Thursday, July 19, 2012

Hot and Cold: Taste Testing McDonald's Spicy Chicken McBites and Chocolate Chip Frappé

By: Finance Foodie

McDonald's - never shy on menu tweaks and limited time promos - recently introduced two new items on the market as part of their "Flavors of Summer" campaign: the Spicy Chicken McBites and the Chocolate Chip Frappe. Long time followers of financefoodie.com know my preference for McD's when it comes to fast food and that I'm always the first in line to try any new product!

First up we have the Spicy Chicken McBites. After the huge success of the original Chicken McBites (my review of the original here), McDonald's decided to bring these babies back - but with a touch of pizzazz. These crispy pieces of juicy white meat chicken are perfectly seasoned with spices that may seem mild at first bite but gradually start burning up the mouth after a few poppers. To be honest, these are pretty much just the old Chicken McBites with heat. Being a fan of all things mild and non-spicy, I definitely miss the original and wish  McDonald's would bring those back instead. Like the previous version, the Spicy Chicken McBites are available at participating McDonald’s restaurants nationwide only for a limited time and available in three sizes: Snack (3oz - 310 calories), Regular (5oz) and Shareable (10oz). 

And now on to dessert, aka the Chocolate Chip Frappé. This new Frappé, made with caramel, mocha, a hint of coffee and blended with real chocolate chips, joins the McCafé menu lineup until October 15th. Clocking in at 530 calories for a small, this drink really packs a punch to the hips - but it's totally a worthy splurge. I loved the crunchiness of the chocolate chips in the frappé -- it really gives the drink an extra richness and density that makes it feel like you are having a real dessert. However caffeine fiends beware - if you're craving a coffee drink, take a pass on this (the coffee flavor is almost unnoticeable in this medley of chocolate, sugar and caramel), but if you're looking for a sweet treat to beat the hot summer heat - the Chocolate Chip Frappé one good bet!


****Giveaway****
Congrats Reema! 
McDonald's wants financefoodie.com's readers to get into the hot and cold flavors of summer with a month of free McCafe drinks and Spicy McBites! One lucky reader will a $25 Arch Card, ten (10) coupons good for any McCafe Drink and McBites (10 each)!


Grand Prize: $25 Arch Card, 10 McCafe Drink and 10 Spicy Chicken McBites free product coupons 

There are THREE ways to enter
1. REQUIRED: In my comments section, tell me what is your favorite summertime hobby. Also please include your email address so I can contact you if you win!
2. Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter (leave separate comment telling me this)
3. Reblog / Retweet this giveaway (leave separate comment telling me this)

Contest ends Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 5pm EST. Winners will be chosen via random integer generator on random.org announced on the financefoodie.com site shortly afterwards!!

Full Disclosure: The  coupons are being provided by McDonald's. Finance Foodie Media Productions purchased the Arch Card. I was not compensated for this post.

393 comments:

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tavernie said...

y favorite summer hobby is gardening!
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Rachel Travis said...

Love to lay out in the sun and read!

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imaclutz89 said...

Go to the beach and hang out near the water!

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imaclutz89 said...

I follow you on twitter. @imaclutz89

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one frugal lady said...

I love riding my bicycles with my family in the summer!
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smdrm said...

Favorite summer hobby is swimming.

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smdrm said...

Following on Twitter as smdrm

Unknown said...

mine would camping
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Unknown said...

my favorite summertime hobby is fishing.
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Unknown said...

Following Finance Foodie on Twitter
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Unknown said...

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Angela M said...

My favorite summer hobby would be just sitting outside and enjoying the sun.

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Angela M said...

I follow Finance Foodie on Twitter. @thisisme79

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Angela M said...

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lucaspm98 said...

golfing
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Aria said...

My fav are camping, hiking and going to the beach.

Aria said...

Followed you on twitter
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Aria said...

RT
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mary011853 said...

