3rd Annual IKEA BYOF Event

3rd Annual IKEA BYOF {Bring Your Own Friend} Event // Tried and Tasty

3rd Annual IKEA BYOF {Bring Your Own Friend} Event // Tried and Tasty

So many fun things are happening here at Tried and Tasty! I am a huge fan of IKEA. I’ve made so many purchases there I couldn’t even begin to tell you what my favorite product is. Our computer desk and bookshelves are among the most used. Many, many, MANY things in my kitchen are from IKEA. I have yet to be disappointed with any of my purchases. When I was approached and asked if I would be interested in doing a demo you better believe I jumped at the opportunity! 

3rd Annual IKEA BYOF {Bring Your Own Friend} Event // Tried and Tasty

So what exactly is the BYOF event? BYOF {Bring Your Own Friend} is a day that’s all about bringing people together. They are celebrating friendship at IKEA stores around the country with a day of special perks and rewards for you and your friends. Don’t miss out on all these great benefits:

  • IKEA FAMILY members get $20 off BILLY bookcase and exclusive savings throughout the store!*
  • In-store IKEA Gift Card giveaways
  • FREE breakfast with your coupon
  • Fun in-store activities
  • FREE IKEA blue bag with your coupon
  • Enter to win a $1000 IKEA Gift Card in our
    in-store Twitter Picture Hunt sweepstakes!**

3rd Annual IKEA BYOF {Bring Your Own Friend} Event // Tried and Tasty

If you are a local and haven’t made plans yet for Saturday March 8th, I’d love to meet you! Here’s the agenda for the day. My demo is at 2:00 pm. I will be showing you this quick and easy recipe for Candy Bar Caramel Apple Salad showcasing many of IKEA’s fabulous products including the grater with handle, measuring cups, apple slicer, whisk, rubber spatulas, chefs knife, and cutting board

3rd Annual IKEA BYOF {Bring Your Own Friend} Event // Tried and Tasty

The larger of the two mixing bowls was the perfect size to whip up my pudding and cool whip. The measuring cups are light yet durable. I don’t know about you, but I am a firm believer that you can never have too many sets of measuring cups and measuring spoons. I think I’m up to six different sets currently in my kitchen drawer!

3rd Annual IKEA BYOF {Bring Your Own Friend} Event // Tried and Tasty

A whisk is one of those kitchen staples that you can use for so many things. Whether it be incorporating dry ingredients together or whipping up batters. The whisk is helpful for all.

3rd Annual IKEA BYOF {Bring Your Own Friend} Event // Tried and Tasty

What I like about the rubber spatulas is that they are durable. Like the measuring cups and spoons, I also feel like there’s no such thing as too many spatulas. The other wonderful thing about IKEA is how affordable everything is. These spatulas are only $0.99 each!

3rd Annual IKEA BYOF {Bring Your Own Friend} Event // Tried and Tasty

3rd Annual IKEA BYOF {Bring Your Own Friend} Event // Tried and Tasty

3rd Annual IKEA BYOF {Bring Your Own Friend} Event // Tried and Tasty

My husband and I go through more apples than you can probably imagine. We eat a lot of peanut butter and apples for a snack, as well as throw an apple or two in to our fresh vegetable juice to sweeten it up a bit. The blade on this apple slicer is nice and the curved handles allow for a more even cut. For a recipe like this it helps prep your apples in a jiffy.

3rd Annual IKEA BYOF {Bring Your Own Friend} Event // Tried and Tasty

3rd Annual IKEA BYOF {Bring Your Own Friend} Event // Tried and Tasty

I am in LOVE with this chef’s knife and bamboo butcher block. The knife cut through the apples like they were butter. Quite literally. It was such a smooth cut.  

3rd Annual IKEA BYOF {Bring Your Own Friend} Event // Tried and Tasty

The smaller of the two mixing bowls was perfect for holding my chopped apples. I drizzled a little bit of lemon juice over them, gently tossed them around for an even coating and they were ready to use!

3rd Annual IKEA BYOF {Bring Your Own Friend} Event // Tried and Tasty

If you’ve never had one of IKEA’s Milk Chocolate Bar with Nuts (Hazelnut Bar) you are missing out.  They are rich and velvety and hazelnutty wonderful. The perfect addition to this candy bar salad. I was able to break up the candy pieces with ease using the chopper. Not only does it make chopping simple, it’s also very easy to clean.

3rd Annual IKEA BYOF {Bring Your Own Friend} Event // Tried and Tasty

3rd Annual IKEA BYOF {Bring Your Own Friend} Event // Tried and Tasty

Stay tuned Saturday afternoon for the recipe! If you aren’t able to make it to the demo, have no fear – I’ll be posting it on here as well in the afternoon. I’d love for you to come back and check it out!

3rd Annual IKEA BYOF {Bring Your Own Friend} Event // Tried and Tasty

Now for the best part! How would you like a chance to win some of these great products? The kind folks at IKEA have generously given me a few of my favorites to give away to one of my lucky readers! Enter below in the rafflecopter for your chance to win a gift pack (valued at $48.88) including all of the following goodies:

  • Mixing bowl, set of 2 ($3.99)
  • Chopper, white ($8.99)
  • Grater with handle, stainless steel, dark grey ($5.99)
  • Whisk, stainless steel ($4.99)
  • Apple slicer, green ($2.99)
  • Measuring cups, set of 4, red, stainless steel ($3.99)
  • Measuring spoons, set of 4, red, stainless steel ($2.99)
  • Apron, black ($7.99)
  • (2) Rubber Spatulas, black/white, blue/green ($1.98)
  • (2) Milk Chocolate Bars with Nuts ($1.98)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway has been made possible by IKEA Draper. Winners will be randomly selected by rafflecopter, notified by email and will have 24 hours to respond – otherwise a new winner will be chosen!

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37 comments about “3rd Annual IKEA BYOF Event

  1. Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!

    I am kicking myself for not doing this event! Those hazelnut chocolate bars are to die for! I need more! I would make apples with a hazelnut chocolate cream cheese dip!

  2. Laurie

    I will make my kids favorite called Snicker salad. It is probably pretty close to this recipe you will be demoing on Saturday, but with Snicker bars so it adds nuts too! I have never been to IKEA, but have wanted to. I may just have to sneek on up there Saturday by 2. You are my excuse.

    1. Yvonne

      That’s the recipe I adapted this from – I wanted to incorporate IKEA products, so I swapped the Snickers for the IKEA chocolate bars and they are AMAZING! You should definitely stop by, I LOVE IKEA! RSVP and you’ll get coupons 🙂

  3. Dana

    I would make EVERYTHING! Just kidding – I’d probably use it to make some delicious cookies.