Our day at Market Square & America’s Helper Food Truck

America's Helper Tour Gifset Giveaway


A couple of weekends ago we all got out of the house and went downtown to San Antonio’s Market Square. Downtown San Antonio is an old, historic part of our city. Market Square gets filled with food vendors and music just about every weekend.

When I was younger, my family would frequent the Market Place on the weekends to get some good authentic Mexican food and listen to some good music. I haven’t been since I’ve had the girls, so it was nice to get out there with my own family for the first time.

It was a little drizzly, but that did not stop anyone from coming out. San Antonio is VERRRRY hot in the summer, so it was nice that the rain brought the temperature down a couple of degrees that day.

If you are from South Texas then you know that I am in no way exaggerating when I say our summers are HOOOOT!

The entertainment that day was a young girl singing some Spanish songs and my daughter LOVED watching her. I wonder if she has some performing arts in her future 🙂 She does love to be center of attention.

America's Helper Tour Review

We went down to try to samples that they were giving out from the Food Helper Truck. And in case you didn’t know, the Helper Truck is on an American Tour visiting cities all around the country.

They had two samples for everyone to try, Sweet & Sour Chicken and Crunchy Taco. We tried them both and, although they were both really good, the Sweet & Sour Chicken Helper seemed to be the families favorite by far.

It was delicious! And I’m not just saying that 🙂 

America's Helper Tour Giftset Giveaway

I really liked it and so did Ms. picky eater.

I think she liked it because it was sweet and she loves rice, so it was a perfect combination. We also got a couple of coupons to use when we go to the grocery store next time that we will definitely use. These boxed dinners are super easy to make, and if you follow my blog, you know that one of our biggest struggles right now is meal planning. I wrote a recent post about this and my families plan to try out a new Meal Planner. It has definitely helped, and this is definitely a meal I will be adding to our monthly planner 🙂

You can follow the Helper truck on Facebook and Twitter and see if they come to your city so you can get your own samples, and maybe enjoy some time out with the family as well. 🙂

America's Helper Tour Giftset Giveaway

In case you DO want to get a sample yourself, you are in luck!

I am giving away a Helper gift set that includes:

America's Helper Tour Giftset Giveaway



  1. 1 box of new Chicken Helper
  2. 10” Non-Stick Pan
  3. Oven Mitt
  4. Scoop & Drain Utensil
  5. 30-piece Storage Set

Enter to win using the form below. Giveaway is only available to US Residents, 18+ years of age.

Good Luck!!

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The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.

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  • Reply
    Kelley Gaudette
    September 22, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    We usually have some type of hamburger helper about once a week.

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      September 22, 2013 at 12:32 pm

      Awesome, so this would definitely come in handy. Good Luck Kelley!

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    Growing Up Madison
    September 22, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    We don’t usually eat hamburger helper but it would be fun winning and trying it out. I love sweet and sour chicken so I would love this.

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    Terry (My Journey With Candida)
    September 22, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    I envy you living in the HOOOOT weather. We live in Pennsylvania and although it does get hot sometimes, it doesn’t get HOOOT like I would like it. We also don’t have anything like your Market Square.

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    Terry (My Journey With Candida)
    September 22, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    I haven’t tried Hamburger helper in years and have never tried the chicken so this would be a first if I would win.

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    Myrah - Coupon Mamacita
    September 22, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Very seldom do we use hamburger helper.

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    Cindi Thornton
    September 22, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    I remember my mom using hamburger, chicken and tuna helper for our lunch when she ran an in home childcare, which I now run one as well. I had not thought of picking some of these up for a nice hot lunch for the kiddos and myself. And I definitely was not aware of these new flavor varieties! I cannot wait to try some new ones out!

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    Tough Cookie Mommy
    September 22, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    What a great way to get the whole family involved in nutrition awareness. Hamburger Helper has always been a staple in my parents’ house growing up. It looks like you all had a great time.

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    September 22, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    This sounds like a wonderful event!

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    Anita Breeze
    September 22, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    This looks like a great giveaway! I could use the 30 set storage containers! But I’m in Canada so can’t enter, too bad!

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    Dawn ~ Spatulas On Parade
    September 23, 2013 at 7:05 am

    That looks like a fun day. Cute little one. Yes my son was in SA for BMT/AF and he was glad it was in the winter.

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    September 23, 2013 at 7:52 am

    We do Hamburger Helper at least once a week. I grew up on it-lol!

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    September 23, 2013 at 8:39 am

    I have a couple of boxes of Hamburger Helper in my closet. My husband loves it. This looks like such a fun day with the family!

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    Noor Unnahar
    September 23, 2013 at 8:55 am

    Such a touhing idea . We have a local food charity ever week.

