The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness: Nestle La Lechera Review and Giveaway!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Nestle La Lechera Review and Giveaway!

I recently had the opportunity to try Nestle La Lechera products. I got a cool basket with products and gifts.

The basket I received included some regular condensed milk and also some Nestle La Lechera dulce de leche condensed milk. It also included several recipe cards. After looking at several of the recipes, I decided to make a Dulce de Leche flan.

Now, when I was little my mom and abuelita made flan all the time.

It was a staple in our house. They used to make me eat it but I never liked it. I always thought it was too sweet and I also thought it had a weird wiggly texture that I couldn't stomach.

As I grew up, I never ate it again and, thus, never learned how to make a good flan. So, in honor of my granny, I decided to make a flan at least one time in my life.

I love to bake but I stick with the easy peasy stuff like cakes and cookies. When it comes to more involved baking, I prefer to just go buy it. Baking requires exact measurements and being technical, something I am not known for. But luckily, the La Lechera flan recipe was pretty easy.

Basically, you caramelize some sugar for the topping. Then the recipe
called for mixing 2 cans of Nestle condensed milk and one can of the Dulce de Leche with 6 eggs. This is where it got wonky because once I blended it, it looked pretty watery but since I had no idea what I was doing, I went with it.


I put the caramelized sugar on the bottom of the ramekins that came in the basket and then added the mixture. I then cooked it in a bain-marie (water bath) for 60 minutes. After 60 minutes, it was done.

I am not flan expert so I can only hope it came out right. I have to say that it was actually quite delish and I liked it. I think the dulce de leche condensed milk made the difference because it gave it a very rich taste.

One a side note, I have to say that if someone gave me a spoon and a can
of the La Lechera dulce de leche, I could eat the whole can by myself with nothing else. It was so delicious.

For my first ever flan in 47 years, mine was pretty darn good. Hubby and mother in law enjoyed it as well. So I have to give a thumbs up to La Lechera for helping me make my first flan!

Thanks to Nestle La Lechera, I have a basket like I received for one lucky reader. The La Lechera Holiday Flan gift basket includes Nestle La Lechera’s sweetened condensed milk and dulce de leche products, a $25 Visa gift card, a set of ceramic ramekins and a disposable digital camera! Woo. Let me tell you this is a fantastic little prize.

The way I look at it is that if I can make a flan, anyone can. This is the perfect prize for the upcoming holidays! So what are you waiting for? Enter on the Rafflecopter widget and good luck.








Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

206 comments:

  1. I've never had flan, but I want to try it!

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  2. I have never made Flan, but I have eaten it! I grew up on Mexican/Tex-Mex, and Flan has been a favorite as long as I can remember. Maybe it's time to learn to make it!
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  3. Tangy Lime Pie sounds good to me!

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  4. Yes I have eaten Flan and no I haven't made it. Patricia

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  5. Yummy! The Swirled Cheesecake Nibbles sound delicious!
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  6. tweet:
    https://twitter.com/#!/mbm218/status/140145667136958466
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  7. I've never made or eaten Flan, but this recipe looks good, I may try it!

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  8. Tangy Lime Pie sounds good, I love Key Lime pie, so I think I'd like it.

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  9. The easy chicken cacciatore looks good!
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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  10. I just ate flan yesterday, I really don't care too much for it, but if it's made properly it can be pretty tasty
    pedidentalasst at yahoo dot com

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  11. would try the chocolate angel food cake
    pedidentalasst at yahoo dot com

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  12. I have never eaten or made but have heard it is really good and would love to try.
    my4boysand1@gmail.com

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  13. I think the Melon Salad with Tangy La Lechera Sauce recipe sounds great
    my4boysand1@gmail.com

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  14. I've never made or eaten Flan.
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  15. I'd like to try the La Lechera Tangy Lime Pie. Sounds delish!
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. I've never made flan but have eaten it & it's delish!

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  17. I have had flan, but never made it myself.

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  18. I'd like to try the Pumpkin Flan.

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  19. I love flan.. I have made it and eaten it many times. chefl@swbell.net

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  20. mexican fritters with abuelita sauce. chefl@swbell.net

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  21. No I have never made or eaten flan before & very curious as to what it would taste like & it's texture
    sewitupjulie at gmail dot com

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  22. The 3 milk cake recipe sure has me curious to its taste, it sounds wonderful
    http://www.meals.com/Recipes/Three-Milk-Cake.aspx?recipeid=136321
    sewitupjulie@gmail.com

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  23. I've never had flan, would love to try

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  24. I like La Lechera Pumpkin Flan

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  25. I have never made it, but I have ate it and its yummy.

    Thanks!
    mendyd15 at yahoo dot com

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  26. I ate flan in spanish class many years ago and it was good.