I love taking a good book to the park and enjoy a walk and relaxing on the grass with a book.

mary011853 said...

a long walk in the park with my dog lucky

kroch said...

I love swimming in the summertime

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kroch said...

Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter @katier6678

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Helen S said...

My favorite summertime activity is camping. I love to sit in front of the campfire roasting marshmellows while reading or playing card games with my kids.

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Helen S said...

I follow on twitter (hstamper)

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Valeen said...

My favorite summertime hobby is swimming!

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Roxy said...

running in the park

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susan1215 said...

We love swimming in the Summer

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susan1215 said...

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susan1215 said...

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magic5905 said...

I love reading during the summer. Its to hot to do anything else.
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Tammy Mauk said...

I like to swim.

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Unknown said...

geocaching is out favorite Summer time hobby. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

I follow you on twitter mommysdizzy

Unknown said...

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Denise Donaldson (MistySunrise) said...

I like to read in the summertime

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Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

I like going camping.

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

I follow Finance Foodie on Twitter (@psychotichouse)

1froglegs said...

My favorite summertime hobby is to ride my four wheeler on the trails in my area.

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1froglegs said...

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Jane said...

Sitting on my deck and reading is my favorite summer hobby.
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ThriftyAnnabella said...

I love to hit all the summer Garage Sales

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ThriftyAnnabella said...

Twitter follower - Annabellainla

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Brianna said...

I enjoy kayaking in the summer.

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Erica C. said...

I like hiking & biking in the summer.
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Lo said...

I love swimming!

Lo said...

I Follow you on twitter (I'm @prizealert)

Lo said...

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Anonymous said...

riding bikes with my kids wilcarvic
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Anonymous said...

riding bikes with my kids wilcarvic
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Chelsea M said...

I love to go swimming!

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Chelsea M said...

I followed Finance Foodie on Twitter. My username is @chelsknits.

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jlstich said...

reading walking

Julieh said...

My favorite summertime hobby is fishing.
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Julieh said...

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Julieh said...

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jlafount said...

I like to race tiny horses at a tiny racetrack

Derek Timm said...

My favorite summer hobbies are fishing and disc golf!

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Mommy 2 Monkeys said...

Jumping waves at the beach or doing jigsaw puzzles with the kids.

Jennifer said...

My favorite summertime hobby is swimming and deep cleaning the house.

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The Busy Mom said...

I love to spend time watching my daughters play in her little baby pool. It's my favorite summer activity! Thank you for the lovely giveaway!
Erin E
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Sarah S said...

My favorite summertime hobby is walking my dogs. s2inamug at aim dot com

The Busy Mom said...

I follow you on Twitter (@sewmuchstuff)
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The Busy Mom said...

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Kayla said...

My favorite summertime hobby is probably walking. I love being able to walk out in the nice weather!

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Kayla said...

I followed you on Twitter! raised_alt

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Kayla said...

I retweeted your tweet:

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csue said...

I like working in my flower garden.

tina reynolds said...

I love geocaching thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

tina reynolds said...

I follow on twitter @eaglesforjack

Anonymous said...

i like swimming in the summer

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Anonymous said...

i follow you on twitter

@JCoyne1031

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Sarah Y said...

My favorite summer hobby is swimming!
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Anonymous said...

My favorite summer hobby us reading outside.

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Anonymous said...

I follow on Twitter: @alliru

MELINA said...

summer time hobby is going swimming

hollygunter said...

swimming :)

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cman said...

I like roller blading.

ashley said...

I like to swim!
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ashley said...

I'm following on twitter ohsmiledarling

Unknown said...

My favorite summer hobby is gardening.

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wendym said...

My favorite summertime hobby is relaxing (just watch funny tv shows)

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Anonymous said...

My favorite summer hobby is tubing, snorkling, and anything to do wit the water!

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Trisha McKee said...

In the summer, I love going on road trips to weird, abandoned places and taking pictures.