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    Dov Shapira
    September 23, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Wonderful article.
    I love your spirit of give away

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    Grandma Bonnie
    September 23, 2013 at 10:55 am

    We have not had hamburger helper since my children were small. Honestly I had totally forgotten how easy they are to make a meal from. I will have to try some when my grandchildren are visiting and see if they will enjoy it.

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    Sarah Bailey
    September 23, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    What a great giveaway good luck to all who enter 🙂

    Your daughter is such a sweetie as well 🙂 x

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    September 23, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    I’m going to be oh so honest here and say I tried for years to break my husband’s Hamburger Helper addiction, but he loves it, so I gave up a long time ago. He has one a couple of times a month.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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    September 23, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    My family actually loves Hamburger Helper. Their favorite is the Cheeseburger one!

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    Stacie @ The Divine Miss Mommy
    September 23, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    We eat Hamburger Helped every few months or so. My kids love it!

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    friederike graedener
    September 23, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    I really like this review and I like seeing Helper making products for chicken. We do not eat Helper products too often but if we are in a time crunch they are great to fall back on. I would like to try the Chicken Helper

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    September 23, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    We usually have hamburger helper once every 3-6 weeks and chicken helper maybe once every 6-8 weeks. I am also struggling trying to plan meals. I need to read your post about that.

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    Darlene Carbajal
    September 23, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    i have not had hamburger helper in a long time!

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    Le-an Lacaba
    September 23, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    your daughter is adorable! i love the idea of giving something to the people. great giveaway!

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    Kristen @ kristenione
    September 23, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    I love Hamburger Helper and I can’t wait to try the two flavor you had. They sound great. I love how they keep the classics but also reinvent themselves. Looks like you had some fun family time!

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    Cynthia L.
    September 23, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    I used to live in Dallas and I just love San Antonio. We used to go there at least once or twice a year! Great post!

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    Melanie S.
    September 23, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    I’d love to try the Crunchy Taco. Sounds yummy!

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    September 23, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    about once every couple of months

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    Trisha Scott
    September 23, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Great review looks like you all had a great time!!! we eat burger maybe 2 times a week and chicken 3-4 times a week

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    Robyn Good
    September 23, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    This looks so fun. I love food trucks!

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    T. Marie
    September 23, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    That is so cool. Looks like you guys had fun. I am a big helper fan it makes for an awesome quick fix on days I don’t feel like thinking up a whole meal.

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    September 24, 2013 at 7:36 am

    looks & sounds like you guys had an awesome time 😀 i woulda loved to check it out myself if i were around that area~

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    Debra Guillen
    September 24, 2013 at 10:35 am

    My family liked Hamburger Helper and I serve it a couple times a month. We have never tried the Chicken Helper.

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    Jennifer Reed
    September 24, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    I try to keep boxes of Hamburger or Chicken Helper in my cabinet for a quick meal that everyone loves when time or energy is scarce. We probably eat it at least once or twice a month.

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    Kristy S
    September 24, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    I haven’t eaten it in years, but it was a staple growing up.

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    friederike graedener
    September 24, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    We live in Houston so I absolutely understand when you speek of the heat in Texas. We do not eat Helper meals to often as we really enjoy cooking. I would really like to try this out however, as it would be nice to have more options for days when we don’t have time to cook.
    Thank you for the giveaway

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    Kim C
    September 24, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    We eat hamburger helper about once a week, its a meal the kids never complain about!

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    Laura J
    September 26, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Oh we actually eat Hamburger helper on a weekly basis! Our favorite is the Beef Fried Rice! We always have to make two boxes!

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    September 26, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    I use it about once a month.

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    Linda S
    September 26, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    We don’t usually use it but would love to try it!

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    Brandi Price
    September 26, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    We have Hamburger Helper at least once a week! My family loves it!

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    September 27, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    We have hamburger helper about twice a week. 🙂

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    Mary Somerville
    September 28, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    We have Helpers a couple times a month. My picky eaters really like it!

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    Carolyn G
    September 29, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    I use it for quick dinners when I don’t have time

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    wendy b
    September 30, 2013 at 7:13 am

    I have one of them about 1-2 times a week.

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    Lisa K
    October 2, 2013 at 9:28 am

    I make Hamburger or Chicken Helper probably 2 or 3 time a month for lunch. The Crunchy Taco sounds good, now Im getting hungry!

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    October 3, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    I haven’t had the chance to try hamburger helper yet but I would like to!

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    Deborah Mireles
    October 3, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    My son loves hamburger helper, he would eat it everyday if we let him. Im not a fan of it at all, ick!

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    October 4, 2013 at 9:41 am

    Great review – your daughter is so cute with the Hamburger Helper hand.

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    Alissa Powell
    October 5, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    I make it at least once a week. Made cheesy enchelada for lunch today 😀

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    October 5, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Awesome! My boyfriend loves hamburger helper! All of it could definitely be put to good use!

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