    Jennifer Marie

    lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

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  27. I would like to try the La Lechera Citrus Dessert

    Jennifer Marie

    lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

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  28. I love flans! My grandmother used to make all kinds. My favorite, flan de calabaza/Pumpkin! Yours looks so good. Made my mouth watery.

    About the condense milk, I'm embarrassed to say that I have eaten a whole can. *blushing*

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  29. I would love to make the La Lechera Pumpkin Flan!

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  30. YES - Love flan ! So easy to make -

    Juanita

    ahorrandodolares (at) GMAIL

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  31. I already have your button on my site.

    http://isolated-existence.blogspot.com/p/blogs-i-follow.html

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  32. I tweeted!

    https://twitter.com/#!/IsolatedExisten/status/140435027564572672

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  33. I've eaten flan, but never made it - it's delicious! Thanks for the chance. pinkmaija (at) yahoo.com

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  34. I have eaten flan at a restaurant. I have never made it myself. :)

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  35. Coconut-Lime Tres Leches Cake - ... oooh that sounds wonderful. I would make this from Nestle la Lechera.

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  36. https://twitter.com/#!/txcotton/status/140507858289688576 - 11/26

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  37. I've never had flan, sounds interesting though!

    unforgetable_dreamer_always (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  38. I have never made or eaten a flan. What is a flan anyway?? LOL

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  39. I would like to try the La Lechera Pumpkin Pie.

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  40. My father is from Barcelona...of course I've had flan! Yum!

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  41. The pumpkin flan sounds interesting.

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  42. I have never made or eaten flan,but I would love to try it...

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  43. yes and yes, though to qualify I haven't attempted to bake one in many years.

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  44. I'd want to make La Lechera Pumpkin Flan

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  45. I've never tried flan.
    traymona(at)aol.com

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  46. never tried it
    rfarrow at pineland dot net

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  47. the chocolate angel food cake sounds good
    rfarrow at pineland dot net

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  48. I have had flan but never made one myself

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  49. La Lechera Citrus Dessert sounds good

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  50. I have never tried flan but it looks delicious!
    alsmalu at hotmail.com

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  51. The La Lechera Sweet Tamales recipe looks great
    alsmalu at hotmail.com

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  52. I've eaten Flan and loved it. I've never attempted to make it. LKVOYER at aol dot com

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  53. I've had it before but I've never made it! I'd like to try to make it sometime!

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  54. I like the Coconut Pineapple Gelatin dessert recipe!

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  55. I tweeted!

    https://twitter.com/#!/IsolatedExisten/status/141189003343970304

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  56. I have eaten flan, but never tried to make it.

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  57. I would like to try the La Lechera Pumpkin Pie.

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  58. A lady friend of mine brought over some homemade flan once. It was very good. I have never made it though.

    LWons@HotMail.com

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  59. I haven't made or tried it. My husband has once at a friends when I wasn't there!

    Thanks,

    selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

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  60. The La Lechera Pumpkin Flan sounds good!

    Thanks,

    selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

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  61. I haver never made flan but have eaten it once

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  62. Love Flan, but never made it before. It doesn't sound to difficult.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  63. I'd love to try the

    La Lechera Apple Raisin Cake

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  64. I have never made flan.

    Rachel E

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  65. La Lechera Pumpkin Flan

    looks like fun to try

    Rachel E

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  66. I have never made nor eaten flan but I would sure have to try if I won!

    Maggie at tethered mommy dot com

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  67. I like the La Lachera Tangy Lime Pie.

    Maggie at tethered mommy dot com

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  68. i have eaten, but not made! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  69. I have never tried it.

    slb3334@gmail.com

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  70. I have eaten flan once at a Mexican restaurant.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  71. I like the La Lechera Pumpkin Flan
    recipe.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  72. I have never made flan, but my MIL makes it, and I love it!

    shelnew19 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  73. I would love to make the Dulce de Leche Dipping Sauce.

    shelnew19 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  74. I am a total flan aficionado but I have never made it at home!
    blue65829 at aol dot com

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  75. I've never made flan, but I've eaten it in Spain.

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  76. I'd love to try the Anise Fruit Salad with La Lechera Drizzle recipe.

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  77. I've never made it, but I'd like to try.

    ighmeg at yahoo dot com

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  78. I had it once on our honeymoon (via hotel room service) and it was delicious!

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  79. Yes, I've tried Cuban flan.

