it, can’t get enough of it!
    I voted, good luck!!

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  32. pam from ohio June 6, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    There were already 103 votes when I voted! Congratulations on this new venture! My favorite sweet treat is a good Texas Sheet Cake! Of course no one can top the ones my mom used to make! Yummmmm….

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  33. Key Lime Pie!

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  34. I voted of course. I love swedish fish or reeses

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  35. Lurker from South Dakota! I have been reading your blog for sometime now but nothing has made me post until I saw the chance to be able to try your Mint Chip on a Stick. Everything mint chip is my favorite and these have looked delicious to me from the first time I saw them. I voted for you and good luck on the contest!

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  36. Voted! I love everything sweet – could not pick just one fave. Best of luck!!!

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  37. I voted for you Mihow. And posted it on facebook too. Good Luck!

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  38. And my favorite sweet is caramel or maple in almost any form :)

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  39. Happy to help with a vote!

    Ice cream is my weakness, but I surely have a thing for cookies. And I can never say no to a whoopie pie!!

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  40. I am a candy fan

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  41. I just got you to the halfway point! 125! Woot! :) Best of luck!

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  42. Thank you! All of you! It means so much to me.

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  43. I voted. Glad I could help support a small business. Hope you get it. And if I’m picked any flavor are fine. I’ve wanted to try so many you have featured…they all look so good.

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  44. voted! Good luck – I love Chai ;]

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  45. It’s my pleasure to do this small thing for an awesome small business.

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  46. Thanks, everyone! I am up to 135 with 23 days left. :] I am crossing my fingers! If I get this, I am going to name my sweet shop after EVERY single one of you.

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  47. I’m not sure that “Sugar Loving Internet Crazies” is such a great idea for a name! :)

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  48. Eva! I DO make mango lollipops. However, they also include a touch of lime and a dash of tabasco sauce. They’re called La Playa. :]

    Check it: https://www.etsy.com/listing/59854480/la-playa?ref=pr_shop

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  49. You are now at 137! Good luck, you totally deserve it. :)

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  50. Good luck! I didn’t know LS sponsored small business like this. Right on. I like sweet/savory combos or anything with citrus but don’t get too picky as I love sweets in general.

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  51. I voted! One of my favorite sweet treats is salted caramels… yum!

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  52. i think i voted, i didn’t really get a confirmation other than i can’t vote again:)
    good luck lady!

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  53. Voted! My favorite sweet treat is just regular milk chocolate. :) Best of luck to you, I hope you get it!

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  54. Voted! Chocolate, chocolate anything. Good luck!

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  55. I voted for you yesterday! Can you only vote once?

    My favorite sweet treat is anything chocolate. Peanut butter is a nice bonus to said chocolate!

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  56. Voted!! Crossing my fingers you get the grant, I couldn’t think of anyone any more deserving than you!

    My favourite sweet treats are Sour Patch Kids. Sweet and sour and so very bad for you.

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  57. I voted!

    My favorite sweet thing is chocolate. And I agree with the other Jessica – chocolate + peanut butter is a definite win.

    I am also a big lover of smoothies. Strawberries + blueberries + banana FTW!

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  58. I’m not on FB but if I was I would have voted for you hands down.

    I like licorice, chocolate, caramel, lemon, coconut. I’m not fussy.

    Good luck!!!

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  59. I voted!

    My all time favs are jelly tots but they are near impossible to find now. They remind me of being a kid

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  60. I voted.

    My favorite sweet treat is coffee ice cream with chocolate chips and Heath bar pieces mixed in (Mmmm…Cold Stone) Fresh from the oven chocolate chip cookies come in a very close second.

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  61. Of course I voted for ya!
    Hope you get it. *fingers crossed*

    And my favourite treat involves chocolate. Right now I’m addicted to a coconut and chocolate bar.

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  62. Done. I love anything with peanut butter and chocolate.

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  63. Voted! I am a mega sugar freak, so it’s hard to choose a favourite, but I ADORE cheesecake, and also real British Cadbury Caramilk bars are to die for. Your lollies look beautiful, I especially like the sound of the First Trimester and Flootbeer Roat.
    I’ve been a lurker for years, rarely comment, but had to on this one! I really hope you get the money, GOOD LUCK!

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    1. Thank you! I’m up to 160. I’ve 22 days left. Time to start hookin’!

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  64. I voted! I hope you get the grant! Your lollipops are so beautiful.

    My favorite treats are gummy worms, red velvet whoopie pies, or my grandma’s lemon meringue pie. And now I’m hungry…

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  65. Voted, but I think you’ll make it no problem. :)
    Your lollipops are great, and I love the flavors, so I hope you get the loan for your business.

    My favorite sweets are chocolate covered cranberries and heath bars.

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  66. Oh yeah, fennel! And anise=licorice for some reason though they are totally different things. Must google that. If the grant is big enough, please open a lollipop shop in North Brooklyn or a mobile lollipop truck. We can provide kittens to draw customers!

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  67. i voted. anything to help. such a great idea!

    my boyfriend still talks about ‘those lollipops you bought from that chick in new york’ :) hope to be able to buy some of the newer flavours soon!

    my favourite sweet treat is a frys turkish delight or traditional turkish delight if i can get it fresh.