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Trisha McKee said...

Following on twitter as @wordromancer

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Jinxy and Me said...

I love to walk our dog in the park!

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Jinxy and Me said...

I'm following you on Twitter - @thriftyjinxy

Unknown said...

My favorite summertime hobby is reading. It's way too hot for anything else.
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Unknown said...

We live in San Diego so it's definitely going to the beach :)

tara2126 at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

Following you on Twitter @_aspectacledowl

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Unknown said...

I tweeted https://twitter.com/_aspectacledowl/status/227650386020937728


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Kristina said...

Enjoying the sunshine.
4 spokane at gmail dot com

Kristina said...

I'm following you on twitter.
@familyoutdoors

Dawn Reid said...

Mine is hanging out more with the kids and working in our garden.
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Dawn Reid said...

follow you on twitter
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Erika P. said...

I like relaxing at the pool or beach.
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corey1971 said...

I love hiking (CoreyOlomon at gmail dot com)

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corey1971 said...

I tweeted : https://twitter.com/CoreyOlomon/status/227674023931281409 (CoreyOlomon at gmail dot com)

Brian E. said...

Thanks for the giveaway...tending to our vegetable & flower garden.

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Brian E. said...

Following YOU via Twitter: @brianpiero

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Unknown said...

i love going to the beach

Unknown said...

My favorite summertime activity is riding my bike through the trails by my huse

Unknown said...

I follow on Twitter (@eyzofblu63)

Unknown said...

I tweeted https://twitter.com/eyzofblu63/status/227709347776585728

Tracey said...

I like biking with my grandchildren.
traymona[at]aol.com

Anonymous said...

Laying out by the pool and having cookouts with family and friends.

Hotdiva111@yahoo.com

xcmiller93x said...

My favorite summer time hobby is swimming!

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xcmiller93x said...

I followed Finance Foodie on twitter

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mverno said...

we all love harness racing
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mverno said...

i follow finance foodie on twitter @mverno
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brendaelsner said...

My favorite summertime hobby is biking.

brendaelsner said...

I follow Finance Foodie on twitter.

@brat52101

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Sarah G. said...

I like swimming and gardening

Sarah G. said...

I follow Finance Foodie on twitter. I'm sjdio.

Tracey said...

I enjoy boating and grilling.
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Unknown said...

I like reading by the pool while my kids swim!

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Unknown said...

twitter follower as @stickyprints

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susansmoaks said...

my favorite summertime hobby is swimming, i love the water
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susansmoaks said...

twitter follower @fdp4life
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susansmoaks said...

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clynsg said...

Going to estate sales--not exclusively summer, but definitely more of them during that season.

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Robert Pyszk said...

MY favorite summertime hobby is enjoying the outdoors and the sunshine. happyskunky at yahoo dot com

Thank you for the awesome contest!!

Robert Pyszk said...

I am following @financefoodie1 on Twitter as @happyskunky

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Thank you !

Paige said...

My favorite summertime hobby is swimming with the kids!

Kathy P said...

i love gardening with perennials

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Paige said...

i follow financefoodie @7kidsandus

Paige said...

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Kathy P said...

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Unknown said...

My favorite summertime hobby is outdoor cooking. garrettsambo@aol.com

shelley said...

We love to go camping in the summer! msjem2001@yahoo.com

Melissa Shirley said...

Well my favorite hobby is swimming and having fun with family and friends.
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Melissa Shirley said...

I Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter as @melissaShirley2

lilbabypug said...

It's all about fishing for us.

Unknown said...

I enjoy walking around the neighborhood with my dog. jedoggett@embarqmail.com

Unknown said...

Following on twitter @annedoggett

Unknown said...

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AubreyLaine said...

I love to go swimming!
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AubreyLaine said...

I follow via twitter @alaine888
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Anonymous said...