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

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  80. Pan Dulce Pudding with La Lechera Rum Sauce


    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

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  81. i have never eaten flan, but yours looks yummy!


    velvetelvis40@yahoo.com

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  82. the pumpkin flan sounds good!

    velvetelvis40@yahoo.com

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  83. I have had it, it is very tasty.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

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  84. I have eaten flan and love it! But I have never made flan before, or if I did it must have been a disaster that I've wiped from my memory banks. :)

    tnshadylady at gmail.com

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  85. I have never had flan but would love to try to make it some time.

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  86. La Lechera Tangy Lime Pie , that's what I would try.

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  87. i'd like to try the La Lechera Sweet Tamales recipe

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  88. I've never made or eaten flan.

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  89. Best flan I ever had was in Bilbao, Spain!

    xparapluiex AT yahoo DOT com

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  90. The La Lechera Citrus Dessert looks divine.

    xparapluiex AT yahoo DOT com

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  91. I love Flan. I have never made one, but my husband has the knack. He makes a great Flan.

    Kathy Davis
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  92. I like the Holiday Mini-Cakes recipe.

    Kathy Davis
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  93. I've never tried or eaten flan but I would like to!

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  94. I'm not a huge fan of the flan either, but most of the time what you make yourself is always great because you get to eat it at peak time. (To me, peak time is when something comes out of the oven and is still bubbling)

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  95. I want to make the frozen key lime pie. Oh good sweet sugar!

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  96. I have never heard of Flan, so Im almost positive Ive never eaten it either.
    jessycafoster@hotmail.com

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  97. I want to try the Pineapple Cream Cheese Mousse recipe.
    jessycafoster@hotmail.com

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  98. I have made it, but don't do such a good job of it! We all love Flan at our house! Sometimes I get the premade mix that you cook and it works good. Yummy!
    mmjohnson555@gmail.com
    GFC; Mechele Johnson

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  99. Would love to try the Mini Cakes!
    mmjohnson555@gmail.com

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  100. The pina colada flan sounds good to me!

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  101. I have tried Flan yers ago in high school. I dn't rememberif I liked it or not. Thanks for the giveaway.


    kibbles0905@yahoo.com

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  102. I've never made or eaten flan. It looks delicious - a little like Creme Brulee.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  103. I'd like to try the recipe for La Lechera Fruit Parfait.

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  104. Honestly I've never even heard of flan but it looks like something I would really like
    hendymartin1 at yahoo dot com
    Heather H

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  105. I would like to try the Cinnamon Plantains with Pecans and La Lechera recipe
    hendymartin1 at yahoo dot com
    Heather H

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  106. No, I've never even heard of it.
    lazybones344 at gmail dot com

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  107. I've never made it but I hrar it's good - Maggie Neilson

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  108. I've eaten flan and also have made it!

    Rafflecopter: WANDA McHENRY
    wbailey113@hotmail.com

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  109. I think I'd like the Cinnamon Plantains with Pecans and La Lechera

    Rafflecopter: WANDA McHENRY
    wbailey113@hotmail.com

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  110. I've never had flan! And what wonderful directions you have for making it. I would love to try some myself!

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  111. I have never made flan or tasted it before but I would sure love the opportunity to try this.
    richied.becky@yahoo.com

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  112. I'd like to try the Key Lime

    richied.becky@yahoo.com

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  113. I love flan, but I have never made it!
    kcoud33 at gmail dot com

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  114. The La Lechera Citrus Dessert looks wonderful!
    kcoud33 at gmail dot com

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  115. http://twitter.com/#!/txcotton/status/143891332891557888

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  116. Sadly I have not tried flan.
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  117. http://twitter.com/#!/txcotton/status/144194016953643009

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  118. I tweeted!

    https://twitter.com/#!/IsolatedExisten/status/144204919086387201

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  119. Yes, I have eaten flan. My husband is usually the one who makes it at our house though b/c when I have tried it has been too runny.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  120. The recipie for the mango geletin looks really good but so does the three milk cake.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  121. I have eaten flan, but I would love to make it!

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  122. love to try vanilla or pumpkin flan

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  123. Love flan but have never made my own!

    mommy2one126@yahoo.com

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  124. Would love to try the tangy lime pie!

    mommy2one126@yahoo.com

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  125. I have never tasted a flan but i would like to try one :D

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  126. I would like to try the La Lechera Citrus Dessert

    Read more: http://www.theartofrandomwillynillyness.com/2011/11/nestle-la-lechera-review-and-giveaway.html#ixzz1g58uV4lO

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  127. My mom has made flan before.. it was incredible! I really want some now (cnfc800@gmail.com)

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  128. I would try the La Lechera Lime Pie (cnfc800@gmail.com)

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  129. I have never eaten flan, but I'd love to try it!