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  68. Don’t think you ship to the Netherlands, but I think your lollipops are so very, very pretty. I voted :)
    I have a huge sweet tooth, love chocolate, will do anything for cheesecake.

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    1. I think I’ll ship anywhere for this contest. It just may be through regular post and not Priority which is just US. :)

      So bring it, world! Help me get considered!

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  69. I voted and posted on my FB wall. Fingers crossed for you! I love your lollipops. I do not have a huge sweet tooth, but I do love pie. (I think because there’s just enough savory in it.) Especially sour cherry pie. Ooh, it’s almost cherry season! Good luck!

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  70. I must be doing something stupidly wrong because I can’t vote!

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  71. Hmmmmmm Are you logged into facebook?

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  72. Voted! Hope you get it!

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  73. I’m not on FB (maybe the one time I’ve actually regretted it) but will use my mom’s log-in to vote for you!

    Favorite treat is a really good Key Lime Pie – has to be tart, too often they are just sweet. I’ve been dying to try your lollipops & can’t wait to see what you are up to with Etsy.

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  74. I voted, too. Any other way to get the word out because you’re shy of the 250 mark?

    I love my mom’s Texas sheet cake. (made in a jelly roll pan so it’s the size of Texas)

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  75. Favorite treat…ummmm ice cream. But I’m picky. It needs to be something unique. Honey graham, blueberry cheesecake, coconut lemon.

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  76. Alyce: I don’t know! I haven’t yet spammed my address book, but it may come down to that. And I haven’t emailed my Etsy customers yet either. For now, I’m trying to remain passive with my annoyingness. :] But if it comes down to pissing off my address book and looking to Etsy customers, I will go there. I just want a chance, you know?

    Thank you, everyone! You have no idea how much it means to me.

    I’m upping it to three freebies, btw. So three people will get free lollipops, after Toby strips down all my comments and duplicates, of course.

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  77. Just submitted my vote – your lollipops are fabulous!

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  78. Apples dipped in chocolate peanut butter, mmm! Good luck.

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  79. Voted,

    Love all sweet stuff as my scale can attest to. Caramel cake that is being made right now on some PBS America’s test kitchen looks amazing.

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  80. I voted! Glad to help, your lollipops are way yummy.

    My current favorite sweet treat is milk chocolate with cinnamon!

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  81. I voted! Your lollipops look awesome and yummy. I hope you get the grant and I wish you good luck! I support small businesses yay!!! Favorite treat is anything caramel or chocolate or both.

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  82. Lollipop Lollipop Oh Lolly Lollipop!!!!!!
    Watermelon and Pink Peppercorn?
    Don’t mind if I do!!!!
    You’re lolli’s would make Willy Wonka green with envy….

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  83. I voted! :) and as for sweet treats its tiramisu..or creme brulee

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  84. I voted for you Mihow. Good luck! I was going to say anything with chocolate & peanut butter but all the comments have reminded me of so many others. Especially TJ’s chocolate covered salted caramels. Oh, and lemon icebox pie.

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  85. I’m not on facebook! How do I vote otherwise?

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    1. Unfortunately you can’t. It’s annoying. I know. But thank you for thinking about voting for me! That counts too. (even my very own mother can’t vote since she’s not on Facebook.)

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  86. I voted! Toby Joe’s Scott Walker comment did it for me – I wanna vote for a winner! :) It’s sad here in Wisco. Anyway… I’m a sucker for anything fruity – starburst, skittles, orange slices, sour patch kids, etc. Of course the chocolate is good and all, but can’t stop the fruity stuff until it’s gone.

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  87. Good luck! My favorite changes daily- brownies, cookie cakes with thick frosting, candy buttons, frosting from a can…….

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  88. WOO HOO — I voted! Best wishes!

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  89. Dorothy Potter June 11, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Voting done and will pass it on to those who I shared lollipops with. Hope you get your grant. Favorite treat……. Tiny marshmallows. Just tried tiny peppermint flavored marshmallows the other day! Great taste and I don’t feel I need to go to confession after eating a handful! Bet the sweet bits would be great in hot cocoa!

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  90. Voted! Cheesecake is probably at the top of my favorite sweets list.

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  91. Voted! My favourite treat is brownies. Good luck

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  92. Wow! Your pops look amazing! I’m vote 243 so you are almost there! Best of luck!

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  93. Voted!

    I go through phases of being obesssed with various things, but my current favorite would probably be lemon bars!

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  94. I voted! My girls LOVE lollipops – personally myself I like anything in the salted caramel/chocolate craze. Or peppermint mocha or dark chocolate or well … I like sweets. :)

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  95. I voted when I saw your tweet last week. Best wishes to you getting that grant! My favorite sweet treat is ice cream. Almost any kind. :)

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  96. i voted! I hope you get the grant!!!!
    My fav sweet treats:
    Mango lassi’s
    Mint mojitos

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  97. Dorothy Potter June 12, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Did you make the 250?

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  98. Voted! Hope you make your dream a reality. Very cool.

    Favorite treat– pie. almost any pie.

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  99. we LOVE your lolly pops :)

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  100. Milk chocolate chips

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