My favorite summertime hobby is watching my daughter dance in all the local fair talent shows!!
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Unknown said...

swimming
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Unknown said...

swimming
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ladyvon5845 said...

My summertime hobby is going to Farmers Markets and garage sales. ladyvon at grm dot net.

ladyvon5845 said...

I follow on twitter @ladyvon5845 ladyvon at grm dot net.

Michelle Bartley said...

My favorite summertime hobby is going to Country Music Concerts! michelle bartley1 at gmaildotcom

MichelleB said...

My favorite summertime hobby is going to Country Music Concerts!

Princess Golden Hair said...

My favorite summertime hobby is swimming. I LOVE to swim

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Anonymous said...

my favorite summertime hobby is fishing and camping with my wife and kids! my email is cheappainter@live.com

Princess Golden Hair said...

I tweeted about this giveaway https://twitter.com/thriftymaven/status/227821229938184192

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Princess Golden Hair said...

I'm following you on twitter I'm @thriftymaven so you can check it out.

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Princess Golden Hair said...

I'm following you on twitter. I'm @thriftymaven so you can check.

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Katharina said...

My favorite summertime hobbies are cookouts and walks before the day gets tooooo hot. :-)
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Katharina said...

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Unknown said...

My favorite summer time hobby is riding bike and walking.
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mail4rosey said...

My favorite summer hobby is gardening.

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mail4rosey said...

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Kelly N. said...

1. REQUIRED: In my comments section, tell me what is your favorite summertime hobby. Also please include your email address so I can contact you if you win!


running

Kelly N. said...

2. Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter (leave separate comment telling me this)

@kelsweeps

Kelly N. said...

re-tweet

https://twitter.com/AmberGoo/status/225955915344539650

Sand said...

My favorite summer hobby is swimming.

LAMusing said...

I like to walk on the beach
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LAMusing said...

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Nancy said...

My favorite summertime hobby is making greeting cards.

Nancy
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lisa_s said...

My favorite Summer time hobby is going for late evening walks.

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/\Heather/\ said...

I looooove going to the beach and reading. So relaxing! No phones. No computer. No door-to-door sales people.
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/\Heather/\ said...

I follow you on twitter - ilovetoclap

/\Heather/\ said...

Tweeted - https://twitter.com/ilovetoclap/status/227859124623405056

buzzd said...

planting flowers (email in profile)

buzzd said...

follow you twitter @buzz8

buzzd said...

tweet
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Unknown said...

I love gardening!

Tiara said...

My favorite summer time hobby is going to the beach or pool to swim.


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Kristy Thiel said...

I love swimming! thanks for hosting!

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Unknown said...

My favorite summertime hobby is archery!

Kris said...

i love playing golf

Inez Cegelis said...

My fave summer hobby is tubing in cool water under the hottest sun

Inez Cegelis said...

I follow finance foodie on twitter @InezCegelis

Lisa said...

My favorite summer hobby is swimming

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Lisa said...

I follow on twitter-- @Lisa_Pecora

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Anonymous said...

My favorite summertime hobby would be going to the beach when I can get the chance.

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spirit_kim said...

My favorite summertime hobby is reading a good book on the porch, with some lemonade.

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Anonymous said...

riding bikes with my kids in the park

Anonymous said...

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amanda whitley said...

my favorite summertime activity is swimming-achadwick22@yahoo.com

Beth said...

I'm not terribly outdoorsy, so my favorite summertime hobby is the same as my favorite wintertime hobby: reading a good book in the bath.

em_swanson at yahoo dot com

Hotsnotty2 said...

I love relaxing at the pool, thanks!

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Hotsnotty2 said...

Following you via Twitter (@Hotsnotty2), Thanks!

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Hotsnotty2 said...

Following you via Twitter (@Hotsnotty2), Thanks!

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Hotsnotty2 said...

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chadro said...

tweet
https://twitter.com/Harzich/status/227342537189371907

flychild7 said...

My favorite summertime hobby is boating
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