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  130. never made or eaten flan.

    aussiegirl03 at gmail dot com

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  131. I have had flan I LOVE IT! my dad makes it on special occasions :)
    ashleygatewood1(AT)gmail.com

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  132. would love to try the La Lechera Tangy Lime Pie
    recipe on their site!
    ashleygatewood1(AT)gmail.com

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  133. I have never made it or eaten it.

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  134. I have eaten it but never made it myself.

    cgclynsg0 at gmail dot com

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  135. The La Lechera Tangy Lime Pie sounds good.

    cgclynsg0 at gmail dot com

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  136. I have never made it but I have ate flan before.

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  137. I like the La Lechera Tangy Lime Pie.

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  138. I have eaten flan and I think I have made it before too
    KellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  139. I have made and eaten Flan it one of my favorite desserts.
    heartnsoulcooking at gmail dot com

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  140. A must try is the La Lechera Tangy Lime Pie
    heartnsoulcooking at gmail dot com

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  141. I have eaten flan and it was really yummy!
    romapup at gmail dot com

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  142. I like the recipe Pan Dulce Pudding with La Lechera Rum Sauce. Looks yummy.
    romapup at gmail dot com

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  143. I love Flan and I have eaten it many times.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  144. I like the recipe for La Lechera Apple Raisin Cake.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  145. No, I have never eaten or made a flan, but excited to do so. :)

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  146. ive never eat it or made it but it sounds like something i would like to try
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

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  148. I never made flan but I ate it & it's delicious.

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  149. I like to try the Pumpkin Flan.

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  150. I tweeted

    https://twitter.com/#!/IsolatedExisten/status/146993589510094849

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  151. I've never made flan, but I've eaten it and it is delicious!

    rsbryswrrl at gmail dot com

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  152. I've never made it or eaten it!
    ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  153. I've eaten flan before, and actually like it - but have never tried to make one

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

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  154. I tweeted!

    https://twitter.com/#!/IsolatedExisten/status/147424110572617729

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  155. Yes, I've had flan
    christinbanda at yahoo dot com

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  156. My brother makes a mean flan. I've eaten it many times.

    sylvieanddudes@yahoo.com

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  157. I have only eaten Flan once. I loved it but have never tried making it myself.

    chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

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  158. I like the recipe for Three Milk Cake.

    chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

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  159. I have tried flan but never made it myself.

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  160. I have never made Flan but I have had it and loved it.

    tderosa142 at gmail dot com

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  161. The La Lechera Tangy Lime Pie recipe sounds delicious.

    tderosa142 at gmail dot com

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  162. I've never made flan, but I've eaten it and it's delish! Something totally different than other desserts!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  163. I think the Mango Gelatin looks pretty interesting too!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  164. i have never made it, but i have eaten it.
    brittneydejajason at gmail dot com

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  165. I have eaten Flan and love it but never made it at home. I would love to learn how.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  166. I would like to try the La Lachera Pumpkin Pie recipe.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  167. i looovoooove flan but never made it!
    lyndsey dot hauck at gmail dot com

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  168. i would love to make the pumpkin pie
    lyndsey dot hauck at gmail dot com

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  169. I have ate it but never made it
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  170. I like the La Lechera tangy lime pie
    wolf102.cynthia@aol.com

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  171. I have neve rmade flan or eaten it but I would like to try it
    wolf102.cynthia@aol.com

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  172. I have never made it or ate it.
    erma2167@sbcglobal.net

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  173. I love all of them but if I have to pick one I'm going with the clasico ala lachera.
    Parisrobyn18@gmail.com

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  174. I have eaten it at a local Mexican restaurant but never made it myself!
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  175. OMG the Cinnamon Plantains with Pecans and La Lechera recipe sounds WONDERFUL!!!!!
    http://www.meals.com/Recipes/Cinnamon-Plantains-with-Pecans-and-La-Lechera.aspx?recipeid=142758
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  176. Yep! Lived in Mexico and married a Mexican, so I've had flan tons of times!

    wolverina401 at gmail dot com

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  177. Not yet, but I'm ready to try...

    ltlbit1 at hotmail dot com

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  178. I've eaten flan many times and love it. I've never made it so this prize might be the inspiration for me to try it.

    mybeachylife at gmail dot com

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  179. The Pan Dulce Pudding with La Lechera Rum Sauce sounds yummy.

    mybeachylife at gmail dot com

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  180. I've tried flan before, and on the website I would love to try the sweet tamale recipe!

    rrivaspl at gmu dot edu

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  181. I've eaten flan (and liked it), but never made it. This recipe looks great and sounds pretty easy too. mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net

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  182. I like the recipe for La Lechera Tangy Lime Pie. mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net

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  183. I've never had flan but it looks good.
    jenswps at yahoo . com

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  184. Flan is my all time favorite but I have never had the courage to try to make it.

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